Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
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- International Relations and Global Political Economy
- China and large emerging countries
- Comparative Politics, institutional analysis and institutional change
- Social Theory and Historical Sociology
New research project: Public-Private Collaboration in China´s Innovative Rise: Effects and Mechanisms (DFG): Globally, states are seeking to improve their economies’ innovation capacities in order to close technology gaps with competitors and world leaders. This is all the more relevant for emerging countries such as China in its attempt to avoid being stuck as a middle-income economy. China’s recent innovative rise can be exemplified by a number of aggregated indicators such as total R&D expenditure and total patent applications. However, the sources of China’s innovative rise are far from comprehensively analyzed. Recent studies on industrial policy for innovation and upgrading stress the beneficial role of public-private collaboration going beyond older forms of state-led developmentalism. This is also reflected in research on the key role of networks to foster innovation in the innovation systems literature. In this project, we will use these insights to better understand the sources of China’s innovative rise, especially among state actors, research institutes and (private and semi-private) firms. The research project is jointly organized by the Chair of Chinese Society and Business at Jacobs University Bremen (Prof. Tobias ten Brink) and the Chair of Institutional and Innovation Economics, especially Japan/East Asia at Goethe University Frankfurt (Prof. Cornelia Storz). The research project is funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (TE 1069/5-1; STO 860/8-1).
“Geisteswissenschaften International” – Award for Translation Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, for the monograph “Chinas Kapitalismus. Entstehung, Verlauf, Paradoxien”, 2016
Max Planck Institute postdoctoral research grant, 2009-2011
Humanities International – Award for Translation Funding in the Humanities and Social Sciences by the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, for the PhD thesis “Geopolitik”, 2010
Fritz Thyssen Foundation research grant, 2008-2009
Hans Boeckler Foundation doctoral fellowship, 2004-2007
|Since 2016||Professor of Chinese Society and Business, Jacobs University Bremen|
|2015/16||Visiting Professor for International Political Studies, University Witten/Herdecke|
|2012-2015||Research Fellow and Lecturer, Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute for Political Science|
|2014||Theodor Heuss Lecturer, The New School for Social Research, New York|
|2013||Visiting Scholar, MIT (Center for International Studies), Cambridge|
|2012/13||Visiting Scholar, Sun Yat-Sen University (School of Government), Guangzhou, China|
|11/2012||Habilitation (Post-doctoral degree), Goethe University Frankfurt|
|2009-2012||Postdoctoral and Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne|
|2011||Visiting Scholar, East-West-Center, Honolulu|
|2004-2009||Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt|
|2007||PhD, Political Science ("summa cum laude"), University of Frankfurt|
|2003-2007||PhD student as Hans Boeckler Fellow, Department of Social Sciences, University of Frankfurt; as of 2004 at the Institute for Social Research|
|1997-2002||Diplom (MA equivalent), Political Science, University of Frankfurt|
T. ten Brink, F. Butollo (forthcoming): Domestic Market Growth and Local State Support in the Upgrading of China's LED Lighting Industry, in: Global Networks, 18, DOI: 10.1111/glob.12160.
L. Leisering, T. Liu, T. ten Brink (2017): Synthesizing Disparate Ideas: How a Chinese Model of Social Assistance Was Forged, in: Global Social Policy, 17:3, DOI: 10.1177/1468018117704381.
T. ten Brink (2016): The End of the Long Boom? A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Long-Term Growth in China, in: Asia Review, 6:1, 195-223 (Korean).
L. Gruss, T. ten Brink (2016): The Development of the Chinese Photovoltaic Industry: An Advancing Role for the Central State?, in: Journal of Contemporary China, 25:99, 453-466.
A. Nölke, T. ten Brink, S. Claar, C. May (2015): Domestic Structures, Foreign Economic Policies and Global Economic Order: Implications from the Rise of Large Emerging Economies, in: European Journal of International Relations, 21:3, 538–567.
T. ten Brink (2015): Chinese Firms ‘Going Global’: Recent OFDI Trends, Policy Support, and International Implications, in: International Politics, 52:6, 666-683.
T. ten Brink (2014): The Challenges of China’s Non-liberal Capitalism for the Liberal Global Economic Order, in: Harvard Asia Quarterly, 16:2, 36-44.
T. ten Brink (2015): Economic Analysis in Critical Theory: The Impact of Friedrich Pollock’s State Capitalism Concept, in: Constellations, 23:3, 333-340.
T. ten Brink (2015 Paperback, 2014 Hardback): Global Political Economy and the Modern State System. Leiden/Boston: Brill.
T. ten Brink (2013): Chinas Kapitalismus. Entstehung, Verlauf, Paradoxien. Frankfurt/New York: Campus (revised edition forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press).
A comprehensive list of Tobias ten Brink’s academic publications is here [PDF].
Network Organiser („Asian Capitalisms“) for the annual SASE-Conferences (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics), since 2011
Member of the board of the "Political Economy" section in the German Political Science Association (DVPW), 2012-2015
Member of the Prize Committee „SASE-Fondation France-Japon/Network Q Prize”, 2012-2016
Advisory Board „dms – der moderne staat“, since 2012
Advisory committee of Seoul National University Asia Center book series “Capitalism in Asia”, since 2016