jkhioa

Department of Organization

Julia Kirch
Kirkegaard
Postdoc


E-mail: jkk.ioa@cbs.dk
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My research concerns the configuration of R&D- and innovation networks within the field of renewable energies and climate change. In my previous research at CBS and DTU, I focused on the wind energy sector in China and Denmark. In particular, I studied the role of global innovation networks in China’s wind turbine industry, the case of Chinese industrial upgrading within the green energy sector, the societal acceptability of wind power (in Denmark and China), and contestations over expertise and science communication. In my research at Stanford, I am investigating the role of expertise and experts in the emergence of R&D and innovation networks, with special reference to the development of energy scenarios in the U.S. (California particularly), China, and Denmark. My approach is founded in the constructivist tradition of Science & Technology Studies (STS), in particular the Anthropology of Markets. Using this perspective, I seek to build bridges to the field of contemporary China Studies and more broadly to New Economic Sociology (for instance Economic Geography and innovation and network studies). Furthermore, I have a strong personal interest in engaging in inter-disciplinary research between social and natural sciences.  

 

Primary research areas
  • Science & Technology Studies (Anthropology of Markets, Science Communication)
  • Contemporary China Studies
  • Renewable energy and sustainable transitions
  • Societal acceptability of wind power
  • Emerging and developing markets
  • Global Innovation Networks

 

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2017
Julia Kirch Kirkegaard / Tackling Chinese Upgrading through Experimentalism and Pragmatism : The Case of China’s Wind Turbine Industry.
In: Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2017, p. 7-39
Journal article > peer review
2015
Julia Kirch Kirkegaard / Ambiguous Winds of Change – Or Fighting Against Windmills in Chinese Wind Power : Mapping Controversies over a Potential Turn to Quality in Chinese Wind Power.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2015, 486 p. (PhD Series, No. 05-2015)
Ph.D. thesis
2013
Julia Kirch Kirkegaard; Louise Lyngfeldt Gorm Hansen / Rapid Sustainable Energy Transition : Chinese Style.
Abstract from Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Annual Meeting. 2013, 2013
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
2012
Julia Kirch Hollitsch / Dynamics of Socio-Technical Transition : Constructing the Chinese Wind Power Sector.
In: Book of Abstracts. 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions: IST 2012: Navigating Theories and Challenging Realities. Lyngby : Danmarks Tekniske Universitet 2012, p. 24-25
Article in proceedings > peer review
Stine Jessen Haakonsson; Julia Kirch Hollitsch / The Configuration of Innovation Networks in the Wind Turbine Industry : A Comparative Study of Innovation Models in European and Chinese Lead Firms in China.
Paper presented at The 10th Globelics International Conference, 2012
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Stine Jessen Haakonsson; Julia Kirch Hollitsch / The Configuration of Innovation Networks in the Wind Turbine Industry : A Comparative Study of Innovation Models in European and Chinese Lead Firms in China.
Paper presented at Industrial Co-Development (INCODE ) Conference , 2012
Paper > peer review
Julia Kirch Hollitsch / The Micro-processes of Constructing Ties, Connections and Organizations: Global Innovation Networks (GINs) as Path Creation : Plans for Studying how Chinese Companies Co-construct Global Innovation Networks.
Paper presented at COINEC Conference, 2012
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