Main publications (since 2009)



Nguyen, T.; U. Dornberger

Guidelines for SME Supplier Selection and Development: The Practice of SMEs in Information Technology Outsorcing Sector. SEPT Working Paper Series No. 29 (Technical Paper), Leipzig University, 2021. Download

Wołejsza P., Scheffler C., Kanelidou K., Dornberger U., Hauke C., Koszelew J., Ioakovaki H., Lekakou M.,  Stefanidaki E., Tchemisova T., Martins N., Pita M., Daniel A., Kopczyński M., Wiśnicki B., Cacao I.

Academic Business Coach Handbook, Szczecin, Maritime University of Szczecin, 2021, ISBN 978-83-64434-36-5. Download



Dornberger, U.

Dynamics of Internationalization in Eastern German Technology-oriented SMEs. In: Stiehler, S. (Ed.): Marketing as a Social Science: Festschrift für Universitätsprofessor Dr. Dr. h.c. Helge Löbler, Norderstedt 2020, Books on Demand. Download

Ansari Vaghef, A.; U. Dornberger

How Do Intermediary Organizations Support SMEs to Enhance their Absorptive Capacity?. VNU Journal of Science: Economics and Business, 36(5E). DOI: 10.25073/2588-1108/vnueab.4456. Download

Contreras, F.; F. Juarez, Y. A. Cuero Acosta, U. Dornberger, et al.

Critical factors for innovative work behaviour in Latin American firms: Test of an exploratory model, Cogent Business & Management, 7:1. Download

Bermudez-Serrano, I. M.

Challenges and opportunities for the development of an edible insect food industry in Latin America, Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, 6(5), 2020. Download

Nájera, J.; U. Dornberger

Innovating through Neuroeconomics: An Example of a Living Case Approach in Management Education. SEPT Working Paper Series No. 28 (Technical Paper), Leipzig University, 2020. Download

Valenciano-Mañé, A.

"Hacer negocio". Mujeres, crisis y economía moral en el mercado de SEMU, Malabo. In: Aranzadi Martínez, Juan; Álvarez Chillida, Gonzalo: Guinea Ecuatorial (des) conocida. Lo que sabemos, ignoramos, inventamos y deformamos acerca de su pasado y su presente. Madrid, 2020. Download

Valenciano-Mañé, A.; S. Castillo

Women in Equatorial Guinea. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia, African History. Oxford University Press. Download



Md. Nur Alam; U. Dornberger

Does institutional inefficiency encourage entrepreneurs to adopt effectuation logic in strategic business decision? In: World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2019, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp.734 – 750. Download

Oppong, P. K.

Informal institutions and international performance of Ghanaian small exporting firms: moderation role of formal institutions. International Journal of Export Marketing, 2019 Vol.3 No.2, pp.119 - 145. Download

Kaßberg, G.

Bildungswirtschaft - eigene Einschätzung: Bin ich Export-kompetent? In: EXPORT - Das iMOVE-Exportmagazin, 4. Jahrgang, Heft 1/2019, Juni 2019, Hrsg. Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB). Download

Zhang, Y.; U. Dornberger

What Are the Determinants of China’s Export Growth? A Systematic Review of Chinese Literature (1997-2016). Chinese Business Review, 18(2), 47-67. doi: 10.17265/1537-1506/2019.02.001. Download

Misbauddin, S.; M. N. U. Nabi

Internationalization of Social Business: Toward a Comprehensive Conceptual Understanding. In: Dana, L. and Ratten, V. (Ed.): Societal Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness, Emerald Publishing Limited. Download

Friebel, P.; A. Ansari, T. Hecker

Innovation in der Berufsbildung - Weiterbildung zum Industrial Change Agent im Iran. In: DLR Projektträger, Europäische und Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Arbeitsgruppe "Internationalisierung der Berufsbildung" (Ed.): Berufsbildung International. Geschäftsmodellentwicklung, Bonn. Download

Kaßberg, G.; S. Roth-Berlin, K.-O. Döbber, C. Lorenz

Aufbau einer unternehmensnahen Fachschule in Vietnam. In: DLR Projektträger, Europäische und Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Arbeitsgruppe "Internationalisierung der Berufsbildung" (Ed.): Berufsbildung International. Geschäftsmodellentwicklung, Bonn. Download

Torres Zárate, O. A.; U. Dornberger

Promotion of Alternative Income Diversification in Rural Rio de Janeiro: Making Use of Innovation Resources. In: Nehren, U. et al. (Eds.): Strategies and Tools for a Sustainable Rural Rio de Janeiro, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019. Download

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; O. Mauroner

Understanding social entrepreneurship in developing countries – A multiple case study from Mexico, International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG), 22(3), 389-418, DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2019.099301. Download

Berrones-Flemmig, C.; F. Contreras, Y. Cuero Angel, U. Dornberger

Finding an equilibrium between seeking-profit and Work-Life-Balance: The challenge of entrepreneurs within their SMEs. In: D. Ochnik (Eds.). Selflessness in Business (pp. 3-14). Delaware, USA and Malaga, Spain: Vernon Press. Download

Valenciano-Mañé, A.

