Internal PhD students
External PhD students
Topic: eCommerce best practices adoption in Latin American and European small and medium export companies
Description: The research consist in an analysis of the differences and similarities of eCommerce best practices adoption in Latin American and European export SMEs.
Term: October 2011- March 2016
Topic: Innovation Management in the Transfer Process: the Influence of Subsidiary Companies and Re-contextualisation. (Innovationsmanagement im Transferprozess: Einfluss der Tochterunternehmen und der Rekontextualisierung)
Description: Each international parent company is in a reciprocal exchange relation with its foreign subsidiaries: management practices, services, products, professionals and managers are transferred across borders. Innovations developed in the business are an important part of the practices that need to be transferred, since they enable the exercise of the same standards and quality at all locations of the multinational company. An international innovation transfer is a complex process, which presents not only benefits, but also different challenges, requiring consideration of the cultural and institutional contexts. For the success of international transfers, an ethno-relativistic approach must be carried out, which is possible only by taking into account the interests and the market potential of the subsidiary company and the effects of the re-contextualization. The objectives aims of this work are the analysis of the possible challenges for the parent company that may occur in the process of international innovation transfer, as well as the analysis of the different factors that can influence the transfer process on the side of the subsidiary company. In addition, the interdependence of the parent and subsidiary companies will be clarified, and the role of the re-contextualization by the international transfer of innovation will be analyzed.
Term: April 2015 – Early 2018
Topic: Assessing new technologies in value chains with Multi-Attribute Utility Theory: The case of carbon dioxide capture and utilization technologies
Description: The research aims to identify and estimate the impacts of new technologies for CO2 capture and utilization on cross-sectoral value chains. Based on value chain analysis and multi-criteria decision making the economic effects of CO2 utilization will be evaluated empirically with a mixed methods study approach. The aim is to better measure expected implications, understand which sectors could benefit and which might not and identify potential hindrances at the different value chain levels, for example the role of the cost of CO2. Furthermore, from the results of the study implications for relevant stakeholders from policy, industry and academia will be derived.
Term: January 2014 - December 2017
Title: Contextual Variable and Extent of Adopting Open Innovation Model in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Description: Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. This paradigm assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology” (Chesbrough,2003). Such a new concept needs more evidences from different industrial, regional, national, and international contexts of applications to get rigorous constructed as a managerial phenomenon not just an academicals fad. However, most of the prior exploded literature of open innovation have investigated the adoption of open innovation in the Western High-tech large firms. Little studies have addressed this concept within small and medium sized enterprises in the developing countries which came up with some new varied findings due to the cultural and organizational variations. Surprisingly, no prior studies have explored this phenomenon in the Arabic and African technological and economic contexts.
In this research, Hamdy is exploring the status of open innovation adoption in one of the most important Arabic and African emergent markets, namely Egypt. He is going to question the extent of adopting open innovation model in terms of inbound and outbound practices. He aims at discovering the degree of collaboration between SMEs and its ecosystem’s entities (e.g. Customers, suppliers, educational and research institutions, intermediary private or public organizations) along their journey for creating value. The study also aims to figure out the external environmental determinants and internal organizational factors that may deter or prompt the adoption of open innovation in such contexts. Hamdy seeks to detect the challenges that counter the innovative endeavors of Egyptian SMEs’ to help them in catching up with international SMEs supply chain through comparing the Egyptian case with the more developed European statues. Other areas that Hamdy is interested in include, knowledge and innovation management, networking, entrepreneurship, and SMEs internationalization.
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