I am professor and former Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and a research professor at the Halle Institute for Economics (IWH). I am also Associate Editor of the academic journals “Regional Studies” and “Small Business Economics”.

Ich bin Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre (Unternehmensentwicklung, Innovation und wirtschaftlichen Wandel) an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena sowie Forschungsprofessor am Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH). Weiterhin bin ich Associate Editor der Fachzeitschriften „Regional Studies“ und „Small Business Economics“ tätig.


Presentations and Workshops

Recent publications:

Changoluisa, Javier and Michael Fritsch: New Business Formation and Incumbents’ Perception of Competitive Pressure. Review of Industrial Organization (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-019-09699-1

Fritsch, Michael, Korneliusz Pylak and Michael Wyrwich: Persistence of Entrepreneurship in Different Historical Contexts. Jena Economic Research Papers #2019-003, Friedrich Schiller University Jena. 2019 F P & W Persistence Poland JERP

Fritsch, Michael, Alina Sorgner and Michael Wyrwich: Types of Institutions and Well-Being of Self-Employed and Paid Employees in Europe. Jena Economic Research Papers #2019-002, Friedrich Schiller University Jena. 2019 Fritsch Sorgner & Wyrwich JERP 2019-002

Fritsch, Michael and Moritz Zoellner: The Fluidity of Inventor Networks. Journal of Technology Transfer (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-019-09726-z

Fritsch, Michael and Sandra Kublina: Persistence and Change of Regional New Business Formation in the National League Table. Journal of Evolutionary Economics (forthcoming). https://doi.org./10.1007/s00191-019-00610-5

Fritsch, Michael, Martin Obschonka and Michael Wyrwich: Historical Roots of Entrepreneurship-facilitating Culture and Innovation Activity―An Analysis for German Regions. Regional Studies (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1580357

Zoellner Moritz, Michael Fritsch and Michael Wyrwich: An Evaluation of German Active Labour Market Policies: A review of the empirical evidence. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1108/JEPP-D-18-00023

Fritsch, Michael, Alina Sorgner, Michael Wyrwich and Evguenii Zazdravnykh: Historical Shocks and Persistence of Economic Activity: Evidence on Self-Employment from a Unique Natural Experiment. Regional Studies, 53 (2019), 790-802. https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1492112

Obschonka, Martin, Michael Wyrwich, Michael Fritsch, Samuel D. Gosling, Peter J. Rentfrow, and Jeff Potter: Von unterkühlten Norddeutschen, gemütlichen Süddeutschen und aufgeschlossenen Großstädtern: Regionale Persönlichkeitsunterschiede in Deutschland. Psychologische Rundschau (forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1026/0033-3042/a000414

Fritsch, Michael: The Regional Emergence of Innovative Start-ups: A Research Agenda. In David Audretsch, Erik Lehmann, and Al Link (eds.): A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Cheltenham, UK 2019: Edward Elgar Publishers, 74-90. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788116015

Fritsch, Michael, Alina Sorgner and Michael Wyrwich: Entrepreneurship and Job Satisfaction: The Role of Age. In Charlie Karlsson, Mikaela Backman and Orsa Kekezi (eds.): Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Aging. Cheltenham: Elgar (forthcoming). F S & W Eship Job Satisfaction and Age JERP

Fritsch, Michael, Alina Sorgner and Michael Wyrwich: Self-Employment and Well-Being across Institutional Contexts. Jena Economic Research Papers # 2018-005, Friedrich Schiller University Jena. 2018 F S & W Eship and well-being JERP

Fritsch, Michael, and Moritz Zoellner: Actor Fluidity and Knowledge Persistence in Regional Inventor Networks. Jena Economic Research Papers # 2018-005, Friedrich Schiller University Jena. # 2018-16 2018 Fritsch & Zöllner Knowledge Peristence 2018-016