List of Publications Dr. habil. Henning Kroll

SSCI or SCI journals SSCI or SCI journals (SSCI/SCI-ranked journal according to InCites database)

  • Liefner, I.; Kroll, H.; Zeng, G.; Heindl, A.-B. (2021): Regional Innovation Profiles: A Comparative Empirical Study of Four Chinese Regions Based on Expert Knowledge. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 65 (3-4), 101-117.
    DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2020-0022
  • Liefner, I.; Kroll, H. (2019): Advancing the Structured Analysis of Regional Innovation in China. Integrating New Perspectives in an Comprehensive Approach. In: Erdkunde 73 (3), 167-184.
    DOI: 10.3112/erdkunde.2019.03.02
  • Kroll, H.; Neuhäusler, P. (2019): Recent trends of regional development in China - Technological portfolios and economic growth. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie (2019).
    DOI: 10.1515/zfw-2018-0032
  • Kroll, H. (2019): Eye to eye with the innovation paradox: Why smart specialization is no simple solution to policy design. European planning studies 27 (2019), 5, 932-951.
    DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1577363
  • Kroll, H.; Kou, K. (2018): Innovation output and state ownership: Empirical evidence from China’s listed firms. Industry and innovation 26, Issue 2, 176-198.
    DOI: 10.1080/13662716.2018.1456323
  • Kroll, H.; Böke, I.; Schiller, D.; Stahlecker, T. (2016): Bringing owls to Athens? The transformative potential of RIS3 for innovation policy in Germany's Federal States, European Planning Studies, 24, 1459-1477.
    DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2016.1159666
  • Kroll, H. (2016): Exploring pathways ofregional technological development in China through patent analysis, World Patent Information, 46, 74–86.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.wpi.2016.06.003
  • Capello, R.; Kroll, H. (2016): From theory to practice in smart specialization strategy: emerging limits and possible future trajectories, European Planning Studies, 24, 1393-1406.
    DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2016.1156058
  • Liefner, I.; Kroll, H.; Peighambari, A. (2016): Research-driven or party-promoted? Factors affecting patent applications of private small and medium-sized enterprises in China’s Pearl River Delta. Science and Public Policy, 43(6), 2016, 849–858.
    DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scw002
  • Kroll, H.; Dornbusch, F.; Schnabl, E. (2015): Universities' Regional Involvement in Germany: How Academics' Objectives and Opportunity Shape Choices of Activity, Regional Studies, 50(9), 1595-1610.
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2015.1051016
  • Kroll, H. (2015): Efforts to Implement Smart Specialization in Practice – Leading Unlike Horses to the Water, European Planning Studies, 23, 10, 2079-2098.
    DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2014.1003036
  • Schubert, T.; Kroll, H. (2014): Universities' effects on regional GDP and unemployment: The case of Germany, Papers in Regional Science, 95, 3, 467-489.
    DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12150
  • Kroll, H.; Schiller, D. (2012): Upgrading strategies of electronics firms within the regional innovation system of the Pearl River Delta, illustrated by the example of two Hong Kong firms. In: Petti, C. (Ed.): Technological Entrepreneurship in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 41-65.
  • Kroll, H. (2011): Exploring the validity of patent applications as an indicator of Chinese competitiveness and market structure, World Patent Information, 33, 1, 23-33.
  • Kroll, H.; Schiller, D. (2010): Establishing an interface between public sector applied research and the Chinese enterprise sector: Preparing for 2020. Technovation 30 (2): 117-129.
  • Kroll, H.; Tagscherer, U. (2009): Chinese Regional Innovation Systems in Times of Crisis: The Case of Guangdong, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Vol. 17 (2), 6-13.
    DOI: 10.1080/19761597.2009.9668675
  • Kroll, H.; Liefner, I. (2008): Spin-off enterprises as a means of technology commercialisation in a transforming economy – Evidence from three universities in China. In: Technovation 28 (5), 298-313.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2007.05.002
  • Koschatzky, K.; Kroll, H. (2007): Which side of the coin? The regional governance of science and innovation. In: Regional Studies, 41, Issue 8, 1115-1127.
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400701530857

German Geography journals approved by VGDH (7/2010) except articles in SSCI or SCI journals

  • Koschatzky, K.; Kroll, H.; Schubert, T. (2016): Wie können Universitätsleitungen die regionale Verankerung von Hochschulen stärken? Die Rolle dezentraler und zentrale Entscheidungsprozesse, die hochschule. journal für wissenschaft und bildung, 1, 32-39.
  • Hennemann, S.; Kroll, H. (2008): Die Wissensmacht China. In: Geographische Rundschau 60 (5), 12-19.

