Prof. Dr. Matthias Menter (Jun.-Prof.)

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Office:   Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3, Room 5.12, 5th floor
Phone:  +49 (0) 3641 / 9-43220
Fax:       +49 (0) 3641 / 9-43232
Email:   matthias.menter@uni-jena.de

Office hours:
by appointment (please send an e-mail to uiw.wiwi@uni-jena.de)

Positions / Education Show content

Current Positions

  • since 2018
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
    Professor of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change
  • since 2016
    Indiana University, USA
    Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies

Past Academic Positions

  • 2016
    Indiana University, USA
    Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
  • 2014 2018
    University of Augsburg, Germany
    Research Fellow (Ph.D. Candidate), Chair of Management and Organization

Education

  • 2018
    University of Augsburg, Germany
    Dissertation
  • 2010 2011
    Colorado State University, USA
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 2007 2012
    University of Augsburg, Germany
    Studies of Business Administration (Dipl. Kaufmann)
Research Show content

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial Universities and Academic Entrepreneurship
  • Business Dynamics and Business Model Innovation
  • Innovation and Value Creation
  • University Technology Transfer Commercialization
  • Scientists as Principal Investigators
  • Public Policy Evaluation and Regional Development

Monographs

  • Menter, M. (2018): Picking the Winners: Public Policy Strategies for Knowledge-Based Economies (Dissertation).

Editorship

Articles in Refereed Journals

Chapters in Books

  • Hanna Hottenrott and Matthias Menter (Forthcoming): The socialization of doctoral students in the emergence of structured doctoral education in Germany, in: John Weidman and Linda DeAngelo (eds.), Socialization in Higher Education and the Early Career - Theory, Research and Application, Springer.
  • Donald F. Kuratko and Matthias Menter (2017): The Role of Public Policy in Fostering Technology Based Nascent Entrepreneurship, in: James A. Cunningham and Conor OKane (eds.), Technology Based Nascent Entrepreneurship, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 19-52.
  • Matthias Menter (2016): Principal Investigators and the Commercialization of Knowledge, in: David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, Silvio Vismara, and Michele Meoli (eds.), University Evolution, Entrepreneurial Activity and Regional Competitiveness, Springer, pp. 193-203.
  • Paolo Ferrucci, Liam Foran, Elisa Hilgers, Matthias Menter, and Markus Steinbauer (2015): Crime and Security in Europe and the US, in: David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, Aileen Richardson, and Silvio Vismara (eds.), Globalization and Public Policy, Springer, pp. 59-73.

Conference Proceedings

  • Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Katharine Wirsching (2017): Firm Performance and Regional Innovation Mechanisms: The Moderating Role of Absorptive Capacities, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Proceedings.

Awards

  • Science Award of the Foundation of the University of Augsburg 2018 (Wissenschaftspreis der Stiftung der Universität Augsburg 2018)
  • Best Paper Award for Excellence in Research on the Topic of Public Policy, awarded by the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) 2017 for the paper Firm Performance and Regional Innovation Mechanisms: The Moderating Role of Absorptive Capacities (with Erik E. Lehmann and Katharine Wirsching).

Review Activities

  • Entrepreneurship & Regional Development
  • Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal
  • The Journal of Technology Transfer
  • Technovation
  • Economics of Innovation and New Technology
  • R&D Management
  • The German Journal of Economic Geography
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
  • Research-Technology Management
  • Journal of Strategy and Management
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Industry & Innovation

Conferences

2019
  • Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Katharine Wirsching: Regional Innovation Mechanism, Absorptive Capacities, and Firm Performance, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Nikolaus Seitz: The impact of university focused technology transfer policies on regional innovation and entrepreneurship, Annual Conference of Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB).
  • James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter: Technology Transfer Offcie Directors: An Exploratory Study of Job Roles, Responsibilities and Impact, R&D Management Conference.
  • Matthias Menter and Christopher Zeeb: Business Model Innovation and Firm Performance: Assessing the impact of incremental and radical innovation, R&D Management Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Nikolaus Seitz: Policy mix in Germany and its impact on entrepreneurship and innovation, Creative Spark Workshop.
  • James A. Cunningham, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Nikolaus Seitz: The impact of university focused technology transfer policies on regional innovation and entrepreneurship, Herrenhausen Conference on "The New Role of the State for  Diffusion and Emergence of Innovation".
2018
  • James A. Cunningham, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Nikolaus Seitz: Technology Transfer Policies and Entrepreneurial Innovation: Assessing the Effectiveness of the German Employees' Inventions Act, Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter: Technology Transfer Office Directors: An Exploratory Study of Job Roles, Responsibilities and Impact, Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference.
  • Svenja Jarchow and Matthias Menter: What type of funding do regions really need? Investigating the impact of private entrepreneurial funding sources on regional development, G-Forum Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham, Brendan Dolan, Matthias Menter, and Conor O'Kane: Publicly Funded Principal Investigators, Technology Transfer and Market Impacts, R&D Management Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham, Hanna Hottenrott, and Matthias Menter: Does Money Buy Entrepreneurial Universities? Insights from Germany, 38th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC).
  • David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Katharine Wirsching: Intrapreneurship and Absorptive Capacities: The Dynamic Effect of Labor Mobility, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference.
2017
  • James A. Cunningham, Hanna Hottenrott, and Matthias Menter: Does Money Buy Entrepreneurial Universities? Insights from Germany, G-Forum Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham, Matthias Menter, and Kayleigh Wilson: Principal Investigators Entrepreneurial Effectuation, R&D Management Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann and Matthias Menter: The Cluster Puzzle: Geographic Scope and Impact of Public Cluster Policy, R&D Management Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Katharine Wirsching: Firm Performance and Regional Innovation Mechanisms: The Moderating Role of Absorptive Capacities, Annual Conference of Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB).
  • Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Katharine Wirsching: Firm Performance and Regional Innovation Mechanisms: The Moderating Role of Absorptive Capacities, 37th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC).
  • James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter: Public Sector Entrepreneurship: Do Synergistic Effects of Public and Private Funding Exist that Foster Entrepreneurial Activities in Universities?, Augsburg Conference on the Economic, Technological and Societal Impacts of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (ETSIEE).
2016
  • Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter, and Katharine Wirsching: Firm Performance and Regional Innovation Mechanisms: The Moderating Role of Absorptive Capacities, Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter: Publicly Funded Principal Investigators Entrepreneurial Effectuation for Public Sector Entrepreneurship Programmes, Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann and Matthias Menter: The Geographic Scope of Public Cluster Policy, R&D Management Conference.
  • James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter: Principal Investigators and Value Creation: A Microfoundations Conceptual Model, R&D Management Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann and Matthias Menter: The Geographic Scope of Public Cluster Policy, DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann and Matthias Menter: Public Cluster Policy and Performance, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference.
  • Erik E. Lehmann and Matthias Menter: Public Cluster Policy and Performance, Annual Conference of Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB).
2015
  • Erik E. Lehmann and Matthias Menter: Public Cluster Policy and Performance, Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference.
Press Show content
  • Matthias Menter has been awarded the "Wissenschaftspreis 2018" of the Foundation of the University of Augsburg. The prize is endowed with 1.500 Euros and was awarded at the Central Doctoral Ceremony on 23 November 2018. For more information see Press Release of the University of Augsburg or here [pdf 110KB].
  • Matthias Menter has been appointed Professor of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, constituting Thuringia's first appointment within the framework of BMBF's Tenure Track Programme. Article
  • A newspaper article [pdf 191KB] about the appointment of Matthias Menter as Professor of Business Dynamics, Innovaiton and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena has been published.
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