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Professor Sorin Krammer

Professor Sorin Krammer

Professor of Strategy and International Business, Co-Director of the Research Methods Centre

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Sorin Krammer is Full Professor of Strategy and International Business at University of Exeter Business School. Prior to joining University of Exeter Business School in 2019, Sorin was Associate Professor in International Business and Innovation at Leeds University Business School and has held academic positions at the University of Groningen, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). In addition to academia, Sorin was involved as well as an expert consultant in several World Bank projects dealing with innovation and international competitiveness (of regions and sectors) in less-developed countries.

Sorin Krammer is also Visiting Senior Researcher at the Centre for International Business (CIBUL) at the University of Leeds. He has published, among others, in Journal of Management, Research Policy, or Journal of World Business, and he serves as member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business and Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Nationality: Romanian

Experience

Associate Professor of International Business and Innovation, International Business Division (CIBUL), Leeds University Business School, Leeds, UK, 2017-2018

Assistant Professor of International Economics and Business, Global Economics and Management Department, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. 2010-2016

Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate, MIT Sloan School of Management and NBER, Cambridge, MA, USA. 2009-2010.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Economics), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
  • M.Sc. (International Economics) Kiel Institute for World Economics, Kiel, Germany.
  • M.Sc. (Strategic Management), Technical University of Timisoara, Romania.

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Research interests

  • Innovation
  • Internationalization and performance
  • Non-market strategies
  • Institutions

Sorin’s research interests lie in the broad area of Innovation with a specific focus on strategic implications and international aspects, and expertise at both macro (i.e., countries, regions, industries) and micro (i.e., firms, individuals) level. His work has appeared in journals such as Journal of Management, Research Policy, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Technological Forecasting and Change, and Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, and has been acknowledged at various international conferences such as the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society, DRUID, and others.

I am interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas:

  • Innovation and internationalization
  • Inter-firm strategic alliances
  • Non-market strategies
  • Institutions and organizations

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Krammer SMS, Jimenez A (In Press). Do political connections matter for firm innovation? Evidence from emerging markets in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Technological Forecasting and Social Change Full text.
Krammer SMS (2018). A double-edged sword? the antipodal effects of institutional distance on partner selection in cross-border alliances. Journal of World Business, 53(6), 930-943. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS, Strange R, Lashitew A (2018). The export performance of emerging economy firms: the influence of firm capabilities and institutional environments. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW, 27(1), 218-230. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2018). The role of diversification profiles and dyadic characteristics in the formation of technological alliances: Differences between exploitation and exploration in a low-tech industry (vol 45, pg 517, 2017). RESEARCH POLICY, 47(1), 306-306. Author URL. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2017). Greasing the Wheels of Change: Bribery, Institutions, and New Product Introductions in Emerging Markets. Journal of Management, 45(5), 1889-1926. Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2017). Science, technology, and innovation for economic competitiveness: the role of smart specialization in less-developed countries. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 123, 95-107. Author URL. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2016). The role of diversification profiles and dyadic characteristics in the formation of technological alliances: Differences between exploitation and exploration in a low-tech industry. RESEARCH POLICY, 45(2), 517-532. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2015). Do good institutions enhance the effect of technological spillovers on productivity? Comparative evidence from developed and transition economies. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 94, 133-154. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2014). Assessing the relative importance of multiple channels for embodied and disembodied technological spillovers. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 81, 272-286. Author URL. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2010). International RD spillovers in emerging markets: the impact of trade and foreign direct investment. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 19(4), 591-623. Author URL. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2009). Drivers of national innovation in transition: Evidence from a panel of Eastern European countries. RESEARCH POLICY, 38(5), 845-860. Author URL. DOI.

Chapters

Ali MSB, Krammer SMS (2016). The Role of Institutions in Economic Development. In  (Ed) Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Prospects, 1-25. DOI.
Ben Ali MS, Krammer SMS (2016). The role of institutions in economic development. In  (Ed) Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Prospects, 1-19. DOI.

Publications by year


In Press

Krammer SMS, Jimenez A (In Press). Do political connections matter for firm innovation? Evidence from emerging markets in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Technological Forecasting and Social Change Full text.

