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Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Chair of Economics/Microeconomics

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner

Welcome, Willkommen.

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.

PD Dr. Holger Graf

  • Associate professor at the University of Jena
  • Scientific coordination of the Spitzencluster Evaluation

Main fields of research and interest

  • Innovation systems
  • Regional Innovation Network
  • Dynamics of Technical Change
  • Environmental Innovations
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Market Evolution
  • Industrial Economics

Contact

PD Dr. Holger Graf
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, Room 5.21
D-07743 Jena

fon: +49 (0) 3641 9 43 204

holger.graf[at]uni-jena.de

Consultation hours: by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


04/2013 - 02/2014Temporary Professor of Economics at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
since 2012Faculty member of the DFG graduate college "The Economics of Innovative Change"
since 2011Privatdozent at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
2011Habilitation (PD Dr. rer. pol. habil.) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Title of the thesis: "Innovation, Interaction and Networks"
June 2005Dissertation on "Interaction in Local Systems of Innovation: The Case of Jena" (degree: Dr. rer. pol.)
since 2000Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Uwe Cantner, Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
2000Final Thesis "F&E, Produktivität und Technischer Fortschritt" (R&D, Productivity and technological Change)(degree: Dipl.oec)
1997-2000Student of Economics at the University of Augsburg with special interests in economics of Innovation and environmental economics

Diploma in Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Augsburg
1995-1997Student of Economics at the University of Regensburg
1993-1995Deutsche Bank, Augsburg
1993Abitur at the Holbein-Gymnasium Augsburg

Scientific Appointments

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Monographs

 Articles in Collections

  • Cantner, Uwe, Graf, Holger and Hinzmann, Susanne (2014), Policy induced innovation networks: the case of the German ‘Leading-Edge Cluster competition’, in: T. Scherngell (Ed.), The geography of networks and R&D collaborations, Ch. 19, Springer, Heidelberg.
  • Cantner, Uwe and Holger Graf (2011), Innovation Networks: formation, performance and dynamics, in: C. Antonelli (Ed.), Handbook on the Economic Complexity of Technological Change, Ch. 15, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK.
  • Cantner, Uwe and Holger Graf (2010), Growth, Development and Structural Change of Innovator Networks – The Case of Jena, in: R. Boschma and R. Martin (Eds.), Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, Ch. 17, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK.
  • Graf, Holger and Tobias Henning (2010), Public Research in Regional Networks of Innovators: A Comparative Study of Four East-German Regions, in: A. Freytag, R. Thurik, Entrepreneurship and Culture,pp. 97-128, Springer, Heidelberg.
  • Cantner, Uwe, Holger Graf and Andreas Meder (2009), Urbane Innovationssysteme: Das Innovationsnetzwerk in Jena, in: B. Blättel-Mink, A. Ebner, Innovationssysteme – Technologie, Institutionen und die Dynamik der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit, VS Verlag, Wiesbaden.
  • Graf, Holger and Randolf Margull (2008), A Model of an Innovation System with a Position Regulation of Science and Technology Parks within Innovation Networks, in: E. G. Carayannis and P. Formica (Eds.), Knowledge Matters: Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters, Palgrave Macmillan, 129-141.
  • Cantner, Uwe and Holger Graf (2008), Evolving innovation networks – some empirical results, in: R. Meckl, M. Rongping, M. Fanchen (Hrsg.), Technology and Innovation Management: Theories and practices from Germany and China, pp. 176-189, Oldenbourg, München.
  • Cantner, Uwe and Holger Graf (2003), Innovationssysteme und kollektive Innovationsprozesse: Einige theoretische Grundlagen, in: U. Cantner, R. Helm, R. Meckl (Hrsg.), Strukturen und Strategien in einem Innovationssystem: Das Beispiel Jena, pp. 21-44, Verlag Wissenschaft & Praxis, Sternenfels.
  • Cantner, Uwe and Holger Graf (2003), Technologische und ökonomische Leistungsfähigkeit des Innovationssystems Jena: Ein Vergleich mit Ulm, Dresden und Heidelberg, in: U. Cantner, R. Helm, R. Meckl (Hrsg.), Strukturen und Strategien in einem Innovationssystem: Das Beispiel Jena, pp. 45-74, Verlag Wissenschaft & Praxis, Sternenfels.
  • Fornahl, Dirk and Holger Graf (2003), Standortfaktoren und Gründungsaktivitäten in Jena, in: U. Cantner, R. Helm, R. Meckl (Hrsg.), Strukturen und Strategien in einem Innovationssystem: Das Beispiel Jena, pp. 97-123, Verlag Wissenschaft & Praxis, Sternenfels.

