Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz

Professor für Technologiemanagement

Westring 425, R. 203/204
Telefon: +49 431 880-1542
Telefax: +49 431 880-1166

E-Mail: schultz(at)bwl.uni-kiel.de

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Forschungsschwerpunkte und Themen der Lehre

 

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Prof. Dr. Carsten Schultz (Dipl.-Ing.)

Carsten Schultz ist seit 2012 Inhaber der Professur für Technologiemanagement an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Von 2008 bis 2011 hatte er die von der Deutschen Telekom AG gestiftete Juniorprofessur für Management von Dienstleistungsinnovationen und Technologietransfer an der Technischen Universität Berlin inne. In den Jahren 2004 – 2008 leitete er das Siemens Center for Knowledge Interchange, die strategische Partnerschaft zwischen Siemens und der TU Berlin. 


Für die Förderung des Wissens- und Technologietransfers setzt er sich als Mitglied der wissenschaftlichen Leitung des Zentrums für Entrepreneurship der Universität Kiel, als Aufsichtsrat des Wissenschaftszentrums Kiel und als Leiter des Teilprojekts Innovationsmanagement des Mittelstand-Digital Zentrums Schleswig-Holstein ein. Ehrenamtlich engagiert sich Carsten Schultz ferner u.a. als Aufsichtsrat der Universitätsmedizin Greifswald und als wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Deutschen Stiftung für chronisch Kranke.


Forschungsschwerpunkte:


•    Innovationsfähigkeit von Organisationen
•    Erfolgsfaktoren digitaler Services und der Digitalen Transformation
•    Technologietransfer und Open Innovation
•    Innovationsprozesse in der Gesundheits- und Energiewirtschaft
 

curriculum vitae

Relevant Projects

 

A2I: Augmented Auditive Intelligence, Subproject: Design of socio-technical decision systems (A2I: Augmented Auditive Intelligence: Teilvorhaben: Gestaltung soziotechnischer Entscheidungssysteme), 2021-2024, supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU) in cooperation with: Advanced Bionics GmbH, Iconstorm Next GmbH & Co KG, Kompetenzzentrum für Hörgerätesystemtechnik HörTech gGmbH, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften, Krankenhausbetriebsgesellschaft Bad Oeynhausen mbH, Institut für angewandte Telemedizin (IFAT), OFFIS e.V..

The progressive and ongoing implementation of socio-technical systems brings advantages for various fields of work, but may also cause new difficulties in those respective areas. Changing working environments and the shifting of responsibilities and competencies involves the risk of distrust and reluctance on the part of the healthcare professionals. A successful implementation of socio-technical systems in the areas of telemedicine, audiology and occupational healthcare is particularly determined by healthcare professional’s acceptance and the associated willingness to adopt. The focus of the scientific research is to clarify the circumstances that influence acceptance and willingness to adopt. This includes in particular the clear definition of barriers and incentives that may prevent or promote the origins of skepticism of the healthcare professionals about the shift to a socio-technical system with a growing technical component.

 

BlueHealthTech: The Alliance for Innovative Health Technologies from the Sea, Subproject: Strategic Foresight for Cross-Industry-Innovation (BlueHealthTech: Das Bündnis für innovative Gesundheitstechnologien aus dem Meer), 2021 – 2024, supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), in cooperation with: GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Stryker, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel

The goal of the alliance "BlueHealthTech" is the development and economic exploitation of innovative, biochemical agents based on marine organisms and the application of sensitive trace substance analytics from marine research for the health care to cope with chronic diseases. BlueHealthTech combines competencies in the Kiel area from the fields of marine research (Blue) and health care (Health) to improve the treatment of chronic diseases in a multidisciplinary approach. With the help of strategic foresight methods including scenario analysis of the demands of the health care market, we will develop technology road maps to indicate future innovation fields with a high potential for innovation projects of the Kiel region partners. The great diversity of knowledge from the field of marine research will be used for the development of innovative health technologies (Tech) in new partnerships. Our role is to support these innovation projects by developing quantitative and qualitative methods for trend identification, strategy development and implementation.

 

CAPTN Future Zukunftscluster, Konzeptphase im Cluster4Future Wettbewerb, 2021, supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), Frank Meisel (CAU), Dirk Nowotka (CAU), Olaf Magnusen (CAU), Thomas Meurer (CAU), Birgit Wotha (FH Kiel)

Within the CAPTN initiative, which involves numerous faculties of Kiel University as well as other regional research partners, numerous companies and local politics, we are supporting the analysis and design of the regional innovation system for autonomous transport on water and for intelligent integrated mobility solutions. As part of an accompanying qualitative study, we are investigating the determinants of the emergence of such interdisciplinary innovation ecosystems. From the analysis, we derive implications for the design of the CAPTN initiative and contribute to its development.

 

Access & Acceleration, Subproject: Open Health Care Innovation, 2019 – 2022, supported by the EU INTERREG

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), in cooperation with: Stryker, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck., Süddänische Universität, Mads Clausen Institut, SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sønderborg, Universitätsklinikum Odense, Centre for Innovative Medical Technology, Welfare Tech)

Both German and Danish healthcare sectors are confronted with challenges such as the demographic change, shifting treatment requirements and rising costs. To meet these challenges the project aims to foster the continuous knowledge exchange and access between companies, hospitals and research institutions and aims on the acceleration of innovation activities in the program regions by fostering the development of new innovative ideas, technologies and products in the healthcare sector. The project objectives are (1) the identification of challenges in the user integration in the innovation process of novel healthcare services and technologies (2) the examination of decisive influencing factors (as hospital industry cooperation) on the innovation performance of hospitals and (3) the investigation of potential influencing factors in the acceptance of disruptive health innovations as clinical decision-making systems.

