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Institut für Geographie und Geologie

Hardaker, Dr. Sina

Dr. Sina Hardaker

Chair of Economic Geography

Tel.: +49 931 31-83152
E-Mail: sina.hardaker@uni-wuerzburg.de

Institute of Geography and Geology
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg

Campus Hubland South
Geography Building
Room 129

Consultation during the semester break: by email and (due to the current situation) by telephone until further notice

  • Economic Geography
  • Retail Geography
  • Retail Reports
  • Special Economic Zones, Enterprise Zones, Foreign Trade Zones
  • Regional focus: China, Germany, Myanmar, UK, USA
  • Degrowth/Postwachstum

Employment

April 2016 – Present
Postdoctoral Researcher & Lecturer, Institute of Geography and Geology, Department of Economic Geography, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany.

May 2015 - March 2016
Regional Manager, Aldi Süd, Langenselbold

April 2014 - April 2015
Research Associate, Institute of Geography and Geology, Department of Economic Geography, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany.

July 2012 - January 2014
Regional Manager, Aldi Süd, Langenselbold

September 2011 - June 2012
Overland trip 50.000 km; From Australia to Germany for charity

August 2009 - September 2011
Product- and Sales Manager (Southeast Asia and India), Neue Wege Reisen

September 2007 - August 2008
Research Associate, Niederrhein University of Applied Science

 

Education

Ph.D, Economic Geography (Dr. - magna cum laude) at the Department of Economic Geography at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg (02/2014 – 12/2015)
Dissertation: „Development and Status Quo of the Internationalization of Grocery Retailing in China – Competition and Format Development“ (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Hahn)

Master (M.A. - with distinction)  at the Liverpool John Moores University (UK): Tourism and Hospitality Management Development (09/2010 – 09/2011)
Thesis: "In Search of Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility-Towards a Model for the Tour Operator Industry" (90%)   

Bachelor (B.Sc. - with distinction) at the Niederrhein University of Applied Science: Tourismus, Catering & Hospitality Services (09/2006 – 06/2009)
Thesis: "Social Responsibility in Entwicklungsländern" (1,0)

Peer-Reviewed

HARDAKER, S. und ZHANG, L. (in review) Retail divestment in China.

HARDAKER, S. (2020) Embedded enclaves? Initial implications of the development of special economic zones in Myanmar. In: European Journal of Development Research, 32:2, 404-430, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-020-00271-2 ; https://rdcu.be/b3jtA

HARDAKER, S. (2018) Retail Format Competition – The Case of Grocery Discount Stores and why they haven’t conquered the Chinese market (yet). In: Moravian Geographical Reports, 26:3, 220-227, DOI: http://www.geonika.cz/EN/research/ENMgr/MGR_2018_03.pdf

HARDAKER, S. (2018) Retail Revolution in China’ - Transformation Processes in the World’s Largest Grocery Retailing Market. In: Die Erde, 149:1, 14-24, DOI: http://www.die-erde.org/index.php/die-erde/article/view/274/pdf

HARDAKER, S. (2018) The Emerging Retail Market in Myanmar – An Institutional Perspective of Foreign Retailers’ Market Entry Decisions. In: International Business Research, 11:1, 19-33, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v11n1p19

HARDAKER, S. (2017) The changing role of international grocery retailers in China over time, 1978 - 2016. In: History of Retailing and Consumption, 3:1, 53-69, DOI: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2373518X.2017.1279870

 

Books and book contributions

HARDAKER, S. (2020) Internationalisierung des Einzelhandels - Einführung und Theorie. In: Hahn, B. and C. Neiberger (Hrsg): Geographische Handelsforschung. Springer Spektrum, S. 217 - 228

HARDAKER, S. (2020) Transiträume und internationale Einkaufsverflechtungen. In: Hahn, B. and C. Neiberger (Hrsg): Geographische Handelsforschung. Springer Spektrum, S. 239 - 248

HARDAKER, S. (2020) Internationalisierung des Lebensmitteleinzelhandels. In: Hahn, B. and C. Neiberger (Hrsg): Geographische Handelsforschung. Springer Spektrum, S. 249 - 260

HARDAKER, S. (2020) Der Wandel der Discounter zum bedarfsgerechten Nahversorger. In: Hahn, B. and C. Neiberger (Hrsg): Geographische Handelsforschung. Springer Spektrum, S. 35

HARDAKER, S. (2019) The Role of Special Economic Zones in Myanmar's Industrialization Process. In: Winterberger G. and Tenberg E. (Hrsg): Current Myanmar Studies: Aung San Suu Kyi, Muslims in Arakan, and Economic Insecurity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, S. 103 - 124  https://www.cambridgescholars.com/current-myanmar-studies

HARDAKER, S. (2015) Development and Outlook for Grocery Retailing Internationalization in China: Competition and Format Expansion within a Geographical Context. Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

 

Reviews

HARDAKER, S. (planned 2021): Rezension: Wolfgang Stierle, 2020, Über Leben in planetarischen Grenzen. Plädoyer für eine nachhaltige Entwicklungspolitik, oekom Verlag. In: Geographische Rundschau.

