Studiengänge / Module:

Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Modul "Innovations- und Techniksoziologie" I / II

Lecturer:

Anna-Lena Rose, MSc MA

Credits:

EITHER Seminar: 5 ECTS
OR Exercise (Übung): 2.5 ECTS

Time and Place:

Tuesdays, 12:15-13:45, starting date is 16.10.2018 (Room M811)

Content of the Seminar:

In the past years the contribution of universities to national economies via knowledge production, transfer and commercialization has been increasingly underscored in the policy discourse as well as in university missions. Thus, even if in theoretical discussions (about the role of knowledge production for economy) the university was for a long time seen as part of “National Innovation Systems”, its role becomes increasingly visible via formal links to other actors (e.g. industry). This seminar will draw on the latest theoretical and empirical studies of university’s role in national innovation systems. The theoretical insights will be drawn from studies of National Innovation Systems (NIS), Science and Technology Studies as well as Higher Education Studies’. One focus will be laid on the complexity of actors in the NIS and the linkages between them (with a special focus on university-industry linkages). A second focus will be laid on the international comparison of NISs. Across these topics we will understand the university as a specific type of organization with specific characteristics and also gain an understanding of how the university (and academic codes and norms) change when links to other actors are forged.
This seminar will draw on the latest theoretical and empirical studies of university’s role in national innovation systems (NIS). The seminar will be held in English.

Organization:

All students are expected to a) actively participate in the seminar b) work on their own case study c) present a text & preliminary results of a case study d) + in case you want to pass the course as a Seminar (5 ECTS): write a paper (text analysis & results of case study) The semester is sub-divided in three parts: (1) introduction to main concepts and preparation of own research, (2) in-depth discussions of key questions, (3) presentations of texts & preliminary case study results. Feedback on developing your case studies available between the sessions and after your presentation of preliminary results. The number of participants is limited to 20.

Examinations:

Seminar: Paper & Presentation (5 Credits)
Übung: Presentation (2,5 Credits)

To complete the module: Joint oral examination of both courses that have been taken within the module.

Compulsory reading:

  • Dill, D. and Van Vught, F. A. (Eds.) (2010) National Innovation and the Academic Research Enterprise. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-16.
  • Etzkowitz, H. and Leydesdorff, L.A. (2000). The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and ‘‘Mode2’’ to a Triple Helix of university–industry–government relations. Research Policy Journal, 29(2), 109–123.
  • Lundvall, B. A. (1992). National Systems of Innovation: Towards a Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning. London: Pinter Publishers, 1-19.
  • Gunasekara, C. (2006a). Reframing the Role of Universities in the Development of Regional Innovation Systems. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 31(1), pp. 101-113.
  • Yigitcanlar, T., O'Connor, K., & Westerman, C. (2008). The making of knowledge cities: Melbourne's knowledge-based urban development experience. Cities, 25(2), 63-72.
  • Krücken, G., Blümel, A., & Kloke, K. (2013). The Managerial Turn in Higher Education? On the Interplay of Organizational and Occupational Change in German Academia. Minerva, 51(4), 417-442.
  • Doganova, Liliana & Eyquem-Renault, Marie (2009): What do business models do? Innovation devices in technology entrepreneurship, Research Policy 38: 1559–1570.
  • Leisyte, L. (2011) Research Commercialization Policies and their Implementation in the Netherlands and in the US. Science and Public Policy, 38 (6), pp. 437-448.

