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Entrepreneurship Research

How do entrepreneurs make decisions? And what role do emotions play? How do I protect my invention from intellectual theft? How do I finance social enterprises? Entrepreneurial research is firmly anchored at TUM - especially at the TUM School of Management and the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS).

Developing Tools for Start-ups

Entrepreneurship Research.
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Entrepreneurship Research develops methods and tools for entrepreneurs transmitted by the start-up consultancy. A feedback and monitoring system assesses the practicability and success of its measures, methods and tools.

To effectively implement the TUMentrepreneurship spin-off process, modern methods and tools to support entrepreneurs are required. These tools include, for example, business development, business process management, team building, growth and quality management.

TUM-ERI: TUMentrepreneurship Research Institute

All entrepreneurial research activities will be concentrated at the planned research center in future. In addition to the already existing activities of TUM Entrepreneurship Research, three new junior professorships positions will be set up in the areas of “Strategic Entrepreneurship”, “Entrepreneurial Behavior” and “Internationalization of Young Firms”. 

Prof. Holger Patzelt's research focus is on business decisions and the economic, emotional and psychological consequences of business failure with a focus on technology-oriented industries. In the Handelsblatt’s research ranking of business economists in 2009, Prof. Patzelt ranked 14 and was listed as the best-published entrepreneurship researcher in Germany. Prof. Patzelt has published many articles in the leading journals of entrepreneurship research (Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice). Chair of Entrepreneurship

Prof. Ann-Kristin Achleitner’s focal points are value creation and market valuation guidelines for private equity, venture valuation and social entrepreneurship. Her emphasis is on private financing in capital markets, such as Venture Capital and Private Equity. Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance

Prof. Christoph Ann’s research focus includes, among others, the protection of inventions, know-how protection, intellectual property strategies and trademark rights (licensing agreements). Chair of Corporate and Intellectual Property Law

Prof. Fritz Frenkler combines the topics of design and entrepreneurship in his course offerings. As part of the Master’s program introduced in 2008, "Industrial Design Master of Science", he has included a foundation training as part of the curriculum. Chair of Industrial Design

Prof. Isabell Welpe is concerned with strategic and entrepreneurial decisions of organizations - including the evaluation and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. Her theoretical focus is on the interdisciplinary connection between economic and psychological theories. Current research interests in entrepreneurship also include studies on entrepreneurial risk and the influence of emotions on business decisions. Chair of Strategy and Organization

The Research Institute founded in co-operation with the Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner KfW Endowed Chair and the Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer Chair of Financial Management and Capital Markets has led to a wide range of externally funded projects in the field of start-up financing. CEFS

Contact

Entrepreneurship Research Institute

Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 München

Tel. +49 89 289 52803

Visiting Address:

Lichtenbergstraße 5
85748 Garching

Contact

Entrepreneurship Research Institute

Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
D-80333 München

Tel. +49 89 289 52803

Visiting Address:

Lichtenbergstraße 5
85748 Garching