Prof. Frank Piller has been researching the design of customer-centric innovation and value-added processes for many years, the successful management of radical business model innovations and the use of external knowledge for the innovation process.
Malte Brettel studied industrial engineering at the TU Darmstadt, specializing in mechanical engineering. He was promoted and habilitated at the Scientific College of Management - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.
Thomas Kittsteiner is Professor for Microeconomics at RWTH Aachen University. His expertise is in strategic management and market design. He has published in leading academic journals and advised companies in market design and competition.
Stefanie Paluch studied Business Administration at the University of Dortmund and at the Ceram Business School in France with her Majors in International Management, Corporate Management and Marketing. After her Diploma, she was a Research Assistant at the Department of Marketing at TU Dortmund University. For her Dissertation ‘Customer Perception of Remote Service Technologies’ Stefanie Paluch received the Dissertation Award in 2011 by TU Dortmund University. Since October 2013 Stefanie Paluch was Interim Professor for Innovation and Technology Management and since May 2012 she was Assistant Professor for Service and Technology Management at the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Social Sciences at TU Dortmund University.
Peter Letmathe (born in 1966) studied business administration at University of Bielefeld where he graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann. He received his PhD (awarded with summa cum laude) from University GH Essen and completed his postdoctoral stage with his habilitation on “Flexible Standardization” at Ruhr-University Bochum. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked at both universities – Essen and Bochum – as research assistant in the fields of management accounting, operations management, and corporate environmental management. After completing his habilitation he was appointed Professor of Environmental and Technology Management at University of Bayreuth. Between 2002 and 2011 he held the chair of Value Chain Management with special focus on Small and Medium sized Enterprises at University of Siegen where he founded the SMI (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Institute Siegen) in 2003, which he headed until September 2011. Since October 2011 he holds the Chair of Management Accounting at RWTH Aachen University.
Academic Director of Certificate Program Management Accounting Systems for Innovation Management
Expert in quantitative decision support, in particular operations research/prescriptive analytics; highly interdisciplinary; theory and applications driven (logistics, energy, healthcare, industry 4.0)
Almut Balleer was born in 1979. She gained her doctoral degree from the University of Bonn, also visiting the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona on a Marie Curie research grant from the European Doctoral Program. In 2009 she became Assistant Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University, where she has been a research affiliate since 2015. She has also been a research professor with the Ifo Institute in Munich since 2013.In September 2012 she became Professor of Empirical Economic Research in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Robert Böhm was born in 1983. From 2002 to 2007 he studied psychology and intercultural communication at Chemnitz University of Technology and also at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Subsequent to graduation, he became a doctoral fellow at the International Graduate College Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups as well as at the International Max Planck Research School on Adaptive Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World in Jena. He received his doctoral degree from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in 2010. In July 2013, Robert Böhm took up a position as Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) of Decision Analysis in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Wolfgang Breuer was born in 1966 in Cologne. He studied business administration at the Universities of Siegen and Cologne, gaining a doctoral degree and a post-doctoral Habilitation degree from the latter. In 1995, Wolfgang Breuer obtained the Chair of Business Administration at the University of Bonn and, in 2000, he joined RWTH Aachen University, where he has since held the Chair of Business Administration and Finance.
Catherine Cleophas was born in Mönchengladbach in 1980. In 2006, she was appointed a fellowship of the Paderborn International Graduate School of Dynamic Intelligent Systems and joined the DS&OR Lab in a research cooperation with Deutsche Lufthansa. She completed her PhD in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, she worked as a consultant for Deutsche Lufthansa in Frankfurt am Main and was involved in the development of revenue management systems and simulation models. In 2011, she was appointed Assistant Professorship for Information Systems at Freie Universität Berlin. Since October 2013, she heads the Research Group Advanced Analytics in the research area Operations Research and Management at RWTH Aachen University.
Christian Grund was born in Minden/Westfalen in 1971. His first degree in business and economics was awarded in 1997 by the University of Hannover. In 2001 he received a doctoral degree and in 2005 a post-doctoral Habilitation degree, both from the University of Bonn. Having held chairs at the Universities of Würzburg and Duisburg-Essen, he came to RWTH Aachen University in October 2012 to head the Chair of Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics. Christian Grund is a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (ITA) and is also editor in chief of the German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management (ZfP).
Özgür Gürerk studied economics at the University of Bonn. He worked as a student assistant to Prof. Dr. Reinhard Selten at the Bonn Laboratory for Experimental Economics. In 2001, he was appointed as a research assistant and the manager of the Laboratory for Experimental Economics at the University of Erfurt, where he gained his doctoral degree - Dr. rer. pol. - in 2007. In 2011, he completed a research stay at the University of Nottingham in England. In May 2013, he joined RWTH Aachen University.
Christian Hopp studied business administration at universities in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. He holds a Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. Pol.) in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of Konstanz, a Master in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and a Master in Financial Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands. Prior to joining RWTH Aachen University in August 2013, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. His research encompasses various areas ranging from Venture Capital Financing, Human Resource Management, to Entrepreneurship.
Christian Huber was born in Linz, Austria in 1955. After receiving a Habilitation from the University of Vienna in 1992 he worked as a visiting professor at the universities of Potsdam and Münster. Having declined a professorship at the University of Münster, he became a professor at the University of Augsburg in 1995. In 1998, he moved to RWTH Aachen University, where he has since held the Chair of Civil Law, Business Law and Labor Law. Since 2008, Christian Huber has also been a counselling lecturer for the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes foundation.
Oliver Lorz was born in Kassel in 1968. He studied economics at the University of Konstanz and received a doctoral degree as well as a post-doctoral Habilitation degree from Kiel University. He worked as a research associate at the Kiel Institute of World Economics and held positions as a temporary professor at the University of Konstanz and at Kiel University. He was a visiting research scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts and at Massey University, New Zealand. Since 2004, Oliver Lorz has been Professor of International Economics in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Reinhard Madlener studied commerce and finance as well as paedagogics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Wien) and then also economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (IHS). He was the managing director of the Institute for Advanced Studies Carinthia (1999-2000), assistant professor at the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), ETH Zurich (2001-2007), lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zurich (as of 2003), and senior researcher at the German Institute of Economic Research / DIW Berlin (2007). Reinhard Madlener is one of five full professors at the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC), established at RWTH Aachen University at the end of 2006, and is the director of the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN), founded by himself in June 2007. From December 2010 to April 2014, Reinhard Madlener was the RWTH director of JARA Energy (www.jara.org), and since May 2014 he has been the vice director.
Marion Ott studied business engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and received her doctoral degree in economics from the same university in 2009. From 2003 to 2008, she was a member of the SFB 504 (national research center) located at the University of Mannheim. In 2010, she joined the Chair of Economics, in Particular Microeconomics, headed by Prof. Kittsteiner at RWTH Aachen University. Since July 2011, she has been junior professor (assistant professor) of game theory and behavioral economics at RWTH Aachen University. In 2009/2010 and 2013 she spent several months as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, USA.
Björn Paape was born in 1965. He studied business administration at the universities of Paderborn and Cologne, followed by the postgraduate program Master of European Studies at RWTH Aachen University. He obtained the First and Second State Examination qualifications for teachers at vocational colleges. He received a doctoral degree in pedagogics and in philosophy, both from RWTH Aachen University. In 2001, he became a professor at the University of Cooperative Education in Lörrach and in 2002 he became a professor at RWTH Aachen University. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Maribor (Slovenia) and at the University of Cooperative Education in Lörrach.He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Maribor in 2014.
Britta Peis was born in Winterberg in 1975. She studied sport sciences at the German Sport University Cologne and mathematics at the University of Cologne. She received her doctoral degree from the Center for Applied Mathematics at the latter in 2006, having worked and studied there since 2002. After subsequently holding a position at TU Dortmund University’s Chair of Discrete Optimization, Britta Peis joined the research group “Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms” at TU Berlin University in 2007. From October 2010 to April 2011, she held the position of interim Professor of Mathematical Optimization at Magdeburg’s Otto von Guericke University. In September 2013, Britta Peis joined the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University as Professor of Management Science.
Kai Reimers was born in 1963 in Wiesbaden. Having studied business administration and economics in Germany, he received a doctoral degree in economics and business administration from the University of Wuppertal and a post-doctoral Habilitation degree from the University of Bremen. From September 1998 to August 2003, under the sponsorship of the DAAD, he worked as a visiting professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing. In September 2003, he joined the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University as Professor of Information Systems and Electronic Business, where he works at the interface between information systems and organization theory.
Having studied business administration and computer administration at the University of Mannheim, Michael Schneider received his doctoral degree from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in 2012. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as assistant professor in Logistics Planning and Information Systems at the TU Darmstadt, where he also obtained his venia legendi in business administration. Since June 2016, he holds the Deutsche Post Chair of Optimization of Distribution Networks (DPOR) at RWTH Aachen University.
Academic Director of the MME Data Science and Optimization
Since December 2012, Bertram I. Steininger has been a Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) of Real Estate Finance at RWTH Aachen University. Previously, he worked as a postdoc in the department of International Finance and Financial Management at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, having gained his doctoral degree from the IRE|BS-International Real Estate Business School at the University of Regensburg. Bertram I. Steininger collaborates with other research institutes as a member of the Leibniz research network Real Estate Markets and Capital Markets (ReCapNet).
Born in 1953, Paul Thomes studied English, history, and economics at the Universities of Saarbrücken in Germany and Edinburgh in the UK. He received a doctoral degree in 1984, following his dissertation on the history of the Prussian savings banks, and a post-doctoral Habilitation degree in 1992, following his work on the economy of the early modern town. Having held positions as interim professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main and at RWTH Aachen University, Paul Thomes became Professor of Economic and Social History and History of Technology at the latter in 1996.
