Innovation Economics


The Department of Innovation Economics offers interested and qualified alumni the opportunity for promotion.  Ph.D. candidates are offered comprehensive content support, access to information, institutions and networks, as well as assistance when applying for grants and scholarships offered by or for doctoral positions offered by domestic and foreign companies.  In coordination with various Fraunhofer Institutes, applications for the Fraunhofer TALENTA (for scientists) program will also be supported.

Within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) of EU-Horizon 2020, we provide Post-doc Positions in Social Sciences and Humanities. Please apply any time here at the Chair of Innovation Economics.

Completed Dissertations

NameTitleSecond OpinionDisputation
Ribeiro, B. C.The use of regulatory tools to foster innovation in the energy sectorProf. Dr. Michael Pollitt (Univ. of Cambridge); Prof. Dr. Andrè Tosi Furtado (UNICAMP)23.06.2023
Eisape, D.Digital Transformation in Context of Platform Business Models and Open Source: The Case of the German Standardization InstituteSen. as. Prof. Dr. Daniel Trabucchi (Politecnico di Milano)24.04.2023
Krüger, M.Exploring hyperlinks as a novel source of relational firm data in economic geographyProf. Dr. Tom Brökel (Univ. of Stavanger, BS)15.02.2023
Pohle, A.A behavioral perspective on the commercialization of knowledge and technologies from research to industryProf. Dr. Diemo Urbig (BTU Cottbus)15.12.2022
Misirlioglu, C.Wachstumsstrategie in der Energiewirtschaft: Essays zur Implikation und Relevanz strategischer Ausrichtungen in der deutschen EnergiewirtschaftProf. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen, Technische Universität Berlin15.06.2022
Böhmecke-Schwafert, M.Unraveling the Phenomenon of Blockchain Innovation. Five Studies on Blockchain`s Role for Economic and Sustainable DevelopmentProf. Dr. Nir Kshetri (Univ. of North Carolina)22.04.2022
Niebel, C.Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on InnovationProf. Dr. Paul de Hert (Unive. Brussel)29.03.2022
Ladu, L.Fostering the transition to sustainable circular bioeconomy: analysing the interplay of policy, innovation and sustainabilityProf. Daniela Thrän (DBFZ / UFZ Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Piergiusseppe Morone18.06.2021
Mirtsch, M.Exploring the Adoption and Diffusion of the International Management System Standard ISO/IEC 27001 for Information SecurityProf. Dr. Andrea Fried (Linköping University)11.12.2020
Pohlisch, J.The Quest for Innovation: Exploring the Potential of the CrowdProf. Marcel Bogers, PhD (Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Copenhagen, University of California, Berkeley), Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölze, MBA (Universität Potsdam)04.12.2020
Arisaktiwardhana, D.Introducing the Concept of Sustiianable Energy Efficiency Standards to Adress Climate ChangeProf. Dr. Karsten Neuhoff (TU Berlin)18.08.2020
Ramos, E. F.Data-Driven Innovation: Three Essays about the Impact of Data Access and Use on InnovationProf. Dr. Sascha Friesike (Universität der Künste Berlin)01.11.2019
Koch, C.Advancing Innovation in the Industrial Internet of Things through Standardization - 4 Essays on New Approaches and Developments in Standard SettingProf. Dr. Alexander Brem (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)25.10.2019
Große, M.The Potential of User and Community Innovation: Evidence from the Energy MarketProf. Dr. Christina Raasch (Kühne Logistics University Hamburg)06.09.2019
Bosbach, K. E.A Business Model Innovation Perspective: Strategic Development and Implementation of New Business Models in a Corporate SettingProf. Dr. Katharina Hölze, MBA (Universität Potsdam)27.08.2019
von Gruben, P.-V.Open Innovation, Product Platforms and Technological Transitions: A Microeconomic Analysis on the Role of Company, Committee and De-facto StandardsProf. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger (Universität Hohenheim)26.08.2019
von Laer, M.Innovation strategies of emergin markets: China`s use of standardisation as a strategic tool for global dominanceProf. Dr. Cornelia Storz (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)20.03.2019
Dziallas, M.Innovation decisions and characteristics in the new product development process - A focus on the front-end of the automotive innovation processProf. Dr. Sören Salomo (TU Berlin)13.07.2018
Müller, J.-A.Standardization and International Business: Evidence from German Micro DataProf. Dr. Michal Grajek (ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology)20.10.2017
Potekhina, A.An Alternative Perspective on IP Management. Empirical Evidence from MNCs' Practices in ChinaProf. Dr. Stefan Wagner (ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology)05.05.2017
Kang, M.Analysis of International Networks for Promoting: Systemic Eco-innovation in the Eras of Climate ChangeProf. Dr. Uwe Cantner (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)29.03.2017
Lazina, L.Company Standardization: Five Essays with a Focus on the Automotive IndustryProf. Dr. Geerten van da Kaa (TU Delft)16.12.2016
