This is a selection of my publications.

You can  download the open access and/or pre-print versions of most of them.

Borrás, Susana and Edler, Jakob (2020): “The Roles of the State in the Governance of Socio-Technical Systems’ Transformation” in Research Policy vol 49 (5).

Borrás, Susana & Edquist, Charles (2019): “Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices” Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Borrás, Susana and Laatsit, Mart (2019): “Towards system oriented innovation policy evaluation. Evidence from EU28 member states” in Research Policy Vol 48 (1), pp. 312-321.

Borrás, Susana (2019): “Domestic Capacity to Deliver Innovative Solutions for Grand Social Challenges” in Stone, Diane & Moloney, Kim (eds): The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Borrás, Susana (2019): “Changes in European research and innovation governance: coordination effects and membership effects”. Chapter 20 in Simon, Dagmar; Kuhlmann, Stefan; Stamm, Julia; and Canzler, Weert (eds): Handbook on Science and Public Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar publishing. pages 401-418.

Borrás, Susana and Jordana, Jordana (2016): “When Regional Innovation Policies Meet Policy Rationales and Evidence: A Plea for Policy Analysis”, European Planning Studies. Vol 24, nr. 12, pp 2133–2153.

Borrás, Susana (2016): Organisations in Innovation Systems: Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Public Policy. Working Paper No. 90, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School.

Borrás, Susana and Højlund, Steven (2015): “Evaluation and Policy Learning. The Learners’ Perspective”, in European Journal of Political Research vol 54 (1) pp. 99–120

Borrás, S and Edquist, C. (2015): “Education, training and skills in innovation policyScience and Public Policy Vol. 42, Nr. 2, pp. 215-227

Borrás, S (2015): “Reforms of National Innovation Policies in Europe: Coordinating Sensemaking across Countries” in Borrás, S. and Seabrooke, L. (eds): Sources of National Institutional Competitiveness: Sensemaking in Institutional Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-967874-7

Borrás, S., and Edquist, C. (2015). Innovation Policy for Knowledge Production and R&D: The Investment Portfolio Approach. Crespi, R. and Quatraro, F (eds.) The Economics of Knowledge, Innovation and Systemic Technology Policy. London: Routledge. Chapter 14, pp. 361-382. ISBN (ebk): 978-0-203-79507-1

Borrás, Susana and Edler, J: (2014) Introduction: On Governance, Systems and Change in Borrás, S and Edler J (eds) The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems. Explaining Change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN: 978 1 78471 0187

Borrás, S. and Edler, J. (2014): “The Governance of Change in Socio-Technical and Innovation Systems: Three Pillars for a Conceptual Framework” in Borrás, S. and Edler, J. (eds): The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems: Explaining Change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 23-48. ISBN: 978 1 78471 0187

Borrás, S. and Edler, J. (2014): “The Who, What, How and Why of Governing Change. First Lessons and Ways Forward” in Borrás, S. and Edler, J. (eds): The Governance of Socio-Technical Systems: Explaining Change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp.187-200. ISBN: 978 1 78471 0187

Borrás, S. and Edquist, C. (2014): “Institutions and Regulations in Innovation Systems: Effects, Problems and Innovation Policy Design” CIRCLE working paper n. 2014/29

Borrás, S. and Edquist, C. (2013): “The choice of innovation policy instruments”. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol 80 (8): 1513–1522.

Borrás, Susana (2012):”Three Tensions in the Governance of Science and Technology” in Levi-Faur, David (ed): The Oxford Handbook of Governance Oxford University Press. Pp 429-440. ISBN: 978-0-19-956053-0

Borrás, Susana (2011): “Policy Learning and Organizational Capacities in Innovation Policies”, in Science and Public Policy. November 2011, vol. 38, nr. 9. Pp. 725-734. 

Borrás, S. and Radaelli, C. (2011): “The Politics of Governance Architectures: Creation, Change and Effects of the EU Lisbon Strategy” introduction for a special issue on the Lisbon Strategy, Journal of European Public Policy. Vol. 18, nr. 4, pp. 463-484. ISSN: 1350-1763 (A journal in the Danish official list of scientific journals).