Non-German articles in academic journals not included in the SSCI/SCI

  • Kroll, H.; Neuhäusler, P.; Nair, M. (2019): Measuring Inclusive Innovation. New Approaches towards an elusive Phenomenon, L'industria, 1/2019, 11-26.
    DOI: 10.1430/94057
  • Koschatzky, K.; Kroll, H. (2009): Multi-level governance in regional innovation systems. In: Ekonomiaz, No. 70, I/2009, 44-59.

Non-German papers in edited volumes

  • Kroll, H.; Liefner, I. (2021): User-Driven Innovation with Frugal Characteristics: A Multi-Case Analysis of China’s Innovation-Driven Economy. In: Agarwal, N.; Brem, A. (eds) Frugal Innovation and Its Implementation. Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham, 95-116.
  • Stahlecker, T.; Koschatzky, K.; Kroll, H. (2019): Innovation-based regional change in Europe - challenges and policy frameworks in different regional contexts. In: Koschatzky, K.; Stahlecker, T. (Hrsg.): Innovation-based regional change in Europe: Chances, Risks and Policy Implications. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 7-46.
    ISBN: 978-3-8396-1420-4
  • Kroll, H. (2018): Smart Specialisation in Economically and Institutionally Less Favoured Regions. In: Kristensen, I.; Dubois, A.; Teräs, J. (Hrsg.): Strategic Approaches to Regional Development: Smart Experimentation in Less-Favoured Regions. Oxford: Routledge, 36-51.
  • Kroll, H. (2017): Smart Specialisation Policy in an Economically Well-Developed, Multi-Level Governance System. In: Radosevic, S.; Andreescu, L.; Wade, I.; Roman, A. (eds.): Advances in the Theory of Smart Specialization. Elsevier: Amsterdam.
    ISBN: 9780128041376
  • Kroll, H.; Frietsch, R. (2014): Regional structures and trends in China's innovation system - An indicatorbased account of the last decade's developments. In: Liefner, I. (ed.): Innovation and regional development in China. New York, NY [u.a.]: Routledge, 41-72.
  • Kroll, H.; Schiller, D. (2014): The role of public R&D funding in innovation systems of East Asian and ASEAN catch-up coutries. In: Irawati, D.; Rutten, R. (Ed.): Emerging Knowledge Economies in Asia. Abingdon: Routledge, 94-126.
  • Kroll, H.; Schricke, E.; Stahlecker, T. (2013): Scope and Determinants of the 'Third Role' of Higher Education Institutions in Germany, Higher Education Policy, 26, 263-284.
  • Schiller, D.; Kroll, H. (2013): The global economic crisis as leverage for emerging regional growth paths? Differentiated evidence from China – three years onwards. In: Eriksson, S. (Hrsg.): Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia. Cheltenham: Elgar. 85-118.
  • Hemer, J.; Kroll, H. (2012): A Stepwise, Actor-Based Approach to the Establishment of Science- Industry Co-operations. In: Assimakopoulos, D./Carayannis, E./Dossani, R. (Hrsg.) Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development - A Comparative Approach. New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London: Springer, 159-174.
  • Tagscherer, U.; Kroll, H.; Luo, X. (2012): Regional innovation systems in China: an Analysis of industryscience linkages in Bohai Bay area. In: Petti, C. (Ed.): Technological Entrepreneurship in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 16-40.
  • Kroll, H.; Schiller, D. (2012): Upgrading strategies of electronics firms within the regional innovation system of the Pearl River Delta.In: Petti, C. (Ed.): Technological Entrepreneurship in China. How Does it Work?. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 41-65.