Rainville, A.Opening Innovation Procurement: Roles of Standardization, Collaboration & IntermediationProf. Jakob Edler, (University of Manchester)16.09.2016
Ploschka, A.R&D, Patents and Standards: Three Studies on the Application of Standards, the Involvement in Standardization and the Relation to InnovationProf. Dr. Stefan Wagner (ESMT Berlin, European School of Management and Technology)07.07.2016
Ramel, F.Macroeconomics of Interconnected Economies: An Empirical Study on the Influcence of Patents, Standards and Regulation on Global Value Chains and Economics GrowthDr. habl. A. Disdier (Paris School of Economics)03.03.2016
Kayser, V.Extending the Knowledge Base of Foresight - The Contributution of Text MiningProf. Carsten Dreher (FU Berlin)24.02.2016
Petersen, S.Four Studies on the Empirical Economics of Patenting and StandardizationProf. Bernd Ebersberger (MCI Management Center Innsbruck)20.08.2015
Fischer, SebastianFive Essays on Innovation Management through Venturing and Early InternationalizationProf. René Rohrbeck (Aarhus University Business and Social Sciences Department of Management)03.07.2015
Großmann, A.The Microeconomics of Standards : Five Essays on the Relation of Standards to Innovation and Inter-Firm RelationshipsProf. Dr. Geerten van da Kaa (TU Delft)07.05.2015
Knippel, J.Wertschöpfung als Bindemitglied zwischen betriebswirtschaftlicher und volkswirtschaftlicher Leistungsmessung - Der Informationsgehalt der Bruttowertschöpfung für die unternehmerische PraxisProf. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke (TU Berlin)10.03.2015
Rauber, J.Connecting Standardization, Patenting and Strategic Publishing in the Framework of Firms’ Innovation and Intellectual Property ManagementProf. Dr. Katrin Hussinger (Universität Luxemburg)16.10.2014
Raven, M.Ideas are Useless Unless Used: Knowledge Transfer in New Product Development in Life SciencesProf. Dr. Stefan Wagner (ESMT Berlin, European School of Management and Technology)12.09.2014
Bakhtiar, A.Management of Standards and Standardization in Indonesia: Perspectives from Innovation, the ISO Methodology, Organization Performance, Standardization Process and National Quality InfrastructureProf. Dr.-Ing. Roland Jochem (TU Berlin)15.07.2014
Lorenz, A.Unraveling the Paradox of External Knowledge Sourcing in an Era of Open Innovation, Appropriation, and Organizational LearningProf. Dr. Vareska van de Vrande (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)28.03.2014
Veer, T.Five Essays on the Effect of IP Infringement on Management and Company StrategyProf. Dr. Joachim Henkel (TU München)25.07.2013
Peuckert, J.Developing Systems of Environmental Innovation in Emerging Economies: Underming the Environmental Kuznets CurveProf. Dr. Rainer Walz (Universität Karlsruhe)20.03.2013
Goncalves, J.Six Essays on Quality Infrastructure: Measuring the Impacts, Designing Innovation and Developement PoliciesProf. Dr. Heike Schenk-Mathes (TU Clausthal)20.03.2013
Wakke, P.Five essays on standardization in the realm of servicesProf. Dr. Christiane Hipp (Universität Cottbus)25.09.2012
Neuhäusler, P.IPRs, Economic Performance and the Value of Patents - Five essays from Different PerspectivesProf. Michael Meurer (Boston University)14.09.2012
Pohlmann, T.Six essays on patenting and coordination in ICT stardardization: Empirical analyses of essential patents, patent pools, and standards consortiaProf. Dr. Tobias Kretschmer (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München) Prof. Dr. Yann Ménière (Cerna, Center of Industrial Econmics MINES PARIS Tech30.08.2012
Goluchowicz, K. M.Standardisation Foresight - An Indicator-based, Text Mining and Delphi MethodV-Prof. Dr. phil. Kerstin Cuhls (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)21.06.2012
Wachsen, E.Five Essays on the Interaction between Innovation and the Labor MarketProf. Dr. Claus Schnabel (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)13.06.2012
Hermanns, A.Anwender-Akzeptanz und Bewertung unbemannter Flugsysteme ("Drohnen") im Katastrophenschutz: Theorie, Empirie, Regulatorische ImplikationenProf. Dr. Wolf Rüdiger Dombrowsky (Steinbeis-Hoschule Berlin)24.02.2012
Frey, C. B.Intellectual Property Rights and the Financing of Technology InnovationDr. Robert Pitkethly (University of Oxford)16.12.2011
Gauch, S.Six essays on ICT standardization - Trends and perspectives on macro and micro levelProf. Dr. rer. oec. habil. Kai Reimers (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen)25.08.2011
Berger, geb.Köhler, F.Empirical Analyses of Company Patenting Behavior - Essays on the Role of Strategic Patenting, Standardization, Technology Exchange and Product PiracyProf. Bruno van Pottelsberghe, ULB Brüssel - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Mangement08.10.2010
Mangelsdorf, A.Five Essays on Management and the Economics of Standards and StandardizationProf. Peter Swann (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)15.09.2010
Cuntz, A.Three essays on open innovation, technological and institutional changeProf. Dr. Uwe Cantner (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena)21.07.2009