Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger

Biography

  • 1970 Born in Weimar, Germany
  • 1990-1996 Studies of Biology at the Friedrich Schiller University (Germany), University of Basque Country (Spain) and University of Paris (France)
  • 1996-1999 PhD in Natural sciences
  • 1998-2000 MBA in Small Business Studies
  • 2000-2004 Senior Research Assistant at the International SEPT Program of the University of Leipzig
  • Since 2004 Director of the International SEPT Program at the University of Leipzig

 

Professional Experience

  • 1996-2000 Research Assistant and Project Leader of International Research Projects at the Institute for Molecular Biology, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (Germany)
  • 1999-2000 Management Assistant at Chilean Enterprise Promotion Agency (CORFO); 1st Biotech-Survey in Chile, Development of Biotech Support Strategy
  • Since 2000 Partner of INNOWAYS GmbH and Conoscope GmbH (Germany); Advisory, Training, Coaching and Co-Management in SME Promotion and as direct SME support for foreign and German public institutions and companies
  • 2000-2004 Senior Research Assistant & Lecturer at the University of Leipzig; Project Leader of International Research Projects in the field of Promotion Strategies for Hightech Industries
  • Since 2004 Director and Professor of International SEPT Program (SEPT- Small Enterprise Promotion & Training) at Leipzig University (Germany); Professor in Development Economics with special emphasis on SME Development
  • Since 2006 Director of Start-up initiative Self Management Initiative Leipzig (SMILE) at Leipzig University (Germany)
  • Since 2006 Director of MBA Program at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Vietnamese-German University (VGU) and Lecturer on innovation management and entrepreneurship promotion
  • Since 2015 Head of Unit: Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Development Cooperation at Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, Leipzig (Germany)

 

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chamber of Industry and Commerce Leipzig
  • European Small Business Council
  • Academy of International Business

 

Scholarships and Awards

  • Scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes  
  • Award for the Best Marketing Concept - FutureSax Business Plan Competition 2007

 

Key Qualifications

Analysis, Advisory, Implementation, Training and Coaching in the following areas:

SME Promotion:                             

  • Innovation Systems & Technology Transfer
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Promotion of Spin-off Companies from Universities
  • Promotion of Exports
  • Value Chain Management

SME Support:                  

  • Innovation Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management of Innovative Services
  • Management of R&D Co-operations

 

Project Leader of International Training Programs (last 8 years):

