About Me

About Me

I am currently working as a lecturer/assistant professor (tenured) at Maynooth University in the Greater Dublin Area in Ireland.

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My Research

My Research

In my research I am analyzing real world phenomena with a particular focus on collaboration, networks, and innovation in knowledge intense industries.

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My Teaching

My Teaching

In my teaching I aim to enable students to develop their knowledge and their skills in the fields of organizational strategy as well as technology and innovation management.

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Can contact tracing apps stop the pandemic?

My recent post in the Business&Society blog presents a few reflections on the diffusion of contact tracing apps. I argue that contact tracing apps must provide clear benefits that outweigh the cost of giving up control over sensitive information. However, avoiding a decline in the number of users over time will be challenging, particularly if other measures to keep the virus under control are successful and the individual benefits become less clear.

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New Publication: Which role do corporate partners play for publications in high reputation or high impact journals?

In our recent publication in Scientometrics, Maureen McKelvey (University of Gothenburg) and myself explore whether the reputation and the impact of scientific publications originating in firms benefit from R&D alliances with different types of partners. Our results suggest that biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms should focus on establishing R&D alliances with pharmaceutical firms in order to increase the probability of publishing in journals with a high reputation. However, in terms of scientific impact, i.e., forward citations, publications originating in firms do not benefit from having access to different types of alliance partners. Our study can be found here.

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