Department

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Innovation and entrepreneurship are important sources for the growth of modern economic systems and the enhancement of the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens. However, they can entail high economic and social costs and may cause major disruptions at the individual and societal level. In the context of digitalization, a number of new ethical questions arise which have an impact on the societal assessment of new technologies, new organizational forms and business models. By designing the framework conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship as well as through immediate interventions (e.g., incentive measures) policymakers are able to influence these processes. Another important field lies in the innovation management of companies which aims at improving the economic efficiency of innovation processes.

A profound scientific understanding of the causal relationships between the determinants and outcomes of innovation and entrepreneurship processes is necessary to successfully carry out such tasks. The department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research engages in research to explore and analyze these relationships from an economics perspective and contributes to the innovation discourse with other disciplines in close cooperation with the legal department of the institute.

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Field of Research
Innovation

 

Field of Research
Entrepreneurship

 

Field of Research
Innovation Motives and Behavior

 

Individuals or organizations pursue innovation for different reasons and in different ways. The studies in this field of research seek to understand these different forms of behaviors and motives leading to innovative outcomes. Some of the observed behaviors are difficult to reconcile with classical economics assumptions and thus of particular interest. To get a better understanding of the factors causing innovation, innovation motives and performance are analyzed at different levels, i.e., the individual, team, organizational and regional level. Recourse to the econlab is of particular relevance for these studies.

Projects

Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Disguising Selfishness

Dr. Marco Kleine

 
Dissertation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Foreign Language Effects on Creativity, Cheating and Cooperation

Stefan Nothelfer

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Informal Contacts in Hiring: The Economics Job Market

Michael Rose, Suraj Shekhar

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Patterns, Determinants and Outcomes of Inventor Mobility

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl, Matthias Dorner (Kooperation mit dem IAB Nürnberg)

 
Dissertation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Personality, Social Networks and the Performance of Inventors in Germany: Empirical Analyses of Survey and Patent Data

Dr. Christian Steinle

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Pressure in Crowdsourcing Contests

Jonas Heite, Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl

 
Externally funded project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

SFB / TRR 190

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer (LMU Munich), Dr. Fabian Gaessler, Dr. Marco Kleine, Zhaoxin Pu, Stefan Sorg, Dr. Anna Gumpert (LMU Munich), Markus Nagler (LMU Munich), Henrike Steimer (LMU Munich), Dr. Martin Watzinger (LMU Munich)

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Social Ties for Labor Market Access – Lessons from the Migration of East German Inventors

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Dr. Matthias Dorner (MPI and IAB), Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl (MPI and University of Mannheim), Dipl. Volkswirtin Tina Hinz (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg), Dipl. Soziologe Stefan Bender (Deutsche Bundesbank)

 
Externally funded project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

The Effect of Compliance Time in Patent Examination

Dr. Marco Kleine

 
Externally funded project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

The Effects of Inventor Mobility on Productivity in Agglomerations and Teams – Evidence Based on Linked Inventor Biography Data

Dr. Fabian Gaessler, Dr. Jörg Heining (IAB), Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl (MPI and University of Mannheim), Dr. Matthias Dorner (IAB), Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Felix Poege

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

The Impact of Language on Creativity, Change and Collaboration

Dr. Marco Kleine, Stefan Nothelfer

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

The Role of Incentives on Creativity

Dr. Marco Kleine