Dr. Judith Terstriep

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Head of Research Department Innovation, Space & Culture

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Judith Terstriep (Economist) studied economics at the University Duisburg-Essen with a focus «Marketing» and «Planning & Organisation». She graduated in 1998 as a «Master of Business Economics» including her diploma thesis on the «Markt Potential of Voice over IP in Germany».

Since March 2002, she has been working as researcher at the department «Innovation, Space & Culture» at the Institute for Work and Technology and since February 2017 she is head of the research department.

Her primary research interests involve the interplay of innovation, (social) relations and knowledge from the perspective of innovation, management and spatial theory.

Focal Areas of Work & Research:

  • Regional development & innovation strategies (including transnational action plans)
  • Smart Specialisation
  • Social innovation and its economic underpinnings
  • Networks, cluster, cluster management & the micro-foundation of clusters
  • Sector/regional analyses, benchmarking, evaluation
  • Coordination of European joint projects

In her ongoing PhD thesis, she studies cluster effects on firms’ innovativeness and performance. The work is being supervised Prof. Dr. Christian Lüthje (Institute for Marketing and Innovation at the TU Hamburg-Harburg) and PD Dr. Dieter Rehfeld.

Memberships/Further Activities:

  • CINet – Continuous Innovation Network
  • TCI Research Community
  • KIS-IP Horizontal Steering Group (EU)
  • Project evaluator for the European Commission
  • Former member of the Europe INNOVA Innovation Panel on ICTs

Publications (Selection)

Rehfeld, Dieter / Terstriep, Judith
2018: Regional governance in North Rhine-Westphalia – lessons for smart specialisation strategies? In: Innovation: the European journal of social science research 32, no. 1, p. 85-103. Published online: 10 Sep 2018. Weblink

Terstriep, Judith / Lüthje, Christian
2018: Innovation, knowledge and relations: on the role of clusters for firms’ innovativeness. In: European planning studies 26, no. 11, p. 2167-2199 Weblink

Kleverbeck, Maria / Mildenberger, Georg / Schröer, Andreas / Terstriep, Judith
2018: Regional social innovation networks. In: Weber, Susanne Maria / Truschkat, Inga / Schröder, Christian / Peters, Luisa / Herz, Andreas (Hrsg.): Organisation und Netzwerke: Beiträge der Kommission Organisationspädagogik. Berlin: Springer, S. 355-374 Weblink

David, Alexandra / Terstriep, Judith
2019: Innovation in informal ethnic entrepreneurship: a result of the opening of the EU’s borders? In: Ratten, Vanessa / Jones, Paul (eds.): Transformational entrepreneurship. London: Routledge, p. 58-77 Weblink

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