Curriculum Vitae
FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver Som

FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver Som
Professor
+ 43 512 2070 - 3132
oliver.som@mci.edu




Departments

FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver Som


2016 - present
Senior Lecturer and Study Coordinator Innovation Management and Innovation Economics - Teaching innovation management and innovation economics on Bachelor, Master and Executive level (German & English); development and revision of study program and curricula; supervision of bachelor and master thesis; acquisition and coordination of internal and third-party research projects in the field of innovation management and economics; scientific publications - Management Center Innsbruck MCI

2013 - 2015
Deputy Head of Competence Center "Industrial and Service Innovation" - Financial, personnel, and scientific management, coordination, and controlling of the Competence Center (20-25 employees); leadership and personelle development; project acquisition (national & international); project management and supervision; internal mentoring and supervision of PhD students, strategic planning and development, as well as public representation of the Competence Center; scientific publications - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

2012 - 2015
Head of Business Unit "Industrial Innovation Strategies" - Scientific management of the Business Unit (3-5 researchers), acquisition of research projects (national & international), project management and work, internal mentoring and supervision of PhD students, public representation of the business unit; scientific publications - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

2011 - present
Senior researcher - Acquisition, coordination and execution of research and consultancy projects; scientific publications - Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

2005 - 2011
Junior Researcher / Ph.D. student - Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

1997 - 2001
Case worker - Industrial engineering, quality management, purchases, production management - BOWA-electronic GmbH

2018 - present
European Commission - DG Research and Innovation

2015 - present
Ministry of Economics, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Expertgroup "SMEs and Transfer"

2015 - present
Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, comnsulting expert for "SME innovation policy"

2015 - present
Minstry for Economics, Science and Digital Society, Thuringia, Germany, consulting expert on "Industry Innovation"

2006 - 2011
Business Administration and Innovation Economics - University of Flensburg (Dr. rer. pol.)

1997 - 2005
Political and Social Science - Universität Stuttgart (Mag.)

Advanced techniques of workshop facilitation - MA&T Organisationsentwicklung GmbH(Certificate)

labor law - Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V. (internal Training)(Certificate)

Conflict management - Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V. (internal Training)(Certificate)

Leadership and collaboration in project work - Kempkes & Gebhardt(Certificate)

Basic techniques of workshop facilitation - MA&T Organisationsentwicklung GmbH(Certificate)

Master course on "Business Innovation and Technology Management" - University of Girona, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Construction

Sociology of Innovation - Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Managing organisational change / Managing organisational boundaries / Innovation withtout R&D / Open Innovation - FHU Furtwangen University

Qualitative methodes of innovation research in practice - EBS - European Business School

Innovationsmanagement, Open Innovation, technology management, innovation economics, strategic foresight, digital transformation, academic working and writing - MCI Management Center Innsbruck

2014
Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e. V.
Nomination for the Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Award (Rank 5 out of 28 nominees)

2012
Fraunhofer Society for Applied Research e.V.
Fraunhofer Research Excellence Award (2012) awarded for outstanding research

2007
Initiative Mittelstand e.V.
Innovation Award 2007 of the "Initiative Mittelstand"

  • Muskat, B., Som, O. (2019). Understanding Youth Entrepreneurship: Conceptualising a new entrepreneurial ecosystem. Submitted at Scandinavian Journal of Management (under review).
  • Horvat, D., Dreher, C., Som, O. (2018). Absorptive Capacity: Opening the Black Box from a Process Perspective. In: International Journal of Innovation Management 2018, DOI: 10.1142/S1363919619500415.
  • Som, O., Dachs, B. (2018): Innovation ohne FuE. Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, 4/2018 (erscheint Ende 2018).
  • Belitz, H., Dreher, C., Kovac. M., Schwäbe, C., Som, O. (2017). Steuerliche Förderung von Forschung und Entwicklung in KMU - Irrweg für Deutschland? In: Wissenschaftsdienst 2017, Jg. 97 (5), 344-353.
  • Som, O., Diekmann, J. (2016). Barriers of non-technological Innovation - explorative case study insight from European firms. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 11 (3), doi.org/10.1504/IJBSR.2017.085470
  • Dachs, B., Ebersberger, B., Kinkel, S., & Som, O. (2014). The effects of production offshoring on R&D and innovation in the home country. In: Economia e Politica Industriale (DOI 10.1007/s40812-014-0001-2), Nov 2014.

