HIIG Impact Publication Series
The HIIG Impact Publication Series delivers impact-driven research that is relevant and applicable to change makers, practitioners, and sustainable entrepreneurs.
Taking on a problem-oriented approach, this series explores the role of emerging technologies and innovations in tackling global societal challenges, and offers empirically-grounded actionable insights to foster positive and meaningful real-world change in society.
Digital entrepreneurship for climate in Mexico
Focusing on the challenges and implications for sustainable entrepreneurship in Mexico, this report outlines the findings of the research sprint “Green Technologies, Entrepreneurship and Climate”.
Preparing, Responding or Restoring
This paper explores how technology is currently used in relation to climate change and rainforest protection in Indonesia.
Regulation of Digital Platforms for a Socially-Just Gig Economy in Kenya
The study with policy briefs shed light on the political, legal, and social challenges that impact effective platform regulation in Kenya, and identify initiatives that can cultivate and sustain the local gig economy.
Policy Brief: Labour Laws · Policy Brief: Gender Inclusivity
Sustainable Spatial Transformation of the Innovation and Training Park (ITP) Prizren
Through a case study of the Innovation and Training Park in Kosovo, this study provides a sustainable spatial transformation strategy aimed towards innovation, economic development, and digital transformation.
Organizing Digital Change at the University
This practitioners' field guide for implementing educational technology offers research-based recommendations and best practices for organizing digital change at the university.
Digital Entrepreneurship in Vietnam’s Green Tech Sector
This report summarises key findings on the factors that inhibit the potential of digital entrepreneurship in Vietnam’s green tech sector and their implications.
Determinants and Outcomes of Innovation Entrepreneurship in a Turbulent Context
This paper explores the determinants and outcomes of entrepreneurship in the context of national innovation policies that were established in post-revolution Tunisia.
Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship in Benin
This report explores the opportunities, challenges, and strategies related to digital entrepreneurship in the Beninese and West African ecosystem, particularly in agriculture.
AI in Knowledge Work: Fields of Action and Approaches for an Employee-Oriented Design
This handbook identifies fields of approaches for an employee-oriented design of AI systems in knowledge work, asserting the need to design AI systems in the interests of employees
Civic Coding. Empirical Evidence and Recommendations to Support AI for the Common Good
Based on expert interviews and case studies, this study approaches the field of community-oriented AI development and describes the requirements for the community-oriented use of AI.
The Promises and Perils of Applying AI for Social Good in Entrepreneurship
Based on interviews with entrepreneurs, this paper offers key findings and recommendations for social entrepreneurs to navigate the perks and perils of applying AI for social good.
Platform Alternatives: The Strategic Guide to Responsible Platform Business
This guide highlights platform alternative strategies that decision-makers can pursue to mitigate platform capitalism’s problems.
Making Audits Meaningful
This brief explains how and why content moderation algorithm audits should be mandated by law within the four clear principles of independence, access, publicity, and resources.
Disclosure Rules for Algorithmic Content Moderation
This policy brief provides several recommendations for regulators on disclosure rules for algorithmic content moderation in order to increase transparency from social media platforms.
Freedom of Expression in the Digital Public Sphere
This policy brief aims to inform policymakers of the risks posed by the proliferation of algorithmic content moderation and the need for a more proactive regulatory governance approach.
Fairness in Targeted Advertising
This report provides concrete recommendations for platform companies, online advertisers, and policy makers to reduce the risks of gender stereotyping in targeted job advertising.
What to Explain When Explaining Is Difficult
This interdisciplinary primer discusses explainable AI and meaningful information in automated decision-making from a legal, design, and technical perspective.
AI by and for Women Roundtable
Based on a roundtable entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Women*", this paper outlines the ideas and demands for a more feminine and diverse AI as discussed together by the participants.
Digital Innovation in Medium-Sized Companies
This study offers case studies of successful digitization projects in Germany's medium-sized economy, revealing their unique challenges, conditions, and solutions.
Cooperation Between Startups and Medium-Sized Companies
This study looks into the systematic development of partnerships between startups and medium-sized companies, challenges involved, and the collaboration models suitable for both sides.
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