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Selected Research Papers (Full Text PDF)

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, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbus­vent.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)