When the big ones abandon the market: morals and politics of price in Equatorial Guinea”. In: Orlando, G. and Luetchfort, P. (Eds.): The Politics and Ethics of the Just Price: Ethnographies of Market Exchange. Research in Economic Anthropology, Emerald. pp.49-70. Download

Andoh, R. C.; C. Berrones-Flemmig, U. Dornberger, U.

Ghanaian Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Germany: Motivations and Contributions for Development. Problemy Zarzadzania, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 81(81), pages 130-158. Download

Oppong, P. K.; U. Dornberger. U., M. N. U. Nabi

Analysing the Direct and Indirect Effects of Entrepreneurial Competencies on International Market Diversification and Profitability: A Study of Small Exporting Firms in Ghana' Int J. Export Marketing: Vol. 3. No. 1. Download

Zhang, Y.; U. Dornberger

Explore Entrepreneur´s personal very first export decision based on bounded rationality. In O. Dvouletý, M. Lukeš, & J. Mísař (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (pp. 1052-1064). Prague: Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics Prague. Download



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

Hitting Two Targets With One Shot in the Context of Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in Germany Related to Entrepreneurial Migrant Activities for the Development of the Home and Host Countries. Journal of Management issues, 1, 76-87. DOI 10.7172/1733-9758.2018.26.7. Download

Sandouk, A.; U. Dornberger

Bewertung des Standorts Leipzig aus der Perspektive ausländischer Studierender, SEPT Working Paper Series No. 27 (Technical Paper), Leipzig University, 2018. Download

Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), iMOVE Training – Made in Germany (Hrsg.)

Leitfaden für den Export beruflicher Aus- und Weiterbildung. Autoren: Gunnar Kaßberg, Uwe Becher, Philip Friebel, Steve Uhlig, Hagen Schied, Utz Dornberger, Leipzig, 2018. Download

Fintel v., G.; U. Dornberger

Eine Analyse des Wachstums der Biotechnologieunternehmen in Sachsen, SEPT Working Paper Series No. 26 (Technical Paper), ISBN: 3-934693-28-8, Leipzig University, 2018. Download

Nshimiyimana, G.; M. N. U. Nabi, U. Dornberger

Effect of Incorporating Entrepreneurship Module in Non-Business Major Programs in Higher Education Institutes (HEI): A Study of the Science Major Students at The Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur (INES) de Ruhengeri in Rwanda. In: Management issues 2018; 16 (1(73) Facets of Entrepreneurship): 143-169. DOI: 10.7172/1644-9584.73.9. Download

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

Birth and Growth in Isolation - Development of the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh. In: Munoz, J. M (Ed.): Globalization Alternatives - Strategies for the New International Economy, Business Expert Press: NY, pp. 101-112. Download

Cuero Acosta, Y. A.; C. Berrones-Flemmig, U. Dornberger; M. N. U. Nabi (Eds.)

Conference Proceedings: iN4iN Network Conference 2017- Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness. iN4iN, International SEPT Program, Leipzig University, Leipzig, ISBN: 3-934693-27-X. Download

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

Influence of Social Capital on incubated MSMEs Access to Non-Formal Finance. A Case of Tanzanian Incubated Firms. In: Dvoulety, O. et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference. Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, May 31 – June 1, 2018, Prague. Download



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. 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

Nyadu-Addo, R.; M. S. Benneh Mensah

Entrepreneurship education in Ghana – the case of the KNUST entrepreneurship clinic. In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Download

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



Ansari, A.; H. Beermann, U. Dornberger

An Overview of the Innovation System in Iran. Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, Working Paper 2016, No. 4, Leipzig. Download

Nguyen Thi, M. A.; U. Dornberger (Eds.)

Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: Vietnamese Customer Perspective. Youth Publishing House, Hanoi.

Zambrano-Pereira, D. P.; Y. A. Cuero Acosta

Caso de Buenas Prácticas en la empresa Sarfco Ltda. en la Ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia. In: C. Garrido-Noguera & D. García-Perez-de-Lema (Eds.). Vinculación de las universidades con los sectores productivos. Casos en Iberoamérica, vol. 1 - Cap. 15, (pp. 187-196). Ciudad de México, México: UDUAL y la REDUE-ALCUE. ISBN: 978-607-8066-25-4. Download

Rwehumbiza, D.

International expansion of clothing manufacturers from Kenya: A dichotomy between firms’ capabilities and institutional support. In: Marinov, Marin A. and Olav J. Sørensen (Eds.) (2016): Finding Solutions to the Challenges of Internationalisation. Aalborg University Press. Download 

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) et al. (Eds.)

