Conference papers (since 2008)

2018

Zhang, Y.; Dornberger, U.

The role of effectuation in entrepreneurs first export decision process:  A case study of Zhejiang private micro and small-sized enterprises. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz 2018, 22. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand. 11. -12. Oktober 2018, Haus der Wirtschaft, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart.

Ansari Vaghef, A.; Dornberger. U.

The role of intermediary services in enhancing technology absorption capacity of SMEs. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz 2018, 22. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand. 11. -12. Oktober 2018, Haus der Wirtschaft, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart.

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Dornberger, U.

The impact of financial literacy apps for best accounting and financial management practices in SMEs: Experiences from developing countries. G-Forum Jahreskonferenz 2018, 22. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand. 11. -12. Oktober 2018, Haus der Wirtschaft, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart.

Kibona, D.; Nabi, M. N. U.; Dornberger, U.

Influence of Social Capital on incubated MSME access to non-formal Finance. A case of Tanzanian incubated MSMES. The 6th International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES 2018), University of Economics, Prague, 30.05.-01.06.2018.

Kwarteng Oppong, P.; Adu-Gyamfi, R.; Nyadu-Addo, R.; Dornberger, U.

Analysing the Macro-Framework Conditions for Technology-Based Entrepreneurship to Thrive; Policy Experts’ Perspectives on Ghana. Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.), Leipzig University, 27–30 June 2018.

Adu-Gyamfi, R.; Kwarteng Oppong, P.; Nyadu-Addo, R.; Dornberger, U.

Towards Entrepreneurship Promotion in Africa Through Export Processing Zones: Evidence of a Ghanaian Export Business. Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.), Leipzig University, 27–30 June 2018.

Obiri Yeboah, K.; Dornberger, U.; Nabi, M. N. U.

The Influence of African Normative Institution on New Venture Creation. Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.), Leipzig University, 27–30 June 2018.

Kibona, D.; Dornberger, U.; Nabi, M. N. U.

Facilitating Incubated MSMEs’ Access to Semi-Formal Finance in Tanzania. Do Business Incubators Play a Financial Intermediation Role? Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.), Leipzig University, 27–30 June 2018.

Nshimiyimana, G.

Corruption and Growth in Start-Up Rate - an Exploration of Selected African Countries. Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD e.V.), Leipzig University, 27-30 June 2018.

 

2017

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S.; Dornberger, U.

Innovative financial instruments for financial literacy in SMEs. In: P. L. Huong (Ed.): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration. Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.

Yeboah, K. O. and Nabi, M. U. N.

The development of Knowledge intensive business service (KIBS) firms in Africa: The way forward. In: P. L. Huong (Ed.): Proceedings of the 6TH International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration. Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.

Yeboah, K. O. and Nabi, M. U. N.

Supporting innovation in Tech hubs in Africa: The role of institution. In: P. L. Huong (Ed.): Proceedings of the 6TH International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration. Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.

Contreras Torres, F. T., Dornberger, U., Espinosa Mendez, J. C., & Cuero Acosta, Y. A.

Absortive Capacity and Organizational Climate for Innovation in a Group of Vietnamese Companies: An Exploratory Study. In: P. L. Huong (Ed.): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration. Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.

Cuero Acosta, Y. A.

The Interplay between Organization Capabilities within Micro and Small Business: A Conceptual Discussion. In: P. L. Huong (Ed.): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration. Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.

Nyadu-Addo, R., Adu-Gyamfi, R., Nabi, Md. Noor Un Nabi, and Utz Dornberger

Toward an Understanding of Artiste Managers in Ghana. In P. L. Huong (Ed.): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration. ICECH 2017, Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.

Dornberger, U.; Nabi, M. N. U. and Cuero Acosta, Y. A.

Downgrading as a Business Strategy in the Internationalization of SMEs from Emerging Countries. In: ICSB (Ed.), ICSB 62nd Annual World Conference. Proceedings Book

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S.; Dornberger, U.

Innovative financial instruments for financial literacy in SMEs. In4in International Conference: Entrepreneurship and innovation for competitiveness, unlocking SME´s potentials under evolving challenges and opportunities in the markets, 29.11. 2017, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Vershiyi, B. and Dornberger, U.