HARDAKER, S. (planned 2020): Rezension: Barbara Darimont, 2020, Wirtschaftspolitik der Volksrepublik China, Springer Gabler. In: Asien - The German Journal of Contemporary Asia

HARDAKER, S. (planned 2020): Rezension: Wolfgang Hirn, 2020, Shenzhen. Die Weltwirtschaft von morgen, Campus Verlag. In: Asien - The German Journal of Contemporary Asia

HARDAKER, S. (2020): Rezension: Jürgen Breuste, 2019, Die Grüne Stadt. Stadtnatur als Ideal,Leistungsträger und Konzept für Stadtgestaltung, Springer Spektrum. In: Geographische Rundschau. May/5, S. 54

HARDAKER, S. (2020): Rezension: Robert Musil, 2019, Immobiliengeographie: Märkte - Akteure - Politik, Westermann Verlag. In: Geographische Rundschau. April/4, S. 54

HARDAKER, S. (2019): Rezension: Rudolf G. Adam, 2019, Brexit. Eine Bilanz, Springer. In: Geographische Rundschau. November/11, S. 52

 

Other publications

HARDAKER, S. (planned 2021) E-Commerce in China - Taobao-Dörfer als Instrument für ländliche Entwicklung. In: Geographische Rundschau. GR Plus

HARDAKER, S. und RAUCH, S. (planned 2020) Covid-19: Ungleichheiten in New York City. In: Geographische Rundschau. GR Plus

HARDAKER, S. (2019) Wirtschaftliche und urbane Transformation in Großbritannien – die Rolle von Unternehmenszonen. In: Geographische Rundschau. GR Plus 10: 38-43

HARDAKER, S. (2019): Großbritannien vor dem Brexit In: Geographische Rundschau. GR aktuell. Online, 8/2019.

HARDAKER, S. (2018) Aldi in China – Markteintritt in Zeiten der Digitalisierung. In: Geographische Handelsforschung, Nr. 43, Juli 2018: 13-17

HARDAKER, S. (2018) Myanmars Einzelhandelslandschaft im Aufschwung? 07.02.2018 - MyanmarMemo - Myanmar Institut (online)

HARDAKER, S. (2017) Mögliche Auswirkungen einer Umgehungsstraße auf den innerörtlichen Einzelhandel – Ergebnisse einer Fallstudie. In: Geographische Handelsforschung, Nr. 42, Dezember 2017: 16-23

HARDAKER, S. (2016) Emmas Enkel. Ein Nachruf. In: Geographische Handelsforschung, Nr. 40, December 2016: 4-5

HARDAKER, S. (2016) Aldi, Lidl & Co.: Geht die Ära der Discounter wirklich zu Ende? In: Geographische Handelsforschung, No. 39, Juli 2016, S. 9 - 13

HARDAKER, S. (2016) Carrefour, Metro, Walmart & Co - Die Liberalisierung und Internationalisierung des chinesischen Lebensmitteleinzelhandels. In: Geographische Handelsforschung, No. 39, Juli 2016: 14 - 23

Selected presentations and sessions

  • Planned: October 2020: Applied Geography Conference (USA, virtuell, Session Organizer): "'Shifting retail landscapes – societal, economic and ecological implications."
  • September 2020: Colloquium on European Research in Retailing (Valencia, Spain): "'Testing the water' - Aldi Süd and Costco's (prior-) online market entry in China."
  • April 2020: American Association of Geographers (Denver, USA, virtuell, Session Organizer): "Exploring Embeddedness in the Development of Special Economic Zones."
  • February 2019: Uppsala Workshop on Development Challenges in Myanmar (Uppsala, Schweden, virtuell): "Foreign Direct Investment and Special Economic Zones in Myanmar."
  • July 2018: Global Conference on Economic Geography (Köln, Deutschland): “The Development of Special Economic Zones in Myanmar.”
  • July 2018: Colloquium on European Research in Retailing (University of Surrey, England): "International Expansion of Discount Grocery Retailers Revised."
  • May 2017: Jahrestagung des AK Geographische Handelsforschung (Würzburg, Deutschland): "Die sich wandelnde Rolle internationaler Lebensmitteleinzelhändler in China."
  • April 2017: American Association of Geographers (Boston, USA): "Development and Outlook for Grocery Retailing Internationalization in China."