Quantitative Innovation Research

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSWIWI/14, SMPO 6. Änderungsordnung (zum WS 2018/19) (08.02.2019) are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master in Management, Business and Economics.

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Master in Management, Business and Economics
Course Type:
Summer term
Entire semester
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This course provides an introduction to the practice of empirical innovation research. Participants will have the opportunity to specify a research question in the context of innovation management theoretically, to develop specific hypotheses and to test them empirically. For this purpose, a large innovation database will be made available. In their essay and research presentation, students will be expected to present their initial research findings appropriately in both written and oral form. Moreover, participants will have to discuss critically and constructively the essay of a fellow student.

The course will be offered in form of a bloc seminar with extensive introductory learning videos and a weekly STATA workshop in the computer lab during which participants will be trained in using the STATA package. As part of this workshop, participants will also perform their econometric analyses.


After participating in this course, students should be in a position to:
(1) develop and test theoretical hypotheses pertaining to a research question from the field of technology and innovation research,
(2) conduct econometric analyses with STATA,
(3) report research findings by means of a short research paper in English,
(4) present research findings by means of a scientific presentation in English.


(1) Solid command of English
(2) Basic knowledge of econometrics and innovation management (prior participation in one of the TIM core lectures is recommended)
(3) Active participation during lab sessions
(4) Willingness to engage in intense literature research


The final grade can be composed as follows:
• Option A: paper (70%, graded) and colloquium & presentation (30%, graded)
• Option B: paper (70%, graded) and oral examination (30%, graded, 15min.)
• Option C: paper (100%, graded)
All components specified for the respective option need to be passed to pass the module.
The exact form of examination (A, B or C) will be announced at the start of the course. Unless announced differently, option A applies.

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