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That was Munich Summer Institute 2017

Successful second edition of our research conference


18 paper presentations, 26 poster slams, 3 key note speeches and summerlike temperatures – these were the ingredients for a highly successful second Munich Summer Institute from 29 – 31 May in Munich. 80 internationally recognized researchers travelled to the Bavarian capital to spend three days discussing recent developments and challenges of the interdisciplinary research field of innovation. MSI aims to foster international exchange of the research community and to inspire for new projects.

As in the previous year, MSI was jointly organized by the  Center for Law & Economics of ETH Zurich (Prof. Bechtold), the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition (Prof. Harhoff) and the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization of LMU (Prof. Kretschmer and Prof. Claussen). Each day the program represented the organizers’ respective core research field. Hence, the presentations and poster slams covered topics like strategies and competition mechanisms in technology markets as well as newest findings from entrepreneurship, patent law and innovation research.

We were delighted to welcome our three keynote speakers Aija Leiponen from Cornell University (“The (unfulfilled) Promise of Data Marketplaces”), Mirjam van Praag from Copenhagen Business School (“Women”) as well as Michael Frakes from Duke University (“Procrastination in the Workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office”).

Many thanks to all contributors for an outstanding conference! We are very looking forward to Munich Summer Institute 2018, which will take place 4 – 6 June 2018.