Aoife Hanley is a professor at the University of Kiel, Germany, since 2008 and is based at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Before joining Kiel she was on the staff at the University of Nottingham (2003 – 2008). She completed a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Her research interests are in innovation and industrial organization focusing particularly on international outsourcing, innovation and firm start-ups. She has published in international journals. She has contributed at several European Commission/ OECD joint initiatives on global value chains.




Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Small Business Economics, Economic and Social Review, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Review of World Economics, Research Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics





ZEW Mannheim conference on ‘Economics of Information and Patenting’ and ‘Finale Conference COST network STRIKE’, May 2011


Verein für Socialpolitik, Special Session on Globalisation and Outsourcing organized by Joachim Wagner, September 2010, CAU Kiel


Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie, Workshop on Service Robotics, ‘Services outsourcing and innovation: The way forward for German engineering?, September 2010


ZEW Mannheim, Conference title ‘The Economics of Information and Communication Technologies’ Conference, July 2010


Knowledge for Growth Workshop, Toulouse School of Economics, ‘Exporting and Environmental Innovation’, July 2008