SoM - School of Management
Research associate; PhD student
International business strategy; International innovation management; Resource bases and competitive advantage of firms; International Entrepreneurship
Since 2008 responsible for the planning,
management and execution of large-scale research projects (see list of
research funding acquired)
From 2008 to today responsible for one fully employed doctoral student and six fully employed student assistants
2009 managed another seven doctoral students based at the University of
St. Gallen and four external co-authors from industry while writing
WORK EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE ACADEMIA
Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany
Bangkok / Thailand and Wellington / New Zealand
Research analyst in embassies departments for economics 2002
Industry Internships Argentina, France, GermanySeveral analyst and assistant positions, 1999 to 2004
PROFESSIONAL TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
Since 2007 speaker and
professional presenter for issues relevant to business research and
practice (innovation management, international management,
entrepreneurship, intellectual property) and the intersection between
business and fine arts. Speaker at the Swiss event agency Bonnot
Since 2008 also working as an independent artist (pictorial objects, installation, concepts). See my artwork homepage www.keupp-art.ch
UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN (HSG) St. Gallen / Switzerland
Head of Research Lab and Habilitand at the Institute for Technology Management (ITEM). Holding lectures (Lehrbeauftragter) since 2008.
Qualitative and quantitative research in international management, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy.
UNIVERSITY OF BEIJING Beijing / China
Collaboration with Professors Wu (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou / China) and von Zedtwitz in two international management research projects.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN (HSG) St. Gallen / Switzerland
Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Institute for Technology Management (ITEM).
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann and Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann
Dissertation topic: Subsidiary Initiatives in International Research and Development: A Survival Analysis.
Doctoral degree awarded with highest distinction (summa cum laude)
UNIVERSITY OF MANNHEIM Mannheim / Germany
10/1997 – 01/2003
Studies of Business Administration (Betriebswirtschaftslehre)
Master&39;s degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) obtained with distinction
Focus on international business strategy
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK Coventry / UK
09/2000 – 06/2001
Academic exchange year at Warwick Business School
Funding of tuition fees and living expenses by several scholarships
Focus on finance, statistics and international business strategy
TEACHING AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL
Spring / Summer semesters of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011:
Tutorial &39;Übung im IMT-Management&39;
The course teaches key concepts of innovation management, product management and entrepreneurship to undergraduate students (IMT stands for innovation and technology management). I have taught this course for four years and developed Excel-supported quantitative worked examples to improve its didactic efficiency. Recent evaluations are attached.
TEACHING AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL
Fall / Winter semesters of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011:
Seminar &39;Global R&D Management&39;
I have been organizing and holding this seminar for the past four years for graduate students. Each year the seminar discusses a key area of international R&D management (past course topics were global organization of innovation, open innovation, intellectual property management, and international entrepreneurship). Students are organized in groups, provided with relevant research material and expected to elaborate on a particular aspect of the topic by comparing and contrasting the academic literature with either self-collected quantitative data or self-planned qualitative field studies of firms. They write a paper and present their work before all seminar participants. I coach all students throughout the seminar to develop their analytical and presentation skills. Recent evaluations are attached.
TEACHING AT THE DOCTORAL LEVEL
I have co-designed a doctoral seminar that emphasizes the development of publication skills, elaborating on key elements of the review process and on the editorial literature of &39;how to get published&39;. Since its introduction in 2009 the seminar has been highly successful; it is taught jointly by Professors Foray, Gassmann and von Krogh at both the University of Lausanne, the ETH Zurich, and the University of St. Gallen.
More than 30 professional talks and professional presentations at conferences, business functions and workshops, such as:
2005: University of St. Gallen, talk and presentation about international R&D management before (delegation of 60 Taiwanese researchers and executives).
2006: University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, talk and presentation about the KTI initiative Innovation for Successful Ageing (150 researchers, engineers and technicians).
2007: European Union, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (Spain), talk and presentation about international product design examples for successful ageing (30 researchers and decision makers).
2007: University of Lund (Sweden), talk and presentation about international R&D management in China at the Focus Asia workshop (60 researchers and executives from industry).
2008: Rutgers University (USA), talk and presentation about global innovation management and intellectual property rights at the Symposium on Global R&D in East Asia (20 researchers).
2008: University of Glasgow (UK), talk and presentation about intellectual property protection in internationally active small firms at the Special Forum on New Ventures in the Life Sciences (40 researchers and executives from industry).
2010: University of St. Gallen, Business Innovation Day, talk and presentation in honor of having received the Junior Scientist Award (100 researchers and executives from industry).
Various grants and fellowships awarded by University of Mannheim, University of Warwick, Euro-pean Union, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
European Academy of Management (EURAM)
Academy of Management (AOM)
Strategic Management Society (SMS)
Eine Auswahl bisher von mir akquirierter Drittmittelprojekte / a selection of third party funding raised to date
Swiss National Funds, 2010-201
Two-year basic research project on open innovation awarded (grant no. 1000012-116530
European Patent Office, 200
One-year research project awarded to study uncertainty-creating behavior of patent applicant
Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, 2008-201
Three-year research project awarded on the microeconomic measurement of innovation activities in firm
Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, 200
One-year research project on intellectual property in SMEs awarde
Swiss National Funds, 2007-200
Two-year basic research project on international innovation awarded (grant no. 1000014-129566
Grundlagenforschungsfonds, University of St. Gallen, 2005-201
Four basic research projects awarded (9 to 12 months’ funding)