Razieh Nejabat Copyright: © FCN-ECO


Razieh Nejabat

Chair for Energy Economics and Management (FCN-ECO)

Research Associate


Building: 4120

Room: 10.26

Mathieurstraße 10

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80-49837
Fax Fax: +49 241 80-49829

Office Hours

by appointment

Research Interests

  • Energy Transition
  • Energy Economics
  • Technological Changes
  • Niche Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Razieh Nejabat earned her bachelor degree in physics from K.N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran. Then she turned towards more applied sciences and obtained her master degree in executive management at Industrial Management Institute, Tehran. Following that line of study, she pursued her PhD in Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, focussing on energy transition analysis and the role of small high-tech firms in this market. She joined FCN as a research associate in 2022.



Journal Articles (full scholarly peer-review)
Van Geenhuizen, M., Nejabat, R. (2021). Municipalities’ Policy on Innovation and Market Introduction in Sustainable Energy: A Focus on Local Young Technology Firms. Energies, 14, 1094. [DOI]
Nejabat R., Van Geenhuizen M. (2019). Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking in Sustainable Energy: University Spin-Off Firms and Market Introduction in Northwest Europe, Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 11(24). [DOI]

Working Papers
Schöpper Y., Digmayer C., Bartusch R., Ebrahim O., Hermens S., Nejabat R., Steireif N., Wendorff J., Jakobs E.-M., Lohrberg F., Madlener R., Mütze-Niewöhner S., Reicher C., Böschen S. (2023). Developing a Niche Readiness Level Model to Assess Socio-Economic Maturity: The Case of DC Technologies in the Transition to Flexible Electrical Networks, FCN Working Paper No. 11/2023, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, August.

Contributions to Conferences and Workshops
R. Nejabat, Van Geenhuizen M. (2019). University Spin-off Firms and Market Introduction of Sustainable Energy Inventions. 14th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE19), September 19–20, 2019, Kalamata, Greece.
Van Geenhuizen M., Nejabat R. (2018). Market Introduction and Scaling-up of University Spin-offs in Sustainable Energy Innovation: No Birds of One Feather, Workshop ‘From Start-up to Scale-up’, October 29–30, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.
Van Geenhuizen M., Nejabat R. (2017). ‘Time is money’. How critical events and periods influence time to market among innovation spin-off firms. Conference on technology based entrepreneurship 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Nejabat R., Van Geenhuizen M (2016). University spin-offs’ role in sustainable energy innovation: how to deal with the ‘valley of death’ among other factors?, 18th Conference on the Economics of Infrastructures, May 26, 2016, Delft, The Netherlands.
Van Geenhuizen M., Nejabat R., Qing Y. (2014). University spin-off entrepreneurship and responsible innovation: An exploration of forces in valorization, Third International Conference on Responsible Innovation, May 21–22, 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Nejabat, R. (2010). The Organizations and the Dimensions of Organizational Culture. Management Journal of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, No. 23, p.73-79, April 2010.
Nejabat, R. (2008). The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership. Management Scientific Quarterly, Iran, Qom University, No. 8, p.25-33. November 2008.

Books/Book Chapters
Van Geenhuizen M., R Nejabat R., Stek P. (2021). Large cities as the cradle of sustainable energy innovation, in: Roberto Patuelli, Soushi Suzuki (Hrsg.), A Broad View of Regional Science, Springer, Singapore, pp. 329-345. ISBN: 978-981-33-4098-5
Nejabat R., Taheri M., Scholten V., Van Geenhuizen M. (2018). University Spin-offs’ Steps in Commercialization of Sustainable Energy Inventions in Northwest Europe, in: Van Geenhuizen M, Holbrook J.A., Taheri, M. (Hrsg.) Cities and Sustainable Technology Transition, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 59-87. ISBN: 978-1-78347-676-3