Working papers and reports

Conferences & Workshop Presentations

  • Arbeitskreis “Organisatorische Netzwerkforschung” der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Netzwerkforschung, November 9-10, 2017, Heidelberg
  • 10th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics, May 31 – June 3, 2017, Strasbourg
  • Symposion zum 200. Geburtstag von Carl Zeiss, October 28, 2016, Jena
  • 16th Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, July 6-8, 2016, Montreal
  • 5th GCW Conference 2016 on “Innovation Employment and the Environment”, June 22-24, Valencia
  • Jahrestagung des Evolutorischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2015 “Evolutionary Dynamics and Agent-based Modeling in Economics”, July 2-4, 2015, Bremen
  • Expertenworkshop „Staat und privat? Wie weit können Kooperation und Transfer im Gesundheitsbereich reichen?“, 07. Juli 2015, Berlin
  • DRUID Conference on ‘The Relevance of Innovation’, June 15-17, 2015, Rome
  • 15th Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, 27.-30.07.2014, Jena
    “Structural dynamics of innovation networks in German Leading-Edge Clusters”
    “Cluster Ambidexterity towards Exploration and Exploitation — Strategies and Cluster Management”
  • 13th IAEE European Conference, 18.-21.08.2013, Düsseldorf
    “The Policy Mix’s Influence on Inventor Networks in Renewable Energies”
  • DRUID Conference on ‘Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship’, 17.-19.06.2013, Barcelona
  • Workshop on Knowledge Networking – Exploring Social Dynamics of Innovation, 7.-8.12.2012, Aachen
  • 14th Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, 2-5 July 2012, Brisbane, Australia
    ‘Policy induced innovation networks: the case of the German “Leading-Edge Cluster competition”’
  • Faculty Seminar at the TU Darmstadt, 24 November 2010
    “Interaction and Networks in the Innovation Process” (slides)
  • EAEPE Conference 2010 “The economic crisis and the renewal of the European model(s)”, Bordeaux, 28-30 October 2010.
    “Networking and the Innovative Success in Heart Medicine”
  • Jahrestagung des Evolutorischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010 “‘Evolution des Kapitalismus”, Jena, 1-3 July 2010.
    “Korreferat zu Markus C. Becker: The replication of individual habits and its role in firm growth: The Carl Zeiss case”
  • 13th Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society ‘Innovation, Organisation, Sustainability and Crises’ at Aalborg University, Denmark, 21-24 June 2010
    “Inventor networks in emerging key technologies: information technology vs. semiconductors”; “Networking and Innovative Success in the Heart Medicine”
  • Evangelische Akademie Tutzing – “Ökonomik in der Krise – Herausforderungen für die Theoriebildung und Politikberatung’, Tutzing, 10-12 March 2010.
    “Varieties of capitalism oder One-size-fits–all: Diversität der Innovationssysteme”
  • Workshop for the preparation of the ‘Elgar Handbook on the System Dynamics of Technological Change’, Torino, 4-5 December 2009.
    “Innovation Networks: formation, performance and dynamics”
  • EAEPE Conference 2009 “Institutional Solutions for Economic Recovery”, Amsterdam, 6-8 November 2009.
    “Inventor networks in emerging key technologies: information technology vs. semiconductors” (slides)
  • Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2009 “Klimaschutz – Stand und Perspektiven”, Magdeburg, 8-11 September 2009.
    “The Performance of Gatekeepers in Innovator Networks” (slides)
  • Jahrestagung des Evolutorischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2009 “The Two Sides of Innovation – Creation and Destruction”, Jena, 2-4 June 2009.
    “Inventor networks in emerging key technologies: information technology vs. semiconductors” (slides)
  • Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2008 “Experimentelle Ökonomie: Neue Wege, neue Erkenntnisse?”, Graz, 23-26 September 2008.
    “Gatekeepers in regional networks of innovators” (slides)
  • Ferienakademie zum Gründungsmanagement, Jena, 19 September 2008.
    “Analyse regionaler Innovationssysteme mit Patentdaten” (slides)
  • DRUID 25th Celebration Conference on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, Copenhagen, 18-20 June 2008.
    “Gatekeepers in regional networks of innovators” (slides)
  • 71. Jahrestagung der ARGE zum Thema “Globalisierung und Wettbewerb” Berlin, 17 April 2008
  • DIME Scientific Conference on “Knowledge in Space and Time”, Strasbourg, 7-9 April 2008.
    “Gatekeepers in regional networks of innovators”
  • DIME Workshop on “Network dynamics and the performance of local innovation systems”, Jena, 25-27 October 2007
    “Gatekeepers in regional networks of innovators” (slides)
  • Faculty Seminar in Bochum, 12 June 2007
