Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt

Director of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW and professor for innovation management and innovation economy at the University of Leipzig
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, Neumarkt 9-19, 04109 Leipzig, GERMANY

1999 Habilitation in Business Administration, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Title of post-doctoral thesis: The Design of Distribution Systems
1992 PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.), Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Title of dissertation: The mobility behavior of companies
1986 Graduate studies in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirt), Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Selected publications
Posselt, T., Abdelkafi, N. & Makhotin, S. (2013). Business Model Innovations for Electric Mobility- What can be learned from existing business model patterns? International Journal of Innovation Management 17(1). 1340003-1-134003-41.
Posselt, T. & Rauch, M. (2011). Internationalization Activities of German Cluster Initiatives – The Role of CEE, Baltic Rim Economies (Pan-European Institute, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku), Quarterly Review 1.
Posselt, T., Radic, D. & Tammen, D. (2010). Produktrückgaben und Preise im Versandhandel: Ein internationaler Vergleich. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (Journal of Business Economics) 7/8. 841-867.
Posselt, T. & Kunadt, F. (2009). The Place of the Fraunhofer Society within the German R&D System. Chances for European Cooperation in the Field of Technology. In: C. Kunze & T. Lenk (eds.). Innovation as a Key Factor of Economic Growth in the Enlarged European Union, Transformation – Leipziger Beiträge zu Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Leipzig. 179-191.
Posselt, T. & Kunadt, F. (2008). Standortwettbewerb und internationaler Innovationstransfer, In: C. Börsig & A. v. Werder (eds.). Globalisierung aus unternehmensstrategischer Sicht, Kongress-Dokumentation 62. Deutscher Betriebswirtschafter-Tag 2008. Stuttgart. 187-206.

Experience in externally funded projects
Meta. Berufsbildungsexport; funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); 2012-2014.
Economic upgrading and European Integration of Central and Eastern European Countries, funded by Fraunhofer MOEZ, Vereinigung der Förder und Freunde der Universität Leipzig e.V.
Modernising Municipal Infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe in the Context of EU Environmental Policy; funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt