FG Innovationsökonomie

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Lessons Learned from Establishing the Energy-Informatics Business Model: Case of a German Energy Company

Grosse, Matti ; Send, Hendrik ; Schildhauer, Thomas (2019-02-07)

Energy and utilities companies find themselves in a paradoxical situation in which their traditional business models are losing profitability, and they must advocate energy efficiency and climate-protection goals, and thus encourage their customers to save energy. As a result, they must partially cannibalize their business models and experiment with new models and techniques. Energy Informatics...

How User-Innovators Pave the Way for a Sustainable Energy Future: A Study among German Energy Enthusiasts

Grosse, Matti (2018)

The existence of user-innovators in the household sector is undeniable. Prior research provided evidence on the vast scope of product developments by household sector users and documented a large set of individual user-innovator characteristics to explain their behavior. What has largely been neglected as a potential source of user innovation activities are product- and technology-specific fact...

Triggers of Collaborative Innovation in Online User Communities

Grosse, Matti ; Pohlisch, Jakob ; Korbel, Jakob J. (2018)

This study contributes to the understanding of collaborative innovation in online user communities. Aside from providing evidence for the existence of these communities, prior research focused on users’ motivations, backgrounds, and roles at the micro level but largely neglected to examine the effects of individual user activities on joint activities at the community level. By applying a netnog...

Price anchoring in Online Markets: an Empirical Assessment

Bogliacino, Francesco ; Cuntz, Alexander (2013)

There is a large literature in behavioral economics contradicting the empirical prediction of rational choice theory once applied to auctions. The issue is of particular relevance due to the large use of auctions in mechanism design. One of the heuristics that may induce biased behavior is anchoring, namely the possibility that uninformative information influences choices. In this article we as...

Standardization and international business: evidence from German micro data

Müller, Jo-Ann (2018)

Increasing globalization opens up market opportunities, but also results in increased competition. In order to meet the strong opposing forces for customization and cost efficiency at work at the same time, firms aim to simultaneously increase the level of product adaption and efficiency. Standardization can play a significant role for international businesses to achieve these goals. The objec...

Ethics and privacy issues of critical infrastructure protection – risks and possible solutions through standardization

Wurster, Simone (2014)

Recent studies propose a paradigm shift in standardization strategies and research and the use of ethical aspects as an additional factor to explain standardization success. This article goes one step further. It focuses on specific ethical and privacy standards and introduces privacy as a new dimension of the interplay between standards nd innovation in the fields of civil security and the pro...

The interplay of patents and standards for information and communication technologies

Pohlmann, Tim ; Blind, Knut (2014)

ICT products are often interdependent and in some cases indispensably work together. Firms may thus compete on different market levels pursuing different business models to sponsor their proprietary technologies and to maintain market share for their products and services. Interoperability of products is a crucial factor for market success and firms evermore have to coordinate and set standards...

Food standards and exports: evidence for China

Mangelsdorf, Axel ; Portugal-Perez, Alberto ; Wilson, John S. (2012)

Using a new database on standards in China, we estimate the impact of voluntary and mandatory standards – either harmonized to international norms or purely domestic – on Chinese food exports. The dataset covers seven Chinese products over the period 1992–2008. We find that standards have a positive effect on China's export performance, as the benefits to standardization in terms of reducing po...

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...

The impact of participation within formal standardization on firm performance

Wakke, Paul ; Blind, Knut ; Ramel, Florian (2016)

Several studies highlight the economic benefits of standards, while the benefit of taking part in standardization remains a rather unexplored mystery to date. In theory, standard setters not only benefit from the possibility to monitor and shape the development of standards but also access a wide range of knowledge sources in the standards committee. Therefore, we investigate how the participat...

Multi-level reinforcement in European climate and energy governance: mobilizing economic interests at the sub-national levels

Jänicke, Martin ; Quitzow, Rainer (2017)

This article explains the relatively successful performance of the European Union (EU) in climate and energy governance by two factors: (1) multi-level reinforcement and (2) the mobilization of economic interests at different levels of governance through low-carbon industrial policy. The article adds to the literature by further developing existing arguments on multi-level reinforcement in clim...