Hertie School Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership Johanna Mair has spent over a year observing German hackathons to tackel the COVID-19 pandemic. Working alongside fellow researcher Thomas Gegenhuber, Assistant Professor of Digital Transformation at Leuphana University Lüneburg, she studied the #WirVsVirus and #UpdateDeutschland initiatives.

Now, the pair have published major takeaways from their research in the magazine Stanford Social Innovation Review. One key message they have for readers is that gathering a large number of ideas in hackathons is just the first step.

"The road to impact needs more than new ideas. It requires combining innovation and scaling," the authors suggest.

You can read the full article here.

The Hertie School is not responsible for any content linked or referred to from these pages.
Views expressed by the author/interviewee may not necessarily reflect the views and values of the Hertie School.

Previous item Next item