Degree programme / Module:

Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Modul "Innovations- und Techniksoziologie" I / II

Lecturer:

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte

Credits:

EITHER Seminar: 5 ECTS
OR Tutorial: 2,5 ECTS

Place and Time:

Seminar: Tuesdays 14.15-15.45 (Start: 16.10.2018), Mathematikgebäude, room: M811

Content of the Seminar:

Today the importance of higher education has been underscored by policy makers at both European and national levels. Universities in particular are believed to play a key role in the future knowledge society and economy. The European Commission wants to mobilize Europe’s brain power and modernize European universities. At the national level, governments aim to foster the creation of flagship universities. They are adopting and adapting the discourse of European higher education policy within their national settings to promote internationalization, and excellence of, and access to, higher education. In several European countries, these policy changes are coupled with the introduction of tuition fees and student financial aid systems, increased participation of external stakeholders in university governance, privatization, and a ‘customer’ orientation amidst a general ‘massification’ of higher education. These important developments pose numerous challenges to university governance and organizational transformation as they must maintain and improve the quality of both teaching and research. This seminar will provide an overview of the main higher education governance trends in Europe. In particular, it will focus on the main concepts of governance and management (accountability and autonomy), funding (changes towards performance based funding, student aid and tuition fees), and quality assurance (program accreditation and institutional evaluation) in higher education in different European countries. Based on extant literature the seminar will involve presentations, analysis and discussions of change processes at the policy and organizational levels
The seminar and student presentations are held in English.

Organization:

The seminar will start with the lecture which will cover the main theoretical governance models of higher education. The topics for assignments and the suggested literature will be presented and students will choose the topics. Each of the seminars will have a presentation from students followed by a discussion.
All students are expected to actively participate in the seminar. Each of the sub-topics covered in the seminar will have compulsory readings. It is expected that students will work on the assignment, present it and participate in the discussions. The assignment will consist of a presentation on a given topic and an individual written 5000 words paper on a given topic. The number of participants of this seminar is limited to 20.

Examinations:

Seminar: Paper & Presentation (5 Credits)
Übung: Presentation (2,5 Credits)

To complete the module: Joint oral examination of both courses that have been taken within the module

Selected reading list:

  • Clark, B. (2008) On Higher Education. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  • Dill, D. and Clancy, P. (2009) The Research Mission of the University. Policy Reforms and Institutional Responses. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Enders, J. and Fulton, O. (2002) Higher Education in a Globalising World. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Hauptman, A. M. (2006) Higher Education Finance: Trends and Issues, in J. Forest and P. Altbach, (eds.), International Handbook of Higher Education, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 83-106.
  • Leisyte, L. and Kizniene, D. (2006) New Public Management in Lithuania’s Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Vol. 19, pp. 377-396.
  • Westerheijden, D. F. (2007) The Changing Concepts of Quality in the Assessment of Study Programmes, Teaching and Learning, in A. Cavalli, (ed.), Quality Assessment for Higher Education in Europe, London: Portland Press, pp. 5-16.

Studiengang:

Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Modul:

Modul 11 (Wissenstransfer)

Fakultät:

Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Professur für Wirtschafts- und Industriesoziologie

Lehrende:

Seminar: Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, Anna-Lena Rose, MSc MA
Übung: Katrin Stolz

Credits:

5 (Seminar) + 2 (Übung)

Thema des Seminars:

Vor dem Hintergrund einer zunehmend wissensbasierten Gesellschaft nehmen Hochschulen eine immer zentralere Rolle in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft ein. Ihre Relevanz für die wissenschaftliche, wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Entwicklung wird sowohl auf nationaler, als auch auf europäischer und supranationaler Ebene immer deutlicher herausgestellt.

Basierend auf organisationstheoretischen Ansätzen und theoretischen Ansätzen zu Wissensproduktion und -transfer sowie Innovation werden im Seminarverlauf folgende Fragen beantwortet: Welche Besonderheiten weist der Organisationstypus Hochschule im Vergleich zu privaten Unternehmen auf? Wie hat sich die Rolle der Hochschule in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft aus historischer Perspektive verändert? Welche (externen) Anforderungen müssen Hochschulen heutzutage erfüllen? Welche Einflüsse haben Hochschulen auf wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungen und Innovation? Wie haben sich die akademische Wissensproduktion und die Steuerung von Hochschulen im Zuge sich verändernder Anforderungen gewandelt?

