Prof. Dr. Jens Leker

Institute of Business Administration at the DEP of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Prof. Dr. Jens Leker

Leonardo Campus 1
48149 Münster
T: +49 251 83-31810
F: +49 251 83-31818
leker@uni-muenster.de

  • Research Areas

    • Strategy Evaluation
    • Innovation Management
    • technology transfer
    • Business Analytics
  • CV

    Education

    Habilitation and venia legendi in Business Adminstration at University of Kiel
    Doctoral degree in Business Administration (Dr. sc. pol.) at University of Kiel
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    Studies in Business Adminstration at University of Kiel (University Degree (diploma) in Business Administration)

    Positions

    since
    Managing Director of the Institute of Business Administration at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at University of Münster
    Appointment as university professor for life
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    Acting Professor for Business Administration in Natural Sciences - especially Chemistry at the University of Münster (endowed professorship)
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    Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Business Adminstration (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hauschildt) at the University of Kiel, Germany
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    Research Assistant at the Institute for Business Administration at University of Kiel

    Honors

    The Knut Holt Award for Best Symposium Paper – International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
    Brad W. Hosler Outstanding Student Paper Award – Nominating Professor – PICMET '09 Conference – "Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Changes", Portland (OR), USA
    The Conference Best Student Paper Award – International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
    Teaching award of the students of the department for the best lecture, winter term 2006/2007 – Studierende des Fachbereichs Chemie und Pharmazie der WWU
    WWU Teaching Prize – University of Münster
    Teaching award of the students of the department for the best lecture, winter term 2001/2002 – Studierende des Fachbereichs Chemie und Pharmazie der WWU
    Teaching award of the University of Kiel, winter term 1993/1994 – Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel,
    Sponsorship award for the best dissertation thesis – Federation of enterprises Kiel

    Appointments

    Call at the University of Greifswald
  • Projects

    • BACCARA - International Graduate School of Battery Chemistry, Characterization, Analysis, Recycling and Application ( - )
      Individual project: Federal Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
    • MEET Hi-EnD III - Materials and Components to Meet High Energy Density Batteries ( - )
      Individual project: Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Project Number: 03XP0258A
    • Multiscale Green Biology Münster - from molecule to ecosystem: Green knowledge for education, research and society in times of climate change ( - )
      WWU-internally funded project: WWU-intern - Topical Programs
    • MEET Hi-EnD II - Weiterentwicklung und Untersuchung von Materialien auf metallischen Anodenwerkstoffen ( - )
      Participation in BMBF-joint project: Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Project Number: 03XP0084A
    • BenchBatt - Hochenergie- und Hochvolt-Lithium-Ionen Batterien im Vergleich zu Post-Lithium-Ionen Thechnologien ( - )
      Participation in BMBF-joint project: Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Project Number: 03XP0047A
    • MEET Hi-EnD - Materials and Components to Meet High Energy Density Batteries ( - )
      Participation in BMBF-joint project: Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Project Number: 03X4634A
    • Creating Sustainable Competetive Advantage through New Business Models in Supply Chain ( - )
      Individual project: University of Amsterdam
    • EXIST-Gründerstipendium: Gründungsvorhaben "Risikoorientierte Unternehmensbewertung" ( - )
      Individual project: BMWK - EXIST Business Start-up Grant | Project Number: 03EGSNW214
    • Molecules and Materials - NRW Research School "Molecules and Materials – A Common Design Principle" ( - )
      Individual project: Federal Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
    • CRC TRR 61 Z02 - Intercultural research cooperation and innovation networks ( - )
      Subproject in DFG-joint project hosted at WWU: DFG - Collaborative Research Centre | Project Number: INST 211/468-1:2
  • Publications