  • 2017, Tehran, Iran: Workshop on Market-driven Innovation Management for Iranian High-Tech SMEs. Partner: FuTech, Innovation and Prosperity Fund.
  • 2017, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Partner: Universidad Técnica Nacional (UTN).
  • 2017, Bucaramanga, Colombia und Leipzig, Germany: GCare German-Colombian Cooperation Project (2016-2018). Partner: Fraunhofer IMW, Cámara de Comercio de Bucaramanga, Vita34 AG, Real Surgical Training Technologies (RSTT) GmbH.
  • 2017, Bogota, Colombia: Training and Conference on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Partner: Centro de Innovación Bogota, Universidad del Rosario.
  • 2017, Ghana und Rwanda, Africa: Africa-German Entrepreneurship Academy (AGEA) Praxispartnership Project (2017 – 2020). Partner: DAAD, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and INES-Ruhengeri.
  • 2017, Kingston, Jamaica: Workshop on Innovation Management. Partner: University of Technology, Fraunhofer IMW, Conoscope.
  • 2017, Leipzig, Germany: Training Course on Knowledge Transfer for Developing Countries. Partner: DAAD, BMZ
  • 2017, Leipzig, Germany: Start-up Clinic Summer Workshop. Partner: SMILE, Fachkräfte Allianz.
  • 2017, Cairo, Egypt: Training on innovation for SME competitiveness. Partner: Egyptian Ministry for Trade and Industry (MTI), GIZ, iN4iN, Conoscope, SMILE.
  • 2017, Leipzig, Germany: Innovation Week (Germany). Partner: DAAD, iN4iN, BMZ.
  • 2017, Leipzig, Germany: Training of Trainers Course in SME Development. Partner: iN4iN, Conoscope, Taqnia.
  • 2016, Leipzig, Germany: Manager Training Programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with the Russian Federation on Economic Cooperation. Partner: BMWi, Conoscope, CEFE, GIZ.
  • 2016, Bonn, Germany: Business Start-up Clinic for KAAD Scholar. Partner: Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD).
  • 2016, Bonn, Germany: Workshop on Innovative business models for African entrepreneurs at the "Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa conference" of the German-African University Partnership Platform for the Development of Entrepreneurs and Small/Medium Enterprises. Partner: Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
  • 2016, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Partner: Universidad Técnica Nacional (UTN).
  • 2016, Amman, Jordan: Training on Innovation Management for SMEs. Partner: BDC.
  • 2016, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Train-the-Trainers Program to foster SME development. Partner: GIZ, Riyadh Business Center (RBC).
  • 2016, Bucaramanga, Colombia:Training on Cluster Management. Partner: Fraunhofer MOEZ.
  • 2016, Kingston, Jamaica: Development of an entrepreneurial Master Programm in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change. Partner: Fraunhofer MOEZ, University of Technology (UTech).
  • 2016, Kumasi, Ghana: Trainer of Trainers Workshop on Entrepreneurship, Business Incubation and Funding of Entrepreneurship Centres. Partners: iN4iN.
  • 2016, Leipzig, Germany: AGEP Business Start-up Clinic for international students in Germany. Partners: DAAD, AGEP.
  • 2016, Aveiro, Portugal: MELES Summer School on entrepreneurial life at European schools. Partner: BUT, UDA, UTA, MUS.
  • 2016, Leipzig, Germany: Innovation Week (Germany). Partner: DAAD, iN4iN, BMZ.
  • 2016, Leipzig, Germany: International SEPT Workshop on Bioeconomy and International Co-Operation. Partner: iN4iN.
  • 2016, Theran, Iran: Workshop on Business Model Innovations. Partner: Third International Conference on Entrepreneurship (ICE2016).
  • 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Consultancy Project on Strenghtening University-Business Linkages. Partner: GOPA Consulting / Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
  • 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Course in Vietnam. Partner: iN4iN, VGU.
  • 2015, Leipzig, Germany: Exportmanagement. Partner: Conoscope.
  • 2015, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management in San Jose (Certified Innovation Manager). Partner: Universidad Técnica Nacional
  • 2015, Astana, Kazakhstan: Training on Desing Thinking and business idea generation. Partner: Nazarbayev University
  • 2015, Ruhengeri, Rwanda: Training on Business Incubator and Innovation Management. Partner: iN4iN, INES - Ruhengeri
  • 2015, Nairobi, Kenya: Workshop on Business Model Development. Partner: iN4iN, Mount Kenya University (MKU).
  • 2015, Leipzig, Germany: International SEPT Alumni Seminar in Vietnam on Economic & scientific cooperation between German and Vietnamese enterprises and institutions. Partners: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, DAAD, Hanoi IEC, TU Dresden.
  • 2015, Leipzig, Germany: SEPT Innovation School on Building a Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Promotion. Partner: iN4iN, Conoscope.
  • 2015, Nairobi, Kenya: ICABUMPA iN4iN Conference 2015 on "New concepts for Business Acceleration for Africa". Partner: iN4iN, Mount Kenya University (MKU), Equip Africa.
  • 2015, Leipzig, Germany: Business Start-up Clinic for Ghanaian Students in Germany. Partner: DAAD, iN4iN.
  • 2015, Amman, Jordan: Certified Innovation Manager Training. Partner: Business Development Center (BDC).
  • 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Strenghtening University-Business Linkages. Partner: GOPA Consulting / Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
  • 2015, Tangiers, Morocco: Train the trainer and education coaching on export and import management. Partner: Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • 2015, Leipzig, Germany: Training on Innovation Management for Iranian Manager. Partner: iN4iN.
  • 2015, Leipzig, Germany: Innovation Week (Germany). Partner: DAAD, iN4iN, BMZ.
  • 2015, Chios, Greece: MELES Summer School on entrepreneurial life at European schools. Partner: BUT, UDA, UTA, MUS.
  • 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam: International SEPT Alumni Seminar in Vietnam on Economic & scientific cooperation between German and Vietnamese enterprises and institutions. Partners: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, DAAD, Hanoi IEC, TU Dresden.
  • 2014, Kocaeli and Bursa, Turkey: Capacity building for Technology Transfer Centres. Partners: iN4iN, GIZ.
  • 2014, Adama, Ethiopia: iN4iN Africa Conference on "The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Facilitating Academia – industry Linkage through Entrepreneurship and Innovation" in Adama, Ethiopia. Partners: Adama Science and Technology University (Ethiopia), Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (Ghana), Inoorero University (Kenya), INES Ruhengeri University (Rwanda), University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • 2014, Lima, Peru: Training program on Innovation Management and creation of long-term and sustainable projects. Partner: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • 2014, Antioquia, Colombia: Training on Market-Driven Innovation Management and the fast Development of Products and Services as a module of an international postgraduate course. Partner: Corporación Universitaria Lasallista
  • 2014, Bogota, Colombia: Certified Innovation Manager Training in Bogota, Colombia to create local capacities in market-oriented innovation management. Partner: Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (CCB)
  • 2014, San Salvador, El Salvador: Modules on Innovation Management of the ISEADE MBA and the international postgraduate course on Design Thinking. Partner: ISEADE Business School  
  • 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management in San Jose, Costa Rica. Partner: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Costa Rica, Universidad Técnica Nacional
  • 2014, Kazan, Russia: Workshop on innovative technologies and their implementation in the market. Partner: Kazan Federal University
  • 2014, Ruhengeri, Rwanda: iN4iN Africa Network Workshop on "Industry – Academic Relationship in Enhancing Entrepreneurship" in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. Partners: Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (Ghana), Adama Science and Technology University (Ethiopia), Inoorero University (Kenya), INES Ruhengeri University (Rwanda), University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • 2014, Hanoi and Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam: Capacity building for staff of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology and other governmental organization. Partner: iN4iN, Vietnam - Finland Innovation Partnership Program
