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Philipp Tuertscher is Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation and a member of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 2013. He is also Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI).

Philipp obtained his PhD at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2009. During his PhD, Philipp was awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation, and his dissertation research on large-scale scientific collaborations received funding from the US National Science Foundation. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Pennsylvania State University's Smeal School of Business. After his PhD, Philipp joined WU Vienna, Austria, as an assistant professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Philipp’s research explores organizational mechanisms and social practices for collaborative innovation in a variety of settings. Besides studying large-scale scientific collaborations at CERN, Philipp has been studying innovation processes in collaborative communities such as Linux and Wikipedia.  

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Academic qualification

Management, PhD, University of St. Gallen

1 Apr 200330 Sept 2007

Award Date: 16 Feb 2009


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