The research activities of the Professorship for Innovation and Technology Management bridge insights from innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability research to enhance the current understanding of the role of public policy and digitalization in stimulating entrepreneurial innovation.
Selected Research Projects
- Startups and climate change mitigation technologies
In this series of research projects, we aim to understand the drivers of innovation of startups working on climate-change mitigation technologies. We are specifically interested in understanding the role of different types of public policies in promoting climate-tech startups, as well as the role of digitalization. Exemplary (working) papers include:
Doblinger, C.; Jacob, J.; Kurowski, S. (2021). (No) politics at work? The relevance of political ideology for startup VC financing. Presented at the 2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Kurowski, S.; Doblinger, C.; Surana, K.; Rumpold, A. (2021). Digitize and grow? How product digitization affects new venture growth. Presented at the 2021 DRUID Conference.
Goldstein, A.; Doblinger, C.; Baker, E.; Anadon, L.D. (2020). ARPA-E encourages innovation in clean energy startups but funding gap may remain. Nature Energy 5(10), 803–810.
Goldstein, A.; Doblinger, C.; Baker, E.; Anadon, L.D. (2020). Startups supported by ARPA-E were more innovative than others but an investment gap may remain. Nature Energy 5, 741–742 (Policy brief).
Doblinger, C.; Surana, K.; Anadon, L.D. (2019). Governments as partners: The role of alliances in U.S. cleantech startup innovation. Research Policy 48(6), 1458–1475.
Doblinger, C.; Soppe, B.; Huber, S. (2019). Collaborating with your rival? Co-opetitive ties and entrepreneurial innovation in emerging industries. Presented at the 2019 Academy of Management Annual Meeting and included in best paper proceedings.
- Environmental and social impact assessments of startups
In this recent series of research projects, we review and develop measures for assessing the ultimate environmental impacts of startups. We are currently preparing projects based on the following review and development of the literature:
Vedula, S.; Doblinger, C.; Pacheco, D.; York, J.; Bacq, S.; Russo, M.; Dean, T. (2022). Entrepreneurship for the public good: The co-evolution of social and environmental entrepreneurship research. Academy of Management Annals 16(1), 391–425.
- Wind energy global value chains
In this series of research projects funded by NSF and ESRC, we study the implications of global value chains for wind energy innovation, specifically focusing on the role of suppliers. Exemplary (working) papers include:
Surana, K.; Doblinger, C.; Anadon, L.D.; Hultman, N.; Li, D. (2021). The nature and direction of innovation in global value chains for wind energy technologies. NASEM Workshop on Innovation, Global Value Chains, and Globalization Measurement.
Surana, S.; Doblinger, C.; Anadon, L.D.; Hultman, N. (2020). Technology complexity affects the emergence and evolution of wind industry manufacturing locations along global value chains. Nature Energy 5(10), 811–821.
- Public policy and digitalization
In this series of research projects, we explore the role of different types of public policies in promoting innovation and digitalization, primarily within SMEs. Exemplary (working) papers include:
Doblinger, C.; Wales, B.; Zimmermann, A. (2021). Stemming the downturn? How ambidexterity and public policy influence firm performance stability during economic crises. Forthcoming at the European Management Journal.
Steinhauser, S.; Doblinger, C.; Hüsig, S. (2020). The relative role of digital complementary assets and regulation in discontinuous telemedicine innovation in European hospitals. Journal of Management Information Systems 37(4), 1155-1183.