Jarina Kühn

Jarina Kühn

Scientific employee (PhD candidate)


Max-von-Laue-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2060

Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66637



  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Motivation
  • Habitus Dispositions

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Since February 2019, Jarina Kühn is a scientific employee and PhD Candidate in the working group of Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther at the University Bremen. Before she studied Business Psychology and focused on interculturality. In her dissertation Jarina Kühn deals with entrepreneurial behaviour of the transitional generation in East Germany. Therefore, she focuses on entrepreneurial habitus dispositions and their impact on start-up behaviour.

Academic education and degrees

Since 02/2019

Scientific employee and PhD Candidate

University Bremen

10/2015 – 02/2018

Master in Business Psychology

University of Bremen

        Major: Interculturality

Title of the Master's Thesis: Life-long learning in the context of proceeding technologisation - Meaning of increasing qualification requirements for elderly employees

Degree: Master of Science

02/2018 - 11/2018Internship and Master's Thesis cooperation Daimler AG, Bremen
01/2017 - 07/2017Semester abroad at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
10/2011 - 03/2015

Bachelor in Business Administration

University Cologne

  1. Major: Business Psychology
  2. Major: Energy Economics

Title of the Bachelor's Thesis: Economic and Psychological Analysis of Confessions with Respect to its Punishment

Degree: Bachelor of Science

08/2013 - 01/2014Internship EvoBus Austria, Vienna


Since 02/2019

Obstacles to Modernization in the Economy and Science of the GDR


Project lead:: Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther (University of Bremen)

Duration: 48 months

Project start: 01.012.2018

Founded by: BMBF

Project consortium: University of Bremen, Technical University of Berlin, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Europauniversität Viadrina

Workshops, Conferences and Summer Schools


24/08 - 27/08

60th ERSA Congress "Territorial Futures – Visions and scenarios for a resilient Europe" - Online Event

Presentation: "Exploration or exploitation? Innovation behavior of SMEs and large firms during COVID-19 crisis"

17/03 - 19/03

Workshop: "Advancing Indicators of Regional Structural Change" - Online Event

Presentation: Explore or exploit? Crisis-induced innovation behavior of SMEs and large firms


09/07 - 10/07

Cognitive Economics Virtual Conference - Online event

Poster Session: It all starts in your head – Institutional Change through Corona Crisis impacting Entrepreneurship Perception


30/09 - 04/10

Scientific Seminar "New dimensions in the economics of innovation" - Thiessow, Germany

Presentation: Entrepreneurial attitutes and habitus dispositons in East Germany: A result of socialism?



Birkholz, J.; Kühn, J.; Shkolnykova, M. (2022): Exploration or Exploitation: Innovation Behavior of SMEs and Large Firms during the COVID-19 Crisis, in: Bremen Papers on Economics & Innovation, No. 2203. (link: https://doi.org/10.26092/elib/1489)


Birkholz, J.; Kühn, J. (2021): Entrepreneurship Perception during the first COVID-19 Shock: Mental Representations of Entrepreneurship and Preferences of Business Models during the Pandemic, in: Bremen Papers on Economics & Innovation, No. 2105. (link: https://media.suub.uni-bremen.de/handle/elib/5027)