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Prof. Dr. rer. oec. habil. Dr. h.c. rer. oec. et soc. Hans Georg Gemünden


Prof. Dr. rer. oec. habil. Dr. h.c. rer. oec. et soc. Hans Georg Gemünden helds the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management at Technische Universität Berlin from 1st of April 2000 to 30th of September 2015.

He published several books and a great number of articles in the field of Technology and Innovation Management, Corporate Management, Organization, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Accounting.

Prof. Gemünden's specific areas of current interest are the research of radical innovations and innovation networks, service innovations particularly in the field of telemedicine, entrepreneurship and strategic project management, as well as lead users and lead markets.

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Contact Information

email: hans.gemuenden(at)tim.tu-berlin.de

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Academic Background

Postdoctoral qualification: "Informationsverhalten und Effizienz"
Research Assistant at the institute of Business Administration, working for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hauschildt’s Chair for Organization at the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel
Doctorate in Transaction Marketing published under “Innovation Marketing”
Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hauschildt at the Saarland University Saarbrücken
Studies of Business Administration and Psychology at the Saarland University Saarbrücken

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Professional Experience

Organizer of IRNOP IX
Evaluator at the Economic Faculty at the Technical University Dresden
Program committee director for the annual meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research
Jury leader of the „NRW.Gruendet“ contest
Since 2009
Representative at Large of the Academy of Management for the TIM Division
Since 2009
Member of the Academic Senate at the TU Berlin
Since 2009
Director of the EXIST advisory board at BMWI
Since 2008
Assessor at the DFG – German Research Funding Organization
GKWI director at the TU Berlin
Vice Dean of the faculty for Economy and Management at the TU Berlin
GKWI member at the TU Berlin
Organizer of the 10th G-Forum (interdisciplinary conference for entrepreneurship researchers)
Director of the advisory board “Zukunftsperspektiven der deutschen Wirtschaft” (founding member since 1993)
Since 2003
German representative of PICMET-Conferences
Chairman of the Academic Committee for Technology and Innovation Management at the German Academic Association for Business Research
Since 2001
Voluntary service for FIBAA (accrediting MBA programs)
Since 1. April 2000
Leader of the department for Technology and Innovation Management at the institute for Technology and Management at the TU Berlin
Since 2000
Member of Technology and Economy Department at VDI
Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee for Technology and Innovation Management at the German Academic Association for Business Research
Exam auditor for certified accountants of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg
Organizer of KAINOVA: First Innovation Day in Karlsruhe
Work group director R&D Management for the “Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft“
Organizer of the 12th IMP Conference (International Marketing and Purchasing Conference)
Since 1993
Advisory board member at the VWI (Verband Deutscher Wirtschaftsingenieure e.V.)
Founding member of the faculty for Economic Science at the Technical University Dresden

Membership in boards of directors and advisory boards:

Board of directors: ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG (2006-2009)

Advisory board: Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA (2000-2008)

InnoZ InnoZ GmbH (Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel)(since 2007)


University Odensee (Denmark)

Drexel (USA, Philadelphia)

Nordische Universität (Flensburg)

Bundeswehr Universität (Hamburg)

Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Braunschweig,

Hagen, Klagenfurt (Austria) and TU Berlin

for chairs of Organization, Corporate Governance, Marketing, Controlling, Technology and Innovation Management, as well as Entrepreneurship


Visiting professor:

University Vienna

Robert Schuman University Strasbourg

Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences

Technical University Helsinki

Editorial Board Membership for the following journals:

  • International Journal of Research in Marketing (1986-1992)
  • Journal of Business Research (1990-1992)
  • Journal of Business-to-Business-Marketing (since 1990)
  • Journal for Business and Industrial Marketing (since 1997)
  • Projektmanagement (since 2001)
  • Die Betriebswirtschaft (2003 - 2005)
  • Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (since 2003)
  • International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP) (Editorial Board member since 2003)
  • The IMP Journal of Business (Editorial Board member since 2005-2007)
  • Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (since 2005)
  • International Journal of Project Management (International Editorial Board member since 2006)
  • European Journal of Entrepreneurship (Editorial Board member since foundation in 2008)

Publishership of series:

