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Dr. Klemens Klein

Office: 3.03, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 2
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 470 - 7884


Klemens Klein was a research and teaching associate at the Department of Corporate Development and Organization from July 2013 to June 2018. He has also been a doctoral student of Prof. Dr. Mark Ebers and completed his dissertation on “Essays on antecedents, contingencies, and consequences of market entry in the airline industry” in 2019. During his doctoral studies, he further completed research stays at Singapore Management University (2017) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, 2018). Klemens Klein has been a visiting lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and directed several academic projects with large international firms such as LANXESS AG, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Deutsche Bahn AG, and AXA SA. Before joining the department, he studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne (M.Sc.), the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (B.Sc.), and 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.


Articles in Journals (double-blind review)

  • Klein, K., Semrau, T., Albers, S., & Zajac, E. (2019, in press). Multimarket Coopetition: How the Interplay of Competition and Cooperation Affects Entry into Shared Markets. Long Range Planning, forthcoming. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2019.02.001

  • 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

Book Publications

  • Klein, K. 2019. Essays on Antecedents, Contingencies and Consequences of Market Entry in the Airline Industry. Inauguraldissertation University of Cologne, 2019. University Library Colgone 

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Klein, K., Wilhelm, H., & Albers, S. 2018. Enemy Mine? When and How Incumbents Place Market Entrants Under Competitive Managerial Attention. Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Chicago, USA.
  • 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.


Supervised Bachelor's Theses (Selection, German)

  • Top Management und Innovation: Welchen Einfluss hat die Zusammensetzung des obersten Führungsteams auf den Innovationserfolg eines Unternehmens?
  • Machtwechsel innerhalb der Volkswagen AG: Einfluss von narzisstischem Verhalten von Managern auf die Unternehmensstrategie und Konflikte in Entscheidungsgremien
  • Ansätze zum Management von kulturellen Problemen bei der Integration fusionierter Unternehmen
  • Strategische Kooperationen in der Airline-Industrie: Eine Analyse der Gründe zur Kooperations-Bildung und -Auflösung am Fallbeispiel von Lufthansa und Turkish Airlines
  • Billigflüge auf der Langstrecke? Eine systematische Untersuchung von Chancen und Risiken am Beispiel von Ryanair
  • Whistleblowing im interkulturellen Kontext: Ein Literaturüberblick zum Vergleich westlich und asiatisch geprägter Kulturen
  • Probleme bei der Durchsetzung von Sozialstandards bei Zulieferunternehmen in Billiglohnländern: Eine agenturtheoretische Analyse
  • Der Einfluss von Frauenquoten in Top-Management-Gremien auf den Organisationserfolg

Supervised Master's Theses (Selection)

  • Too close to your rivals? The impact of coopetition intensities and absorptive capacity on innovation performance
  • David versus Goliath: A descriptive model of the competitive dynamics between industry incumbents and latecomer firms from emerging economies
  • Business model adaption through organic and external growth in the European airline industry
  • Managing uncertainty: The use of effectuation in the context of dissertation projects
  • Integrating external partner innovation by inter-organizational collaboration and process coordination: A case study from the telecommunications industry
  • Drivers and barriers of knowledge sharing: An empirical case study based on a Scandinavian Pharma Company