Dr. Jana Maria Kleibert
Research Associate | Dynamics of Economic Spaces

Since July 2015 Jana Kleibert is a post-doctoral fellow in the research department “Dynamics of Economic Spaces” at the IRS and honorary research fellow at the Geography department of the University of Manchester. She studied European Studies and International Relations in Amsterdam, Maastricht and Stockholm. In 2015 she defended her dissertation “Expanding global production networks: the emergence, evolution and developmental impact of services offshoring in the Philippines” at the University of Amsterdam. For this research project she conducted extensive fieldwork in Manila and Mumbai to analyse the local impacts of contemporary processes of globalisation in the services sector in the Global South. At the IRS, she continues her research on global production networks in the project “Geographies of Dissociation”, which is focused on forms of value creation in the global fur industry.

From 2011 to 2015 she researched and taught at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2014 Jana Kleibert was a guest researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Dr. Jana Maria Kleibert is working as an assistant professor in Economic Geography at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main [https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/66524418/01_profile] during the summer semester 2017 and winter semester 2017/2018 and is on leave for this period.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
knowledge economy
network research
Globalisation
Global production networs
Disciplines
geography
economical geography
urban studies
international relations
european studies
Foci in Methods and Concepts
expert interviews
semi-structured interviews
participatory observation
case study design

Projects

Ongoing Lead Projects

The lead project looks at new places of creative knowledge collaboration. These places go by different names, e.g. fab labs, coworking spaces or maker's spaces. What they all have in common, however, is the fact that they are permanent organisations which make workspaces and technical infrastructure available to users temporarily, thus demonstrating a high degree of social (curated) openness. more info

Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

This research project seeks to analyse processes of social construction of economic value from a spatial perspective, using the example of the global fur industry. The main idea is to combine two approaches. In the cultural geographic discourse, contributors highlight that commodities achieve high prices on markets if they are successfully associated with entities representing positive, extra-economic values. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2017
Beerepoot, N., Lambregts, B., & Kleibert, J. M. (Hrsg.) (2017). Globalisation and Services-driven Economic Growth: Perspectives from the Global North and South. (The Dynamics of Economic Space). Routledge.
Kleibert, J. M. (2017). Exclusive Development(s): Special Economic Zones an Enclave Urbanism in the Philippines. Critical Sociology. 10.1177/0896920517698538
2016
Kleibert, J. M., & Kippers, L. (2016). Living the Good Life?: The Rise of Urban Mixed-Use Enclaves in Metro Manila. Urban Geography, 37(3), 373-395. 10.1080/02723638.2015.1082799
Kleibert, J. M. (2016). Pervasive but Neglected: Conceptualizing Services and Global Production Networks. Geography Compass, 10(8), 333-345. 10.1111/gec3.12271
Kleibert, J. M. (2016). Global Production Networks, Offshore Services and the Branch-Plant Syndrome. Regional Studies, 50(12), 1995-2009. 10.1080/00343404.2015.1034671
Kleibert, J. M. (2016). On the Global City Map, but Not in Command?: Probing Manila's Position in the World City Network. Environment and Planning A. 10.1177/0308518X16663710
2015
Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Services-Led Economic Development: Comparing the Emergence of the Offshore Service Sector in India and the Philippines. in B. Lambregts, N. Beerepoot, & R. C. Kloosterman (Hrsg.), The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia: Offshore Business Process Outsourcing in Services Industries. (S. 29-45). (Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy; Nr. 149). London ; New York: Routledge.
Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Islands of Globalisation: Offshore Services and the Changing Spatial Division of Labour. Environment and Planning A, 47(4), 884-902. 10.1068/a140119p
Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Industry-Academe Linkages in the Philippines: Embedding Foreign Investors, Capturing Institutions?. Geoforum, 59(2), 109–118. 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.12.003
2014
Kleibert, J. M. (2014). Strategic Coupling in ‘Next Wave Cities’: Local Institutional Actors and the Offshore Service Sector in the Philippines. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35(2), 245-260. 10.1111/sjtg.12044

Selected Publications by Type

Anthologies
Beerepoot, N., Lambregts, B., & Kleibert, J. M. (Hrsg.) (2017). Globalisation and Services-driven Economic Growth: Perspectives from the Global North and South. (The Dynamics of Economic Space). Routledge.
Contributions to Anthologies
Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Services-Led Economic Development: Comparing the Emergence of the Offshore Service Sector in India and the Philippines. in B. Lambregts, N. Beerepoot, & R. C. Kloosterman (Hrsg.), The Local Impact of Globalization in South and Southeast Asia: Offshore Business Process Outsourcing in Services Industries. (S. 29-45). (Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy; Nr. 149). London ; New York: Routledge.
Journal Articles
Kleibert, J. M. (2017). Exclusive Development(s): Special Economic Zones an Enclave Urbanism in the Philippines. Critical Sociology. 10.1177/0896920517698538
Kleibert, J. M., & Kippers, L. (2016). Living the Good Life?: The Rise of Urban Mixed-Use Enclaves in Metro Manila. Urban Geography, 37(3), 373-395. 10.1080/02723638.2015.1082799
Kleibert, J. M. (2016). Pervasive but Neglected: Conceptualizing Services and Global Production Networks. Geography Compass, 10(8), 333-345. 10.1111/gec3.12271
Kleibert, J. M. (2016). Global Production Networks, Offshore Services and the Branch-Plant Syndrome. Regional Studies, 50(12), 1995-2009. 10.1080/00343404.2015.1034671
Kleibert, J. M. (2016). On the Global City Map, but Not in Command?: Probing Manila's Position in the World City Network. Environment and Planning A. 10.1177/0308518X16663710
Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Islands of Globalisation: Offshore Services and the Changing Spatial Division of Labour. Environment and Planning A, 47(4), 884-902. 10.1068/a140119p
Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Industry-Academe Linkages in the Philippines: Embedding Foreign Investors, Capturing Institutions?. Geoforum, 59(2), 109–118. 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.12.003
Kleibert, J. M. (2014). Strategic Coupling in ‘Next Wave Cities’: Local Institutional Actors and the Offshore Service Sector in the Philippines. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35(2), 245-260. 10.1111/sjtg.12044

Talks

2017

AAG Annual Meeting

April/08/2017 Boston

'Transnational Production Spaces' Workshop

February/21/2017 Berlin

2016

GPN@NUS Research Seminar Series

November/04/2016 Singapur

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2016

September/01/2016 London