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This page con­tains se­lec­ted pub­lic­a­tions pub­lished by the In­sti­tute for En­tre­pren­eur­ship and In­nov­a­tion.

Our main fo­cus of reasearch is con­cerned with User In­nov­a­tions - The Sources of In­nov­at­ive Busi­ness Ideas. Ad­di­tion­ally, our In­sti­tute works in re­lated fields.

A com­pre­hens­ive bib­li­o­graphy of our pub­lic­a­tions can be found in the WU-FIDES sys­tem.

If you need ad­di­tional in­form­a­tion with regards to our re­search pub­lic­a­tions, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact Mi­chael Nobis.

Van­dor, Peter and Nikolaus Franke. "See Paris and… found a busi­ness? The im­pact of cross-­cul­tural ex­per­i­ence on op­por­tun­ity re­cog­ni­tion cap­ab­il­it­ies", Journal of Busi­ness Ven­tur­ing, Volume 31, Is­sue 4, July 2016, Pages 388-407, ISSN 0883-9026,­vent.2016.03.003. (full text)
Bauer, Ju­lia, Nikolaus Franke, and Phil­ipp Tuertscher. 2016. “In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Norms in On­line Com­munit­ies: How User­-Or­gan­ized In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Reg­u­la­tion Sup­ports In­nov­a­tion.” In­form­a­tion Sys­tems Re­search 27 (4): 724–50. doi:10.1287/isre.2016.0649.(full text)

Franke, Nikolaus, Schirg, Florian, Re­ins­ber­ger, Kath­rin. 2016. The fre­quency of end-user in­nov­a­tion: A re-es­tim­a­tion of ex­tant find­ings. Re­search Policy 45 (8): 1684-1689. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2016.04.012 (full text)

Kratzer, Jan, Lettl, Chris­topher., Franke, Nikolaus and Gloor, Peter. 2015. The So­cial Net­work Pos­i­tion of Lead Users. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment. doi: 10.1111/jpim.12291 (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Hader, Chris­topher. 2014. Mass or only "niche" cus­tom­iz­a­tion? Why we should in­ter­pret con­fig­ur­a­tion toolkits as learn­ing in­stru­ments. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment 31 (5): *-*. (full text)
Hien­erth, Chris­toph, Lettl, Chris­topher, Keinz, Peter. 2013. Syn­er­gies among pro­du­cer firms, lead users, and user com­munit­ies: The case of the LEGO pro­du­cer­-user ecosys­tem. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment 31 (4): *-*. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Keinz, Peter, Klaus­ber­ger, Kath­ar­ina. 2013. "Does This Sound Like a Fair Deal?" Ante­cedents and Con­sequences of Fair­ness Ex­pect­a­tions in the In­di­vidual's De­cision to Par­ti­cip­ate in Firm In­nov­a­tion. Or­gan­iz­a­tion Science 24 (5): 1495-1516. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Schreier, Martin. 2010. Why cus­tomers value self-designed products: The im­port­ance of pro­cess ef­fort and en­joy­ment. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment 27 (7): 1020-1031. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Schreier, Martin, Kaiser, Ul­rike. 2010. The "I designed it my­self" ef­fect in mass cus­tom­iz­a­tion. Man­age­ment Science (MS) 56 (1): 125-140. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Schreier, Martin. 2008. Pro­duct unique­ness as a driver of cus­tomer util­ity in mass cus­tom­iz­a­tion. Mar­ket­ing Let­ters 19 (2): 93-107. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Keinz, Peter, Schreier, Martin. 2008. Com­ple­ment­ing mass cus­tom­iz­a­tion toolkits with user com­munit­ies: How peer in­put im­proves cus­tomer self-design. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment 25 (6): 546-559. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Gruber, Marc, Har­hoff, Di­et­mar, Hen­kel, Joachim. 2008. Ven­ture cap­it­al­ists' evalu­ations of start-up teams: Trade-offs, knock­-out cri­teria, and the im­pact of VC ex­per­i­ence. En­tre­pren­eur­ship: The­ory and Prac­tice 32 (3): 459-483. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, von Hip­pel, Eric, Schreier, Martin. 2006. Find­ing com­mer­cially at­tract­ive user in­nov­a­tions: A test of lead user the­ory. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment 23 (4): 301-315. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Piller, Frank. 2004. Value cre­ation by toolkits for user in­nov­a­tion and design: The case of the watch mar­ket. Journal of Pro­duct In­nov­a­tion Man­age­ment 21 (6): 401-415. (full text)
Franke, Nikolaus, Lüthje, Chris­tian. 2003. The 'mak­ing' of an en­tre­pren­eur: Test­ing a model of en­tre­pren­eur­ial in­tent among en­gin­eer­ing stu­dents at MIT. R&D Man­age­ment 33 (2): 135-146. (full text)