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Course Design

Leonhard Dobusch

Leonhard Dobusch is Professor of Business Administration with focus on Organization at the University of Innsbruck. His main research interests include the management of digital communities, private regulation via standards and openness as an organizing principle. He is co-founder of the Momentum conference series and the think tank Momentum Institute, member of the ZDF television council for the area “Internet”, blogs at and is a regular contributor at

Elke Schüßler

Elke Schüßler is Professor of Business Administration and Head of the Institute of Organization Science at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria. Her main research interests revolve around societal challenges such as climate change and decent work in the context of global production networks, institutional change and creativity. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Momentum Institute, of the Executive Board of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) and of Organization Scientists for Future. She has co-founded the Society for the Advancement for Socio-Economics‘ “Digital Economy” network.


Thomas Gegenhuber

Thomas Gegenhuber is assistant professor for management with a focus on digital transformation at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and researcher at the Institute of Organization Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Under the umbrella of digital transformation, Thomas researches novel forms of organizing such as digital platforms, various types of openness (open strategy, open innovation, and open government), (cultural) entrepreneurship in a digital economy as well as the consequences of digitalization.

Daniel Geiger

Daniel Geiger is Professor for Organization Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His research interests culminate around organizational routines and how organizations manage unexpected events. In particular he is interested how organizations perform routines in situations of crisis and disasters. He works with the German Agency for Technical Relief (THW), the Hamburg Firefighters and has a long standing research collaboration with the Ugandan Red Cross Society.

Ali Aslan Gümüsay

Ali Aslan Gümüsay holds a dual appointment as Head of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research Group at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Hamburg. He is the principal investigator of the DFG network “Grand Challenges & New Forms of Organizing”. His research interests are values, meaning & hybridity in entrepreneurial settings; grand challenges, innovation & new forms of organizing; societal complexity & engaged scholarship; and digitalization, AI & the future of work/leadership.

Jochen Koch

Jochen Koch is chaired Professor of Management and Organization and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt | Oder, Germany. His research activities focus on strategic practices and heuristics, strategic communication, organizational and entrepreneurial creativity, the relationship between organizations and (emerging) markets and the theory of strategic and organizational path dependence.

Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich

Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich is an assistant professor for business administration, particularly business ethics at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She is also a fellow at the Schöller Research Center  at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg. She studies the role of communication in corporate social responsibility (CSR), the impact of digital technologies on organizations, as well as the ethical implications of the digitalisation. 

Jörg Sydow

Jörg Sydow is a Professor of Management and Chair for Inter-firm Cooperation at the School of Business & Economics at Freie Universität Berlin. He serves or served on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, and The Scandinavian Journal of Management. Currently, he is a Senior Editor with Organization Studies.