FG Innovationsökonomie

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Knowledge proximity and firm innovation: A microgeographic analysis for Berlin

Rammer, Christian ; Kinne, Jan ; Blind, Knut (2020-04-01)

We analyse the geographic proximity of innovative firms to different types of knowledge sources in an urban environment on a microgeographic scale. Based on a comprehensive panel data set of manufacturing and service firms in the German capital city Berlin, we investigate the characteristics of firms’ knowledge environment while differentiating by the type of innovation. Geocoded firm locations...

Internal Open Innovation—Lessons Learned from Internal Crowdsourcing at SAP

Pohlisch, Jakob (2020-05-22)

Crowdsourcing provides companies with access to widespread knowledge pools and constitutes a well-established inbound open innovation practice. More recently, some companies have introduced the approach of open innovation within their company boundaries. Using internal crowdsourcing (IC), companies can apply open innovation principles to overcome information silos. Multinational corporations of...

Bio-based products: Suggestions for ecolabel criteria and standards in line with sustainable development goals

Wurster, Simone ; Ladu, Luana ; Arisaktiwardhana, Dhandy (2019)

Communicating the related environmental benefits of bio-based products to consumers represents a key component of their market uptake. In this regard, the use of ecolabels ISO 14024 Type I play a crucial role. This article identifies and analyzes different criteria proposed by ecolabels for conducting a sustainability assessment of bio-based products considering its entire lifecycle. A comparis...

SDG 5 and the Gender Gap in Standardization: Empirical Evidence From Germany

Heß, Philipp (2020-10-20)

Whereas (technical) standards often affect society as a whole, they are mostly developed by men. In the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality), this article motivates research on the gender gap in standardization, focusing in a first step on the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and leadership positions as one...

Studying the Transition towards a Circular Bioeconomy—A Systematic Literature Review on Transition Studies and Existing Barriers

Gottinger, Alexandra ; Ladu, Luana ; Quitzow, Rainer (2020-10-29)

The European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for 2050, “A Clean Planet for All”, identifies the bioeconomy and the circular economy as key strategic areas for achieving a climate-neutral economy. Focus is given to the sustainability of biomass and the circularity of materials. However, in order to facilitate the transition toward a sustainable bio-based circular economy and to unlock it...

Sustainable Circular Mobility: User-Integrated Innovation and Specifics of Electric Vehicle Owners

Wurster, Simone ; Heß, Philipp ; Nauruschat, Michael ; Jütting, Malte (2020-09-24)

The circular economy (CE) represents an environmentally and sustainability-focused economic paradigm that has gained momentum in recent years. Innovation ecosystems are the evolving interconnected sets of actors, activities, artefacts, and institutions who are vital to the innovative performances of single actors or actor groups consisting largely of firms in the products and services sector. T...

Trusted systems of records based on Blockchain technology ‐ a prototype for mileage storing in the automotive industry

Preikschat, Katarina ; Böhmecke‐Schwafert, Moritz ; Buchwald, Jan‐Paul ; Stickel, Carolin (2020-01-19)

Blockchain technology has the potential to bring transparency and trust to a multitude of use cases. Our research demonstrates that the technology can reduce asymmetric information in markets by bridging trust gaps. The combination of blockchain and Internet of Things technology that automatically collects sensor data, provides a feasible, decentralized technological solution for such an ineffi...

Consumers’ Acceptance of a Bio-circular Automotive Economy: Explanatory Model and Influence Factors

Wurster, Simone ; Schulze, Rita (2020-03-12)

Sustainability in the automotive sector and appropriate end-of-life (EOL) management options for car tyres are important and constitute global issues. There is currently an oversupply of EOL tyres and the potential of circular economy (CE) tyres and for bio-based (BB) tyres warrants further investigation. Likewise, BB and CE tyres might be an interesting approach to improve the overall sustaina...

