Gastprofessorin Prof. Dr. Barbara Krug

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Barbara Krug was from 1996 to 2015 professor of economics of governance at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

During the Summer term 2014 and the Winter term 2014/15 she was a Guest professor at the Chair for the Study of Economic Institutions, Innovation and East Asian Development and gave lectures and seminars for Bachelor and Master students of Economics and Business Administration, Sinology and Modern East Asian Studies.

Since 2015 Barbara Krug is Visiting Fellow of The Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) and Senior Professor at the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts.

Professor Krug's special field of interest is the Chinese economy. Her empirical research examines long-term business relations in transition economies and situations of high uncertainty in the nascent private business sector in China.

The empirical studies she has conducted have helped to establish a database of more than 200 private firms in China, enabling further investigation into the contribution of traditions and cultural differences within China to the emergence and survivability of Chinese firms.

Professor Krug’s major contribution to organisation theory lies in the area of governance, entrepreneurship and comparative business environments and her application of transaction costs and economics, public choice and contract theory for explaining the different nature of firms, as well as for the emergence of entrepreneurship and the interrelationship between norms, customs and business routines.