"Hitting two targets with one shot" in the context of diaspora entrepreneurship: Case studies in Germany related with entrepreneurial migrant activities for the development of the home and host countries. IV International Scientific Conference Entrepreneurship for the XXI century. Images and perspectives, 16.-17.11. 2017, Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S.; Dornberger, U.

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.

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. and Dornberger, U.

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.

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.

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.

 

2016

Cuero-Acosta, Y. A.; Nabi, M.N.U. and Dornberger, U.

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.

Berrones-Flemmig, C. and Mauroner, O.

Exploring patterns of financing for social enterprises - a comparison of Mexico and Germany", presentation at the G-Forum Conference 2016, Leipzig, Germany, October 2016.

Cuero-Acosta, Y. A.; Nabi, M.N.U. and Dornberger, U.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zhang, Y. and Dornberger, U.

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.

Nyadu-Addo, R.; Matambalya, F. and Dornberger, U.

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.

 

2015

Nguyen Thi, H. and Dornberger, U.

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.

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.

Matambalya, F.

Intellectual Property in Trade Negotiations. Conference "National Multi-Stakeholders Workshop: Validation of the Zimbabwe National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy and Implementation Strategy", 10.-11. September 2015.

Nguyen Thi, H. and Dornberger, U.

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.

Adu-Gyamfi; R., Oppong, P.R. and Matambalya, F.

University partnerships to promote small and medium-sized enterprise start-ups: lessons from an international survey of case studies, Paper presented at the ICABUMPA-iN4iN Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, October.

Adu-Gyamfi, R.

Linkages and Supplier Development through Knowledge Transfer: A Free Zone Enterprise and its Suppliers, Paper presented at the Winter School of the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Oppurg, Germany, January-February.

Yeboah, K.; Nyado-Addo, R. and Matambalya, F.

Exploring the prospects for tourism innovation in Africa. Conference paper presented at ICABUMPA - iN4iN Africa Conference 2015, “New Concepts for Business Acceleration for Africa”, Kenyan International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

2014

Adu-Gyamfi, R. and Dornberger U.

Institutions and international business: Export Processing Zones, Firm Outsourcing and Supplier Responses, Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Northeastern Chapter Conference, Byrant University, Rhode Island, USA, November 2014.

Adu-Gyamfi, R. and Dornberger U.

Examining Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as Portals of Globalisation, Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Sub-Sahara Africa Chapter Conference, Riara University, Nairobi, Kenya, August.

Rwehumbiza, D.; Dornberger, U. and Nabi, M. N. U.

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.

Chantanaphant, J.

Marketing communication on the internet for small firms in tourism industry, presented in the 2nd Tourism and Hospitality International Conference (THIC 2014), 5-6 November, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Beermann, H.; Dornberger, U.; Sebitosi, B.; Groh, S. and 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.

 

2013

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

Ansari Vaghef, A.

An Analysis of the Legal Framework and Governmental Supports in Enhancing International Performance of Iranian IT SMEs. 1th International Conference on IT Industry & Export, June 2013, Tehran, Iran.

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”. ISBN. 0-9815817-6-5. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 14-18 April.

Chantanaphant, J.; Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.

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.

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

Adu-Gyamfi, R. and Campbell M. M.

Pursuing Economic Zones and Free Trade Agreements in a Regional Context; Paradoxes and Intricacies, Paper presented at the XI Summer School, Flying University of Transnational Humanities, Seoul, South Korea and the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany, September.

Adu-Gyamfi, R.

Examining Export Processing Zones under the Lens of Portals of Globalization. Paper presented the "Portals of Globalization" Workshop, Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Academy Leipzig and the Centre for Area Studies, June 2013.

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

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

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

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

 

2012

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.

Adu-Gyamfi, R.

Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as Corporate Entities: What model of governance Ensues? Paper presented at the X. International Summer School of the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Academy Leipzig and the Centre for Area Studies. "Area Studies and Globalization", September 2012.

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.

Bernal Vera, L. and Dornberger, U.

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, Spain.

Torres, I.; Un Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.

Is there an International Entrepreneur in all kinds of Internationalized firms?, presented at the XV McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, September 21-23, Pavia, Italy.

Torres, I.; Un Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.

