Prof. Dr. Peter Bican

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Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 1
28359 Bremen
WiWi1, room A3190
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-66550
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During the absence of Prof. Dr. Sarianna Lundan, Prof. Dr. Peter M. Bican has taken over as professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for International Management & Governance at the University of Bremen, effective April 1st, 2024.

Prof. Bican studied law at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). After the legal preparatory service and an MBA in Business Integration at the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany, and the Boston University, Questrom School of Business, USA, he joined Deloitte in Luxembourg und PwC in Frankfurt, Germany.

After his education as Lawyer, MBA, and Certified Accountant (FCCA), he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Technology- and Innovation Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, where he also obtained his PhD. After serving as an Akademischer Rat and professor (Vertretungsprofessur) at the Chair of Technology Management at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, he conducted research as an Affiliated Researcher at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.

His research focuses on internationalization and strategy for sustainable management of Research and Development (R&D) in technology-oriented companies, emphasizing the strategic management of intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and digitalization.




Bratfisch C., Riar FJ., Bican P. (2023) When entrepreneurship meets finance and accounting: (non-)financial information exchange between venture capital investors, business angels, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing 15 (2023), S. 63-90

Demir E., Bican P. (2023) Patents and Sustainable Medical Treatment in Developing Countries: Lessons from COVID-19 Vaccines. Sustainability



Bican P., Caspary D., Guderian C. (2022) Cross-Border Dynamics of IP Modularity: International Patenting in LEDs and Lithium-Ion Secondary Battery Technology. Management International Review 

Dreiling A., Bican P. Pioneer or follower: Which strategy to choose? Taylor and Francis, 2022 ISBN: 9781000596663 DOI: 10.4324/9781003046899-10

Endres M., Bican P., Wöllner T. (2022) Sustainability meets agile: Using Scrum to develop frugal innovations. Journal of Cleaner Production 347



Hohl L., Bican P., Guderian C., Riar FJ. (2021) Gender Diversity Effects in Investment Decisions Journal of Entrepreneurship 30, S. 134-152

Keidel J., Bican P., Riar FJ. (2021) Influential factors of network changes: Dynamic network ties and sustainable startup embeddedness. Sustainability

Riar FJ., Bican P., Fischer J. (2021) It wasn't me: Entrepreneurial failure attribution and learning from failure. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, S. 113-136

Rohn D., Bican P., Brem A., Kraus S., Clauss T. (2021) Digital platform-based business models – An exploration of critical success factors. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management

Scheuenstuhl F., Bican P., Brem A. (2021) HOW CAN the LEAN STARTUP APPROACH IMPROVE the INNOVATION PROCESS of ESTABLISHED COMPANIES? AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH. International Journal of Innovation Management

Weyer J., Tiberius V., Bican P., Kraus S. (2021) Digitizing Grocery Retailing: The Role of Emerging Technologies in the Value Chain. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management



Bican P., Brem A. (2020) Digital Business Model, Digital Transformation, Digital Entrepreneurship: Is there a sustainable "digital"? Sustainability

Bican P., Brem A. (2020) Managing innovation performance: Results from an industry-spanning explorative study on R&D key measures Creativity and Innovation Management

Brem A., Bican P., Wimschneider C. (Hrsg.) (2020) Gender Differences in Technology and Innovation Management - Insights from Experimental Research De Gruyter Studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship ISBN: 978-3-11-059079-1

Clauss T., Kraus S., Kallinger FL., Bican P., Brem A., Kailer N.(2020) Organizational ambidexterity and competitive advantage: The role of strategic agility in the exploration-exploitation paradox Journal of Innovation & Knowledge

Guderian C., Bican P., Riar FJ., Chattopadhyay S. (2020) Innovation management in crisis: patent analytics as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic R & D Management

Hommel K., Bican P. (2020) Digital entrepreneurship in finance: fintechs and funding decision criteria Sustainability

Straub O., Bican P., Brem A. (2020) Distinguishing Self-Sufficient Business Incubators in Start-up Incubation Ecosystems A. Novotny, E. Rasmussen, T. H. Clausen, & J. Wiklund (Hrsg.): Research Handbook on Start-Up Incubation Ecosystems, Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 352 6

Wagner S., Bican P., Brem A. (2020) Critical success factors in the front end of innovation: Results from an empirical study International Journal of Innovation Managemen10.1142/S1363919621500468



Brand M., Tiberius V., Bican P., Brem A. (2019) Agility as an innovation driver: towards an agile front end of innovation framework Review of Managerial Science DOI

Henninger P., Brem A., Giones F., Bican P., Wimschneider C.(2019) Effectuation vs. Causation: Can established firms use Start-Up Decision-Making Principles to stay innovative? International Journal of Innovation Management



Weigelt M., Mayr A., Kühl A., Batz K., Bican P., Russer JA., Russer P., Franke J. (2018) Techno-Economic Evaluation of Technological Alternatives to Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles 5th Annual Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles (Park City, Utah, 26. Februar 2018 - 27. Februar 2018)

Weigelt M., Mayr A., Masuch M., Batz K., Franke J., Bican P., Brem A., Russer JA., Russer P. (2018) Techno-Economic Evaluation of Strategic Solutions to Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles 8th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC) (Schweinfurt, 4. Dezember 2018 - 5. Dezember 2018) 10.1109/EDPC.2018.8658329