    • Chofor Asaba M, Duffner F, Frieden F, Leker J, von Delft S. . ‘Location choice for large-scale battery manufacturing plants: Exploring the role of clean energy, costs, and knowledge on location decisions in Europe.’ Journal of Industrial Ecology 26, No. 4: 1514–1527. doi: 10.1111/jiec.13292.
    • Gutsch, Moritz; Leker, Jens. . ‘Global warming potential of lithium-ion battery energy storage systems: A review.’ Journal of Energy Storage 52, No. C: 105030. doi: 10.1016/j.est.2022.105030.
    • Greenwood Matthew, Wrogemann Jens, Schmuch Richard, Jang Hwamyung, Winter Martin, Leker Jens. . ‘The Battery Component Readiness Level (BC-RL) framework: A technology-specific development framework.’ Journal of Power Sources Advances 14. doi: 10.1016/j.powera.2022.100089.
    • Duffner F, Kronemeyer N, Tübke J, Leker J, Winter M, Schmuch R. . ‘Post-lithium-ion battery cell production and its compatibility with lithium-ion cell production infrastructure.’ Nature Energy 2021. doi: 10.1038/s41560-020-00748-8.
    • Kohut, Magdalena Oswin, Lohne Leker, Jens Bröring, Stephanie. . ‘Market convergence from a start-up perspective: The case of probiotics.’ PharmaNutrition 15. doi: 10.1016/j.phanu.2020.100243. [online first]
    • Mauler, Lukas Duffner, Fabian Leker, Jens. . ‘Economies of scale in battery cell manufacturing: The impact of material and process innovations.’ Applied Energy 286: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116499. [online first]
    • Greenwood Matthew, Wentker Marc, Leker Jens. . ‘A region-specific raw material and Iithium-ion battery criticality methodology with an assessment ofNMC cathode technology.’ Applied Energy 302. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117512.
    • Greenwood Matthew, Wentker Marc, Leker Jens. . ‘A bottom-up performance and cost assessment of lithium-ion battery pouch cells utilizing nickel-rich cathode active materials and silicon-graphite composite anodes.’ Journal of Power Sources 9. doi: 10.1016/j.powera.2021.100055.
    • Ahlfänger, Marcel Kohut, Magdalena Leker, Jens. . ‘Revisiting the Competing Institutional Logics in Corporate Venture Capital Units.’ Contributed to the ISPIM Connects Valencia, Valencia.
    • Kohut Magdalena, Ahlfänger Marcel, Leker Jens. . ‘The Impact of Strategy and Structure on the Performance of Corporate Venture Capital Units.’ International Journal of Innovation Management online: 1–57. doi: 10.1142/S1363919621500948. [online first]
    • Ahlfänger, Marcel Gemünden, Hans Georg Leker, Jens. . ‘Balancing Value Creation and Capture: The Efficacy of Formal Control in Open Innovation Projects.’ Contributed to the EURAM 2021, Québec, Canada.
    • Ahlfänger, Marcel Leker, Jens. . ‘Resolving the Open Innovation Paradox: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective.’ Contributed to the ISPIM 2021, Berlin, Germany.
    • Ahlfänger, Marcel Gemünden, Hans Georg Leker, Jens. . ‘Balancing knowledge sharing with protecting: The efficacy of formal control in open innovation projects.’ International Journal of Project Management online. doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2021.09.007. [online first]
    • Wentker, Marc Jüstel, Thomas Leker, Jens. . ‘Economic aspects.’ In Rare Earth Chemistry, edited by Pöttgen, Rainer Jüstel, Thomas Strassert, Cristian A., 611–627. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter.
    • Duffner, Fabian Mauler, Lukas Wentker, Marc Leker, Jens Winter, Martin. . ‘Large-scale automotive battery cell manufacturing: Analyzing strategic and operational effects on manufacturing costs.’ International Journal of Production Economics 232. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2020.107982.
    • Klein, Johannes Stuckenborg, Leonard Leker, Jens. . ‘Hot or not - Which features make FinTechs attractive?The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance 22, No. 1.
    • Duffner, Fabian Wentker, Marc Greenwood, Matthew Leker, Jens. . ‘Battery cost modeling: A review and directions for future research.’ Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 127. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.109872.
    • Duffner, Fabian Krätzig, Oliver Leker, Jens. . ‘Battery plant location considering the balance between knowledge and cost: A comparative study of the EU-28 countries.’ Journal of Cleaner Production 264. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121428.
    • Ahlfänger, Marcel Kohut, Magdalena Leker, Jens. . ‘Reconciling Competing Institutional Logics in Corporate Venture Capital Units.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 24, No. 8. doi: 10.1142/S1363919620400046. [online first]
    • Stoffels, Marius Klauck, Felix J. R. Hamadi, Thomas Glorius, Frank Leker, Jens. . ‘Technology Trends of Catalysts in Hydrogenation Reactions: A Patent Landscape Analysis.’ Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 362, No. 6: 1258–1247.
    • Herrmann, Ruth Leker, Jens. . „Erfolgreiche Unternemensgründung im Spannungsfeld von Entrepreneur-perönlichkeitsmerkmalen und Gründungssituationen.“ In Perspektiven des Entrepreneurships, herausgegeben von Hölzle, Katharina Tiberius, Victor Surrey, Heike, 33–46. 1st Ed. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.
    • Wentker Marc, Greenwood Matthew, Chofor Asaba Marius, Leker Jens. . ‘A raw material criticality and environmental impact assessment of state-of-the-art and post-lithium-ion cathode technologies.’ Journal of Energy Storage 26: 1–17. doi: 10.1016/j.est.2019.101022.
    • Aaldering Lukas Jan, Leker Jens, Song Chie Hoon. . ‘Analysis of technological knowledge stock and prediction of its future development potential: The case of lithium-ion batteries.’ Journal of Cleaner Production 2019, No. 223: 301–311. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.174. [online first]
    • Aaldering Lukas Jan, Leker Jens, Song Chie Hoon. . ‘Competition or collaboration? – Analysis of technological knowledge ecosystem within the field of alternative powertrain systems: A patent-based approach.’ Journal of Cleaner Production 212: 362–371. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.047.
    • Wentker Marc, Greenwood Matthew, Leker Jens. . ‘A Bottom-Up Approach to Lithium-Ion Battery Cost Modeling with a Focus on Cathode Active Materials.’ Energies 12, No. 3. doi: 10.3390/en12030504.
    • Aaldering L, Leker J, Song CH. . ‘Recommending untapped M&A opportunities: A combined approach using principal component analysis and collaborative filtering.’ Expert Systems with Applications 125: 221–232. doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2019.02.004.
    • Aaldering LJ, Leker J, Song CH. . ‘Uncovering the dynamics of market convergence through M&A.’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change 138: 95–114. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.08.012.
    • Leker, Jens Song, Chie Hoon. . ‘Differentiation of innovation strategies based on pharmaceutical licensing agreements: Insight from Korean pharmaceutical firms.’ Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 31, No. 2: 169–185. doi: 10.1080/09537325.2018.1490711.
    • Sick, Nathalie Preschitschek, Nina Leker, Jens Bröring, Stefanie. . ‘A new framework to assess industry convergence in high technology environments.’ Technovation 84: 48–58.
    • Hamadi T., Leker J., Meerholz K. . ‘Emergence of Innovation Champions: Differences in the R&D Collaboration Process Between Science and Industry.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 22: 1840008-1–1840008-17. doi: 10.1142/S136391961840008X.
