Research Profile

Practice-oriented transfer projects are at the core of CLIC’s research profile. Employing a variety of empirical methods, we explore both social coherences and digital innovations against the backdrop of current innovation processes and cross-sectoral value chains to develop solutions ready for use. In cooperation with our extensive network, our activities are oriented internationally and interdisciplinary. Our research is supported by public funding and projects with industry.

Research areas

  • Service Innovation
    • Business Model Innovation
    • Digital Business Models and Services
    • Service System Engineering
  • Customer Integration, also in the B2B Context
    • Value Co-Creation
    • Mass Customization
  • Digitization
    • Industry 4.0
    • Future of Work
  • Leading and Implementing Innovation

CLIC’s scientific output is visible in publications at international conferences and in various scientific journals.

As a competence center of a leading international business school, the education of young researchers is of great importance to us. By communicating our research results in academic contexts and involving students directly, for instance through master theses, we ensure the transfer of our research into higher education teaching.

Recent publications (selection):

  • Bessant, J., Lehman, C., Mosleh, W.S., Mosig, T., Rabes, K., Trifilova, A. (2016): Innovating innovation management teaching – The state of knowledge, working paper/report, I+VC2016, Linz, Austria.
  • Grafmüller, L., & Habicht H. (2016).  Current Challenges for Mass Customization on B2B Markets. Managing Complexity. Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation 2015, Montreal, Canada, p. 269-279.
  • Grafmüller, L., & Habicht H. (2016).  The value of mass-customized products. Exploring its peculiarities for business customers. 7th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Mosig T., Lehmann, C., &  Rabes K. (2017).  Current Challenges in Teaching and Coaching Innovation & Entrepreneurship: A Need Analysis. 28th ISPIM Innovation Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • Mosig, T., Grafmüller L., & Lehmann C. (2016).  Identifying business model patterns of B2B mass customizers: The case of German textile SMEs. 7th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia.

For a complete list of all publications, please follow this link.

For an overview of our ongoing and previous research projects, please visit our project page.