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2018-05-08

Presentation of new research results



Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel will be present at the XXIX ISPIM INNOVATION CONFERENCE, which will take place from 17.-20. In June 2018, in Stockholm, under the motto "Innovation, The Name of The Game". She and her research assistant, Ms. Veronika Sagmeister, will present their current research, using two papers: "How does corporate venturing to firm's dynamic capabilities?" and "Corporate Venturing Engagement Model: Knowledge exchange and learning through corporate venturing", in which the former master student from the eMA DIP program, Franziska Gross, was also involved. Based on the results of an analysis of several corporate venturing portfolios of multinational companies, network effects between different corporate venturing procedures, and the integration of startup companies into the company, the researchers found out that corporate venturing is a means to develop new distinctive resources and skills by explorating and exploiting business opportunities outside existing company boundaries.
ISPIM offers researchers, managers, executives, and consultants who work in the field of innovation the opportunity to gain insights into the latest findings of the innovation scene from leading idea media.

Also at the R & D Management Conference, which will take place in Milan from June 30 to July 4, 2018 under the motto "R & Designing Innovation" - Transformational Challenges for Organizations and Society, Prof. Ellen Enkel will join. Together with Ms. Veronika Sagmeister, her research assistant, they will present two papers on their current research: "Corporate Venturing Portfolio and its Contribution to Firm's Dynamic Capabilities" as well as "Learning from Startups through Corporate Accelerators", in which the former master student from the eMA DIP program, Franziska Gross, was also involved. Using literature concerning absorptive capacity and corporate venturing, the researchers use a multiple case study to examine the relationship between the absorptive capacity of companies and the outcome of corporate accelerators regarding exploration and exploitation. They argue that corporate venturing is a tool to harness widespread knowledge and transfer it into new business opportunities.
Every year, internationally renowned scientists and practitioners come together at the R & D Management Conference, focusing on research, development, innovation and technology management.