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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Maria Abreu

Dr Maria  Abreu

University Lecturer in Land Economy

Office Phone: (01223)337112

Key Publications

Journal articles

Abreu, M., and Grinevich, V. (2017). Gender patterns in academic entrepreneurship. Journal of Technology Transfer 42(4), 763–794.

Abreu, M., Demirel, P., Grinevich, V., Karataş-Özkan, M. (2016). Entrepreneurial practices in research-intensive and teaching-led universities. Small Business Economics 47, 695–717.

Abreu, M., Faggian, A. and McCann, P. (2015). Migration and inter-industry mobility of UK graduates. Journal of Economic Geography 15(2), 353-385.

Smit, M., Abreu, M. and de Groot, H. (2015). Micro-evidence on the determinants of innovation in The Netherlands: the relative importance of absorptive capacity and agglomeration externalities. Papers in Regional Science 94(2), 249-272.

Abreu, M. and Grinevich, V. (2014). Academic entrepreneurship in the creative arts. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32(3), 451-470.

Abreu, M. and Grinevich, V. (2013). The nature of academic entrepreneurship in the UK: widening the focus on entrepreneurial activities. Research Policy 42(2), 408-422.

Abreu, M., Faggian, A, Comunian, R, McCann, P (2012). “Life is short, art is long”: the persistent wage gap between Bohemian and non-Bohemian graduates. Annals of Regional Science 49(2), 305-321.

Policy reports

Abreu, M. (2012). Good practices in the selection and use of outcome indicators. European Commission, Brussels.

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona, M. (2011). The changing face of innovation policy: implications for the Northern Ireland economy. DETI, Belfast.

Abreu, M. (2008). Effectively dealing with slums. Background Paper for the World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography. World Bank, Washington DC.

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona, M. (2008). Taking services seriously: How policy can stimulate the ‘hidden innovation’ in the UK’s services economy. NESTA, London.

Abreu, M., Grinevich, V., Kitson, M. and Savona, M. (2008). Absorptive capacity and regional patterns of innovation. Background paper for the Innovation Nation White Paper. DIUS, London.

Abreu, M. (2006). Changing patterns of child malnutrition in Indonesia. Background Paper for Making the New Indonesia Work for the Poor. World Bank, Jakarta.

Book chapters

Abreu, M. (2013). Neoclassical growth models. In Fischer, M. and Nijkamp, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Science. Amsterdam: Springer.

Abreu, M. and Grinevich, V. (2013). Academic interactions with private, public and not-for-profit organisations: the known unknowns. In Ferreira, J. Raposo, M., Rutten, R. and Varga, A. (Eds.), Advances in Spatial Science: Cooperation, Clusters and Knowledge Transfer. Amsterdam: Springer, 181-206.

Abreu, M. and Grinevich, V. (2013). Academic entrepreneurship and the geography of university flows in the UK. In Crescenzi, R. and Percoco, M. (Eds.), Advances in Spatial Science: Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance. Amsterdam: Springer, 187-206.

Abreu, M. (2011). Absorptive capacity in a regional context, in P. Cooke, B. T. Asheim, R. Boschma, R. Martin, D. Schwartz, F. Tödtling (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 211-221.

Abreu, M. and Savona, M. (2009). New regional policies for less developed areas: The  case of India, in Nijkamp, P. and Capello, R. (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 479-494.

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