This research and PhD project is located at the Research Group IT-Entrepreneurship and led by Annika Schröder.
Besides research and development of companies, users have established themselves as valuable source for innovation development.
A systematic analysis using various empirical approaches of these innovators is the context of this research project. The prime interest is how situational factors can influence the development and realisation of user ideas. Additionally, innovative concepts for collaboration between users and companies are researched.
The research project is comprised of thematically different sub-projects, using different empirical approaches or addressing different samples in their studies:
- Sport, Athletes, Innovators (SAI): Innovation activities of athletes of Paralympic sports
- Power of Patients (PoP): Influence of situational and cognitive-emotional factors on innovation behaviour of patients with rare diseases
- Lead User potential in online communities: the role of moderators
- Value and meaning of online communities for patients with rare diseases
- Brew4Few: Development of innovative concepts to increase visibility for and information on rare diseases
- Today's Science Fiction - tomorrow's Innovation: Influence of affinity and influence of Science Fiction on innovative work behavior
For further information please scroll to the short description of the projects below. You will also find links to the surveys there.