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII: Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union, and African Development Bank. Addis Ababa [Matambalya, Francis; Leipzig University, International SEPT Program: General Consultant and Editor]. Download



Osterburg, T.; U. Dornberger

Eine Analyse der Internationalisierungsstrategien sächsischer Unternehmen, SEPT Working Paper Series No. 23, ISBN: 3-934693-24-5, Leipzig University, 2015. Download

Eyarefe, D. I.; K. P. Addo, R. Nyadu-Addo

Entrepreneurship Education and Graduate Employability: Implication for Policy and Practice". Kampala International University (KIU) Journal of Education. Vol. 9, December 2015, pp 1-14. ISBN 1821-8202. Download

Kibona, D.

Impact of Elements of Advertisement on the Consumer Buying Behaviour in Urban Areas: The Lessons from Coca-Cola Consumers in Dar-Es-Salaam Tanzania. In: Asian Journal of Research in Banking and Finance, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2015, pp. 19-33. Download

Dornberger, U.; R. Adu-Gyamfi, P. Sommer (Eds.)

Entrepreneurship Promotion at Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Research Centers. International SEPT Program, Leipzig, Leipzig University. Download

Matambalya, F. (Ed.)

African industrial development and European Union co-operation: prospects for a reengineered partnership. Routledge Studies in Development Economics; 113. Abingdon: Routledge. Download

Matambalya, F.

The Zanzibar secessionist sentiments: Can regional integration theory provide insights into the phenomenon? In: Bereketeab, R. (Ed.): Self-Determination and Secession in Africa. The post-colonial state, Abingdon: Routledge. Download

Zuniga, A.; U. Dornberger, A. Alcala, A. Sanchez

Guía práctica para la comercialización y transferencia de tecnologías. Editorial Lasallista. Corporación Universitaria Lasallista y TecnoParque Nodo Rionegro SENA, 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, Heidelberg, pp. 109-122. Download

Rwehumbiza, D.; N. Un Nabi Md., U. Dornberger

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

Cuero Acosta, Y. A.

Fortalecimiento del desarrollo sostenible en Bogotá por medio del a creación de valor compartido por parte de las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (Mipymes). In Asociación Colombiana de Facultades de Administracion (ASCOLFA) (Ed.): Compilación de Ponencias Presentadas en la Conferencia ASCOLFA 2015, pp. 118-135. 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

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

Adusei, M.; S. Y. Akomea, R.Nyadu-Addo

Predicting Bank Credit Risk: Does Board Structure Matter? In: The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Vol. 8, No. 5. Download

Cuero Acosta, Y. A.; N. Un Nabi Md, U. Dornberger

Entrepreneurial orientation and its impact on the improvement of technological capability in Colombia. In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 231–245, 2014. Download

Cuero Acosta, Y. A; 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

N. Un Nabi Md.; R. Adu-Gyamfi, A. Laura Lucero Pampillo, U. Dornberger

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

Cuero Acosta, Y. A.

Societal Entrepreneurship and its Impact on the Creation of Value Locally. Fundación universitaria Empresarial de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá – Uniempresarial, Colombia. 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. 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. Download

Chantanaphant, J.; N. Un Nabi Md., U. Dornberger

The Effect of Technological Capability on the Performance of SMEs in Thailand, The Macrotheme Review, 2(4) Summer, 16-26, 2013. Download

Sandri, S.; C. Hauke, U. Dornberger

Studie zur Innovations- und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Pharmazeutischen Industrie in Jordanien. SEPT working Paper no. 22, ISBN: 3-934693-21-0, Leipzig University, 2015. 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

Cuero Acosta, Y. A.; N. Un Nabi, Md., 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. 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

Benneh Mensah, M. S.; R. Nyadu-Addo

Juxtaposition of the Role of Small Businesses and the State in Ghana’s Economic Development. In: Journal of International Business and Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012. Download



Dornberger, U.; A. Suvelza, L. Bernal (Eds.)

La Gestión de la Fase Temprana de Innovación en PyMEs, GTZ, 2011. Download

Dornberger, U.; M. Estrada Muy, M. Pletsch-Betancourt, A. Suvelza

Status of the university-productive sector relationship in Central America. In: I. M. Pletsch-Betancourt; S. Wehrtmann et al. (Eds.): Innovation for Sustainable Development. Linkages between Higher Education and the Private Sector, PUEDES, Großalmerode, 2011. 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.; M. Estrada Muy, M. Pletsch-Betancourt, A. Suvelza

Estado de situación de la vinculación universidad – sector productivo en Centroamérica. In: I. S. Wehrtmann & 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

Alexander, S. (et al.)

Potenzial islamische Bankprodukte in Deutschland. Einstellungen und Erwartungen der Muslime in Deutschland. In: Ebert, H.G.; Thießen F. (Hrsg.): Das islamkonforme Finanzgeschäft, Stuttgart 2010. 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.; S. Alexander, A. Sosa

Studie zur Situation von Selbstständigen und Unternehmern mit Migrationshintergrund in Leipzig. Selbst Management Initiative Leipzig (SMILE). SMILE Arbeitspapier Nr. 003, Leipzig. Download


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