Main Research

Abteilung I - ABWL, insb. Innovations-und Dienstleistungsmanagement

Information about the research in our department

  • Innovation processes and innovation sources of providers of industrial services.
  • Service engineering, service level management, and basics of services management.
  • Modularization of services.
  • New theory and practice developments in management and organization of companies.
  • Organizational forms as well as planning and controlling tools for innovation processes in private companies.
  • Internationalization especially in Central European and Eastern European countries.
  • Macroeconomic frame conditions for innovation processes in companies (patent law, liability law, competition).
  • Technological competitiveness of companies, regions, and countries.
  • Licensing as a tool of technology exploitation and technology acquisition.
  • Innovations in the healthcare sector (especially in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • New institutional economics (Agency Theory).
  • Resource-based View of the firm.
  • Dynamic Capabilities.
  • Absorptive Capacities.
  • Ambidexterity.
  • Structural equation modeling.
  • Cluster analysis.
  • Analysis of variance.
  • Regression analysis.
  • Case study research.
  • Quantitative and qualitative empirical innovation research.
  • Bibliometric methods.

1. new questions, new perspectives, and new results enrich the academic discussion,

2. it leads to publications in learned journals, and

3. it is received by practitioners and consulted for problem solving

Research is not an end in itself. Only teaching at universities, scientific publications and communicating research results to the public bring the potential benefits of academic research completely to bear. We pay attention to the proper use of methods and the compliance with ethical standards in research.


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