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I am an Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Before joining SDU, I was a postdoc at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and doctoral student at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). I received my venia legendi from TUM and my Phd from TUHH.

My research focuses on open and user innovation, idea generation and evaluation, and technology- driven innovation and exaptation. In research and consulting I have worked with companies such as Siemens, Osram, Audi, EWE, Mammut, Panasonic, and others. My research has been published in Research Policy, R&D Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, and other outlets.

Education/Academic qualification

Venia legendi (Habilitation), Technical University of Munich

PhD (Dr. rer. pol.), Hamburg University of Technology

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Lead user Business & Economics
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User innovation Business & Economics
Industry Business & Economics
Innovators Business & Economics
Product innovation Business & Economics
Innovation Business & Economics
Evaluation Business & Economics

Research Output 2010 2019

A typology of user innovation

Schweisfurth, T., Raasch, C. & Herstatt, C., 2019, Proceedings of the 20th CINet conference. Continuous Innovation Network

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

User innovation
Innovation
Conceptual framework
Sources of innovation
Linkage

Does lead userness foster idea implementation and diffusion? A study of internal shopfloor users

Schweisfurth, T. G. & Dharmawan, M. P., Feb 2019, In : Research Policy. 48, 1, p. 289-297

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Lead
Electronic equipment
Innovation
Shopfloor
Lead user
11 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
charisma
entrepreneurship
leadership
acoustics

Patterns and drivers of Industry 4.0 technology adoption in SMEs

Yu, F., Schweisfurth, T. & Grube Hansen, D., 2019, 20th International CINet Conference. Continuous Innovation Network

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Industry
Technology adoption
Manufacturing
Managers
96 Downloads (Pure)

The Dynamics of Openness and the Role of User Communities: A Case Study in the Ecosystem of Open Source Gaming Handhelds

Zaggl, M., Schweisfurth, T. & Herstatt, C., 2019, In : I E E E Transactions on Engineering Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Ecosystems
Innovation
Open source
Openness
Ecosystem

Projects 2017 2020

Teaching & Supervision

Visualize business - prototyping (Semester Project 3 IB)

Fei Yu & Tim Schweisfurth

01/09/2018 → …

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching