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Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes
Professorship for Organisation & Innovation
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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Research visit Scandinavia

Between semesters, Camilla Chlebna took the opportunity for a three-month research stay in Denmark at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen with Teis Hansen. The purpose was to work on her personal development, as well as to explore common interests that could be the basis for a closer collaboration in the future. Alongside, Camilla enjoyed the exchange with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines working on sustainability in the wider field of food systems and resources.

Camilla Chlebna also seized the opportunity to visit other scientific colleagues in Scandinavia and traveled to Norway for two weeks. For one week she was able to explore Trondheim, enjoyed the exchange with a very engaged group of PhD students in a PhD course and exchanged ideas with Asbjørn Karlsen from the Department for Geography at NTNU and Markus Steen from SINTEF Digital. During the weekend, she was able to explore the impressively wild landscape of the surrounding area on foot. She continued by ferry to Bergen, where she was hosted by Lars Coenen and numerous colleagues in the field of transition geography at the Mohn Centre for Innovation. Here, too, there was time on the weekend to climb one of Bergen's seven local mountains. There she even experienced a snowstorm at the beginning of April. Furthermore, Camilla was a guest at the department of Geography at Lund University with Markus Grillitsch and Josephine Rekers for one day.

The eventful three months flew by and were very helpful, which is also reflected in ongoing plans for projects and initiatives.

Organizing: The Beauty of Imperfection – 38th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Vienna, 7. – 9. July 2022

Under the theme „Organizing: The Beauty of Imperfection”, this year’s Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) took place at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Following stringent hygiene regulations, the conference was perfectly organized on site. 

Sabrina Paustian, Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele and Jannika Mattes presented their current research as part of the colloquium’s sub-theme „Digital Technology, Societal Change and Shifts in Institutional Logics”. Their work entitled “Heterogeneous cooperation in smart grid projects: Bridging institutional logics via digital standards?” dealt with digitalization processes of the energy sector – particularly with the development of smart grids. Here new actor constellations and approaches lead to challenges in inter-organizational collaboration. In these processes, IT-standards play an increasingly important role as they are implemented to serve as an interlinkage between the heterogenous actors. Findings of the research team, however, suggest that the investigated standard only partly enables an alignment of actors’ diverging values, beliefs and working styles. Thereby, the research seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the difficult institutionalization processes involved in complex innovation projects.

Despite the size of the EGOS colloquium, the sub-theme made possible an intensive exchange between about 40 international scholars throughout the entire duration of the colloquium. Institutional theory as a common ground of all scholars in the sub-theme further contributed to in-depth conversations and constructive discussions.

More information about the colloquium: www.egos.org/2022_Vienna/General-Theme

Organizing: The Beauty of Imperfection – 38th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Vienna, 7. – 9. July 2022

Under the theme „Organizing: The Beauty of Imperfection”, this year’s Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) took place at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Following stringent hygiene regulations, the conference was perfectly organized on site. 

Sabrina Paustian, Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele and Jannika Mattes presented their current research as part of the colloquium’s sub-theme „Digital Technology, Societal Change and Shifts in Institutional Logics”. Their work entitled “Heterogeneous cooperation in smart grid projects: Bridging institutional logics via digital standards?” dealt with digitalization processes of the energy sector – particularly with the development of smart grids. Here new actor constellations and approaches lead to challenges in inter-organizational collaboration. In these processes, IT-standards play an increasingly important role as they are implemented to serve as an interlinkage between the heterogenous actors. Findings of the research team, however, suggest that the investigated standard only partly enables an alignment of actors’ diverging values, beliefs and working styles. Thereby, the research seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the difficult institutionalization processes involved in complex innovation projects.

Despite the size of the EGOS colloquium, the sub-theme made possible an intensive exchange between about 40 international scholars throughout the entire duration of the colloquium. Institutional theory as a common ground of all scholars in the sub-theme further contributed to in-depth conversations and constructive discussions.

More information about the colloquium: www.egos.org/2022_Vienna/General-Theme

How do networking organizations and their role evolve as regional transitions advance?

