Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler
Glückler J, Suddaby R, Lenz R (eds) (2018) Knowledge and Institutions. Knowledge and Space: Vol. 13. Heidelberg: Springer This book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America.
Johannes Glückler was Professor of Economic and Social Geography at the University of Heidelberg from 2008 to 2023. He moved to LMU Munich for the winter semester 2023/24. He was Professor of Economic and Social Geography and Fellow of the Marsilius Center of Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University. After his studies at the universities of Würzburg, Salamanca and the London School of Economics, he received his doctorate from the University of Frankfurt in 2004. Prior to his current position he was a professor of economic geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Bavaria.
His research focuses on economic geography, organization studies, network theory and the service industries. He is a founding board member of the German Society for Network Research (DGNet), and co-founder of the Master of Governance of Risks and Resources at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile. Johannes Glückler is the new editor of the Springer book series Knowledge & Space, and co-editor of the series Human Geography (Springer) and Economic Geography (LIT). He also serves on several editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Geography, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie and Raumforschung und Raumordnung.
In addition to basic research activities, he has worked as a consultant for the OECD, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the State Rectors' Conference Baden-Württemberg, several chambers of commerce and industry associations, corporations and civil society organizations. Johannes Glückler teaches economic geography, qualitative methods of empirical social research and methods of social network analysis. As part of the European ERASMUS Teaching Mobility program, he is a regular guest professor at the University of Salamanca.