Borrás, S. and Peters, G.B. (2011): “The Lisbon Strategy’s Empowerment of Core Executives: Centralising and Politicising EU National Coordination”. Journal of European Public Policy. Vol 18, nr. 4. Pp. 525-545. ISSN: 1350-1763

Borrás, Susana and Ejrnæs, Anders (2011): “The Legitimacy of New Modes of Governance in the EU: Studying National Stakeholders’ Support”. European Union Politics. Vol 12 nr. 1, pp. 107-126. Print ISSN: 1465-1165

Borrás, Susana and Lynggaard, Kennet (2011): “Europa Kommissionen som metaguvernør af EU’s beskæftigelsespolitik” i Damgaard, Bodil og Sørensen, Eva (red.): Styr på Beskæftigelsespolitikken. Metastyring af netværk, aktører og processer. København: Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag. Pp. 319-336. ISBN: 978-87-574-2428-7.

Borrás, Susana & Radaelli, Claudio (2010): Recalibrating the Open Method of Coordination:  Towards diverse and more effective usages. Stockholm: SIEPS, Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier. ISBN 978-91-86107-22-2. 89 pages.

Borrás, Susana (2010): Innovationspolitik og institutionel konkurrenceevne i Danmark. kapitel i bogen Kaspersen, Lars Bo; Lund, Joachim; Petersen, Ole Helby (red) Offentligt eller privat? Historiske og aktuelle udfordringer i politik og økonomi. København: DJØF. Pages 23-36.

Borrás, Susana and Kahin, Brian (2009): “Patent Reform in Europe and the United States” in Science and Public Policy vol. 36 nr. 8, pp. 631-640. ISSN: 0302-3427 (A journal in the Danish list).

Borrás, Susana (2009): “The Politics of the Lisbon Strategy: Explaining the Changing Role of the Commission” in West European Politics, vol. 32, nr. 1, pp. 97-118. ISSN: 1743-9655. (A journal in the Danish list).

Borrás, S (2009): “The Widening and Deepening of Innovation Policy: What Conditions Provide for Effective Governance?” CIRCLE working paper nr 2/2009 

Borrás, S; Chaminade, C. and Edquist, C. (2009): “The Challenges of Globalization: Strategic Choices for Innovation Policy” in Göran Marklund; Niklas Vonortas and C. Wessner (eds.): The Innovation Imperative. National Innovation Strategies in the Global Economy. Pages 7-23. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Borrás, S and Tsagdis, D. (2008): Cluster Policies in Europe: Firms, Institutions and Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers. ISBN: 9781845427580. 304 ps.

Borrás, S. (2008): “Policy Innovation in Innovation Policy: Policy System and Meta-Policy System Changes in Europe” in University of Tokyo Journal of Law and Politics. Vol. 5, Spring 2008, pp. 103-119. ISSN: 1349-0672.

Borrás, S. (2008): “Innovation Policy and Institutional Competitiveness in Europe and Denmark” in Nedergaard, Peter and Campbell, John L. (eds): Institutions and Politics. Copenhagen: DJOEF publishers. Pages 53-72.

Borrás, S. and Conzelmann, T. (Eds) (2007) Special issue: Democracy and Soft Modes of Governance in the EU: A Research Agenda in Journal of European Integration, Volume 29, no. 5, December 2007. ISSN: 0703-6337.

Borrás, S. and Conzelmann, T. (2007): “Democracy, Legitimacy and Soft Modes of Governance in the EU: The Empirical Turn” in Journal of European Integration, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 531-548. ISSN: 0703-6337.

Borrás, S., Koutalakis, C. and Wendler, F. (2007): “European agencies and input legitimacy: EFSA, EMeA and EPO in the post-delegation phase” in Journal of European Integration, vol. 29, nr. 5, pp. 583-600. ISSN: 0703-6337.

Borrás, S. (2007): “The European Commission as Network Broker” at European Integration On-line papers volume 11, no.1. Available at: Translation into Spanish: Borrás, Susana (2009): “La Comisión Europea como intermediario en las redes de políticas públicas” in Gestión y Análisis de Política Públicas nr. 1, Enero-Junio 2009, pp. 19-42. ISSN 1405-1097

Borrás, S. (2006): “The Governance of the European Patent System: Effective and Legitimate?” in Economy and Society, Volume 35, no. 4, pp. 594-610. ISSN: 0308-5147.

Borrás, S. (2006): “Legitimate Governance of Risk at EU level? The Case of GMOs” in Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Volume 73, Issue 1, pages 61-75. ISSN: 0040-1625.

