Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy
Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy was a research assistant and doctoral student from May 2005 to August 2008 at the Dr. Theo Schöller-Stiftungslehrstuhl. The topic of his dissertation was titled ”Marching with the Penguin? Companies, their Employees, and Open Source Software“. From 2008 to 2012 he was a researcher at the Imperial College Business School in London. Since July 2012 he holds the Professorship for Strategic Entrepreneurship at the TU München Chair of Entrepreneurship. [Publications]
Prof. Dr. Jörn Block
Prof. Dr. Jörn Block was a research assistant/doctoral student (August 2005 – March 2009) and a postdoctoral researcher (March 2011 – July 2012) at the Dr. Theo Schöller Stiftungslehrstuhl. Since August 2012 he holds the Chair of Management at the University of Trier (http://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=2323). [Publications]
Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch
Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch was a Professor of Technology Management from January 2013 to March 2017. The research topics pursued by her and her research group included user and open innovation, online communities, and creativity and innovative behavior in companies. Since March 2017, she holds the Associate Professorship for Digital Economy at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg in association with the Institute for the World Economy in Kiel.
Prof. Dr. Tim Schweisfurth
Prof. Dr. Tim Schweisfurth was a post-doctoral research assistant from May 2013 to January 2018. His research interests are organizing for innovation, open and user innovation, and innovative behavior in organizations. Since February 2018, he is Associate Professor for Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg.
Prof. Dr. Marcus Wagner
Prof. Dr. Marcus Wagner was a post-doctoral research assistant at the Dr. Theo Schöller Stiftungslehrstuhl between August 2005 and June 2009. He habilitated in May 2009 and received the authorization to teach business studies. Since July 2009 he holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Growth at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. [Publications]
Prof. Dr. Michael Zaggl
Prof. Dr. Michael Zaggl was research group leader from August 2013 to July 2019. His research interests are distributed innovation, digitalization, and online communities. He is an associate professor for management at Aarhus University.
Since the re-establishment of the TIM Group, Evelin Winands has worked as office manager and secretary of Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel until March 2017. Beside the secretarial tasks, she has administrated the internal budget, external funding and staff related topics.Alumni
Dr. Dominic Distel
Dr. Dominic Distel was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from January 2015 to January 2017. The title of his dissertation is: " Markets for Technology in the Semiconductor Industry – The Role of Ability-Related Trust in the Market for IP Cores".
Dr. Rainer Filitz
Dr. Rainer Filitz was a doctoral student at the Theo Schöller Stiftungslehrstuhl from 2011 to 2015. The title of his dissertation is “Design, Competition, and Intellectual Property Rights”. [Publications]
Dr. Timo Fischer
Dr. Timo Fischer was a doctoral student at the Theo Schöller Stiftungslehrstuhl between 2007 and 2011. His disseration was about "Managing Value Capture - Empirical Analyses of Managerial Challenges in Capturing Value". [Publications]
Dr. Daniel Hoenig
Dr. Daniel Hoenig was a research assistant and external doctoral student at the TIM group from 2010 to 2012. In his dissertation he investigated "The Role of Patents in Venture Capital Financing - an Empirical Analysis from Different Perspectives." [Publications]
Dr. Alexander Hoffmann
Dr. Alexander Hoffmann was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from January 2013 to January 2015. The title of his dissertation was: "Value Capture in Disintegrated Value Chains: The Hierarchy Strategy". [Publications]
Dr. Florian Jell
Florian Jell was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from 2007 to 2011. The title of his dissertation was: "Strategies and Management of Filing Patent Applications - An Empirical Study". [Publications]
Dr. Stefanie Lernbecher (née Pangerl)
Dr. Stefanie Lernbecher was a research assistant and doctoral student at the Theo Schöller-Stiftungslehrstuhl from February 2005 to January 2009. The title of her dissertation is “Freedom of action and the acquisition of profit through innovation: An empirical analysis of defensive publishing”. Stefanie Lernbecher now works as a team leader and senior project manager at HYVE - the innovation company. [Publications]
Robert Lüttke was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from October 2010 to October 2015. The dissertation is about the Linux Operating System and the motivations of external developers to contribute to commercial projects. The dissertation is in the making. [Publications]
Dr. Philipp Pfingstag
Philipp Pfingstag was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from October 2013 to December 2017. The title of his dissertation was: "Economic Aspects of Synthetic Biology - The interplay Between Intellectual Property Rights, Research Tools, and Researcher Productivity". His dissertation is currently under review.
Dr. Simone Schöberl (née Käs)
Dr. Simone Schöberl was a research assistant and external doctoral student at the chair from 2005 to 2007. Her dissertation was on the topic of: ”Rethinking industry practice: The emergence of openness in the embedded component industry“. After receiving her doctoral degree she returned to McKinsey in February 2008.
Dr. Anja Schön
Anja Schön was a research assistant at the TIM group from October 2009 to October 2013. Her dissertation had the title "University-to-Industry Technology Transfer: Organizational Aspects". [Publications]
Dr. Manuel Sojer
Dr. Manuel Sojer was a research assistant and external doctoral student at the Theo Schöller Stiftungslehrstuhl from 2008 to 2010. The title of his dissertation was: ”Reusing Open Source Code: Value Creation and Value Appropriation Perspectives on Knowledge Reuse“. [Publications]
Dr. Frank Spiegel
Dr. Frank Spiegel was a research assistant at the TIM group from November 2008 to July 2012. His dissertation had the title "Family firms and innovation – empirical analyses on the level of regions, firms and patents". [Publications]
Dr. Annika Stiegler (née Bock)
Dr. Annika Stiegler was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from August 2009 to December 2011. The title of her dissertation was: "User-Manufacturer Integration – How User-Innovator Firms Exploit Their Innovativeness by Vertical Diversification". [Publications]
Dr. Katharina Tanimura
Katharina Tanimura was a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair from December 2012 to March 2018. The title of her dissertation was: "The patent value chain: Organizational processes, strategic integration, and implications for management research".
Dr. Josef Waltl
Dr. Josef Waltl was a research assistant at the TIM group from January 2011 to December 2012. His dissertation had the title "IP Modularity in Software Products and Software Platform Ecosystems". [Publications]
Dr. Johannes Wechsler
Dr. Johannes Wechsler was an external doctoral student at the Theo Schöller Stiftungslehrstuhl from September 2007 to December 2009. His dissertation was about "Openness in the Music Business - How record labels and artists may profil from reducing control".