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iLINC

Legal support for Start-ups on a Global Scale – iLINC, the European Network of ICT Law Incubators

Internet startups face many challenges, not least of which are the legal conundrums that often emerge in the fast-moving world of technology innovation. In fact, sometimes even lawyers are not able to determine how startups should shape their products and business models in order to satisfy regulatory requirements. Quite simply, innovation processes are usually faster than the legislator. Startups do...

Reputation Instead of Obligation: Why We Need to Forge New Policies to Motivate Academic Data Sharing

Reputation Instead of Obligation: Why We Need to Forge New Policies to Motivate Academic Data Sharing

Authors Sascha Friesike*1,2, Benedikt Fecher2,3, Marcel Hebing3,  Stephanie Linek4 Affiliations 1Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin, Germany 2University of Wuerzburg, Germany 3German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin,Germany 4German National Library of Economics (ZBW), Kiel, Germany *Correspondence to:  sascha.friesike|a|hiig.de Abstract Despite strong support from funding agencies and policy makers academic data sharing sees hardly any...

Robin Tech

Robin Tech in the Committee ‘The Digital Agenda’ of the German Bundestag

Am 6. Mai wurde ich als Sachverständiger in den Bundestagsausschuss ‘Digitale Agenda’ eingeladen. In der Sitzung ging es um die ökonomischen Aspekte der Digitalisierung und damit auch um Startup-Unternehmen und die Rolle, die sie in diesen Transformationsprozessen spielen — beispielsweise in Bezug auf Industrie 4.0. Der vorab gestellte Fragenkatalog enthielt entsprechend Fragen zur Zusammenarbeit von deutschem Mittelstand und Startups, Chancen...

Could we universalize the Brazilian market experiences?

Could we universalize the Brazilian market experiences?

In 2012–2013 we undertook an empirical research1 with the purpose of investigating the culture and collaborative practice between companies and connected consumers in the Brazilian market. The methodological approach included: a. Identification of companies to be investigated through two procedures: (i) survey conducted in the newspaper »Valor Econômico” using key terms such as internet + collaboration, collaboration + consumer, consumed +...

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    Presently, we see a fundamental change in how academic research is carried out: Scienti...

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