Bio-Based Products in the Automotive Industry: The Need for Ecolabels, Standards, and Regulations

Wurster, Simone ; Ladu, Luana (2020-02-21)

At the Hanover Fair in April 2018, the Bioconcept-Car was presented as a model for the future of sustainable mobility. Likewise, a car made of cellulose nanofiber was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019. Various additional automotive applications for bio-based materials have been developed, some of which are already in use in cars. However, supportive measures for stimulating their market...

Assessing the Impact of Crowd Tasking Apps on Resuscitation Success: The Case of Sudden Cardiac Arrests in Germany

Wurster, Simone ; Klafft, Michael ; Friedrich, Frank ; Bohn, Andreas (2016-04)

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is among the three most prominent causes of death in industrialized nations. Therefore, experts are calling for solutions, including IT-systems to mobilize volunteers. SCA emergencies require immediate action and advanced first aid skills. As of today, emergency services are often unable to arrive at the victim in time, and laypeople on the scene frequently fail to c...

The characteristics and impacts of scientific publications in biotechnology research referenced in standards

Raven, Michael ; Blind, Knut (2017)

The integration of research papers in standards has not yet been addressed using quantitative approaches. This paper investigates the characteristics of research articles on biotechnology related to standards. The analysis is based on a study of standards produced by the standardization consortia BioSharing. Research, i.e. scientific articles, included in standards is more likely to lead to fol...

Multi-mode standardisation: A critical review and a research agenda

Wiegmann, Paul Moritz ; de Vries, Henk J. ; Blind, Knut (2017)

Standardisation is key to shaping new technologies and supporting major ongoing trends, such as the increased importance of platforms, developing ‘smart’ technologies and innovating large-scale complex systems. Standardisation plays a key role in shaping the rules that govern these developments and their effects on society. Due to the large variety of actors involved in these trends, the associ...

The impact of standards and regulation on innovation in uncertain markets

Blind, Knut ; Petersen, Sören S. ; Riillo, Cesare A.F. (2017)

This study analyses the impact of formal standards and regulation on firms’ innovation efficiency, considering different levels of market uncertainty. We argue that formal standards and regulation have different effects, depending on the extent of market uncertainty derived from theoretical considerations about information asymmetry and regulatory capture. Our empirical analysis is based on the...

Interactions among Inter-organizational Measures for Green Supply Chain Management

Kang, Moon Jung ; Hwang, Jongwoon (2017)

Collaboration among supply chain partners is essential to enhance environmental performance during the life cycle of a product. Inter-organizational measures for green supply chain management tend to show diverse patterns because of various requirements that emerge in a complex supply chain. However, this diversity hampers the comprehensive understanding and systematic adoption of these measure...

Gaps and Research Demand for Sustainability Certification and Standardisation in a Sustainable Bio-Based Economy in the EU

Majer, Stefan ; Wurster, Simone ; Moosmann, David ; Ladu, Luana ; Sumfleth, Beike ; Thrän, Daniela (2018-07-13)

The concept of the bio-based economy has gained increasing attention and importance in recent years. It is seen as a chance to reduce the dependency on fossil resources while securing a sustainable supply of energy, water, and raw materials, and furthermore preserving soils, climate and the environment. The intended transformation is characterized by economic, environmental and social challenge...

Bridging the Gaps for a ‘Circular’ Bioeconomy: Selection Criteria, Bio-Based Value Chain and Stakeholder Mapping

Lokesh, Kadambari ; Ladu, Luana ; Summerton, Louise (2018-05-23)

Bio-products and bio-based value chains have been identified as one of the most promising pathways to attaining a resource-efficient circular economy. Such a “valorization and value-addition” approach incorporates an intricate network of processes and actors, contributing to socio-economic growth, environmental benefits and technological advances. In the present age of limited time and funding ...

The Impact of International Management Standards on Academic Research

Pohle, Anna ; Blind, Knut ; Neustroev, Dmitry (2018-12-06)

Management standards serve as an effective knowledge diffusion channel, considering that they offer comprehensive scientific and practical knowledge for many different stakeholders. This research aims to study the potential of management standards to diffuse knowledge, especially within the scientific community. Therefore, it analyzes the relationship between management standards and the academ...

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...