Shortly before the summer break, the newest REENEA research on "The evolving role of networking organizations in sustainability transitions" has been published. In the paper, Sebastian Rohe and Camilla Chlebna analyze two regional energy networks: The Oldenburger Energiecluster OLEC e.V. and the deENet Kompetenznetzwerk dezentrale Energietechnologien e. V. from Northern Hesse.

Methodologically, Sebastian and Camilla combine interviews with experts and stakeholders from inside and outside the networking organizations with a social network analysis of the network members and their connections (expressed in joint participation of events and meetings).

The paper investigates what role OLEC and deENet played for their respective energy transitions, how the structure of both networking organizations changed over time, what kinds of tensions went along with these changes, and how policy makers and network managers might address these challenges. With this research, the REENEA team further contributions to debates around sustainability transitions, specially on transition intermediaries and the role of networks in evolving Technological Innovation Systems.

Our article is published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change: doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121916

You can download it for free until 19th September 2022 following this link: authors.elsevier.com/a/1fVT998SGstkV

If you are interested in reading it after this date, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Conference trip and visit to the water research institute EAWAG in Zurich

In early July, Jannika Mattes, Sebastian Rohe and Camilla Chlebna attended the 5th Geography of Innovation Conference in Milan around topics related to the geography of innovation. Sebastian Rohe presented a paper with Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele and Jannika Mattes on the regional embeddedness of firms which is currently under review at a top-tier journal. Jannika Mattes presented a paper with Camilla Chlebna and Hanna Martin on the role of ecological boundaries and social dynamics in common concepts of regional industrial change which is also under review at a top-tier journal. Both papers were presented as part of a well-attended special session entitled “The multi-scalar geography of sustainability transitions: Exploring interfaces between sectoral and regional innovation dynamics” which Sebastian Rohe and Jannika Mattes had organized with Christian Binz and Johan Miörner, EAWAG, and Markus Steen, SINTEF Digital.  Unfortunately, there was little time for extensive tourist activities in Milan due to the intensive program, but there was all the more opportunity for personal exchange with colleagues in the field after the long Covid-induced break.

Camilla Chlebna then continued her journey to Dübendorf near Zurich to continue the exchange with colleagues Christian Binz and Bernhard Truffer from the EAWAG water research institute. After a short tour of the impressive EAWAG building, which after 15 years is still a beacon of sustainable construction, including a visit to the urine treatment facilities and the fresh air intake for passive cooling and heating in the basement, there was plenty of time for exchange around future joint initiatives, career prospects in science and the problems of publishing.

Can a digital society be sustainable? Conference in Passau (23.-24.06.2022)

Can a digital society be sustainable? Conference in Passau (23.-24.06.2022)

After a long time of digital conferences, we attended the first conference on site again. The DGS working group Soziologie der Nachhaltigkeit organized, together with the other groups Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie, Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitssoziologie, Organisationssoziologie sowie Religionssoziologie the conference Kann eine digitale Gesellschaft nachhaltig sein? Soziologische Perspektiven auf die Wechselwirkungen von gesellschaftlicher Transformation, Technik und Natur at the University of Passau.

Scholars spent two days discussing the topic from various theoretical and empirical perspectives. Sabrina Paustian presented a paper co-authored with Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele and Jannika Mattes. The presentation, titled "Heterogeneous cooperation in smart grid projects: bridging institutional logics via digital standards?" was about digitalization in the energy sector towards a more sustainable energy system. The development of smart grids leads to novel actor constellations and approaches of inter-organizational collaboration. In this process, standards have a special role, because they act as a link between the actors and thus aim to align different points of view and ways of working.

Despite the wide variety of contributions, the participants were able to identify numerous commonalities and parallels in their work. In our society, sustainability is not only closely linked to the idea of greater efficiency. Rather, the role of digitization in this process also varies. Does it reinforce this process or does it also promote more inequalities at the same time?

04.-06.07.2022: 6th Geography of Innovation Conference (GeoInno2022) Mailand, Italien.