  • 2014, Gaziantep and Konya, Turkey: Capacity building for Technology Transfer Centres. Partners: iN4iN, GIZ
  • 2014, Leipzig, Germany: Summer School on Market-oriented Innovation Magagement. Partners iN4iN, Conoscope
  • 2014, Leipzig, Germany: Innovation Week. Partners: DAAD, iN4iN, BMZ
  • 2014, Leipzig, Germany: International SEPT Alumni Seminar on "Entrepreneurs, firms and business membership organizations". Partner: HTW Berlin, TU Dresden, Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • 2014, Leipzig, Germany: Workshop on Innovation Management for Iranian managers in Leipzig. Partner: iN4iN
  • 2013, Leipzig, Germany: Workshop on Technology transfer and Spin-off activities in Germany within the GIZ training programme on Technology transfer in Tunisia. Visits to public and private actors in Leipzig (SMILE, BioCity, ugb, Sparkasse). Partner: GIZ (PAEI)
  • 2013, Kumasi, Ghana: in4in Africa Network Workshop in Kumasi, Ghana. Partners: Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (Ghana), Adama Science and Technology University (Ethiopia), Inoorero University (Kenya), INES Ruhengeri University (Rwanda), University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Best Innovators Award 2013 competition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Partners: Vietnamese-German University (VGU), HCMC Young Businessmen’s Association (YBA) and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
  • 2013, Berlin, Germany: Joint Summer School on "States, Markets, and Development in the 21st Century". Partner: HTW Berlin, International SEPT Program, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2013, San Salvador, El Salvador: Conference "Innovation Management in the Service Sector - Trends and Challenges" in San Salvador, El Salvador. Partner: Foundation ISEADE-FEPADE
  • 2013, Leipzig, Germany: Innovation Week. Partner: DAAD (Program University-Business-Partnership), in4in, BMZ
  • 2013, Leipzig, Germany: in4in Africa – Symposium on Entrepreneurship Promotion at Universities. Partner: DAAD (Program DIES), in4in, BMZ
  • 2013, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management in San Jose, Costa Rica. Partner: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Costa Rica, Universidad Técnica Nacional
  • 2013, Sousse, Tunisia: Module on Technology transfer and Spin-off activity from research institutions within the GIZ training programme on Technology transfer in Tunisia. Series of visits to research organisations (Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax, Elgazala Technopark, National School of engineers of Sfax, Technopole Borj Cedria). Partner: GIZ (PAEI)
  • 2013, Monrovia, Liberia: Business Model Development for the Road Maintenance Training Center of Liberia. Main Partner: GIZ. Other partners: Ministry of Public Works, Association of Liberian Construction Companies, University of Liberia, Engineering Society of Liberia and several cooperation and Development agencies or institutions
  • 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management in San Jose, Costa Rica. Partner: Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Costa Rica, Universidad Técnica Nacional
  • 2012, Leipzig, Germany: The 14th International SEPneT Workshop "The Co-existence of Nature, Economy and Society as Base for Sustainable Economic Development – Small and Medium-sized Enterprise as Suppliers for Human Services". Partner: DAAD
  • 2012, Jendouba, Tunisia: Training program on Evaluating Entrepreneurial Potential and Development of Business Models. Partners: Jendouba University, Institut Supérieur de Biotechnologie à Bejà (ISBB), Institut Supérieur des Études Appliquées en Humanités du Kef (ISEAH), GIZ.
  • 2012, Lima, Peru: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management in Lima, Peru. Partner: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • 2012, Bethlehem, Palestine: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Partners: University of Bethlehem
  • 2012, Amman, Jordan: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Partners: German Jordanian University, Amman Chamber of Industries
  • 2011, San Salvador, El Salvador: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Three modules including presence and distance coaching. Partners: ISEADE, FUSADES
  • 2011, Lima, Peru: Short Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Module: The market as strategic source of ideas for the innovation. Partners: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica: Training program on Market-oriented Innovation Management. Three modules including presence and distance coaching. Partners: Costa Rican Government through MICYT and UTN
  • 2011, Bangkok, Thailand: The 13th International SEPneT Workshop "Renewable Energies - Chances and Challenges for SME´s". Partners: DAAD, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • 2010, San Salvador, El Salvador: Training program (Diplomado) on Market-oriented Innovation Management, in cooperation with ISEADE and supported by the GTZ (German Technical Cooperation), FUSADES and Banco Promerica
  • 2010, Bogota and Medellin, Colombia: Conferences on Trends of Innovation in Latin America and Innovation Culture, and Workshop for Service Innovation Management in Medellin, Colombia. Partner: Unidad de Conocimiento - Grupo Empresarial Antioquia
  • 2010, Lima, Peru: Training program (Diplomado) Market oriented Innovation Management financed by Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2010, Lima, Peru: The 11th International SEPneT Workshop on Innovation management in Hi-Tech SME's supported by DAAD
  • 2009, San Salvador, El Salvador: Training program (Diplomado) Market oriented Innovation Management financed by GTZ and FUSADES
  • 2009, Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Coaching for the elaboration of innovation plans in firms, financed by GTZ and ANDI
  • 2009, San Salvador, El Salvador: Training program (Diplomado) Research & Development + Innovation: Project Development for Researchers
  • 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam: The 8th International SEPneT Workshop on Innovation in Asian SMEs, supported by DAAD
  • 2008, Tegucigalpa, Honduras: The 7th International SEPneT Workshop and Regional Conference “Central America faces innovation”, organized by GTZ and supported by DAAD
  • 2008, Medellin, Colombia and San Salvador, El Salvador: Training program (Diplomado) Market oriented Innovation Management financed by GTZ, FUSADES, USAID and others
  • 2006-2011, Leipzig, Germany: Director of Self Management Initiative Leipzig (SMILE) – Entrepreneurship Promotion at Universities, financed by European Social Fund (ESF)
  • 2005-2011, Hanoi, Vietnam: Director of International SEPT Master Program in Hanoi – International Cooperation (Hochschulpartnerschaft) between University of Leipzig und Hanoi University of Technology supported by DAAD
  • 2006, Santiago de Chile: Training program (Diplomado) for young high-tech entrepreneurs and incubator staff, financed by World Bank and Chilean Government
  • 2006, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: The 4th International SEPneT Workshop on Networking of SMEs, supported by DAAD
  • 2005, La Paz, Bolivia: The 3rd International SEPneT Workshop on Human Resource Development in SMEs, supported by DAAD
  • 2005, Santiago de Chile: International Workshop on Innovation Management and International Marketing for Biotech Managers and Management Staff from Research Institutes, financed by Organization of American States (OAS) and Chilean Government
  • 2005, Leipzig, Germany: Training for Vietnamese Telecom Manager, Management of Next Generation Networks
  • 2005, Bogota, Colombia: International Workshop on Innovation Management and International Marketing for Biotech Managers and Management Staff from Research Institutes, financed by Organization of American States (OAS)
  • 2005, Buenos Aires, Argentina: The 2nd International SEPneT Workshop on Organization of Innovation Processes in Companies and Institutions, supported by DAAD
  • 2005, Haikou, China: The 1st International SEPneT Workshop on Competitiveness of SMEs, supported by DAAD

