University of Ljublijana

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Ljubljana,

Research fields

  • Innovation and services, innovation policy
  • Transformation of services transition economies
  • Global value chains and services internationalisation
  • Innovation ecosystems in tourism
  • Knowledge co-creation between research and business sphere
  • Circular economy and the role of services

Consultancy experience

  • Member of High Level Economic Policy Expert Group of DG RTD Innovation for Growth (i4g) (2011- 2014) and Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High Level Group (HLG) at DG RTD (2014 – 2016)
  • Member of European Services Innovation Think Tank, INNO-Nets- EPISIS- European Policies and Instruments to Support Innovation in Service (2009-2012)
  • European Commission, UNCTAD, UN/Economic Commission for Europe, OECD


  • EC/JRC-ICEG (2003 - 2004) Factors and Impacts in the Information Society- A Prospective Analysis in the Candidate Countries
  • EU, DG Enterprise, INNO-99-02 (2000 - 2001) Innovation Policy in the Six Applicant Countries
  • FP7- SIMPATIC (2012 - 2015) Social Impact Policy Analysis of Technological Innovation Challenges
  • FP7-SERVPPIN (2008 - 2011) The Contribution of Public and Private Services to European Growth and Welfare, and the Role of Public –Private Innovation Networks
  • PHARE/ACE (2001 - 2002) EU-integration driven investment networking: Outward foreign direct investment of candidate countries

Publications and references

    • Stare, M., Križaj, D. (2018). Crossing the frontiers between touch points, innovation and experience design in tourism. In Ada Scupola and Lars Fuglsang (eds), Integrated Crossroads of Service, Innovation and Experience Research-Emerging and Established Trends, Routledge. (forthcoming).
    • Stare, M. (2016). Multidimensional role of services in global value chains: implications for theory and practice. European review of service economics and management, ISSN 2497-0107, 2016, [Vol.] 2, no. 2, pp. 43-66.
    • Stare, M., Damijan, J. (2015). Do innovation spillovers impact employment and skill upgrading? Service Industries Journal, vol. 35, no.13, pp. 728- 745.
    • Di Meglio, G., Stare, M., Maroto Sanchez, A., Rubalcaba- Bermejo, L. (2015). Public services performance: an extended framework and empirical assessment across the enlarged EU. Environment and planning. C, Government and policy, Pion Ltd, London, Vol. 32(2), pp. 321-341.
    • Gallouj, F., Weber, M., Stare, M., Rubalcaba- Bermejo, L. (2015). The futures of the service economy in Europe: a foresight analysis. Technological forecasting and social change, [Online ed.], May 2015, vol. 94, pp. 80-96. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.06.009.
    • Stare, M., Bučar, M., Udovič, B. (2014). Soustvarjanje znanja med javnimi raziskovalnimi organizacijami in gospodarstvom za povečanje konkurenčnosti (Co-creation of knowledge between public research organisations and the business sector). IB revija, Vol. 48, no. 3/4, pp. 53-59.
    • Damijan, J., Kostevc, Č., Stare, M. (2014). Technological and non-technological innovation in services : effects on employment and skills. In: 24th Annual RESER Conference, September 11-13, 2014, Helsinki, Finland. Book of abstracts, p. 131.
    • Mohnen, P., Stare, M. (2013). The notion of inclusive innovation. In: Wobbe, W. (ed.). Inclusive innovation and service innovation. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, pp. 11-18.
    • Stare, M., Gallouj, F. (2013). Seizing the opportunities of service innovation. In: Wobbe, W. (ed.), Inclusive innovation and service innovation. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, pp.61-75.
    • Bučar, M., Stare, M., JAKLIČ, A. (2013). Weak institutional framework as incentive for service innovation networks: focus on knowledge-intensive business services. In: Gallouj, F., Rubalcaba-Bermejo, L., Windrum, P. (eds). Public-private innovation networks in services. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 326-348.
    • Stare, M., Silva e Meirelles, D., Santos, A. M. (2012), Tapping the innovation potential of knowledge intensive services in emerging economies. International Journal of Service technology Management, vol. 18, no. 3/4, pp. 204-223.
    • Di Meglio, G., Stare, M., Jaklič, A. (2012), Explanation for public and private service growth in the enlarged EU. Service Industries Journal, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 503-514.
    • Bučar, M., Rojec, M., Stare, M. (2012), Backward FDI linkages as a channel for transferring technology and building innovation capability : the case of Slovenia. Hveem, H., Knutsen, C. H. (eds.). Governance and knowledge : the politics of foreign investment, technology and ideas, (Routledge/GARNET series, Europe in the world, 18). London; New York: Routledge, pp. 218-237.
    • Stare, M. (2012), Slovenia. In Kuusisto, J. (ed.). Service innovation policy benchmarking : synthesis of results and 15 country reports : final report of Task Force 6. Helsinki: Tekes.
    • Daniels, P. W., Rubalcaba, L., Stare, M., Bryson, J. R.(2011), How many Europes? : varieties of capitalism, divergence and convergence and the transformation of the European services landscape. Tijdschr. econ. soc. geogr., vol. 102, no. 2, pp. 146-161.
    • Burger, A., Stare, M. (2010). Public and private services transformation in the CEEC, Service Industries Journal, 2010, vol. 30, no. 3/4, pp. 479-496.
    • Stare, M., Jaklic, A. and Burger, A. (2010). Catching up and determinants of services growth in new member states, (Electronic book series CIR analyses). Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences, 2010. ISBN 978-961-235-396-4.
    • Leo, P.Y., Philippe, J., Monnoyer, M.C., Camacho, J.A., Navarro, J.L. and Stare, M. (2010). -Services et hautes qualifications, un nouveau défi pour le développement des villes moyennes, together with Économies et sociétés, Série Économie et gestion des services, fév. 2010, no. 11, pp. 139-172.