FG Entrepreneurship & Innovationsmanagement (EIM)

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Self-categorising and othering in migrant integration: The case of entrepreneurs in Berlin

Rashid, Lubna ; Cepeda-García, Silvia (2021-02-17)

The economic integration of migrants has become increasingly prioritised by European governments. However, Europe’s colonial past and orientalist narratives have contributed to the inevitable othering of migrants, even in the minds of those with the best of intentions. Guided by the self-categorisation theory, we postulate that those involved in supporting migrants to integrate in European soci...

Founder personalities, behaviors and new venture success in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rashid, Lubna ; Alzafari, Khaled ; Kratzer, Jan (2019-12-02)

Facing heightened levels of political instability and institutional fragility, several sub-Saharan African countries have been responding with innovation policies and entrepreneurship support structures. With little scholarly knowledge on who those entrepreneurs are at an individual level, however, the ability to effectively support innovative new ventures in some of the world's most compromise...

Corporate innovation: an analysis of German corporate-startup cooperation and corporate venture capital

Schulte, Max-Gerhard Ferdinand (2021)

Due to the actual remarkable industry, fiscal, and overall economic times, the dissertation is developed on scientific theories and discussions with additional insights of practical experiences made at Volkswagen. The technological advancement and regulatory changes promise groundbreaking opportunities and threats for the automotive and several other industries. Therefore, the dissertation foc...

Do immigrant entrepreneurs have natural cognitive advantages for international entrepreneurial activity?

Middermann, Laura Helen (2020-04-01)

Are entrepreneurs with an immigration background more willing to internationalize their entrepreneurial firms compared to their nonimmigrant peers? Previous research has already emphasized that immigrant entrepreneurs possess superior human resources and social capabilities—such as international experience, networks and language skills—that help them to better identify and evaluate internationa...

Social Entrepreneurship on Its Way to Significance: The Case of Germany

Cagarman, Karina ; Kratzer, Jan ; von Arnim, Laura Helen ; Fajga, Kristina ; Gieseke, Michaela Jacqueline (2020-10-28)

The environmental context plays a very important role in the success of entrepreneurial behaviour. Governments used this opportunity by introducing specific programmes, but do social entrepreneurs have a comparable chance of getting governmental support as commercial entrepreneurs do in these programmes? We analyze the EXIST Start-up Grant in terms of likelihood for entrepreneurs following econ...

Social Entrepreneurship: Dissection of a Phenomenon through a German Lens

Cagarman, Karina ; Kratzer, Jan ; Osbelt, Katharina (2020-09-20)

The occurrence and scientific investigation of the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship are rather new. The term is very popular among politicians and is reflected in a lot of the political demands and willingness that they express. However, a review of the literature about it shows that there is no common ground or frame, and the historical developments are different in different countries an...

Entrepreneurship in an Increasingly Digital and Global World. Evaluating the Role of Digital Capabilities on International Entrepreneurial Intention

Arnim, Laura von ; Mrozewski, Matthias (2020-09-26)

Given the growing role of entrepreneurial companies in international markets, recent research endeavors direct their attention towards understanding the role of digital technologies for the internationalization efforts of new ventures. Thereby, existing research is mostly focused on explaining the enabling role of digital technologies as a contextual frame, but widely neglects the role of the i...

Towards successful entrepreneurial outcomes amidst extreme fragility

Rashid, Lubna (2020)

Purpose: With an alarmingly high percentage of the human population living in countries impacted by violent conflict and social, environmental and economic fragility exacerbated by major global challenges, entrepreneurship is considered key to sustainable development and human prosperity. Entrepreneurs operating in fragile contexts contribute to peace building, poverty reduction and the advanc...

The Impact of Environmental Risk Exposure on the Determinants of Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Middermann, Laura H. ; Kratzer, Jan ; Perner, Susanne (2020-02-18)

Does the increasing awareness of environmental risk exposure also affect intentions to create enterprises which address these social and environmental failures? Besides economic explanations that social and environmental needs and market failure create opportunities for sustainable entrepreneurship, it is less clear how cognitive processes and motivations related to sustainable entrepreneurship...

