Prof. Dr. Torben Schubert

Project Manager

Prof. Torben Schubert studied Economics from 2000 to 2005 at the University of Cologne, specializing in statistics, econometrics and dynamic macroeconomics. He was employed as a scientific researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI between May 2005 until November 2007 and has been a project manager there since 2008 as well as completing his PhD (2008) at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Erlangen- Nürnberg. He became an assistant professor in July 2011 and Associate Professor from September 2013 at the Center for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University in Sweden. His main areas of research include the analysis of innovation-based competitive advantages of economies, strategic management of innovation processes in companies, and the economics of science.

    • analysis of innovation-based competitive advantages of economies
    • strategic management of innovation processes in companies
    • economics of science
    • Dissertation award of the Staedtler-Foundation 2009
    • Innovation management at Lund University (2017)
    • Globalization of innovation at Lund University (2015, 2016)
    • Survey of quantitative techniques at Lund University (2012, 2014, 2016)
    • Innovation Economics at Berlin University of Technology (2010, 2011, 2012)
    • Innovation at Karlsruhe University (2009)
    • Applied Industrial Economics at Karlsruhe University (2008/2009)
    • Probability Theory and Inferential Statistics at Hamm University of Applied Sciences (2008)
    • Statistical Inference at Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences (2007, 2008)
    • Descriptive Statistics at Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences (2006, 2007)
    • Probability Theory at Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences (2006, 2007)  
  • The routines included in SRinference allow the user to compute the tests and confidence intervals for specialisation ratios described in Schubert and Grupp (2009). Before using the add-on package the user is required to install the R main program available under Both R and SRinference are distributed under GNU General Public License. The user recognises that SRinference comes with absolutely no warranty of correctness. Use is at own risk. You can find the Software here and the User Guide here.

    • Rammer, C.; Schubert, T. (im Erscheinen) (2018): Concentration on the Few - Mechanisms Behind a Falling Share of Innovative Firms in Germany, Research Policy.
    • Ejermo, O.; Schubert, T. (2018): Do Higher Wages Reduce Knowledge Worker’s Job Mobility? Evidence for Swedish Inventors, Journal of Management Studies, 55(1), 108-145, doi: 10.1111/joms.12317.
    • Schubert, T.; Baier, E.; Rammer, C. (2017): Firm Capabilities, Technological Dynamism and the Internationalisation of Innovation – a Behavioural Approach, Journal of International Business Studies, 49(1), 70-95, doi: 10.1057/s41267-017-0101.
    • Castellani, D.; Montresor, S.; Schubert, T.; Vezzani, S. (2017): Multinationality, R&D and Productivity: Evidence from the top R&D investors worldwide, International Business Review, 26,  405-416.
    • Andries, P.; Hoskens, M.; Janger, J.; Rammer, C.; Schubert, T. (2017): The New EU 2020 Innovation Indicator: A Step Forward in Measuring Innovation Outputs and Outcomes? Research Policy, 46, 30-42.
    • Baier, E., Rammer, C., Schubert, T. (2015): The Impact of Captive Innovation Offshoring on the Effectiveness of Organizational Adaptation, Journal of International Management, 21(2), 150-165.
    • Robin, S.; Schubert, T. (2012): Cooperation with Public Research Institutions and Success in Innovation: Evidence from France and Germany, Research Policy, Vol. 42, S. 149-166.
    • Schubert, T. (2010): Marketing and Organisational Innovations in Entrepreneurial Innovation Processes and their Relation to Market Structure and Firm Characteristics, Review of Industrial Organization, 32, 189-212.
    • Grupp, H.; Schubert, T. (2010): Review and New evidence on Composite Innovation Indicators for Evaluating National Performance, Research Policy, Vol. 39, S. 67-78.
    • Schubert, T. (2009): Empirical Observations on New Public Management to Increase Efficiency in Public Research – Boon or Bane? Research Policy, Vol. 38, S. 1225-1234.