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Recherche en Science Politique (Relations Internationales)

Membre de

  • Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales
  • REPI
  • Anciens membres


University of Warwick

Université Libre de Bruxelles


Academic Degrees

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme, University of Warwick and L'Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2013-2016

M. Sc. in International Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, 2012

B. Sc. in International Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, 2009

Work Experience

2013: Sustainable Procurement Assistant at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

2011: Internship with Grontmij A/S

2007-11: Student assistant at Sociability ApS

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Jacob graduated with an M. Sc. in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School in December, 2012. He has worked in both the public and private sectors in the area of international development. In October 2013, he joined the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme on "Globalisation, the European Union and Multilateralism" as a PhD Fellow at the University of Warwick and L'Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Travaux sélectionnés

“Investigating the barriers to sustainable procurement in the United Nations,” Logistics Research Network Conference 2013, with N. Costa and A. Blecken

“Professional competition in policy dilemmas: Intellectual property rights and internet governance in Denmark,” 25th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Mini Conference on Professions, 2013

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Présentation des recherches

I am interested in the political economy of disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation is when firms make use of an innovation (e.g. a novel technology or business model) to create a new market and disrupt existing ones. This phenomenon is particularly interesting in the case of slow firms operating in fast markets. Slow firms are those firms that have a long history of institutional embeddedness and are already heavily regulated. Disruptive innovation can allow these firms to enter new, complex and rapidly evolving markets ('fast markets'). When asked to regulate these markets, policymakers face a considerable challenge: they have to work within the constraints of already-existing institutions and relationships to understand a new and often highly technical and fast-moving issue that current arrangements are woefully unprepared to handle. This dynamic changes the policy-making process in various, interesting ways and often leads to unexpected outcomes. 

I will be researching the political economy of disruptive innovation by examining the cases of hydraulic fracturing (shale gas), e-cigarettes, and digital piracy. 

Thesis: The Political Economy of Disruptive Innovation: Governing Slow Firms in Fast Markets. Supervisors: Leonard Seabrooke (CBS/Warwick), Jean-Frédéric Morin (ULB), Andre Broome (Warwick). External adviser: Cornel Ban (Boston University).