Chair of Strategy, Innovation and Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Gordon Müller-Seitz

Chair and Professor of Strategy, Innovation und Cooperation


Contact

Gottlieb-Daimler-Str.
Building 42
Room 146
67663 Kaiserslautern

E-Mail: sic(at)wiwi.uni-kl.de
Phone: +49 (0) 631 205 5009

Consultation hours: On appointment

Main Area of Research

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Network Management
  • Urban Management
  • Risk Management/ Handling with Uncertainty

Further Area of Research:

  • Project Management
  • Field-configuring events

teaching activities

  • Strategic Management (Bachelor)
  • Philosophy of Science (Bachelor)
  • KLOOC - Kaiserslauterer Open Online Course "Sustainable development" (Bachelor)
  • Managing the digital transformation (Master)
  • Management Consulting (Master)
  • Innovation Management (Master)
  • Managing Interorganizational Relationships (Master)
  • Management in Far East Asia (Master)
  • Lecture series "Leading in global responsibility" (Master)
  • Qualitative Methods (Master)
  • Supervision of bachelor and master theses as well as study and research projects
  • Qualitative Research and Methods (Doctoral)
  • Peer-reviewed publishing (Doctoral)
  • 09/2014 - to date: Chair of Strategy, Innovation and Cooperation, Department of Economics, Technical University of Kaiserslautern
  • 03/2014 - 09/2014: Professorship for Business Administration, in particular Strategy, Organization, Innovation, Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 04/2013 - 02/2014: Representation of the Chair of General Business Administration and Organization at the University of Stuttgart
  • 02/2010 - 03/2013: Funding by the German Research Foundation ("Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft") ("Eigene Stelle"), located at the Chair of Corporate Cooperation (Professor Dr. Jörg Sydow), Management Department, Free University of Berlin    
  • 10/2011 - 03/2012: Representation of the Chair of Organization and Corporate Management at the University of Göttingen   
  • 02/2012: Award of the venia legendi for Business Administration (topic of the cumulative habilitation: "Innovation, Knowledge, Management Contributions to the Nexus Organisation-Environment"; reviewer: Professor Dr. Jörg Sydow, Professor Dr. Georg Schreyögg)
  • 11/2010 - 12/2013: Dahlem Research & Consulting Group GmbH, Berlin, Managing Partner    
  • 05/2009 - 01/2010: Research Assistant at the Chair of Corporate Cooperation (Professor Dr. Jörg Sydow), Free University of Berlin    
  • 04/2008 - 04/2009: Research Assistant at the Institute of Sociology, Technical University of Berlin (Professor Dr. Arnold Windeler)    
  • 01/2004 - 02/2007: Research Assistant at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Potsdam (Professor Dr. Guido Reger)
  • 01/2004 - 02/2007: Research assistant (Erich-Kellerhals-Scholarship holder) at the Chair of Organization, Personnel and Corporate Development, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Professor Dr. Max Ringlstetter); doctoral studies, topic: "Positive Emotionality in Organizations".  
  • 08/2001 - 12/2001: Semester abroad, European Business School, London, UK    
  • 10/1998 - 10/2003: Studies of Business Administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt; Degree: Diploma in Business Administration
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaftslehre (WK ORG, WK PERS, WK TIE)
  • Academy of Management
  • European Group of Organizational Studies
  • European Academy of Management

Monographs and special issues

Müller-Seitz, G., Weiss, W. 2019. Strategien zum Umgang mit der digitalen Transformation ... aus der Sicht eines mittelständischen "Hidden Champion", Vahlen.

Braun, A., Müller-Seitz, G. 2017. Innovationsmanagement in der Spitzengastronomie. Ein Überblick über die Sterneküche aus managementorientierter Perspektive, SpringerGabler.

Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G. 2017. Qualitative Methoden in der Organisations- und Managementforschung – Ein anwendungsorientierter Leitfaden für Datensammlung und -analyse, Vahlen.

Lingnau, V., Müller-Seitz, G., Roth, S. (Hrsg.) 2017. Management der digitalen Transformation: Interdisziplinäre theoretische Perspektiven und praktische Ansätze, Vahlen.

Corsten, H., Gössinger, R., Müller-Seitz, G., Schneider, H. (2016): Grundlagen des Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, 2. Auflage, München: Vahlen.

Sydow, J., Schüßler, E., Müller-Seitz, G. 2016. Managing Inter-organizational Relations – Debates and Cases, Palgrave / Macmillan Publishers.

Müller-Seitz, G., Seiter, M., Wenz, P. 2016. Was ist eine Smart City?, Gabler.

