Prof. Dr. Cornelia Storz


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Cornelia Storz holds the Chair for the Study of Economic Institutions, Innovation and East Asian Development at Goethe University in Frankfurt. She graduated in Economics and Japanese studies from the University of Bonn in 1995 and received her PhD in Economics at the University of Duisburg in 1996. Before joining Goethe University of Frankfurt, she was employed at the University of Marburg until 2008. Her primary area of research is innovation and entrepreneurship with a special focus on institutional contexts.

Cornelia Storz is Academic Director of the Master Program Modern East Asian Studies and Member of the Board of Directors of the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO).

Cornelia Storz's research projects are 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).

Curriculum vitae | Research Projects | Publications


Key Publications

Storz, C. & Held, L. & Herrmann, A. M. (2019): Whom do nascent ventures search for? Variance of linkage formation activities during new product development processes. (Working Paper; submitted)

Storz, C. & Ten Brink, T. & Zou, N. (2019): Enhancing Exploration and Exploitation of Smaller Businesses in Emerging Economies: The Effect of University-Industry Linkages and Public Procurement on Innovation. (Working Paper; submitted)

Storz, C. & Ramachandran, R. (2019): Impacts of Production Management Training on Micro-Entrepreneurs: An Intervention in Zambia. (Working Paper; submitted)

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.

Storz, C. & Amelung, I & Bälz, M. & Holbig, H. & Schumann, M. (2018): Weak vs Strong: Ambiguities of Protection. In: Amelung, I. & Bälz, M. & Holbig, H. & Schumann, M. & Storz, C. (eds): Protecting the Weak. Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation. Routledge.

Storz, C. (2018): 日本の自営業 (Selbständigkeit in Japan. In: ZfB - Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (1998) 68: 10, 1-14, Übersetzung ins Japanische/Zusammenfassung von Prof. Katsuhiko Hirasawa. Shinkumi Magazine, 2:2018, 66-69.

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

Storz, C. & Casper, S. (2016): New Industry Emergence: The Korean online 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. & John, M. & Riboldazzi, F. (2015): Mobility and Innovation: A Cross-Country Comparison in the Video Game Industry. Research Policy, 44:1, 121-137.  

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

Storz, C. & Lechevalier, S. & Nishimura, J. (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. (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.

Storz, C. & Hunter, J. (eds.) (2012 Paperback, 2006 Hardback): Institutional and Technological Change in Japan's Economy. Past and Present. London: Routledge. 

Storz, C. (ed.) (2012 Paperback, 2006 Hardback): Small Firms and Innovation Policy in Japan. London: Routledge.


For more publications, see Publications list.