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Academic partnerships


Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel (RWTH Aachen):

Together with Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel, the chair of technology & management conducts research in the fields of entrepreneurial marketing, top management teams as well as innovation teams. Numerous publications have fruitfully resulted from this academic cooperation, amongst others, the following ones:

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Engelen (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf):

The scientific partnership with Prof. Dr. Andreas Engelen is grounded on joint research activities focusing on topics dealing with innovation and knowledge management as well as corporate entrepreneurship.  In the annually published "Innovationsreport des Mittelstands" we both, scientifically and practically examine the position of the German small and medium-sized businesses with reference to the innovation contest. The joint work resulted for example in the following contribution:


Prof. Dr. Susanne Enke (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg):

Together with Prof. Dr. Susanne Enke, the chair for technology & management conducts research in the field of innovation management. We hereby focus mainly on the intercultural context. Inter alia, subsequent contributions have emerged from this academic partnership:


Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese (Technische Universität Dortmund):

The cooperation with Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese is based on joint research in the field of cross-functional and top management teams (TMT). Among others, the following contributions have emerged from this collaboration:

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Prof. Dr. David Bendig (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster):

Together with Prof. Dr. David Bendig, the Chair of Technology Management conducts research in the area of personality and knowledge management/capital. This contribution has so far resulted from the cooperation:


Prof. Dr. René Mauer (ESCP Berlin):

In cooperation with Prof. Dr. René Mauer, research is carried out on entrepreneurship and business models. In addition, the effective orientation in small and medium-sized enterprises represents one of our core research focus. Among other things, the following contributions stem from the cooperation:

Academic partnerships with NGOs

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Right for Education (R:Ed):

Right for Education (R:Ed) is Africa's largest independent platform for timeless and relevant content that informs, inspires and empowers. The published articles are written in English and French by experts from leading academic institutions on topics such as human rights, governance and health, African culture, business and technology, and the environment, and are available free of charge.

The Chair of Technology Management conducts research together with R:Ed on the topic "Founding Behaviour in Developing Countries". This research project examines which environmental conditions lead to a general interest in entrepreneurship education in order to identify and evaluate the characteristics of a successful founder in the African context.