Svenja Friess, M.Sc.

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-569

Areas of Interest:

Behavioral Foundations of Innovation: Knowledge Transfers among Individuals – Advice Seeking and Online Peer Learning, Gender Differences and Their Implications, Text Data Methods; Fields: Behavioral, Experimental and Organizational Economics

Academic Résumé

Since 09/2020
Research Appointment at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), Harvard Business School

Since 07/2019
Junior Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research) and at the Munich Graduate School of Economics, LMU Munich

07/2018 - 08/2018
Summer School, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

10/2016 - 03/2019
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Economics, LMU Munich

08/2014 - 01/2015
Exchange Semester, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

10/2012 - 08/2016
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics, Heidelberg University

Work Experience

02/2018 - 05/2019
Student Trainee, Webasto SE (Automotive Supplier, Departments: Corporate Strategy & Development, Global Business Development)

06/2017 - 03/2018
Graduate Research Assistant at the Social Sciences Experimental Lab (MELESSA), LMU Munich

04/2016 - 09/2016
Studentische Research Assistant, Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim

08/2015 - 10/2015
Internship, Deutsche Bank Research, Deutsche Bank AG

Honors, Scholarships, Academic Prizes

02/2013 - 03/2019
Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (merit-based scholarship)


Contributions to Collected Editions

Bechthold, Laura; Chugunova, Marina; Friess, Svenja; Hoisl, Karin; Rose, Michael (2021). Women in Creative Labor: Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Academics, in: Ulla Weber (ed.), Fundamental Questions. Gender Dimensions in Max Planck Research Projects (Schriften zur Gleichstellung, 51), 135-154. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI


    The Contingent Effect of Alliance Design on Alliance Dynamics and Performance: An Experimental Study
    Discussant, TIME Colloquium
    Institute for Strategy, Technology & Organization (LMU), Chair in Technology & Innovation Management (TUM), Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb
    Location: online

    Peer Interactions & Learning on a Platform / Updates on Advice Seeking 
    Research Seminar
    Location: online

    Can It Ever Hurt to Ask? Advice Seeking and Gender
    Behavioral Brownbag Seminar, LMU
    Location: Munich

    Can It Ever Hurt to Ask? Advice Seeking and Gender
    Research Seminar
    Location: Zugspitze