  • Som, O. (2017). Das innovative Unternehmen. In: Becher, B., & Hastedt, I. (Hrsg.). Das innovative Sozialunternehmen. Herausforderungen, Gestaltungserfordernisse, Voraussetzungen. Reihe Sozialwirtschaft innovativ, Heidelberg, New York, Wiesbaden, Springer (forthcoming).
  • Som, O. (2019). Indikatoren der Innovation und Innovationsmessung. In: Blättel-Mink, B., Schulz-Schaeffer, I, Windeler, A. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Innovationsforschung. Sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Heidelberg, New York: Verlag Springer VS. (erscheint Anfang 2019).
  • Som, O., Horvat, D., Moll, C. (2019). Leitfaden zur Umsetzung eines strategischen Kompetenzmanagements. In: Horvat, D. (Hrsg.), Strategische Kompetenzentwicklung. Wiesbaden, Springer-Gabler (erscheint voraussichtlich im ersten Quartal 2019).
  • Horvat, D., Som, O. (2018). Wettbewerbsvorteile durch informationsbasierten Wissensvorsprung. In: Wagner, R. M. (Hrsg.). Industrie 4.0 für die Praxis. Wiesbaden, Springer Gabler, S. 185-200.

  • Dooley, L., Som, O. (2018). Process exaptation: The true determinant of innovation capability for non-R&D intensive SME's? Paper accepted for Oral Presentation at the at the ISPIM Innovation Conference - Innovation, The Name of The Game, Stockholm, Sweden on 17-20 June 2018. The publication is available to ISPIM members at www.ispim.org.
  • Wachter, V., Som, O. (2018). Development of a Multi-Criteria Idea Assessment Tool in an OI Environment. Paper accepted for Oral Presentation at the at the ISPIM Innovation Conference - Innovation, The Name of The Game, Stockholm, Sweden on 17-20 June 2018. The publication is available to ISPIM members at www.ispim.org.
  • Weidner, N., Horvat, D., Som, O. (2018). Technological Absorptive Capacity beyond R&D Context. Paper accepted for Oral Presentation at the at the ISPIM Innovation Conference - Innovation, The Name of The Game, Stockholm, Sweden on 17-20 June 2018. The publication is available to ISPIM members at www.ispim.org.
  • Dreher, C., Som, O., Kovac, M. (2018). Innovation patterns of SME and SME policies - The German case of heterogeneity in innovation behavior and its impact on policymaking. Paper accepted for Oral Presentation at the 2018 ISS (International Schumpeter Society) Conference in Seoul on 2-4 July 2018.
  • Bierwisch, A., Som, O., Auer, T. (2018). The future of carpenter industry in Europe 2025 - death by digitalization? Paper accepted for oral presentation at the 16th IECER Conference, 26 - 28 September 2018, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Ebersberger, B., Som, O. (2017). Performance Effects of Innovation Failure. An empirical assessment for firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Paper accepted for oral presentation at the 15th IECER Entrepreneurship Conference, 20-22 September 2017, Siegen, Germany
  • Horvat, D., Dreher, C., & Som, O. (2016). Absorptive Capacity: Opening the Black Box from a Process Perspective. Paper presented at The XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference - Blending Tomorrow's Innovation Vintage, Porto, Portugal on 19-22 June 2016.
  • Kirner, E., Som, O. (2016): David against Goliath? Collaborative innovation in R&D partnerships of low-tech and high-tech firms. Empirical evidence from German industry. Paper presented at R&D Management Conference 2016 "From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation" 3-6 July 2016, Cambridge, UK.
  • Weidner, N., & Som, O. (2015). How open is Lowtech-Innovation? Empirical Insights from German Manufacturing Industry. Paper presented at ISPIM Conference, June 14-17, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Som. O., Diekmann, J., Jäger, A. (2014). Differentiation matters - measuring the economic effects of organisational innovation on manufacturing firms' economic performance. Paper presented at the 15th International Joseph Schumpeter Society Conference (ISS), July 27-30, Jena, Germany.

