Research Topic "Technology and Innovation Management ("TIMES-X")
TIMES-X refers to management research that focuses on firms as critical actors in the development and application of new technologies. Understanding the emergence, development, and impact of modern technologies requires a business perspective, as technologies are developed, absorbed, and applied within companies. Their specific characteristics and attributes thus also determine the scale and direction of societal impact.
An important common focus is the circular economy: in a circular economy, economic activity rebuilds and rebuilds the health of the overall system. The concept recognizes the importance of making the economy work effectively at all levels - for businesses large and small, for organizations and individuals, at global and local levels. The transition to a Circular Economy is not just about adjustments aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the linear economy. Rather, it is a systemic change that builds long-term resilience, creates business and economic opportunities, and brings environmental and societal benefits. (Ellen MacArthur Foundation 2021)