Institut für Geographie


Navigation und Suche der Universität Osnabrück




Wednesday, 5 October 2022

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:15

Welcome to the conference – and introduction to the programme

14:15 – 15:00

Keynote Lecture: Robert Hassink (Kiel University) Debating paradigms in economic geography in times of theoretical pluralism and economic crises and resilience (Moderation: Nuri Yavan)

15:00 – 15:45

Keynote Lecture: Claudia Simon (Head of Department for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation): Strategic and situational action in times of global crises and economic policy risks: concrete experiences from a State Ministry of Economic Affairs (Moderation: Martin Franz)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:45 – 18:45

Guided City Tour



Thursday, 6 October 2022

Session 1: Regional Resilience – Chair: Kim Philip Schumacher

09:00 – 09:30

Pieter Terhorst (University of Amsterdam), Hilal Erkus (Akdeniz University Antalya): Regional Economic Resilience, Uncertainty, and Fictional Expectations

09:30 – 10:00

Robert Hassink, Frank Jicha (Kiel University): Towards a Framework of Transformative Regional Resilience

10:00 – 10:30

Sania Dzalbe, Rikard Eriksson, Emelie Hane-Weijman (Umeå University): Resilience as a process of adaptation in periphery from the perspective of agency. The case of mink breeders in Denmark

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Session 2: Reconfiguration of global production networks – Chair: Annika Surmeier

11:00 – 11:30

Thomas Neise (Osnabrück University): Risk Mitigation, Corporate Power and the Reconfiguration of Global Production Networks - Insights from German Medical Technology Firms

11:30 - 12:00

İsra Hatipoğlu, Ferhan Gezici Korten (Istanbul Technical University), Nuri Yavan (Ankara University): ‘Strategic Coupling’ in the GPN Research: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis

12:00 – 12:30

Gideon Tups, Peter Dannenberg (University of Cologne): Strategic (De-)coupling under Uncertainty and Crisis: How have Global Production Networks for Fertilizer been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

Session 3: Risk environments – Chair: Gideon Tups

13:30 – 14:00

Philip Völlers, Philip Verfürth (Osnabrück University): Mitigating extra-firm risk environments – the case of Turkish firms in Germany

14:00 – 14:30

Piotr Pachura (Częstochowa University of Technology): Management Geography Towards Contextual Spaces. A Case Study of International Business around a “Sacred Place”

14:30 – 15:00

Jana Rülke (Osnabrück University): Creation and the different perceptions of risk(s) in the global cocoa production network

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

Session 4: Uncertainties and risks in innovation and digitalisation – Chair: Philip Verfürth

15:30 – 16:00

Shuaijun Xue, Robert Hassink (Kiel University): Complex knowledge production and innovation system reconfiguration processes: A comparative study of Shanghai emerging industries

16:00 – 16:30

Nuri Yavan (Ankara University), Mehmet Ragip Kalelioğlu (Gaziantep University), Ceyda Kurtar Anli (Ankara University): Risks and Opportunities in the Labor-Intensive Manufacturing Industry in the Process of Digitalization and Industry 4.0

16:30 – 17:00

Annika Surmeier (University of Cape Town): Solidarity as a response to crises - organizing across divided spaces in South Africa

17:00 – 17:15

Conference Publication

18:00 – 19:00

Reception by City of Osnabrück



Friday, 7 October 2022

Session 5: Sustainable Development – Chair: Thomas Neise

09:00 – 09:30

Michał Męczyński, Przemysław Ciesiółka (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań): Opportunities and risks of the green transition in different institutional arrangements. The cases of Polish and Russian regions

09:30 – 10:00

Jonathan Friedrich (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research; University of Göttingen), Jana Zscheischler (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, University of Vechta): Change-aversion and cognitive-discursive processing of uncertainties: Experimenting with neo-institutional theory and the case of livestock farming

10:00 – 10:30

Felix Bücken (Osnabrück University): Resources and Embeddedness as Factors of Adaptive Capacity of Organizations - the Example of the Logistics Sector in the Osnabrück Region

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

Session 6: Impact of Covid-19 on food and beverage industry – Chair: Hilal Erkuş

11:00 – 11:30

Neil Reid (University of Toledo), Michael Carroll (University of North Texas): Navigating COVID-19: The Case of American Craft Breweries

11:30 – 12:00

Martin Franz, Philip Verfürth, Thomas Neise (Osnabrück University): Does location matter? The uneven effects of the COVID-19 crises on the restaurant and bar industry in Germany

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break


13:00 – 17:00

Risk mitigation in the logistics sector - visit to an international logistics company and the new Container Terminal Osnabrück in the Port of Osnabrück