Vorlesung mit integrierter Übung

Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship

Name im Diploma SupplementSustainable Digital Entrepreneurship
Anbieter Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Sustainable Supply Chain Management (
LehrpersonProf. Dr. Hannes Rothe
Tomasz Waliczko
TurnusWintersemestermaximale Hörerschaft35

empfohlenes Vorwissen

The students should have a basic knowledge of information systems and be familiar with fundamental knowledge on digital entrepreneurship and basic understanding of Sustainability with focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The module Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship is an integrative course on the basics of digital entrepreneurship and sustainability. The course focuses on providing students with entrepreneurial and sustainability competences, including skills and knowledge on solving real life case studies. Within the frameworks of the course, students will learn following aspects: (a) team building, (b) innovation in digital startups, (c) sustainability in digital start-ups, (d) prototyping and minimum-viable products. The students are achieving capabilities to explore the mentioned aspects in group case study projects and individual assignments.


  • Dorofeeva, V. V. (2021, March). Opportunities for universities to use the German experience in the startup ecosystem development. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 689, No. 1, p. 012015). IOP Publishing.
  • Liedtke, M., Asghari, R., & Spengler, T. (2021). Fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems and the choice of location for new companies in rural areas–The case of Germany. Journal of Small Business Strategy (archive only), 31(4), 76-87.
  • Thirasak, V. (2019). Building an effective startup team. In International Conference on Advances in Business and Law (ICABL) (Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 18-27).
  • George, G., Merrill, R. K., & Schillebeeckx, S. J. (2021). Digital sustainability and entrepreneurship: How digital innovations are helping tackle climate change and sustainable development. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 45(5), 999-1027.
  • Franceschelli, M. V., Santoro, G., & Candelo, E. (2018). Business model innovation for sustainability: a food start-up case study. British Food Journal, 120(10), 2483-2494.
  • Moro-Visconti, R., Cruz Rambaud, S., & López Pascual, J. (2020). Sustainability in FinTechs: An explanation through business model scalability and market valuation. Sustainability, 12(24), 10316.

Further literature will be provided during the course

didaktisches Konzept

This course is a unique mixture of theoretical knowledge and practical experience for the students. Students are expected to work on the development of their teamwork skills over the case study project as well as learning the theoretical concepts of digital entrepreneurship.


  • WiInf-Ma-2010 > Wahlpflichtbereich > Wahlpflichtbereich I: Wirtschaftsinformatik > (1.-3. Fachsemester, Wahlpflicht) Modul "Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship "
WIWI‑C1225 - Vorlesung mit integrierter Übung: Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship