Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)
Sustainable (regional) development
Kerstin Wilde joined IAMO in October 2016. Her research focus lies on transition to bioeconomy. After her graduation in political economics at Hamburg University, Germany, she first did research on sustainable regional development with a focus on developing countries at HWWA-Institute, Germany. Turning to consulting, she was heading the Europe-Department at GFA Management in Hamburg, Germany, for several years. Insights and competences from SME and entrepreneurship promotion were then used for the introduction of interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education at the Rostock University, Germany. Kerstin Wilde also supported network-based competence building in higher education institutions in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as for strengthened regional innovation impact of universities in the Baltic Sea Area. Alongside her engagements with Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, (2007-11) and Leipzig University, Germany, (2011-14), she was dedicated to the further qualification of executives from emerging economies and research in knowledge and technology transfer as well as innovation systems’ development. In close coordination with the national ministries from eight member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), she recently finalyzed a guideline-type policy framework for strengthened university-business cooperation in R&D and innovation on the national and regional levels.