Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship & Strategic Entrepreneurship
Strategic Entrepreneurship Research Group focuses on growth and excellent research output
Initiated as a cooperation of the Junior Professorship in Strategic Entrepreneurship and the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Chair for Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship the group is led by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach and Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner. The Research Group focuses on a variety of research projects in the fields of strategic management, entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship.
With currently more than 30 doctoral candidates and researchers, it is the largest and fastest-growing research group at HHL. Since its creation in early 2020, more than 15 journal publications and conference contributions have been achieved by the members of the research group. “Our research is focused on publications in high-ranked international top journals. And the fantastic achievements in the first year already are a sign of our hard work and also show that we are on the best way for even more impact in the future,” says Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach.
“The Strategic Entrepreneurship Research Group contributes now significantly to research excellence at HHL and further increases our visibility in the international academic community,” adds Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner.
International research collaboration leads to top-journal publication
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach, head of Strategic Entrepreneurship Research Group together with his doctoral candidate Oliver Gernsheimer have initiated an international research cooperation with Dr. Johanna Gast, Associate Professor at Montpellier Business School. In a first project, the three researchers worked on a study in the field of coopetition.
“Coopetition describes firms simultaneously competing and collaborating to create value. A great example of coopetition could be observed recently: The Covid-19 pandemic pushed global pharmaceutical companies to join forces with smaller, innovative firms to quickly develop and produce vaccines. Despite its practical relevance, the topic has attracted significant academic interest over the last five years,” says Jun.- Prof. Dr. Dominik Kanbach. The study is published in the highly reputable journal “Industrial Marketing Management” in the issue of July 2021.
Professor Kanbach's research is focused on the interface between strategy and entrepreneurship. More than 30 internal and external doctoral students (2022) are working on issues relating to the cooperation between established companies and start-ups, entrepreneurship within the company, and the use of entrepreneurship within the company as well as the use of disruptive technologies for new products, business models or processes in order to master the challenges of the digital transformation.