Bio

2001 - present: Department of Organization Studies

2018 - present: senior consultant at European Regional Affairs Consultants (ERAC)

1996-2001: PhD student, Department of Organization Studies

1994 - 2001: consultant at European Regional Affairs Consultants (ERAC)

Expertise

QCA (Qualitative Comparative Analysis)

Geography of innovation/ knowledge creation

Organization of innovation/ knowledge creation

Courses

Highlights

Rutten, R. (forthcoming). Applying and assessing large-N QCA: Causality and robustness from a  critical-realist perspective, Sociological Methods & Research.

Rutten, R. (2019). Critical realism and complex causality: On the assumptions you buy in to when you are making causal claims, Wolf Publishers: Oisterwijk.

Rutten, R. (2018). Openness values and regional innovation: A set-analysis, Journal of Economic Geography, published online, pp. 1-22.

Rutten, R. (2017). Beyond proximities: The socio-spatial dynamics of knowledge creation, Progress in Human Geography, 41(2): 159-177.

Rutten, R. (2014). Learning in socio-spatial context: An individual perspective, Prometheus: Critical studies in innovation, 32(1): 67-74.

Recent publications

  1. Evaluatie voucherregeling ondernemerschap Flevoland

    Berens, S., Eijskens, M., Rutten, R., & Schichel, M. (2023). Evaluatie voucherregeling ondernemerschap Flevoland. European Regional Affairs Consultants.
  2. A vocabulary for QCA

    Rutten, R. (Author), & Rubinson, C. (Author). (2023). A vocabulary for QCA. Web publication/site, .
  3. Uncertainty, possibility and causal power in QCA

    Rutten, R. (2023). Uncertainty, possibility and causal power in QCA. Sociological Methods and Research, 52(4), 1707-1736.
  4. Applying and assessing large-N QCA - Causality and robustness from a …

    Rutten, R. (2022). Applying and assessing large-N QCA: Causality and robustness from a Critical Realist perspective. Sociological Methods and Research, 51(3), 1211-1243.
  5. Regional innovation systems - What can we learn from 25 years of scie…

    Fernandes, C., Farinha, L., Ferreira, J., Asheim, B., & Rutten, R. (2021). Regional innovation systems: What can we learn from 25 years of scientific achievement? Regional Studies, 55(3), 377-389.

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