Prof. Dr. Jörn Hendrich Block

Leitung der Professur und Sprecher der Forschungsstelle Mittelstand

Forschungsinteressen

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Familienunternehmen
  • Mittelstand
  • Stiftungsunternehmen
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Kurzlebenslauf

Apr. 2016–Sprecher der Forschungsstelle Mittelstand, Universität Trier
Okt. 2015–Präsident, Förderkreis Gründungsforschung e.V. (FGF)
Okt. 2012–Professor für Unternehmensführung (W3), Universität Trier
2011–Gastprofessor, Department of Applied Economics und Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam
2012Vertretung der Professur für Unternehmensführung (W3), Universität Trier
2011Vertretung der Professur für Technologiemanagement (W2), TU München
2011–2012Akademischer Rat, Dr. Theo Schöller-Stiftungslehrstuhl für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, TU München
2009–2011PostDoc, Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2005–2009Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter, Dr. Theo Schöller-Stiftungslehrstuhl für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, TU München
1999–2005Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, HU Berlin und Université Libre de Bruxelles

Mitgliedschaften

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
  • Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF)
  • German Economic Association of Business Administration e.V. (GEABA)
  • Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft (SG) für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
  • Verband der Gründer und Selbständigen Deutschland (VGSD)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB)
  • Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)

Editorial Activities

Publications in Journals

  • Achleitner, A.-K., Bazhutov, D., Betzer, A., Block, J., Hosseini, F. (in press). Foundation ownership and shareholder value: An event study. Review of Managerial Science.
    (article - open access)
  • Block, J., Fisch, C., Lau, J., Obschonka, M., Presse, A. (in press). How do labor market institutions influence the preference to work in family firms? A multilevel analysis across 40 countries. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
    (article - open access)
  • Xi, G., Block, J., Lasch, F., Robert, F., Thurik, R. (in press). Work experience from paid employment and entry mode to entrepreneurship: business takeover versus new venture start-up. Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Darnihamedani, P., Block, J., Hessels, J., Simonyan, A. (in press). Taxes, start-up costs, and innovative entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics.
    (article - open access)
  • Fisch, C., Block, J., Sandner, P. (in press). The impact of acquisitions on Chinese acquirers' innovation performance: An empirical investigation of 1,545 Chinese acquisitions. Journal of Business Economics / Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft.
    (article - open access)
  • Block, J., Fisch, C., van Praag, M. (in press). Quantity and quality of jobs by entrepreneurial firms. Oxford Review of Economic Policy.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Xi, G., Block, J., Lasch, F. Robert, F., Thurik, R. (2018). Mode of entry into hybrid entrepreneurship: new venture start-up versus business takeover. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 16(2): 217-240.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Krieger, A., Block, J., Stützer, M. (2018). Skill variety in entrepreneurship: A literature review and research directions. International Review of Entrepreneurship,16(1): 29-62.
    (article)
  • Block, J., Hornuf, L., Moritz, A. (2018). Which updates during a crowdfunding campaign increase crowd participation? Small Business Economics, 50(1), 3-27.
    (article - open access, working paper version)
  • Doluca, H., Wagner, M., Block, J. (2018). Sustainability and environmental behaviour in family firms: a longitudinal analysis of environmentally-related activities, innovation and performance. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(1): 152-172.
    (article)
  • Block, J., Colombo, M., Cumming, D., Vismara, S. (2018). New players in entrepreneurial finance and why they are there. Small Business Economics, 50(2): 239-250.
    (article - open access)
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Block, J. Combs, J., Miller, D. (2017). Founder versus family owners' impact on non-CEO top manager pay dispersion: Implications for firm performance. Journal of Management, 43(5): 1524-1552.
    (article)
  • De Vries, G., Pennings, E., Block, J., Fisch, C. (2017). Trademark or patent? The effects of market concentration, customer type, and venture capital financing on start-ups' initial IP applications. Industry and Innovation, 24(4): 325-345.
    (article - open access, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Cumming, D., Vismara, S. (2017). International perspectives on venture capital and bank finance for entrepreneurial firms. Economia e Politica Industriale (Journal of Industrial and Business Economics), 44(1): 3-22.
    (article).
  • Jaskiewicz, P., Block, J., Combs, J., Miller, D. (2017). The effects of founder and family ownership on hired CEOs' incentives and firm performance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(1): 73-103.
    (article)
  • Block, J., Fisch, C., van Praag, M. (2017). The Schumpeterian entrepreneur: A review of the empirical evidence on the antecedents, behavior, and consequences on innovative entrepreneurship. Industry and Innovation, 24(1): 61-95.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Verheul, I., Rietdijk, W., Block, J., Franken, I., Larsson, H., Thurik, R. (2016). The association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) symptoms and self-employment. European Journal of Epidemiology, 31(8): 793-801.
    (article)
  • Koellinger, P., Block, J. (2016). How does the gender and attractiveness of the supervisor influence the performance of supervisees? Implications for hiring processes in new ventures. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 14(4).
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Fisch, C., Lau, J., Obschonka, M., Presse, A. (2016). Who prefers working in a family firm? An exploratory study of individuals' organizational preferences across 40 countries. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 7(2): 65-74.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Ter Wal, A., Alexy, O., Block, J., Sandner, P. (2016). The best of both worlds: the benefits of specialized-brokered and diverse-closed syndication networks for new venture success. Administrative Science Quarterly, 61(3): 393-432.
