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Professor Dr. Frank Thomas Piller
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.
  • Founding Dean
  • Academic Director of EMBA
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Frank Thomas Piller
Education:
Universität Würzburg
Role:
  • Academic Leadership
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Technology and Innovation Management
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Strategy, Technology, Innovation
Methods:
Text Analysis
Sectors:
Hightech
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
Modules:
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Technology Management
Professor Dr. Malte Brettel
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.
  • Vice-Rector RWTH Aachen University
  • Academic Director RWTH International Academy
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Malte Brettel
Education:
TU Darmstadt
Role:
  • Academic Leadership
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Business Administration for Engineers and Natural Scientists
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Strategy, Technology, Innovation
Methods:
Econometrics
Sectors:
Healthcare
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Finance
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
Professor Torsten-Oliver Salge, PhD
Expert on strategic management as well as technology and innovation management with special emphasis on collaborative innovation, technological search and organizational learning.
  • Academic Director of Programs
  • Academic Director of MME-TIME
  • Academic Director of Certificate Program RWTH Research Manager
  • Academic Director of Summer School ACISS
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Torsten-Oliver Salge
Education:
University of Cambridge
Role:
  • Academic Leadership
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Innovation, Strategy and Organization Group
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Organization
Methods:
Econometrics, Survey, Text Analysis
Sectors:
Healthcare, Hightech, Public Services
Programs:
  • Strategic Management: From Intuition to Insight
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy I
Professor Dr. Thomas Kittsteiner
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.
  • Dean of School of Business and Economics
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Thomas Kittsteiner
Education:
Universität Mannheim
London School of Economics
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Strategy, Economics, Organization
Methods:
game theoretic analysis, experiments
Sectors:
e-commerce
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Strategic Management
Modules:
  • Strategy I
  • Strategy II
Professor Dr. Günther  Schuh
Managing Director of WZL, Chair of Production Engineering at WZL and Head of the Department for Technology Management at Fraunhofer IPT.
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Günther  Schuh
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Chief Technology Manager
  • Industrial Logistics
Professor Dr. Daniel Wentzel
Daniel Wentzel has been Professor of Marketing at RWTH Aachen University since 2011. His research interests focus on consumer behavior, innovation marketing, and product design.
  • Academic Director of Marketing
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Daniel Wentzel
Education:
Universität St. Gallen
Universität St. Gallen
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Marketing
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Marketing, Innovation, Technology
Methods:
Laboratory experiments, Field experiments, Surveys, Text Mining
Sectors:
Automotive, Services, Consumer goods, Retail
Professor Dr. Stefanie Paluch
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.
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Stefanie Paluch
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Service and Technology Marketing
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • B2B Marketing
  • Service and Technology Marketing
Professor Dr. Peter Letmathe
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.
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Peter Letmathe
Education:
Universität GH Essen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Role:
  • Academic Leadership
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Management Accounting
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Accounting, Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability
Methods:
Empirical methods (experiments, survey, archival data), quantitative modeling
Sectors:
Automobile indistry, energy industrie, mechanical engineering companies, various family companies in other sectors
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Controlling of Innovations
  • Managerial Accounting
Professor Dr. Thomas Lontzek
Expert on Risk Management and Decision Making under Uncertainty with special emphasis on economic growth, climate change and sustainability
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Thomas Lontzek
Education:
University of Kiel
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Climate Risk Management, Sustainable Growth under Uncertainty
Methods:
Dynamic Programming, Optimal Control
Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Marco Lübbecke
Expert in quantitative decision support, in particular operations research/prescriptive analytics; highly interdisciplinary; theory and applications driven (logistics, energy, healthcare, industry 4.0)
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Marco Lübbecke
Education:
TU Braunschweig
TU Berlin
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Operations Research
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Operations Research, Business Analytics, Data Science, Mathematical Optimization, Algorithmics
Methods:
quantitative methods, mathematical modeling, computer experiments
Sectors:
Logistics, Production, Traffic and Mobility, Healthcare, Energy
Professor Dr. Volker Stich
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Volker Stich
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Group:
FIR e.V. an der RWTH Aachen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Operation & Supply Chain Management
Modules:
  • Process & IT Management in Production Systems
  • Industrial Logistics
Professor Dr. Almut Balleer
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.
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Almut Balleer
Education:
University of Bonn
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Empirical Economic Research Unit
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Robert Boehm
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.
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Robert Boehm
Education:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofesso ) of Decision Analysis
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Social and Economic Psychology, Experimental and Behavioral Economics
Methods:
Surveys, Experiments
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Breuer
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.
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Wolfgang Breuer
Education:
Universität zu Köln
Universität zu Köln
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Assistant Professor ( Juniorprofessor ) of Decision Analysis
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Catherine Cleophas
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.
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Catherine Cleophas
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Research Group Advanced Analytics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Christian Grund
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).
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Christian Grund
Education:
Universität Bonn
Universität Bonn
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Methods:
Experiments, Surveys
Professor Dr. Özgür Gürerk
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.
