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Klemens Klein, M.Sc.

Office: 3.06, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 2
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 470 - 7884
E-mail: klemens.klein(at)
Office hours: Monday, 2:00pm-4:00pm (only after registration via e-mail until 10:00am of that day)
Contact for: Inter-departmental coordination, support for foundations, IT, website


Since June 2013, Klemens Klein is a research and teaching associate at the Department of Corporate Development and Organization at the University of Cologne. He is also a doctoral student of Prof. Mark Ebers, focusing on strategic reactions to competitive market entry. From February to July 2017, he was a visiting PhD fellow at Singapore Management University, hosted by Prof. Adam Tatarynowicz.

Before joining the department, he studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne (M.Sc.), at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (B.Sc.), and at the American University in Washington, DC. In his studies, he specialized in corporate development, strategy, international management and energy economics. In-between his Bachelor's and Master's studies, he worked as a consultant for a large automotive manufacturer.

Research Interests

  • Competitive Dynamics
  • Strategic Management
  • Inter-organizational Relationships
  • Organizational Theory
  • Industry Context: Airlines


Articles in Journals (double-blind review)

  • Klein, K., Albers, S., Allroggen, F. & Malina, R. (2015). Serving vs. Settling: What Drives the Establishment of Low-Cost Carriers' Foreign Bases? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 79: 17-30. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2015.03.021


  • Klein, K., Wilhelm, H., & Albers, S. 2017. Managerial attention towards market entrants: Under which conditions do incumbents perceive entrants as competitors? Paper presented at the 33rd Colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Klein, K., Albers, S., & Semrau, T. 2015. The Interaction of Multimarket Contact Quantity and Quality in Shaping Market Entry. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Klein, K., Allroggen, F., & Malina, R. 2015. The Influence of Airlines’ Dependency Relations on Their Dyadic Strategic Actions. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Singapore.
  • Klein, K., Albers, S., & Semrau, T. 2014. Different Kinds of Airlines' Multimarket Contact: The Impact of Codeshare Agreements on Market Entry. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Bordeaux, France.
  • Klein, K., Albers, S., & Malina, R. 2013. European Low Fare Airlines' FDI-based Market Entry: An Empirical Analysis. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Bergamo, Italy.