New Year 2016 begins with a spotlight on this month’s Council Community host Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl from founding Council member University of Mannheim, Business School
In November 2015, Professor Dr. Karin Hoisl became the new chair holder of Organization and Innovation thereby enhancing the field of Management at the University of Mannheim, Business School. Ms Hoisl studied Business Administration at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich and afterwards did her doctorate and qualified as a professor at the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship in Munich.
‘The University of Mannheim, Business School enjoys an excellent reputation. I’m very excited to take on my work here in Mannheim,’ Professor Dr. Karin Hoisl emphasizes. During her doctorate, Ms Hoisl conducted research at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA and at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Before she switched to the University of Mannheim, Business School Miss Hoisl obtained a research scholarship of the Minerva Program at the Max-Plack Institute of Innovation and Competition in Munich. The Minerva-Program especially aims to support women in science.
Ms Hoisl’s research deals with invention and innovation processes, for example how inventors’ mobility and productivity correlate. Her findings have been published in leading international business magazines worldwide. For her dissertation “A Study of Inventors: Incentives, Productivity and Mobility”, supervised by Dietmar Harhoff, PhD, she received the 2006 Hans Sauer Award.
Visit the University of Mannheim, Business School website
Read more about the Chair of Organization and Innovation at Mannheim University
The Hans Sauer Award (In German)
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