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Associate Professor
Björn
Jindra, Phd
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Hochschulring 4 28359 Bremen Germany
(+49) 0421 218 - 66633
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Björn Jindra currently holds a part time position as researcher at the Chair of Economics of Innovation and Structural Change (Prof. J. Guenther) at the University of Bremen (DE) and a position as an Associate Professor in International Business and Economics at the Copenhagen Business School (DK). His research focuses on determinants and effects of firms' internationalization and draws upon international business, innovation studies and economic geography. He has published papers in economics journals such as World Development, The European Journal of Development Research or Contributions to Political Economy as well as international business outlets such as Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review and Journal of World Business.

 
Current Positions

since 09/2016

Associate Professor for International Business and Economics, Department of International Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
 

since 09/2014

Researcher at the Chair for Economics of Innovation and Structural Change (Prof. J. Günther), Faculty for Business Studies & Economics, University Bremen

08/2013 - 08/2016
Visiting Associate Professor for International Business and Economics, Department of International Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

since 08/2012
Visiting Research Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, UK.
 
Prior Positions
04/2014 – 08/2014
Visiting Professor at the Chair of Business Administration (Prof. T. Steger), especially Leadership and Organization, University of Regensburg.

01/2013-08/2014
Head of IWH-Research Group “Internationalisation of production, R&D and innovation in Europe”

02/2005-08/2014
Researcher, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Department for Structural Change, Germany
Academic education.

10/2006 – 01/2011
DPhil in Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex, SPRU (UK), Thesis: “Internationalisation theory and technological accumulation – An investigation of multinational affiliates in East Germany” (Supervision: Prof. Nick von Tunzelmann, Dr David Dyker).

09/2003 – 09/2004
Master of Arts (MA) in Political Economies of Russia and Eastern Europe, University College London, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (UK), First Class, M.A. Thesis: “Researching Technology Transfer – An Appraisal of Theory and Empirical Evidence from Transition Countries” (Supervision: Prof. Slavo Radosevic).

09/2000 – 06/2003
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European Studies and Economics, University of Wolverhampton (UK), Honours First Class, B.A. Thesis: “The Optimal Speed of Transition Theory and Empirical Evidence from the Czech Republic” (Supervision: Dr. Martin Dangerfield).

Awards
2012
Best Doctoral Thesis Award in Comparative Economic Systems by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), awarded at the biannual EACES conference, University ofthe West of Scotland, UK.

2006
Runner-up Best Paper Prize, SPRU 40-th Anniversary conference at the University of Sussex, UK.
 
List of publications

Peer-reviewed journals (external double blind referee process)

  1. (2015) “The importance of localized related variety for international diversification of corporate technology” (Dettmann, E.; Dominguez Lacasa, I.; Günther, J.); Regional Studies, forthcoming
  2. (2015) "European integration and outward FDI from Central and East Europe – Any evidence of knowledge-seeking?" (with U. Cantner, Günther, J., Hassan, S.), Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming.
  3. (2015) “Distance and Foreign Subsidiaries’ Decision-Making Autonomy, (with van Do, D., de Jong, G.), International Business Review, forthcoming
  4. (2015) “What does location choice reveal about knowledge-seeking strategies of emerging market multinationals in the EU?” (with U. Cantner, S. Hassan), International Business Review, forthcoming.
  5. (2012) “Heterogeneous FDI in Transition Economies - A novel approach to assess the developmental impact of backward linkages” (with A. Giroud and P. Marek), World Development, Vol. 40 (11), 2012, pp. 2206-2222.
  6. (2012) “Challenging the Production Function Approach to Assess the Developmental Effects of FDI” (with N. Driffield), The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 24 (1), pp. 32-37.
  7. (2011) “An Introduction to the IWH FDI Micro Database” (Günther, Jutta; Gauselmann, Andrea; Marek, Philipp; Stephan, J.), Schmollers Jahrbuch – Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, Vol. 131 (3), pp. 529-546.
  8. (2010) „Interactive dynamic capabilities and regenerating the East German innovation system“ (with N. Von Tunzelmann, J. Günther, K. Wilde), Contributions to Political Economy, Vol. 29 (1), pp. 87-110.
  9. (2010) „Does Local Technology matter for Foreign Investors in Central and Eastern Europe? – Evidence from the IWH FDI Micro Database“ (with J. Günther and J. Stephan), Journal of East West Business, Vol. 15(3-4), Journal of East West Business, Vol. 15(3-4), pp. 210-247. (Google Scholar Citations: 6).
  10. (2010) „Corporate Governance in the Multinational Enterprise: A financial contracting perspective“ (with D. Dietrich), International Business Review, Vol. 19 (5), pp. 446-456.
  11. (2009) „Foreign Subsidiaries' Roles and Vertical Linkages: The Missing Link? A Study of MNEs in Central Eastern Europe“ (with A. Giroud and J. Scott-Kennel), Journal of World Business, Vol.  44(2), pp. 167-179.
  12. (2008) „Foreign Subsidiaries in the East German innovation system - Evidence from manufacturing industries“, (with J. Günther and J. Stephan), Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement, Vol. 59, pp. 137-165.
  13.  (2008) „Ownership Structure, Strategic Controls and Exporting of Foreign-Invested Firms in Transition Economies“ (with I. Filatotchev, and J. Stephan), Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 39(7), pp. 1133-1148.
  14. (2005) „Knowledge Transfer to MNE Subsidiaries - Integrating Knowledge-based and Organisational Perspectives“, (with J. Stephan), Special Edition, East-West Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 8(1-2), pp. 11 – 18.
  15. (2005) „Industry Level Technology Gaps and Complementary Knowledge Stocks as Determinants of Intra-MNC Knowledge Flows“ (with J. Stephan and I. Klugert), East-West Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 8(1-2), pp. 135-156.

