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Prof. Dr. Julia Brennecke

Chair of Business Administration, in particular Innovation Management


Campus Griebnitzsee
House 1, Room 2.67b
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam


consulting hours
by arrangement


Julia Brennecke has been full professor at the University of Potsdam since September 2021. She is also a part-time professor at the University of Liverpool Management School. Her research focuses on collaboration and knowledge transfer within and between knowledge-intensive organizations, network dynamics, as well as networks and (corporate) entrepreneurship. She is convener of an EGOS standing working group on organizational networks and editorial review board member of the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Management Studies


Since 09/2021 Full professor and chair for business administration, in particular innovation management at the University of Potsdam
Since 2017 Lecturer (until 2018), Senior Lecturer (until 2019), Reader (until 2021) and Full Professor and Chair (since 10/2021) for innovation management, Department of Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship, University of Liverpool Management School
2017 Habilitation and venia legendi in Management, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Management, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
2014–2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO), Sciences Po Paris, France
2013 Doctor of Business Economics (summa cum laude), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
2011–2014 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Organization and HRM, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
2008–2011 Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Organization and Management, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
2003–2008 Diploma in Social Sciences (German equivalent to a Master’s degree), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Journal articles:

Google Scholar Profile

  • Ertug, G., Brennecke, J., & Tasselli, S. (2023) Theorizing about the implications of multiplexity: An integrative typology. Academy of Management Annals, online first.
  • Brennecke, J., Ertug, G., & Elfring, T. (2022). Networking fast and slow: The role of speed in tie formation. Journal of Management, forthcoming.
  • Ertug, G., Brennecke, J., Kovács, B., & Zou, T. 2022. What Does Homophily Do? A Review of the Consequences of Homophily. Academy of Management Annals, 16(1): 38-69.
  • Brennecke, J., Sofka, W., Wang, P., & Rank, O.N. (2021). How the organizational design affects informal search behavior of R&D professionals – A network study. Research Policy, 50(5): 104219.
  • Glaser, L., Fourné, S. P. L., Brennecke, J., & Elfring, T. (2021). Leveraging middle managers’ brokerage for corporate entrepreneurship: The role of multilevel social capital configurations. Long Range Planning, 54(4): 102068.
  • Brennecke, J. (2020). Dissonant ties in intra-organizational networks: Why individuals seek problem-solving assistance from difficult colleagues. Academy of Management Journal, 63(3):  743-778.
  • Gilding, M.+, Brennecke, J.+, Bunton, V., Lusher, D Molloy, P., & Codoreanu, A. (2020). Network failure: Biotechnology firms, clusters and collaborations far from the world superclusters. Research Policy, 49(2) 103902. (+Gleichwertige Autorenschaft)
  • David, N., Brennecke, J., & Rank, O.N. (2020). Extrinsic motivation as a determinant of knowledge exchange in sales teams: A social network approach. Human Resource Management, 59(4): 339-358.
  • Brennecke, J. & Stoemmer, N. (2018). The network-performance relationship in knowledge-intensive contexts – A meta-analysis and cross-level comparison. Human Resource Management, 57(1): 11-36.
  • Schierjott, I.+, Brennecke, J.+, & Rank, O.N.+ (2018). Entrepreneurial attitudes as drivers of managers’ boundary-spanning knowledge ties in the context of high-tech clusters. Journal of Small Business Management, 56(S1): 108–131. (+Gleichwertige Autorenschaft)
  • Brennecke, J. & Rank, O.N. (2017). The firm’s knowledge network and the transfer of advice among corporate inventors – A multilevel network study. Research Policy, 46(4): 768–783.
  • Basov, N. & Brennecke, J. (2017). Duality beyond dyads: Multiplex patterning of social ties and cultural meanings. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 53(1): 87-112.
  • Brennecke, J. & Rank, O.N. (2017). Tie heterogeneity in networks of interlocking directorates: A cost-benefit approach to firms' tie choice. Business Research, 10(1): 97-122.
  • Brennecke, J. & Rank, O.N. (2016). The interplay between formal project memberships and informal advice seeking in knowledge-intensive firms: A multilevel network approach. Social Networks, 44(1), 307-318.
  • Brennecke, J.+, Schierjott, I.+ & Rank, O.N.+ (2016). Informal managerial networks and formal firm alliances: A multilevel investigation in biotech. Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), 17(1), 103-125. (+Gleichwertige Autorenschaft)
  • Brennecke, J. (2014). Informeller Austausch in Unternehmen: Netzwerke verstehen und nutzen. PERSONALquarterly, 66(2) 10-17.