Masculinised mining industry meets equal indigenous society: How does this affect gender and the power relations within the local community? The sociologist Professor Martina Padmanabhan and the Development Economist Professor Michael Grimm found a European network of excellence on Feminist Political Ecology that carefully examines gender relations in the responses to environmental challenges.
The 'Digivation' project unites an interdisciplinary team from Passau, Paderborn and Aachen, who work on innovative concepts to accelerate the digital transformation process of German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Turning Indonesia organic: Can the agriculture of the world’s largest island country be transformed into a bioeconomy? A research team at the University of Passau explores the potential of organic farming in Indonesia - the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) supports the project with a budget of EUR 882.
Google, Apple, Facebook or Amazon – one thing the most valuable companies in the world have in common is that they have exclusive access to their users’ data. What does this spell out for competition in digital markets?
This web application allows students to play with their smartphones in class: Through classEx, lecturers can conduct interactive surveys and classroom experiments. In the future, pupils might profit from that in their economics lessons.
A research team headed by Prof. Michael Grimm, Chair of Development Economics at the University of Passau, examines the effectiveness of public work programmes in developing countries. In the first phase, the researchers have examined what is already known about the effectiveness of such programmes and the factors of that enhance or undermine their success in Africa and the MENA region.
In the second phase of the research project "How to ensure that public works programmes achieve what they promise?", the research team headed by Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm empirically examines the effects of past and present public works activities.
While there is a large body of research regarding the adoption of innovations at a consumer level, these decisions are under-researched in a business-to-business (B2B) context. This particularly applies for service innovations, which is surprising since this type of innovation offers substantial growth opportunities for companies producing goods as well as services.