Technology and Innovation Management

Felix Pinkow

Felix Pinkow completed the Bachelor's program in Economics with a major in Quantiative Economics at the University of Konstanz and worked as tutor for the courses Statistics I+II and Mathematics for Economists I+II. Subsequently, he began his Master studies in the Mannheim Master in Management program at the University of Mannheim and worked at the Chair of SME Research and Entrepreneurship, and finished his studies in September 2018. Since October 2018, he works as research associate and PhD Student at the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management. His major research interests are creativity, creative processes, and crowdfunding. He is currently active in teaching the modules Technology Management, Corporate Innovation Management and Organisation and Innovation Management. Supervised theses within these fields (Bachelor and Master) include leadership in an innovation context, business model innovation, antecedents to creativity and open innovation. In addition, he gained pracitcal experiences in the following organizations and fields:

  • German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce: Bilateral trade, marketing consulting, representation of Hannover Messe in Switzerland
  • Homburg & Partner: marketing consulting, project management
  • Roche Diagnostics: quality management, logistics, health care
  • KPMG: compliance consulting, risk management

Felix Pinkow

Research Associate

+49 30 314-26731

Organization name Technology and Innovation Management
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Room H 7107a
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Bachelor and Master Theses


Preferred topics: (Individual) creativity and reasons for creative behavior

  • Antecedents to creativity,
  • The role of creativity in the innovation process,
  • Types of creativity (divergent and convergent thinking processes),
  • The role of affect (emotions/moods) on creativity.

Further information can be found on our website for theses.


  • Organisation und Innovationsmanagement (Bachelor)
  • Corporate Innovation Management (Master)
  • Technology Management (Master)

Research Fields

Creativity and Innovation, Individual Creative Behavior, Affect and Creativity, Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing  



  • Pinkow, F. (2022). The impact of common success factors on overfunding in reward-based crowdfunding: An explorative study and avenues for future research. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Innovation, 18(1), 131-167.
  • Karachiwalla, R., & Pinkow, F. (2021). Understanding crowdsourcing projects: A review on the key design elements of a crowdsourcing initiative. Creativity and Innovation Management, 30(3), 563-584.
  • Pinkow, F., & Emmerich, P. (2021). Re-examining Crowdfunding Success: How the Crowdfunding Goal moderates the Relationship of Success Factors and Crowdfunding Performance. Central European Business Review, 10(3), 91-114.
  • Pinkow, F., & Iversen, J. (2020). Strategic objectives of corporate venture capital as a tool for open innovation. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity, 6(4), 157.
  • Schulze, J. H., & Pinkow, F. (2020). Leadership for organisational adaptability: How enabling leaders create adaptive space. Administrative Sciences, 10(3), 37.
  • Pinkow, F; & Emmerich, P. (2020). Crowdfunding: The moderating role of the funding goal on factors influencing project success. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES 2020), 506-520.
  • Ahrens, J. P., Hauer, A., Keese, D., Pinkow, F., Tänzler, J.K. (2016). Benchmark Familienunternehmen - Eine vergleichende Analyse für die Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar 2016. Institut für Mittelstandsforschung der Universität Mannheim (2016). Link:

Conferences & Workshops

  • Pinkow, F., Vanina, M., Emmerich, P. (2022). How Different Sources of Group Affect Heterogeneity impact Group Creativity. Paper presented at the 23rd CINet conference, 2022.
  • Karachiwalla, R., & Pinkow, F. (2021). Designing Crowdsourcing Contests for Ideation: Investigating the Relationship between Task Complexity, Specificity, Innovation Ambition, and Crowdsourcing Performance. Paper presented at the 18th International Open and User Innovation Conference, 2021.
  • Pinkow, F. (2021). Disentangling Creativity: A Cognitive Process Model of Creative Thinking. Paper presented at the 28th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) 2021.
  • Pinkow, F. (2020). Affect and Creativity: The impact of affective states on individual creativity. Research proposal presented at the JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA, September 18-19, 2020.
  • Pinkow, F.; Salomo, S.; Peña Häufler, B. (2020). Affect and Creativity. Paper presented at the 27th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC), June 8-9, 2020.
  • Pinkow, F.; Peña Häufler, B.; Salomo, S. (2020). The impact of affect on divergent and convergent thinking: A meta-analysis from an organizational perspective. Paper presented at the 3RD AEM and TIM PhD Programs Joint Paper Development Workshop, “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Internationalization: A Multidisciplinary Perspective”, May 25-26, 2020.
  • Pinkow, F. (2020). Overfunding of Crowdfunding Projects: Are crowdfunding success factors contributing to overfunding? Paper presented at the 3RD AEM and TIM PhD Programs Joint Paper Development Workshop, “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Internationalization: A Multidisciplinary Perspective”, May 25-26, 2020.


  • PDMA Dissertation Proposal Competition 2020 Winner (3rd)