Prof. Dr. Diemo Urbig

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Journals, peer-reviewed

  • Geenen, N., Muehlfeld, K., Urbig, D. (in press) Foundations of innovativeness in the international arena: Foreign language use and creative performance. European Journal of International Management. doi: 10.1504/EJIM.2022.10045539. (pdf)
  • Mochkabadi, K., Kleinert, S., Urbig, D., & Volkmann, C. (2024). From distinctiveness to optimal distinctiveness: External endorsements, innovativeness and new venture funding. Journal of Business Venturing, 39(1), 106340. doi: j.jbusvent.2023.106340 (open access, Best paper Award at the International Conference on Crowdfunding Research 2022)
  • Huber, C., Dreber, A., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., Kirchler, M., Weitzel, U., ... & Holzmeister, F. (2023). Competition and moral behavior: A meta-analysis of forty-five crowd-sourced experimental designs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(23), e2215572120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2215572120
  • Kleinert, S., Bafera, J., Urbig, D., Volkmann, C. K. (2022). Access denied: How equity crowdfunding platforms use quality signals to select new ventures. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. doi: 10.1177/10422587211011945. (open access, Best Paper Award BTU 2024 (2nd place) for Senior Researcher)
  • Urbig, D., Procher, V.D., Steinberg, P.J., Volkmann, C. (2022) The role of firm-level and country-level antecedents in explaining emerging versus advanced economy multinationals' R&D internationalization strategies. International Business Review, 31(3), 101954. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101954. (open access, Runners-up for Best paper Published in The International Business Review 2022)
  • Schoss, S., Urbig, D., Brettel, M., Mauer, R. (2022) Deep-level diversity in entrepreneurial teams and the mediating role of conflicts on team efficacy and satisfaction. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 18, 1173-1203.  doi: 10.1007/s11365-020-00654-1 (open access)
  • Urbig, D., Reif, K., Lengsfeld, S., Procher, V. D. (2021) Promoting or Preventing Entrepreneurship? Employers’ perceptions of and reactions to employees’ entrepreneurial side jobs. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 172,121032. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2021.121032
  • Steinberg, Philip J., Urbig, D., Procher, Vivien D., Volkmann, C. (2021) Knowledge transfer and home-market innovativeness: A comparison of emerging and advanced economy multinationals. Journal of International Management, 27(4),100873. doi: 10.1016/j.intman.2021.100873 (open access)
  • Urbig, D., Bönte, W., Schmutzler, J., Curcio, A. F. Z., & Andonova, V. (2021). Diverging associations of dimensions of competitiveness with gender and personality. Personality & Individual Differences, 176, 110775. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2021.110775 (pdf, with scales in appendix)
  • Urbig, D., Muehlfeld, K., Procher, V., van Witteloostuijn, A. (2020) Strategic decision-making in a global context: The comprehension effect of foreign language use on cooperation. Management International Review, 60, 351-385. doi: 10.1007/s11575-020-00412-z (open access)
  • Urbig, D., Bönte, W., Lombardo, S., Procher, V. D. (2020) Entrepreneurs embrace competition: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field study. Small Business Economics, 55, 193-214. doi: 10.1007/s11187-019-00141-0 (open access)
  • Williams, D. W., Wood, M. S., Mitchell, J. R., Urbig, D. (2019) Applying experimental methods to advance entrepreneurship research: On the need for and publication of experiments (editorial). Journal of Business Venturing, 34, 215-223. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.12.003
  • Bönte, W., Procher, V, Urbig, D. (2018) Gender differences in selection into self-competition. Applied Economics Letters, 25(8), 539-543. doi: 10.1080/13504851.2017.1343441 (pdf)
  • Steinberg, P. J., Procher, V. D., Urbig, D. (2017) Too much or too little of R&D offshoring: The impact of captive offshoring and contract offshoring on innovation performance. Research Policy, 46(10), 1810-1823. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.08.008 (SITE Best-Paper-Award „Innovation Management“, 3rd place, pdf)
  • Bönte, W., Procher, V., Urbig, D., Voracek, M. (2017) Digit ratio (2D:4D) predicts self-reported measures of general competitiveness, but not behavior in economic experiments. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 238. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00238 (open access)
  • Lomberg, C., Urbig, D., Stöckmann, C., Marino, L.D., Dickson, P.H. (2017) Entrepreneurial orientation: the dimensions' shared effects in explaining firm performance. Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, 41(6),973-998. doi:10.1111/etap.12237 (Best empirical paper applying quantitative methods at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) Conference 2014, pdf)
  • Muehlfeld, K., Urbig, D., Weitzel, U. (2017) Entrepreneurs' exploratory perseverance in learning settings. Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, 41(4), 533-565. doi:10.1111/etap.12224