    • Zhu H, Kock A, Wentker M, Leker J. . ‘How Does Online Interaction Affect Idea Quality? The Effect of Feedback in Firm‐internal Idea Competitions.’ Journal of Product Innovation Management 35, No. 2. doi: 10.1111/jpim.12442.
    • Leker Jens, Gelhard Carsten, von Delft Stephan (Eds.): . Business Chemistry: How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry. 1st Ed. : John Wiley & Sons.
    • Aaldering LJ, Leker J, Song CH. . ‘Analyzing the impact of industry sectors on the composition of business ecosystem: A combined approach using ARM and DEMATEL.’ Expert Systems with Applications 100: 17–29. doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2018.01.045.
    • Stoffels M, Leker J. . ‘The Impact of IT Assets on Innovation Performance – The Mediating Role of Developmental Culture and Absorptive Capacity.’ International Journal of Innovation Management Online.
    • Stuckenborg Leonard, Klein Johannes, Leker Jens. . ‘FinTech start-ups: How do business model, area of activity and revenue model relate - A study of the German market.’ Corporate Finance 2017, No. 09-10: 257–268.
    • Krätzig, O. ; Hamadi, T. ; Sick, N. ; Meerholz, K. ; Leker, J.Innovation promoters in technology transfer and insights from “Technology transfer between science and industry”.’ contributed to the Advanced Battery Power 2017, Aachen, Germany, .
    • Hamadi Thomas, Leker Jens, Meerholz Klaus. . ‘Establishing science-to-business collaborations via Internet – an investigation of website effectiveness.’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference, Leuven, Belgium.
    • Song C., Elvers D., Leker J. . ‘Anticipation of converging technology areas — A refined approach for the identification of attractive fields of innovation.’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change 116, No. null: 98–115. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.11.001.
    • Simon H., Leker J. . ‘Using startup communication for opportunity recognition - An approach to identify future product trends.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 20, No. 8. doi: 10.1142/S1363919616400168.
    • Elvers D., Song C., Steinbüchel A., Leker J. . ‘Technology Trends in Biodegradable Polymers: Evidence from Patent Analysis.’ Polymer Reviews 56, No. 4: 584–606. doi: 10.1080/15583724.2015.1125918.
    • Zhu Hangzi, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘How to use crowdsourcing for innovation? A comparative case study of internal and external idea sourcing in the chemical industry.’ Contributed to the PICMET’16 "Technology Management for Social Innovation, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
    • vom Stein Nicole, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘Interaction of calculated and perceived distance dimensions – Evidence from a battery research project.’ Contributed to the PICMET’16 "Technology Management for Social Innovation", Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
    • Strudthoff Maike, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens.Knowledge networks in battery research projects.’ contributed to the Kraftwerk Batterie, Münster, .
    • Golembiewski Birte, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens.Cross-industry collaboration along the electric mobility value chain.’ contributed to the Kraftwerk Batterie, Münster, .
    • Strudthoff Maike, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘Knowledge networks based on technological distances.’ Contributed to the The XXVII ISPIM Conference “Blending Tomorrow's Innovation Vintage", Porto, Portugal.
    • Sick Nathalie, Nienaber Ann-Marie, Liesenkötter Bernd, vom Stein Nicole, Schewe Gerhard, Leker Jens. . ‘The legend about sailing ship effects – is it true or false? The example of cleaner propulsion technologies diffusion in the automotive industry.’ Journal of Cleaner Production 88: 405–413.
    • Nienaber Ann-Marie, Holtorf Verena, Leker Jens, Schewe Gerhard. . ‘A Climate of Psychological Safety enhances the Success of Front End Teams.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 19, No. 02. doi: 10.1142/S1363919615500279.
    • Sick N., Golembiewski B., Preschitschek N. and Leker J. . ‘Market convergence in electric mobility - An empirical analysis of cross-industry collaborations.’ Contributed to the ISPIM Innovation Summit 2015 “Changing the Innovation Landscape”, Brisbane, Australien.
    • Everling Oliver, Leker Jens, Bielmeier Stefan (Hrsg.): . Credit Analyst. 3rd Ed. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.
    • Sick Nathalie, Preschitschek Nina, Leker Jens.Cross industry collaboration the field of stationary battery systems.’ contributed to the Kraftwerk Batterie, Aachen, Deutschland, .
    • Sick Nathalie, Preschitschek Nina, Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Market convergence in the field of stationary energy storage systems.’ Contributed to the PICMET '15 Conference "Management of the Technology Age", Portland, Oregon, USA.
    • Leker Jens, Liesenkötter Bernd, Nienaber Ann-Marie, Schewe Gerhard, Sick Nathalie, vom Stein Nicole. . ‘Still waiting for electric cars to break through – Blame it on the sailing ship effect!’ Contributed to the The XXVI ISPIM Conference – Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management, Budapest, Ungarn.
    • Leker Jens, Sonius David. . „Berücksichtigung von Ausfallwahrscheinlichkeiten in der Unternehmensbewertung.“ In Praxishandbuch der Unternehmensbewertung, herausgegeben von Peemöller Volker, 725–757. 6th Ed. Herne: Neue Wirtschafts-Briefe.
    • vom Stein Nicole, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘How to measure technological distance in collaborations - The case of electric mobility.’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change 97, No. August 2015: 154–167.
    • Zhu Hangzi, Djurjagina Katharina, Leker Jens. . ‘Innovative behaviour types and their influence on individual crowdsourcing performances.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 18, No. 6.
    • Zhu Hangzi, Djurjagina Katharina, Leker Jens. . ‘Innovative behaviour types and their influence on individual crowdsourcing performances.’ Contributed to the The XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, Dublin, Ireland.
    • Gelhard C, Kortmann S, Leker J. . ‘A Contemporary View on Market Orientation and Innovativeness: The Mediating Role of Customer Co-Creation.’ Contributed to the XXV ISPIM Conference, Dublin.
    • Lecou C., Sick N., Leker J. . ‘Selection Patterns in Front End Decision Making – Determining the Probability of Idea Progress within the Internal Innovation Process.’ International Journal of Technology Marketing 9, No. 2: 101–124.
    • Sick Nathalie, Blug Matthias, Leker Jens. . ‘The Influence of Raw Material Prices on the Development of Hydrogen Storage Materials: The Case of Metal Hydrides.’ Journal of the Knowledge Economy 5, No. 4: 735–760. doi: 10.1007/s13132-012-0132-5.
    • Song Chie Hoon , Leker Jens. . „Die Prognose von Konvergenzentwicklungen zur Identifikation attraktiver Innovationsfelder.“ In Motoren der Innovation, herausgegeben von Schultz Carsten, Hölzle Katharina, 3–22.
    • Schwarzlose Julia, Leker Jens, Kortmann Sebastian. . ‘Ambidextrous Temas.’ Contributed to the XXV ISPIM Conference, Dublin.
    • Wosnitza Jan, Leker Jens. . ‘Can log-periodic power law structures arise from random fluctuations?Physica A 401: 428–450.
    • Zhu H., Leker J. . ‘Searching for ideas externally.’ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 62, No. 12: 163–166.