    (article - open access, ASQ blog)
  • Moritz, A., Block, J., Heinz, A. (2016). Financing patterns of European SMEs - An empirical taxonomy. Venture Capital–an International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 18(2): 115-148.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J. (2016). Corporate income taxes and entrepreneurship activity. IZA World of Labor.
    (article - open access)
  • Zhou, H., Sandner, P., Martinelli, L., Block, J. (2016). Patents, trademarks, and their complementarity in venture capital funding. Technovation, 47: 14-22.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Walter, S., Block, J. (2016). Outcomes of entrepreneurship education: An institutional perspective. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(2): 216-233.
    (article)
  • Block, J., Henkel, J., Schweisfurth, T., Stiegler, A. (2016). Commercializing user innovations by vertical diversification: the user-manufacturer innovator. Research Policy, 45(1): 244-259.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Landgraf, A. (2016). Transition from part-time entrepreneurship to full-time entrepreneurship: the role of financial and non-financial motives. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 12(1): 259-282.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Fisch, C., Block, J., Sandner, P. (2016). Chinese university patents: Quantity, quality, and the role  of subsidy programs. Journal of Technology Transfer, 40(2): 318-345.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Moritz, A., Block, J., Lutz, E. (2015). Investor communication in equity-based crowdfunding: A qualitative-empirical study. Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, 7(3): 309-342.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Stiglbauer, M., Kühn, A. L., Wagner, D. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility communication of German family firms: a content analysis. UmweltWirtschaftsForum, 23(4): 251-257.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Fisch, C., Hahn, A. Sandner, P. (2015). Why do SMEs file trademarks? Insights from US firms in innovative industries. Research Policy, 44(10): 1915-1930.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Parboteeah, P., Walter, S., Block, J. (2015). When does Christian religion matter for entrepreneurial activity? The contingent effect of a country's investments into knowledge. Journal of Business Ethics, 130(2): 447-465.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Stough, R., Welter, F., Block, J., Wennberg, K., Basco, R. (2015). Family business and regional science: "bridging the gap". Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(4): 208-218.
    (article)
  • Adam-Müller, A., Andres, R., Block, J., Fisch, C. (2015). Socialist heritage and the opinion on entrepreneurs: Micro-level evidence from Europe. Die Betriebswirtschaft (Business Adminstration Review), 75(4): 211-232.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Jell, F., Block, J., Henkel, J., Spiegel, F., Zischka, H. (2015). Cross-functional patent management in family firms. Journal of Business Economics (formerly Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft), 85(2): 181-203.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Verheul, I., Block, J., Burmeister-Lamp, K., Tiemeier, H., Thurik, R., Turturea, R. (2015). ADHD-like behavior and entrepreneurial intentions. Small Business Economics, 45(1): 85-101.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Fisch, C., Hassel, T., Sandner, P., Block, J. (2015). University patenting: A comparison of 300 leading universities worldwide. Journal of Technology Transfer, 40(2): 318-345.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Millan, J., Roman, C., Zhou, H. (2015). Job satisfaction and wages of family employees. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(2): 183-207.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Wagner, D., Block, J., Miller, D., Schwens, C., Xi, G. (2015). A meta-analysis of the financial performance of family firms: Another attempt. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(1): 3-13.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Kohn, K., Miller, D., Ullrich, K. (2015). Necessity entrepreneurship and competitive strategy. Small Business Economics, 44(1): 37-54.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Sandner, P., Spiegel, F. (2015). How do risk attitudes differ within the group of entrepreneurs? The role of motivation and procedural utility. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(1): 183-206.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Wagner, M. (2014). The effect of family ownership on different dimensions of corporate social responsibility: Evidence from large US firms. Business Strategy and the Environment, 23(7): 475-492.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Wagner, M. (2014). Ownership versus management effects on corporate social responsibility concerns in large family and founder firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5(4): 339-346.
    (article)
  • Block, J., De Vries, G., Schumann, J., Sandner, P. (2014). Trademarks and venture capital valuation. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(4): 453-484.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Moritz, A., Block, J. (2014). Crowdfunding und Crowdinvesting: State-of-the-Art der wissenschaftlichen Literatur. Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, 62(1): 57-89.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Goerke, L., Millan, J., Roman, C. (2014). Family employees and absenteeism. Economics Letters, 123(1): 94-99.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Fisch, C., Sandner, P. (2014). Trademark families: Characteristics and market values. Journal of Brand Management, 21(2): 150-170.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Miller, D., Wagner, D. (2014). Bayesian methods in family business research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5(1): 97-104.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Spiegel, F. (2013). Family firm density and regional innovation output: an exploratory analysis. