Jan Weiss

Assistant Professor Industrial Management and Economy
Master of Economics and Business Administration


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Jan is interested in research related to international trade and development, and industrial innovation. Within that context, a particular focus lies on the international dimensions of technical change including underdevelopment, technology transfer, and foreign direct investment as well as on the link between innovation and the evolution and dynamics of industries.


Holding a Diplom (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Business Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany, Jan has been enrolled in the Ph.D. program at JIBS since November 2008. Besides, he has conducted consultancy work for national and international organizations, including the German-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTAIC) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). Jan has also been a Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).


Jan´s teaching activities involve courses in regional economics for Bachelor students and research methods for Master students. Moreover, he is course coordinator for the “Introduction to National Model United Nations" (NMUN) simulation, a course that prepares JIBS students for the National Model United Nations Conference, the world´s largest simulation of the United Nations in New York City.


Weiss, J., Anisimova, T. (2019). The innovation and performance effects of well-designed environmental regulation: evidence from Sweden Industry and Innovation, 26(5), 534-567. More information
Weiss, J., Stephan, A., Anisimova, T. (2019). Well-designed environmental regulation and firm performance: Swedish evidence on the Porter hypothesis and the effect of regulatory time strategies Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 62(2), 342-363. More information
Weiss, J., Anisimova, T., Shirokova, G. (2019). The translation of entrepreneurial intention into start-up behaviour: The moderating role of regional social capital International Small Business Journal, 37(5), 473-501. More information
Anisimova, T., Weiss, J., Mavondo, F. (2019). The influence of corporate brand perceptions on consumer satisfaction and loyalty via controlled and uncontrolled communications: a multiple mediation analysis Journal of Consumer Marketing, 36(1), 33-49. More information
Ghosal, V., Stephan, A., Weiss, J. (2019). Decentralized environmental regulations and plant-level productivity Business Strategy and the Environment, 28(6), 998-1011. More information
Anisimova, T., Mavondo, F., Weiss, J. (2019). Controlled and uncontrolled communication stimuli and organic food purchases: The mediating role of perceived communication clarity, perceived health benefits, and trust Journal of Marketing Communications, 25(2), 180-203. More information
Andersson, M., Weiss, J. (2012). External Trade and Internal Geography: Local Export Spillovers by Industry Characteristics and Firm Size Spatial Economic Analysis, 7(4), 421-446. More information
Stephan, A., Weiss, J. (2010). Regionale Innovationspolitik: Konzentration auf Hightech kann in die Irre führen Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin, 77(29), 8-11 Berlin: DIW Berlin . More information

Doctoral thesis

Weiss, J. (2015). Essays on externalities, regulation, institutions, and firm performance (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School). More information


Lejpras, A., Stephan, A., Bartkowiak, I., Kampe, C., Höhne, M., Weiss, J. (2010). Innovationspotenzialanalyse: Stadt Luckenwalde. Berlin: DIW Berlin More information