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Philipp Tuertscher is Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation and member of the Knowledge, Information, and Networks research group at the VU University Amsterdam since 2013.

He obtained his PhD at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2009. After his PhD he worked as an assistant professor at the Institute for Entrepreneuship and Innovation, WU Vienna, Austria.


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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Research Output 2008 2019

Collaboration and innovation between heterogeneous actors

Hummel, J. T., 2019, 236 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Complementors as connectors: managing open innovation around digital product platforms

Hilbolling, S., Berends, H., Deken, F. & Tuertscher, P., 23 Apr 2019, In : R&D Management.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Product platform

Complementors as Connectors: Managing Open Innovation in Digital Product Platforms

Hilbolling, S., Berends, H., Deken, F. & Tuertscher, P., 19 Apr 2018, In : Academy of Management Global Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to JournalMeeting AbstractAcademic


Organizing Ecosystems for Digital Innovation

Hilbolling, S., 2018, 166 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Qualitative approaches for studying innovation as process

Garud, R., Berends, H. & Tuertscher, P., 2018, The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies. Mir, R. & Jain, S. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 226-247 22 p. (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2014 2016

  • 8 Lecture / Presentation

Should I stay or should I go? Trajectories of engagement of app developers in the Philips Hue platform ecosystem (Open and User Innovation conference, Boston)

S. Hilbolling (Speaker), J.J. Berends (Speaker), F. Deken (Speaker), M.H. Huysman (Speaker), P.R. Tuertscher (Speaker)
1 Aug 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Crowdsourcing for "wicked problems" solving: The Ocean’s Challenge (Collective Intelligence 2016, NYU Stern School of Business, New York)

A.J. Porter (Speaker), P.R. Tuertscher (Speaker), M.H. Huysman (Speaker)
1 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Processes of polycentric governance in Helix Nebula

J.T. Hummel (Speaker), J.J. Berends (Speaker), P.R. Tuertscher (Speaker)
7 Aug 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Processes of polycentric governance in Helix Nebula

Jochem Hummel (Speaker), Hans Berends (Speaker), P.R. Tuertscher (Speaker)
21 Sep 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Dimensions of openness in innovation processes: Exploring the connection between openness of system architectures and openness of knowledge flows

J.T. Hummel (Speaker), P.R. Tuertscher (Speaker), J.J. Berends (Speaker)
3 Jul 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


2018 EGOS Max Boisot Award

J.T. Hummel (Recipient), J.J. Berends (Recipient) & P.R. Tuertscher (Recipient), 4 Jul 2018


collective behavior

Best Applied Conference Paper

R. Garud (Recipient), Barbara Gray (Recipient) & P.R. Tuertscher (Recipient), 2012


conflict management

Best Paper Award, TIM Division

J. Bauer (Recipient), N. Franke (Recipient) & P.R. Tuertscher (Recipient), 2015



Best Paper Award Finalist, TIM Division

N. Franke (Recipient), C. Lettl (Recipient), S. Roiser (Recipient) & P.R. Tuertscher (Recipient), 2014