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"If we truly want to understand organizations, we have to examine how people accomplish their everyday work."

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Innovating is a challenging activity, because actors face an unpredictable, chaotic and messy process. In my research, I explore how actors can deal with the typical challenges in innovating. Here, I examine how they use routines, artefacts, knowledge and skills, to generate novel ideas, concepts and solutions. As innovation usually is the product of the joint efforts of a variety of different people, I also strive to understand how the actions of different people are weaved together in practice in a way that promotes innovation.


Agility is the capability of an organization to adapt to unexpected changes. Hence, agility enables organizations to thrive in a dynamic environment. My research strives to explain how the everyday work of regular people contributes to organizational agility. On the one hand, I focus on how the skills and actions of those people contribute to agility. On the other hand, I examine how organizational contexts enable and constrain this process.


In recent years, process organization studies have gained momentum. My research is grounded in such a processual approach, in which organization is seen as fleeting and ever-changing practical accomplishment. I am an active member of the Routines Research Community, which views routines as processes and examines how they can simultenously enact stability and change in organizations.


My research focuses on qualitative methods, such as ethnography and interviews, to generate new insights. I am particularly interested in product and software development in high-tech organizations. I mostly use processual appoaches and approaches that focus on discovery to analyze my data. Another passion lies in the analysis and visualization of sequentially ordered, digital trace data.


2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics at the "University of Hohenheim" in Germany.

2011 - 2015

Master of Business Administration and Business Psychology at the "Private University Seeburg Castle" in Austria.

2012 - 2015

Founder and Manager of the start-up "devega Steinboxen" and several internships in high-tech manufacturing companies.

2015 - 2019

Research Fellow and PhD-Student at the "University of Stuttgart" in Germany, including research stays at the "University of Zürich" and the "University of Warwick."

2020 - today

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the "University of Stuttgart."



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