Uwe Cantner How Is Economic Change Influenced by Innovations?

Uwe Cantner is primarily affiliated with the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, where he holds a professorship in economics, and is the Director of the Jena Graduate School of Human Behavior in Social and Economic Change. Since 2015 he is member of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation - EFI) that advises the German Federal Government. In 2012 he was appointed President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society, a society devoted to the field of evolutionary economics, and brought the 2014 ISS Conference to Jena. Cantner’s interests range from the Economics of Innovation and Change to Evolutionary Economics and Theories of Productivity. His most recent publications explore the connection between technology and innovation in the field of economics, as well as themes around social and economic change in an interdisciplinary context.

Area of Research

Economics of Innovation, Evolutionary Economics, Industrial Economics, Social and Economic Change

Martin Obschonka, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Uwe Cantner and Maximilian Goethner. "Entrepreneurial Self-Identity: Predictors and Effects Within the Theory of Planned Behavior Framework." Journal of Business and Psychology 30 (2015): 773-794.  
Uwe Cantner, Jens J. Krüger and René Söllner. "Product Quality, Product Price, and Share Dynamics in the German Compact Car Market." Industrial and Corporate Change 21 (2012): 1085-1115.  
Uwe Cantner, Jens J. Krüger and Kristina von Rhein. "Knowledge Compensation in the German Automobile Industry." Applied Economics 43 (2011): 2941-2951.  
Uwe Cantner, Werner Güth, Andreas Nicklisch and Torsten Weiland. "Competition in Product Design: An Experiment Exploring Innovation Behavior." Metroeconomica 60 (2009): 724-752.  
Uwe Cantner and Holger Graf. "The Network of Innovators in Jena: An Application of Social Network Analysis." Research Policy 35 (2006): 463-480.  

since 2015

Member

Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (Expertenkommission EFI) that advises the German Federal Government

since 2014

Vice‐President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) (more details)

since 2010

Professor of Economics

University of Southern Denmark/Odense

since 2000

Professor of Economics

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) (more details)

Chair for Microeconomics

2000

Temporary Professorship

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) (more details)

1997-1998

Temporary Professorship

University of Augsburg (Universität Augsburg)

Department of Economics

1996-1997

Assistant Professor

University of Augsburg (Universität Augsburg)

Department of Economics

1990-1996

Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Horst Hanusch

University of Augsburg (Universität Augsburg)

Department of Economics

1985-1990

Assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Horst Hanusch

University of Augsburg (Universität Augsburg)

Department of Economics

1996

Habilitation in Economics

University of Augsburg (Universität Augsburg)

Department of Economics

1990

PhD in Economics

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Institute for International Economics

1985

Diploma in Economics

University of Augsburg (Universität Augsburg)

1984

Master in Economics

Wayne‐State University, Detroit

Fellowships

Guest Professor at the Telecom Ecole de Management, Paris (2015)

Guest Professor at Université de Nice and Sophia Antipolis (2015)

Guest Professor at the Telecom Ecole de Management, Paris (2014)

Guest Professor at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turino (2013)

Guest Professor at the Telecom Ecole de Management, Paris (2013)

President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (2013-2014)

Member Scientific Committee "Einstein Stiftung" Berlin (2012)

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IWH in Halle/Saale (since 2012)

Member of the Advisory Board of the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs (since 2012)

President‐Elect of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (Term 2013‐2014) (since 2010)

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Analysis (JEA) (since 2010)

Member of the Jury of the Joseph A. Schumpeter‐Prize 2010 (2010)

Member Scientific Advisory Board of the IWH in Halle/Saale (since 2009)

Chairman of the Evolutionary Economics Chapter of the German Economic Association (2008-2009)

Director Jena Graduate School "Human Behavior in Social and Economic Change" (since 2007)

Member of the Executive Board of the International Max Planck Research School “Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World” (since 2007)

Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mannheim Innovationpanel of the ZEW (MIP) (since 2006)

Director of the PhD Program DFG‐RTG 1411 "The Economics of Innovative Change" (since 2006)

Member of the Board of ZEW Innovations‐Panels (2005-2006)

Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the DIME EU‐Network of Excellence (2005-2011)

Member of the Jury of the Joseph A. Schumpeter Prize 2002 (2002)

Managing Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics (JEE) (since 2001)

Member of the Jury of the Joseph A. Schumpeter Prize 2000 (1999-2000)

Guest Professor at Université de Rennes (1998-2000)

Guest Professor at Université du Toulon et du Var (1998)