Analysing the market diversification process in SME’s internationalization process, presented at the XV McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, September 21-23, Pavia, Italy.

 

2011

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.

Torres, I. and Dornberger, U.

Export Performance of Chilean Technology Intensive Suppliers, presented at the LVI ISCB World Conference, June 15-18, Stockholm, Sweden

Torres, I. and Dornberger, U.

The Role of International Entrepreneurs in Chilean Technology-intensive Supplier (TiS)s, presented at the XIV McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, September 17-19, Odense, Denmark.

Cuero, Y.; Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.

Technological Capability Development as Result of the Entrepreneur’s Search for Innovation in the SMEs in Colombia, ICSB World Conference, Stockholm 2011.

Alexander, S.; Nabi, M.N. and Dornberger, U.

They should not emerge, but they do! – Development of the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry in Syria and Bangladesh”, Paper for the 10th International Conference of the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA), Barcelona 23-24 June 2011.

Rwehumbiza, D.

The East African Community (EAC) and its Influence on Tanzania’s Manufactured Exports Intensity and Competitiveness. Paper presented at the International Conference on Globalization and Development, 2011, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

2010

Dornberger, U.; Un Nabi, M. N. and Linh Ly Diep

The impact of market orientation on the performance of the Vietnamese software firms. The 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2010.

Un Nabi, M. N. and Dornberger, U.

Higher-order capabilities and the post-entry international market expansion of the firms, AIB 2010 Annual Conference, Rio de Janiero, 2010.

Torres, I.; Un Nabi, M. N. and Dornberger, U.

Export intensity of Chilean Technology Intensive Suppliers, presented at the XIII McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, September 17-19, Montreal, Canada.

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

International market expansion of the pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh, AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Saigon, 2010.

Alexander, S.; Un Nabi, M. N. and Dornberger, U.

Internationalization of the pharmaceutical industry from Bangladesh and Syria, AIB MENA Regional Conference, Dubai, 2010.

Dornberger, U.; Un Nabi, M. N. and H. N. Thi

Entrepreneurial Competencies and Business Performance in Vietnamese SMEs, 16th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Kolding, 2010.

 

2009

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

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.

Torres, I.

Importancia de los proveedores tecnológicos (Pymes) en el éxito de los encadenamientos productivos con grandes empresas, presented at the XIII Conferencia ALTEC (Asociación Ibero-latinoamericana de Gestión y Transferencia de Tecnología), Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, November 22-24, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2009.

Berrones, C.

Issues and problems of the credit process with regard to the SME Sector: Experiences in Mexico, presentation at the "Sustainable Development and SME" Conference 2009: SEPT (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) and IMRE (International Management of Resources and Environment), Leipzig, Germany, June 2009.

 

Torres, I.

Internacionalización de empresas proveedoras de tecnología: El caso de la industria minera chilena, presented at the XIII Conferencia ALTEC (Asociación Ibero-latinoamericana de Gestión y Transferencia de Tecnología), Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Cartagena de Indias, November 22-24, Colombia, 2009.

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

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.

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

Dynamics of Firm Internationalization through a Capability-based Evolutionary Lens, International Council of Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Republic of Korea, 2009.

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

Dynamic of Internationalization of Firms –A Study of Pharmaceuticals Firms from Bangladesh, Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, San Diego, California, USA, 2009.

Rwehumbiza, D.

Tanzania’s Manufactured Exports to the European Union and Lessons for Future Trade Arrangements. Paper presented at the 5th Operations Research of Eastern Africa (ORSEA), International Conference, 2009, Dare es Salaam, Tanzania.

 

2008

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

Internationalization Dynamic of East German SMEs – A Capability-Based Approach, 15th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research, Tallinn, Estonia, 2008.

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

Internationalization Dynamic of Eastern German SME's, International Council of Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Halifax, Canada, 2008.

Sosa Noreña, A. and Dornberger, U.

Hidden Champions in Developing Countries, International Council of Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Halifax, Canada, 2008.

Dornberger, U. and Un Nabi, M. N.

Internationalization Dynamic of East German SMEs, International Conference on Entrepreneurship in a Changing Europe, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2008.

Berrones, C. and Dornberger, U.

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.

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