 

Living Smart: Neighborhoods rethought - Service-driven, livable, integrative, intelligent, innovative, Subproject: Acceptance of innovative service systems (Living Smart: Wohnquartiere neu gedacht – Service-gesteuert, lebenswert, integrativ, intelligent, innovativ. Teilvorhaben: Akzeptanz innovativer Servicesysteme), 2019 – 2021, supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), Stefan Hoffmann (CAU), Andreas Hein (OFFIS – Institut für Informatik) in cooperation with: BFE Oldenburg Animus GmbH, Die Johanniter Unfallhilfe, PME Familienservice

The Corona pandemic has made it clear once again: digital platforms represent a success feature for organizations of all orientations. However, the difficulty lies in reaching a critical mass of users in order to position the platform as attractively as possible in the competitive environment. Our research addresses this problem and provides approaches on how operators of digital platforms can increase the probability of reaching customers and retaining them on their platform in the long term. The focus is on trust in the platform operator, which we examine with regard to the operator's organizational form. In addition, we provide explanations of how the integration of platform users affects trust and the ultimate intention to use the platform. The goal is to understand both the service provider's and the end user's perspective on digital platforms and to provide platform operators with action approaches that benefit their economic success.

 

Q-Aktiv: Quantitative analysis of scientific and technological activities and networks (Q-Aktiv - Quantitative Analyse von wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Aktivitäten und -netzwerken), 2018 – 2021, supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft), Konrad Förstner (ZB MED – Informationszentrum Lebenswissenschaften)

Our project investigates how science dynamics evolve in the life sciences and which impacts and contributions to scientific knowledge and industrial development dominate the convergence of science and technology. Using case studies in the domain of life sciences, we explore how different and distant scientific fields approach each other over time. Scientific convergence is the precursor of technology and industry convergence, which enables the development of innovative products and services based on previously distant technological fields. The goal of the project is to develop a quantitative instrument to detect and explore scientific dynamics and scientific convergence using machine learning approaches and bibliographic data of scientific publications. Further, we investigate what factors drive scientific dynamics and convergence.

 

Digital transformation of energy utilities: The role of employees in the transformation (Digitale Transformation von Energieversorgungsunternehmen: Die Rolle der Mitarbeiter*innen im Wandel), 2018 – 2022, supported by the EKSH

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), Claudia Buengeler (CAU)

In the turbulent times of the digital transformation, organizations increasingly involve their employees in innovation processes. The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of specific idea management instruments on the participation of employees and the overall performance of internal crowd sourcing. Based on employee interviews to identify the core challenges of the digital transformation and the current role of employees in innovation processes, we run four ideation contests to increase employee‘s innovativeness and the overall innovation climate. Studying the long-term effects of ideation contests, we give implications to the management and research of employee integration in digital innovation activities.

 

Mittelstand Digital Zentrum Schleswig-Holstein, Subproject: Innovation Management and Business Models (Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum Kiel / Mittelstand Digital Zentrum Schleswig-Holstein, Teilvorhaben: Innovationsmanagement und Geschäftsmodelle), 2018 – 2024, supported by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWI)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), in cooperation with: Fachhochschule Kiel, Universität zu Lübeck, Technische Hochschule Lübeck, UniTransferKlinik Lübeck GmbH. IHK Schleswig-Holstein

The Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum Kiel (M4KK) is a project funded by the BMWi to support German SMEs in their digital transformation. Through various formats such as the innovate! new Innovation Capability Assessment, the Digital Challenge or individual projects, small and medium-sized enterprises in the region are supported in their digitization projects. The Mittelstand Digital Zentrum (MDZ-SH) will continue these activities for the next 3 years. Our focus in this project is to develop and implement methods of innovation management and digital business model innovations. Thereby, we collect empirical data to e.g. develop advanced measurement instruments for the digital readiness of organizations.

 

Audio-PSS: Development of product service systems in tele-audiology (Audio-PSS: Entwicklung von Produkt-Service-Systemen in der Tele-Audiologie), 2018 – 2021, supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), Markus Meis (Hörzentrum Oldenburg) in cooperation with: OFFIS-Institut für Informatik, KIND Hörgeräte GmbH & Co. KG, audifon GmbH & Co. KG, Hörzentrum Oldenburg

The aim of the research project Audio-PSS is to increase the acceptance of modern hearing systems and to describe new business models for the hearing aid industry. For this purpose, innovative services based on a connected hearing system like remote fitting services are developed, prototypically implemented and evaluated. In our research, we survey frontline employees and hearing aid users to investigate the acceptance of more radical service innovations and the impact of peer-driven innovation activities. With experimental designs, we evaluate the developed service innovations and give implications for the management of deprofessionalizing innovations.

 

Fucosan – Health from the Sea, Subproject: Organisation and business models, 2017 – 2020, supported by the EU INTERREG

Project team: Carsten Schultz (CAU), Feran Giones (Mads Clausen Institut, SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation),  in cooperation with: Universitätsklinikum SH, Universität zu Kiel, Pharmazeutische Biologie, Coastal Research & Management oHG, Kiel, oceanBASIS GmbH, Kiel, GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Technische Universität Dänemark, Süddänische Universität, Universitätsklinikum Odense

Bridging the distances between distant fields of knowledge has the potential to generate radically new innovations. This is true, for example, for the use of maritime resources for medical applications. The associated cognitive, cultural, and social distances between partners create multiple barriers to collaboration and hinder the emergence of the novel knowledge. We analyze these difficulties using the example of the use of algae for medical applications and through quantitative analysis of a variety of analogous innovation cases. We use approaches like qualitative social research, social network analysis, and quantitative bibliometrics.