 

Project Leader of International Research Projects (last 5 years)

  • MELES - More entrepreneurial life at European schools. Partner: BUT, UDA, UTA, MUS, 2014-2017
  • INTECRAL - Integrated Eco Technologies and  Services for a Sustainable  Rural Rio de Janeiro. WP 5: Ecosystem Services, Alternative Markets and Governance. Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro,BMBF, Brazilian Rio Rural, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, University of Leipzig, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, 2013-2016
  • Multi-level System of the Culture and the Capability Development in the Firms in the Context of the Harmonizing Rules Regime, 2009 - , financed by BMBF
  • Development of Technology-intensive Suppliers in Natural Resource-based Value Chains, 2005 - 2008, financed by DAAD
  • Forward Integration and Internationalization of Local Producers in Global Value Chains – The Case of Food Processing in Honduras and Mexico, 2004 - 2007, financed by DAAD
  • Upgrading Activities in the Shrimp Value Chain in Bangladesh, 2005-2006, DAAD
  • Technology-oriented Entrepreneurship in Emerging Countries, 2004 - 2008

 

Project Leader - Study Tours

  • SME Promotion in East Germany - Experts from SME Promotion Institutions in China, 2005, financed by GTZ

 

Project Leader - Evaluations

  • Support Project for Business Incubators in Vietnam and Thailand, INWENT, 2006-2007

 

Publications

Books

  • Nguyen Thi, M. A.; U. Dornberger (Eds.): Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: Vietnamese Customer Perspective. Youth Publishing House, Hanoi 2016.
  • Dornberger, U.; R. Adu-Gyamfi, P. Sommer (Eds.): Entrepreneurship Promotion at Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Research Centers. International SEPT Program, Leipzig, Leipzig University, 2015. Download
  • Waeltring, F.; U. Dornberger: Insight Study on the German Early Stage Investing, Incubation and Business Angel System. International SEPT Program, Mesopartner. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, New Delhi 2014. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; A. Suvelza (Eds.): Managing the Fuzzy Front-End of Innovation, intelligence 4 innovation, International SEPT Program of the Leipzig University, 2012. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; A. Suvelza, L. Bernal: La Gestión de la Fase Temprana de Innovación en PyMEs, GTZ, 2011. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; I. Fromm (Eds.): Private Sector Development and Poverty Reduction: Experiences from Developing Countries, University of Leipzig, 2005. Download
  • Kappel, R.; U. Dornberger, M. Meier, U. Rietdorf (Eds.): Klein- und Mittelunternehmen in Entwicklungsländern - Die Herausforderungen der Globalisierung, Hamburg 2003. Download
  • Dornberger, U.: Auf eigenen Beinen stehen - Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten entwicklungspoltischer Nichtregierungsorganisationen, Nord-Süd-Schrift 3, Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken, Berlin, 2000. Download

 

