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.

CURRENT EVENTS / AKTUELLES

Presentations and Workshops

February 22, 2018: Here is a picture together with Martin Obschonka, Dean Shepherd and Per Davidsson after our presentations at the workshop „What makes entrepreneurs successful and resilient?“ on February 15, 2019, at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

December 23, 2018: I am organizing together with Michael Wyrwich Special Sessions on „Historical Roots of Regional Performance“ at the ERSA Congress August 27-30, 2019, in Lyon. See the Call for Submissions here! The deadline for submitting an extended abstract is February 28, 2019.

December 23, 2018: I am organizing together with Marcus Dejardin and Michael Wyrwich Special Sessions on „Regional Entrepreneurship Policy“ at the ERSA Congress August 27-30, 2019, in Lyon. See the Call for Submissions here! The deadline for submitting an extended abstract is February 28, 2019.

December 06, 2018: Die zweite, überarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage meines Lehrbuches Entrepreneurship – Theorie, Empirie, Politik“ ist gerade erschienen. https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783662579831

Recent publications:

Changoluisa, Javier and Michael Fritsch: New Business Formation and Incumbents’ Perception of Competitive Pressure. Review of Industrial Organization (forthcoming).

Fritsch, Michael and Sandra Kublina: Persistence and Change of Regional New Business Formation in the National League Table. Journal of Evolutionary Economics (forthcoming).

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 (forthcoming). 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: Edward Elgar Publishers (forthcoming).

Fritsch, Michael: Art. „Economic Restructuring.” In Raj Kollmorgen, Wolfgang Merkel and Hans-Jürgen Wagener (eds.): Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Konon, Alexander, Michael Fritsch, and Alexander Kritikos: Business Cycles and Start-ups across Industries: an Empirical Analysis for Germany. Journal of Business Venturing, 33 (2018), 742-761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.04.006

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: Edward Elgar Publishers (forthcoming). Fritsch Regional Emergence of Innovative Start-Ups WP version

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