Free WiFi-Access in Hamburg

When it comes to internet access Germany keeps lagging behind, not only in terms of bandwidth, but also in terms of legal responsibilities of hotspot operators (this so-called „Störerhaftung“ has been recently been debated at the German parliament). Apparently there are plans to provide free of charge wifi access in the city of Hamburg (article in German)… Free WiFi-Access in Hamburg weiterlesen

vhb-TIE conference

Last month we presented our research on innovation diffusion at the annual meeting of the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (TIE) section of the vhb. This year this event was hosted brilliantly by Joachim Henkel, Christina Raasch, and Tim Schweisfurth at the Technical University Munich (TUM). We enjoyed meeting old friends and colleagues and make new… vhb-TIE conference weiterlesen

2 Open Positions: 1 Postdoc (3+3 years) and 1 PhD (3 years)

We are pleased to that we can now invite applications for a full-time postdoc position (3+3 years) at our Chair of Management & Digital Markets. Read all the details here.For any further questions please contact: sebastian.spaeth [ at ] wiso. uni-hamburg. de We are also hiring a new doctoral student. Details are here.

NEXT WEEK: SMS Special Conference Copenhagen

Next week takes place the SMS Special Conference in Copenhagen. The conference topic is „Micro-Foundations for  Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals“ and features Richard Rumelt, Ronald Burt, and Ernst Fehr as plenary speakers. I will have the opportunitiy to discuss my current research-in-progress with Sebastian Späth in Copenhagen and am very much looking forward to… NEXT WEEK: SMS Special Conference Copenhagen weiterlesen

FULLY BOOKED: THIS on Open & Collaborative Innovation is just around the corner!

As the last preparations are made, the countdown has begun for The Hamburg Innovation Symposium 2014, first anounced here in January. The theme of our symposium is Open & Collaborative Innovation and we are very proud to welcome in Hamburg some of the most prolific researchers on the topic as keynotes as well as participants… FULLY BOOKED: THIS on Open & Collaborative Innovation is just around the corner! weiterlesen

New slides from introductory bachelor course

You can find the slides (mainly German, sorry) that provide an introduction to innovation here:http://de.slideshare.net/housy/igk-innovation IGK2013/14 part1: Innovation – Grundbegriffe from housy

The MtGox-crisis: What happened and what does it mean for bitcoin/cryptocurrencies?

Fundamentals of Bitcoin (in case you don’t know yet) Bitcoin is the first decentralized cryptocurrency and, even after the still unfolding MtGox-crisis, still the cryptocurrency with the highest market capitalization. Its fundamental innovation is the combination of asymmetric cryptography and public peer-to-peer shared transaction recording (this distributed database of mined coins and transactions is called „Blockchain“).… The MtGox-crisis: What happened and what does it mean for bitcoin/cryptocurrencies? weiterlesen

Symposium on Open & Collaborative Innovation in May

Pleased to announce that 29-30 May 2014 The Hamburg Innovation Symposium (THIS) on „Open and Collaborative Innovation in the Digital Era“ will be held at the University of Hamburg with participation of distinguished scholars Ammon Salter, Oliver Alexy, and Linus Dahlander as keynote speakers. It is co-chaired by Piet Hausberg and Krystallia Moysidou together with Moritz Schellenberger. Read more and find… Symposium on Open & Collaborative Innovation in May weiterlesen

The power of ‚Open Source Hardware‘

3D-printers for the end consumer have been regarded by many as a small niche for geeky engineers and programmers developing in their spare time. Unfortunately it was also most widely known as a means for producing above all plastic decorations and weapons — until now. A few skilled developers recently came up with a hand prosthesis available for… The power of ‚Open Source Hardware‘ weiterlesen