Current Challenges in Innovation Management (Summer Term)

The bachelor seminar allows students to explore topics around current challenges in innovation management faced by firms using a rigorous and scientific approach.

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Quick Info: Bachelor | Seminar (Hauptseminar) | English | Summer Semester | 6 ECTS


Current Challenges in Innovation Management
Institute for Innovation Managment
Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol
Alessandra Gessl
Target Group
Presentation (15 minutes per student) and seminar paper (22,200 signs per student). Both examination parts account for 50% of the final seminar grade.
Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite to write a Bachelor thesis at our chair.

Courses recommended for successful completion of the seminar (not mandatory): Managing the Front End of Innovation
Course material
Kick-off slides and recommended readings
Every summer term
Examination guidelines / Attendance
The attendance at all sessions (even on days when you are not scheduled o present) is mandatory.
Per examination guidelines, your attendance at the kick-off session makes your participation in the seminar binding.
Application / Participation
This is a "Hauptseminar" for which seats are allocated centrally through the faculty's Hauptseminaranmeldung
Course content
Despite innovation being a top strategic priority, there are gaps in the measurement of innovativeness. Proxies have long been used to study innovation, however they can only partially capture innovation output. In this course, we will explore a set of specific research questions to shed light on current innovation challenges.
Course objective
The goal of the bachelor seminar is to provide bachelor students with the opportunity to conduct a self-driven, structured research project on a topic that is shaping innovation management and research today. This seminar also serves as a preparation for students who are interested in writing a bachelor thesis on topics related to innovation.
Course schedule
All administrative information (such as the actual schedule) can be found in the LSF.
Exam registration
Cancellation of registration

International Students

A limited number of seats is available for international students. Interested exchange students are welcome to apply for the seminar until April 14th, 2024 (23:59). Please send your application (CV, transcript of grades and motivation letter including your experience in team work and scientific writing) to
Students will be informed of their application status via email no later than April 15th, 2024.