    • Blug M., Leker J., Plass L., Günther A. . ‘Methanol generation economics.’ In Methanol: The Basic Chemical and Energy Feedstock of the Future: Asinger's Vision Today, edited by Springer, 603–618. Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39709-7_7.
    • Wosnitza J., Leker J. . ‘Why credit risk markets are predestined for exhibiting log-periodic power law structures.’ Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 393, No. null: 427–449. doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2013.08.072.
    • von Delft Stephan, Leker Jens. . ‘The role of organizational learning and strategic flexibility in business model innovation: A capability-perspective.’ Contributed to the The 33rd SMS Annual International Conference, Atlanta (USA).
    • Eidam Sebastian, Meister Paul, Kehrel Uwe, Leker Jens. . ‘Collaboration and Scientific Output: Improving the Picture by Publication Analysis.’ Contributed to the International Society for Professional Innovation Management Conference 2013, Helsinki, Finland.
    • Bauer Manuel, Leker Jens. . ‘Exploration and exploitation in product and process innovation in the chemical industry.’ R&D Management Journal 2013, No. 43 (3): 196–212.
    • vom Stein Nicole, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘How to measure technological distance in collaborations? The case of electric mobility.’ Contributed to the PICMET '13 Conference "Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services", San Jose, California, USA.
    • Preschitschek Nina, Niemann Helen, Möhrle Martin G., Leker Jens. . ‘Anticipating industry convergence: Semantic analyses vs. IPC co-classification analyses of patents.’ Foresight 15, No. 6: 446–464.
    • Sick N., Golembiewski B. and Leker J. . ‘The influence of raw material prices on renewables diffusion.’ Foresight 15, No. 6: 477–491.
    • Golembiewski B., Sick N. and Leker J. . ‘Agriculture and energy industry in the setting of an emerging bioeconomy – Are there any signs of convergence on the horizon?’ Contributed to the PICMET '13 Conference "Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services", San Jose, California, USA.
    • Golembiewski B., vom Stein N., Sick N. and Leker J. . ‘Enhancing patent analysis as measure for innovation - Evidence from electric mobility and the battery value chain.’ Contributed to the The XXIV ISPIM Conference – Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth, Helsinki, Finland.
    • Wagner R, Preschitschek N, Passerini S, Leker J, Winter M. . ‘Current research trends and prospects among the various materials and designs used in lithium-based batteries.’ Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 43, No. 5: 481–496. doi: 10.1007/s10800-013-0533-6.
    • Leker J. . „With profit and value added tax.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 61, No. 6: 615. doi: 10.1515/nachrchem.2013.61.6.615.
    • Gelhard C, Kortmann S, Leker, J. . ‘The Relationship between Cross-Functional Integration, Organizational Performance and Ambidextrous Mediators.’ Contributed to the XXIII ISPIM Conference, Barcelona.
    • von Delft Stephan, Leker Jens. . „Technische Revolution und wirtschaftliche Reaktion.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 60, No. 2: 143–146. doi: 10.1002/nadc.201290084.
    • Große Kathöfer David, Leker Jens. . ‘Knowledge Transfer in Academia - An Exploratory Study on the Not-Invented-Here Syndrome.’ The Journal of Technology Transfer 37, No. 5: 658–675. doi: 10.1007/s10961-010-9204-5.
    • Everling Oliver, Leker Jens, Bielmeier Stefan (Hrsg.): . Credit Analyst. 2nd Ed. München: Oldenbourg Verlag.
    • Kanzler Steffen, Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Knowledge sharing in academic R&D collaborations: does culture matter?Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship 4, No. 1: 6–19. doi: 10.1108/17561391211200902.
    • Leker Jens, Huizingh Eelko, Conn Steffen. . ‘Editorial.’ International Journal of Technology Management 58, No. 3/4: 171–173.
    • Sick N., Golembiewski B. and Leker J. . ‘The Influence of Raw Material Prices on the Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies.’ Contributed to the PICMET'12 Conference: "Technology Management for Emerging Technologies", Vancouver, Kanada.
    • Preschitschek Nina, Leker Jens, Wiesemann Frank. . Procter & Gamble: Pampers Germany: A brand under pressure.
    • Preschitschek Nina, Niemann Helen, Möhrle Martin G., Leker Jens. . ‘Semantic analyses vs. IPC co-classification analyses of patents: Which one better serves to anticipate converging industries?’ Contributed to the PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) '12 Conference: "Technology Management for Emerging Technologies", Vancouver, Kanada. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • Lecou Christos, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘Selection Patterns in Front End Decision Making - Determining the Probability of Idea Progress within the Internal Innovation Process.’ Contributed to the XXIII ISPIM Conference – Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience, Barcelona, Spanien.
    • Tiemann Irina, Sick Nathalie, Leker Jens. . ‘Supplier involvement in customer new product development: new insights from the supplier’s perspective.’ In Perspectives on Supplier Innovation, edited by Tidd Joe, Brem Alexander, 343–368. London: Imperial College Press.
    • Leker Jens, Kehrel Uwe. . „Wirtschaftschemiker, berufsbegleitend.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 60: 196–197.
    • Nienaber A., Schewe G., Holtorf V., Leker J. . ‘Initiative in teams in the front end of innovation: An empirical study about the success of structured and unstructured teams.’ Contributed to the 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Emerging Technologies, PICMET'12, Vancouver, BC, can.
    • Von Delft S., Leker J. . „Chemical industry: Technical revolution and industrial reaction.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 60, No. 2: 143–146. doi: 10.1002/nadc.201290084.
    • Leker, Jens Kehrel, Uwe. . „Wirtschaftschemiker, berufsbegleitend.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 60, No. 2: 196–197. doi: 10.1002/nadc.201290108.
    • Von Delft, Stephan Leker, Jens. . „Technical Revolution and economic Reaction.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 60, No. 2: 143-146.
    • Leker, Jens Kehrel, Uwe. . „Economic Chemist, extra occupational.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 60, No. 2: 196–197.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘Patent indicators for monitoring convergence - examples from NFF and ICT.’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78, No. 2: 256–273. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2010.06.021.
    • Niedergassel, Benjamin Leker, Jens. . ‘Different Dimensions of Knowledge in Cooperative R&D Projects of University Scientists.’ Technovation 31, No. 4: 142–150. doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2010.10.005.
