Dr Paulina Ramirez

Dr Paulina Ramirez

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Lecturer in International Business and Innovation

Contact details

Telephone
+ 44 (0) 121 414 4948
Fax
+ 44 (0) 121 414 2982
Email
p.ramirez@bham.ac.uk
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Address
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Paulina joined Birmingham University in August 2005. Before coming to Birmingham University she worked as Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) at the National University of Ireland - Galway and Research Associate at UMIST and the University of Sheffield.

Qualifications

BSc Economics (University College London)
PhD (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology)

Teaching

Paulina is module leader and teaches in a number of postgraduate and undergraduate modules on innovation, strategic management and international business.

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising PhDs that examine any of the following areas:

  • The dynamics of national and regional business and innovation systems
  • The emergence of and knowledge transfer within multinational corporations (MNCs) and global innovation networks (GINs)
  • The impact of GINs of national and regional innovation and business systems
  • Global knowledge flows

I prefer to supervise qualitative research methods.

Research

Paulina’s research interests are in the areas of comparative national and regional innovation and business systems and the global political economy. This includes studying the relationship between the rise of global research and innovation networks and value chains, international knowledge flows, and innovation and business systems. How national and local institutional systems shape the creation and diffusion of new technologies is another area of interest. More recently Paulina’s research has focused on participative and bottom-up innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Publications

Journal Articles

Edwards, P. and Ramirez, P., 2016, ‘When Should Workers Embrace or Resist New Technology?’, Forthcoming in  New Technology, Work and Employment

Ramirez. P, Love, J.H., and Vahter. P.,2016, Industry–academic links: A new phase in Ireland’s FDI-led industrialisation strategy, European Urban and Regional Studies. Online first 29, July, 2013, 0969776413493632, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0969776413493632  (Journal ranked 3 in ABS 2010)

Rainbird, R and Ramirez, P., 2012, Bringing Social Institutions into global Value chain analysis: The case of salmon farming in Chile, Work Employment and Society,

Ramirez and Rainbird, 2010, Making the connections: Bringing skills formation into global value chain analysis, Work, Employment and Society, 14 (4), pp 699-710

Tylecote, A and Ramirez, P,  2008,  Finance, Corporate Governance and the New Techno-Economic Paradigm, Louvain Economic Review, Vol 74 (4), pp 583-613.

Paulina Ramirez, 2006, The Globalisation of Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Case of Uneven Development, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol 18, No 2, pp 143-167.

Tylecote. A., and Ramirez, P., 2006, Corporate Governance and Innovation: The UK compared with the US and 'insider' economies, Research Policy, 35, No 1, pp 160-180.

Ramirez. P., and Tylecote. A, 2004, Hybrid Corporate Governance and Its Effects on Innovation: A Case Study of AstraZeneca,Technological Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol. 16 No 1, 115-137, March

Chapters in Edited Books

Ramirez, P. 2020. ‘Sustainable manufacturing:  Creating a regional forest-based bio-economy’, in Bailey, D. and De Propris, L. (Eds). 2020, Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformation, Routledge

Tylecote, A., and Ramirez, P., 2015, ‘The need for an engaged, expert and inclusive Britishcapitalism’, in Hay, C., and Green, J. (Eds), The British Growth Crisis, Palgrave

Ramirez, P., 2014, ‘National systems of innovation and learning, upgrading and innovation in services GVCs: Lessons from India, Ireland and Eastern Europe', In Hernandez, R., Mulder, N., Fernandez-Stark, K., Sauve, P., Lopez Giral, D., and Muñoz Navia, P., (Eds) 'Latin America’s emergence in global services: A new driver of structural change in the region?,  United Nations (ECLAC) Santiago, Chile, ISBN-978-92-1-121844-2

Ramirez, P., Scott, M., and Golden, W., (2005), Innovation and the Information Society: Policy Coherence and Governance in Ireland, in OECD, Governance of Innovation Vol 3: Case Studies in Cross-Sectoral Policy, OECD Paris forthcoming

Walsh, V., Ramirez, P. and Tampubolon, G., (2000), Lamondalialisation de l’innovation dans l’industrie pharmaceutique, in M.Delapierre, P. Moati and E.M. Mouhoud (Eds) Technologie et Connaissancedans la Mondialisation, Economica, Paris

Richards, A., Walsh, V., Ramirez, P. and Watts, W., (1997),Technological Inertia in the Pharmaceutical Industry, in P. Bye and D.Hayton (eds), Industrial History and Technological Development in Europe, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg

Policy Papers

Michele Bernini, Rebecca Riley, Ana Rincón Aznar, Michele Barbera, Andrey Bratus, Nicola Sambin, Simon Adderley, Rachel Mulhall, Max Nathan, Paulina Ramirez, 2015, Industrial Clusters in England, Report for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