Sebastian Rohe, Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele, Jannika Mattes: ‘The embeddedness of companies in regional energy transitions’ 6th Geography of Innovation Conference (GeoInno2022). Mailand, Italien. 04.-06.07.2022

New publication from the SEAS Project: The (still unexplored) Social Side of Smart Grid Development. Towards a Social Layer for the SGAM

Technology development involves much more than just technology itself - even if IT standards are applied. In their recently published paper, Sabrina Paustian, Julia Köhlke, Jannika Mattes and Sebastian Lehnhoff from the SEAS project show why social processes also need to be considered in smart grid development processes and how they can be integrated into existing IT architecture models.

Abstract: Smart Grids interconnect stakeholders and technologies in the energy domain for the sake of enabling new ways of interacting within the energy system through the usage of information and communication technologies. However, the facilitation of new business models and competition in the energy domain is not purely a technological issue. Besides technological complexity, stakeholders with different knowledge, expertise, and methods are necessary for Smart Grid developments. This heterogeneity also results in specific social challenges. The industry-standard IEC 62559-2 leverages Use Cases for modelling the so-called Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) to assess the technical interoperability and complexity of future energy systems. With its focus on ICT standardization and its implementation, it only implicitly considers involved stakeholders. However, social interaction and the underlying dynamics of power and knowledge exchange critically influence the development process. Therefore, we propose a social perspective in these collaborative development processes of SGAM with a focus on the stakeholders. For the modelling of social collaboration within the SGAM, we expand the proximity concept by Boschma (2005) to show the characteristics and the relations of stakeholders involved. Our research presents an additional ‘Social Layer’ for the SGAM to show the prevailing heterogeneity of the stakeholders and illustrates this with an empirical case study. Our findings contribute to a better understanding of stakeholder collaboration and its characteristics in the Smart Grid development processes.

The paper was presented at the Workshop on Bridging International Societal Differences in Autonomous and Digitalized Energy Systems at the ACM e-Energy Conference 2022 and has now been published here: doi.org/10.1145/3538637.3539585

7 - 9 July - EGOS 2022 in Vienna

Jannika Mattes, Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele and Sabrina Paustian present their paper “Heterogeneous cooperation in smart grid projects: Bridging institutional logics via digital standards?” at the EGOS 2022 in Vienna “Sub-theme 23: Digital Technology, Societal Change and Shifts in Institutional Logics”.

6.7.2022: WindGISKI Handover of BMUV funding decisions

On Wednesday, 6 July 2022, State Secretary Stefan Tidow handed over grant approvals to eight AI projects in an official BMUV event. One of these so-called AI lighthouses is the WindGISKI project, in which our Organization & Innovation group is involved under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes. The aim of the project is to develop and evaluate an AI-based geoinformation system that can be used to identify potential areas of wind energy more precisely. The project was highlighted by Stefan Tidow, State Secretary at the BMUV, especially because of its topicality. At the subsequent get-together in the BMUV Nordhof, Dr. Kirsten Kappert-Gonther (Member of the Bundestag) also emphasized the opportunities that come with an interdisciplinary research team like that of WindGISKI. The working group at the University of Oldenburg brings a social science perspective to the project and was represented at the meeting by doctoral student Tamara Schnell (in the center of the photo).

Rohe, Sebastian; Oltmer, Marie; Wolter, Hendrik; Gmeiner, Nina; Tschersich, Julia (2022): Forever niche – Why do organic vegetable varieties not diffuse? In: CIRCLE Papers in Innovation Studies, No 2022/08

Why are there a hundred varieties of organic milk in the supermarket but only one variety of organic zucchini? To answer this question, Sebastian Rohe and Marie Oltmer from our working group “Organization & Innovation” investigated the barriers to the diffusion of organically grown vegetable varieties in food retail, together with colleagues from the Department of Ecological Economics (also at the University of Oldenburg) and from the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). 
The work has now been published as a PrePrint. For the study, the team of authors talked to growers, farmers and supermarket buying agents. Organic vegetables in the supermarket are usually based on varieties that have been bred specifically for conventional agriculture and patented by international corporations. This is different for organic vegetables. Nevertheless, organic vegetable varieties are not offered in supermarkets. The results show that important stakeholders lack basic understanding of the benefits or even knowledge about the existence of the varieties. At the same time, the varieties are not competitively priced. The added value of organic vegetable varieties is difficult to communicate, in part because there is no universally recognized label for the varieties. There is no proactive market building by investors or retailers. Instead, other sustainability issues are on the agenda. Because of these challenges, most suppliers of organically grown vegetables do not even aim for the supermarket & develop niche marketing channels. However, this in turn severely limits the diffusion potential of the vegetables (and their ecological benefits).
The full results of our research can be viewed here: dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.19325.03049

