Welcome to the Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change

The Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, focuses on the scientific fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, regional development, and public policy in both teaching and research. Current research projects deal with topics related to entrepreneurial universities and academic entrepreneurship, new business formation and business model innovation, technology transfer commercialization as well as public policy evaluation.
30 October 2018
The BMBF-funded project  "Modernisierungsblockaden in Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft der DDR: Entstehung und Folgen im innerdeutschen Vergleich und im Vergleich mit Nachbarländern in Ostmitteleuropa (MOD-BLOCK)" is looking for new student/scientific assistants at the next possible date. For more information see here [pdf 226KB].
29 October 2018
The seminar "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development" will be co-hosted by Thomas Hillar from Capgemini Invent who will present insightful, practical examples related to Business Model Innovation and Transformation.
26 September  2018
The Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change is looking for a new research fellow/ Ph.D. student starting 1 December 2018. Application are welcome until 24 October 2018. For more informationen see here [pdf 154KB].


Research News
15 November 2018
A Special Issue on the topic of "Micro Level Academic Entrepreneurship" in the Journal of Management Development will be edited by James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter. You can find the Call for Papers here.
5 November 2018
The article "Public cluster policy and firm performance: evaluating spillover effects across industries" by David. B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter and Nikolaus Seitz has been accepted for publication in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal.
29 October 2018
The article "Value creation in the quadruple helix: a micro level conceptual model of principal investigators as value creators" by James A. Cunningham, Matthias Menter and Conor O'Kane, published in R&D Management, was one of the journal's top 20 most downloaded recent papers publiushed between July 2016 and June 2018.
18 October 2018
The paper "Technology Transfer Policies and Entrepreneurial Innovation: Assessing the Effectiveness of the German Employees' Inventions Act" by James A. Cunningham, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter and Nikolaus Seitz as well as the paper "Technology Transfer Office Directors: An Eyploratory Study of Job Roles, Responsibilities and Impact" by James A. Cunningham and Matthias Menter have been presented at the Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference 2018 in Valencia, Spain.
12 October 2018
The paper "What type of funding do regions really need? Investigating the impact of private entrepreneurial funding sources on regional development" by Svenja Jarchow and Matthias Menter has been presented at the G-Forum 2018 Conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change / Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensentwicklung, Innovation und wirtschaftlichen Wandel
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