Contributions to monographs

  • Rwehumbiza, D.; Nabi, M. N. U., Dornberger, U.: Institutions and diversification of international markets: A study of clothing manufacturers from Tanzania and Kenya. In: Marinov, M. (Ed.): Experiences of Emerging Economy Firms, Palgrave Macmillan., 2015. Download
  • Beermann, H.; U. Dornberger, B. Sebitosi, S. Groh, J. v. d. Straeten: Value Chain Thinking and Energy Projects - A Problem-Centered Value Chain Approach to Energy Based Upgrading of Rice Farmers in the Philippines. In: Groh, S. (et al.) (Eds.) (2015): Decentralized Solutions for Developing Economies, Springer Proceedings in Energy 2015, 109-122. Heidelberg 2015. Download
  • Cuero Acosta, Y.; I. Torres Zapata, U. Dornberger: Technological-intensive Suppliers as Key Element for Structural Change in Latin America. In: Christiansen, B. (Ed.): Economic Growth and Technological Change in Latin America, Hershey 2014. Download
  • Un Nabi Md., N.; R. Adu-Gyamfi, A. Laura Lucero Pampillo, U. Dornberger (2014): Factors Influencing the Adoption of Social Media as a Marketing Communication Tool: A Case Study of Mexican SMEs. Proceedings of the International Conference On Emerging Challenges: Innovation Management in SMEs (ICECH2014), Hanoi, Vietnam, September. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; N. Un Nabi Md: Explaining the International Entry and Expansion of Firms from Developing Countries from a Capability Point of View: Test Results from Ethiopia, Bolivia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. In: Etemad, H. (Ed.): The Process of Internationalization in Emerging SMEs and Emerging Countries, Cheltenham, 2013. Download
  • N. Un Nabi Md; U. Dornberger: Entrepreneurship and the institutional context: dynamic of development of the locally owned generic pharmaceutical industry in Bangladesh. In: Etemad, H. et al. (Eds.): Current Issues in International Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, 2013. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; M. Estrada Muy, M. Pletsch-Betancourt, A. Suvelza: Status of the university-productive sector relationship in Central America. In: Pletsch-Betancourt, I. M., S. Wehrtmann et al. (Eds.): Innovation for Sustainable Development. Linkages between Higher Education and the Private Sector, PUEDES, Großalmerode, 2011. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; M. Estrada Muy, M. Pletsch-Betancourt, A. Suvelza G.: Estado de situación de la vinculación universidad – sector productivo en Centroamérica. In: Wehrtmann, I. S., M. Wesseler (Eds.): Universidades y Empresas: Generando Potencial Innovador, PUEDES, San Jose, 2010. Download
  • Sales, C.; U. Dornberger: Evaluating the Internal Capabilities and External Linkages of the Philippine IT-Enabled Services (ITES) Industry. In: Karatas, M.; Zihini, T. (Eds.): Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies, Hershey 2010. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; L. E. Bernal Vera, A. Sosa Noreña: The Influence of the New Information and Communication Technologies on Transaction Costs of Micro-, Small- and, Medium-Sized Enterprises. In: Kurihara, Y. et al. (Eds.): Information Technology and Economic Development, Hershey 2008. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; C. Torres Fuchslocher: Kritische Faktoren für die Entwicklung von technologieintensiven Zulieferunternehmen in Volkswirtschaften mit hoher Ausstattung an natürlichen Ressourcen. In: Abel, R. et al. (Eds.): Kleine und mittelgroße Unternehmen im globalen Innovationswettbewerb, Rainer Hampp Verlag, München 2006. Download
  • Dornberger, U: Potencial de Desarrollo de los Servicios Biomédicos en el Sector Salud: In: Gil, L. et al. (Eds.): Gestión-Innovación y comercialización en Biotecnología. Santiago de Chile 2007. Download
  • Dornberger, U.: Die Förderung von Biotechnologieunternehmen im Rahmen des nationalen Innovationssystems Chiles. In: Kappel, R. et al. (Eds.): Klein- und Mittelunternehmen in Entwicklungsländern - Die Herausforderungen der Globalisierung, Hamburg 2003. Download
  • Gil, L.; V. Martinez, U. Dornberger: Estado Actual de la Industria Biotecnológica en Chile. In: Gil, L. et al. (Eds.): Bioseguridad y Comercio Internacional de Alimentos Transgénicos en las Americas. Decisiones y Desafios, CAMBIOTEC-Chile. Santiago de Chile 2003. Download
  • Gil, L.; U. Dornberger, C. Irarrazabal: Biotecnología en Chile. Investigación, Bioseguridad y Empresas. In: Gil, L. et al. (Eds.): Organismos Genéticamente Modificados, CAMBIOTEC-Chile, Santiago de Chile 2001. Download

 

Research Articles in Journals

  • Cuero Acosta, Y. A.; R. Adu-Gyamfi, M. N.U. Nabi, U. Dornberger: Analysing the Role of Framework Conditions Influencing International Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification Process. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 5(3), 9-29; 2017. Download
  • Contreras, F.; J. C. Espinosa, U. Dornberger, Y. A. Cuero Acosta: Leadership and Employees’ Innovative Work Behavior: Test of a Mediation and Moderation Model. In: Asian Social Science; Vol. 13, No. 9; 2017. Download
  • Protcko, E.; U. Dornberger: The impact of market orientation on business performance – the case of Tatarstan knowledge-intensive companies (Russia). In: Problems and Perspectives in Management, Volume 12, Issue 4, 2014. Download
  • Cuero Acosta, Y. A.; N. U. Nabi, U. Dornberger: Entrepreneurial orientation and its impact on the improvement of technological capability in Colombia, Int. J. Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 231–245, 2014. Download
  • Chantanaphant, J.; M. N. Nabi, U. Dornberger: The Effect of Technological Capability on the Performance of SMEs in Thailand, The Macrotheme Review, 2(4) Summer, 16-26, 2013. Download
  • Cuero, Y.;  M. N. Nabi, U. Dornberger: Technological capability improvement as result of the entrepreneur’s search for innovation in the SMEs in Colombia, Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, Vol 6(4); 2012. ISSN No. 2155-2843. Download
  • Alexander, S.; N. Un Nabi Md, U. Dornberger: They should not emerge, but they do! - Development of the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry in Syria and Bangladesh. In: Topics in Middle Eastern and African Economies, Vol. 14, September 2012. Download
  • Díaz, K.; U. Rietdorf, U. Dornberger: Alliance Decision-Making of SMEs. The Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation, Vol. 14 (1), 2011. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; X. Zeng: The locational factors and performance of the high-tech startups in China; International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2009. Download
  • Dornberger, U.: When natural resources become a curse, gate 1/2000, 46-48.

 

Manuals

  • Bernal, L.; U. Dornberger, A. Suvelza, T. Byrnes: Handbook Technology Roadmapping (English and Spanish), University of Leipzig, 2009.
  • Seyring, M.; U. Dornberger, A. Suvelza, T. Byrnes: Handbook Service Blueprinting(English and Spanish), University of Leipzig, 2009.
  • Bernal, L.; U. Dornberger, A. Suvelza, O. Torres, T. Byrnes: Handbook Target Costing for Services (English and Spanish), University of Leipzig, 2009.
  • Bernal, L.; U. Dornberger, A. Suvelza, T. Byrnes: Handbook Quality Function Deployment (English and Spanish), University of Leipzig, 2008.

