Appointment Dr. Daniel Ehls as Full Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Appointment Dr. Daniel Ehls as Full Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Dr. rer. pol. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Ehls, Senior Research Fellow at our institute was appointed as Full Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at GISMA Business School, Hannover, Germany. Dr. Ehls accepted the appointment in part-time in order to continue his research as head of the research group Open and User Innovation as well as principal investigator of the project „Open Foresight“.

GISMA Business School (German International Graduate School of Management and Administration) is a privately owned business school and part of the Global University Systems (GUS). It addresses the gap between conventional university study and the shifting requirements of today’s global marketplace and business practice. GISMA has several academic partnerships and delivers among other, the Magellan MBA together with Porto Business School, or together with Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB) an international MBA and Master program. All MBA studies at GISMA are at least AMBA-accredited, several multiple accredited, even tripled crowned.

Dr. Daniel Ehls received his PhD in 2013 from Hamburg University of Technology for his research on joining decisions contingent on the micro foundations of open collaborative innovation communities. Prior his academic path, he studied Technology Management at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Nottingham (England) and worked from 2007 to 2011 as management advisor at the consulting firm Accenture in the domain of technology strategy and product development.

His research concentrates on the domains of open and user innovation as well as organization theory and problem solving. In particular, he examines distributed innovation processes and self-organizing communities, integrating externals into foresight activities, as well as idea development and crowdsourcing. His research builds on mixed research approaches and empirical data, for which he frequently collaborates with business corporations and communities. He has edited the book (together with Prof. Cornelius Herstatt) “Open Source Innovation - The Phenomenon, Participant's Behavior, Business Implication” (Routeledge, 2015). He also teaches in the ‘TIME’ (Technology- and Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship) domain at Hamburg University of Technology, as well as other universities. He was visiting scholar at Tokyo Tech University [Prof. Shuzo Fujimura, 2014] and is since September 2015 visiting scholar at the Crowd Innovation Lab [Prof. Karim Lakhani] at Harvard University.