Course Outline

General Characteristics

Titel

Seminar: Innovation Management   

Course Number

378082   

Semester

WiSe 2024/25

Course Frequency

Each winter term 

Content

This course provides advanced insights on selected phenomena of Innovation Management such as business model innovation, open innovation, artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, and eco-innovation. The participants will have the opportunity to address a research question empirically working with quantitative research methods. In their seminar essay and presentation, students will present their research findings in written and oral form.

Target Group    

Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften (PO 2018): Major / Minor Area Strategic Management
Master Wirtschaftsingenieur (PO 2018): Ökonomische Area Strategic Management    

Number of Participants

20

Language

English

Location

Internal

Partners

None

Schedule

Block course

Preparation of Essay 

November / December 

Requirements and Support

Course Objectives

After participating in the course, students will be able to

  1. distinctively identify a research question
  2. derive a conceptual model and hypotheses
  3. analyze panel data using quantitative research methods to answer the research question
  4. write and present a short research paper
  5. critically reflect on the work of other students     

Required Pre-Qualifications

(1) Solid command of English
(2) Basic knowledge of Innovation Management
(3) Active participation during sessions
(4) Willingness to apply quantitative research methods

Support Course Scientific Work

None

Formal Guidelines  

Template Seminar Essay    

General Literature

References to basic literature will be provided in the first session

Basic Literature

Yes

Methodology

The participants will learn and use quantitative research methods (especially panel regression modelling) in a reflective and structured manner to analyze and discuss important concepts and phenomena in entrepreneurship research.

Software for Statistics

None

Software for Writing    

Word, Zotero, STATA

Essay Length    

Up to 8 pages all in (title page; body of text, tables, figures, references)

Consultations

One meeting minimum, up to three meetings

Examination Components 

Individual seminar essay (50%), group presentation (50%)

Examiner

Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege

Contact

Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege

Group Work & Topic Assignment

Group Work

Yes

Group Size

max. 3

Group Arrangement

Randomly assigned 

Topics

Open innovation, digital innovation, and eco-innovation 

Topic Assignment  

The participants develop their own topics in the above mentioned fields.

Type of Pre-Registration

Please use the online form  (Link available from 1 September 2023 to 15 September 2023)

Schedule

Pre-Registration

Between 1 September 2024 and 15 September 2024

Topic Presentation

Beginning of semester (mid October)

Topic Assignment

Beginning of semester (mid October)

Binding Registration

Beginning of semester (mid October)

Start Working Phase

Beginning of semester (mid October)

Deadline Essay    

15.12.2024

Deadline Presentation 

28.11.2024

Presentation

29.11.2023

Pre-Registration Form

 

Please use the online form

https://www.pob.uni-hannover.de/de/lehre/seminare/master/formular-seminar-master-ws