    • Kirchner Martin, Leker Jens. . ‘Sustainability-oriented Innovations - A Long Way to Go.’ Contributed to the The XXII ISPIM Conference – Sustainability in Innovation: Innovation Management Challenges, Hamburg, Germany. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • Kirchner Martin, Leker Jens. . ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the most sustainable company of all? Assessing corporate sustainability performance by using the Corporate Sustainability Map.’ Contributed to the FFRC 13th Conference - Trends and Future of Sustainable Development, Tampere/Finland. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • Lecou Christos, Blug Matthias, Leker Jens. . ‘Gut feeling versus idea assessment - Evaluating ideas in the Front End of Innovation.’ Contributed to the 18th International Product Development Management Conference, Delft. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • Klioutch Irina, Leker Jens. . ‘Supplier involvement in customer new product development: new insights from the supplier's perspective.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 15, No. 1: 231–248.
    • Große Kathöfer David, Leker Jens. . ‘The Not-Invented-Here Syndrome in Academia – How to Measure and Manage it.’ Contributed to the 12th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), Passau, Germany. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • Preschitschek Nina, Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘The importance of access to resources in a setting of industry convergence – The case of agriculture and chemistry.’ Contributed to the PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) '11 Conference: "Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World", Potland (OR), USA. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Kanzler Steffen, Alvidrez Salvador, Leker Jens. . ‘Cross-Cultural Perceptions on Knowledge Sharing in Heterogenous Collaborations.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 15, No. 3: 563–592. doi: 10.1142/S1363919611003441.
    • Bauer Manuel, Leker Jens. . ‘Balanced innovation portfolio funding and its impact on new product performance.’ Contributed to the 18th International Product Development Management Conference – IPDMC, Delft, Netherlands.
    • Sick Nathalie, Blug Matthias, Leker Jens. . ‘The influence of raw material prices on the development of hydrogen storage materials: The case of metal hydrides.’ Contributed to the PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) '11 Conference: "Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World", Portland (OR), USA.
    • Niedergassel B., Kanzler S., Alvidrez S., Leker J. . ‘Cross-cultural perceptions on knowledge sharing in heterogeneous collaborations.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 15, No. 3: 563–592. doi: 10.1142/S1363919611003441.
    • Klioutch Irina, Leker Jens. . ‘Supplier integration in the NPD process: new insights from the supplier’s perspective.’ Contributed to the 17th International Product Development Management Conference – “The Innovation in Crisis Time.
    • Sick Nathalie, Lecou Christos, Wosnitza Jan, Leker Jens. . ‘Assessing Technology Diffusion in Energy Markets. Moderating Effects of Raw Material Prices.’ Contributed to the The XXI ISPIM Conference – The Dynamics of Innovation.
    • Kirchner Martin, Lecou Christos, Leker Jens. . ‘The Corporate Sustainability Map – Initiating the Front End of Sustainable Innovation.’ Contributed to the The XXI ISPIM Conference – The Dynamics of Innovation, Bilbao, Spanien.
    • Preschitschek Nina, Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘Are Plastics turning Organic? Antecedents of Convergence in the Chemical Industry.’ Contributed to the The XXI ISPIM Conference – The Dynamics of Innovation.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, John Gudrun M, Leker Jens. . ‘Finding the Convergence-Needle in the Patent-Haystack.’ Contributed to the The 19th International Conference on Management of Technology – “Technology as the Foundation for Economic Growth".
    • Holtorf Verena, Leker Jens. . ‘Creativity is not enough: Stimulating initiatives and risk-taking within front-end teams.’ Contributed to the The 19th International Conference on Management of Technology – “Technology as the Foundation for Economic Growth".
    • Jan-Henning Trustorff, Paul Markus Konrad, Jens Leker. . ‘Credit risk prediction using support vector machines.’ Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting online first: 1–17.
    • Paul Markus Konrad, Jens Leker. . „Regulierung von Ratingagenturen, die DVFA als Plattform und Impulsgeber.“ In Kapitalmarkt in Theorie und Praxis, herausgegeben von Fritz H. Rau, Peter Merk, 373–389. Frankfurt: Fritz Knapp Verlag.
    • Paul Markus Konrad, Jens Leker. . ‘Developments in Credit Rating Agency Regulation.’ In Domestic and Foreign Credit Theory Studies and Standardization Practices, edited by Oliver Everling, Yan Yin, Yusi Ding. Beijing: China Metrology Publishing House. [online first]
    • Herzog Philipp, Leker Jens. . ‘Open and closed innovation - different innovation cultures for different strategies.’ International Journal of Technology Management 52, No. 3-4: 322–343.
    • Leker Jens, Große Kathöfer David. . ‘Tiny things being huge.’ Journal of Business Chemistry 7, No. 1.
    • Kortmann Sebastian, Schwarzlose Julia, Leker Jens. . ‘The Influence of Integration Mechanisms on Organizational Ambidexterity.’ Contributed to the The XXIII ISPIM Conference, Barcelona.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Anticipating converging industries using publicly available data.’ Technological Forecasting & Social Change 77, No. 3: 385–395. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2009.10.002.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Open innovation: chances and challenges for the pharmaceutical industry.’ Future Medicinal Chemistry 1, No. 7: 1197–1200. doi: 10.4155/fmc.09.107.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘When Two Worlds Collide - Measuring Industry Convergence.’ Contributed to the 2009 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting – Green Management Matters.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘Seeing the Next iPhone Coming Your Way: How to Anticipate Converging Industries.’ Contributed to the PICMET '09 Conference - Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Changes.
    • Kirchner Martin, Kanzler Steffen, Leker Jens. . ‘Corporate Sustainability Map - Measuring a Company's Sustainability in Order to Disclose Innovation Potential.’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Collaborative R&D Projects: Differences between University-University and University-Industry Partnerships.’ Contributed to the The XX ISPIM Conference – The Future of Innovation.
    • Kanzler Steffen, Kirchner Martin, Leker Jens. . ‘Opening up the innovation process - a longitudinal research approach investigating the first Chinese-German research collaboration in Nano-Science.’ Contributed to the The XX ISPIM Conference – The Future of Innovation.
    • Holtorf Verena, Klioutch Irina, Leker Jens. . ‘The Influence of Teams on Entrepreneurial Orientation - Insights from Academia and Industry.’ Contributed to the The XX ISPIM Conference – The Future of Innovation.
    • Große Kathöfer D, Leker J. . ‘Does the Ivory Tower become permeable? – The NIH Syndrome in Academia.’ Contributed to the The XX ISPIM Conference – The Future of Innovation.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘Forecasting Industry Convergence: Developing Reliable Measures on the Basis of STN AnaVist.’ Contributed to the The XX ISPIM Conference – The Future of Innovation.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Tacit and Explicit Knowledge Sharing in Collaborative R&D Projects.’ Contributed to the The 18th International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT) – Management of Green Technology.
