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Seminar: Innovation & Entrepreneurship II (378069)

Seminar: Innovation & Entrepreneurship II (378069)


General Characteristics
Titel Seminar: Innovation & Entrepreneurship II     
Course Number378069    
SemesterSummer term 2021
Course Frequency Each summer term 
Content This course provides an introduction to empirical research in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. The participants will have the opportunity to address a research question theoretically and empirically by developing and testing their own hypotheses. The students will be trained in STATA to perform their econometric analyses on data from the German version of the European Community Innovation Survey. In their seminar essay and presentation, students will present their research findings in written and oral form. Beyond that, they will critically and constructively discuss the essay of a fellow student.
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
LocationInternal (tbd)
ScheduleBlock course

Preparation of Essay 

During first weeks of the semester
Requirements and Support
Course Objectives

After participating in this course, students are able to:
(1) develop and test hypotheses pertaining to a research question from the field of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
(2) conduct econometric analyses with STATA
(3) report research findings by means of a short research essay in English
(4) present research findings by means of a scientific presentation in English    

Required Pre-Qualifications

(1) Solid command of English
(2) Basic knowledge of econometric analyses, and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
(3) Active participation during lab sessions
(4) Willingness to engage in comprehensive literature research
(5) Exchange and Erasmus students are cordially invited to apply for participation in this course    

Support Course Scientific Work None
Formal Guidelines  Template Quantitative Seminar Essay    
General Literature

Adkins, L.C., & Hill, R.C. 2011. Using Stata for Principles of Econometrics, Fourth Edition. Wiley.

Foege, J.N., Salge, T.O., Piening, E.P. 2017. Don’t get caught on the wrong foot: A resource- based perspective on imitation threats in innovation partnerships. International Journal of Innovation Management, 21(03): 1750023-1 – 1750023-42.

Laursen, K, & Salter, A., 2006. Open for innovation: the role of openness in explaining innovation performance among U.K. manufacturing firms. Strategic Management Journal, 27(2): 131–150.

Basic Literature Yes
Methodology Quantitative analysis of phenomena related to innovation and entrepreneurship using STATA with a focus on regression analyses.
Software for Statistics STATA
Software for Writing    Word, Zotero
Essay Length     Up to 6,000 words (incl. Title Page, Abstract, and References)
Consultations One meeting minimum, up to three meetings
Examination Components  Seminar essay (70%), presentation (20%), discussion (10%)
Examiner Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege
Contact Prof. Dr. Johann Nils Foege
Group Work & Topic Assignment
Group WorkYes
Group Sizemax. 5
Group Arrangement Based on preferences 
Topics Topics will be assigned in the first session
Topic Assignment   Based on preferences, per drawing of lots if needed 
Type of Pre-Registration Online form, available 01. March - 15. March 2021
Pre-Registration 01. - 15. March 2021
Topic Presentation tbd
Topic Assignment tbd
Binding Registration 31. March 2021
Start Working Phase tbd
Deadline Essay    tbd
Deadline Presentation tbd
Presentation tbd, link will be provided

Pre-Registration Form

Please use the Online Form