All sessions will take place in G3-21 located in the G-building of the Woudestein campus
Lunches will take place in “De Etage” in the L-Building.
08:30-09:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00-09:10 Welcome by the Organizing Committee
09:10-09:40 Maureen Lankhuizen
Thomas de Graaff
Henri de Groot
Product heterogeneity in distance decay: the effect of
multiple dimensions of distance across different
Frank van Oort
Revealed competition in Europe
10:10-10:40 Charles van Marrewijk
Lumpy countries, urbanization, and trade
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
The interplay between physical and non-physical
networks within knowledge creation: chicken or egg?
11:30-12:00 Otto Raspe
The relevance of the regional knowledge base for the
location choice of foreign firms in Europe
12:00-12:30 René Belderbos
Academic research strengths and multinational firms'
foreign R&D location decisions: evidence from foreign
R&D projects in European regions
12:30-13:30 Lunch in "De Etage"
Geoadditive models for regional count data: an
application to industrial location
FDI and third country effects
15:40-16:10 Eckhardt Bode
Does domestic offshoring precede international
Locational determinants of expatriation in
multinational banking across Central and Eastern
16:10-16:40 David Bassens
No more credit to Europe? Mapping Europe’s
changing financial integration through intra-European
bank lending, 2003-2010
16:40-17:10 Céline Rozenblat
European cities in the regionalized world of
multinational firms networks
Multinationals in territories: what comes after the
Economic geography of meso-global spaces: a
fundamentals of the regional-global phenomenon
FDI and regional development: implications for
labour productivity growth in European regions
Who gains from whom? A global view
MNF affiliates - knowledge spillover agents?
Home contexts and the strategies of emerging
Challenges to established theories?
Lunch in "De Etage"
Regional FDI spillovers and local suppliers:
Financial effects of operations of large business
Inertia and change in the evolution of multinational
Relocations: between coordination and control
Strategic RDA Policy framework for MNC subsidiary
Note that each participant is given a time slot of 30 minutes (keynotes: 50 minutes) for
both presentation and discussion. Our aim is to encourage debate, so please limit the
length of your presentation to +/- 20 minutes to allow time for discussion.
By plane/public transport
International participants arriving by air should ideally take a flight to Amsterdam
Airport Schiphol, or, even better, Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. Arriving at Schiphol
Airport there is a train connection to Rotterdam Central Station. The fastest train
connection is the Fyra (26 minutes). Alternatively, you can take the regular train service
to Rotterdam Central (45-50 minutes). The Schiphol railway station is located directly
underneath the Central Arrival Hall. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office
located in the Arrival Hall close to the escalators to the train station. Please note that for
the Fyra a supplementary ticket is required. For more information about flights to
Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol and other information on this airport, please
visit the Schiphol website. From Rotterdam-The Hague Airport an airport shuttle brings
you in about 20 minutes to Rotterdam Central station. For more information about
flights to Rotterdam Airport and other information on this airport, please visit the
Rotterdam airport website. For accurate train timetables, please visit the website of the
Dutch Railways NS. See www.ns.nl
From Rotterdam Central Station to the Woudestein Campus of the Erasmus University
With tram 21 in the direction of De Esch. Get off at stop Woudestein.
With tram 7 in direction Woudestein. Get off at stop Erasmus Universiteit.
With metro D in direction of De Akkers. Change at station Beurs on metro A, B, or C
When exiting the station, facing the main road, the Erasmus University is directly
across the road.
With metro A or B in the direction of Schiedam Centrum. Get off at stop Kralingse
directly across the road.
Coming from the south (A16): First follow direction “Ring Rotterdam, Den Haag”. Near
Ridderkerk, take directions “Feijenoord / Centrum / Kralingen / Capelle”. When
crossing the Van Brienenoordbrug, take exit “Rotterdam Centrum / Capelle” and you
will immediately arrive on a roundabout. On the roundabout take “Rotterdam
Centrum”. Pass the petrol station on your right side and take the first turn to the right
after the petrol station. You have arrived at Burgemeester Oudlaan. Entrance of the
Erasmus University main gate is 100 meters further on your right.
Coming from Utrecht and Den Haag: Follow directions “Ring Rotterdam / Dordrecht”, and
then “Kralingen / Feijenoord / IJsselmonde” and take exit “Capelle / Centrum”. At the
traffic lights follow “Rotterdam Centrum”. Pass the petrol station on your right side
and take the first turn to the right after the petrol station. You have arrived at
Burgemeester Oudlaan. Entrance of the Erasmus main gate is 100 meters further on your
We recommend booking a hotel close to the city centre and central train station, such as
moment, there are some very good deals available via
. If you prefer
a hotel close to the Woudestein campus, we would recommend Novotel Brainpark
Rotterdam. I would not recommend one of the hotels located in the South of Rotterdam
or on the motorway, unless you have a car.
On Thursday we will have dinner and drinks in Gusto located at the Schiedamse Vest 40
14, and feel like going for a drink, please meet the organizers in front of the Manhattan
hotel, Wednesday evening at 20h30.
The City of Rotterdam
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and the largest port in the world.
Starting as a dam on the Rotte river, Rotterdam has grown into a major international
commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North
Sea and at the heart of a massive rail, road, air and inland waterway distribution system
Located in the Province of South Holland, Rotterdam is in the west of the Netherlands
and at the south of the Randstad. The population of the city proper was 603,425 in
March 2010. The population of the greater Rotterdam area, called "Rotterdam-Rijnmond"
or just "Rijnmond", is around 1.3 million people. Rotterdam is one of Europe's most
vibrant and multicultural cities. It is known for its university (Erasmus), its cutting-edge
architecture, its lively cultural life, its striking riverside setting, its maritime heritage and
the Rotterdam Blitz.
But the essence of Rotterdam is its huge, modern port. The largest port in Europe and
from 1962 to 2004, at which point it was surpassed by Shanghai. Rotterdam's commercial
and strategic importance is based on its location near the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas
(New Meuse), one of the channels in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse on the
North Sea. These rivers lead directly into the centre of Europe, including the industrial
For more information on Rotterdam, see http://www.rotterdam.nl/home_english