Mr Tobias Rabenau


Tobias Rabenau was born on 4 May 1989 in Haan. He studied at the Schumepeter School of Business and Economics since the winter semester 2010. In July 2014 he completed his bachelor's degree and in July 2017 his master's degree with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. In his master's thesis he investigated international R&D activities of family businesses from China and Germany.

Since August 1, 2017 Tobias Rabenau is employed as research assistant at the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and UNESCO Chair of Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management as well as at the Jackstadt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research. In a joint project with the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal, he has been investigating the effects of this since its foundation in 1822. Within the framework of the "Freiraum" project, the innovation laboratory of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, he is responsible for brand development and communication.

Main research areas

  • (International) R&D in family businesses
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Regional economic development

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