Seminar  |  01.06.2022 | 15:00  –  16:15

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Gender Differences in Responses to Competitive Organization? Field Experimental Evidence on Differences Across Fields from a Product Development Platform

Kevin Boudreau (Northeastern University)


Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).

Prior research, primarily based on lab experiments, suggests that females might be more averse to competition than males and could be more inclined towards collaboration, instead. Were these findings to generalize to adults across the workforce, there could be profound implications for organizational theory and practice. This paper reports on a field experiment in which adults from a wide range of fields and ages were invited to join a product development opportunity. Individuals were randomly assigned to treatments framing the opportunity as either involving competitive or collaborative interactions with other participants. Among those outside of science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM), we find significant gender differences in willingness to participate under competition. Among those in STEM fields, we detect no statistical gender differences. These results and broader patterns documented in the study are consistent with significant heterogeneity in competitiveness across both men and women, with field and career sorting resulting in differences (in gender differences) across fields.


Ansprechpartner: Rainer Widmann

Munich Summer Institute (MSI)
Tagung  |  08.06.2022, 09:00  –  10.06.2022, 18:00

Munich Summer Institute 2022

Das Programm ist jetzt verfügbar.

Munich Summer Institute (MSI)

Das Munich Summer Institute (MSI) wird veranstaltet vom Center for Law & Economics der ETH Zürich, dem Lehrstuhl für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement der TUM, dem Lehrstuhl für Innovationsökonomie der TUM, dem Institut für Strategie, Technologie und Organisation der LMU München und dem Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb.


Programm (pdf)

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Webseite des MSI.

Seminar  |  15.06.2022 | 15:00  –  16:15

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Copyright, the Digital Services Act, and the New Wave of Platform Regulation - A UK Perspective

Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow)


Hybrid (Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10, und online)

The Digital Services Act (DSA) sets out numerous “due diligence” obligations for intermediaries concerning any type of illegal information. Copyright infringing content arguably is illegal content under the DSA, and accounts empirically for most take-down decisions by intermediaries. New rules on notice-and-action (Art. 14), statement of reasons (Art. 15), trusted flaggers (Art. 19), and measures and protection against misuse (Art. 20) add a level of specificity not found in the e-Commerce Directive (ECD), nor in the lex specialis of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive (Art. 17, CDSM). The UK chose not to implement the CDSM Directive, nor is the infringement of intellectual property rights a relevant offence that triggers new “duty of care” obligations under the Online Safety Bill published on 17 March 2022 (section 52(8)). However, the Bill also abandons the (Art. 15, ECD) prohibition of “general monitoring”, endorsing “proactive technology” and instituting a new regulatory system based on “codes of practice”. Codes of practice are essentially terms of service negotiated between “high-risk, high-reach” platforms and the regulator Ofcom, with significant executive powers for the Secretary of State. In contrast the proposed EU Digital Services Act only includes vague references to such self- and co-regulatory agreements under Art. 35 (“The Commission and the Board shall encourage and facilitate the drawing up of codes of conduct at Union level to contribute to the proper application of this Regulation”, with a focus on tackling “different types of illegal content and systemic risks”) and under Art. 36 (relating to online advertising). This talk will discuss opportunities and potential pitfalls for Copyright policy from these emerging Codes. Codes of practice and Codes of conduct imply ongoing revision and flexibility, which makes them a potentially attractive regulatory tool for fast developing industries and markets. Unlike statutes, Codes do not involve a complex legislative procedure. They can be more responsive to changing circumstances. On the other hand, a Code’s legal standing and enforcement conditions are often uncertain. State functions may be delegated to private firms without democratic scrutiny and appropriate procedural safeguards.


Ansprechpartnerin: Marina Chugunova

Seminar  |  22.06.2022 | 13:00  –  14:15

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Disambiguating Effects of Knowledge versus Demographic “Diversity” in the Innovation Process – Field Experimental Evidence from a Collaborative Product Development Platform

Nilam Kaushik (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, IIMB)


Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).

Recent research and popular debate suggest that there can be a positive relationship between diversity, or differences in team member characteristics, and performance in novel problem-solving. In this study, we take steps to disambiguate the causal effects of knowledge diversity versus demographic diversity (gender, race, age) on innovation performance. We report on a field experiment in which 834 adults engaged in an inherently multi-disciplinary product development problem. Team composition was randomly assigned, as was the degree to which teams were primed to engage in a collaborative orientation and work style. We find that performance effects of knowledge and demographic diversity are—to a striking degree—statistically separate, independent, and qualitatively distinct. Consistent with prior literature, the results indicate largely distinct implications of diversity on knowledge integration versus group problem-solving processes. Apart from this main goal of disambiguating diversity effects most broadly, the study contributes a series of results on causal effects of knowledge, gender, race, and age diversity in a field experimental context.


Ansprechpartnerin: Svenja Friess

Workshop  |  24.06.2022, 09:30  –  25.06.2022, 16:30

Shaping the Internet for the Future

Explorativer Workshop zum Thema Netzneutralität mit vier Panels

Da der Zugang zum Internet für digitale Geschäftsmodelle und Anwendungen unerlässlich ist, ist eine solide Regulierung des Internets von entscheidender Bedeutung für die Förderung der digitalen Innovation und die volle Nutzung der gesellschaftlichen Vorteile der Digitalisierung. Die Regulierung des Internets muss der dynamischen Bewertung von Kommunikationstechnologien, Geschäftsmodellen und Märkten Rechnung tragen. Vor diesem Hintergrund organisiert das Institut einen Workshop, der verschiedene Interessengruppen und Experten zusammenbringt, um ein besseres Verständnis des Internets im Hinblick auf die künftige Regulierung zu entwickeln.

Seminar  |  06.07.2022 | 15:00  –  16:15

Preview: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar mit Lorenzo Ductor

Lorenzo Ductor (Universidad de Granada)


Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).


Ansprechpartner: Michael E. Rose

Seminar  |  06.10.2022, 14:00  –  07.10.2022, 18:00

Florence Seminar on Standard-Essential Patents

Gemeinsam mit dem European University Institute - Badia Fiesolana

Das Florentiner Seminar zu standardessentiellen Patenten (SEPs) zielt darauf ab, eine eingehende Diskussion von etwa 14-16 ausgewählten akademischen Beiträgen anzuregen, die sich mit der Lizenzierung und den Rechtsstreitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit standardessentiellen Patenten befassen. Der Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf den gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen der Forschungsergebnisse.


Call for Papers

Bitte reichen Sie erweiterte Kurzfassungen oder vollständige Beiträge bis zum 31. Mai 2022 ein.

Die Annahmebestätigungen werden bis Mitte Juni 2022 verschickt.

Die endgültigen Fassungen der ausgewählten Beiträge sind bis zum 18. September 2022 einzureichen.


Weitere Informationen: Webseite der EUI