Other publications (no external double blind referee process)

  1. (2014) Determinants of foreign technological activity in German regions - A count model analysis of transnational patents (with Dominguez Lacasa, I.; Dettmann, E. and Günther, J.), Foresight Russia, Vol.8 (1), pp. 34-51.
  2. (2013) Internationale FuE-Standorte (jointly with IWH DIW, WU and LMU), Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem, 11-2013, Berlin.
  3. (2013) Keine Angst vor China – Befunde zur Internationalisierung von Forschung und Entwicklung, (jointly with Dominguez Lacasa, I.; Ehrenfeld, W.; Günther, J.; Jindra, B.), Wirtschaft im Wandel 3/2013, pp. 45-48,
  4. (2013) Multinationale Investoren in Ostdeutschland erwarten keine Eintrübung der Geschäftsaussichten im Jahr 2013 (jointly with Engelhardt, J.; Gauselmann, A.; Günther, J.; Marek, P., Wirtschaft im Wandel 1/2013, p. 3.
  5. (2013) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2013 (jointly with Gauselmann, Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  6. (2012) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2012 in East Germany (jointly with Gauselmann, A.; Engelhardt, J.; Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  7. (2011) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2011 in East Germany and selected Transition Economies (jointly with Gauselmann, A.; Engelhardt, J.; Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  8. (2011) Auswärtige Investoren in Ostdeutschland blicken zuversichtlich in das Jahr 2011 (jointly with A. Gauselmann, J. Günther, P. Marek), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 1/2011, p. 3.                       
  9. (2010) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2010 in East Germany (jointly with Gauselmann, A.; Hardt, G.; Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  10. (2010) Multinationale Investoren in den Neuen Ländern: Wandel in der Motivlage und differenzierte Wahrnehmung der Standortqualität (jointly with A. Gauselmann), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 6/2010, pp. 281-288.   
  11. (2009) EU-Kommission, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und IWH diskutieren Innovationspolitik in Transformationsregion (jointly with K. Wilde), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 7/2009, pp. 289-292.
  12. (2009) Ausländische Investoren und einheimische Zulieferer in Transformationsökonomien: Was befördert positive externe Effekte? (jointly with J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr.9/2009, pp. 366-371.
  13. (2009) Gemeinsam statt einsam: Forschungskooperationen auswärtiger Investoren in Ostdeutschland (jointly with J. Günther und J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 5/2009, p. 199.
  14. (2009) Globalisierung von Forschung und Entwicklung – der Technologiestandort Deutschland (jointly with J. Günther und J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 2/2009, pp. 91-96.
  15. (2009) Überraschend stabile Geschäftsaussichten auswärtiger Investoren (jointly with J. Günther und J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 2/2009, p. 71.
  16. (2009) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2009 in East Germany and selected Transition Economies (jointly with Gauselmann, A.; Hardt, G.; Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  17. (2008) Foreign firms invest to unlock new markets and local technology, Invest in Germany Magazine, No. 02/2008, p. 17.   
  18. (2008) Ostdeutsches Innovationssystem attraktiv für ausländische Investoren (jointly with J. Günther und J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 01/2008, pp. 35-44.           
  19. (2008) Gute Gründe für ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Ostdeutschlandovation (jointly with J. Günther und J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 01/2008, p. 3.            
  20. (2008) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2008 in East Germany (jointly with Gauselmann, A.; Hardt, G.; Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  21. (2007) IWH FDI Micro Database – Methodological Note – Survey 2007 in East Germany and selected Transition Economies (jointly with Gauselmann, A.; Hardt, G.; Marek, P.), IWH-Internet Publication, Halle (Saale): Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  22. (2007) Innovationen als Treiber der Wissensgesellschaft – Begriffserläuterungen und aktuelle Erklärungsansätze (jointly with J. Günther und P. Franz), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 09/2007, pp. 330-36.      
  23. (2006) Unter welchen Bedingungen profitieren einheimische Zulieferunternehmen von ausländischen Direktinvestitionen (jointly with J. Stephan), Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 10/2006, pp. 290-96.    
  24. (2006) Wissenskomplementarität und Produktivität in ausländischen Tochterunternehmen in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Wirtschaft im Wandel, Nr. 3/2006, pp. 89-95.