  • Bönte, W., Lombardo, S., Urbig, D (2017), Economics meets psychology: Experimental and self-reported measures of individual competitiveness. Personality & Individual Differences, 116, 179–185. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.04.036 (pdf, useful and already used for courses discussing methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences, incl. Economics and Psychology)
  • Schulz, M., Urbig, D., Procher, V. (2017) The role of hybrid entrepreneurship in explaining multiple job holders’ earnings structure. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 7 (June), 9-14. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2016.12.002 (pdf)
  • Gargalianou, V., Urbig, D., van Witteloostuijn, A. (2017) Cooperating or competing in three languages: Cultural accommodation or alienation? Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management (previously published as Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal), 24(1), 167-191. doi: 10.1108/CCSM-01-2016-0008 (pdf)
  • Gargalianou, V., Muehlfeld, K., Urbig, D., van Witteloostuijn, A. (2016) Foreign language anxiety in professional contexts - A short scale and evidence of personality and gender differences. Schmalenbach Business Review, 17(2), 195–223. doi:10.1007/s41464-016-0007-6 (pdf)
  • Bönte, W., Procher, V., & Urbig, D.(2016) Biology and selection into entrepreneurship: The relevance of prenatal testosterone exposure. Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, 40(5), 1121-1148. doi:10.1111/etap.1216 (Scott Shane discussing this article in the Small Business Trends)
  • Urbig, D., Terjesen, S., Procher, V. Muehlfeld, K., & van Witteloostuijn, A.(2016) Come on and take a free ride: Contributing to public goods in native and foreign language settings. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 15(2), 268-286. doi:10.5465/amle.2014.0338
  • Geenen, N., Urbig, D., Muehlfeld, K., van Witteloostuijn, A. Gargalianou, V. (2016) BIS and BAS: Biobehaviorally rooted drivers of entrepreneurial intent. Personality & Individual Differences, 95, 204–213. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.023
  • Schulz, M., Urbig, D., Procher, V. (2016) Hybrid Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: The Case of Firm Entry Deregulation. Journal of Business Venturing, 31, 272-286. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.01.002 (KSG Best Entrepreneurship Research Award at the 19th G-Forum - Annual Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference)
  • Esteve, M., Urbig, D., van Witteloostuijn, A., & Boyne, G. (2016) Prosocial Behavior and Public Service Motivation. Public Administration Review, 76(1), 177-187.
  • Procher, V, Urbig, D., Volkmann, C. (2013) Time to BRIC it? Internationalization of European family firms in Europe, North America, and the BRIC countries. Applied Economics Letters, 20 (16), 1466-1471. doi:10.1080/13504851.2013.815302
  • Urbig, D., Bürger, R., Patzelt, H., Schweizer, L. (2013) Investor reactions to new product development failures: The moderating role of product development stage. Journal of Management, 39(4), 985 - 1015. doi:10.1177/0149206311416120
  • Urbig, D., Monsen, E. (2012)  The structure of optimism: “Controllability affects the extent to which efficacy beliefs shape outcome expectancies”. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(4), 854–867. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2012.03.004
  • Urbig, D., Weitzel, U., Rosenkranz, S., van Witteloostuijn, A. (2012) Exploiting opportunities at all cost? Entrepreneurial intent and externalities. Journal of Economic Pychology, 33(2), 379-393. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2011.03.003
  • Weitzel,U., Urbig, D., Desai, S., Acs, Z., Sanders, M. (2010) The good, the bad, and the talented: Entrepreneurial talent and selfish behavior. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 76(1), 64-81. (erratum) doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2010.02.013; (also published as Chapter 2. In: Zoltán J. Acs (2015) Global Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Incentives, Edward Elgar, number 16552, pp. 24-41. doi:10.4337/9781784718053.00009)
  • Urbig, D. (2010) Base rate neglect for the wealth of interacting people. Advances in Complex Systems. 13(5): 607-619. doi:10.1142/S0219525910002761, (pdf)
  • Urbig, D., Lorenz, J., & Herzberg, H. (2008) Opinion dynamics: The effect of number of peers met at once. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(2)4, <>. (repec)
  • Lorenz, J. & Urbig, D. (2007) About the Power to Enforce and Prevent Consensus by Manipulating Communication Rules. Advances in Complex Systems 10(2), 251-269. doi:10.1142/S0219525907000982 (pdf)
  • Meister, M., Schröter, K., Urbig, D., Lettkemann, E., Burkhard, H.-D., & Rammert W. (2007) Construction and evaluation of sociologically inspired agents in hybrid settings. Approach and experimental results of the INKA project. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 10(1)4, <>.
  • Schröter, K., Urbig, D., Hans, N. (2005) Social Formation of Negotiation Space and Groups for Non-Isolated Multilateral Negotiations. Fundamenta Informaticae 67(1-3), 187-201.
  • Urbig, D. (2005) Weight-based Negotiation Mechanisms: Balancing Personal Utilities. Fundamenta Informaticae 67(1-3), 271-285.
  • Urbig, D. (2003) Attitude Dynamics With Limited Verbalisation Capabilities. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 6(1)2, <>