    “Regional networks in the innovation process” (slides)
  • 5th EMAEE Conference on “Globalisation, Services and Innovation: The Changing Dynamics of the Knowledge Economy”, Manchester, UK, 17 – 19 May 2007
    “Gatekeepers in regional networks of innovators” (slides)
  • DIME Workshop on “Interdependencies of interactions in local and sectoral innovation systems”, Jena, 22-24 March 2007
    “Gatekeepers in regional networks of innovators: an exploration of patent data” (slides)
  • Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2006 “Öffentliche Investitionen und Infrastrukturleistungen bei knappen Staatsfinanzen”, in Bayreuth, 26-29 September 2006
    “Public Research in Regional Networks of Innovators: A Comparative Study of Four East-German Regions” (slides)
  • 11th ISS Conference “Innovation, Competition and Growth: Schumpeterian Perspectives” in Nice – Sophia-Antipolis, 21-24 June 2006
    “Public Research in Regional Networks of Innovators: A Comparative Study of Four East-German Regions”
  • DIME Workshop on “The Emergence of Markets and Their Architecture”, Paris, 4-5 May 2006
    “A Typology of Emergence of Product Markets” (slides)
  • Innovationskolloquium der TU Freiberg, 29 November 2005
    “Public Research in Regional Networks of Innovators: A Comparative Study of Four East-German Regions”
  • Jena Workshop zur Industrie- und Regionalentwicklung, Max-Planck-Institute Jena, 17 October 2005
    “The system of innovation of Jena: Comparative performance, network structures and the role of the university”
  • XXII IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks “Global Innovation: The Role of Science and Technology Parks”, Bejing, China, 19-21 September 2005
    “A model of an innovation system with a position regulation of science and technology parks within innovation networks”
  • Seminar at the University Jena, “Patentdaten und lokale Innovationssysteme”, 13 June 2005.
  • 4th EMAEE Conference in Utrecht “Geography, Networks and Innovation”, The Netherlands, 19-21 May 2005
    “The Network of Innovators in Jena: An Application of Social Network Analysis”
  • Workshop on “Entrepreneurship and Culture”, Max-Planck-Institute Jena, 7.02.2005
    “Entrepreneurship and (the Changing Nature of) Innovation Systems”
  • Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2004 “Marktwirtschaft und Risiko”, in Dresden, 28 September – 1 October 2004
    “The Network of Innovators in Jena: An Application of Social Network Analysis”
  • 10th ISS Conference “Innovation, Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation: Schumpeterian Legacies” at Università Bocconi, Milan, 9-12 June 2004
    “The Network of Innovators in Jena: An Application of Social Network Analysis”
  • Doktorandenseminar von Prof. Lorenz an der FSU Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät am 18. Februar 2004
    “The Network of Innovators in Jena: An Application of Social Network Analysis”
  • ETE Workshop, Sophia Antipolis (Nice), 29-31 January 2004.
    “The Network of Innovators in Jena: An Application of Social Network Analysis”
  • ECIS Workshop ‚Knowledge and Innovation in Creating and Sustaining Regional Growth in a Global Environment’ in Eindhoven, 10-12 July 2003.
    “Cooperation and Specialization in German Technology Regions”
  • ZEW Summer Workshop on ‚Innovation, Location and European Integration’, Mannheim, 23-26 June 2003.
    “Cooperation and Specialization in German Technology Regions”
  • 3rd EMAEE Conference ‚The Knowledge-Based Economies: New Challenges in Methodology, Theory and Policy’ in Augsburg, 10-12 April 2003.
    “Cooperation and Specialization in German Technology Regions”
  • ETE Workshop, Turin, 31 January – 02 February 2003.
    “Cooperation and Specialization in German Technology Regions”
  • Doktorandenseminar von Prof. Lorenz an der FSU Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät am 12. Juni 2002
    “Innovationssystem Jena – Eine Analyse anhand der Patentstatistik”

Referee

  • Economics of Innovation and New Technology
  • Industry and Innovation
  • Industrial and Corporate Change
  • International Journal of Technology and Globalisation (IJTG)
  • International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC)
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of the Knowledge Economy
  • Papers in Regional Science
  • Raumforschung und Raumordnung
  • Regional Studies
  • Research Policy
  • Small Business Economics
  • Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
  • Technovation

Teaching

Diploma

  • Forschungs- und Technologiepolitik
  • Einführung in die Innovationsökonomik
  • Mikroökonomik II
  • Mikroökonomische Innovationsökonomik I
  • Empirische Innovationsökonomik
  • Ökonometrische Verfahren: Übung

Bachelor

  • BM Mikroökonomik: Übung