General Editor of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) (1998-2008)

Prizes

Award of the Honorary Membership in the RNI Network (2013)

Chairman Schumpeter Prize Competition 2012 (2012)

Runner‐Up for the Dorothy Harllow Best Paper Award at the 2011 Academy of Management Meeting (2nd Best Paper) (2011)

International Max Planck Research School “Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World” (2012-2018)

BMBF. Energy Innovation (2012-2014)

DFG‐Graduiertenkolleg: "Economics of Innovative Change" Prolongation Application (2011-2015)

BMBF: Service Produktivität (2010-2013)

Freistaat Thüringen ‐ Thüringer Kultusministerium: Thüringer Gründerstudie (2010-2012)

EU‐DIME: User Producer Relations and Industry Dynamics (2009-2010)

BMBF: Spitzencluster (2009-2014)

Freistaat Thüringen: Graduiertenschule Human Behaviour (2008-2012)

EU‐DIME: Project "Experiments on Innovation Behaviour" (2008-2009)

EU‐DIME: Project "Variations of Entrepreneurship" (2008-2009)

EU‐DIME: Project "Local and Sectoral Systems of Innovations: Interdependencies and their Development Patterns over Time" (2007-2008)

EU‐DIME: Project "Demand" (2007)

Beutenberg Campus: Biotechcluster (2007)

International Max Planck Research School “Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World” (2007-2012)

DFG‐Graduiertenkolleg: "Economics of Innovative Change" (2006-2010)

Böckler‐Stiftung: Anschlussfinanzierung zu Erfolg und Misserfolg von innovativen Unternehmensgründungen (2006-2009)

Freistaat Thüringen‐Thüringer Kultusministerium: Erfolg und Misserfolg von innovativen Unternehmensgründungen (2006-2008)

EU‐DIME: Project "Interdependencies of Interactions in Local and Sectoral Innovation Systems" (2006-2008)

BMBF: Nachwuchsgruppe InnoHeart (2006-2008)

Industrieverband: Weimar (2005)

VW‐Stiftung: 2nd Order Innovation (2005-2007)

BIFA: Benchmarking im Sektor Müllverbrennung (2002-2004)

PROCOPE: Productivity‐Development (2002-2003)

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Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

Jena, Germany

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is the only traditional university in the German state of Thuringia with 10 faculties covering all disciplines. It was founded in 1558 and today offers a broad range of almost 200 different study programmes ranging from archaeology to Studies in Economics. The student body comprises about 18,000 students who, in various rankings and studies, have time and again born testimony to the good academic and study conditions at their university.

The Friedrich Schiller University is characterized by high and strong research dynamics. It has been a long tradition at the university to work interdisciplinarily, and close cooperation with non-university research institutions and the industry have always had great importance. Research at the Friedrich Schiller University focuses around the three keywords “Light – Life – Liberty”.

Special attention and support is given to young scientists and academics at the University of Jena. With it's nationwide recognized Graduate Academy, the Friedrich Schiller University puts great emphasis on optimal qualifications and the highest possible quality standards. The more than 120 cooperation agreements with universities around the world underline the international orientation of the Friedrich Schiller University who has also been able to build up a reputation of preserving culture thanks to its 42 collections and museums. (Source: University of Jena)

Department

Department of Economics

"On the 6th of December in 1991, the School of Economics and Business Administration was founded with the goal of linking liberal traditions with modern study concepts and contents. During the 1990s, a new campus, with modern- style architecture and a cafeteria, was established in the heart of the city. The School of Economics and Business Administration combines professional training with postgraduate qualifications in the fields of business, economics, business information systems and business educational studies. With our innovative and comprehensive framework in the field of economic science, we provide a formal-quantitative education based on a decision-making oriented methodology. " (Source)

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Innovation can be both creative and destructive. It creates new patterns of social and economic life, while at the same time destroying or reforming existing ones. That means that innovations are the product of a given economic system and at the same time change the system they are part of. As UWE CANTNER points out in this video, the economics of innovation and change is shaped by different actors, which influence each other and together contribute to overall structural change. Research thus far has been unable to explain this structural change theoretically and provide empirical evidence. But by combining different theoretical lines of thinking an economic pattern that responds to economic reality can be drawn up.

LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10315

Foundations of Economic Change: An Extended Schumpeterian Approach

  • Uwe Cantner
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
  • Published in 2016

Chicago

Uwe Cantner. "Foundations of Economic Change: An Extended Schumpeterian Approach." Journal of Evolutionary Economics (in press) (2016).