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Christian Burmeister


Christian Burmeister
Technology and Innovation Management (TIM)




Professional Experience

  • EY, Senior Manager - Private Equity Value Creation Team
  • A.T. Kearney, Associate - Focus on Corporate- / Product / IT-Strategy
  • Grisons Peak, Intern Analyst - FIG M&A

Research Interests

  • (Open) Business Models
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things

Soft skill trainer

  • The Art of Negotiation
  • Discussions & Arguments
  • Creating successful presentations


  • Value Creation Openness: A knowledge-based resource dependence perspective. World Open Innovation Conference 2018 in San Francisco, CA [Finalist Best Student Paper Award, invited for CMR Special Issue publication]
  • Value Creation Openness: A new Perspective on Business Model Design and Competitive Advantage. Academy of Management Meeting 2018 in Chicago, IL
  • Burmeister, C., Buss, D., Kunz, M. (2017): PE 4.0 – How can Financial Sponsors shape Tomorrow’s Value Creation? EY
  • Geschäftsmodellinnovation für Industrie 4.0: Warum das „IIoT" eine neue Perspektive auf Innovation erfordert. Keynote, PFI, 13. Forum Innovation.
  • Burmeister, C., Lüttgens, D., Piller, F. (2016): Business Model Innovation for Industrie 4.0: Why the "Industrial Internet" Mandates a New Perspective on Innovation. In: Die Unternehmung, expected: Vol. 2/2016. [Available on SSRN:]
  • Burmeister, C. (2016): Geschäftsmodellinnovation für Industrie 4.0 – Vor allem eine Managementaufgabe! In: Handelsblatt Journal 03/2016
  • Erhardt, A., Reichling, J., Burmeister, C: Die Bedeutung der Kundenbeziehung – Optimierung des Kundenpotentials in M&A Transaktionen. In: Lucks, K. (Hrsg.): M&A-Projekte erfolgreich führen. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel 2013.