Research on innovation-based start-ups

Start-ups are an important driver in successful innovation systems. We are looking for new approaches and data sources in getting access to statistical analyses of start-ups at the regional, national and global level. Furthermore, new technological trends, like Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain, are also driven by start-ups. Therefore,…

Resilience and innovation

Contact: Knut Blind.

We understand resilience as the capacity of complex socio-economic or socio-ecological systems to continually change and adapt, but remain within critical thresholds. Consequently, resilience is closely related to sustainability. Therefore, we are interested in proposals to investigate the multidimensional and complex…

Standards as the key determinant for implementing Industry 4.0 technology successfully?

Contact: Knut Blind.

Smart Factory, cyber-physical systems, networks of intelligents, communicating objects, big data... - The list of topics discussed in the context of Industry 4.0 is extensive. A key question thereby is related to the role of standards in the implementation process of Industry 4.0 technology. So this thesis should particularly…

Technological sovereignty, strategic autonomy and further related concepts: Investigating the links to innovation

Following various changes in the global geopolitical landscape, there is an increasing call for securing technological, but also digital sovereignty. Edler et al. (2020) define technology sovereignty as "the ability of a state or a federation of states to provide the technologies it deems critical for its welfare, competitiveness, and ability to…

The interaction between innovation and the sharing economy

Contact: Knut Blind.

The concept of the sharing economy contributes certainly to sustainability. However, we are looking for works which analyse both the conceptual and empirical linkages between the various types of the sharing economy and innovation.

The role of innovation and standards in global value chains

Contact: Knut Blind.

The traditional trade of goods is on the one hand more and more complemented by direct investments in the target countries for export and on the other hand further differentiated within so-called global value chains (GVCs) ( where the production of the various components…

The Role of Regulations for Business Modell Innovation

Contact: Knut Blind.

Business Modell Innovation have been gained increasing attraction both by academics and practitioners in industry. Since this type of so comprehensive covering both value creation and value appropriation, they are confronted with several dimensions of the regulatory framework conditions. Popular examples are Uber and Airbnb…

The use of (Enterprise) Social Networks in the Public Sector and its Impact on Innovation / Networked Government

Contact: Knut Blind.

Fields of Study: Management, economics, business administration, engineering background (e.g. ICT)

Topic: Enterprise social networking (ESN) focuses on the use of online social networks or social relations among people who share business interests and/or activities. ESN is often a facility of enterprise social software…