This empirical research seminar gives an overview of current topics in innovation economics and innovation management. Innovation processes are considered on different levels of analysis. The topics of the seminar deal on the one hand with innovation processes in companies. The focus is on employees and the organization of the company. On the other hand, the national and supranational level will be considered. The topics deal with institutional framework conditions and their effects on the innovative capacity of countries and regions.

The seminar will contain:


  • Literature research in a predefined research area
  • Selection and application of theoretical models
  • Formulation of research questions and hypotheses
  • Independent but guided empirical research
  • Data preparation and analysis with STATA
  • Academic writing
  • Presentation and discussion of research results