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Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Chair of Economics/Microeconomics

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner

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We teach and we do research in the broad field of economic change with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics and socio-economic networks.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner

- Vice President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

- Full Professor of Economics at the FSU Jena

- Member of the Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation at the Federal German Government

- Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Denmark/Odense

- Spokesman of the DFG-GRK 1411 – The Economics of Innovative Change

- Former President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society

Main fields of research and interest

  • Economics of Innovation
  • Evolutionary Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Productivity: Theory and Measurement
  • Public Economics, Public Finance

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Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, Room 5.23 D-07743 Jena fon: +49 (0) 3641 9 43200 fax: +49 (0) 3641 9 43202 uwe.cantner[at]uni-jena.de Consultation hours: By appointment (please contact the office in advance)

Most Recent Publications

  • Jindra, B., S.S. Hassan, U. Cantner, What does location choice reveal about knowledge-seeking strategies of emerging market multinationals in the EU? International Business Review 25(1), Part A, 2016, 204–220
  • Obschonka, M., R.K. Silbereisen, U. Cantner, M. Göthner, Entrepreneurial Self-Identity: Predictors and Effects Within the Theory of Planned Behavior Framework, Journal of Business and Psychology 30(4),  2015, 773-794
  • Jindra, B., , S. Hassan, J. Günther, U. Cantner, European integration and outward FDI from Central and East Europe, Journal of Common Market Studies 53(6),  2015, 1248–1267
  • Rothgang, M.; Cantner, U.; Dehio, J.; Engel, D.; Fertig, M.; Graf, H.; Hinzmann, S.; Linshalm, E.; Ploder, M.; Scholz, A.; Töpfer, S. (2015): Accompanying Evaluation of the Funding Instrument “Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb” (Leading-Edge Cluster Competition) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Final Report – Summary. 90, Essen.
  • Cantner, U., E.A. Prasetio, Disruptive Innovation, in: Audretsch, D., C. S. Hayter, A.N. Link (eds), Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015, 39-46
  • Cantner, U., Evolutionary Economics of Innovation – Behavior, Interaction, and Outcomes, in: Ramser, H.J., M. Stadler, Entwicklung und Perspektiven der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Mohr Siebeck, 2015, 333-354
  • Cantner U., S. Kösters, Public Policy Support for Newly Founded Firms – Effects on Patent Activity and Employment Growth, Journal of Innovation Economics & Management 1/2015 (n°16) , 2015, 7-37
  • Cantner, U., K. Dopfer, Schumpeter and his contemporaries—précis and road marks, Journal of Evolutionary Economics 25(1), 2015, 1-23
  • Cantner, U., H. Graf, J. Herrmann, M. Kalthaus, Inventor Networks in Renewable Energies: The Influence of the Policy Mix in Germany, Jena Economic Research Papers #2014-034, 2014
  • Cantner, U., Savin, I., Do Firms Benefit from Complementarity Effect in R&D and What Drives their R&D Strategy Choices? Jena Economic Research Papers #2014-023, 2014
  • Cantner, U., G. Dosi, Editorial: Frontiers in Evolutionary Economics, Special Issue: Frontiers in Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik 234/2+3), 2014, 116-119
  • Stuetzer, M., M. Obschonka, U. Brixy, R. Sternberg, U. Cantner, Regional characteristics, opportunity perception and entrepreneurial activities, Small Business Economics 42, 2014, 221–244
  • Körner, A., Silbereisen, R.K., Cantner, U., Work-Related Demands Originating from Social Change and Life Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Analysis, Social Indicators Research 115(1), 2014, 203-222
  • Cantner U., B. Raake, International Research Networks in Pharmaceuticals: Structure and Dynamics, Research Policy 43(2), 2014, 333-348
  • Cantner U., H. Graf, S. Hinzmann, Policy induced innovation networks: The case of the German “Leading-Edge Cluster Competition”, in: Scherngell T. (ed), The Geography of Networks and R&D Collaborations, Springer. Cham et al., 2013, 335-353
  • Cantner U., Ökonomische Dimensionen des Human Enhancement, in: Ebert, U., O. Riha, L. Zerling, Mensch der Zukunft – Hintergründe, Ziele und Problem des Human Enhancement, Sächsische Alkademie der Wissenschaften, Leipzig, 2013, 133-146
  • Hassan S.S., B. Jindra, U. Cantner, J. Günther, Emerging market multinationals in the European Union – A location choice analysis, MPRA Paper No. 52002, 2013
  • Cantner U., J. Günther, S.S. Hassan, B. Jindra, Outward FDI from the Central and Eastern European Transition Economies – A Discrete Choice Analysis of Location Choice within the European Union, MPRA Paper No. 51817, 2013
  • Brachert, M., Cantner, U., Graf, H., Günther, J., Schwartz, M., Which regions benefit from emerging industries?, European Planning Studies 21(11), 2013, 1703-1707
  • Cantner U., M. Göthner, M. Stützer, Team functional heterogeneity and new venture success, Homo Oeconomicus 30(2), 2013, 163-182
  • Brenner, T., U. Cantner, H. Graf, Introduction: Structure and Dynamics of Innovation Networks, Regional Studies 47(5), 2013, 647–650
  • Cantner, U., M. Stützer, Knowledge and innovative entrepreneurship – social capital and individual capacities, in: Morone P. (ed), Knowledge, Innovation and Internationalization, Essays in Honour of Cesare Imbriani, Routledge, 2013, 59-90
  • Cantner U., M. Wohlgemuth, Evolutionary public choice, in: M. Reksulak, L. Razzolini and W.F. Shughart II (eds), The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, 2nd edition, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 2013, 693-727
  • Cantner U., Innovation – zwischen Unsicherheit und Risiko, in: S. Jeschke, E. Jacobs, A. Dröge (eds), Exploring Uncertainty – Ungewissheit und Unsicherheit im interdisziplinären Diskurs, SpringerGabler, 2013, 295-312
  • Cantner U., S. Vannuccini, A New View of General Purpose Technologies, in: A. Wagner, U. Heilemann, Festschrift für Karl Heinrich Oppenländer zum 80. Geburtstag, Lucius & Lucius Verlag,  Stuttgart , 2012, 71-96
  • Cantner U., S. Kösters, Picking Winners? – Empirical Evidence on the Targeting of R&D Subsidies to Start-ups, Small Business Economics 39, 2012, 921–936
  • Cantner U., S. Vannuccini, A New View of General Purpose Technologies, Jena Economic Research Papers 2012 – 054, 2012
  • Cantner U., J. Krüger, R. Söllner, Product Quality, Product Price and Share Dynamics in the German Compact Car Market, Industrial and Corporate Change 21(5), 2012, 1085-1115
  • Buenstorf, G., U. Cantner, H. Hanusch, H.W. Lorenz, F. Rahmeyer (eds), Editorial: The two sides of innovation, Special Issue, Journal of Evolutionary Economics 22(3), 2012, 407-411
  • Buenstorf, G., U. Cantner, H. Hanusch, H.W. Lorenz, F. Rahmeyer (eds), The two sides of innovation, Special Issue, Journal of Evolutionary Economics 22(3), 2012
  • Cantner U., Innovationes Jenenses – Some insights into the making of a hidden star, in: Bünstorf (eds), Evolution, Organization and Economic Behaviour, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, 222-243
  • Stützer M., M. Göthner, Cantner U., Do Balanced Skills Help Nascent Entrepreneurs to Make Progress in the Venture Creation Process?, Economics Letters 117, 2012, 186-188
  • Göthner M., M. Obschonka, R.K. Silbereisen, U. Cantner, Social identity and the transition to entrepreneurship: The role of group identification with workplace peers, Journal of Vocational Behavior 80(1), 2012, 137–147
  • Göthner M., M. Obschonka, R.K. Silbereisen, U. Cantner, Scientists’ transition to academic entrepreneurship: Economic and psychological determinants, Journal of Economic Psychology 33(3), 2012, 628–641
  • Dicke K., U. Cantner, M. Ruffert (eds), Die Rolle der Universität in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, IKS Garamond, 2012
  • Dicke K., U. Cantner, M. Ruffert, Editorial, in: Dicke K., U. Cantner, M. Ruffert (eds), Die Rolle der Universität in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, IKS Garamond, 2012, 5-15
  • Cantner U., Quo vadis, Jena? – Einführung von Uwe Cantner, in: Dicke K., U. Cantner, M. Ruffert (eds), Die Rolle der Universität in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, IKS Garamond, 2012, 215-217
  • Cantner U., S. Hinzmann, Kann Clusterförderung Innovationen fördern?, in: Weingarten J. (Hrsg.), Infrastruktur für Wissen und Wirtschaft, Idar-Oberstein: Hilden GmbH&Co KG, 2012, 86-94

