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

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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.


The summer term 2020 goes from May 4 to July 17. All classes by the chair will be offered online as long as necessary.

See here  for some general information by the Study Dean (in German; for English subtitles, click the rectangle with bars at the bottom right corner of the video).

For the modules „Markt, Wettbewerb, Regulierung“ and „Innovation Systems“ the lecture and exercise contents are provided via videos in Moodle. In addition, there are regular, interactive question times via video chat. More specific information is provided for the chair's classes. Please register first in Friedolin for your courses and then go to Moodle.


Klausureinsicht VM Entrepreneurship, Marktdynamik und Wirtschaftsentwicklung

Bitten melden Sie sich bis 08.05.2020 per E-Mail an j.carl@uni-jena.de zur Klausureinsicht an. Informationen zum Ablauf der Einsicht erhalten Sie per E-Mail.


Exam review Studies in Entrepreneurship

To register for the exam review please write an e-mail to j.carl@uni-jena.de until 08.05.2020. You will receive information about the procedure by e-mail.

16 October 2019
Die Klausureinsicht "BM Markt, Wettbewerb und Regulierung" findet am 24.10.19, 8-10 Uhr im Raum 5.16 statt.
16 October 2019
The exam review in "Innovation Systems" will take place on October 22, 8-10 am, in room 5.16.
14 October 2019
The retake exam for Innovation Systems will take place on Tuesday, October 29, at 4 pm in SR 308. For registration please send an email to anja.ladig@uni-jena.de.
15 April 2019
The Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change participates in the BMWI-funded project "Jena eHealth Center for Cancer therapies (JeCath)" and contributes its expertise in the areas of technology transfer as well as entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems to increase the efficiency of inherent knowledge flows and ensure the sustainability of the created ecosystem.
10 January 2019
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. For more information see here [pdf 179KB].
2 January 2019
Matthias Menter has been awarded the "Wissenschaftspreis 2018" of the Foundation of the University of Augsburg. The prize is endowed with 1.500 Euros and was awarded at the Central Doctoral Ceremony on 23 November 2018. For more information see Press Release of the University of Augsburg or here [pdf 110KB].


Research News
3 June 2019
The article "The role and function of cooperative research centers in entrepreneurial universities: A micro level perspective" by Brendan Dolan, James A. Cunningham, Matthias Menter and Caroline McGregor has been accepted for publication in Management Decision.
16 April 2019
The article "The impact of university focused technology transfer policies on regional innovation and entrepreneurship" by James A. Cunningham, Erik E. Lehmann, Matthias Menter and Nikolaus Seitz has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Technology Transfer.
29 March 2019
The article "Cross-faculty proximity and academic entrepreneurship: the role of business schools" by Maximilian Göthner and Michael Wyrwich has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Technology Transfer.
28 March 2019
The article "Persistence and change of regional new business formation in the national league table" by Michael Fritsch and Sandra Kublina has been accepted for publication in Journal of Evolutionary Economics.
5 March 2019
The article "New Business Formation and Incumbents' Perception of Competitive Pressure" by Javier Changoluisa and Michael Fritsch has been accepted for publication in Review of Industrial Organization.
14 December 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.
Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change / Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensentwicklung, Innovation und wirtschaftlichen Wandel
Room 5.11
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-43220
+49 3641 9-43232
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