26 May 2022 Camilla Chlebna - Guest lecture in seminar CCRI – Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

Camilla Chlebna: ‘Competing terms for complementary concepts? – Acceptance, legitimacy and trust in regional energy transitions’. Guest lecture in the seminar CCRI – Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, Great Britain. Online. 26 May 2022.

Eu-SPRI Conference, May 9th-10th, 2022, Manchester

Marie Oltmer präsentierte das gemeinsame Paper von ihr und Camilla Chlebna mit dem Titel „Putting insects on the agenda – The role of policy entrepreneurs for insect conservation in Germany” auf der Eu-SPRI 2022 Konferenz für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen in Manchester, Großbritannien. Sie gewann dabei den zweiten Platz beim Best Presentation Award.

16 March 2022 - New WindGISKI project team member

Tamara Schnell has joined the working group Orgnisation & Innovation in the WindGISKI project. Please find more information on her website.

20 - 23 September 2021 Perspectives on the Social Embeddedness of the Smart Grid Architecture Model in Innovation Projects

Julia Köhlke, Sabrina Paustian, Jannika Mattes, Sebastian Lehnhoff, Mathias Uslar 'Perspectives on the Social Embeddedness of the Smart Grid Architecture Model in Innovation Projects’. CIRED 2021/online. 20 – 23 September 2021.

8 - 9 July 2021 Lecture at the virtual meeting of the German Sustainability Science Summit 2021

Jannika Mattes: 'A geography of innovation perspective on regions in sustainability transitions‘. Contribution to the Panel “Spatiality in sustainability science: Contrasting perspectives to accelerate transformation” at the virtual German Sustainability Science Summit 2021, 8.-9.7.2021.

10 June 2021 Lecture at the virtual Annual Meeting 2021 of the section Organisationssoziologie (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie): „Große Herausforderungen“ und Organisationen: Themenfelder, Theorien und Methoden im Umbruch

Jannika Mattes and Sabrina Paustian give the lecture "Standardisierung durch Digitalisierung im Energiesektor – Der Umgang mit Standardisierung in kollaborativen Innovationsprozessen"

12 May 2021: Lecture as part of the series on the transformation of the energy system at Leibniz University Hannover

Prof. Jens Köhrsen and Prof. Jannika Mattes give the lecture "Local energy transition processes - a sociological perspective".

Invitation to "Conversations on the Social Embeddedness of Digital Technologies"

The conversations are part of the research training group “Social embeddedness of Autonomous Cyber Physical Systems (SEAS)” and the research center “Human Cyber-Physical System (HCPS)” with the cluster “Human – Technology – Society”. The target group of the conversations are members of SEAS and HCPS. Moreover, the conversations will be also attractive for undergraduate and graduate students and researchers from disciples such as Social Science, Computer Science, Health and Neuroscience.

21.01.2021: Camilla Chlebna: ‘The fragility of regional energy transitions’. Presentation at CREST (City and Regional Sustainability Transitions) webinar by the Regional Studies Association / online.

Press Release 389/18 University of Oldenburg:
Lower Saxony Research Prize for Sociologist Jannika Mattes (21 November 2018)

Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes, Junior Professor at the Institute for Social Sciences, University of Oldenburg, was awarded the 2018 research prize by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture. The prize was designed for personalities that make significant contributions through their outstanding scientific work as well as in the field of university development. The jury appreciated Jannika Mattes' research on entrepreneurial innovation strategies and societal change with regard to energy transition.

