StudiumBachelor / Master Wirtschaftwissenschaft
Seminar: Innovation Management (378082)

Course Outline

General Characteristics
Titel Seminar: Innovation Management   
Course Number 378082   
Semester WiSe 2022/23
Course Frequency Each winter term 
Content This course provides advanced insights on selected phenomena of Innovation Management such as open innovation, digital innovation, 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 

October, November, and 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 STATA
Software for Writing     Word, Zotero
Essay Length     Up to 8 pages all in (title page; body of text, tables, figures, references, declaration)
Consultations One meeting minimum, up to three meetings
Examination Components  Seminar essay (50%), presentation (50%)
Examiner Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege
Contact Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege
Group Work & Topic Assignment
Group Work No
Group Size -
Group Arrangement -
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 Online form (Link available from 1 September 2023 to 15 September 2023)
Pre-Registration Between 1 September 2023 and 15 September 2023 
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     15.12.2023 (might change)
Deadline Presentation  29.11.2023 (might change)
Presentation 30.11.2023 (might change)

Pre-Registration Form


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