Müller-Seitz, G., Braun, T. 2013. Wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeiten in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre erfolgreich abfassen, Pearson.

Antonacopoulou, E., Güttel, W., Kaiser, S., Macpherson, A., Méric, J., Müller-Seitz, G. (Hrsg.) 2012. Strategic Organizational Learning in Turbulent Times: Ambidexterity and Absorptive Capacity Reconsidered, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 5(1/2).

Ringlstetter, M., Kaiser, S., Müller-Seitz, G. (Hrsg.) 2010. Positives Management – Zentrale Konzepte und Ideen des Positive Organizational Scholarship, 2. Auflage, Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Creusen, U., Müller-Seitz, G. 2009. Das Positive-Leadership-GRID: Eine Analyse aus Sicht des Positiven Managements, Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Müller-Seitz, G. 2008. Positive Emotionalität in Organisationen – Identifikation realtypischer Erscheinungsformen und Gestaltungsoptionen aus Sicht des Humanressourcen-Managements, Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Peer-reviewed publications

Dobusch, L., Dobusch, L., Müller-Seitz, G. 2019. Closing for the Benefit of Openness? The case of Wikimedia's open strategy process, in: Organization Studies, 40(3): 343-370.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G. 2018. Making Sense in Pitch Darkness: An Exploration of the Sociomateriality of Sensemaking in Crises, in: Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(1): 52-68.

Möllering, G., Müller-Seitz, G. 2018. Direction, not destination: Institutional work practices in the face of field-level uncertainty, in: European Management Journal, 36(1): 28-37.

Müller-Seitz, G., Zühlke, D., Braun, T., Gorecky, D., Thielen, T. 2018. Netzwerkbasierte Geschäftsmodellinnovationen – Das Beispiel der Industrie 4.0-Anlage SmartFactoryKL, in: Die Unternehmung, 72(2): 146-168.  

Dobusch, L., Dobusch, L., Müller-Seitz, G. 2017. Closing for the Benefit of Openness? The Case of Wikimedia’s Open Strategy Process, in: Organization Studies, 00(0): 1-28.

Berthod, O., Grothe-Hammer, M., Müller-Seitz, G., Raab, J., Sydow, J. 2017. From High-Reliability Organizations to High-Reliability Networks: The Dynamics of Network Governance in the Face of Emergency, in: Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory, 27(2): 352-371.

Puderbach, S., Braun, T., Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G. 2017. Managing Dynamic Capabilities of Cities? From an Actor- towards an Issue-based View of Dynamic Capabilities, in: Journal of Competence-based Strategic Management, 9: 57-83.

Gärtner, C., Duschek, S., Hülsbeck, M., Müller-Seitz, G., Ortmann, G., Schüßler, E. 2016. Emergence of responsiveness across organizations, networks and clusters: A multilevel theory of responsiveness for explicating dynamic capabilities, in: Journal of Competence-based Strategic Management, 9: 57-83.

 Müller-Seitz, G. 2015. Strategische Führung in Industrial Service Networks: Leitgedanken zu Chancen und Grenzen aus Sicht von KMU, in: zfbf, 69(15): 17-34.

Schüßler, E., Grabher, G., Müller-Seitz, G. 2015. Field-Configuring Events: Arenas for Innovation and Learning?, in: Industry & Innovation, 22(3): 165-172.

Kozica, A., Gebhardt, C., Müller-Seitz, G., Kaiser, S. 2015. Organizational Identity and Paradox: An Analysis of the 'Stable State of Instability' of Wikipedia's Identity, in: Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(2): 186-203.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J., von der Lieth, D. 2015. Interorganisationaler Wissenstransfer. Von Dyaden zu Netzwerken?, in: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 44(4): 182-187.

Schüßler, E., Müller-Seitz, G., Grabher, G. (Hrsg.) 2015. Field-Configuring Events: Arenas for Innovation and Learning?, in: Industry & Innovation, 22(3): S. 165-172.

Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. 2014. Out of Nowhere? Interorganizational Assemblage as the Answer to a Food-borne Disease Outbreak, in: sbr, 66, 385-414.

Müller-Seitz, G. 2014. Von Risiko zu Resilienz – zum Umgang mit Unerwartetem aus Organisationsperspektive, in: zfbf, 68: 79-99.

Müller-Seitz, G., Macpherson, A. 2014. Learning during Uncertainty as a 'War for Meaning' - The Case of the German E. coli Outbreak in 2011, in: Management Learning, 45(5), 593-608.