Presentation at the Congress of the German Sociologists’ Association in Göttingen (September 2018)

Jannika Mattes, Camilla Chlebna, Meike Löhr, Sebastian Rohe attended the 39th Congress of the German Society for Sociology (DGS) in Göttingen (24.-28.09.2018) with a lecture on 'Regional Transition Fields: Energy Change as a Social Process'. The presentation took place in the joint event of the sections Organizational Sociology and Science and Technology Research, which was entitled "Innovation Fields. Fields of Action for the Coordination of Complex Innovations". In the discussion of the various contributions, it became clear how difficult it is to empirically break down and apply the concept of Strategic Action Fields. At the same time, the various field-theoretical approaches worked as a good link between the very different research areas.

Energy transition: actors in flow
(6 September 2018)

At the Science Soirée, the audience is appointed in a lottery. Jannika Mattes presented empirical results from the Oldenburg case study of the REENEA project in front of about 30 people. In the discussion that followed, it particularly became clear how important also interested citizens regard social science research in relation to energy transitions.

'Internationalisierung der Arbeit - Innovationsprozesse in multinationalen Konzernen' (15 May 2018)

In the course of the event 'Zukunft der Arbeit' organised by the cooperation centre 'University - Trade Unions' Jannika Mattes elaborates on innovation processes in multinational groups. The event takes place on the occasion of the research year 2018 'Arbeitswelten der Zukunft'.

Energy Systems in Transition – The Role of Actors in Regional Change Processes (3 and 4 May 2018)

On 3rd and 4th May an introductory kick-off workshop organised by the project team of the DFG funded REENEA project led by Prof Jannika Mattes took place at University of Oldenburg. Ten internationally renowned transition scholars followed the invitation to the event titled “Energy Systems in Transition – The Role of Agents in Regional Transition Processes” and gave inspiring talks. Discussions amongst participants immediately after the talks were lively and continued informally over coffee and cake. The REENEA team gained important insights on the relations between agents and institutions and on the relevance of the regional level in wider reaching transition processes. The team wishes to thank the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Europeanising Coastal Regions” for the financial support of the workshop.

'Regionaler Energiewandel unter der Lupe - Die Rolle der Akteure' (28 April 2018)

Jannika Mattes lectures on regional energy transition in the "Uni am Markt", organised by the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L).

Uni-Info 1/2018 - Den Wandel verstehen

Article from the university magazine 'uni-info' on the research project 'Regional Energy Transition'.

Newspaper article of 28 December 2017 (Nordwest-Zeitung)

Regional energy transition as a social process

Thanks to the renowned Emmy Noether-programme, sociologist Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes may establish her own junior research group.

Focus online article of 27 December 2017:

Sociologist Jannika Mattes joins Emmy Noether-programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

19 October 2017 

Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes was awarded the “prize for excellent research 2017” by the Universitätsgesellschaft Oldenburg e. V. (UGO) as part of the opening session of the academic year 2017/18. The prize was endowed with 5,000 € and honors her contributions to international innovation research in a combined organizational and regional perspective.

September 2016:

Jannika Mattes was granted a junior research group on Regional Energy Transition: The social processes of negotiating, norming and learning in the wind energy sector. Kickoff will be in January 2018. The project will be funded with 1.3 million Euros by the DFG (German Research Foundation).

26 April 2016:

Jannika Mattes and Martin Heidenreich: Die soziale Konstruktion einer Branche in kollaborativen Innovationsprozessen. Presentation in the research colloquium „Aktuelle Themen zur Windenergieforschung“ of the wind energy research centre ForWind, Oldenburg.

25 and 26 February 2016:

Martin Heidenreich and Jannika Mattes: Die soziale Konstruktion der Windenergiebranche in verteilten Innovationsprozessen. Presentation at the conference „Kollaborative Innovationen“ (Final conference of the project Collaborative Innovations), Göttingen.

28 - 30 January 2016:

Teis Hansen and Jannika Mattes: Beyond reciprocal proximity effects: the role of power. Presentation at the 3rd Geography of Innovation Conference, Toulouse, France.

