Peter Bican


Peter Bican studied law at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. During that time, he co-founded and led an e-commerce start-up until its acquisition.

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. His work experience spans consulting, audit, financial advisory, and capital market transactions in both SME and large multinational firms.

Thereafter, he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Technology- and Innovation Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Building on his prior experiences as educated Lawyer, MBA, and Certified Accountant (FCCA), he intensively studied questions on intellectual property and its strategic application at the intersection of law, business, and accounting. In addition, he spent multiple international research visits to the Center for Research in Technology and Innovation at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. Peter Bican joined the Chair of Technology Management at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg in May 2017 as Akademischer Rat (Assistant Professor).

Research Interest

His research interest in the field of Idea Management is centered on the question of development and strategic management of intellectual property rights. His interdisciplinary approach spans the full spectrum of intellectual property rights like patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks. Moreover, he analyzes the effect of intellectual assets on innovation and firm performance metrics.


Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement

Awards / Honours

2018 : Renate-Wittern-Sterzel-Preis der FAU (Gleichstellungspreis)

Publications (Download BibTeX)

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Straub, O., Bican, P., & Brem, A. (2020). Distinguishing Self-Sufficient Business Incubators in Start-up Incubation Ecosystems. In A. Novotny, E. Rasmussen, T. H. Clausen, & J. Wiklund (Eds.), Research Handbook on Start-Up Incubation Ecosystems. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
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., Masuch, M., Batz, K., Franke, J., Bican, P.,... Russer, P. (2018). Techno-Economic Evaluation of Strategic Solutions to Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 8th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC). Schweinfurt.
Weigelt, M., Mayr, A., Kühl, A., Batz, K., Bican, P., Russer, J.A.,... Franke, J. (2018). Techno-Economic Evaluation of Technological Alternatives to Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles. Park City, Utah.
Brem, A., & Bican, P. (2017). Forschungsförderung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen: Begrifflichkeiten und sachgerechte Abgrenzung. Wirtschaftsdienst, 97(9), 615-620.
Tiemer, J., Guderian, C.C., & Bican, P. (2017). HKS-Dessous: A Main Street Retail Entrepreneur Handling Digital Change. Ontario N6G 0N1, Canada: IVEY Publications.
Bican, P., Guderian, C.C., & Ringbeck, A. (2017). Managing Knowledge in Open Innovation Processes: An Intellectual Property Perspective. Journal of Knowledge Management, 21(6), 1384 - 1405.
Guderian, C.C., & Bican, P. (2016). Martin Bauer Group: Corporate Social Responsibility with EinDollarBrille. Ontario N6G 0N1, Canada: IVEY Publications.
Bican, P., & Truong, Q.N. (2014). Bayer in India: Intellectual Property Expropriation? Ontario N6G 0N1, Canada: ISB-IVEY Publications.
Conley, J.G., Bican, P., & Ernst, H. (2013). Value Articulation: A Framework for the Strategic Management of Intellectual Property. California Management Review, 55(4), 102-120.

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