Dr. Roland A. Stürz

Senior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-563
roland.stuerz(at)ip.mpg.de

Interessensbereiche:

Industrieevolution und technologischer Wandel; Digitalisierung und rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen; Innovationspolitik; Prozessmodelle für die Neuproduktentwicklung

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Seit 2013
Wissenschaftlicher Referent am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

2013
Dr. oec. publ. - Dissertation: "Lokale Agglomeration, Markteintrittsbedingungen, vertikale Industriestrukturen und das Überleben von Firmen" an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2008 - 2010
Master of Business Research (MBR) - postgraduales Studium Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2007 - 2013
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Doktorand am Institut für Innovationsforschung, Technologiemanagement und Entrepreneurship (Prof. D. Harhoff, Ph.D.) der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2007
Dipl.-Kfm. - Diplomarbeit: "Industrieevolution - Theoretische Konzepte, empirische Befunde und Analyse der historischen Entwicklung der Nürnberger Motorradindustrie"

2004 - 2007
Diverse praktische Tätigkeiten u.a. bei Nexolab, Siemens und Allianz

2004 - 2006
Studium der Kommunikationswissenschaft an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2002 - 2007
Studium der der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München sowie an der Copenhagen Business School, Dänemark.
Schwerpunkte: Innovationsmanagement (Prof. D. Harhoff, Ph.D.) und Marketing (Prof. Dr. A. Meyer)

Ehrungen und wissenschaftliche Preise

2013
Dissertationspreis des Forums Münchner Betriebswirte e.V. für eine Promotion mit summa cum laude

2008
Förderpreis des Forum Münchner Betriebswirte e.V. in Kooperation mit KPMG als bester Absolvent der Fakultät im Wintersemester 2007/2008

Publikationen

Artikel in referierten Fachzeitschriften

Stuerz, Roland; Suyer, Alexander; Harhoff, Dietmar; Hilty, Reto M. (2018). The Use of Copyright Protected Creative Online Content by German Consumers, Medien und Recht International, 15 (2), 51.

  • The question of how copyright-protected content is used on the Internet and, particularly, which conclusions should be drawn from users’ behaviour has been the subject of intense debate for years. To what extent do Internet users download, stream or share content like music, films, series or Video games? What is the share of paid compared to free use? Do users consider their own conduct to be legal, and what are their motives for choosing potentially illegal forms of use? The research project carried out by the economic and legal departments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition examines these issues gathering data with a large-scale, representative quantitative Survey of German consumers and analysing it.

Beiträge in Sammelwerken

Harhoff, Dietmar; Stuerz, Roland; Suyer, Alexander (2018). Impulse für Sprunginnovationen in Deutschland, in: Dietmar Harhoff, Henning Kagermann, Martin Stratmann (Hg.), (2018). Impulse für Sprunginnovationen in Deutschland (acatech Diskussion), München: Herbert Utz Verlag.

Monographien

Stuerz, Roland (2014). Industrieevolution: Lokale Agglomeration, Markteintrittsbedingungen, vertikale Industriestrukturen und das Überleben von Firmen. München: Verlag Dr. Hut.

    Diskussionspapiere

    Harhoff, Dietmar; Hilty, Reto M.; Stuerz, Roland; Suyer, Alexander (2018). Nutzung urheberrechtlich geschützter Inhalte im Internet durch deutsche Verbraucher - Ergebnisübersicht einer repräsentativen quantitativen Erhebung. München: Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb.

    Stuerz, Roland (2015). Imprinting and Inertia – Density Delay Revisited, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 15-16.