Monographs and Contributions to edited volumes

  1. (2011) Internationalisation Theory and Technological Accumulation - An Investigation of Multinational Affiliates in East Germany, Studies in Economic Transition, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, Basingstoke.
  2. (2010) „FDI and the national innovation system – Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe“, In:  D. Dyker, (ed.) Innovation Networks in Emerging Economies, London (UK): Imperial College Press, pp. 303-332.
  3. (2005) „Theory and Review of latest research on the Effects of FDI into CEE“, in Stephan, J. (ed.) Technology Transfer via Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe: Theory - Methods of Research - Empirical Evidence. Houndsmill (UK) and New York (US): Palgrave Macmillan.

 

 
Externally Funded Research Projects
2012 - 2015
7th EU Framework Programme: „Future Cohesion Policy in Central and East Europe (GRINCOH)“, Medium-Scale-Project (2.7 Mio Euro), Project development jointly with the coordinator Prof. G. Gorzelak (University of Warsaw, Poland).

2012
Expert Commission on Research and Innovation: “International locations for R&D and innovation” (in cooperation with Prof. B. Ambos, University of Economics and Business, Austria and Dr H. Belitz, DIW Berlin, Germany), Project coordination jointly with Dr I. Dominguez Lacasa and Dr. J. Günther (IWH, Germany).
 
2011 – 2013
German Science Foundation (DFG): “Location choice of foreign investors in transition economies” (in cooperation with Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russia), Project coordination jointly with Dr J. Günther and P. Marek (IWH, Germany).

2009 – 2011
7th EU Framework Programme: „Impact of networks, globalisation, and their interaction with EU strategies (INGINEUS)“, Medium Scale-Project (2.6 Mio Euro), Member of Scientific Advisory Board, coordinator Dr. A. Naghavi (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy).

2006 – 2009
6th EU Framework Programme: „Understanding the relationship between knowledge and competitiveness in the enlarged European Union“, STREP (2.1 Mio Euro), Project development and co-coordinator jointly with Dr. J. Stephan (IWH, Germany).

2008
GTZ Private Sector Development Program, Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijshan: „Foreign Direct Investment Policy and Economic Development in the non-oil Sector”, Project coordination jointly with Dr J. Günther (IWH, Germany).

2005
5th EU Framework Programme: „EU Integration and the Prospects for Catching-Up Development in Central Eastern European Countries - The Determinants of the Productivity Gap„ Strategic Targeted Research Project (1 Mio Euro), Researcher
 
Membership in research associations
Academy of International Business (AIB), European International Business Academy (EIBA), European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP), European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS).
 
Referee activities
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, European Journal of Development Research, European Planning Studies, Economic Systems, Industry and Innovation, International Journal of Technological Innovation and Development (Member of editorial board), Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Research Policy.
 
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