Alexander Brem (born 1979) studied business administration with a major in entrepreneurship at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). After graduating in 2004, he co-founded the consultancy firm VEND consulting with three fellow students which was nominated for the Bavarian Entrepreneurship Award and won the Franconian Entrepreneurship Award. At the same time, he was employed as a research associate at FAU, where he completed his doctoral degree in 2007.
From 2007 to 2011, he worked full-time at VEND consulting, both as managing director and as consultant focusing on high-tech companies. In this period, he joined the founding team of the biotech-startup Agrolytix as CEO and won the nationwide Science4Life Entrepreneurship competition and the Business Plan Competition of northern Bavaria.
From 2011 to 2014 Alexander Brem held an assistant professorship at FAU. Afterwards, he was appointed professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Mads Clausen Institute of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Here, he was also head of the interdisciplinary section SDU Innovation and Design Engineering.
Since December 2016, Alexander Brem holds the Chair of Technology Management at FAU which is located at the Nuremberg Campus of Technology. He is a CCSR International Research Associate at DeMontfort University (UK) and a visiting professor at the EADA Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and HHL Graduate School of Management (Germany). Recently in May 2017, Alexander Brem has been appointed Honorary Professor (Danish: „Adjungeret Professor“) at SDU.
The research activities at the Chair of Technology Management are focused on the Management of R&D in technology-oriented companies. This includes research fields like Idea Management, Constraint-based Innovation, User Innovation as well as Technology Entrepreneurship. Professor Brem serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), as well as Associate Editor for Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC) as well as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE TEM). Moreover, he is Editorial Board Member at several journals like Academy of Management Perspectives or International Journal of Innovation Management.
Please find information on lectures, seminars and theses in the BSc and MSc programs here.
Selected published work
Strategic decisions in turbulent times: Lessons from the energy industry
In: Business Horizons 62 (2019), p. 215-225
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How crowdfunding platforms change the nature of user innovation – from problem solving to entrepreneurship
In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2019)
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Automating profitably together - Is there an impact of open innovation and automation on firm turnover?
In: Review of Managerial Science (2019)
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How to manage creativity time? Results from a social psychological time model lab experiment on individual creative and routine performance
In: Creativity and Innovation Management (2019)
The effects of Customer Capital on Customer Response Speed and Innovativeness: the mediating role of Marketing Capability
In: International Journal of Innovation Management (2019)
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Managing Medical Technological Innovations
(Series in R&D Management)
Die Kreativ-Toolbox für Unternehmen - Ideen generieren und innovatives Denken fördern
Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel, 2019
Forschung und Entwicklung - Planung und Organisation des F&E Managements
DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG, 2019
The Routledge Companion to Innovation Management
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Introduction - Managing innovation: what do we know about innovation success factors?
In: Brem A, Tidd J, Daim T (ed.): Managing innovation: what do we know about innovation success factors?, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2019, p. cv-xix (Series on Technology Management, Vol.33)
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Techno-Economic Evaluation of Strategic Solutions to Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles
8th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC) (Schweinfurt, 4. December 2018 - 5. December 2018)
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Charisma in business speeches: A contrastive acoustic-prosodic analysis of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg
Proc. Speech Prosody 2016 (Boston, USA)
In: Barnes J, Brugos A, Shattuck-Hufnagel S, Veilleux N (ed.): ISCA Special Interest Group: Speech Prosody, Speech Prosody Special Interest Group, 2016
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Collaborative Business Models for Energy Efficient Solutions An Exploratory Analysis of Danish and German Manufacturers: An Exploratory Analysis of Danish and German Manufacturers
G-Forum Jahreskonferenz (Leipzig, Germany)
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Conditions for entrepreneurial ecosystem development: the SMEs perspective
20th Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics Anniversary Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark)
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Embeddedness of Aspiring Entrepreneurs: First Insights from a Single Case Study in Southern Jutland
7th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship (Lüneburg, Germany)
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Innovation, open innovation and intellectual property rights: firm size differences
Open Access: https://www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/No21-SOTA-Innovation-open-innovation-and-intellectual-property-rights-firm-size-differences-Brem-and-Nylund-1.pdf
Kreativität fördern mit Kreativitätstechniken
Innovationsforskning på Mads Clausen Instituttet
In: PLUK 12 (2015), p. 9-10
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Special Issue on Marketing Innovative Technology Solutions in Global Market: Insights and Perspectives
In: International Journal of Technology Marketing 10 (2015)
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Ein erster Eindruck - Was versteht man unter einer Innovation?
In: KM : Kultur und Management im Dialog 80 (2013), p. 5-9
- 2018: Renate-Wittern-Sterzel-Preis der FAU (Gleichstellungspreis) (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
- 2018: Publons Peer Review Award 2018
- 2018: IEEE Senior Member (IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- 2018: Best Paper Award 2018 (Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity and Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
- 2017: Publons Peer Review Award 2017
- 2017: Publons Peer Review Award 2017 (Publons)
- 2017: 2017 Highly Commended Paper Award for European Journal of Innovation Management: Literati Network Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
- 2014: 2014 Highly Commended Paper Award for Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development: Literati Network Awards for Excellence (Emerald)
- 2013: ISPIM Scientific Panel Award Winner 2013
- 2010: Winner Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria (with Agrolytix)
- 2010: Winner Science4life Business Plan Competition (with Agrolytix)
- 2009: Winner Franconian Entrepreneurs Award (Mittelfränkischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting)
- 2009: Nomination Bavarian Entrepreneurs Award (Bayerischer Gründerpreis, with VEND consulting)