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 4(4): 270-280.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Henkel,J., Block, J. (2013). Peer influence in network markets: a theoretical and empirical analysis. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 23(5): 925-953.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Thurik, R., Zhou, H. (2013). What turns knowledge into innovative products? The role of entrepreneurship and knowledge spillovers. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 23(4): 693-718.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Thurik, R., Van der Zwan, P., Walter, S. (2013). Business takeover or new venture? Individual and environmental determinants from a cross-country study. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(5): 1099-1121.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Fisch, C., Block, J. (2013). Die Bedeutung des CEO für die Internationalisierung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen. Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 60(1): 139-153.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Miller, D., Jaskiewicz, P., Spiegel, F. (2013). Economic and technological importance of innovations in large family and founder firms: an analysis of patent data. Family Business Review, 26(2): 180-199.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Spiegel, F., Block, J. (2013). Regionale Bedeutung von Familienunternehmen in Westdeutschland. Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship, 61(1-2): 7-34.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Hoogerheide, L., Thurik, R. (2013). Education and entrepreneurial choice: an instrumental variables analysis. International Small Business Journal, 31(1): 23-33.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Hoogerheide, L., Thurik, R. (2012). Are education and entrepreneurial income endogenous? A Bayesian analysis. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 2(3).
    (article, working paper version)
  • Alexy, O., Block, J, Sandner, P., Ter Wal, A. (2012). Social capital of venture capitalists and start-up funding. Small Business Economics, 39(4): 835-851.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Lau, J., Block, J. (2012). Corporate cash holdings and their implications on firm value in family and founder firms. Corporate Ownership and Control, 9(4): 309-326.
    (working paper version)
  • Hoogerheide, L., Block, J., Thurik, R. (2012). Family background variables as instruments for education in income regressions: a Bayesian analysis. Economics of Education Review, 31(5): 515-523.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J. (2012). R&D investments in family and founder firms: an agencyperspective.Journal of Business Venturing, 27(2): 248-265.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Jell, F., Block, J., Henkel, F. (2011). Innovativität als Kriterium bei Venture Capital Entscheidungen. Kredit und Kapital, 44(4): 509-541.
    (article, working paper version)
  • De Vries, G., Block, J. (2011). Venture capital syndication in times of economic crisis. Venture Capital–an International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 13(3): 195-213.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Sandner, P. (2011). Venture capital funding in the middle of the year 2011: are we back to pre-crisis boom levels? Strategic Change. Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance, 20(5-6): 161-169.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Miller, D., Jaskiewicz, P. (2011). Ownership versus management effects on performance in family and founder companies: a Bayesian reconciliation. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 2(4): 232-245.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Sandner, P., Block, J. (2011). The market value of R&D, patents and trademarks. Research Policy, 40(7): 969-985.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Sandner, P., Wagner, M. (2011). Selbständigkeit von Ausländern in Deutschland: Einkommenseffekte und Implikationen für die Gründungsförderung. Soziale Welt Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, 62(1): 7-23.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J. (2011). How to pay a non-family manager in a family business – a multi-task principal-agent model. Family Business Review, 24(1): 9-27.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J. (2010). Family management, family ownership, and downsizing: evidence from S&P 500 firms. Family Business Review, 23(2): 1-22.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Wagner, M. (2010). Necessity and opportunity entrepreneurs in Germany: characteristics and earnings differentials. Schmalenbach Business Review, 62(2): 154-174.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Sandner, P. (2009). What is the effect of the financial crisis on venture capital-financing? Empirical evidence from US internet start-ups. Venture Capital–an International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 11(4): 295-309.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Sandner, P. (2009). Wie wirkt sich die Finanzkrise auf Venture-Capital-Finanzierungen aus? FINANZ BETRIEB, 7/8: 427-432.
    (article)
  • Block, J., Köllinger, P. (2009). I can’t get no satisfaction – necessity entrepreneurship and procedural utility. Kyklos, 62(1): 191-209.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Sandner, P. (2009). Necessity and opportunity entrepreneurs and their duration in self-employment: evidence from German micro data. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 9(2): 117-137.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Lutz, A., Block, J., Spiegel, F. (2009). Unglücklich trotz Erfolg – Faktoren für die Zufriedenheit von Gründern. Wirtschaftpsychologie aktuell, 1: 9-11.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Sandner, P., Block, J., Lutz, A. (2008). Determinanten des Erfolgs staatlich geförderter Existenzgründungen – eine empirische Untersuchung. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft,78(7/8): 753-777.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Thams, A. (2007). Bayesianische Ökonometrie. WiSt–Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 4: 205-208.
    (article, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Köllinger, P. (2007). Peer influence in network markets – an empirical investigation. Schmalenbach Business Review, 59(4): 364-386.
    (article, working paper version)

