Munich Summer Institute 2019
For the fourth time in a row, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities opened its’ time-honored doors for the Munich Summer Institute (MSI) 2019 from June 17-19, 2019. A total of 114 attendants experienced three days of interesting interdisciplinary program comprising 19 paper presentations and discussions as well as an overall number of 27 contributions to the poster slams. Additionally, each conference day also entailed a keynote speech embedded in the research theme of the respective event day.
On day one, which was organized by the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization and centered around innovation-related topics on strategy, digitization and organization, Robert Seamans refreshingly discussed the impact of artificial intelligence on labor. Event day two was organized by the Center for Law & Economics of ETH Zurich and offered interesting insights into patent law and copyright-related research in innovation management, including an intriguing keynote speech by Catherine Tucker (“Algorithmic Bias”). Co-organized by both the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition and the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management of TUM, day three of the conference focused on the subject of entrepreneurship & innovation as well as on regulatory aspects and the financing of innovation with keynote speaker Alfonso Gambardella discussing a scientific approach to entrepreneurial decision-making.
Since its beginning back in 2016, MSI aims to facilitate networking within the research community, therefore fostering the international exchange of ideas and to inspire for new projects. Accordingly, the conference is set up as a joint project organized by the Center for Law & Economics of ETH Zurich (Stefan Bechtold), the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition (Dietmar Harhoff), the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management of TUM (Joachim Henkel) and the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization of LMU (Jörg Claussen and Tobias Kretschmer).
We thank all organizing parties involved including our speakers, discussants and attendants for a truly outstanding MSI conference 2019 and we look forward to next years’ Munich Summer Institute 2020, which will take place from June 2 to 4, 2020!
You can find the the MSI program 2019 here.