Borrás, S. and Olsen, H.P. (2006): “Combining Qualitative Methods with Quantitative Social Network Analysis: Promise, Problems, Pay-offs and Potentials” in Bogason, Peter and Mette Zølner (eds.): Analysing Democratic Network Governance: Methodological Issues. Palgrave-Macmillan.

Borrás, S. (2006): “Governance Networks in the EU: The Case of GMO Policy” in Marcussen, Martin and Jacob Torfing (eds.): Democratic Network Governance in Europe. Palgrave-Macmillan.

2Lundvall, B.Å. and Borrás, S. (2005): “Innovation and Policy” chapter in Fagerberg, J.,Mowery, D.C. and Nelson, R.R. (eds): Innovation Handbook. (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Pages 599-631. ISBN: 0-19-926455-4.

Borrás, S. (Editor) (2004): Special issue on a European System of Innovation; in Science and Public Policy, volume 31, issue no. 6 ISSN: 0302-3427.

Borrás, S. and Greve, B. (Editors) (2004): Special issue on the Open Method of Coordination in Journal of European Public Policy volume 11, issue no. 2. ISSN: 1350-1763.

Borrás, S. (2004): “Systems of innovation theory and the European Union” in Science and Public Policy vol. 31, No. 6, Pp. 425 – 433. ISSN: 0302-3427

Borrás, S. and Jacobsson, K. (2004): “The Open Method of Coordination and the New Governance Patterns in the EU” in Journal of European Public Policy vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 185-208. ISSN: 1350-1763

Borrás, S. and Greve B. (2004): “Concluding remarks: New Method or Just Cheap Talk?” in Journal of European Public Policy vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 329-336. ISSN: 1350-1763.

Bacaria, J; Borrás, S. and Fernàndez-Ribas, A. (2004): “The changing institutional structure and performance of the Catalan Innovation System” in Cooke, Philip and Heindenreich, Martin, eds Regional Innovation Systems: Designing for the Future. London: UCL (2nd Edition). pp: 63-90. ISBN: 0-415-30368-0

Biegelbauer, P. and Borrás S. (Editors) (2003): Innovation Policies in Europe and the US: The New Agenda Aldershot: Ashgate, 325 pages. ISBN: 0 7546 09421. Edited book.

Borrás, S. and Kluth, M. (2003): “Integration in times of instability: Exchange rate and monetary co-operation in Mercosur and the EU” in Laursen, Finn, ed ComparativeRegional Integration: Theoretical Perspectives Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. Pages 207-228. ISBN: 0 7546 3261 X

Biegelbauer, P. and Borrás, S. (2003): Introduction: Ideas and the Transition from Technology to Innovation Policy, in Biegelbauer, P and Borrás, S (eds): Innovation Policies in Europe and the US. The New Agenda Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. Pages 1-15. ISBN: 0 75460942 1.

Biegelbauer, P. and Borrás, S. (2003): Conclusion: Policy Changes, Actors,Institutions and Learning, in Biegelbauer, P and Borrás, S (eds): Innovation Policies in Europe and the US. The New Agenda Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. Pages 285-311. ISBN: 0 75460942 1.

Borrás, S. (2003): The Innovation policy of the EU. From Government to Governance Cheltenham: Edward Elgar publishers. ISBN: 1 84064 993 3. 256 pages. You can download the Introduction chapter of this book in the publishers webpage. 

Bacaria, J; Borrás, S. and Fernandez Ribas, A. (2002): “Public Action and Innovation support Institutions in New Technological Agglomerations: The Case of the Vallès Occidental County” in European Urban and Regional Studies Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp.283-296. ISSN: 0969-7764.

Borrás, S. (2002): “Recent trends of EU innovation policy: A new context for strategic reflexivity” in Sundbo, J and Fuglsang, L., eds: Innovation as strategic reflexivity London: Routledge. Pages 223-232 ISBN: 0-415-27380-3

Borrás, S. (2002): “Cluster-Related Policies” in McDonald, Frank and Belussi, Fiorenza (2002): Industrial Districts: A State of the Art Review WEID-project report (151 pages).

Borrás, S. and Ougaard, M. (2001): “Patentløsninger. Intellektuel ejendomsret, EU og WTO” in GRUS, årgang 22, no. 64, pp 25-42. ISSN: 0107-0495. (In Danish).

Borrás, S. and Johansen, H. (2001): “Cohesion Policy in the Political Economy of the EU” in Cooperation and Conflict. Nordic Journal of International Studies Vol. 36, no.1, pp 39-60. ISSN: 0010-8367.

