Prof. Björn Jindra, PhD
Leading scientific employee
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2090
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66633
Björn Jindra completed a PhD in Science and Technology Policy (University of Sussex-SPRU) and a Habilitation in Economics (University of Bremen). His research is at the intersection of international business, innovation and development studies. Previous work focused primarily on the role of multinational firms for the technological development of emerging economies. His current work deals with the internationalization of R&D by European multinational firms as well as the global race for leadership in artificial intelligence technologies. He is Visiting Fellow at the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at the University of Reading (United Kingdom) and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (South Africa).
Associate Professor for International Business (full-time), Department
Leading Scientific Employee (part-time position) at the Chair of Economics, esp. Innovation and Structural Economics (Prof. Dr Jutta Günther), Institute
2013 - 2016
Associate Professor for International Business and Economics (parttime),
2011 - 2014
Head of Research Group “Firms’ internationalisation of production,
2005 - 2011
Junior Researcher, Department for Structural Change & Department
02/2011 - 01/2017
Habilitation in Economics, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics,
Visiting research scholarships
2018 - 2021
Research Fellow, John H. Dunning Centre for International Business, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.
2018 - 2019
John H. Dunning Visiting Fellow, John H. Dunning Centre for International Business, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.
Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, Human Sciences Research Council, ZA.
2012 - 2015
Visiting Fellow, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, UK.
Research Methods I, Mandatory Module, BSc International Business in Asia, Copenhagen Business School, course coordinator.
Introduction to International Business in Asia, Mandatory Module, BSc International Business in Asia, Copenhagen Business School, jointly teaching with Prof. A. Aggrawal & Nis Hørup, course coordinator.
Business Research Methods, Mandatory Module, BSc International Business in Asia, Copenhagen Business School, jointly teaching with Renan Oliviera, course coordinator.
Fall 2014 - 2016
International Business, Mandatory Module, BA European Business, Copenhagen Business School, course coordinator.
Summer 2014 - 2016
“Understanding Global Value Chains”, Elective MA seminar in Business Studies, University of Regensburg & University of Bremen, Course coordinator
“Innovation and Economic Development in Emerging Markets”, Elective, MSc. Business Studies & Industrial Engineering, University of Bremen, Course coordinator
International Business Environment, Mandatory Module, BSc. International Business, Copenhagen Business School, jointly teaching with Prof. L. Rabbiosi.
„Globalisation of Innovation – The role of multinational companies” at the Chair of Economics (Prof. U. Cantner), University of Jena, Germany, jointly teaching with Dr J. Günther.
„Globalisation of Innovation – The Role of Multinational Enterprises in Emerging Economies“, Specialisation module: International Political Economy in MA Public Policy, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany, jointly teaching with Dr J. Günther.
Economics of Knowledge and Innovation, Module in the BA Economics, Faculty of Economics, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, DE, jointly teaching with Dr. Günther.
Jindra, B.; Hatani, F.; Steger, T.; Hiemer, J. (2019): Hiemer, J. (2019): Social upgrading and cooperative CSR in global value chains: the case of Fairphone in China, Global Networks- A Journal of Transnational Affairs, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/glob.12232
|Jindra, B.; Rojec, M., (2018): How to increase knowledge spillover from foreign direct investment in New EU member states , Teorija in Praksa, Vol. 55 Issue 3, pp. 645-665.|
Dominguez Lacasa, I., Jindra, B., Radosevic, S. (2018): Introduction to Special Issue: Technology Upgrading and Innovation in Emerging Economies, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 10 (3/4), pp. 195-202.
Dominguez Lacasa, I., Jindra, B., Radosevic, S. and Shubbak, M. (2018): Paths of Technology Upgrading in the BRICS economies, Research Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.08.016
Burger, A., Jindra, B., Marek, P., Rojec, M. (2018): Functional Upgrading and Value Capture of Multinational Subsidiaries, Journal of International Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2017.09.004
Beugelsdijk, S. and Jindra, B. (2018): Product Innovation and Decision-making Autonomy in Multinational Subsidiaries, Journal of World Business, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.02.007
Dettmann, E., Lacasa, I. D., Günther, J., Jindra, B. (2016): The Importance of Localized Related Variety for International Diversification of Corporate Technology. Regional Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2015.1049994
Santangelo, G., Meyer, KE, Jindra, B. (2016): MNE subsidiaries’ outsourcing and insourcing of R&D: The role of local institutions, Global Strategy Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1137
Jindra, B., Cantner, U., Hassan, S.S. (2016): What does location choice reveal about knowledge-seeking strategies of emerging market multinationals in the EU?, International business Review, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.11.008