Torben Schubert is Associate Professor at CIRCLE and Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany. Between October 2000 and February 2005, he studied economics with focus on statistics, econometrics, and dynamic macroeconomics at Cologne University. Between May 2005 and November 2007 doctoral student at the Fraunhofer ISI. Since July 2009 also research fellow at the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University Berlin. Since July 2011 Assistant Professor and since September 2013 Associate Professor at CIRCLE.


Strategic management of innovation processes
Innovation economics
Economics and performance measurement in science


Dissertation award of Staedtler Foundation 2009, Nuremberg
3rd place in the best poster award of the STI conference 2007, Vienna
Best paper award of the European Business and Management Conference 2012, Rome
Best paper award of the CONCORDI Conference 2015, Seville


Schubert, T., Tavassoli, S. (2019) Product Innovation and Educational Diversity in Top and Middle Management Teams, Academy of Management Journal, forthcoming.

Castellani, D., Piva, M., Schubert, T., Vivarelli, M. (2018). R&D and Productivity in the US and the EU: Sectoral Specificities and Differences in the Crisis. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, forthcoming.

Grillitsch, M., Schubert, T., Srholec, M. (2018). Knowledge base combinations and firm growth. Research Policy, forthcoming.

Rammer, C., Schubert, T. (2018): Concentration on the Few – Mechanisms Behind a Falling Share of Innovative Firms in Germany, Research Policy, 47(2), 379-389.

Ejermo, O. and Schubert, T. (2018): Do Higher Wages Reduce Knowledge Worker’s Job Mobility? Evidence for Swedish Inventors,  Journal of Management Studies, 55(1), 108-145.

Schubert, T., Baier, E., Rammer, C. (2017): Firm Capabilities, Technological Dynamism and the Internationalisation of Innovation – a Behavioural Approach, Journal of International Business Studies,49(1), 70-95.

Castellani, D., Montresor, S., Schubert, T., Vezzani, S. (2017): Multinationality, R&D and Productivity: Evidence from the top R&D investors worldwide, International Business Review, 26,  405-416

Janger, J., Schubert, T. Andries, P.,  Rammer, C.,  Hoskens, M., (2017): The New EU 2020 Innovation Indicator: A Step Forward in Measuring Innovation Outputs and Outcomes? Research Policy, 46, 30-42

Neumann, A., Nieswand, M., Schubert, T. (2016): Estimating alternative Technology Sets in nonparametric Efficiency Analysis: Restriction Tests for Panel and Clustered Data, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 45, 35–5

Schubert, T., Yang, G. (2016): Institutional Change and the optimal Size of Universities, Scientometrics108, 1129–115

Neuhäusler, P., Schubert, T., Frietsch, R., Blind, K. (2016): Managing Portfolio Risk in Strategic Technology Management: Evidence from a Panel Data Set of the World’s Largest R&D Performers, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25, 651-667

Schubert, T. (2016): Infringement of Intellectual Property in Innovation Partnerships, R&D Management,  46, 596–611

Schubert, T.; Kroll, H. (2016): Universities’ effects on regional GDP and unemployment: The case of Germany, Papers in Regional Science.  95, 467–489

Baier, E., Rammer, C., Schubert, T. (2015): The Impact of Captive Innovation Offshoring on the Effectiveness of Organizational Adaptation, Journal of International Management, 21(2), 150-165

Frietsch, R., Rammer, C., Schubert, T. (2015): Heterogeneity of Innovation Systems in Europe and Horizon 2020, Intereconomics 50(1), 9-13

Schubert, T., Andersson, M. (2015): Old is gold? The effects of employee age on innovation and the moderating effects of employment turnover, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 24, 95-113.

Schubert, T., Michels, C. (2013): Placing Articles in the large Publisher Nations: Is there a “free lunch” in terms of higher impact? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 64, 596-611.

Schubert, T., Brandt, T. (2013): Is the University Model an Organizational Necessity? Scale and Agglomeration Effects in Science, Scientometrics, Vol. 94, 541-565.

Robin, S., Schubert, T. (2013): Cooperation with Public Research Institutions and Success in Innovation: Evidence from France and Germany, Research Policy, Vol. 42, 149-166.

Schubert, T. (2011): Assessing the Value of Patent Portfolios: An International Country Comparison, Scientometrics, Vol. 88, 787-804.

Schubert, T., Simar, L. (2011): Innovation and Export Activities in the German Mechanical Engineering Sector: An Application of Testing Restrictions in Production Analysis, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 36, 55-69.

Schubert, T., Grupp, H. (2011): Tests and Confidence Intervals for a Class of Scientometric, Technological and Economic Specialisation Ratios. Applied Economics, V43, 941-950.

Schmoch, U., Schubert, T. (2010): Strategic steering of research by new public management in German universities: a looming state-science conflict? Research Evaluation, 19, 209-216.

Schubert, T. (2010): Marketing and Organisational Innovations in Entrepreneurial Innovation Processes and their Relation to Market Structure and Firm Characteristics, Review of Industrial Organization,  32, 189-212.

Grupp, H., Schubert, T. (2010): Review and New evidence on Composite Innovation Indicators for Evaluating National Performance, Research Policy,  39, 67-78.

Schubert, T., Sooryamoorthy, R. (2010): Can the Centre-Periphery Model Explain Patterns of International Scientific Collaboration among Threshold and Industrialised Countries? The Case of South Africa and Germany, Scientometrics,  83, 181-203.

Schmoch, U., Schubert, T., Jansen, D., Heidler, R., van Görtz, R. (2010): How to Use Indicators to Measure Scientific Performance? A Balanced Approach. Research Evaluation, 19, 2-18.

Schmoch, U., Schubert, T. (2009): Appropriateness of Bibliometrics for Assessing Scientific Performance, Science and Public Policy,  36, 753-762.

Schubert, T. (2009): Empirical Observations on New Public Management to Increase Efficiency in Public Research – Boon or Bane? Research Policy, 38, 1225-1234.

Schmoch, U., Schubert, T. (2009): Sustainability of Incentives for Excellent Research – The German Case. Scientometrics, 81, 195-218.

Schubert, T. (2008): Wissenschaftsfreiheitsgesetz: Richtiger Weg. Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 88 (8), 490.

Schubert, T., Schmoch, U. (2008): How Lazy Are University Professors Really: A Not So Seriously Meant Note on Observations Made During an Online-inquiry. Soziale Welt, 59 (1), 75-78.

Schmoch, U., Schubert, T. (2008): Are International Co-publications an Indicator for Quality of Scientific Research? Scientometrics, 74 (3), 361-377.

Jansen, D., Wald, A., Franke, K., Schmoch, U., Schubert, T. (2007): Third Party Research Funding and Performance in Research. On the Effects of Institutional Conditions on Research Performance of Teams. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie,  59 (1), 125-149.

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