 

Working paper

  • Torres Zárate, O. A.; U. Dornberger: Income Diversification in Rural Regions. An Integrative Locational and Sectoral Approach, SEPT Working Paper Series No. 25, ISBN: 3-934693-26-1, Leipzig University, 2017. Download
  • Imanbaeva, S.; U. Dornberger: Mapping of Innovative Ways to Finance Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, SEPT Working Paper Series No. 24, ISBN: 3-934693-25-3, Leipzig University, 2017. Download
  • Osterburg, T.; U. Dornberger: Eine Analyse der Internationalisierungs-strategien sächsischer Unternehmen, SEPT Working Paper Series Nr. 23, Universität Leipzig, 2015. Download
  • Sandri, S.; C. Hauke, U. Dornberger: Studie zur Innovations- und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Pharmazeutischen Industrie in Jordanien, SEPT Working Paper Nr. 22, Universität Leipzig, 2013. Download
  • Berrones, C. and Dornberger, U.: Differences between Formal Financial Management and certain aspects of the financing process: The Case of Incubated and Non-Incubated young SMEs in Mexico, working paper, 2010.
  • Berrones, C. and Dornberger, U.: Formal Financial Management and internal aspects of enterprises and the financing process, working paper, 2010.
  • Dornberger, U.; S. Alexander, A. Sosa: Studie zur Situation von Selbstständigen und Unternehmern mit Migrationshintergrund in Leipzig, Arbeitspapier 003, Selbst Management Initiative Leipzig (SMILE), 2009. Download
  • Dornberger, U.; C. Palacios: Desafíos en la Gestión de la  Innovación; Enfoque en la Etapa Temprana del Proceso de Innovación, SEPT Working Paper Nr. 21, University of Leipzig, 2008. Download
  • Li, Z.; U. Dornberger: Bedeutung der ländlichen Klein- und Mittelunternehmen für die Modernisierung Chinas – Am Beispiel der Lebensmittelindustrie in der Provinz Shandong, SEPT Working Paper Nr. 08, Universität Leipzig, 2001. Download
  • Dornberger, U.: Eine Analyse des nationalen Innovationssystems in Chile, SEPT Working Paper Nr. 05, Universität Leipzig, 2000. Download

 

Studies

  • Zuniga Zapata, A.; U. Dornberger, A. Gonzales Alcala, A. Sanchez Gonzales: Guía práctica para la comercialización y transferencia de tecnologías. Editorial Lasallista. Corporación Universitaria Lasallista y TecnoParque Nodo Rionegro SENA, 2015. Download
  • Kappel, R.; U. Dornberger: Internationale Privatsektorentwicklungsstrategien und die Schärfung des deutschen PWF-Instrumentariums, Hamburg 2005.
  • Gil, L.; V. Martinez, U. Dornberger: Diagnóstico Nacional y Caracterización de la Investigación Biotecnológica y de sus Aplicaciones Industriales o Comerciales, Study for CONAMA, Santiago de Chile, 2004.
  • Dornberger, U.: Caracterización de la industria de Biotecnología en Chile, Study for  MINECON, Santiago de Chile, 2002. Download
  • Dornberger, U., U. Becher: Der Umweltmarkt in Chile, Deutsch-Chilenische Industrie- und Handelskammer, Santiago de Chile, 2000. Download
  • Dornberger, U.: Desarrollo de la biotecnología en Chile, Study for CORFO and MINECON, Santiago de Chile, 2000.

 

Conference Papers (since 2006)

