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Prof. Björn Jindra, PhD

Björn Jindra

Leading scientific employee

Contact:

 

Max-von-Laue-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
Building WIWI 2, Room F 2090

Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66633
bjoern.jindra(at)uni-bremen.de

 

Research:

  • Internationalization of R&D and innovation
  • Technology upgrading in emerging economies
  • Global value chain dynamics
  • Global network dynamics in AI technologies

 

Person

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).

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

Since 2016

Associate Professor for International Business (full-time), Department
of International Economics, Government and Business, Copenhagen
Business School (CBS), DK.

Since 2014

Leading Scientific Employee (part-time position) at the Chair of Economics, esp. Innovation and Structural Economics (Prof. Dr Jutta Günther), Institute
for Economic Research and Policy, Faculty of Business Studies
and Economics, University of Bremen, DE

2013 - 2016

Associate Professor for International Business and Economics (parttime),
Department of International Management and Economics,
Copenhagen Business School, DK.

2011 - 2014 

Head of Research Group “Firms’ internationalisation of production,
R&D and innovation in the enlarged Europe”, Department for
Structural Change, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) –
Member of the Leibniz Association, DE.

2005 - 2011

Junior Researcher, Department for Structural Change & Department
for Central and Eastern Europe, Halle Institute for Economic Research
(IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, DE.

02/2011 - 01/2017

Habilitation in Economics, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics,
University Bremen (DE), Thesis: “Multinational Enterprises, Technology
and Growth in Central and Eastern Europe”.

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.

Since 2018

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.

Teaching

Spring 2019

Research Methods I, Mandatory Module, BSc International Business in Asia, Copenhagen Business School, course coordinator.

Fall 2018

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.

Fall 2018

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

Winter 2015

“Innovation and Economic Development in Emerging Markets”, Elective, MSc. Business Studies & Industrial Engineering, University of Bremen, Course coordinator

Fall 2015

International Business Environment, Mandatory Module, BSc. International Business, Copenhagen Business School, jointly teaching with Prof. L. Rabbiosi.

Winter 2008/2009

„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.

Summer 2007

„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.

Summer 2006

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.

Selected publications

2019

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

2018
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

2016

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

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