    • Holtorf Verena, Leker Jens. . ‘Structured Teams and Corporate Entrepreneurship within the Fuzzy Front End.’ Contributed to the The 18th International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT) – Management of Green Technology.
    • Leker Jens, Lecou Christos. . „Forscher arbeiten an Materialien für Energieanwendungen.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 57, No. 3: 357–358. doi: 10.1002/nadc.200963482.
    • Kirchner Martin, Klioutch Irina, Kirchner Gerald, Leker Jens. . „Die Entscheidung zum Projektabbruch im strukturierten Innovationsprozess am Beispiel eines Additivs zur Verbesserung der Haftung in ungesättigten Polyesterharzen.“ In Fallstudien zum Innovationsmanagement, herausgegeben von Fisch H J, Roß J-M, 359–382. Wiesbaden.
    • Curran C‐S, Leker J. . „Die Früherkennung konvergierender Industrien auf der Basis öffentlich zugänglicher Daten.Chemie Ingenieur Technik 81, No. 8: 1232.
    • Curran C., Leker J. . ‘Seeing the next iphone coming your way: How to anticipate converging industries.’ Contributed to the PICMET 2009 - 2009 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, OR, usa. doi: 10.1109/PICMET.2009.5262190.
    • Picker S., Ruhnke A., Leker J. . ‘Developing knowledge management -what makes the success?International Journal of Technology Management 45, No. null: 380–389. doi: 10.1504/IJTM.2009.022660.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Leker Jens. . ‘Employing STN AnaVist to Forecast Converging Industries.’ International Journal of Innovation Management 13, No. 4: 637–664.
    • Kehrel Uwe, Leker Jens. . „Unternehmenskrisen.“ Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation 78, No. 4: 200–205.
    • Kehrel Uwe, Leker Jens, Mahlstedt Dirk, Trustorff Jan-Henning. . „Effekte der IFRS-Rechnungslegung auf das Bilanzrating.“ Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung 61, No. 5: 283–309.
    • Picker Stefan, Leker Jens. . ‘Technology sourcing – how biotechnology cooperation works.’ International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 10, No. 3/4: 342–352.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Niedergassel Benjamin, Picker Stefan, Leker Jens. . ‘Project leadership skills in cooperative projects.’ Management Research News 32, No. 5: 458–468.
    • Holtorf Verena, Leker Jens. . „Corporate Entrepreneurship im Front End des Innovationsprozesses - Mehr Unternehmertum durch Struktur?Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation 78, No. 1: 54–61.
    • Leker Jens. . „Innovation Management - Trends in the Chemical Industry.“ Beitrag präsentiert auf der Europäischer Kongress für die Prozessindustrie.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Talentfindung durch neue Formen der Zusammenarbeit von Hochschulen und Unternehmen.’ Contributed to the Euroforum Spezialchemie.
    • van der Velde Andrea, Leker Jens. . „Alte Ideen neu entdeckt.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 56, No. 7-8: 773–775.
    • Holtorf Verena, Leker Jens. . ‘Structuring the Front End of the Innovation Process: What are the Drivers of Innovative Behavior?’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Patent Analysis for the Anticipation of Converging Industries.’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Different Dimensions of Knowledge in Cooperative R&D Projects.’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference.
    • Holtorf Verena, Leker Jens. . ‘Different structures, different attitudes: What drives individual entrepreneurial orientation?’ Contributed to the 19th ISPIM Conference.
    • Curran Clive-Steven, Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Using Publicly Available Data to Anticipate Converging Industries.’ Contributed to the 19th ISPIM Conference.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Tacit vs. Explicit - The Role of different Knowledge Dimensions in collaborative R&D Projects.’ Contributed to the 19th ISPIM Conference.
    • Van Der Velde A., Leker J. . „Rediscovery of old ideas Alte Ideen neu Entdeckt.“ Nachrichten aus der Chemie 56: 773–775.
    • Everling O, Holschuh K, Leker J (Hrsg.): . Credit Analyst. München: Oldenbourg Verlag.
    • Leker Jens, Kruse Michael. . ‘Kennzahlensteuerung in der Spezialchemie.’ In Einfachheit in Wirtschaftsinformatik und Controlling, edited by J. Becker, 460–476. München: Vahlen.
    • Leker Jens, Mahlstedt Dirk, Kehrel Uwe. . „Auswirkungen der IFRS-Rechnungslegungsumstellung auf das Jahresabschlussbild.“ KoR 8, No. 6: 379–388.
    • Herzog Philipp, Leker Jens. . ‘Open vs. Closed Innovation strategies: Also different innovation cultures?’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference.
    • Herzog Philipp, Leker Jens. . ‘Open vs. Closed Innovation: Different cultures for different strategies.’ Contributed to the 18th ISPIM Conference.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Probleme empirischer Innovationsforschung - Ein Werkstattbericht.’ Contributed to the Karl-Franzens Universität Graz.
    • Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Industry convergence and its implications for the Front End of innovation - a problem of absorptive capacity.’ Creativity and Innovation Management 16, No. 2: 165–175.
    • Leker Jens. . „Krisenmanagement.“ In Handwörterbuch der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, herausgegeben von Köhler R, Küpper H-U, Pfingsten A, 1005–1014. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.
    • Bade Martin, Herzog Philipp, Leker Jens. . ‘Marktorientiertes Innovationsmanagement.’ In Immunoassays, edited by P. Rauch, 337–359. München: Elsevier.
    • Leker J, Mahlstedt D, Duwe K. . „Status Quo und Entwicklungstendenzen interner Unternehmensberatungen.“ In Consulting Research - Unternehmensberatung aus wissenschaftlicher Perspektive, herausgegeben von V. Nissen, 145–158. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
    • Lenk Fabian, Bröring Stefanie, Herzog Philipp, Leker Jens. . ‘On the usage of agricultural raw materials: Energy or food? An assessment from an economics perspective.’ Biotechnology Journal 2, No. 12: 1497–1504.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Curran Clive-Steven, Leßing Michael, Leker Jens. . ‘What drives partners in industry-academia cooperation? A special consideration of reducing uncertainty through computational chemistry.’ International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning 3, No. 4: 331–342.
    • Niedergassel Benjamin, Herzog Philipp, Leker Jens. . ‘Knowledge Conversion in the Context of Open Innovation - An Example from the Chemical Industry.’ Contributed to the 3rd International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Academic Education and Innovation - Innovation Management in Theory and Practice.’.
    • Bröring S, Cloutier L M, Leker J. . ‘The front end of innovation in an era of industry convergence: Evidence from nutraceuticals and functional foods.R&D Management 36, No. 5: 487–498.
    • Picker Stefan, Niedergassel Benjamin, Leker Jens. . ‘Letter from the Editor: Interdisciplinarity at Work.’ Journal of Business Chemistry 3, No. 2.
    • Leker Jens, Scheffczyk Eva. . „Fraktionierende Frühdiagnose von Unternehmenskrisen.“ In Krisenmanagement, herausgegeben von Hutzschenreuter Thomas, Griess-Nega Torsten, 143–164.
    • Picker Stefan, Leker Jens. . ‘Management in Biotechnology: Cooperation and Innovation.’ Contributed to the 28th ACHEMA.
    • Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens, Rühmer Saskia. . ‘Radical or not? Assessing innovativeness and its organisational implications for established firms.’ International Journal of Product Development 3, No. 2: 152–166.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Successful Innovation Management - Best Practice or Serendipity?’ Contributed to the Degussa meets Science 2005.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Strategien in der Chemischen Industrie.’ Contributed to the European School of Management and Technology.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Innovationsstrategien bei unterschiedlichen Rahmenbedingungen.’ Contributed to the European School of Management and Technology.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Innovation - New Constellations at Henkel KGaA.’.
    • Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Industry Convergence and its Implications for the Front End of Innovation – A Problem of Absorptive Capacity.’ Contributed to the The 12th International Product Development Management Conference.
    • Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . „Industriekonvergenz – Hindernis oder Chance für Innovation? Eine ressourcenbasierte Analyse der frühen Innovationsphase.“ Beitrag präsentiert auf der 67. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V..
    • Picker Stefan, Vehring Carsten, Hahn Lars, Vala Madeleine, Leker Jens. . ‘Letter from the Editors: Why are scientists not managers!?Journal of Business Chemistry 2, No. 1.
    • Picker S, Ruhnke A, Leker J. . ‘Knowledge Management - Factor of Success.’ Contributed to the 16th ISPIM Conference.
    • Picker Stefan, Leker Jens. . ‘Prospects and Innovation in Biotechnology: Bringing new technology to the market.’ Contributed to the CNIC Conference.
    • Leker Jens, Picker Stefan. . ‘Developing a new field of Chemistry - Education in Business Chemistry.’ Contributed to the 40th IUPAC Conference.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Der Unternehmer als Schuldner.’ In Sanierung und Abwicklung in der Insolvenz, edited by T. Möhlmann-Mahlau, 167–194. Herne/Berlin: Neue Wirtschafts-Briefe.
    • Leker Jens. . „Misserfolgsanalyse in der Forschung zum strategischen Management.“ In Management von Ad-hoc-Krisen, herausgegeben von M. Hülsmann, 377–390. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘F&E Controlling.’ In Handbuch Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, edited by O. Gassmann, 567–584. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
    • Bröring S, Cloutier L M, Leker J. . ‘The Front End of Innovation in an Era of Industry Convergence – the case of nutraceuticals.’ Contributed to the R&D Management Conference.
    • Leker J, Spahr R, Herzog P. . ‘Strategic change: Dynamic core competencies and firm performance.’ Contributed to the SAM/IFSAM VII World Congress.
    • Bröring S, Cloutier L M, Leker J. . ‘R&D in an era of convergence - are projects a set of dynamic relationships?’ Contributed to the The 20th European Group of Organization Studies Colloqium.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Innovationsmanagement - "Werkstattbericht" über aktuelle Projekte im Forschungsfeld Innovationsmanagement.’ Contributed to the Bayer AG.
    • Bröring Stefanie, Leker Jens. . ‘Decision Making in the Front End of Innovation on new Industry Segments - A conceptual framework.’ Contributed to the The 25th McMaster World Congress.
    • Leker Jens, Rühmer Saskia. . „Chemie und Betriebswirtschaftslehre.“ In Wenn der Geist die Materie küsst, herausgegeben von K. Griesar. Frankfurt a. M.: Harri Deutsch.
    • Leker Jens, Herzog Philipp. . ‘Marketing in der chemischen Industrie.’ In Handbuch Industriegütermarketing: Strategien – Instrumente - Anwendungen, edited by M. Voeth, 1171–1193. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
    • Leker Jens, Hamelau Nicole. . „Einsatz strategischer Wettbewerbsanalysen im Controlling von Großunternehmen.“ In Trendberichte zum Controlling, herausgegeben von M. B. Schulz, 181–199. Heidelberg: Physica Verlag.
    • Leker J, Diehl U, Wieben HJ. . „Ausbildung zum Certified Credit Analyst: Kompetenz durch Qualifizierung.“ In Handbuch Ratingpraxis, herausgegeben von O. Everling, 877–889. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
    • Leker Jens. . „Gründungsbilanzen.“ In Sonderbilanzen, herausgegeben von K.-R. Veit. Herne/Berlin: Neue Wirtschafts-Briefe.
    • Mahlstedt Dirk, Leker Jens. . „Praxis der bilanziellen Krisendiagnose - geeignete Indikatoren zum Selbst-Check und zur Kundenbetreuung.“ Bilanzbuchhalter und Controller 28, No. 5: 101–104.
    • Bröring Stefanie, Vehring Carsten, Leker Jens. . ‘New Competences for a new market - The Case of the Emerging Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Sector.’ Contributed to the The 23rd annual international conference of the Strategic Management Society.
    • Leker Jens, Rühmer Saskia. . „Der Einfluss von Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken auf das Innovationsmanagement der chemischen Industrie.“ In Geschäftsmodelle für Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke, Festschrift für Winfried Krüger, herausgegeben von B. Eichler, 267–281. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag.
    • Leker J, Möhlmann-Mahlau T, Wieben HJ. . Risikomanagement vor und in der Insolvenz. Recklinghausen: ZAP Verlag.
    • Leker J, Daniels HV, Seeliger CW. . „Corporate Venture Capital - der Weg zur erfolgreichen Erschließung neuer Technologien?Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 3, No. 3: 303–316.
    • Leker J, Spahr R. . ‘Strategic Change Accompanied by Shift of Core Competencies: A Study of Growth and Performance Effects.’ Contributed to the 2001 Globalization Conference – Cross-Border Business Combinations and Strategic Alliances of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft and the American Accounting Association.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Die Neuausrichtung der Unternehmensstrategie – Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse eines empirischen Forschungsprojektes.’ Contributed to the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.
    • Leker Jens. . ‘Reorientation in a Competitive Environment: An Analysis of Strategic Change.’ Schmalenbach Business Review 53: 41–55.
    • Leker J, Festel G, Hassan A, Bamelis P (Hrsg.): . Betriebswirtschaftslehre für Chemiker - Eine praxisorientierte Einführung. Berlin et al.: Springer Verlag.
    • Leker Jens. . „Bilanzratingsysteme zwischen Theorie und Praxis.“ In Außergewöhnliche Entscheidungen, herausgegeben von H. G. Gemünden, 275–303. München: Vahlen.
    • Leker Jens. . „Strategie.“ In Betriebswirtschaftslehre für Chemiker - Eine praxisorientierte Einführung, herausgegeben von Leker J, Festel G, Hassan A, Bamelis P, 74–88. Berlin et al.: Springer Verlag.
    • Hauschildt Jürgen, Leker Jens. . „Kreditwürdigkeitsprüfung, inkl. automatisierte.“ In Handwörterbuch des Bank- und Finanzwesens, herausgegeben von M. Steiner, 1460–1472. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.
    • Leker J, Salomo S. . ‘CEO turnover and corporate performance.’ Scandinavian Journal of Management , No. 16: 287–303.
    • Leker Jens, Salomo Sören. . „Die Veränderung der wirtschaftlichen Lage im Verlauf eines Wechsels an der Unternehmensspitze.“ Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung 2.
    • Leker Jens, Schewe Gerhard. . ‘Beurteilung des Kreditausfallrisikos im Firmenkundengeschàft der Banken.’ Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung 50, No. 10: 877–891.
  • Memberships

