Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Professor with special responsibilities

Room: POR/24.A-3.53

I am Professor (MSO) in International Business at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business, Copenhagen Business School. My research is at the intersection of international business, innovation and technological change. One line of research investigates R&D and innovation in multinational enterprises (MNEs). Current work investigates MNEs’ strategies for technological diversification as well as R&D resource commitment. Another line of research, relates to the international diffusion of technologies. This includes work on technological upgrading of emerging economies, digital sustainability technologies as well as hydrogen technology. I was Visiting Fellow at the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at the University of Reading (United Kingdom). Currently, I am member of the international research network on the "Dynamics of Innovation Systems” funded by the German Science Foundation (Germany).

Primary research areas
  • Internationalization of R&D and innovation in MNEs
  • Technology upgrading in emerging economies
  • International diffusion of digital and green technologies
Administrative tasks

Academic Programme Director: BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture - International Business in Asia (IBA)

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•    Global Strategy and Technology (cand.merc EBA - MSc IBS)
•    Bachelor Project (BSc IBA)
•    Internship (BSc IBA)


I offer supervision at BSc and MSc level on the following subjects: R&D and innovation in multinational enterprises (MNEs); digital technologies and MNEs; governance of global value chains in different economic sectors; digital sustainability technologies; Twin Transitions in energy, industry, transportation, buildings or agriculture.

Selected publications

Damioli, G; Jindra, B.; Kristiansen, A. (2023) International inventor teams and technological variety in multinational enterprises, Journal of Technology Transfer,

Jindra, B. and Leusin, M., (2022) The development of digital sustainability technologies by top R&D investors, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg,  https://doi:10.2760/150239

Dominguez Lacasa, I., Jindra, B., Radosevic, S. and Shubbak, M. (2019) Paths of Technology Upgrading in the BRICS economies, Research Policy,

Beugelsdijk, S. and Jindra, B. (2018) Product Innovation and Decision-making Autonomy in Multinational Subsidiaries, Journal of World Business,

Santangelo, G., Meyer, KE, Jindra, B. (2016) MNE subsidiaries’ outsourcing and insourcing of R&D: The role of local institutions, Global Strategy Journal,

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Ann Hipp; Björn Jindra; Kehinde Medase / Overcoming Barriers to Technology Transfer : Empirical Evidence From the German Democratic Republic.
In: Journal of Technology Transfer, 30.1.2024
Journal article > peer review
Renan Oliveira; Björn Jindra; Ariane Roder Figueira / Social Network Structure and Firms' Internationalization : New Insights from a Whole-Network Perspective.
In: InternexT, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2.2024, p. 77-93
Journal article > peer review
Giacomo Damioli; Björn Jindra; Annette Kristiansen / International Inventor Teams and Technological Variety in Multinational Enterprises
In: The Journal of Technology Transfer, 23.12.2023
Journal article > peer review
Ann Hipp; Björn Jindra; Kehinde Medase / Knowledge for the Plan : Productivity Effects of Inventorship in a Socialist Economy.
Paper presented at DRUID23 Conference, 2023
Paper > peer review
Ann Hipp; Björn Jindra; Kehinde Medase / Nothing New in the East? : New Evidence on Productivity Effects of Inventions in the GDR.
Bremen : Universität Bremen 2023, 41 p. (Bremen Papers on Economics & Innovation, No. 2301)
Working paper > peer review
Guowei Dong; Björn Jindra; Ari Kokko / Technology Upgrading in Chinese Manufacturing : A Cross-industry Perspective.
In: International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2022, p. 341-379
Journal article > peer review
Björn Jindra; Matheus Leusin / The Development of Digital Sustainability Technologies by Top R&D Investors
Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union 2022, 96 p.
Report > peer review
Matheus Eduardo Leusin; Björn Jindra; Daniel Hain / AI’s Local Patterns of Innovation
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
Paper > peer review
Matheus Eduardo Leusin; Jutta Günther; Björn Jindra; Martin G. Moehrle / Patenting Patterns in Artificial Intelligence : Identifying National and International Breeding Grounds.
In: World Patent Information, Vol. 62, 9.2020
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Iciar Dominguez Lacasa; Björn Jindra; Slavo Radosevic; Mahmood Shubbak / Paths of Technology Upgrading in the BRICS economies
In: Research Policy, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2.2019, p. 262-280
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2016-ongoing - University of Bremen - 20% Professorship
2021-2022 - 
38 days of research commissioned by European Commission (represented by JRC/B/07)