German papers in edited volumes

  • Koschatzky, K.; Hufnagl, M.; Kroll, H.; Daimer, S.; Dornbusch, F.; Schulze, N. (2013): Regionale Vernetzung von Hochschulen. In: Grande, E.; Jansen, D.; Jarren, O.; Rip, A.; Schimank, U.; Weingart, P. (Hrsg.): Neue Governance der Wissenschaft. Reorganisation - externe Anforderungen - Medialisierung. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 163-182.
  • Liefner, I.; Kroll, H. (2007): Universitäre Spin-off-Unternehmen und universitär-industrieller Technologietransfer in China. In: Hof, H.; Wengenroth, U. (Hrsg.): Innovationsforschung. Ansätze, Methoden, Grenzen und Perspektiven. Münster, 227-241.


  • Capello, R.; Kroll, H. (2019): Regional innovation strategies 3 (RIS3). London: Routledge.
    ISBN: 9780367227654
  • Kroll, H. (2019): An exploration of recent changes in European regional policy. Habilitation dissertation. Leibniz Universität Hannover.
    DOI: 10.15488/4736
  • Koschatzky, K.; Dornbusch, F.; Hufnagl, M.; Kroll, H.; Schnabl, E. (2014): Regionale Aktivitäten von Hochschulen - Motive, Anreize und politische Steuerung. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.
  • Koschatzky, K. unter Mitarbeit von Baier, E.; Hemer, J.; Kroll, H.; Stahlecker, T. (2013): Heterogene Kooperationen im deutschen Forschungs- und Innovationssystem. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.
  • Kroll, H. (2006): Entstehung und Entwicklung universitärer Spin-off-Aktivitäten in China - Eine regional vergleichende Analyse Reihe: Wirtschaftsgeographie, Bd. 36, LIT-Verlag: Berlin/Münster.

Other publications (working papers, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, expertise)

  • Neuhäusler, P.; Frietsch, R.; Kroll, H. (2019): Probabilistic concordance schemes for the re-assignment of patents to economic sectors and scientific publications to technology fields (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis Nr. 60). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.
  • Koschatzky, K.; Kroll, H. (2019): Innovationsbasierter regionaler Strukturwandel – Strukturschwache Regionen in Deutschland (= Arbeitspapiere Unternehmen und Region Nr. 1/2019). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.
  • Kroll, H. (2019): Förderstrukturen in der Grundlagenforschung basierend auf Daten der DFG, Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem Nr. 7-2019. Berlin: Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI).
  • Kroll, H. (2018): Kroll, H. (2018): From strategy to implementation – what is desirable and what realistic? (= Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis Nr. 59). Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI.
  • Kroll, H.; Schnabl, E.; Horvat, D. (2017): Mapping of economic, innovative and scientific potential in Serbia. Seville: Joint Research Centre.
  • Kroll, H.; Copani, G.; van de Velde, E.; Simons, M.; Horvat, D.; Jäger, A.; Wastyn, A.; Pour Abdollahian, G.; Naumanen, M. (2016): An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors of EU companies for adopting advanced manufacturing products and technologies. Study for the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Brussels: European Commission.
  • Koschatzky, K.; Hufnagl, M.; Kroll, H.; Daimer, S.; Schulze, N. (2011): Relevanz regionaler Aktivitäten für Hochschulen und das Wissenschaftssystem. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI (Arbeitspapiere Unternehmen und Region Nr. R3/2011).
  • Frietsch, R.; Kroll, H. (2010): Recent Trends in Innovation Policy in Germany. In: Frietsch, R.; Schüller, M. (Hrsg.): Competing for Global Innovation Leadership: Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 73-92.
    ISBN: 978-3-8396-0114-3
  • Koschatzky, K.; Baier, E.; Kroll, H.; Stahlecker, T. (2009): The spatial multidimensionality of sectoral innovation – the case of information and communication technologies. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI (Working Papers Firms and Region No. R4/2009).
  • Kroll, H.; Schiller, D. (2009): Managing the Interface between Public Sector Applied Research and Technological Development in the Chinese Enterprise Sector. Fraunhofer ISI Discussion Papers Innovation System and Policy Analysis, No. 17.