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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.

Tina Wolf

Tina Wolf

Main fields of research and interest

  • Innovator networks
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Clusters
  • Regional innovation systems


Dr. Tina Wolf
Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 3
D-07743 Jena
fon: +49(0)3641 943 263
Office hours: by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

2002 - 2008

2008 - 2009

2009 - 2012

since 2012

since 2015
Student of Economics at the University of Jena , Final Thesis "Intermediation, Kompatibilität und Reziprozität in regionalen Innovationssystemen"

Reserach Assistant at the Chair of Microeconomics ath the University of Jena - Thuringian Founder Study

Reserach Assistant at the Chair of Microeconomics ath the University of Jena - Evaluation of the German "Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb"

Coordinator of the Graduate College "The Economics of Innovative Change"(http://gk.wiwi.uni-jena.de/wiki/index.php)

Coordinator of the Jena Graduate School GSBC (http://www.gsbc.uni-jena.de/)

Recent Publications

Articles in refereed Journals

Success and failure of firms’ innovation-cooperation: The role of intermediaries and reciprocity, Papers in Regional Science, 2011, Vol 90, Issue 2 (with Uwe Cantner and Andreas Meder).

The coevolution of innovative ties, proximity and competences – Towards a dynamic approach of innovation cooperation, In: Glückler, J. (edt.): Topographies and Topologies of Knowledge, Springer, Heidelberg, forthcoming (with Uwe Cantner and Susanne Hinzmann).

Working Papers

Intermediation, reciprocity and compatibility in regional innovation systems – an interregional comparison, 2008, Jena Economic Reserach Papers, 2008-081 (with Uwe Cantner and Andreas Meder).

Innovative start-up patenting: a new approach towards identification and determinants, 2013, Jena Economic Reserach Papers, 2013-023.

Cluster Ambidexterity towards Exploration and Exploitation – Strategies and Cluster Management, 2015, Jena Economic Reserach Papers, 2015-024 (with Uwe Cantner, Holger Graf and Michael Rothgang).

On regional innovator networks as hubs for innovative ventures, 2016, Jena Economic Reserach Papers, 2016-006 (with Uwe Cantner).

The selective nature of innovator networks: from the nascent to the early growth phase of the organizational life cycle, 2016, Jena Economic Reserach Papers, 2016-021 (with Uwe Cantner).

Work in Progress

Innovative Companies’ Survival and the Region – Isn’t it just being there?, ERSA Conference Papers, ersa10p606, European Regional Science Association (with Uwe Cantner).