Economic Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Publications

Publications (since 2015)

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Agarwal, R., G. Buenstorf, W. M. Cohen and F. Malerba: "The Legacy of Steven Klepper: Industry Evolution, Entrepreneurship and Geography", Industrial and Corporate Change, 24(4) (2015): 739-753.

Binder, M., and G. Buenstorf: “Smile or die: Can subjective well-being increase survival in the face of substantive health impairments?” Economics and Human Biology, 31 (2018): 209–227.

Blankenberg, A. K. and G. Buenstorf: “Regional co-evolution of firm population, innovation and public research? Evidence from the West German laser industry”, Research Policy, 45(4) (2016): 857-868.

Bruns, S. B., J. König and D. I. Stern: “Replication and robustness analysis of ‘energy and economic growth in the USA: A multivariate approach”. Energy Economics, in press.

Bruns, S. B., I. Asanov, R. Bode, M. Dunger, C. Funk, S. M. Hassan, J.Hauschildt, D. Heinisch, K. Kempa, J. König, J. Lips, M. Verbeck, E. Wolfschütz and Guido Buenstorf (2019): “Reporting errors and biases in published empirical findings: Evidence from innovation research“, Research Policy, in press.

Buenstorf, G.: “Schumpeterian incumbents and industry evolution”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 26(4) (2016): 823-836.

Buenstorf, G., and C. Costa: “Drivers of spin-off performance in industry clusters: Embodied knowledge or embedded firms?” Research Policy, 47(3) (2018): 663-673.

Buenstorf, G., and D. P. Heinisch: “Science and industry evolution: Evidence from the first 50 years of the German laser industry”, Small Business Economics, in press.

Buenstorf, G., M. Fritsch and L. F. Medrano: “Regional knowledge, organizational capabilities, and the emergence of the West German laser systems industry, 1975–2005”, Regional Studies, 49(1) (2015): 59-75.

Buenstorf, G., M. Geissler and S. Krabel: “Locations of labor market entry by German university graduates: Is (regional) beauty in the eye of the beholder?” Review of Regional Research, 36(1) (2016): 29-49.

Buenstorf, G., K. Nielsen and B. Timmermans: “Steve Jobs or No Jobs? Entrepreneurial activity and performance among Danish college dropouts and graduates”, Small Business Economics, 48(1) (2017): 179–197.

Buenstorf, G., C. Engel, S. Fischer and W. Gueth: “Non-compete clauses, employee effort and spin-off entrepreneurship: A laboratory experiment”, Research Policy, 45(10) (2016): 2113–2124.

Heinisch, D. P., and G. Buenstorf: “The next generation (plus one): an analysis of doctoral students’ academic fecundity based on a novel approach to advisor identification”, Scientometrics, 117(1) (2018): 351–380.

Heinisch, D., Ö. Nomaler, G. Buenstorf, K. Frenken and H. Lintsen: “Same place, same knowledge – same people? The geography of non-patent citations in Dutch polymer patents”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25(6) (2016): 553-572.

König, J., T. Brenner and G. Buenstorf: “Regional effects of university funding: Excellence at the cost of regional disparity?”, Review of Regional Research, 37 (2017): 111–133.

Winterhager, N., and G. Krücken: “The local ‘war for talent’–recruitment of recent tertiary education graduates from a regional perspective: some evidence from the German case”, European Journal of Higher Education, 5(2) (2015): 127-140.