Helmut Fryges

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Helmut Fryges

Helmut Fryges

Honorary Fellow


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Helmut is a Honorary Fellow with the AIRC.


Helmut is a Senior Consultant with the Technopolis Group in Germany. Prior to this he worked at the ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Department of Industrial Economics and International Management, in Mannheim, Germany, then with the AIRC for four years. Helmut graduated at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany, with a Diploma in Economics and holds a PhD from Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

During his career Helmut has been involved in research projects focussing on impact assessments of government innovation support programmes, and the analysis of private sector innovations. He has investigated innovation activities in newly founded companies, knowledge and technology transfer from universities and the private sector to start-ups, academic spin-offs,  and the internationalisation process of companies. He has extensive experience and knowledge in quantitative research methods as well as survey design and data preparation of large scale data sets.

Career summary


DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded

High‐Tech Firms' Long‐Term Export Behaviour – The Experience of German and UK Companies

Leuphana University of LüneburgGermany2005
DiplomaEconomicsUniversity of KielGermany1998

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  • Business sector innovation
  • Commercialisation and knowledge transfer
  • Academic Spin-offs
  • Corporate Spin-offs
  • Firm-level export and innovation

Fields of Research

  • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation (140209)
  • Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
  • Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
  • Cross-Sectional Analysis (140301)

Research Objectives

  • Microeconomics (910299)
  • Technological and Organisational Innovation (910406)
  • International Trade (910399)
  • Industry Policy (910205)
  • Industrial Organisations (910203)
  • Production (910210)


Total publications


Journal Article

(16 outputs)
2017Corral de Zubielqui G, Fryges H, Jones J, 'Social media, open innovation & HRM: Implications for performance', Technological Forecasting and Social Change: An International Journal of The Dargon Project pp. 1-14. ISSN 0040-1625 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.07.014 [eCite] [Details]


2017Peters B, Roberts MJ, Vuong VA, Fryges H, 'Estimating dynamic R&D choice: an analysis of costs and long-run benefits', Rand Journal of Economics, 48, (2) pp. 409-437. ISSN 0741-6261 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1756-2171.12181 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2


2017Dorner M, Fryges H, Schopen K, 'Wages in high-tech start-ups - Do academic spin-offs pay a wage premium?', Research Policy: A Journal Devoted to Research Policy, Research Management and Planning, 46, (1) pp. 1-18. ISSN 0048-7333 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2016.09.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2015Fryges H, Kohn K, Ullrich K, 'The Interdependence of R&D Activity and Debt Financing of Young Firms', Journal of Small Business Management, 53, (S1) pp. 251-277. ISSN 0047-2778 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12187 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2015Fryges H, Vogel A, Wagner J, 'The impact of R&D activities on exports of German business services enterprises: first evidence from a continuous treatment approach', The World Economy, 38, (4) pp. 716-729. ISSN 0309-1961 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/twec.12177 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4


2014Fryges HR, Muller B, Niefert M, 'Job Machine, Think Tank, or Both: What Makes Corporate Spin-Offs Different?', Small Business Economics: an entrepreneurship journal, 43, (2) pp. 369-391. ISSN 0921-898X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11187-013-9540-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2014Fryges HR, Wright M, 'The Origin of Spin-Offs: A Typology of Corporate and Academic Spin-Offs', Small Business Economics, 43, (2) pp. 245-259. ISSN 0921-898X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11187-013-9535-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 17


2010Fryges HR, Gottschalk S, Kohn K, 'The KfW/ZEW Start-up Panel: Design and Research Potential', Journal of Applied Social Science Studies (European Data Watch), 130 pp. 117-131. ISSN 1865-5742 (2010) [Non Refereed Article]

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2010Fryges HR, Wagner J, 'Exports and Profitability: first evidence for German manufacturing firms', The World Economy, 33, (3) pp. 399-423. ISSN 1467-9701 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2010.01261.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 26


2009Egeln J, Fryges HR, Gottschalk S, Rammer Ch, 'Performance von akademischen Spinoff-Grundungen in Osterreich', AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, 3, (4) pp. 265-283. ISSN 1863-8155 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11943-009-0072-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5


2009Fryges HR, 'The Export-Growth Relationship: Estimating a Dose-Response Function', Applied Economics Letters, 16, (18) pp. 1855-1859. ISSN 1350-4851 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13504850701719496 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9


2009Fryges HR, 'Internationalisation of Technology-Oriented Firms in Germany and the UK', Small Business Economics, 33 pp. 165-187. ISSN 0921-898X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11187-008-9100-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7


2008Fryges HR, 'Understanding Cross-country Differences in Exporter Premia: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries', Review of World Economics, 144, (4) pp. 596-635. ISSN 1610-2878 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10290-008-0163-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 109Web of Science - 92


2008Fryges HR, Wagner J, 'Exports and Productivity Growth - First Evidence from a Continuous Treatment Approach', Review of World Economics, 144, (4) pp. 694-721. ISSN 1610-2878 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10290-008-0166-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 29


2007Fryges HR, 'The Change of Sales Modes in International Markets - Empirical Results for German and British High-Tech Frms', Progress in International Business Research, 1 pp. 141-190. ISSN 1745-8862 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1745-8862(06)01008-9 [eCite] [Details]


2006Bertschek I, Fryges HR, Kaiser U, 'B2B or Not to Be: Does B2B E-Commerce Increase Labour Productivity?', International Journal of the Economics of Business, 13, (3) pp. 387-405. ISSN 1357-1516 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13571510600961395 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2006Cowling M, Fryges HR, Licht G, 'Survival of New Technology Based Firms in the UK and Germany', the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, 2006, Babson College, pp. 1-11. ISBN 0-910897-27-1 (2006) [Conference Edited]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2013Fryges HR, Kohn K, Ullrich K, 'Young and innovative, seeking... loan financing young companies which invest in R&D (Jung, innovativ braucht... kredit finanzierung junger, FuE-treibender unternehmen)', Bank aus Verantwortung KfW, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2013) [Contract Report]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2013Fryges HR, Niefert M, Ullrich K, Murmann M, Egeln J, 'Export- und Importaktivitaten junger deutscher Unternehmen', KfW/ZEW-Grundungspanel, Schwerpunktbericht, Mannheim (2013) [Report Other]

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