Holger Graf

Holger Graf Image: Privat

Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, Room 5.21
phone: +49 (0) 3641 9 43 204

Consultation hours: by appointment

Main fields of research
  • Innovation systems
  • Regional Innovation Networks
  • Dynamics of Technical Change
  • Environmental Innovation
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Industrial Economics



Curriculum Vitae Show content
  • 04/2013 - 02/2014
    Temporary Professor of Economics at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • since 2012
    Faculty member of the DFG graduate college "The Economics of Innovative Change"
  • since 2011
    Privatdozent at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 2011
    Habilitation (PD Dr. rer. pol. habil.) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Title of the thesis: "Innovation, Interaction and Networks"
  • June 2005
    Dissertation on "Interaction in Local Systems of Innovation: The Case of Jena" (degree: Dr. rer. pol.)
  • since 2000
    Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Uwe Cantner, Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 1997-2000
    Student of Economics at the University of Augsburg with special interests in economics of Innovation and environmental economics
  • 1995-1997
    Student of Economics at the University of Regensburg
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Journal Articles


Articles in Collections

  • Graf Holger (2019) Powell et al. (1996): Interorganizational Collaboration and the Locus of Innovation. In: Holzer B., Stegbauer C. (eds) Schlüsselwerke der Netzwerkforschung. Netzwerkforschung. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-21742-6_109
  • Brökel Tom, Holger Graf (2019) Innovationspolitik und Netzwerke. In: Stember J., Fink A., Pongratz P., Vogelgesang M. (eds) Handbuch Innovative Wirtschaftsförderung. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-21597-2_28-1
  • 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

Teaching Show content


  • Economics of Innovation IV (Innovation Policy)
  • Introduction to R
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Research Seminar: Patent data and networks
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