  • Som, O., & Kirner, E. (2015). Low-tech Innovation: Competitiveness of the German Manufacturing Sector. Heidelberg, New York, Springer.

  • Verganti, R., Tataj, D., Manceau, D., Kolar, J., Bonaccorsi, A., Debackere, K., Dreher, C., Edler, J., Som, O., Weber, M. (2018): The Academic Underpinnings of the European Innovation Council (EIC). Policy Paper for European Commission, DG Innovation & Research, Brussels / https://ec.europa.eu/research/openvision/index.cfm?pg=home
  • Som, O., Jäger, A., Moll, C., Zanker, C. (2015). Analysis of the impact of robotic systems on employment in the European Union. Study report prepared for the European Commission, DG Communications and Networks, Content & Technology. Brussels, Luxemburg.
  • Som, O., Jäger A., Maloca, S. (2014). Open Innovation - ein universelles Erfolgsrezept? Mitteilungen aus der ISI-Erhebung Modernisierung der Produktion, Nr. 66, Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer ISI.
  • Som, O., Diekmann, J., Solberg, E., Schricke, E., Schubert, T., Jung-Erceg, P., Stehnken, T., & Daimer, S. (2012). Organisational and Marketing Innovation - Promises and Pitfalls? PRO INNO Europe: INNO-Grips II report, Brussels: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.

2015 - 2016
VIVA-KMU: Growth and innovation perspective of industrial SMEs in the German manufacturing industry - VIVA-KMU: Growth and innovation perspective of industrial SMEs in the German manufacturing industry - Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany

2015 - 2016
DB InnoSupply - Development of tool for measuring and assessing the innovation ability of supplying companies - DB InnoSupply - Development of tool for measuring and assessing the innovation ability of supplying companies - Deutsche Bahn AG

2015 - 2016
TAB_3D - Apllication potential of additive manufacturing technology in the German manufacturing industry - TAB_3D - Apllication potential of additive manufacturing technology in the German manufacturing industry - Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

2014 - 2015
Growth potentials of Thuringian SMEs - Growth potentials of Thuringian SMEs - Minstry for Economics, Science and Digital Society, Thuringia, Germany

2014 - 2015
Brazil-Benchmark: Development and implementation of an online self-assessment tool for industrial SMEs in the region Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil - Brazil-Benchmark: Development and implementation of an online self-assessment tool for industrial SMEs in the region Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil - World Bank

2014
InnoMEtro Stuttgart: Assessment of the innovation ability of companies in the Stuttgart region - InnoMEtro Stuttgart: Assessment of the innovation ability of companies in the Stuttgart region - Chamber of Industry and Commerce Stuttgart

2013 - 2015
EU_FTE-Robo: Analysis of the impact of robotic systems on employment in the European Union - EU_FTE-Robo: Analysis of the impact of robotic systems on employment in the European Union - European Commission, DG Communications, Networks, Content and Technology

2012
InnoGRIPS: Analysis of Innovation Drivers and Barriers in Support of Better Policies, Study No. 6: Organisa-tional and Marketing Innovation - Promises and Pitfalls? - InnoGRIPS: Analysis of Innovation Drivers and Barriers in Support of Better Policies, Study No. 6: Organisa-tional and Marketing Innovation - Promises and Pitfalls? - European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

2010 - 2013
VITNESS: Achieving adaptability and flexibility of companies by implementing an EFQMplus concept - VITNESS: Achieving adaptability and flexibility of companies by implementing an EFQMplus concept - Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany

2010 - 2011
Innovation without R&D. How companies without R&D activities succeed in innovating new products and processes. - Innovation without R&D. How companies without R&D activities succeed in innovating new products and processes. - Expert Commission "Research and Innovation" of the German Governement

2009 - 2010
Future potentials and strategies of non-R&D-intensive companies in Germany. Implications on employment and competitiveness. - Future potentials and strategies of non-R&D-intensive companies in Germany. Implications on employment and competitiveness. - Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

2008 - 2011
Low2High: Innovation management for Low-Tech - High-Tech Collaborations - Low2High: Innovation management for Low-Tech - High-Tech Collaborations - Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany

Gspan Stefan (2019): Produktentwicklung heißt Veränderung - Ein Beispiel für einen kombinierten Produktentwicklungs- und Change-Prozess