    • The study builds on previous research in the domain of organizational ecology and derives hypotheses about delayed effects of the competitive intensity at the time of founding of a new organization on mortality rates. It is argued that on the one hand, old incumbent organizations with more industry experience exert more competitive pressure than younger ones. On the other hand, a situation at founding where incumbents have to spread their competitive efforts among different entry cohorts should be favorable for new organizations. Data on four populations of motorcycle producers in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia are used to test these predictions. Empirical results provide support for the hypotheses in the first three populations. Conflicting results for Australia might be explained with the special evolution of the industry there. As it is known, estimated effects of the density at founding in various populations usually can explain only part of the observed declines of the number of organizations after a peak (Carroll and Hannan, 2000). However, the implemented measures in this study yield lager effects than the estimated classical density delay effect alone in three of the populations. Hence, the study extends the existing theory helping to explain generally observable evolutionary patterns more fully. Furthermore, it provides important theoretical insights in the historical path-dependency of the evolution of industries and in firm survival.
    • Available at SSRN

    Stuerz, Roland (2014). Evolution and Firm Survival in Vertically Related Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research Paper, No. 14-04.

    • Research on the evolution of industries has devoted little attention to the development of vertical structures of firms and the emergence of new, specialized supplier populations along the value chain of an industry as industries mature. The change of the vertical industry structure and the co-evolution of subpopulations of suppliers lead to the creation of an interdependent community of organizational populations. However, the impact of vertically related upstream suppliers on the survival of downstream end product manufacturers remains under-researched. This study addresses this research gap and explores the impact of upstream suppliers on downstream survival of all German piano manufacturers (1705-1929). Quantitative event history analyses show that the number of suppliers of the most important core components exhibits a positive effect on firm survival of piano manufacturers. However, the number of firms in other supplier subpopulations does not always affect the exit rates of quality and non-quality end product manufacturers in the same way, which is probably related to the different degree of vertical integration of these two types of firms. The study contributes to the understanding of the forces driving industry evolution and firm survival and makes it easier to predict long-term industrial developments.
    • Available at SSRN

    Vorträge

    29.06.2016

    Firm Survival in Vertically Related Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    Nineteenth Annual Meeting of Organizational Ecologists

    Ort: Catania, Italien


    20.10.2015

    Evolution of Vertically Related Industry Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    Research and Doctoral Seminar Durham University Business School

    Ort: Durham, Großbritannien


    11.08.2015

    Evolution of Vertically Related Industry Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

    Ort: Vancouver, Kanada


    17.06.2015

    Evolution of Vertically Related Industry Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    The DRUID Society Conference

    Ort: Rom, Italien


    05.08.2014

    Firm Survival in Vertically Related Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

    Ort: Philadelphia, USA


    17.06.2014

    Firm Survival in Vertically Related Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    The DRUID Society Conference

    Ort: Kopenhagen, Dänemark


    28.05.2014

    Imprinting and Inertia - Density Delay Revisited

    Canadian Sociological Association Annual Congress

    Ort: St. Catharines, Kanada


    29.01.2014

    Firm Survival in Vertically Related Populations: The Case of the German Piano Industry

    TIME Kolloquium Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität / Technische Universität München

    Ort: München


    04.07.2012

    Imprinting and Inertia - Density Delay Revisited

    International Schumpeter Society Conference

    Ort: Brisbane, Australien


    26.05.2011

    Imprinting and Inertia - Density Delay Revisited

    Competition and Innovation Summer School

    Ort: Turunç/Marmaris, Türkei


    22.12.2010

    Imprinting and Inertia - Density Delay Revisited

    TIME Kolloquium Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität / Technische Universität München

    Ort: München


    26.01.2010

    Firm Location, Market Entry and Survival: Insights from 100 Years of the Austrian Motorcycle Industry

    TIME Kolloquium Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität / Technische Universität München

    Ort: München

    Lehrveranstaltungen

    2014 - 2017

    Innovationspolitik (Master-Niveau)

    Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) München


    2008 - 2017

    Quantitative Forschungsmethoden (Bachelor-, Master- und Doktoranden-Niveau)

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


    2008 - 2013

    Innovationsmanagement (Bachelor- und Master-Niveau)

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

    Projekte