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Dr. Theresa Veer


Technische Universität Berlin
Chair of Economics
Secr. H 47
Room H 4140 A
Straße des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

Consulting times: by arrangement

Academic Career

  • 2005-2010: Management and Technology at the Technische Universität München with majors in Technology- and Innovationmanagement, Capital Markets and International Management and Chemistry
  • 2007: Graduate Studies Business Administration at Bordeaux École de Management
  • 2010: Empirical diploma thesis “Strategic IP Management – Empirical Analysis of Motives for Patenting
  • Awardee of the TUM Business Alumni Award 2010 for the best diploma thesis
  • July 2013: Awarded the Dr. rer. oec. for the dissertation "Five Essays on the Effect of IP Infringement on Management and Company Strategy"
  • September 2013-June 2015:, awardee of the German Academic Exchange Service's research grant for junior scientists with Ph.D. (Postdoc-program)

Academic Appointments

  • June 2010-August 2013: Research Scientist and PhD Student at the Chair for Innovation Economics (Berlin Technical University)
  • September 2013-August 2014: Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management at ESADE Business School, Barcelona:

    • Strategic patent litigation
    • Lean start-up principles
    • Organizational design
    • Competitive advantage under threat of imitation and substitution

  • Starting July 2015: Assistant Professor at Universität Tübingen for Strategy und Management

Professional Experience

  • Student research assistant at the Institute for Information, Organisation and Management, Technische Universität München
  • Intern at the HVB Consult GmbH in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intern at the Unity AG, technology oriented consulting
  • Student research assistant Schöller Chair in Technology and Innovation Management, Technische Universität München
  • Working student at the Siemens Venture Capital GmbH
  • Dezember 2013-August 2015: Researcher in Residence at Telefónica Investigación y Desarollo, Barcelona

Main Research Field

  • Economic and managerial impact of Intellectual Property
  • Patent infringement
  • (Strategic) patent litigation
  • Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Product piracy and counterfeiting
  • Industry evolution, competitive dynamics
  • Open Innovation
  • Organizational design and structure
  • Diversity in teams
  • Lean start-up
  • Time perception in organizations and teams


  • Veer, T., Jell, F., 2012.
    Contributing to markets for technology? A comparison of patent filing motives of individual inventors, small companies and universities. Technovation. [latest working paper version at SSRN]

Working Papers

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  • The Impact of Product Piracy on Corporate IP Strategy; Resubmission to R&D Management; in collaboration with Florian Berger und Knut Blind
  • How sustainable is the competitive advantage of firms? The influence of imitation and substitution; in collaboration with Knut Blind
  • Once bitten, less shy? – The impact of expropriation experience on R&D cooperation; in collaboration with Annika Lorenz; Finalist for the DRUID young scholar paper award 2012
  • Time separation and the change of organizational design in R&D cooperation
  • Patent Litigation as a Means of Post-Entry Retaliation
  • Does IPR Infringement Boost sales? The Impact of Infringement of Intellectual Property on Firms’ Performance; in collaboration with Knut Blind
  • How Open is Too Open? The ‘Dark Side’ of Openness Along the Innovation Value Chain; in collaboration with Annika Lorenz and Knut Blind [available at SSRN]


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