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Anna Bleier

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Anna Bleier studied Business Administration, majoring in Value Chain Management, at the University of Regensburg and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Business Administration at the University of Regensburg. In her studies, she focused on management and leadership as well as marketing. In addition, she took courses in business psychology and ethics.

During her studies, Anna Bleier gained valuable work experience in the area of interior innovation and strategy at Continental AG. Furthermore she was responsible for the entire marketing activities of a family business operating European-wide.

Since April 2015, Anna Bleier has been a teaching assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Regensburg.

Contact: anna.bleier@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de

Andreas Bloch

BlochDipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Andreas Bloch studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Science Deggendorf and the Udayana University Denpasar (Indonesia). His majors are Financial Management and International Management .

He gained practical experience as customer consultant at a regional bank before his studies and by supervising consulting projects by his own during his studies. As project leader of the Hans Lindner Institute he`s responsible for teaching and further education related to the topics entrepreneurship and enterprise-succession in Eastern Bavaria. Entrepreneurship Management and Entrepreneurship Simulations in Germany and abroad are further responsibilities.

Since October 2009 Dipl.-Betriebswirt (FH) Andreas Bloch is external Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling with a focus on Entrepreneurial Finance.

Prof. Dr. Claudia Doblinger

Claudia Doblinger

Prof. Dr. Claudia Doblinger is habilitating at the Department of Innovation and Technology Managementy at the University of Regensburg. She is also an Associate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she was a post-doctoral research fellow from September 2014 to June 2015.

Claudia's research focuses on the interface of public policies, firm-level technological innovation and entrepreneurship with a particular focus on the energy sector. She holds a Diplome (Master of Science equivalent) in Business Administration (August 2009) and a Ph.D. in Innovation and Technology Management (December 2013) from the University of Regensburg. Her Ph.D. dissertation on "Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis in the Renewable Energy Sector" was awarded the "Kulturpreis Bayern" in November 2014.

Contact: claudia.doblinger@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de

Yuan Fisslinger

Yuan FisslingerYuan Fisslinger graduated from the Beijing Institute of Tourism at the Union University in Beijing, China, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English. Yuan continued her studies at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA, where she obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Information Systems Management.

After her studies, Yuan gained valuable work experience in both the private and public higher education sector in the US. Her experience includes working as a Software Program Development and Technical Data Analyst at the General Motors Defense Delco Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems in California and as a Financial Aid Fund and Budget Administrator at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Yuan is a Ph.D. candidate, researcher, and a lecturer in International Management at the Chair for Innovation and Technology Management under Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling. Her research focuses on learning and knowledge transfer of Chinese companies in developed economies.

Brian T. Gibbs


Brian T. Gibbs completed majors with high honors in Business Administration, International Relations and German (BA) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan (USA) with studies in Hamburg and at the University of Freiburg. Following his Bachelor studies, he received a Fulbright scholarship in Austria. He completed his Master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Tufts University in Boston (USA) with coursework at Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His area of study was International Business Policy and Technology Management. During his studies he gained international experience through work at the United States Consulate in Hamburg and an American software enterprise, and he served for three years as a Lecturer at Tufts University.

After his studies, Brian Gibbs joined PRTM Management Consultants and established offices in Frankfurt and Munich. As a partner, country lead director and Managing Director, his consulting engagements over twenty years were focused primarily in the fields of innovation, product development and supply chain management. His project work in business and product strategy, productivity and margin improvement, business process optimization and organization development was conducted at director and executive management levels across several sectors (including engineering, telecommunications, electronics, software and consumer goods) in over 40 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East.

Brian Gibbs is an external Research Assistant with a focus on Leadership and Innovation and a Lecturer in International Management at the Chair for Innovation and Technology Management under Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling.

Contact: brian.gibbs@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de

Laura Maier

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Laura Maier completed her Bachelor in International Business at EBS University für Wirtschaft und Recht and Tongji University in Shanghai. She then obtained her Master degree in Strategy and International Management at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

During her studies she gain valuable work experience through various internships in the area of auditing, mergers and acquisitions, and sales and process optimization at PwC, Commerzbank, and Allianz. Since September 2017, she works for the international strategy consultancy McKinsey & Company in Munich focusing on strategy and innovation projects in the pharma industry.

Since October 2019, Laura Maier is an external PhD candidate at the Chair of Innovation and Technology Management of Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling at the University of Regensburg.

Contact: Laura_Maier@mckinsey.com

Dr. Philipp Ramin

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Philipp is CEO of the research, training and consultancy company German innovation center for industry 4.0 as well as the initiator of theindustry 4.0 port i40.de. The center i4.0 has locations in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Singapore.

He is concerned with digitalization, especially from an international perspective and in the area of the Mittelstand. Philipp did his doctorate on "Discontinuous Innovations and Business Models" at the Chair of Innovation and Technology Management, University of Regensburg.

Contact: philipp@i40.de

Julia Rank


Julia Rank graduated from the trilingual Free University of Bolzano (Italy), and the University of Italian Switzerland of Lugano with a bachelor degree in economics and management and a key focus on finance & banking.
Throughout her academic studies Ms. Rank has gained professional experience working for a German political institution as well as for media centers abroad.

Just after her bachelor’s degree Ms. Rank continued her studies with a master course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation focusing on management of innovation and technology.  
Before she has been specializing herself in wood construction Ms. Rank gained valuable insights collaborating with industries in raw material production as well as in high construction. Instantly, Ms. Rank is mainly working in timber high construction. Recently, in 2018 she was elected spokeswoman representing young entrepreneurs at the nationwide association called “Holzbau Deutschland”.  

Since 2018 Ms. Julia Rank is an external Ph.D. student of Professor Michael Dowling, who heads the chair of technology and innovation management at the University of Regensburg.

Ms. Rank’s field of study considers the digitalization of the building sector, in particular the approach of the Building Information Modeling (BIM).



Jasmin Seitz


Jasmin Seitz studied Public Management & Governance at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. She then obtained her Master of Science in Management degree at NUS Singapore, University of St. Gallen and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

During her studies she gained valuable work experience in various internships in the public and private sector in the area of strategy and business innovation development at PwC, Horváth & Partners as well as the European Parliament. In November 2016 she joined the international strategy consulting firm Bain & Company in Zurich where she has mostly worked on projects in the field of digital transformation in the consumer products and financial services sector.

Since 2019, Jasmin Seitz is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Innovation and Technology Management of Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling at the University of Regensburg.

Contact: Jasmin.Seitz@Bain.com

Heike Wörner

Heike W _rnerHeike Wörner (M.Sc.) studied International Business at the London South Bank University and graduated as Master of Science. Before that she studied Aviation Management at the International University of Applied Sciences in Bad Honnef where she earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Before and during her studies she gained valuable work experience with the international airport company Fraport, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in New York and Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt. After her studies she started her career with the international consulting company Accenture and completed projects for several clients in the Aviation industry in Germany and abroad. Since 2011 she is visiting faculty for the MBA Aviation Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt and teaches Strategic Airline and Airport Management in Germany and at a partner university in India.

Since 2012 she is a PhD Student at the Chair of Innovation and Technology Management of Prof. Dr. Michael Dowling. Her research focuses on service Innovation.

Contact: heike.woerner@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de

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