Before joining EBS in 2008, Florian was with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Tanaka Business School, Imperial College London. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from J.W.Goethe University, Frankfurt/Germany and was Visiting Scholar at the Indian Institute of Science and The Wharton School. His research interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, economic geography, organization theory and international business. Using mainly qualitative methods, his empirical focus is on internationalization of project-based industries, in particular regarding IT, film, pharma and construction. His regional area of interest is India and, besides the evolution of the Bangalore IT cluster, he is currently working on a collaborative project on the organization and networks in Bollywood and growth strategies of Indian pharmaceutical firms.
Florian has published in journals such as Journal of International Management and Environment and Planning A and several practitioner-oriented outlets as well as book chapters. He is an active member of the academic community as reviewer for journals and conferences as well as workshop organizer and session chair (e.g. AOM, AIB).
Entrepreneurship, Organisation and Management Theory, Technology and Innovation Management, International Business.