BiographyMiriam Richter-Tokar coordinates the cluster Regional Development and Rural Areas at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO), which currently involves researchers from the field of Geography and Business Studies. She studied Economic Geography in Germany and Singapore as well as Local Economic Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011-2015. In her doctoral thesis, she analysed Chinese mergers and acquisitions with German manufacturing firms from an institutional perspective. The expansion of enterprises from emerging countries to developed countries is a growing phenomenon in today’s globalised world. As a result the companies involved have to deal with diverging practices based on distinctive socio-economic norms, rules and regulations, which not only influence firm-internal processes but also the economic development of home and host regions. Ms Richter-Tokar’s work examined bridging mechanisms, agency and resulting knowledge exchanges as well as the subsequent effects on the companies’ regional networks. Furthermore, Miriam Richter-Tokar has participated in the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)-project “Regiobranding” that addressed regional branding related to the cultural landscapes of peripheral regions in the Hamburg metropolitan area in order to trigger catch-up processes. She has been a research associate at the University of Greifswald since 2016 and engaged in teaching in the Master programme “Regional Development and Tourism” with a focus on global processes and their regional impacts.
Role in TIPC: Conference 2019