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Prof. Dr. Christian Stummer - Research


Full Professor / Head of Chair

Prof. Dr. Christian Stummer


Bielefeld University
Department of Business Administration and Economics
Chair of Innovation and Technology Management

Universitaetsstr. 25
D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany

Phone: +49 521.106-4892
E-Mail: christian.stummer@uni-bielefeld.de

Room: UHG V9-147, Layout

Research Interests

Currently, I am particularly interested in the following research topics:

  • Economic implications of smart products (e.g., corresponding business model innovations, smartness barriers)
  • Market diffusion of innovations and technologies (e.g., planning the market introduction of new products, multi-generation technology succession, path dependencies in the development of dominant designs)
  • Management of research and development (e.g., R&D project selection and resource allocation)
  • Technology transfer between universities and industry, in particular academic patenting (e.g., incentives for scientists)
  • Market development of two-sided digital platforms.

In order to address these issues various methods may be applied (and combined if necessary):

  • Agent-based market simulation (as, for instance, has been the case in research projects QuaSiMoDI, MCCE, MOSES3, and itsowl-VorZug)
  • Quantitative empirical studies (e.g., by using subjects from mTurk)
  • Qualitative empirical studies (e.g., interviews and/or case studies)
  • Mathematical modeling of real-world problems and (interactive) decision support; alternative solutions also may be identified through (multi-objective) meta-heuristic solution procedures (e.g., Tabu Search, GA, ACO).

Research Projects

Adaptive and Mobile Action Assistance in Daily Living Activities (ADAMAAS)
May 2015 - April 2018
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - Collaborative Research
Member of the Supervisory Board

itsowl VorZug (ITS-ABS)
Oct. 2012 - June 2017
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - Leading-Edge Cluster-Project
Responsible for research activity ITS-ABS

Ökonomische und rechtliche Implikationen von intelligenten Produkten
Nov. 2015 - April 2016
Uni-internes Sondierungsprojekt (WiWi, ReWi, CITEC)

Multi-Objective decision Support for Efficient information Security Safeguard Selection (MOSES3)
Sept. 2011 - Aug. 2015
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Research Project
initially Project Leader, then Project Partner (due to appointment at Bielefeld University)

Academic Patenting in Europe (APE-INV)
May 2009 - Sept. 2013
European Science Foundation Research Networking Programme (EFP-RNP)
Member of the Steering Committee

Quantitively Simulating and Modeling the Diffusion of Innovations (QuaSiMoDI)
Jan. 2008 - June 2011
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Research Project
Project Leader

Multi-Channel Consumer Experience (MCCE)
Sept. 2008 - Oct. 2010
Jubiläumsfonds der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank (OeNB) Research Project
Project Leader

Agent-based Simulation of an Integrated Multi-Channel Environment
Dec. 2008 - Oct. 2009
Applied Research Project
Project Leader

Competence-Driven Project Portfolio Analysis (CDPPA)
Jan. 2006 - Sept. 2008
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Translational Research Project

EZ-P4 II, WP "Market Potential of BioFiT Fuels"
March 2006 - Sept. 2007
Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
Project Partner

Multiobjective Meta-Heuristics in R&D Management
Dec. 2003 - Sept. 2004
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship
Project Leader

Membership in Scientific Societies

Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (German Academic Society for Business Research)

INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

GOR - Gesellschaft für Operations Research.
Chair of the Working Group on "Simulation und Optimization of Complex Systems" (since 2018)

ÖGOR - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Operations Research

IEEE-TEMS - Technology and Engineering Management Society

AIS - Association for Information Systems

EURO Working Group on Metaheuristics

MCDM Society - International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

OCG - Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft

Universitätsgesellschaft Bielefeld

Editorial Activities & Reviews

Central European Journal of Operations Research (Co-Editor)
EURO Journal on Decision Processes (Editorial Board Member)

Schmalenbach Business Review (Guest Editor of Special Section of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges in Managing Smart Products and Services, together with N. Bilstein, Vol. 72 (2020), No. 4)
Central European Journal of Operations Research (Guest Editor of Special Issue of Emerging and Innovative OR Applications: In Honor of Walter J. Gutjahr, together with I. Bomze, K.F. Doerner, R.F. Hartl, U. Leopold-Wildburger, G. Pflug, M. Rauner, G. Tragler, and T. Wakolbinger, Vol. 26 (2018), No. 2)
Annals of Operations Research (Guest Editor of SI for ORP3 - 2012 together with K.F. Doerner and J.-J. Salazar-Gonzalez, Vol. 236 (2016), No. 2)
Central European Journal of Operations Research (Guest Editor of Special Issue for the Workshop on Agent-based Simulation of Diffusion Processes, Vol. 20 (2012), No. 2)

Advances in Operations Research
Annals of Operations Research
Business & Information Systems Engineering
Business Research
Central European Journal of Operations Research
Computers & Operations Research
Decision Support Systems
Economics of Innovation and New Technology
European Journal of Industrial Engineering
European Journal of Marketing
European Journal of Operational Research
European Transport Research Review
Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal
Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management
Group Decision and Negotiation
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Information Sciences
International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
International Journal of Operational Research
International Journal of Production Research
International Journal of Services, Economics, and Management
International Journal of Technology Management
International Transactions in Operational Research
Journal für Betriebswirtschaft
Journal of Applied Mathematics
Journal of Business Economics
Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination
Journal of Heuristics
Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Journal of Marketing Management
Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Making
Journal of Product Innovation Management
Journal of Service Science Research
Journal of the Operational Research Society
Journal of the Spanish Statistical and Operations Research Society
Management Review Quarterly
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
OR Spectrum
Production and Operations Management
Project Management Journal
Schmalenbach Business Review
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
The Computer Journal

Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria)
Austrian Accreditation Council (ÖAR)
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
European Science Foundation (ESF)
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
German Council of Science and Humanities (WR)
German National Academic Foundation
Kardinal Innitzer Studienfonds
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Swedish Research Council (VR)