Helmut is a senior research fellow at the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) of the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. He joined the AIRC in February 2013. Prior to his move to the Tasmania, Helmut worked as a senior researcher at the ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Department of Industrial Economics and International Management, in Mannheim, Germany.
Helmut graduated at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, with a Diploma in Economics and holds a PhD from Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In his PhD thesis, Helmut examined the long-term export behaviour of high-tech start-up companies in Germany and the UK and analysed the impact of export activities on start-up’s performance.
Helmut’s research focuses on impact assessments of government innovation support programmes, and analysis of private sector innovations. His research interests also cover innovation activities in newly founded companies, knowledge and technology transfer from Universities and the private sector to start-ups, and the internationalisation process of companies.
Published: 23 March 2015
We provide a typology of corporate and academic spin-off types, distinguishing spin-offs involving new ventures from those that concern existing activities. We summarize the papers published in this special issue, relating them to the typology we develop. We conclude by developing an agenda for further research on spin-offs.