Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2011
    Junior professor of Sociology of European Societies, University of Oldenburg, Germany; positively evaluated in 2014

  • 2013 – 2013
    Researcher at the “Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy” (CIRCLE) at Lund University, Sweden (20 % position)

  • 2009 – 2011
    Researcher and teaching assistant at the Institute of Sociology, University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • 2006 – 2009
    Researcher in the interdisciplinary research project „Regional learning in multinational companies“, funded by VolkswagenFoundation, at University of Oldenburg, (before Oct 2007: conducted at University of Bamberg)

  • 2001 – 2006
    Student of European Business Studies, University of Bamberg, Germany

  • 2001

Selected publications

  • 2017: Hansen, Teis; Mattes, Jannika: Proximity and power in collaborative innovation projects. Regional Studies, iFirst.

  • 2015: Nilsson, Magnus; Mattes, Jannika: The spatiality of trust: Factors influencing the creation of trust and the role of face-to-face contacts. European Management Journal, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 230-244.

  • 2015: Mattes, Jannika, Huber, Andreas, and Köhrsen, Jens: Energy transitions in small‐scale regions – What we can learn from a regional innovation systems perspective. Energy Policy, vol. 78, pp. 255–264.

  • 2014: Mattes, Jannika: Formalisation and flexibilisation in organisations – Dynamic and selective approaches in corporate innovation processes. European Management Journal, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 475-486.

  • 2013: Mattes, Jannika; Späth, Sinje: Upgrading foreign subsidiaries from exploiting to augmenting: Bargaining processes at strategic and operative levels. Competition & Change, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 129-155.

  • 2012: Mattes, Jannika: Dimensions of proximity and knowledge bases. Innovation between spatial and non-spatial factors. Regional Studies, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 1085-1099.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Emmy-Noether-Nachwuchsforschergruppe (young researcher group) at the German Research Foundation (DFG), title: „Regional energy transition: The social processes of negotiating, norming and learning in the wind energy sector“, starts 01/01/2018.

  • “Collaborative innovation”, applied for together with Martin Heidenreich and Volker Wittke (Social Sciences), financed by Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, project duration: 2013 – 2016.

  • “Comparaison des systèmes d’innovation territoriale énergétique en France et en Allemagne”, together with Ecole de Ponts Paris Tech and EIFER, Karlsruhe (Sociology, Political Studies and Geography), financed by ADEME (France), 2011 – 2014.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • worked as a trainer in public speeking

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 2 children


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