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Prof. Dietmar Harhoff Receives Schumpeter School Award for Corporate and Economic Analysis
Today Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., director at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law and head of the Munich Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research (MCIER), has received the Schumpeter School Award for Corporate and Economic Analysis during a festive ceremony at Campus Freudenberg. The Schumpeter School of Business and Economics of the University of Wuppertal has awarded Prof. Harhoff in the presence of numerous guests from science, politics and economy for his pioneering contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship research.
The prize is awarded every two years to internationally renowned economists for outstanding scientific achievements in economic and innovation research. The prize is endowed with 10.000€, bestowed from the Schumpeter School Foundation and sponsored by Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal (City of Wuppertal Savings Bank). The first Schumpeter School Award winner was Prof. Dr. David Bruce Audretsch from Indiana University in 2011.
Yesterday during a Schumpeter School doctoral seminar Prof. Harhoff discussed the topic "Cumulative Thesis" with young economists and gave input on their research projects. Today a workshop at international level on "Inventors - Motives, Contexts, Effects" took place previously to the award ceremony. During the workshop experts approached the topics knowledge management, entrepreneurship and patent system.
The Schumpeter School Award refers to the namesake of the business school: Joseph A. Schumpeter is one of the most renowned economists of the 20th century. He taught and researched in Austria, Germany, and the US, engaged in economic policy, and, in 1926, substantially supported the founding of the magazine "Der deutsche Volkswirt" (The German National Economist), predecessor of "Wirtschaftswoche" (The German Business Weekly). Schumpeter is considered as one of the pioneers of innovation research and dealt in his fundamental research with the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for the economic development. The Faculty of Economics of the University of Wuppertal has extended its name in 2008 and is now called "Faculty of Economics- Schumpeter School of Business and Economics".
Frank Mueller-Langer Receives 2013 Sloan Economics of Knowledge Contribution and Distribution Grant
MPI economist receives external funding for his research on hybrid open-access formats in academic journal
Dr. Frank Mueller-Langer comes out on top in a competitive process of research funding: The Senior Research Fellow at the Munich Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research (MCIER, Team Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D.) of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (MPI) and Academic Coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI) receives a "Sloan Economics of Knowledge Contribution and Distribution Grant 2013". The award endowed with $11,000 goes to Dr. Mueller-Langer and Professor Richard Watt of the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, for their joint work entitled "The Hybrid Open Access Citation Advantage: How Many More Cites is a $3,000 Fee Buying You?".
In their research project, Mueller-Langer and Watt examine the effects that the hybrid open-access format, or HOA, introduced in recent years by publishers like Springer and the Oxford University Press in their academic journals has on articles' citation rates. The HOA format allows authors to publish their articles not only in the print journal but also, for a one-time fee of $3,000, in openly accessible electronic form. For Mueller-Langer and Watt, the support for this ongoing project not only means winning the prize competition of the Sloan Foundation, but is also a mark of distinction for their previous research on topics of open access. Further articles on the topic can be accessed under Mueller-Langer's author's page at SSRN.
The main project "The Economics of Knowledge Contribution and Distribution", which provides the thematic framework for Mueller-Langer and Watt's research project, is based at the Rotman School of Management and led by Professor Joshua Gans (University of Toronto) and Professor Fiona Murray (MIT Sloan). The aim of the project is an enhanced understanding of the economic factors of growth and the dissemination of knowledge. The Sloan Foundation currently provides funding for this project in the total amount of approximately $300,000 per year.
Dr. Frank Mueller-Langer has degrees in economics and business administration. He joined the MPI, where he is a Senior Research Fellow, in October 2008. He is currently working on issues of open access to academic publications and data.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was founded in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., then President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. It is a non-profit organization for the advancement of science based in New York City. The foundation lists its total assets at approximately 1.8 billion US dollar.