Publikations in Edited Books

  • Achleitner, A.-K., Block, J. (2018). Stiftungsunternehmen als hybride Organisationen an der Schnittstelle zwischen Gewinn- und Gemeinwohlorientierung. In: A.-K. Achleitner, J. Block, R. Strachwitz (Hrsg.). Stiftungsunternehmen: Theorie und Praxis. Grundlagen, Perspektiven, Fallbeispiele. Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg.
  • Masiak, C., Fisch. C., Block, J. (2018). What drives the intellectual property output of high-tech firms? Regional- and firm-level factors. In: J. H. Block, A. Kuckertz (Series Eds.), A. Presse, O. Terzidis (Vol. Eds.), FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Vol. 3. Technology Entrepreneurship. Cham: Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 157-175.
  • Block, J., Hosseini, F. (2017). Stiftungsunternehmen als hybride Organisationen: Auswirkungen auf die Unternehmensperformance. In: B. Weitemeyer, R. Hüttemann, P. Rawert, K. Schmidt (Hrsg.). Non Profit Law Yearbook 2016/2017. Bucerius Law School Press, Hamburg, S. 13-24.
    (book chapter, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Walter, S. (2017). Hofstede’s cultural dimensions and modes of entry into entrepreneurship. In: J. Bonnet, M. Dejardin, D. Garcia-Perez-de-Lema (eds.), Exploring the entrepreneurial society. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 22-34.
    (book chapter, working paper version)
  • Henkel, J., Bock, A., Block, J. (2016). Selling to competitors – competitive implications of user-manufacturer integration. In: D. Harhoff, K. Lakhani (eds.), Revolutionizing innovation - users, communities and open innovation. MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 379-396.
    (book chapter, working paper version)
  • Block, J., Moritz, A. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility im Mittelstand: theoretische Überlegungen und empirische Evidenz. In: G. Fahrenschon, A. G. Kirchhoff, D. B. Simmert (Hrsg.), Mittelstand - Motor und Zukunft der deutschen Wirtschaft. Erfolgskonzepte für Management, Finanzierung und Organisation. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, S. 145-159.
  • Sarasvathy, S., Ali, I., Block, J., Lutz, E. (2015). Partitioning socioemotional wealth to stitch together the effectual family enterprise. In: K. Randerson, C. Bettinelli, G. Dossena, A. Fayolle (eds.). Family entrepreneurship: rethinking the research agenda. Routledge, New York, pp. 14-46.
  • Block, J. (2015). Unternehmertum auf dem Land: Gründungen, Hidden Champions und Familienunternehmen. In: H. Arend, G. Troeger-Weiß (Hrsg.), Starke Wirtschaft - Starke Regionen. Gute Aussichten für das Land. Mainz: ZIRP, S. 49-52.
  • Moritz, A., Block, J. H. (2015). Crowdfunding: A literature review and research directions. In J. H. Block, A. Kuckertz (Series Eds.), D. Brüntje, O. Gajda (Vol. Eds.), FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Vol. 1. Crowdfunding in Europe – State of the Art in Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 25-53.
    (working paper version)
  • Block, J., Moritz, A. (2014). Crowdfunding als Finanzierungsalternative von Gründungen aus der Wissenschaft. In: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, 15 Jahre EXIST – EXIST-Tagungsband 2014, pp- 65-70.
    (article)
  • Henkel, J., Block, J. (2013). Wertaneignung – von Innovation profitieren. In: C. Weinmann, P. Münch, J. Herren, Schweizer IP-Handbuch, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, S. 205-215.
  • Block, J., de Vries, G. Sandner, P. (2012). Venture capital and the financial crisis: an empirical study across industries and countries. in: D. Cumming (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital, Oxford University Press, pp. 37-61.
    (working paper version)
  • Block, J., Kohn, K. (2011). Sozialpolitische Ziele der Gründungsförderung am Beispiel von Gründungen aus der Arbeitslosigkeit. in: N. Irsch, P. Witt (Hrsg.), Gründungsförderung in Theorie und Praxis, KfW Research, S. 69-93.
    (working paper version)
  • Block, J. (2011). Zur Gründungskultur in Deutschland: Persönlichkeitseigenschaften als Gründungshemmnis? in: N. Irsch, P. Witt (Hrsg.), Gründungsförderung in Theorie und Praxis, KfW Research, S. 131-143.
    (working paper version)