Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Professional Career

  • Career start with an apprenticeship as an industrial management assistant and one year's work in the purchasing department of a medium-sized company
  • Studies in industrial engineering at University of Karlsruhe (TH) with focus on marketing and innovation management.
  • After completing his studies in February 1992, he worked as a management consultant in innovation funding for two years.
  • In the summer of 1997, he received his doctorate at the Faculty of Economics at University of Karlsruhe (TH) on the topic "Beziehungspromotoren – Gestalter erfolgreicher Geschäftsbeziehungen".
  • Habilitation on the topic "Technology Transfer between Science and Business" at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Technical University (TU) Berlin in February 2002.
  • Visiting professor at the Department of International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School in summer 2002.
  • In March 2003 he was appointed to the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Kiel University. Additionally, he took over the management of the “Studienkolleg BWL” for students of other faculties of Kiel University.
  • 1st prize for scientific work for technology transfer research awarded by the Industrial Research Foundation.
  • In January 2007 he received an offer to WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (rejected).
  • Admittance to the Technical Faculty (second membership) of Kiel University in February 2008.
  • From April 2007 to March 2009 and in the winter semester 2012/2013 Managing Director of the Institute of Business Administration
  • Since February 2011 Managing Director of the Institute for Innovation Research.
  • In March 2012, he received an offer of Telfer School of Management (RBC Financial Group Professor in the Commercialization of Innovation), University of Ottawa (rejected).
  • From August 2012 to June 2014, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Kiel University.
  • From August 2012 to June 2014 member of the Senate of Kiel University.
  • From July 2014 to June 2016 Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of Kiel University.
  • Since July 2016, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Kiel University.