Lernziele

Nach Absolvieren des Seminars sollen Studierende in der Lage sein:

  1. Grundlegende Kenntnisse zur Hochschule als Organisation sowie ihrer Rolle in und Einflüsse auf Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft wiederzugeben und vor dem Hintergrund organisationstheoretischer Ansätze sowie theoretischer Ansätze zu Wissensproduktion, Wissenstransfer und Innovation zu interpretieren und zu beurteilen.
  2. Forschungsprobleme abzuleiten und Forschungsfragen zu erstellen.
  3. Strategien zur Beantwortung dieser Forschungsfragen zu entwickeln sowie diese eigenständig anzuwenden.

Organisation der Lehrveranstaltung

Die Veranstaltung findet ausschließlich in Kombination mit der Übung "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" bei Frau Katrin Stolz statt. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 20 Personen begrenzt. Das Lesen der Pflichtlektüren sowie die aktive Teilnahme werden bei allen Teilnehmenden vorausgesetzt. Für diese Veranstaltung besteht eine Anwesenheitspflicht.

Leistungsnachweise

  1. Regelmäßige aktive Teilnahme, Vorbereitung der Grundlagentexte.
  2. Kurzes Referat (Einzelreferat max. 15-20 Minuten, Doppelreferat max. 30-40 Minuten) mit Handout. Die Referate beinhalten eine nachvollziehbar gegliederte und prägnante Vermittlung zentraler Konzepte, Thesen und Argumentationen der Texte sowie die Entwicklung (mindestens) einer Diskussionsfrage. Zudem sollten Bezüge zwischen Grundlagentext und Referatstext hergestellt werden. Die für die Referate vorgeschlagenen Texte können durch eigene Recherche ergänzt werden. Ein vorheriger Sprechstundenbesuch wird empfohlen.
  3. Verfassen einer Seminararbeit (ca. 3.000 Wörter).

Zeit und Ort:

• Seminar: Donnerstags, 14.15-15.45, Starttermin: 18.10.2018, Physikgebäude, Raum P1-05-309

• Übung "Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" (Blockveranstaltung):

11.10.2018, 12-16 Uhr, Raum: CDI-114
02.11.2018, 9-13 Uhr, Raum: CDI-114
16.11.2018, 9-13 Uhr, Raum: CDI-114
21.12.2018, 9-13 Uhr, Raum: CDI-114



Degree programme:

Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Module:

Entrepreneurship V

Lecturer:

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte

Credits:

7,5 ECTS

Place and Time:

Seminar: Thursdays 10.15-11.45 (Start: 18.10.2018), room: Physikgebäude P1-05-309
Tutorial: Two-day tutorial, November 22-23, 2018, 10:00-17:00; place to be announced

Content of the Seminar:

Fostering innovation is the goal of many governments as well as organizations in today’s knowledge economies. The seminar will introduce and critically discuss organizational models for innovation and provide deeper insights into the main characteristics of innovation. The latest research results will identify the main antecedents of successful innovations and the role of institutional entrepreneurs in the process of innovation. The tutorial will provide the space for practical application of the approaches to organizing innovation via the simulation game.
This seminar and tutorial will inform students about the latest approaches of organizing innovation internationally. Students will critically reflect on the key findings of studies of innovation and will carry out a research project of their own on particular innovation. Simulation game will provide practical skills for organization of innovation.

Organization:

The seminar will start with the lecture which will cover the main theoretical models for organizing innovation. The topics for assignments and the suggested literature will be presented and students will choose the topics. Each of the seminars will have a presentation from students followed by a discussion.
All students are expected to actively participate in the seminar. Each of the sub-topics covered in the seminar will have compulsory reading. It is expected that students will work on the assignment, present it and participate in the discussions. The assignment will consist of a presentation on a given topic and an individual written 3000 words paper on a given topic. The number of participants of this seminar is limited to 20.
The tutorial will include a simulation game during which we will simulate innovation process in a professional organization.

