Peter Maskell#

M.Sc., Ph.D., Dr.Merc.
Year of first appointment at CBS: 1977
Tenure status as of 1983: Associate Professor, 1994: Full Professor
Most cited scholar CBS 2008. ISI-Citations:1500+ (October 2009), H-index: 11

Languages spoken:
English 5
Danish 5
Swedish 3

Citizenship: Denmark (Former UK Citizen. Naturalized by act of Danish Parliament 1992)

Academic qualifications
  • 1971 Bachelor of Science, Geology, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • 1976 Master of Science, Economic Geography, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • 1983 Ph.D., Regional economics, CBS, Denmark
  • 1992 Doctor Mercaturae,(DrMerc) Business Economics, CBS, Denmark

Job experience
  • 1999-2002 Research Director, Section for Business Economics at Centre for Business and Economic research (,Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, Denmark
  • since 1994 Full Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • 1983-1993 Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • 1982 Researcher, Institute for Danish-German Border Research, Aabenraa (Denmark)
  • 1980-1982 Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • 1978-1980 National Secretary for the Association for Tutoring and Vocational Training (FUE)
  • 1971 Assistant, Town Planning Office, Nairobi, Kenya

  • since 2009 Member of Royal Science Society, Uppsala, Sweden (Estb.1710)
  • since 2008 Chairman, DRUID Society, Denmark
  • since 2005 Chairman of the Governing Board, EU Commission's Sixth framework program Network of Excellence on Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME)
  • 2004-2008 Research expert, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2003 Research expert, The Research Council of Norway
  • since 2002 Director of DRUID - The Cross-University Research center on Industrial Dynamics (
  • since 2001 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Member, National Planning Committee for Research on Management, Organizations and Competence (LOK), Ministry of Industry
  • 1998-2007 Member, Danish Business Research Academy Tietgen Prize Committee
  • since 1997 Member, The Danish Town Planning Institute's General Assembly
  • 1995-1997 Research expert (research assessment), European Commission DG XXII
  • 1994-1995 Chairman, Committee on Innovation Research and Educations, Danish Ministry of Education
  • 1993-1998 Member of Bornholm's Research Centre's Advisory Research Committee, Denmark
  • 1993-1996 Member of the Transport Research Council
  • 1992-1993 Member, European Science Foundation's (ESF's) Standing Committee for the Social Sciences
  • 1991-1992 Chairman, National Social Science Research Council (SSF), Denmark
  • 1991-1993 Member of the Danish Parliament's Research Committee
  • since 1991 Member of Statistics Denmark's Advisory Research Committee
  • 1991-1994 Member, European Science Foundation's (ESF's) research program on the Regional and Urban Restructuring in Europe (RURE)
  • 1990-1991 Chairman, Nordic Social Science Research Councils' joint research enhancing initiative for the Baltic Republics
  • 1990-1992 Member of the Board, Nordic Scientific Publication Committee
  • 1989-1993 Member, Nordic Council for Research in the Social Sciences (NOS-S)
  • 1989-1992 Member of the Board, Research Unit Storstrøm, Denmark
  • 1988-1996 Member of the Board, Danish Building Research Institute (SBI)
  • since 1986 Member of the Royal Danish Society for Science, National Committee for Geography
  • 1986-1994 Member of the Board, Municipal Research Institute (AKF)
  • 1982-1983 Chairman, Danish Social Science Research Council (SSF), Evaluation committee for the research program on "Town, Localities and Regions" (BYREF)

Current membership of editorial boards
  • Industry and Innovation, Denmark
  • European Urban and Regional Studies, UK
  • Geografiske Annaler, Sweden

Other contributions
  • since 2002 Chairman, Organizing Committee of DRUIDs Annual Summer Conference (pax 300+)
  • 2008 Member, SCANCOR 20th Anniversary Celebration Organizing Committee, Stanford
  • 2005 Member, Program Committee of the Annual Conference on Corporate Strategy (ACCS)
  • 2005 Member, Scientific Committee for The Finnish Ministry for Trade and Industry and the National Technology Agency (Tekes) Research Programme for Advanced Technology Policy (ProACT) Evaluation Conference
  • since 1998 Member, International Advisory Board for Centre for European Studies of Territorial Development, Durham University, UK
  • since 1999 Member, International Scientific Advisory Board for Centre for Research on Innovation and Industrial Dynamics, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • since 2005 Member, Research Advisory Committee for the Innovation Systems Research Network, University of Toronto, Canada


