Stephan Hankammer

M.A., B.Sc.

Research Associate

Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)


Building: 3011

Room: B 362

Kackertstr. 7, 3. Etage

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 99178
Fax: +49 241 80 92367


  • Project lead: Enhancing Sustainability by Mass Customization for European Consumer Electronics (
  • Course coordination: Introduction to business administration
  • Other coordination functions: Academic recognition of courses taken abroad and recommendation letters


  • Research Associate at the Technology and Innovation Management Group since July 2014.
  • Research Stay as a visiting scholar at Politecnico di Milano (Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering) from April to July 2016.
  • Studies of business administration, european studies and philosophy at WWU Münster, University of Granada, Philipps-University Marburg and University of Sevilla.
  • Working experience in the field of sustainble economic development, international cooperation and entrepreneurship (e.g. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, ASA-Programm (Engagement Global GmbH), SD-M GmbH, Existenzgründungsbüro Münster)

Research Interests

  • Sustainability oriented innovation management
  • Sustainable Mass Customization
  • Sustainable business models
  • Collaborative Value Creation
  • Degrowth


  • Hankammer, S., Jiang, R., Kleer, R., Schymanietz, M., (2016): “From Phonebloks to Google Project Ara. A Case Study of the Application of Sustainable Mass Customization”, Procedia CIRP 51, 72-78
  • Hankammer, S., Hora, M., Canetta, L., Kaygın Sel, S., (2016): “User-Interface Design for Individualization Services to Enhance Sustainable Consumption and Production”, Procedia CIRP 47, 448-453.
  • Hora M., Hankammer, S., Canetta, L., Kaygın Sel, S., Gomez, S., Gahrens, S., (2016): “A framework for the development of sustainable mass customization business models”, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe, At Novi Sad, Serbia, 118-125.
  • Hankammer, S., Wang, N., Guo, J., (2016): “Consumption trends in Germany and China in comparison: An empirical cross-cultural study on the role of sustainability and customizability on purchase intentions”, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe, Novi Sad, Serbia, 110-117.
  • Hankammer, S., Antons, D., Kleer, R., Piller, F.T., (2016): “Researching Mass Customization: Mapping Hidden Structures and Development Trajectories in Three Decades of Literature”, Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California.
  • Sassanelli, C., Seregni, M., Hankammer, S., Cerri, D., Terzi, S., (2016): “The role of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for individualisation and service quality of a PSS”, Proceedings of the XXI Summer School Francesco Turco 2016, Naples, Italy.
  • Hankammer, S., Steiner, F., (2015): “Leveraging the sustainability potential of mass customization through product service systems in the consumer electronics industry”, Procedia CIRP 30, 504-509.
  • Pourabdollahian, G., Steiner, F., Horn Rasmussen, O., Hankammer, S., (2014): “A Contribution toward a Research Agenda: Identifying Impact Factors of Mass Customization on Environmental Sustainability”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 5 (4), 169-178.
  • Pourabdollahian, G., Steiner, F., Horn Rasmussen, O., Hankammer, S., (2014): “Impact Factors of Mass Customization on Sustainability”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe (MCP-CE 2014), Novi Sad, Serbia, 162-168.

Conference Presentations

  • Hankammer, S., Kleer, R., Schymanietz, M., (2015): “Mass customization and sustainability for consumer electronics: a case study of Google’s modular smartphone concept”, Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference, Sitges, Spain.
  • Hankammer, S., Piller, F.T., Antons, D., Kleer, R., (2015): “Mapping hidden structures and developments in an interdisciplinary field of research”, 8th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation (MCPC 2015), Montréal, Canada.

Other publications

  • Hankammer, S. (2016): RWTH Aachen. Online von Zuhause lernen. Interview im Deutschlandfunk, Campus & Karriere, 08.04.2016