  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S.; Dornberger, U. (2017): Financial resources for a better world: Development financing as a global trend in financial instruments for social and sustainable SMEs. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz 2017; 4.-6.10. 2017, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
  • Jaklová, K. and Dornberger, U. (2017): Business model and establishment of pathways towards sustainable lifestyles. 2nd International Conference on New Business Models, Graz, June 20-23, 2017.
  • Nguyen, C. T., Nabi, M. N. U., & Dornberger, U. (2017). Smaller non-multinational company FDI: A review of concepts, drivers and effects. Berlin: Institute for International Business Studies, 1st Paper Development Workshop.
  • Cuero Acosta, Y. A.; Adu-Gyamfi, R.; Nabi, M. N. U. and Dornberger, U. (2017): How do entrepreneurs identify opportunities in different market context? Unbundling international entrepreneurial opportunity identification process. In Leuphana University, 7th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and Global Challenges.
  • Kibona, D.; Nabi, M. N. U. and Dornberger, U. (2017): Facilitating incubated start-ups’ access to semi-formal finance in Tanzania. Does social capital play a role in the process?. In Leuphana University, 7th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and Global Challenges.
  • Cuero-Acosta, Y. A.; Nabi, M.N.U. and Dornberger, U. (2016): Downgrading as a strategy for SMEs in global value chains. Accelerating Innovation and Growth of SMEs through Responsive Policies. UDBS-TPSF-iN4iN African Network First Roundtable on SME Innovation and Responsive Policies. 23th and 24th November, 2016. Kinsaga LAPF International Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Cuero-Acosta, Y. A.; Nabi, M.N.U. and Dornberger, U. (2016): Towards an exposition on downgrading as a concept in global value chains. International Conference on Emerging Challenges: Partnership Enhancement. 11th November, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Nguyen, K. T.; Dornberger, U. and Nabi, M. N. (2016): Exploring the Patterns of Resources leveraging by SMEs in their internationalization process - A study of Vietnamese exporting manufacturing firms. The 2016 Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies, Lingnan University, 2-4 December 2016, Guangzhou, China.
  • Yeboah, K.O. and Dornberger, U. (2016): Is effectuation always a better decision making approach in new venture creation in times of uncertainty? 4th Effectuation Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Kjerring, Bodo, Norway.
  • Cuero Acosta, Y. A. and Dornberger, U. (2016): The Emergence of Technology-intensive Suppliers (TIS): Globalization’s Spill-over from Value Chain. In the Sixth Aalborg International Business Conference, at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, 1-3 June, 2016.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, R. and Dornberger, U. (2016): Upgrading Strategies and Livelihood Outcomes of Smallholders in Non-Traditional Exports Value Chains. In the Sixth Aalborg International Business Conference, at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, 1-3 June, 2016.
  • Nyadu-Addo, R.; Matambalya, F. and Dornberger, U. (2016): An Exploratory Study of the Ghanaian Music Industry: Its Impacts on the Economy and Society. ICCI 2016: 18th International Conference on Creative Industry, October 10-11, 2016, New York, USA.
  • Zhang, Y. and Dornberger, U. (2016): A Model to Measure the Influence of Effectuation & Enactment on Export Performance of Privately Owned Small Enterprises in China. 4th Effectuation Conference, June 5-7, 2016, Nord University Business School and Nordland Research Institute.
  • Nguyen Thi, Huong and Dornberger, U. (2015): Commercializing Technological Inventions: The Theoretical Model of Impact of Technology Characteristics and Psychological Elements on Intention of Venture Creation and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries. EconWorld2015, 18‐20 August, 2015, Torino, Italia.
  • Chantanaphant, J., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U. (2015): Strategic advantages building through technological capability: The case of SMEs in the plastics industry in Thailand, presented in the 2015 International Conference on Management Engineering and Information Technology Application (MEITA2015), 19-20 April, Hong Kong.
  • Nguyen Thi, Huong and Dornberger, U. (2015): Commercializing Technological Inventions: the Theoretical Model of Impact of Technology Characteristics and Psychological Elements on Entrepreneurial Intentions and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries; ICNST 2015: XIII International Conference on Nano Science and Technology. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 12 - 13, 2015.
  • Rwehumbiza, D., Dornberger, U. and Nabi, M. N. U. (2014): International expansion of clothing manufacturers from Kenya: A dichotomy between firms’ capabilities and institutional support, Paper presented at the 5th Aalborg Conference, held from 4 – 6 June, 2014, Aalborg University, Denmark.
  • Alam, Md. Nur, and Dornberger, U., Entrepreneurial Effectuation and Internationalization of Small Software Exporting Firms in Bangladesh. IE Mini Conference on New Research Themes in International Entrepreneurship, May 22-23, 2014, University of Southern Denmark.
  • Beermann, H., Dornberger, U., Sebitosi, B., Groh, S., Straeten, J.: Value chain thinking and energy projects – A problem-centred value chain approach to energy based upgrading of rice farmers in the Philippines. MES-BREG Symposium 2014 Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering untapped resource. Microenergy Systems Postgraduate School (TU Berlin); Berkely Rural Energy Group (University of California), 10-12 April, 2014, Berkely.
  • Nguyen, P.M.H., and Dornberger, U.: Functional Upgrading in Global Apparel Value Chain: The Case of Vietnam, presented in the 2nd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development, 5 April, Paris, France, 2013.
  • Cuero, Y., Torres, I. and Dornberger, U.: Conference proceedings:  “Technology-intensive suppliers and its role in developing countries,” in “Science, Technology and Innovation in the Emerging Markets Economy. IAMOT 2013”. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 14-18 April, 2013.
  • Chantanaphant, J., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U. (2013): Firm level technological capability: A case of SMEs in Plastics industry in Thailand, presented in the International Conference Enterprise Challenges: Improving SME Competitiveness (ICECH2013), 6 September, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Rwehumbiza, D. and Dornberger, U.: Institutions and diversification of international markets: A study of clothing manufacturers from Tanzania and Kenya. Paper presented at the 39th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, 12-14 December, 2013, University of Bremen, Germany.
  • Nguyen, P.M.H., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.: The Importance of Market Orientation in Improving the Position of Vietnamese garment manufactures in Apparel Value Chains, presented in the ICECH 2013: International Conference on Enterprise Challenges: Improving SMEs’ Competitiveness”, September 6, 2013 in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Dornberger, U., and Alam, Md. Nur: Toward an Effectuation-Focused Interpretation of Small Firm Internationalization: A Case Study on Software Exporting Firms of Bangladesh, Accepted for AIB (Academy of International Business) Conference, 03-06 July, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.
  • Dornberger, U., and Alam, Md. Nur: Effects of Antecedent Factors on Degree of  Effectuation: A Case Study on Software Firms of Bangladesh, Accepted for 2nd Effectuation  Research and Teaching Conference, 03-04 June, Lyon, France, 2013.
