Sonja Opper

Professor, Habilitation, Ph.D

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economics


My main research area concerns the study of institutions and social networks in explaining economic behavior. Current research topics include the emergence of distinct institutional arrangements in transition ecobomies, the emergence of entrepreneurial and innovation clusters in developing and developed economies. Methods applied include quantitative and qualitative survey methods, experimental games and tasks as well as standard tools of social network analysis. 


My areas of teaching include courses on China's Economy, markets and institutions, development issues and introductory courses in New Institutional Economics.

Recent research outputs

Burt, R. S., Bian, Y. & Sonja Opper 2018 Jul In : Social Networks. 54, p. 12-25 14 p.

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Burt, R. S. & Sonja Opper 2017 Sep In : Management and Organization Review. 13, 3, p. 497-537 41 p.

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Sonja Opper, Nee, V. & Hj Holm 2017 Aug In : Academy of Management Journal . 60, 4, p. 1504-1530 27 p.

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