Technology and Innovation Management

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.

Academic Background

1986Postdoctoral qualification: "Informationsverhalten und Effizienz"
1979-1982Research 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
1979Doctorate in Transaction Marketing published under “Innovation Marketing”
1973-1979Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hauschildt at the Saarland University Saarbrücken
1970-1973Studies of Business Administration and Psychology at the Saarland University Saarbrücken

Professional Experience

2009Organizer of IRNOP IX
2009Evaluator at the Economic Faculty at the Technical University Dresden
2009Program committee director for the annual meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research
2009Jury leader of the „NRW.Gruendet“ contest
Since 2009Representative at Large of the Academy of Management for the TIM Division
Since 2009Member of the Academic Senate at the TU Berlin
Since 2009Director of the EXIST advisory board at BMWI
Since 2008Assessor at the DFG – German Research Funding Organization
2004-2007GKWI director at the TU Berlin
2003-2007Vice Dean of the faculty for Economy and Management at the TU Berlin
2000-2007GKWI member at the TU Berlin
2006Organizer of the 10th G-Forum (interdisciplinary conference for entrepreneurship researchers)
1999-2005Director of the advisory board “Zukunftsperspektiven der deutschen Wirtschaft” (founding member since 1993)
Since 2003German representative of PICMET-Conferences
2000-2002Chairman of the Academic Committee for Technology and Innovation Management at the German Academic Association for Business Research
Since 2001Voluntary service for FIBAA (accrediting MBA programs)
2000-2015Leader of the chair of Technology and Innovation Management at the institute for Technology and Management at the TU Berlin
Since 2000Member of Technology and Economy Department at VDI
1998-2000Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee for Technology and Innovation Management at the German Academic Association for Business Research
1996-2000Exam auditor for certified accountants of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg
1999Organizer of KAINOVA: First Innovation Day in Karlsruhe
1994-1998Work group director R&D Management for the “Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft“
1996Organizer of the 12th IMP Conference (International Marketing and Purchasing Conference)
Since 1993Advisory board member at the VWI (Verband Deutscher Wirtschaftsingenieure e.V.)
1990-1992Founding 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.

Main research

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Future oriented corporate governance


The list of publications includes monographs, readers, conference contributions and working papers.


Prof. Dr.

Hans Georg Gemünden

former head of chair

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