Prof. Dr. Cornelia Storz


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Cornelia Storz holds the Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research focuses on how incumbent firms and entrepreneurs innovate, how universities stimulate knowledge creation, how organisations are facilitated by their institutional environment, and how digital firms are managing identities. Cornelia also works on issues on innovation and entrepreneurship in developing countries. In her most recent work, she explores new methods such as computer vision to analyse product similarity.

Cornelia's research projects have been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Volkswagen Foundation, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Her recent publications have appeared in Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Journal of Technology Transfer, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Industry and Innovation, Socio-Economic Review, Journal of Business Economics. She has also edited and published several Special Issues in Research Policy and Socio-Economic Review, and numerous books (Oxford University Press; Palgrave MacMillan; Edward Elgar; Routledge).

Prior to joining the Goethe University Frankfurt, Cornelia held academic positions at the University of Duisburg-Essen and at the University of Marburg. She has also been a visiting professor at the Osaka University, Japan, and a visiting scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, at Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, California, and at the Institute of Innovation Research at the Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. Further, she has been invited as a visiting researcher to the RIETI (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry) at METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Tokyo.

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Recent Publications - Aktuelle Publikationen


Storz, C., Amoncio, E., & Ramachandran, R. (2024). Entrepreneurship Trainings and Human Capital Endowment: When Learning from External Sources Does (Not) Increase Performance. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, (open access).  

Casper, S., Miozzo, M., & Storz, C. (2024). The Emergence of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Interplay between Early Entrepreneurial Activity and Public Policy in the Korean Online Gaming Industry. Industry and Innovation.

Miozzo, M., Storz, C., & Casper, S. (2023). Digital creatives and digital engineers: entrepreneurial firms, institutional context, and the organization of innovation. Socio-Economic Review, mwad057.

Zou, N., & Storz, C. (2023). Why do some entrepreneurs thrive? A network content perspective. Journal of Business Research, 161, 113821.

Amoncio, E., Chan, T. H., and Storz, C. (2023). Computer Vision for Visual Analysis: New Insights From Product Design Visual Similarity. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.

Storz, C., ten Brink, T., & Zou, N. (2022). Innovation in emerging economies: How do university-industry linkages and public procurement matter for small businesses? Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 39, 1439–1480.

Conlé, M., Storz, C., Kroll, H., & ten Brink, T. (2021). University Satellite Institutes as Exogenous Facilitators of Technology Transfer Ecosystem Development. The Journal of Technology Transfer.  

Herrmann, A. M., Storz, C., & Held, L. (2020). Whom do Nascent Ventures search for? Resource Scarcity and Linkage Formation Activities during New Product Development Processes. Small Business Economics.

Storz, C., & Taube, M. (eds.) (2020). Firms, Institutions, and the State in East Asia. A Festschrift in Honour of Werner Pascha. Marburg: Metropolis. (click here for publication)

Fragkandreas, T., & Storz, C. (2020). Knowledge Diffusion in Management: Kaizen in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Storz, C., & Taube, M. (eds.): Firms, Institutions, and the State in East Asia. A Festschrift in Honour of Werner Pascha. Marburg: Metropolis, 89-109.  (click here for publication)

Amelung, I., Bälz, M., Holbig, H., Schumann, M., & Storz, C. (eds) (2018). Protecting the Weak. Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation. London: Routledge. (click here for publication)

Storz, C., & Holbig, H. (2018). Theories on Institutional Change: An Application to the Dynamics of “Protecting the Weak”. In: Amelung, I., Bälz, M., Holbig, H., Schumann, M., & Storz, C. (eds): Protecting the Weak. Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation. Routledge, 111-136.  (click here for publication)

Casper, S., & Storz, C. (2017). Bounded careers in creative industries. Surprising patterns in video games. Industry and Innovation, 24(3), 213-248.

Casper, S., & Storz, C. (2016). Entrepreneurial Communities and the State. The Emergence of Korea’s On-Line Gaming Industry. In: Whitley, R., & Zhang, X. (eds): Changing Business Systems in Asia: Globalisation, Socio-Political Change, and Economic Organisation. Oxford University Press, 306-332.

Storz, C., Riboldazzi, F., & John, M. (2015). Mobility and Innovation: A Cross-Country Comparison in the Video Game Industry. Research Policy, 44(1), 121-137.

Storz, C., & Casper, S. (2015). Careers with Boundaries: Innovation within the Japanese Video Game Industry. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Krafft, J., Lechevalier, S., Quatraro, F., & Storz, C. (eds.) (2014). Special Section Research Policy: Emergence of New Industries. Research Policy, 43(10), 1663-1665.  

Krafft, J., Lechevalier, S., Quatraro, F., & Storz, C. (2014). Emergence and evolution of new industries: The path-dependent dynamics of knowledge creation. Research Policy, 43(10), (Special Section „Emergence of New Industries“), 1663-1665.  

Lechevalier, S., Nishimura, J., Storz, C. (2014). Diversity in patterns of industry evolution: how an intrapreneurial regime contributed to the emergence of the service robot industry in Japan. Research Policy, 43(10), 1716-1729.

Storz, C., Amable, B., Casper, S., & Lechevalier, S. (eds.) (2013). Special Issue Socio Economic Review: Asian Capitalisms. Socio Economic Review, 11(2), 217–232.

Storz, C., Amable, B., Casper, S., & Lechevalier, S. (2013). Bringing Asia into the comparative capitalism perspective. Socio Economic Review 11(2), 217-232.

Storz, C., & Schäfer, S. (2013 Paperback, 2011 Hardback). Institutional Diversity and Innovation. Continuing and Emerging Patterns in Japan and China (with guest contribution of Marcus Conlé and preface of Richard Whitley). London: Routledge.  (click here for publication)

Pascha, W., Storz, C., Taube, M. (eds.) (2011). Institutional Variety in East Asia. Formal and informal patterns of coordination. Edward Elgar (New Horizons in Insitutional and Evolutionary Economics Series).  (click here for publication)

Schäfer, S., & Storz, C. (2010). Rigidity and Change in the Japanese Venture Economy. In: Haghirian, P. (ed.): Innovation and Change in Japanese Management. Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 39 -58.  (click here for publication)

Storz, C. (2009). Sources and Processes of Change: The Case of the Game Software Industry. In: Söderberg, M., & Nelson, P. (eds.): Japan’s Politics and Economy. Perspectives on Change. London: Routledge, 182-200.  (click here for publication)

Rüland, J., Schubert, G., Schucher, G., & Storz, C. (eds.) (2009 Paperback, 2008 Hardback). Asian-European Relations. Building Blocks for global governance? London: Routledge.  (click here for publication)

Storz, C. (2008). Dynamics in Innovation Systems: Evidence from Japan's Game Software Industry. Research Policy 37(9), 1480-1491.


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