A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Josefine Diekhof

PhD Candidate

DFG Research Training Program „The Economics of Innovative Change“
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena & the Max Planck Institute of Economics

address: Carl-Zeiss-Bachstraße 18k, room 203, 07743 Jena, Germany
phone: +49 171 5348230, mail: Josefine.Diekhof [@] uni-jena.de

Research Interests
Development Economics, Industrial Dynamics, Technological Transitions, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, Environmental Innovations

Dissertation Title
An Empirical Investigation of Asymmetric Firm Responses - The Role of Environmentally Friendly Entrants in the Automotive Industry & External Demand Shocks on the Mexican Economy

Curriculum Vitae

  • 02/2015 - 12/2016  Research collaboration with Leonardo Iacovone, The World Bank Group, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 07/2012 - present   Doctoral Fellow, Graduate College “The Economics of Innovative Change”, Jena, Germany
  • 07/2008 - 11/2008  Study abroad program, Business & Economics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 09/2005 - 04/2012  Student of Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany; Grade: 1.9
  • 09/2015   Conference on ‘Innovation to Reduce Poverty and Inequalities for Inclusive and Sustainable Development’, GLOBELICS International Conference, Havana, Cuba
  • 01/2015   Conference on ‘Economics and Management of Innovation, Technology and Organizations’, DRUID Academy, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 01/2015   Internal seminar, invited by Prof. Frenken, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 11/2014   Internal seminar on ‘Environmental Social Science’, invited by Prof. Truffer, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • 07/2014   Conference on ‘Foundations of Economic Change – Behaviour, Interaction and Aggregate Outcomes’, The International Schumpeter Society, Jena, Germany
  • 05/2014   Conference on ‘Slippery Subjects: challenges of researching science, technology, innovation and policy', SPRU DPhil Days, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
  • 11/2013   Conference on ‘Future Mobility - Markets and Policy Measures in the Evolution of Electric Mobility’, University of Bremen, Oldenburg, Germany
  • 08/2013   Summer school on ‘Innovation and Research Policies for a Sustainable Transition’, Research Network on Innovation, Belfort, France
  • Diekhof, J. (2015), “Do Entrants Increase Incumbents’ Innovation Activity? – Escaping the Lock-In, Stimulating Technological Change and the Transition towards Environmentally Friendly Vehicles”, Journal of Innovation Economics and Management, vol. 4, no. 16, 101-137.
  • Diekhof, J., Cantner, U. (2017), “Incumbents’ Asymmetric Responses to Environmentally Friendly Entrants in the Automotive Industry”, Jena Economic Research Papers, 2017-004.
  • Diekhof, J., Iacovone, L. (2016), “Mexican Firms’ Asymmetric Responses to External Demand Shocks – The Case of US Antidumping against Chinese Exporters”, wp.
  • Diekhof, J. (2016), “Mexican Firms’ Asymmetric Responses to External Demand Shocks – Indirect Performance Changes in Non-Affected Products and Markets”, wp.
  • 05/2011 - 11/2011   Siemens AG, Nuremberg, Germany; Diploma thesis in: Economics of Innovation; Grade: 1.0
    _______________  Topic:"Marketing Strategy for Customer Acquisition-A Case Study on Electric Motor Test Technology for the Innovative Chinese Electric Vehicle Industry"
  • 10/2010 - 01/2011   Siemens AG, Nuremberg, Germany; Seminar on: Planning & Organisation in the Automotive Industry
    _______________  Topic, paper & presentation: “Application of Siemens’ Automotive Product Portfolio for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing”
  • 03/2009 - 06/2009   Fraunhofer Institute IOF, Jena, Germany; Seminar on: Technology Marketing
    _______________  Topic, paper & presentation: “Market Launch Strategy for Innovative Soldering of Minimal Optical Systems”
  • 02/2013 - present   Energy Cooperative Saale-Holzland e.G., Germany; Member of Supervisory Board
  • 08/2009 - 08/2010   Bosch Lawn & Garden Ltd., United Kingdom; Project & Brand Management, packaging changeover project
  • 03/2006 - 04/2006   Get People e.K., Germany; Strategic Marketing
  • 08/2003 - 09/2003   HBC Engineering Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom; Quality Management for new components