CEES VAN BEERS is associate professor of innovation economics at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His research interests are General Purpose Technologies, microeconometric studies of innovation behaviour, sustainable innovations and international trade. He published papers on these issues in international refereed journals. nbsp; ALFRED KLEINKNECHT is Professor of Innovation Economics at Delft University of Technology the Netherlands. His research interests are innovative behaviour of firms and labour market issues on which he has published in international refereed journals. Previously he was Professor of Industrial Economics at Amsterdam. nbsp; ROLAND ORTT is associate professor of technology and R&D management at Delft University of Technology the Netherlands. His current research interest includes different paths of technology development and diffusion. He is the author of various articles in many journals. nbsp; ROBERT VERBURG is associate professor of Organizational Behaviour at Delft University of Technology the Netherlands. His current research addresses HRM, innovation and leadership within knowledge-intensive organizations. He is the author of numerous articles in academic journals, chapters and books.
Michael Khodarkovsky is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is author of Where Two Worlds Met: The Russian State and the Kalmyk Nomads, 1600-1771 and co-editor (with Robert Geraci) of Of Religion and Empire: Missions, Conversion, and Tolerance in the Russian Empire.