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Özgür Gürerk
Education:
University of Erfurt
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Experimental Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Economics, Organization
Methods:
Lab and Field Experiments, AR/VR Experiments
Programs:
  • Management Research Methods and Big Data Analytics
Modules:
  • Introduction to Lab and VR Experiments
Professor Dr. Christine Harbring
Christine Harbring is an expert in experimental research on topics from organizational and personnel economics. She is full professor at RWTH Aachen University holding the Chair of Organization.
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Christine Harbring
Education:
Universität Bonn
Universität Köln
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Organization
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Organizational Economics, Human Resource Management, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics
Methods:
Empirical Research on the basis of field and experimental data
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personalmanagement
Professor Dr. Christian Hopp
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.
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Christian Hopp
Education:
Universität Konstanz
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Technology Entrepreneurship
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • Management Research Methods and Big Data Analytics
Modules:
  • Introduction to Applied Empirical Research and Replication Studies
Professor Dr. Christian Huber
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.
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Christian Huber
Education:
Universität Linz
Universität Wien
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Civil Law, Business Law and Labor Law
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Oliver Lorz
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.
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Oliver Lorz
Education:
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of International Economics Unit
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Reinhard Madlener
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.
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Reinhard Madlener
Education:
WU Wien
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Institute of Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Marion Ott
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.
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Marion Ott
Education:
Universität Karlsruhe
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Game Theory and Behavioral Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Björn Paape
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.
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Björn Paape
Education:
RWTH Aachen
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Didactics of Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Britta Peis
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.
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Britta Peis
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Management Science
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Aaron Praktiknjo
Aaron Praktiknjo ist assistant professor for energy resource and innovation economics. His research focuses on energy system analysis, security of supply, and the design of energy markets.
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Aaron Praktiknjo
Education:
TU Berlin
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Energy Resource and Innovation Economics
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Energy, Mobility, Environment, Technology, Innovation
Professor Dr Kai Reimers
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.
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Kai Reimers
Education:
Universität Wuppertal
Universität Bremen
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Business Information Systems and Electronic Business
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Micheal Schneider
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
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Micheal Schneider
Education:
Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Deutsche Post Chair of Optimization of Distribution Networks
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Bertram Ingolf Steininger
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).
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Bertram Ingolf Steininger
Education:
Universität Regensburg
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Real Estate Finance
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Paul Thomes
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.
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Paul Thomes
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Economic and Social History and History of Technology
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. Rüdiger von Nitzsch
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.
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Rüdiger von Nitzsch
Education:
RWTH Aachen
Universität zu Köln
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Decision Theory and Financial Services
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Professor Dr. rer. pol. Grit Walther
Expert in techno-economic modelling, design and operation of supply chains; optimization of production and logistics systems; sustainable supply chain management
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Grit Walther
Education:
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Operations Management
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Operations Management, Operations Research, Mobility, Environment
Methods:
Material flow management, Linear Optimization, Multicriteria Evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment
Sectors:
Ford Research Center, moovel GmbH
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Jürgen Karla
Professor for business informatics at Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and lecturer at RWTH Aachen. His research focusses on social media, mobile business and process management.
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Jürgen Karla
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Technology, Strategy
Methods:
Case Study, Text Analysis
Sectors:
Media, Internet
Professor Dr. Garnet Kasperk
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Garnet Kasperk
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of International Economics Unit
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Holger Ketteniss
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.
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Holger Ketteniss
Education:
RWTH Aachen
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Chair of Controlling
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Accounting
Methods:
statistics
Sectors:
general
Dr. Karin Knottenbauer
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.
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Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
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RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Bernd Kreuzer
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Bernd Kreuzer
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  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Dr. rer. pol. Dr. Claudia Nadler
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.
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Claudia Nadler
Education:
Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Finance, Energy, Mobility, Environment
Methods:
Surveys, Econometrics, Text Analysis
Dr. Dieter Pütz
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Dieter Pütz
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School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Joachim Schiffers
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Joachim Schiffers
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. Dr. phil Hans-Willi Schroiff, Dipl.-Psych.
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Hans-Willi Schroiff
Education:
RWTH Aachen
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Topics:
Innovation, Marketing, Consumer Insights, Consumer Psychology
Methods:
Experimental Methods, Survey Research, Neuromarketing
Sectors:
Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Automobile Industry
Prof. Dr.Ing. Dieter Steinbauer
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Dieter Steinbauer
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Toni Drescher
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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Toni Drescher
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Strategic Management
Modules:
  • Technology Management
  • Principles of Industrie 4.0
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Associate Professor Dr. Tomas Farchi, PhD
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.
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Tomas Farchi
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  • Affiliated Faculty
Group:
Organizational Behavior
School:
IAE Business School
Organisation:
Universidad Austral
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
Modules:
  • Leadership
  • Study Trip
Dr. Oliver Gassmann
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Oliver Gassmann
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
Organisation:
Universität St. Gallen
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Professor Dr. Robert Schmitt
Chair of Metrology and Quality Management at WZL and Head of the Department for Production Quality and Metrology at Fraunhofer IPT.