10 December 2015:

Mattes, Jannika: Energietransition unter der Lupe. Presentation as part of the series "Innovation und sozialer Wandel", Organisations- und Innovationssoziologie, University of Stuttgart.

26 - 27 November 2015:

Die doppelte Koordinierung verteilter Innovationen in und zwischen Organisationen. Eine Mikrofundierung governancetheoretischer Perspektiven. Presentation as part of the autumn conference, DGS-group Organisationssoziologie, Berlin.

30. September 2015:

Presentationas part of the research colloquium STəPS "Breaking down energy transition: The interplay of actors and subsystem in regional restructuration processes" at the University Twente.

12 June 2015:

Presentation 'Regionale Lernsysteme und die Transformation regionaler Energiesysteme', spring conference DGS Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, section „Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung“, TU Dortmund, Germany, from 12 to 13 June 2015

25 May 2015:

Presentation with Teis Hansen Beyond reciprocal proximity effects: the role of power at the RSA Annual Conference 2015, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italien

January 2015:

Call for Applications Scholarships for the PhD program “Cultures of Participation” 

22 January 2015:

Presentation at the TU Dortmund bei den Aktuellen Debatten der Techniksoziologie"Transformation regionaler Innovationssysteme"

May 2014: Doctoral programme "Cultures of Participation" has been approved

The doctoral programme "Cultures of Participation", headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Butler, has now been approved by the MWK. Jannika Mattes is among the group of professors who applied for this programme and will be involved in colloquia and thesis supervision. 

December 2012: Research project COLLIN has now been approved

Starting in april 2013, COLLIN "Collaborative Innovations in inter-firm development processes" will investigate socially distributed innovation processes in the industries of renewable energy and information technology. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the research project will be coordinated by the Jean Monnet Centre for Europeanisation and Transnational Regulations Oldenburg (CETRO) and the Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI).
Our website contain further information regarding the project.

November 2012: Affiliation to CIRCLE to be continued

Back in Oldenburg, Jannika Mattes will continue to work together with her colleagues in Lund, Sweden. This collaboration is to be formalised with an official affiliation from January onwards. Based on this, I am looking forward to many new research ideas and exciting conjoint work.

March 2012: Seminar in CIRCLE (Lund, Sweden) coming up!

Having arrived at CIRCLE, Jannika Mattes is giving a seminar on March 22nd. It is entitled "Organizing innovation in multinational companies: Selective, sequential and temporary strategies". You find the announcement, an abstract and more information on the venue here.

March 2012: Leaving for a research period in Sweden

Jannika Mattes is starting a research period of several months at the University of Lund, Sweden. She is going to be affiliated with the well-known institute CIRCLE, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy. One important focus of the research in Lund will be to advance regarding the relationship between global value chains and regional institutional frameworks in developing countries.

November 2011: Research project on Regional Energy Systems is now starting

The research project with the acronym COMPOSITE has now started. In a collaboration with LATTS, Paris and EIFER, Karlsruhe, we will research how regions restructure in order to meet renewable energy aims. Financed by a French public agency, we will conduct theoretical and empirical work to find out how regional processes of readjustment occur. In a comparative perspective, we look at French and German, rural and urban regions. Jannika Mattes and the group in Oldenburg are responsible for the investigation of East Frisia (Ostfriesland). For more information, cf. Research.

August 2011: Scientific Retreat

In a scientific retreat, fellow researchers and Jannika Mattes had an in-depth discussion about a preliminary version of a project proposal Jannika is working on. The idea is to connect global value chains and regional institutional frameworks in order to show how regions learn in developing countries. Thank you very much to all participants for the fruitful, insightful and animated discussion!

May 2011: Post-Doc Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg

Jannika Mattes is now post-doc fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg Delmenhorst. Together with three other awardees from the region, she will be an external fellow for the next three years.

March 2011: Jannika Mattes receives thesis award

Jannika Mattes has been awarded the Weser-Ems-Wissenschaftspreis by the Oldenburgische Landesbank. The award honours her PhD thesis "Innovation in multinational companies. Organisational, international and regional dilemmas" as a particularly praiseworthy piece of work.
(Changed: 30 Aug 2022)