Academic Career and Research Areas
Professor Doblinger’s research focuses on the interface of public policies, firm-level technological innovation and sustainability with a particular focus on the (bio-)energy sector. Her main focus is on understanding how political incentives affect the innovation and entrepreneurial activities of firms, especially in the context of clean energy and transportation technologies.
Professor Doblinger holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, where she earned her PhD in Innovation and Technology Management. After her doctoral studies, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has further been a guest researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Cambridge. She also earned practical work experience as a project manager for digitization at the Maschinenfarbik Reinhausen GmbH. In 2018, she accepted an offer to take on the newly created professorship in Innovation and Technology Management at TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.
Key Publications (all publications)
Doblinger C, Surana K, Diaz Anadon L: "Governments as partners: The role of alliances in U.S. cleantech startup innovation". Research Policy. 2019; 48(6): 1458-1475.Abstract
Plank J, Doblinger C: “The Firm Level Innovation Impact of Public R&D Funding: Evidence from the German Renewable Energy Sector”. Energy Policy. 2018; 13(1): 430–438.Abstract
Doblinger C, Dowling M, Helm R: “An Institutional Perspective of Public Policy and Network Effects in the Renewable Energy Industry: Enablers or Disablers of Firm Entrepreneurial Behavior and Innovation?” Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 2016; 28 (1-2): 126–156.Abstract
Hüsig S, Timar K, Doblinger C: “The Influence of Regulation and Disruptive Potential on Incumbents’ Sub-market Entry Decision and Success in the Context of a Network Industry”. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 2014; 31 (5): 1039–1056.Abstract
Doblinger C, Soppe B: “Change-Actors in the U.S. Electric Energy System: The Role of Environmental Groups in Utility Adoption and Diffusion of Wind Power”. Energy Policy. 2013; 61 (10): 274–284.Abstract