Müller-Seitz, G. 2014. Practising uncertainty in the case of large-scale disease outbreaks, in: Journal of Management Inquiry, 23(3): 276-293.

Lange, K., Sydow, J., Müller-Seitz, G., Windeler, A. 2013. Financing Innovations in Uncertain Networks - Roadmap Gap Filling in the Semiconductor Industry, in: Research Policy, 42(39): 647-661.

Müller-Seitz, G., Schüßler, E. 2013. From Event Management to the Management of Events – A Process Perspective, in: Managementforschung, 23: 193-226.

Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. 2012. Manoeuvring between Networks to Lead – A Longitudinal Case Study in the Semiconductor Industry, in: Long Range Planning, 45: 105-135.

Dobusch, L., Müller-Seitz, G. 2012. Serial Singularities: Network Management by Organizing Events, in: Schmalenbach Business Review, 64(3): 171-196.

Müller-Seitz, G. 2012. Absorptive and desorptive capacity-related practices at the network level – the case of SEMATECH, in: R&D Management., 42(1): 90-99.

Braun, T., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. 2012. Project Citizenship Behavior? - An Explorative Analysis at the Project-Network-Nexus, in: Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28: 271-284.

Müller-Seitz, G. 2012. Leadership in Interorganizational Networks: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research, in: International Journal of Management Reviews, 14: 428-443.

Sydow, J., Windeler, A., Müller-Seitz, G., Lange, K. 2012. Path Constitution Analysis – A Methodology for Understanding Path Dependence and Path Creation in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Tool Industry, in: Business Research, 5(29): 155-176.

Lerch, F., Müller-Seitz, G., Wagner, R. 2012. Absorptive Capacity in collaborative technology transfer - a practice perspective on four cases in optics in the USA and Germany, in International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 5(1/2): 66-88.

Gebhardt, C., Müller-Seitz, G. 2011. Phönix aus der Asche. Eine ereignisorientierte Betrachtung des Siemens- Korruptionsskandals als Nexus zwischen Organisation und Umwelt, in: P. Conrad, J. Sydow (Hrsg.), Organisation und Umwelt, in: Managementforschung, Band 21, Wiesbaden: Gabler: 41-90.

Dautzenberg, K., Müller-Seitz, G. 2011. Technologieorientierte Unternehmensgründungen als Männerdomäne? Eine genderspezifische Untersuchung der Unternehmenscharakteristiken, in: Die Unternehmung, 65(3): 238- 262.

Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. 2011. Terminating Institutionalized Termination – Why SEMATECH Became More Than a Temporary System, in: Advances in Strategic Management, 28: 147-186.

Kaiser, S., Kansy, S., Müller-Seitz, G., Ringlstetter, M. 2010. The motivation of bloggers for organisational knowledge sharing and creation: A comparative case study to identify contingency factors influencing motivation, in: International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 4(1): 80-108.

Hilgers, D., Müller-Seitz, G., Piller, F. 2010. Benkler Revisited – Venturing Beyond the Open Source Software Arena?, in: ICIS 2010 Proceedings. Paper 97.

Müller-Seitz, G., Reger, G. 2010. Networking beyond the software code? An explorative examination of the development of an open source car project, in: Technovation, 30: 627-634.

Müller-Seitz, G., Dautzenberg, K., Creusen, U., Stromereder, C. 2009. Customer acceptance of RFID technology: Evidence from the German electronic retail sector, in: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 16(1): 31-39.

Kaiser, S., Müller-Seitz, G. 2008. Leveraging Lead User Knowledge in Software Development – The Case of Weblog Technology Economics of Open-source Collaboration, in: Industry & Innovation, 15(2): 199-221.

Kaiser, S., Müller-Seitz, G., Creusen, U. 2008. Passion wanted! Socialisation of positive emotions in consulting firms, in: International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2(3): 305-320.

Kaiser, S., Müller-Seitz, G., Lopes, M. P., Cunha, M. P. e. 2007. Weblog-Technology as a Trigger to Elicit Passion for Knowledge, in: Organization, 14(3): 391-412.

Kaiser, S., Müller-Seitz, G., Ringlstetter, M. 2007. Positive Organizational Scholarship: Die Wende der Organisationsforschung zum Positiven?, in: Zeitschrift Führung + Organisation, 76(3), 172-175.

Ringlstetter, M., Kaiser, S., Müller-Seitz, G. 2006. Der Einfluss der Kundenzufriedenheit auf die Mitarbeiterzufriedenheit bei Professional Service Firms, in: Zeitschrift für Management, 1(4): 308-342.

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