Bacaria, J; Borrás, S. and Fernandez Ribas, A. (2001): “El sistema de innovación regional en Catalunya” pp 221-251; in Olazarán, Mikel and Gómez Uranga, Mikel (eds): Sistemas regionales de innovación. San Sebastián: Servicio editorial de la Universidad del Pais Vasco. Pages 221-250 ISBN: 84-8373-384-6

Sanz, L. and Borrás, S. (2001): “Explaining Changes and Continuity in EU Technology Policy: The Politics of Ideas”, in Simon Dresner and Nigel Gilbert (eds.): The Dynamics of European Science and Technology Policies, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. Pages 28-54, ISBN: 0 7546 1357 7

Borrás, S. (2000): “La política de la innovación tecnológica de la Unión Europea: Evolución, instrumentos y nuevas estrategias de acción comunitaria” (pp. 263-282) in Morata, F. (ed.), Las Politicas de la Unión Europea, Barcelona, Ariel. Pages 263-282 ISBN: 84-344-1812-6

Borrás, S. (2000): The Globalising Learning Economy: Implications for Innovation Policy in Europe in Conceição, P; Gibson, D; Heitor, M.; Veloso, F eds: Knowledge for Inclusive Development Quorum books, Greenwood Publishing. Pages 143-156. ISBN: 1-56720-444-9 .

Borrás, S. (1999): “La política de innovación tecnológica en la economía del aprendizaje” in Ekonomiaz, no.45, pp 142-159. ISSN: 0213-3865. (In Spanish).

Borrás, S. (1999): “Technology in the European Construction: The Political Economy of Competitiveness and Innovation” (book review article) in Journal of European Public Policy vol. 6, no. 5 pp. 855-860. ISSN: 1350-1763.

Borrás, S. (1999): “The Europeanisation of politics in the Southern members of the EU” in Bislev, S and Apendini, K eds: Deficient Institutionality: NAFTA and EU Integration London: MacMillan. Pages 142-160 ISBN: 0-312-21864-8

Lundvall, B-Å. and Borrás, S. (1998): The Globalising Learning Economy: Implications for Innovation Policy Brussels: Commission of the EU. 170 pages.

Borrás, S; Font, N. and Gòmez, N. (1998): “The Europeanisation of National Policies in Comparison: Spain as a case study” in Southern European Society & Politics vol. 3, no.2, pp.23-44. ISSN: 1360-8746

Borrás, S. (1998): “EU Multi-level Governance Patterns and the Cohesion Fund” European Planning Studies Vol. 6, No.2, pp 213-227. ISSN: 0965-4313.

Lundvall, B-Å. and Borrás, S. (1998): “Le politiche per l’innovazione nell’economia dell’apprendimento” in Guerrieri, P and Pianta, M eds: Tecnologia, crescita e occupazione Napoli: Cuen. Pages 177-202, ISBN: 88 7146 418-4

Bacaria, J. and Borrás, S. (1997): “The Catalan Innovation System. Governing Fast Changes” in Bracyk, J-H et al, eds Regional Innovation Systems: Designing for the Future. London: UCL. Pages 72-98 ISBN: 1-85728-689-8

Borrás, S. (1995): Governing Systems of Innovation: Regions and Technology in Europe (Ph.D. dissertation, European University Institute, Florence) 385 pages.

Borrás, S. (1995): “Interregional Cooperation in Europe during the Eighties and Early Ninenties” in Sørensen, N.A ed: European Identities. Cultural Diversity and Integration in Europe since 1700 Odense: Odense University Press. Pages 127-146, ISBN: 87-7492-976-3

Borrás, S; Christiansen, T.  and Rodriguez-Pose, A. (1994): “Towards a ‘Europe of the Regions’? Visions and Reality from a Critical Perspective” in Regional Policy and Politics, vol. 4 No.2 pp. 1-27. ISSN: 0959-2318.

  • Translated into Italian: (1995): “Verso una ‘Europa delle regioni’ Sogni e realtà in una analisi critica” in: Queste Istituzioni, vol. 23, no.103, pages 71-97.

Borrás, S. (1993): “The Four Motors for Europe’ and its Promotion of R&D Linkages: Beyond Geographical Contiguity in Interregional Agreements?” in Regional Policy and Politics, vol. 3, No. 3, pp 163-176. ISSN: 0959-2318.


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