    • Member of SFB/Transregio 61 "Multilevel Molecular Assemblies- Structure, Dynamics and Functions" (2008 - 2012)
    • Academic leader of the modular programme "Geprüfter Projektmanager Wirtschaftschemie GDCh" and "Geprüfter Wirtschaftschemiker GDCh"
    • Academic leader of the educational programme “DVFA-Credit-Analyst”
    • Member of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
    • Chair of the DVFA commission “Rating standards”
    • Member of the board of trustees of the member’s journal for the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker „Nachrichten aus der Chemie“ (2001-2007)
    • Member of the management team of CenTech
    • Member of the working committee "Zukunftsforschung & Innovationsmanagement" of the DECHEMA e.V.
    • Member of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft – Dt. Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
    • Board member of the journal "Corporate Finance biz"
    • Board member of the journal " KSI" (Krisen-, Sanierungs- und Insolvenzberatung)
    • Board member of the writing sequence " Betriebswirtschaftliche Studien in forschungsintensiven Industrien"
    • Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Business Chemistry"
    • Member of the jury "Falling Walls-Cologne"
    • Member of the jury des Handelsblatt Stratley Awards
    • Member of the jury of the Meyer-Galow-Preises for Business Chemistry
  • Academic self-government

    • since October 2018 chairman of tax commission of the senate of the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    • since October 2016 selected member at the senate of the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    • since 2009 board member at the battery research center (MEET)
    • since 2008 member in the core team of the association for chemistry and economy (VCW)
    • Chairman of the senate commission for "Budget und Bauangelegenheiten" (KBB) of the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2005-2010)
    • Dean of the Department of chemistry and pharmacy of the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2002-2005)
    • Member in the International Graduate College "Template Directed Chemical Synthesis" of the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (2001-2005)
    • Dean of the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science of the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2002-2004)
    • Chairman of the commission for planning the  "Diplomstudienganges Wirtschaftschemie" (2000-2002)
    • Advisory member of the commission "Diplomstudiengang Wirtschaftschemie" (2000-2002)
  • Referee

    Referee for:

    • Journal of Product Innovation Management
    • Research Policy
    • Long Range Planning
    • Technology Forecasting & Social Change
    • Technovation
    • Journal of Management Studies
    • Foresight
    • Engineering Management Journal
    • Corporate Finance
    • Drug Discovery Today
    • Expert systems with Applications
    • Scientometrics