Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Coordinator "Doctoral Program in Business Research" at the Chair of Prof. Gregory Jackson
Member of the "Path Dependence Research Center"
Boltzmannstraße 20, K51
Technological paths through organisational paths? The effects of social capital in the competition of strategic industry alliances in the market for smartphone operating systems.
This research project studies the potential formation of technological paths on the basis of a possible “lock-in” of firms to strategic industry alliances. The main focus of analysis lies on the effects that social capital has on organisational processes of cooperation between the member firms of such alliances. Social capital is herein interpreted as a process that may unfold binding forces through the bridging of structural holes at an early stage and later through the development of internal cohesion and closure. An empirical study will be conducted in the market for smartphone operating systems and concentrate on the examination of two alliances rivalling for standardisation. The findings of this study serve for theory building and will subsequently be integrated into an empirically-grounded, agent-based simulation model. This simulation model will analyse alliance dynamics, effects of social capital and potential path processes as well as sharpen and substantiate the developed theory.
Coordinator of the "Doctoral Program in Business Studies" at Freie Universität Berlin
||PhD student in the “Doctoral Programme on Path Dependence Research”
|10/2005 – 01/2008:
||M.A. in International Business Studies, University of Paderborn
Dissertation: “The development of trust in social networks: an economic analysis and empirical evidence”
|10/2002 – 09/2005:
||B.A. in International Business Studies, University of Paderborn
Dissertation: “Dismissal Protection: a European comparison”
|10/2006 – 09/2007
||Research student assistant, project: “Social network development in mentoring programmes”, Chair of Human Resource Management, University of Paderborn
|04/2007 – 09/2007
||Student assistant at the Jean-Monnet Chair of European Business Law, University of Paderborn
||Freelance translator and editor for English-German
|02/2004 – 06/2005
||Human Resources Assistant, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers GmbH
|Winter Semester 2009/10:||Tutorial for the undergraduate subject "Foundations of Business Administration", School of Business and Economics, Free University of Berlin, Germany|