Board memberships
  • 2005-2007 Chairman of the Board, Copenhagen Malmö Port AB, Sweden
  • since 2007 Member of the Board, Copenhagen City & Port Development I/S, Denmark
  • 1999-2005, since 2008 Member of the Board, Copenhagen-Malm› Port AB, Sweden
  • since 2000 Member of the Board, DJF Publishing A/S, Denmark
  • 1992-2007 Member of the Board, Copenhagen Harbor A/S
  • 1987-2005 Member of the Board, Copenhagen Business School Press A/S
  • 1995-2001 Member of the Board, Copenhagen Business Council
  • since 2005 Member, Wonderful Copenhagen Council, Denmark
  • 1994-1998 Member, Distributions Council Denmark
  • 1996-2004 Member of The Advisory Board for Copenhagen Capacity
  • 1998-2003 Member, Construction Innovation Council, Denmark

Consultancy work
  • 1972 Consultant, Storström County Council, Denmark
  • 1979 Consultant, European Community's committee for educations in physical planning, Brussels
  • 1982 Consultant, Department of Industry
  • 1986-1988 Consultant, Greater Copenhagen Planning Authority
  • 1986 Consultant, Ministry of the Environment, Denmark
  • 1987-1995 Consultant, European Policy Research Centre, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
  • 1994-1997 Consultant, European Commission's 4th Framework program, Danish Ministry of Research
  • 2007-2009 Consultant, OECD Territorial Review Copenhagen
  • 1997, 2001 Consultant, Center of Technological Assessment, Baden-Württemberg
  • 2005-2007 Consultant, "Copenhagen Monitor",under Copenhagen Capacity and Copenhagen Regional Development Authority (HUR)
  • 2000 Consultant, Realdania Foundation
  • 1993-1995, 2003-2004 Consultant, Ministry of Industry, Cluster ("Ressourceområde") analysis
  • 2004, 2008 Consultant, Stiftelsen Riksbankens jubileumsfond, Swedens Riksbank
  • 1999 Consultant, OECD/National Ministry of Education
  • 1999 Consultant, HTS Business federation for Danish Service sector
  • 1999-2001 Consultant, Ministry for Urban Affairs and Housing
  • 2004 Consultant, Ministry of Industry, Service Sector Taskforce, Denmark

Professional Journals
  • 1983-1985 Editor, Byplan (National journal for urban planning)
  • 1985-1996 Member, editorial Panel, Mandag Morgen, Denmark

  • 1999-2001 Chairman, Joint Governmental Committee on Industry and Cities (White Paper/Offentlig betænkning nr. 1397), Denmark
  • 1980-1986 Member of the Board, Danish Universities' joint education in physical planning
  • 1986-1995 Member of the Board, Municipal Foundation
  • 1990-1993 Member, Governmental Committee on Economy and Culture, Denmark
  • 1993-1995 Member, Joint Governmental Committee on the Danish Welfare State ("Velfærdkommisionen")
  • 1981-1985 Member, Nordic Government's Joint Committee on the Effect of Regional Policy
  • 1997-2001 Member, National Public Research Committee for Cities and Buildings
  • 1993 Member of the Department of Industry's Program on the Øresund Region

Research expertise
  • Market Forms, Inter-firm Cooperation and Industrial Dynamics
  • Institutions and Economic Geography
  • Innovation, Creativity and Growth

Teaching experience
  • 1973-1974 GTA, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Natural Science
  • 1975-1976 GTA, Roskilde University
  • 1988-1994 Lecturer, BSc in Economics and Business Administration, Economics, Management
  • 1997 Lecturer, HD - Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
  • 2001 Program coordinator, lecturer MSc in Economics and Business Administration 1990-2000, Management, Leadership, Marketing. Elected MSc Teacher of the year, CBS
  • PhD, Economic Geography, Institutional Economics, Publishing 2000-present
  • Supervised eight PhDs to final degree and co-supervised 10+
  • Conceived, designed, launched and headed the two year master program in "Management of Creative Business Processes" (including Double Degree Agreement with Bocconi University, Milano, Italy) in dialog with the Ministry of Research and the Board of CBS 2006.. Now 150+ annual applicants.

Additional pedagogical experience:
  • 1985-1988 Formal University Teaching program
  • 2002 E-learning
  • Condensed courses offered at foreign universities

Visits at foreign universities (more than one month)
  • 1997 Pavia University, Italy
  • 2001, 2005 Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2004 University of Western Sydney
  • 2005, 2008 Stanford University, CA, USA
  • 2009 Perth University
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