Ramirez, P., 2013, The New Modes and Geography of Pharmaceutical R&D: The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity, European Union Policy Brief, April 2013

Ramirez, P., Scott, M., and Golden, W., 2004, Innovation and the Information Society: A Study of Policy Coherence and Governance in Ireland, Report for the OECD MONIT network

Ramirez, P., 2003, Report on Industry Sectors, report commissioned by the Western Development Commission, Ireland, September

Ramirez, P., 2003, Medical Technology and Devices Industry in the West of Ireland: An industry-based case study, report commissioned by the Western Development Commission, Ireland, September

Ramirez, P. and Tylecote.A, 2001‘Corporate Governance and Product Innovation: A Case Study of AstraZeneca’, paper presented to the European Commission (DGXII) for TSER project,

Ramirez, P, Tylecote, A, Maczulaitis, B. and Schmidt, R, 2001, ‘The Effects of Corporate Governance on product Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Evidence from the UK and Germany’, paper presented to the European Commission (DGXII) for TSER project.

Report and Consultancies:

 Ramirez, P., 2013, The New Modes and Geography of Pharmaceutical R&D: The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity, European Policy Brief, April 2013 

Ramirez, P., Scott, M., and Golden, W., 2004, Innovation and the Information Society: A Study of Policy Coherence and Governance in Ireland, Report for the OECD MONIT network 

Ramirez, P., 2003, Report on Industry Sectors, report commissioned bythe Western Development Commission, Ireland, September

 Ramirez, P., 2003, Medical Technology and Devices Industry in the West of Ireland: An industry-based case study, report commissioned bythe Western Development Commission, Ireland, September 

Ramirez, P. and Tylecote.A, 2001‘Corporate Governance and Product Innovation: A Case Study of AstraZeneca’, paper presented to the European Commission (DGXII) for TSER project 

Ramirez, P, Tylecote, A, Maczulaitis, B. and Schmidt, R, 2001, ‘The Effects of Corporate Governance on product Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Evidence from the UK and Germany’, paper presented to the European Commission (DGXII) for TSER project. 

Ramirez, P and Tylecote, A, 1999, ‘Technological Change in the Pharmaceutical Industry and its Implications for Corporate Governance: an Overview’, paper presented to the European Commission (DGXII) for TSER project.

View all publications in research portal

Expertise

Paulina has worked on a number of EU and UK government funded projects including:

2017-2020       European Commission, Horizon 2020- Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions project, ‘MAKERS: Smart Manufacturing for EU Growth and Prosperity’

2016                UK Government, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Industrial Clusters in England.

2009-2014       European Commission, FP7 Programme, The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity' (SERVICEGAP)

1999-2001       European Commission, Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER) programme of the European Commission (DGXII) under the Fourth Framework Programme, ‘Corporate Governance and Product Innovation’

 At present Paulina is working on a project ‘Social Systems for Future Manufacturing’ (SSFM) in collaboration with colleagues from Birmingham Business School and São Paulo State University (Brazil) looking at the introduction of new manufacturing technologies in different manufacturing and innovation systems.

Recent policy engagement include:

2019, Dosso, M., and Ramirez, P., ‘Towards a better understanding of firms’ R&D and innovation value chains: insights from qualitative and quantitative evidence’.  Presented at the JCR workshop on ‘Corporate GVC & GIN in the 4th industrial era: new models of production and work organisation’. Brussels, 2019, May 17th, 2019. 

2018, de Propris, L., Nathan, M., Ramirez, P., Sweden: A Smart Economy, Presentation Vinnova June 25th 

2018, Ramirez, P., 2018, “Global Innovation Networks: State of the art and issues at stake for GVCs”. Paper presented at internal EU JRC (Seville), June 21st 2018. 

2017, Dosso, M. and Ramirez, P., 2017, ‘Organisation and location of firm-level (international) research & innovation activities: a way forward’.  Presented at the EU JCR: IRIMA - Final Project Workshop  Brussels, 2017, December 4th 

2018, Ramirez, P., Learning and upgrading in the Tuscany Life-Science Region, Upgrading strategies and trajectories for clusters, districts and regions, 9th-10th May, 2018, Florence, Tuscany, Italy 

2017,  Seconded to Vinnova (Swedish National  Agency on Innovation) as part of MAKERS 

2017, Seconded to Fondazione per la Ricerca e l’Innovazione as part of MAKERS 

2017, Collaboration with EU Joint Research Centre (Seville). Collaboration funded by UoB and JCR collaborative fund.

 2015, Consultancy for BIS in collaboration with the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.