International Technology Management Research Seminar


Technology management is a dynamic and vibrant research field with a highly interdisciplinary nature – and vast job opportunities domestically and abroad. In this course, we focus on recent trends in an international context. Key concepts are discussed and applied via course assignments. The objective is to deepen the understanding of state-of-the-art technology management approaches for the successful development and commercialization of new products, services, and processes in various industries. Participating groups will work interdisciplinary.

The summer semester 2021 is centered on contemporary research in international technology and innovation management. We focus on essential skills to strive in intense environments, developed and emerging markets, fierce global competition, times of digital transformation, novel ecosystems, and frugal as well as high-tech innovation.

Specifically, participants will gain deep insights into trends covered by top tier international journals in technology and innovation management research. Herein, students will identify hot subjects, methodologies applied, and regional differences. Further, their understanding of academic research and the ability to craft academic paper – including bachelor/master thesis – is strengthened. This term, we focus on a wide array of methods for both quantitative and qualitative research.

It is intended that participants will present their newly acquired competences to their peers, a group of academics, and practitioners. The course will be complemented by guest lectures from visiting scholars and industry representatives, where applicable.

General information

This course takes place annually in the winter and summer semester. The course is in English.

Read further information about the seminar in the module description.


Preliminary dates and organization
The seminar is organized in 3 blocks:
April 20th, from 9:30h-13:00h
May 5th, from 15:00h-18:00h
June 10th, from 10:00h-13:00h

The final presentations are scheduled for July 14th, from 10:00h-13:00h.

If you are interested in the course, please sign up to the StudOn group for more information and updates.


You should take part in this seminar or one of the other Master seminars, if you are writing a Master thesis with this Chair and if the “Prüfungsordnung” of your study program requires the participation in one of the Chairs’ lectures before writing theses. Please get further information in the “Prüfungsordnung” or at the “Prüfungsamt”.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Peter M. Bican, MBA, FCCA

Dr.-Mack-Str. 81, Technikum 1 , Nuremberg Campus of Technology
90762 Fürth
Office hours: Office hours: by appointment