Furtherly exploring the dimensions of innovation and its dynamics
Innovation acts as the driver of growth for economies at a macro-level, and for an organization at a micro-level. As part of the International SEPT Program from the University of Leipzig, we offer solutions based on academic knowledge and practical international experience:
We explore the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and knowledge transfer across different organizational, institutional, and cultural contexts. Some of our main research objectives entail:
- Understanding why and how entrepreneurial ecosystems produce a difference in entrepreneurial outputs in heterogeneous contexts.
- Examining how entrepreneurs adjust in between different entrepreneurial ecosystem in the case of practicing international entrepreneurship.
- Investigating how the minority entrepreneurs (diaspora, ethnic groups, and migrants) assess and adjust to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in their host economies.
- Reviewing the performance of innovation service providers.
- Analyzing the interaction (linkages) within and between innovation systems.
- Analyzing key factors influencing the absorptive capacity of innovation systems in developing countries.
- Analysis of the downgrading impact on the emergence of alternative innovation paths, e.g. frugal innovation.
We apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods, for the thorough analysis of real-world challenges through a multi-method approach that examines the differential effects (or lack thereof) caused by method-specific variance. In this sense, we are able to combine theoretical knowledge with practice-relevant experience, in order to provide pragmatic solutions to our partners and clients.