Opportunity identification of migrant entrepreneurs

Hering, Daphne (2019)

International migration increases globally and is one of the key challenges of our time. One particular challenge is migrants’ social integration through labor market inclusion. Migrants often turn toward entrepreneurship as an alternative to unemployment. This option has proven to be viable with above-average rates of self-employment among migrants. This dissertation focuses on the antecedents...

Steuerung innovationsorientierter Public Private Partnerships

Schminder, Christian (2019)

Im Rahmen der öffentlichen Innovationspolitik stellen Public Private Partnerships (PPP) einen etablierten Ansatz dar, um in Form einzelner Kooperationsprojekte Technologietransfer zu unterstützen. Einhergehend mit dem traditionellen Anwendungsverständnis von PPP mangelt es solchen Kooperationen zunehmend an der Fähigkeit zur Umsetzung angestrebter Innovationsziele. Gründe unzureichender Leistun...

Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Development Goals: A literature Review and a Closer Look at Fragile States and Technology-Enabled Approaches

Rashid, Lubna (2019-09-27)

Entrepreneurship has the potential to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth and boost innovation, in addition to enhancing social and environmental sustainability. In accordance with the human capital theory and previous empirical studies, it is assumed that entrepreneurship education and training (EET) directly correlates with positive entrepreneurial outcomes and therefore sustainable dev...

Überbetriebliche Reststoffverwertung und Abwärmenutzung in der Industrie

Franzke, Christoph (2019)

Die Dissertationsschrift untersucht Erfolgsfaktoren der überbetrieblichen Verwertung von Reststoffen und Abwärme in der deutschen Glas-, Metall-, Chemie- und Papierindustrie. Hierdurch soll der langfristige Erfolg der Strategien und die damit einhergehenden Effekte gesichert werden. Insbesondere ein reduzierter Rohmaterialien- und Primärenergieeinsatz, verminderte CO2-Emissionen und die Förderu...

Cross-Country Differences in Entrepreneurial Internationalization Tendencies: Evidence from Germany and Pakistan

Middermann, Laura H. ; Rashid, Lubna (2019-07-30)

Previous research has emphasized the importance of entrepreneurial characteristics for international entrepreneurship, hence the application of concepts such as entrepreneurial orientation and global mindset to the study of entrepreneurial internationalization tendencies (EIT). However, literature does not adequately address how EIT differ between countries or manifest in fragile country settin...

The sustainability impact of new ventures

Horne, Jannic (2019)

The four articles of this dissertation assess how much entrepreneurs contribute to sustainable development and how this contribution can be increased. By doing so, this dissertation wants to help academics and practitioners to better measure and manage the sustainability contribution of entrepreneurship. Article 1 and 2 focus on measurement in individual firms. Article 1 develops...

Innovation intermediaries: What does it take to survive over time?

Kant, Marvin ; Kanda, Wisdom (2019)

Innovation intermediaries are recognised as crucial actors that can facilitate the innovation process, support eco-innovation and contribute to sustainable entrepreneurship. However, little is known about the temporal dimension of innovation intermediaries and how they change over time to survive, which is crucial if intermediaries are to contribute to long term sustainability-oriented transfor...

Improving quality in European Higher Education

Alzafari, Khaled (2019)

The topic of quality in higher education (QHE) has received a lot of attention in recent years. Educational policy makers as well as higher education institutions (HEIs) around the globe are seeking to prepare their students for a rapidly changing labour market by increasing the quality of their study programmes alongside their education and research activities. The purpose: How to improve qu...

Social innovation & social entrepreneurship

Mostovova, Elena (2019)

The main purpose of this doctoral thesis is to improve our understanding of social innovation and social entrepreneurship phenomena and the process of social value creation. The four articles add to conceptualization efforts and make empirical contributions on the types of social ventures as well as operationalization and measurement of social value generation. Methods used combine structural l...

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...

Sustainable entrepreneurship for commercialising radical clean technologies

Kant, Marvin (2018)

The purpose of this research is to increase our understanding of how sustainable entrepreneurship (SE) can enable the commercialisation of radical clean technologies (cleantech). The aim is to realise more sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI) in order to move towards an economy with closed carbon loops and an efficient (re-)use of resources. Previous research focussed on drivers, barriers,...