I’m currently Professor of International Business / Digital Business and the Academic Director of the Master in Sports Business and Communication at Munich Business School. I’m Associate Director at MUUUH! Next, a digital consultancy. Furthermore, I’m heading the research committee of the German Association for Community Management.
I’ve long taken an interest in how digital technologies are changing organizations and the type of digital strategies they develop to cope with these changes. I’m also curious about how value is created through communities, how they affect the performance and adaptability of organizations, and how community success may be evaluated. I’m doing consulting, teaching, and research on these topics.
I’ve presented my work at major academic conferences, such as the annual meetings of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management, and leading industry events, such as IBM Connect (see Speaking). It has been published in academic journals, such as the Journal of Business Strategy and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management, as well as in practitioner outlets, such as Ideen- und Innovationsmanagement or personal manager (see Publications). My work is also frequently featured in popular media, such as WELT, HORIZONT, w&v, among others (see In the news).
I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management and Economics from the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Management Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. I graduated with a PhD in Management (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Doctoral Program in ‘Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships’, run by the European University Viadrina and the German Graduate School of Management and Law. Following my PhD, I was a visiting researcher at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with Samer Faraj’s Research Group on Complex Collaboration – a true privilege!
When I’m not in the office, I really enjoy taking walks along the Isar river with my wife and my son. If time permits, we also go for hikes in the Alps. I love playing beach volleyball, but rarely get time to practice.