University Lecturer in Technology & Innovation Management
Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management
Telephone: +44 1223 3 38083
Frank pursues research at the intersection of management sciences and business (micro) economics and has a keen interest in entrepreneurship. His research has been published in international journals mainly with a focus on two themes:
Innovation and Intellectual property management (IIP): Technology transactions (acquisition, exploitation/commercialisation), open IP strategies, patent informatics, market intermediaries and licensing.
- Innovation processes of product service systems (PSS) with a focus on ownership (club and public goods) and sharing / shared use with an emphasis on sustainability.
Before joining the IfM in 2014 Frank was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Innovation Research at Kiel University (CAU), Germany oldest research centre dedicated to innovation management, where he also provided lectures to the Kiel School of Sustainability . He is research fellow at the Innovation and Intellectual Property Research Group at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Frank holds a doctoral degree in economics and social sciences from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and particularly the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management. An entrepreneurial excursion led Frank to co-found the venture backed start-up ARKTIK GmbH in 2008, an award-winning climate care company for compensating CO2 mobility emissions. He was member of the executive management board until end of 2009.
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