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Robert Schmitt
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Maschinenwesen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Quality and Evaluation
  • Quality Management
Professor Hartwig Steffenhagen, PhD
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.
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Hartwig Steffenhagen
Education:
Universität Münster
Universität Münster
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
Group:
FIR e.V. an der RWTH Aachen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Technology-Driven Marketing and Sales
Modules:
  • Industrial B2B Marketing
Professor Dr. Julia Bendul
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Julia Bendul
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
Group:
Institut für Fabrikanlagen und Logistik
Organisation:
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Operation & Supply Chain Management
Modules:
  • Principles of Supply Chain and Operations MGMT
Peter Nyhuis
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Peter Nyhuis
Organisation:
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Programs:
  • Operation & Supply Chain Management
Modules:
  • Production Management & Logistics
Dr. Gerhard Gudergan
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Gerhard Gudergan
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Digital Transformation
Modules:
  • Principles of Digitalization and Transformation
  • Digital Transformation
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Christoph Heinen
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Christoph Heinen
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
Modules:
  • Enterprise Simulation
Dr. Helmut Dinger
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Helmut Dinger
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Strategy and Research Planning
van Dijk
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van Dijk
Group:
Abteilungsleitung Technologietransfer
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Networks and partnerships
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Adamczak
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Adamczak
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Research Funding
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Bram  Wijlands, M.A
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Bram  Wijlands
School:
Dezernat 4.0 - Forschung und Karriere
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen
Programs:
  • RWTH Research manager
Modules:
  • Technology Transfer
Sankalp Chaturvedi, PhD
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.
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Sankalp Chaturvedi
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  • Affiliated Faculty
Professor Torsten Tomczak, PhD
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Torsten Tomczak
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
Group:
 Network Optimization in Production and Logistics
Organisation:
Universität St. Gallen
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Technology-Driven Marketing and Sales
Modules:
  • Principles of Marketing and Sales
Professor Dr. Richard Weber
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.
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Richard Weber
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Management Research Methods and Big Data Analytics
Modules:
  • Principles of Data Mining
  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis using Advanced Data Mining
Professor Eivor  Oborn, PhD
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.
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Eivor  Oborn
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
School:
Wawrwick Business School
Organisation:
The University of Warwick
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
Modules:
  • Managing Change & Organizational Dynamics
Professor Michael Barrett, PhD
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.
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Michael Barrett
Role:
  • Affiliated Faculty
School:
Judge Business School
Organisation:
University of Cambridge
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Cambridge Ecosystem Practicum
  • Digital Transformation and Information Systems Management
Professor Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten
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Carmen Leicht-Scholten
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Group:
Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL der RWTH Aachen
School:
Fakultät für Bauingenieurwesen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Design Thinking
  • Engineering, Culture and Society
Professor Dr. Heribert  Nacken
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Heribert  Nacken
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Group:
Lehrstuhl und Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe Profilbereich Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering (ECPE)
School:
Fakultät für Bauingenieurwesen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Flood RIsk Management
  • Geographic Information Systems in Water and Energy Management
Professor Dr. Alexander Mertens
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Alexander Mertens
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Group:
Lehrstuhl für Informationsmanagement im Maschinenbau Profilbereich Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Zentrum für Lern- und Wissensmanagement
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics
Professor Dr. Christian  Brecher
Chair of Machine Tools at WZL and Head of the Department for Production Machines at Fraunhofer IPT.
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Christian  Brecher
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Machine Tools
Professor Dr. Fritz  Klocke
Executive Director of Fraunhofer IPT, Chair of Manufacturing Technology at WZL and Head of the Department for Process Technology at Fraunhofer IPT.
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Fritz  Klocke
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Manufacturing Technology II
  • Principles of Manufacturing Technology
Professor Dr. Rik W. De Doncker
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Rik W. De Doncker
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Principles of Power Electronics
Professor Dr. Sabina  Jeschke
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.[1] 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).
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Sabina  Jeschke
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Principles of Robotic Engineering
Professor Dr. Johannes  Pinnekamp
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Johannes  Pinnekamp
Role:
  • Core Engineering Faculty
School:
Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft der RWTH Aachen
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Programs:
  • M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Modules:
  • Wastewater Treatment
Dr. David Antons
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.
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David Antons
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Dr. David Bendig
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David Bendig
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Kathleen  Diener
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Kathleen  Diener
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Methods:
Analytical techniques: regression analysis, analysis of variances, cluster analysis, factor analysis, Software: SPSS, STATA, SmartPLS, Data: interviews, self-conducted survey data
Dr. Jan  Kemper
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Jan  Kemper
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Methods:
Regression Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling, AMOS, SPSS, STATA, HLM, PLS, R, Quantitative Surveys
Dr. Dirk  Lüttgens
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.
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Dirk  Lüttgens
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Steffen  Strese
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Steffen  Strese
Education:
RWTH Aachen University
Role:
  • Core Business Faculty
School:
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Organisation:
RWTH Aachen University
Methods:
Regression Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling, AMOS, SPSS, STATA, PLS, Primary data (quantitative surveys) and secondary data