 

Curriculum vitae

1980-1985University of Augsburg: Business Administration/Economics (degree: Dipl.oec.)
1983-1984Wayne-State University, Detroit, MI, USA: Economics (degree: MA)
1985-1990Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Horst Hanusch, Department of Economics, University of Augsburg
1990PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Professor Dr. Franz Gehrels, Institute for International Economics, topic: "Technischer Fortschritt, neue Güter und internationaler Handel" (Technical Progress, New Goods and International Trade) (degree: Dr.oec.publ.)
1990-1996Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Horst Hanusch, Department of Economics, University of Augsburg
1996Habilitation in Economics, topic "Heterogenität und technologische Spillovers - Grundelemente einer ökonomischen Theorie des technologischen Fortschritts" (Heterogeneity and Technological Progress -basic elements of an economic theory of technological progress) (degree: Dr.rer.pol.habil.)
1996-1997Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Augsburg
1997-1998Temporary Professorship at the Department of Economics, University of Augsburg
1998Guest Professor at Université du Toulon et du Var
1998, 1999, 2000Guest Professor at Université de Rennes
04/2000-11/2000Temporary Professorship at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
since 12/2000Professor of Economics, Chair for Microeconomics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
since 07/2010Professor of Economics (II) at the University of Southern Denmark/Odense
2013Guest Professor at the University of Turin
2013Guest Professor at the Telecom Ecole de Management, Paris
2012-2014President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
2014Guest Professor at the Telecom Ecole de Management, Paris
since 10/2014Vice President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
2015Guest Professor at the Université des Nice/Sophia Antipolis, Nice

Scientific appointments

since 1997Member of the faculty of the European Summer School on Industrial Dynamics (ESSID)
since 1998General Editor of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS)
1999-2000Member of the Jury of the Joseph A. Schumpeter Prize 2000
since 2001Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics (JEE)
2002Member of the Jury of the Joseph A. Schumpeter Prize 2002
since 2005Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the DIME EU-Network of Excellence
2006-2008Member of the Council of the ZEW Innovationpanel
since 7/2006Spokesman DFG-RTG 1411 "The Economics of Innovative Change"
since 10/2006Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mannheim Innovationpanel of the ZEW (MIP)
since 12/2007Director Jena Graduate School "Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change"
2008-2009Chairman of the Evolutionary Economics Chapter of the German Economic Association
since 2012Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IWH in Halle/Saale
since 2010Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Mannheim Innovation Panel at the ZEW Mannheim
2010Member of the Jury of the Joseph A. Schumpeter-Prize 2010
since 2010Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Analysis (JEA)
2012-2014President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
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