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Tim Schweisfurth is an Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Before joining SDU, he was a postdoc at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and doctoral student at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). He received his venia legendi from TUM and his Phd from TUHH. His research focuses on 1) data and technology-driven innovation, 2) idea generation and evaluation systems, and 3) open (source) and user innovation. In research and consulting he has worked with companies such as Siemens, Osram, Audi, EWE, Mammut, Panasonic, and others. His 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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Employees Business & Economics
User innovation Business & Economics
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Innovators Business & Economics
Product innovation Business & Economics
Innovation Business & Economics
Evaluation Business & Economics
Innovation process Business & Economics

Research Output 2010 2019

A typology of user innovation

Schweisfurth, T., Raasch, C. & Herstatt, C., 2019, 20th International 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
29 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
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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