  • Chantanaphant, J., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.: The Effect of Technological Capability on the Performance of SMEs in Thailand presented in the Business and Social Science Research Conference: Dubrovnik 2013, 27-28 June, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Chantanaphant, J., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.: Impact of Technological Capability on Thai SMEs Performance, presented in the Thai Student Academic Conference 2013 - Chances and Challenges for Young Academics (TSAC–TSIS 2013), 29-31 March, Göttingen, Germany
  • Chantanaphant, J., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.: Impact of Technological Capability on the Export Performance of SMEs in Thailand. presented in the 17th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, May 23 - 25, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Cuero, Y., Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U. Conference proceedings: Entrepreneurial Orientation and its Impact in the Improvement of Technological Capability within SMEs in Emerging Countries, in: International Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneurial strategies and policies for economic growth. ISEI 2012. Edited by Moreno Muffato and Paolo Giacon. ISBN. 978-88-6292-286-9. Wester Srl, Padova, Italy.  Venice, Italy. 23-25 May, 2012.
  • L. E. Bernal Vera & U. Dornberger: Factors of influence in the loyalty of clients in Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS): A Transaction Cost and Relational Marketing Approach, 14th QMOD Conference on Quality and Service Sciences, TECNUN University Navarra, San Sebastian, 2012.
  • Alam, Md. Nur; Nabi, M.N., and Dornberger, U.: Toward an Effectuation Focused Interpretation of Small Firm Internationalization, presented in the 14th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, 16-18 September, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, 2011.
  • Alexander, S., Nabi, M.N., and Dornberger, U.: They shouldn’t emerge, but they do!-Development of Generic Pharmaceutical Industry in Syria and Bangladesh, presented in the 10th International Conference of Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), 22-24 June, Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
  • I. Torres & U. Dornberger: Export Performance of the Chilean Technology-intensive Suppliers, ICSB World Conference, Stockholm 2011.
  • I. Torres & U. Dornberger: International Entrepreneur Role in Chilean Technology-intensive Suppliers export, 14th Anniversary McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Odense 2011.
  • Y. Cuero Acosta & U. Dornberger: Technological Capability Development as Result of the Entrepreneur’s Search for Innovation in the SMEs in Colombia, ICSB World Conference, Stockholm 2011.
  • N. Un Nabi Md. & U. Dornberger: Higher-order capabilities and the post-entry international market expansion of the firms, AIB 2010 Annual Conference, Rio de Janiero, 2010.
  • I. Torres, N. Un Nabi Md. & U. Dornberger: Export Performance of the Chilean Technology-intensive Suppliers, 13th Anniversary McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Montreal, 2010.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: International market expansion of the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh, AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Saigon, 2010.
  • S. Alexander, N. Un Nabi Md. & U. Dornberger: Internationalization of the pharmaceutical industry from Bangladesh and Syria, AIB MENA Regional Conference, Dubai, 2010.
  • U. Dornberger,  N. Un Nabi. Md. & H. N. Thi: Entrepreneurial Competencies and Business Performance in Vietnamese SMEs, 16th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Kolding, 2010.
  • U. Dornberger, N. Un Nabi Md. & N. Ly: The Impact of Market Orientation on the Performance of the Vietnamese Software Firms, 18th High Technology Small Firms Conference, Enschede, 2010.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: Explaining the differential rate of the post-entry international expansion of the firms with a capability differential hypothesis, 35th European International Business Academy Conference, Valencia, 2009.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: A Capability-based Evolutionary Interpretation of Firm Internationalization: Empirical Test Results from Bangladesh, Vietnam, Bolivia and Ethiopia, 12th Anniversary McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Vaasa, Finland, 2009.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: Dynamics of Firm Internationalization through a Capability-based Evolutionary Lens, International Council of Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Republic of Korea, 2009.
  • U. Dornberger  & N. Un Nabi Md.: Dynamic of Internationalization of Firms –A Study of Pharmaceuticals Firms from Bangladesh, Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, San Diego, California, USA, 2009.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: Internationalization Dynamic of East German SMEs – A Capability-Based Approach,  15th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tallinn, Estonia, 2008.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: Internationalization Dynamic of Eastern German SME's, International Council of Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Halifax, Canada, 2008.
  • A.S. Noreña & U. Dornberger: Hidden Champions in Developing Countries, International Council of Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Halifax, Canada, 2008.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: Internationalization Dynamic of East German SMEs, International Conference on Entrepreneurship in a Changing Europe, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2008.
  • C. Berrones & U. Dornberger: The Role of Business Incubators for the Financing of young SMEs in Mexico, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference: International Entrepreneurship, Belfast, Ireland, UK, 2008.
  • C. Berrones & U. Dornberger: The Role of Business Incubators in Financial Intermediation for Start-ups in Mexico, Institute for Small Business and Enterpreneurship (ISBE) Conference: International Entrepreneurship, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2007.
  • U. Dornberger & N. Un Nabi Md.: Internationalization Dynamic of East German SMEs – A Capability-Based Approach, 10th Anniversary McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 2007.
  • U. Dornberger & X. Zeng: Locational Factors and Development of High-tech Enterprises in China, The 5th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, Montepellier, 2007.
  • U. Dornberger & I. Budi: Collective Efficiency and Enterprise Performance in Different Stages of the Cluster Life Cycle, Cluster2006, Lyon, 2006.
  • X. Zeng & U. Dornberger: Locational Factors and Development of High-tech Enterprises in China, International Academy of Business and Technology Conference 2006, Mystic, CT, USA, 2006.
  • X. Zeng & U. Dornberger: Locational Factor Differentials as Determinants for High-Tech Start-ups Development in China, International Council for Small Business World Conference 2006, Melbourne, 2006.
  • C. Moreno & U. Dornberger: El Sector Forestal Chileno, Posibilidad de Industrialización Productiva, II Latin American International Union of Forest Research Organizations Congress, La Serena, 2006.
  • C. Moreno & U. Dornberger: El Sector Forestal Chileno, Posibilidad de Industrialización Productiva, Tercer Congreso Chileno de Ciencias Forestales, Concepción, 2006

Contact

Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
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04109 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739761
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dornberger@uni-leipzig.de