Prof. Dr. Guido Bünstorf

Anschrift Nora-Platiel-Str. 5
34109 Kassel
Gebäude: Wiso B
Raum 1112
Telefon +49 561 804-2506
Telefax +49 561 804-2501

Donnerstag/Thursday 9.00 - 10.30 h Reservation: https://calendly.com/buenstorf/20-minute-meeting

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Curriculum Vitae

  • 1990-1996: Studies in Economics and Political Science in Freiburg and Massachusetts/Amherst
  • 1996-2008: Research Associate, Max Planck Institute of Economics
  • 2002: Dr. rer. pol., Jena
  • 2002-2003: Visiting Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2008: Habilitation in Economics, Jena
  • 2008: Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Economics
  • 2010: Professor of Economics, University of Kassel

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Publications since 2009


Buenstorf, G., U. Cantner, H. Hanusch, M. Hutter, H.-W. Lorenz and F. Rahmeyer (eds.): The Two Sides of Innovation. Creation and Destruction in the Evolution of Capitalist Economies , Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Buenstorf, G. (ed.): Evolution, Organization and Economic Behavior. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.

Journal articles

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, forthcoming (DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9774-1).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Schoen, A., D. Heinisch and G. Buenstorf: “Playing the ‘Name Game’ to identify academic patents in Germany”, Scientometrics, 101(1) (2014): 527-545.

Buenstorf, G. and M. Geissler: “Like Doktorvater, like son? Tracing role model learning in the evolution of German laser research”, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics), 234 (2014): 158-184,

Schoen, A. and G. Buenstorf: “When do universities own their patents? An explorative study of patent characteristics and organizational determinants in Germany”, Industry and Innovation, 20 (2013): 422–437.

Buenstorf, G. and A. Schacht: “We need to talk - or do we? Geographic distance and the commercialization of technologies from public research”, Research Policy, 42 (2013): 465– 480.

Buenstorf, G., M. Fritsch and L. F. Medrano: “Regionales Wissen und die räumliche Evolution der westdeutschen Lasersystem-Branche”, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeografie, 56 (2012): 147-167. (modified German-language version of Buenstorf, Fritsch and Medrano (2015))

Buenstorf, G. and M. Geissler: “Not invented here: Technology licensing, knowledge transfer and innovation based on public research”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 22 (2012): 481–511.

Von Proff, S., G. Buenstorf and M. Hummel: “University patenting in Germany before and after 2002: What role did the professors’ privilege play?” Industry and Innovation, 19 (2012): 23-44.

Buenstorf, G. and M. Geissler: “The origins of entrants and the geography of the German laser industry”, Papers in Regional Science, 90 (2011): 251-270.

Buenstorf, G. and C. Guenther: “No place like home? Relocation, capabilities, and firm survival in the German machine tool industry after World War II”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 (2011): 1-28.

Buenstorf, G. and S. Klepper: “Why does entry cluster geographically? Evidence from the U.S.´tire industry”, Journal of Urban Economics, 68 (2010): 103-114.

Buenstorf, G. and S. Klepper: “Submarket dynamics and innovation: The case of the U.S. tire industry”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 19 (2010): 1563-1587.

Buenstorf, G.: “Is commercialization good or bad for science? Individual-level evidence from the Max Planck Society”, Research Policy, 38 (2009): 281-292.

Buenstorf, G.: “Opportunity spin-offs and necessity spin-offs”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 1 (2009): 22-40.

Buenstorf, G. and D. Fornahl: “B2C - Bubble to cluster: The dot.com boom, spin-off entrepreneurship, and regional agglomeration”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 19 (2009): 349-378. 

Buenstorf, G. and S. Klepper: “Heritage and agglomeration: the Akron tyre cluster revisited”, The Economic Journal, 119 (2009): 705-733.

Contributions to edited volumes

Buenstorf, G.: “Introduction”, in: Buenstorf, G. (ed.): Evolution, Organization and Economic Behavior. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 1-20.

Buenstorf, G. and M. Habekost: “Vom Kombinat zum Mittelstand: Unternehmens-Spin-offs in der ostdeutschen Systemtransformation”, in: C. Dreger, R. Kosfeld and M. Türck (eds.): Empirische Regionalforschung heute. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2011, pp. 235-257.

Breschi, S., C. Lenzi, F. Malerba, M. L. Mancusi, G. Buenstorf, M. McKelvey, P. Llerena and K. Bishop. “New innovators and knowledge-based entrepreneurship: Field analysis”, in: F. Malerba (ed.): Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems: Evidence from Europe. London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 179-197.

Buenstorf, G.: “Knowledge-based entrepreneurship and international technology transfer in the German laser industry”, in: F. Malerba (ed.): Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems: Evidence from Europe. London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 243-264.


Buenstorf, G.: “Forschung und Markteintritt in der (ost-)deutschen Laserindustrie”, in: U. Cantner and M. Ruffert (eds.): Universität in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Jena: IKS Garamond, 2012, pp. 203-210.

Buenstorf, G., U. Cantner, H. Hanusch, H.-W. Lorenz and F. Rahmeyer: “Editorial: the two sides of innovation”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 22 (2012): 407–411.