Forschungsseminar zur Organisation von F&E

Die Anmeldungen für dieses Forschungsseminar im Sommersemester 2014 beginnt am 24.03.2014.

Hauptseminar, 2 SWS, WPFL BWL-M ab 1, WPFL Economics-M ab 1, WPFL Wirt-IngMA ab 1


Organization and collaboration on innovations in and between the non-profit and public sectors

Learning Goals:

To examine innovation and collaboration processes in the non-profit sector as exemplified in the victim services sector in North Rhine - Westphalia. Participants in the seminar will apply empirical methods to analyze the collected data and complete a group paper on innovation ability, organization, capacity, and propensity in networks. Participants are also expected to present their results as a group during the seminar.


This semester, the Organization of R & D seminar will take a hands-on approach focusing on how non-profits and public organizations collaborate and shape their innovation processes. Accompanying the KOPS: Koordination von Opferbetreuung und psychologischer Soforthilfe Project (Coordination of Victim Services and Immediate Psychological Care), surveys on network structure and innovation activity will be sent out to organizations active in the provision of victim services in North Rhine -Westphalia. Students will assist in survey acquisition and conduct follow-up interviews when necessary. The goal is to learn about how innovations and innovative ideas are generated, who collaborates or challenges innovations, and how innovations are fostered or defeated in the non-profit sector.

Administrative Info:

  • Kick Off: April 24, 2014 from 8:00 - 10:00 am, WR425 - R.10[ZfB] - Gutenberg-Seminarraum
  • Final Presentation: July 3, 2014 from 8:00 - 12:00 pm, Room TBA
  • Papers due: August 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

Attendance is required for all sessions

Please register for this seminar via the OLAT Website. Click here to register


The surveys and interviews must be conducted in German. Presentations and papers may be submitted in English or German.


  • Team-Grade: 50% Paper, 50% Presentation

Expected Number of Participants:

    •  max. 20


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