  • Jahrbuch Strategisches Kompetenzmanagement (Series "Strategisches Kompetenzmanagement" Gabler (in cooperation with J. Freiling et al.), since 2006.
  • Series "Entscheidungsunterstützung für ökonomische Probleme" Peter Lang (in cooperation with W. Gaul), until 1.4.2000.
  • Series "Strategisches Kompetenzmanagement" Gabler (in cooperation with J. Freiling, P. Hammann, H. H. Hinterhuber, G. Specht and E. Zahn), since 2001
  • Series "Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement" DUV (in cooperation with S. Albers, K. Brockhoff, H. Ernst, J. Hauschildt and Th. Teichert), since 2003
  • Series "Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung in forschungsintensiven Industrien" Gabler Research (in cooperation with Jens Leker, Gerhard Schewe, Sören Salomo, Katrin Talke)

Special Issue Editor:

  • Special Issue "Relationships and Networks", Journal of Business Research, (in cooperation with Th. Ritter), 2003.
  • Special Issue "Organizational Competences Supporting Radical Innovations" Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (in cooperation with Richard Leifer and Sören Salomo), 2007.
  • Special Issue "Innovation Management: Innovation Orientation, Innovativeness and Innovation Success" Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, (in cooperation with Holger Ernst), 2007 forthcoming.
  • Special Issue: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, Heft Nr. 3, 2007 "Innovation Management: "Open Innovation between and within Organizations" , (in cooperation with H. Ernst), 2007, Wiesbaden: Gabler.
  • Special Issue "Project and Programme Management" International Journal of Project Management (in cooperation with G. Winch and A. Söderholm), 2008.
  • Special Issue “Best-Papers of IRNOP 2009 in BERLIN” International Journal of Project Management, 28, Issue 10, 2010, forthcoming.

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Main research

1. Radical product innovations

  • Organizational requirements
  • Planning and controlling tools
  • Workflow management
  • Project culture
  • Informal cooperation of key people and formal work structure
  • R&D cooperations
  • Measurement of the degree of innovation
  • Success measurement
  • Innovation systems

2. Process innovations

  • Benefit measures of ERP/R3 systems and success factors
  • Benefit of B2B markets in the chemical industry from the buyer's perspective
  • Chances and risks of B2B markets from the supplier's perspective
  • Impact of planning quality on the success of process innovations (using the example of Inhouse Call Centers)

3. Business relations and cooperations

  • Business relations and cooperations
  • Relationship Management with focus on innovation oriented relationships
  • Success factors of national and international R&D cooperations

4. Innovation networks

  • Innovation networks and network competence
  • Innovation networks in traffic telematics
  • Innovation networks in medicine telematics
  • Innovation networks and corporate development of start-ups in nanotechnology

5. Key people in innovation processes

  • Cooperation of power, expert, process and relationship promotor, as well as technological gatekeeper
  • Characteristics of champions - similarities and differences between promotors and champions
  • Innovation barrier perception and resulting behavior of promotors and non-promotors

6. Teamwork in innovation processes

  • Teamwork quality within teams
  • Teamwork quality between teams in large-scale projects
  • R&D quality and teamwork in large-scale projects
  • Formal and informal cooperation in large-scale projects

7. Entrepreneurial Excellence

  • Cultural entrepreneurs
  • Success factors of teambuilding
  • Distribution of influence in teambuilding
  • Start-ups' market orientation in the software industry
  • Developmental dynamics of highly technological start-ups (nano-tech)
  • Developmental dynamics, commercial competence requirements (finance, marketing, technology management, corporate governance), and success of technology based start-ups

8. Technology transfer

  • Technology transfer from large-scale research centers
  • Technology transfer entrepreneurs
  • Technology transfer quality
  • Technology transfer between universities and big enterprises
  • Internal technology transfer between centralized research units and decentralized development units in business divisions

9. Project management

  • Success factors of project management
  • Foresight tools in project management
  • Resource allocation within multi project environments
  • Project-portfolio-management
  • Program management
  • Career systems
  • Careers in project management

10. Using market power to enhance innovations

  • Emergence conditions of lead markets
  • Ways of identifying lead markets
  • Exploration and exploitation strategies for lead markets
  • Lead user and lead expert approach
  • Competition and innovation

11. Future oriented corporate governance

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