2018

Krammer SMS (2018). A double-edged sword? the antipodal effects of institutional distance on partner selection in cross-border alliances. Journal of World Business, 53(6), 930-943. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS, Strange R, Lashitew A (2018). The export performance of emerging economy firms: the influence of firm capabilities and institutional environments. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW, 27(1), 218-230. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2018). The role of diversification profiles and dyadic characteristics in the formation of technological alliances: Differences between exploitation and exploration in a low-tech industry (vol 45, pg 517, 2017). RESEARCH POLICY, 47(1), 306-306. Author URL. DOI.

2017

Krammer SMS (2017). Greasing the Wheels of Change: Bribery, Institutions, and New Product Introductions in Emerging Markets. Journal of Management, 45(5), 1889-1926. Full text. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2017). Science, technology, and innovation for economic competitiveness: the role of smart specialization in less-developed countries. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 123, 95-107. Author URL. DOI.

2016

Ali MSB, Krammer SMS (2016). The Role of Institutions in Economic Development. In  (Ed) Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Prospects, 1-25. DOI.
Krammer SMS (2016). The role of diversification profiles and dyadic characteristics in the formation of technological alliances: Differences between exploitation and exploration in a low-tech industry. RESEARCH POLICY, 45(2), 517-532. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Ben Ali MS, Krammer SMS (2016). The role of institutions in economic development. In  (Ed) Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Prospects, 1-19. DOI.

2015

Krammer SMS (2015). Do good institutions enhance the effect of technological spillovers on productivity? Comparative evidence from developed and transition economies. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 94, 133-154. Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2014

Krammer SMS (2014). Assessing the relative importance of multiple channels for embodied and disembodied technological spillovers. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 81, 272-286. Author URL. DOI.

2010

Krammer SMS (2010). International RD spillovers in emerging markets: the impact of trade and foreign direct investment. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 19(4), 591-623. Author URL. DOI.

2009

Krammer SMS (2009). Drivers of national innovation in transition: Evidence from a panel of Eastern European countries. RESEARCH POLICY, 38(5), 845-860. Author URL. DOI.

Awards and Honours

  • Alan M. Rugman Prize - Most Promising Scholar in International Business. The Academy of International Business and the Eldridge Haynes Memorial Trust. Vancouver, Canada, 2014.
  • Summer Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), Great Barrington, MA, 2012.
  • Robert Solow Postdoctoral Fellow, Cournot Centre for Economic Research, Paris, France, 2009.
  • Top 5 most valuated lecturers at University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, 2011. Course: Research Methods I for Economics and Business.

External positions

Visiting Fellowships

  • Visiting Senior Researcher, CIBUL (Centre for International Business) at the University of Leeds, 2019-present.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford, CA, USA. 2010.

Scientific affiliation

  • American Economic Association (AEA)     
  • Academy of Management (AOM);
  • European International Business Academy (EIBA);
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of World Business (2018-present)
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2016-present)
  • Journal of Management Studies (2020-present)

Teaching Experience

At Leeds University Business School:

  • LUBS 5293M: Understanding your Discipline (Ph.D.)
  • LUBS 5217: Globalization of Innovation (M.Sc.)
  • LUBS 5199: International Business Dissertation (M.Sc.)
  • LUBS 2400: International Economic Environment (B.Sc.) *
  • LUBS 3805: International Business Management (B.Sc.) *
  • LUBS 5906: Research Methods for International Business (M.Sc.)
  • Thesis Supervision: M.Sc. IB and B.Sc. IB
  • Tutoring: M.Sc. and B.Sc. IB students

(* Module leader)

At University of Groningen:

  • Research Paper for International Economics and Business (B.Sc.) *
  • Economics of Strategy (B.Sc.) *
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Trade (M.Sc.) *
  • Firm Organization Theory (B.Sc.) *
  • Research Methods I for International Economics and Business (B.Sc.) *
  • M.Sc. IB Thesis Supervision
  • B.Sc. IB Thesis Supervision
  • Tutoring: B.Sc. Economics students

(* Course coordinator)

Modules

2019/20