Rüdiger von Nitzsch was born in 1960. He studied computer science and business administration at RWTH Aachen University from 1980 to 1986, receiving his doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University and his post-doctoral Habilitation degree from the University of Cologne. Since 1996, Rüdiger von Nitzsch has been Professor of Decision Theory and Financial Services in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Holger Ketteniß was born in Stolberg in 1975. He studied business administration at RWTH Aachen University from 1995 to 2000. Until 2000, he was working as a researcher in the fields of management accounting and international accounting. In 2008, he received his doctoral degree from RWTH Aachen University. Since 2010, Holger Ketteniß has been working for the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University as a lecturer in the field of accounting.
Karin Knottenbauer studied French at the University of Nice in France, business administration at the University of Saarland, and economics at Hohenheim University, receiving a degree in economics from the latter in 1991 and a doctoral degree in economics in 1999. From 2004 to 2005, she worked as a visiting professor in economics at York University in Toronto. Since 2005, Karin Knottenbauer has been a lecturer in economics in the School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University.
Claudia Nadler (née Kreuz), born in 1974, holds a degree in economics and business administration. In 2005, she received her doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Düsseldorf and has worked since then as a researcher and senior lecturer at the Chair of Business Administration and Finance at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2000, she has been part of different consultancy teams, mainly concerning projects in the research fields of international real estate and the implementation of urban development funds in the European Union.
As head of technology management at the Fraunhofer Institute for production technology, Tony Drescher accompanies consulting projects to implement and role out strategies, processes and methods of technology management in mid to large sized companies. This includes the systematic approach to identify new technologies (mega trend analysis, scenario technique, network and community management etc.) in the so called fuzzy front end.
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Tomas Farchi is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behaviour Department at IAE Business School. In addition to his position at IAE, Tomas is a Visiting Scholar at University of Oxford and a recipient of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR, UK) grant to study novel forms of knowledge coordination in biomedical research centres. His research also examines the nature of expert knowledge and its problematic appropriation from users in large and heterogeneous professional groups.
Hartwig Steffenhagen was born in 1943 in Halle. After his vocational training at a banking institute he studied Business Administration at the University of Munich during the years of 1964 - 1969. Prof. Steffenhagen received his doctor's degree in 1972 at the University of Münster. There he habilitated in 1976. In the year 1977 he became the Professor of Marketing at the University of Siegen. Until his retirement in 2011 he was the Professor of the Chair of Marketing and Corporate Policy at the RWTH Aachen since 1980. He still remains closely associated with the Chair.
Sankalp Chaturvedi is an Associate Professor (Organisational Behavior & Leadership) at the Imperial College Business School. Currently, Sankalp is also leading the Gandhi Centre within the School. He holds a PhD from the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. Prior to his PhD, he has a Masters in Human Resource Development and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) and a Bachelors in Engineering from RAU, Udaipur (India). The central focus of Sankalp’s research is in the areas of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB), Leadership, and Interpersonal Trust. His articles have been published/ accepted in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Strategic Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management , Journal of Vocational Behavior, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Energy Policy and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, among others.
Richard Weber is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Director of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Universidad de Chile. He has held visiting positions at the University of Osaka (Japan), the University of Tokyo (Japan), the University of Alberta (Canada), KU Leuven (Belgium), RWTH Aachen (Germany), and the University of Vienna (Austria), among others. His research interests include data mining, dynamic data mining, data science, and social network analysis with applications to business analytics and crime analytics.
Eivor Oborn joined Warwick Business School in October 2012 as Professor of Health Care Management. She is also a Research Fellow at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. Eivor holds an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Bio-Surgery and Surgical Technology at Imperial College London, working in association with Lord Darzi. She received her PhD as a Gates Scholar from Cambridge Judge Business School in 2006.
Michael Barrett is Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies and Fellow of Hughes Hall at the University of Cambridge. He is also Academic Director of Cambridge Digital Innovation. Michael has held visiting appointments at MIT (2006) and the London School of Economics (2000). He cooperates closely with a number of companies including work closely in research and executive education for a number of organisations, including Thomson Reuters, Statoil, Bank of China, China Mobile, BT, IBM, HP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coventry Building Society, Shell Exploration, and the World Health Organization.
Sabina Jeschke is a German university professor for Information Sciences in Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University. She is also the director of the Institute Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU. Since 2011 she is the vice dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University.Some of the main areas of her research are complex IT-systems (e.g. cloud computing, Internet of Things, green IT & ET, semantic web services), robotics and automation (e.g. heterogeneous and cooperative robotics, cooperative agents, web services for robotics), traffic and mobility (autonomous and semi-autonomous traffic systems, international logistics, car2car & car2X models) and virtual worlds for research alliances (e.g. virtual and remote laboratories, intelligent assistants, semantic coding of specialised information).
David Antons studied business administration at RWTH Aachen University and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Concluding a four-year stint as a research associate at the Technology and Innovation Management Group, he completed his doctoral studies conducted in close cooperation with the Institute of Psychology at RWTH Aachen University. In October 2013 he joined the Innovation, Strategy and Organisation Group as Assistant Professor.
Dirk Lüttgens studied business administration at the RWTH Aachen University. He received his phd supervised by Prof. Schröder on the subject: “Integration of external knowledge in the innovation process: an empirical analysis.“ He works at the TIM Group as a Assistant Professor and Post-Doc since 2011.