Chair of Strategy, Innovation and Cooperation


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Home Office Announcement

Due to the current situation, the Chair of Strategy, Innovation and Cooperation has decided to move the daily work routine to the home office.

If you have any questions during this time, you can reach us as usual via our e-mail addresses and, for questions that cannot be answered exclusively by e-mail, also via Skype for Business*. Please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment.

Our secretary Jessica Cardoso is also available for you via Skype for Business as usual (exclusively by telephone, no video call!) during the usual office hours (Mon-Thu from 14:00-16:00 as well as Fri from 12:30-14:30).

As soon as we go back into regular operation, we will of course inform you on this way. Please note the measures and announcements of the university management too.

Until then we wish you good health and serenity.

* You can find detailed instructions at: at "Skype for Business". The service is also available to students and free of charge. However, the activation of the service must be done via VPN by clicking on the link "Activation" in the RHRK Portal.

our philosophy

Our goal at the Chair of Strategy, Innovation, and Cooperation is to foster an inspiring work and learning environment which aims to answer important questions concerning our discipline, the economy, and society as a whole. This is done with respect to the development of new business models to best suit digital transformation, or the management of interorganizational networks in crises, for example. Our research aims to study practice-oriented phenomena in a way that is interdisciplinary, empirical, and scientifically sound; in doing so, we can generate new insights into both theory and practice. We strengthen this through close co-operation with internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, France, and Germany. With partners in industry and the public sector, we can find new forms of co-operative and integrative collaboration between university and business.

our main research areas


This field sheds light on how organizations develop and change in order to successfully and sustainably operate in the current market. Key topics include Risk and Crisis Management as well as Organizational and Technological Path Dependency.

Innovation and Digitalization

Organizations are increasingly being faced with the need to innovate, especially to keep up with international competition. This trend is intensified by digitalization and with regards to business model innovation. Therefore, we consider both of these phenomena integratively from a theoretical and practice-oriented perspective to be vital.

Co-operation and Organization

This area of research focuses on means of co-operation that cross organizational boundaries, for example, interorganizational networking, crowd sourcing, or joint ventures. We also consider the impact on those involved in expanding interorganizational networks.

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