Brodbeck Bianca (2019): The Human Side of Open Innovation: The Influence of Leadership Styles on Innovative Behaviour of Employees

Pinggera Ruth (2018): Digitalisierung der Rechtsbranche: Effizienzpotentiale von Legal Tech bei Rechtsberatungsleistungen

Epple Pauline (2018): Implementation of Agile Methods Along the Innovation Process: Example of a Digital Service Company

Ramor Jennifer (2018): Lead User Integration as a Driver of Sustainable Innovation

Brzogic Ivan (2018): Potentiale künstliche Intelligenz für Telekommunikationsunternehmen

Hoyme Franziska (2018): Strategic Alliances - Determination of Effects in Strategic Aviation Management

Bortondello Elisa (2018): Einfluss von Innovationsstrategien auf das Employer Branding in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen

Braitsch Dominik (2018): Development of Assessment Criteria for Multi-Criteria Decision Making in R&D Portfolio Management

Taletovic Dinka (2018): Formen des Crowdfundings und das klassische Sponsoring: Unterschiede und Parallelen in Bezug auf soziale und kulturelle Projekte

Bitschnau Alexander (2018): Wirkung von Simultaneous Engineering auf die Sicherung von First-Mover-Vorteilen

Oulehla Petr (2017): Managing Information Systems Inside Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Case Study in German Sporting Trade

Joos Mario (2017): Managing Open Innovation Across Functional Areas in the Company - A Management Guideline

Kleinhans Florian (2017): Analyse des technologischen Reifegradmodells des autonomen Fahrens

Winkler Fabian (2017): Stage-Gate-Prozess und Lean Management - Methoden, die sich ergänzen?

Lau Christina (2017): The Urgency of Providing Business Solutions to Combat Wealth Inequality

Weiskopf Andrea (2017): Requirements and Challenges for Implementing Mass Customization in Existing Production Systems

Lunardelli Sara (2019): Critical Success Factors of Industry 4.0 Projects in Low-Technology Intensive Companies

Padulles Dalmau Xavier (2018): Critical Success Factors of Innovation in Multinational Engineering Consulting Companies - Case Study Insights Into Drivers, Barriers and Good Practice of Innovation

Bonekamp Tessel (2018): Innovation, and Drivers of the Purchasing Decision of Consumers in the Dutch Agri-Food Industry

Büll Sarah (2018): Innovation in Firms Within Mature Markets: An Analysis Based on the Skiing Industry as a Mass Sport. How Innovation is Applied Strategically and What the Reasons for This are

Gamroth Pauline (2018): Digital Maturity of Human Resource Management: Development of an Assessment Tool

Graber Patrick (2018): Incorporation of Millennials & Technological Innovations in SMEs Strategic Orientation: An Empirical Analysis

Winkler Lisa-Maria (2018): Millennials & the Sharing Economy - An Analysis of Millennials' Attitudes Towards the Long-Term Use of Sharing Services and Ownership

Kollarova Katarina (2018): Consumer Trends and Future Technologies in the Beverage Industry

Korber Johannes (2018): Evaluation of Austrian Manufacturing Companies' Readiness for the Digitalisation of SCM in the Context of Industry 4.0 and Determination of Driving Factors

Breitwieser Anna Lisa (2018): Open Innovation in Low- & High-Tech Industries: A Study of Austria

Wachter Verena (2017): Development of a Multicriteria Idea Assessment Tool in an Open Innovation Environment

Heikkinen Paavo (2017): Implementation of Innovations in Highly Standardized Organizations: BPM-Approach to Complete the Last-Mile in Automotive Aftersales Unit

Wilhelm Melanie (2017): Open Innovation in Non-R&D-Intensive Firms - Analysis of Employees' Intention to Contribute to OI-Activities

Feyhl Marion (2017): Innovation Performance Measurement for SMEs - An Explorative Study

Gargitter David (2017): Consumer Trend Model - A Process for Strategic Decision Making by Analyzing Consumer Trends and Setting Them Into Relation With a Company

Zimmermann Helene (2016): Idea Management in Allianz Managed Operations & Services: Understanding the Needs and Expectations of the Employees in AMOS SE and AMOS India to Foster Engagement in Idea Management



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