Welcoming Visiting Scholar Paul Wiegmann from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

We warmly welcome Paul Moritz Wiegmann as a visiting researcher at the Chair of Innovation Economics from the 30th of June until the 11th of July 2014. Paul is a PhD candidate at the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (http://www.erim.eur.nl/people/paul-wiegmann/) where Knut Blind is the promotor of his PhD project. Before starting his PhD project in October 2013, Paul obtained a MSc in Management of Innovation from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a BSc in Management from the University of Warwick.

Paul conducts his research on the interaction between different standardisation mechanisms and their impact on innovation. He has written working papers on the how different standard setting mechanisms contributed to a common outcome in the case of standardising plugs and connectors for electric vehicles in Europe (Wiegmann, 2013) and on factors that play a role in determining firms’ standardisation strategies (Wiegmann, 2014 forthcoming). During his stay with us he is planning the further trajectory of his PhD which will include some research on how standards from these different mechanisms impact innovation.

  • Wiegmann, P. M. (2013). Combining Different Modes of Standard Setting – Analysing Strategies and the Case of Connectors for Charging Electric Vehicles in Europe. In K. Jakobs, H. J. de Vries, A. Ganesh, A. Gulacsi, & I. Soetert (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2013 – Standards: Boosting European Competitiveness (pp. 397–411). Aachen: Wisenschaftsverlag Mainz.
  • Wiegmann, P. M. (2014 forthcoming). Choosing the Right Strategy – Considerations in Allocating Resources in Standard Setting. In EURAS Proceedings 2014.

Paul will present his work in our Research Colloquium on the 9th of July at 16:00.


DIN Awards for Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz and Anne-Marie Großmann

The DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. has awarded two prices to researchers of the chair of Innovation Economics. The awards went to Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz for her Dissertation „Standardisation Foresight – an Indicator-based, Text Mining and Delphi Method“ and to Anne-Marie Großmann for her Master thesis “Strategic and Economic Benefits of Company Standards”.

More information can be obtained here (german) and here (german).


Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Marquardt (DIN), Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz (TU Berlin) and Dr. Torsten Bahke (DIN)


Dipl.-Ing. Rüdiger Marquardt (DIN), Anne-Marie Großmann (TU Berlin) and Egon Behr (Daimler AG)


Dr. Kerstin Goluchowicz and Anne-Marie Großmann



Fifth Anniversary of the Cooperation between DIN and TU Berlin

The fifth anniversary of the cooperation between the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) and the Technical University of Berlin will be celebrated on the 27.11.2013. The festivity takes place at the TU Berlin and is free of charge.  For more information and the regristration click here (German).


About Innovation Economics


InnovationEconomics is going to inform about the recent activities of the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin, the Research Group Public Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems and the Chair of Standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. We are posting about presentations at and attendance of conferences, new publications and events and many other things.

The topics covered by these institutions encompass all innovation and standardisation related issues especially from the perspective of economics and management. We work both on specific technologies like nanotechnology, address also soft issues like services and the various dimensions of sustainability. Finally, the contents are interesting for the scientific communities, companies, institutions and policy makers.

InnovationEconomics is looking for feedback to its activities and for new ideas related to topics covered by the involved research organizations.