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. Comparing causal logics - A configurational analysis of proximities u…

    Rutten, R. (2020). Comparing causal logics: A configurational analysis of proximities using simulated data. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 64(3), 134-148.
  2. Innovation and SMEs in Interreg policy - too early to move beyond bik…

    van den Broek, J., Rutten, R., & Benneworth, P. (2020). Innovation and SMEs in Interreg policy: too early to move beyond bike lanes? Policy Studies, 41(1), 1-22.
  3. Het verhaal van een ramp - Tenerife 27 maart 1997

    Rutten, R. (2018). Het verhaal van een ramp: Tenerife 27 maart 1997. Wolf Publishers.
  4. Border blocking effects in collaborative firm innovation

    van den Broek, J., Benneworth, P., & Rutten, R. (2018). Border blocking effects in collaborative firm innovation. European Planning Studies, 26(7), 1330-1346.
  5. Beyond proximities - The socio-spatial dynamics of knowledge creation

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

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