Laufende Drittmittelprojekte der Arbeitsgruppe

Innovation in Emerging Economies

Duration: 2015 to 2017
Project funding through the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
The research project "Innovation in Emerging Economies" is an empirically oriented project that focuses on the technological specialization and innovation paths in emerging economies and the importance of multinational enterprises for technological catching-up processes. Using patent and firm level data, the project team investigates the effects of innovation in emerging economies on innovation and productivity in Europe and the institutional and political framework conditions for technological catching-up. The project is implemented jointly with the Technical University Berlin and the German Institute for Development Policy in Bonn.
The final conference of the project will take place on July 13-14, 2017 in Berlin. Conference program.

Global value chains, technological capabilities and economic development

Duration: 2016 to 2018

Project funding through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The project deals with the international economic integration and its impact on economic performance of countries and industries. The project combines insights of the Global Value Chains (GVC) literature with the economics of innovation and structural change. The main research question of the project is: How does the position in global value chains influence the evolution of technological capabilities and the economic performance of industries? The research will make use of quantitative techniques of input-output analysis, network analysis and panel data econometrics. The project will first develop a multi-dimensional concept of technological capabilities. In a second step, indices of technological capabilities will be developed to investigate the relationship between the GVC position and the dynamics of technological capabilities. Finally, a model will be estimated that relates GVC positions to technological capabilities and economic performance of industries. This project is jointly conduced with the University of Sussex (UK).

Contact person: Dr. Maciej Grodzicki

From Biotech to Bioeconomy (B2B-Future)

Duration: 2017 to 2019

Project funding through Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
The project empirically investigates the development of the broad field of Bioeconomy out of the relatively specialized field of Biotech in Germany. Using patent and firm level data for network and citation analyses, major technological pathes will be detected for the time period of 1995 to 2015. Furthermore, data on R&D funding will be used to analyse the relationship between public funding and the development of the above mentioned major technological paths. The project will contribute to a better understanding of the emergence of the Bioeconomy in Germany, the role of public funding and corporate success factors. Results of the project will also be discussed in the context of the National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030. The project is jointly conducted with the University of Greifswald, Germany.

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Contact person: Dr. Muhamed Kudic

Evaluating Science Organisations in Ukraine (EvalScience)

Duration: 2017 to 2018

In this project, the University of Bremen and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Institute for Economics) engage in a joint research project about the evaluation of science organisations in Ukraine. This joint project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (on the German side) and the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science (on the Ukrainian side). The project team further develops the evaluation indicators, which have been adopted from the Leibniz Association and applied in a pilot evaluation in Ukraine during the year 2016. The project will use quantitative and qualitative empirical approaches to advance the evaluation indicators and integrate experiences made by the Leibniz Association.

Contact person: Tobias Wendler  


INNcentive – Promoting Innovation Research of Young Scientists

Duration: 2017 to 2020

The INNcentive project is a joint initiative of the University Bremen, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics and the Stifterverband, a German non-profit organization that aims at promoting education, science and innovation. The funds for the realization of the INNcentive project have been provided by the Rolf-Maciejewski Foundation.
The INNcentive project supports young scholars in the preparation and completion of their master or doctoral theses in the field of innovation research.

The INNcentive project aims at encouraging young innovation scholars in addressing unconventional research questions, collecting new data, compiling unique datasets and applying novel methodological approaches. Eligible for application are all officially enrolled master or doctoral students in business studies, economics and related disciplines with a thematic focus on empirical innovation research. The central criterion for awarding a scholarship is the excellence and creative potential of the research proposal. For further information please visit the INNcentive project web page or contact us via Email.

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Contact person: Dr. Muhamed Kudic

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