Institut für Technologie und Management (ITM)

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Overcoming barriers to successfully commercializing carbon dioxide utilization

Kant, Marvin (2017)

The successful transition to a low-carbon economy hinges on innovative solutions and collaborative action on a global scale. Sustainable entrepreneurship is thereby recognized as a key driver in the creation and transformation of ecologically and socially sustainable economic systems. The purpose of this article is to contribute to this topic by understanding commercialization barriers for stro...

Hospital volume and mortality for 25 types of inpatient treatment in German hospitals

Nimptsch, Ulrike ; Mansky, Thomas (2017)

Objectives To explore the existence and strength of a relationship between hospital volume and mortality, to estimate minimum volume thresholds and to assess the potential benefit of centralisation of services. Design Observational population-based study using complete German hospital discharge data (Diagnosis-Related Group Statistics (DRG Statistics)). Setting All acute care hospitals in...

Integrated diabetes care delivered by patients

Struckmann, Verena ; Barbarella, Francesco ; Dimova, Antoniya ; Ginneken, Ewout van (2017)

Increasing numbers of persons are living with multiple chronic diseases and unmet medical needs in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian ‘Diabetic care’ non-profit (DCNPO) programme aims to provide comprehensive integrated care focusing on people with diabetes and their co-morbidities. Methods: The DCNPO programme was selected as one of eight ‘high potential’ programmes in the Innovating Care for People ...

An alternative perspective on IP management

Potekhina, Anna (2017)

The intellectual property rights (IPR) appropriation from the company’s perspective is, first of all, associated with coordinated actions on obtaining and enforcing of the respective intellectual property rights, such as patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. In developed economies with strong intellectual property (IP) systems companies traditiona...

Health technology assessment of medical devices in europe: processes, practices, and methods

Fuchs, Sabine ; Olberg, Britta ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Busse, Reinhard (2016)

Objectives: To review and compare current Health Technology Assessment (HTA) activities for medical devices (MDs) across European HTA institutions. Methods: A comprehensive approach was adopted to identify institutions involved in HTA in European countries. We systematically searched institutional Web sites and other online sources by using a structured tool to extract information on the role a...

Taxonomy of medical devices in the logic of health technology assessment

Henschke, Cornelia ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Perleth, Matthias ; Busse, Reinhard (2015)

Objectives: The suitability of general HTA methodology for medical devices is gaining interest as a topic of scientific discourse. Given the broad range of medical devices, there might be differences between groups of devices that impact both the necessity and the methods of their assessment. Our aim is to develop a taxonomy that provides researchers and policy makers with an orientation tool o...

Considering equity in health technology assessment: an exploratory analysis of agency practices

Panteli, Dimitra ; Kreis, Julia ; Busse, Reinhard (2015)

Objectives: Equity is one of the founding principles in most healthcare systems. Financial constraints entail an increased risk of exacerbating inequities and a greater need for evidence-based decisions. It is, therefore, both important and timely to enquire how equity can be addressed in health technology assessment (HTA) practice. We aimed to explore related practices from a broad range of HT...

How health technology assessment agencies address the issue of unpublished data

Kreis, Julia ; Panteli, Dimitra ; Busse, Reinhard (2014)

Objectives: Reporting bias potentially threatens the validity of results in health technology assessment (HTA) reports. Our study aimed to explore policies and practices of HTA agencies regarding strategies to include previously unpublished data in their assessments, focusing on requests to industry for unpublished data. Methods: We included international HTA agencies with publicly available me...

Contingency factors on university spin-off formation: an empirical study in Germany

Lautenschläger, Arndt ; Haase, Heiko ; Kratzer, Jan (2014)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate contingency factors on the emergence of university spin-off firms. The institutional and organisational factors the paper explores comprise the transfer potential of the university, the strategy and characteristics of the University Technology Transfer Organisations and specific support for spin-off formation. Design/methodology/approach – B...

Governing for innovation in horizontal service cooperations

Steinicke, Silvia ; Wallenburg, Carl Marcus ; Schmoltzi, Christina (2012)

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to provide insights into the role of governance mechanisms in fostering innovativeness in horizontal service cooperations. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 225 horizontal service cooperations in the logistics industry via an online survey. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the empirical data. Findings – The choice of go...

