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STARTUP Research

Business models and entrepreneurship

I got my PhD from the University of St Gallen and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). I also visited HaasBerkeley, the business school of UC Berkeley as visiting research scholar.


My PhD thesis investigated how business models of startups evolve and develop. 


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Research papers: 


  • Die Digitalisierung des Mittelstands durch Geschäftsmodellinnovation (Sauer, R., Dopfer, M., Schmeiss, J., & Gassmann, O., 2017, Book chapter)


  • The Dilemmas of Openness in 3D Printing (Tech, R., Ferdinand, J., & Dopfer, M., Book chapter)


  • Why Business Model Innovation Matters to Startups (Dopfer, M., 2018, Book chapter)

  • Offene Plattformen für neues Business. (Dopfer, M., Schildhauer, T., 2017,Return)


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