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Entrepreneurship V

Organization of Innovation and Applying Different Approaches to Organizing Innovation

General Information

Department of Business and Economics, Professorship of Higher Education

Degree Program:
Master Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Business C: Digitalization & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship V

Seminar: Prof. Liudvika Leišytė
Exercise: Lina Tönnes, M.Sc.

7.5 ECTS

Time and Place:
Seminar: Thursdays, 10.15 – 11.45 a.m. (Start: 19 October 2023) | Seminar building I, SRG 3.032
Exercise: Two-day exercise, 23 and 24 November 2023, 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. | CDI buildung, room 114

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.

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 exercise will provide the space for practical application of the approaches to organizing innovation via the simulation game.
This seminar and exercise 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.


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 5000 words paper on a given topic. The number of participants of this seminar is limited to 20.
The exercise will include a simulation game during which we will simulate innovation process in a professional organization.


Seminar: 4 Credits; task for getting a grade: presentation of the assignment and written paper.
Exercise: 3.5 Credits; task for getting the grade: active participation in the exercise.