Applying lead user theory to young adults

Oosterloo, Nastasja ; Kratzer, Jan ; Achterkamp, Marjolein C. (2010)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify lead users within social networks of young adults between 14 and 17 years of age. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire and the SAGS-method were used to collect data within seven high schools in the north of The Netherlands. These data were used to empirically test five hypotheses using the variables which could enable the identificatio...

Selecting the right supply chain based on risks

Wieland, Andreas (2013)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a model that enables a company to select the supply chain strategy based on risk probability p (measure of how likely/often a detrimental event occurs) and risk impact i (expression of the significance of a loss when that event occurs). Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses four supply chain strategies: agility, robustness, resilien...

The influence of relational competencies on supply chain resilience

Wieland, Andreas ; Wallenburg, Carl Marcus (2013)

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to explore the resilience domain, which is important in the field of supply chain management; it investigates the effects relational competencies have for resilience and the effect resilience, in turn, has on a supply chain’s customer value. Design/methodology/approach – The research is empirical in nature and employs a confirmatory approach that builds...

Partner management – managing service partnerships in the supply chain – a systemic perspective

Zybell, Uwe (2013)

Purpose – The purpose of the research is to shed light on the question of how elements of a partnership system interact to provide a basis for an enhanced performance management framework. Design/methodology/approach – A structured literature review is followed by a longitudinal case study (action research), which combines qualitative and quantitative analyses. Observations over time, documents...

Logistics outsourcing performance and loyalty behavior

Wallenburg, Carl Marcus ; Cahill, David L. ; Goldsby, Thomas J. ; Knemeyer, A. Michael (2010)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how goal achievement and goal exceedance influence the aspects of loyalty in logistics outsourcing relationships. Specifically, it aims to develop and test a model of customer loyalty across two cultures to determine if dedicated strategies for building loyalty are required. Design/methodology/approach – This effort develops a conceptual model t...

Horizontal cooperations between logistics service providers

Schmoltzi, Christina ; Wallenburg, Carl Marcus (2011)

Purpose – This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the motives, structure and performance attributes of horizontal cooperations between logistics service providers (LSPs). Based on an analytical classification model, distinctive types of logistics cooperation that characterize the logistics landscape are identified. Design/methodology/approach – Empirical data were collected on ho...

Horizontal cooperation in disaster relief logistics

Schulz, Sabine F. ; Blecken, Alexander (2010)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to further the understanding of opportunities involved in horizontal cooperation in disaster relief logistics. The potential and realized benefits of horizontal cooperation in disaster relief logistics, as well as related impediments are investigated. Design/methodology/approach – Case study research into three cooperative humanitarian organization initiat...

Dealing with supply chain risks

Wieland, Andreas ; Wallenburg, Carl Marcus (2012)

Purpose – The effects of supply chain risk management (SCRM) on the performance of a supply chain remain unexplored. It is assumed that SCRM helps supply chains to cope with vulnerabilities both proactively by supporting robustness and reactively by supporting agility. Both dimensions are assumed to have an influence on the supply chain’s customer value and on business performance. The aim of t...

Conflict and its governance in horizontal cooperations of logistics service providers

Wallenburg, Carl Marcus ; Raue, Jan Simon (2011)

Purpose – Horizontal cooperations of logistics service providers (LSPs) have becomeimportant for LSPs within the last decades.Owing to the high complexity of these cooperations as observed by Schmoltzi and Wallenburg, the potential for conflict is inherent. This research, therefore, aims to investigate how nature (dysfunctional vs functional) and extent of conflict impact the outcome of these c...

Developing a scale for proactive improvement within logistics outsourcing relationships

Wallenburg, Carl Marcus ; Knemeyer, A. Michael ; Goldsby, Thomas J. ; Cahill, David L. (2010)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish a scale for the measurement of proactive improvement, in general, and then more specifically in terms of cost- and service-focused improvement in logistics outsourcing arrangements. Design/methodology/approach – Upon completing a review of the literature, scale development is completed in five phases. The first two phases focus on item generat...