Examinations:

Seminar: 4 Credits; task for getting a grade: presentation of the assignment and written paper
Tutorial: 3,5 Credits; task for getting the grade: active participation in the tutorial

Compulsory reading:

  • Link, A. N. and Siegel. D. S. (2007): Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Change. Oxford University Press.
  • Kneller, R. (2012) Invention management at Japanese Universities and its implications for innovation: Insights from the University of Tokyo. In Poh Kam Wong (Ed) Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia, EE.
  • Lu, Q. and Lazonick, W. (2001) The organization of innovation in a transitional economy: business and government in Chinese electronic publishing, Vol. 30 (1), Jan 2001, 55-77.

Degree programme:

Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Module:

Entrepreneurship IV

Lecturer:

Seminar: Prof. Liudvika Leisyte
Übung/Tutorial: Anna-Lena Rose and Dipl.-Päd. Claudius Terkowsky

Credits:

7,5 ECTS

Place and Time:

Seminar: Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 (Start: 16.10.2018), room: Seminarraumgebäude 1 - 1.023
Tutorial: Two-day tutorial, November 22-23, 2018, 10:00-17:00; CDI building, room 114

Content of the Seminar:

Today, universities are expected to be entrepreneurial and engage with industry and broader society, and entrepreneurship is seen as an engine for knowledge economies across the world. In this context the role of entrepreneurs at universities is emphasized. However, there is rather limited understanding on what types of entrepreneurship can be found at universities, what fosters entrepreneurship among students and academic staff, what bottlenecks do young entrepreneurs face in the university settings and how they can be solved, and what are the facilitating factors for promoting entrepreneurship in academia? This seminar will use the latest empirical as well as theoretical insights of entrepreneurship studies to address the main trends in academic entrepreneurship. The tutorial will point to the practical aspects of academic entrepreneurship, especially including practicing pitching a business idea as well as developing the business idea further.

Language:

The seminar language is English and presentation has to be made in English. Nevertheless it is possible to write the paper in German in consultation with the lecturer. Knowledge of English language has to be sufficient, but not perfect.

Organization:

The seminar will start with a lecture which will cover the main theoretical models applicable for academic entrepreneurship. The topics for assignments and the suggested literature will be presented and students will choose the topics.
All students are expected to actively participate in the seminar. Each of the sub-topics covered in the seminar will have compulsory reading. It is expected that students will work on the assignment, present it and participate in the discussions. The assignment will consist of a presentation on a given topic and an individual written 3000 words paper on a given topic. The number of participants of this seminar is limited to 20.

Examinations:

Seminar: 4 Credits; task for getting a grade: presentation of the assignment and written paper
Tutorial: 3,5 Credits; task for getting the grade: active participation in the tutorial

Compulsory reading:

  • Geiger, R. L. and Sa, C. (2008) Tapping the Riches of Science. Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Link, A. N. and Siegel. D. S. (2007) Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Change. Oxford University Press.

Other reading:

  • Etzkowitz, H. and Leydesdorff, L.A. (1997) Universities and the Global Knowledge Economy: A Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations. London: Pinter.
  • Stephan, P. (2012) How economics shapes science. Harvard University Press.
  • Krücken, G. Meier, F. and Müller, A. (2009) Linkages to the civil society as ‘leisure time activities’? Experiences at a German university. In Science and Public Policy, 36 (2), March 2009, pp. 139-144.
  • Leisyte, L. (2011) Research Commercialization Policies and their Implementation in the Netherlands and in the US. Science and Public Policy, 38 (6), pp. 437-448.
  • The Economist. (2013) Business Creation in Germany. A slow climb. Oct. 15, Available at: www.economist.com/news/business/21587209-vigorous-start-up-scene-has-yet-produce-its-first-big-breakthrough-slow-climb