Papers in peer-reviewed proceedings

  • Urbig, D., Reif, K., Lengsfeld, S., Procher, V.D. (2021) Employers' reactions to employees' hybrid entrepreneurship. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research BCERC Proceedings. Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Mochkabadi, K., Kleinert, S., Urbig, D., Volkmann, C.K. (2020). Innovativeness and Legitimacy in Equity Crowdfunding. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (Best Paper Proceedings), 17184. (
  • Urbig, D., Monsen, E., Renko, M., Schjoedt, L., Tarabishy, A. (2014). Emergence of entrepreneurship: Locus of control moderating the effect of self-efficacy. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (Meeting Abstract Supplement), 14197. (  
  • Schoss, S. & D. Urbig (2012), Entrepreneurial Teams: Personality composition, conflicts, efficacy, and satisfaction (Summary). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 32(10)6. <>
  • Monsen, E.W., Urbig, D., Renko, M., El Tarabishy, A., Schjoedt, L. (2010) Explaining entrepreneurial intent and behavior: Moderating effects of efficacy and control beliefs (summary). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. 30(5), 251. <> (pdf).
  • Monsen, E. & Urbig, D. (2009) Entrepreneurs and perceptions of compound risk: Moderating effects of efficacy and control beliefs. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Best Paper Proceedings. 29(6), 255-270.<> (pdf).
  • an exteded version also published as: Monsen, E. & Urbig, D. (2009) Perceptions of Efficacy, Control, and Risk: A Theory of Mixed Control. In: A. Carsrud, M. Brannback (eds.) The Entrepreneurial Mind. Opening the black box. New York: Springer, pp. 259-281. 
  • Urbig, D.  & Weitzel, U.  (2009): A plea for individually ‘irrational’ entrepreneurship: how entrepreneurial overconfidence affects payoffs of an entrepreneurial population (summary). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 29(6), 300. <> (pdf).
  • Urbig, D. & Malitz, R. (2005) Dynamics of structured attitudes and opinions. In: Troitzsch, K.G. (ed.): Representing Social Reality, 206-212. (pdf)
  • Meister, M., Urbig, D., Schröter, K., & Gerstl, R. (2005) Agents Enacting Social Roles. Balancing Formal Structure and Practical Rationality in MAS Design. In: K. Fischer, M. Florian, & T. Malsch (Eds.): Socionics: Scalability of Complex Social Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3413, Berlin: Springer, 104-131.
  • Schröter, K. & Urbig, D. (2004) C-IPS: Specifying Decision Interdependencies in Negotiations. Multiagent System Technologies (MATES '04), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3187, Berlin: Springer, 114-125. 
  • Urbig, D., Monett Diaz, D., & Schröter, K. (2003) The C-IPS Agent Architecture for Modeling Negotiating Social Agents. Multiagent System Technologies (MATES '03), Lecture Notes in Computer Science,  2831, Berlin: Springer, 217-228. 

Book reviews

  • García-Díaz, C. & Urbig, D. (2010). Book review of “Morone, P., Taylor, R. (2010) Knowledge Diffusion and Innovation: Modelling Complex Entrepreneurial Behaviours” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 13(4). <>