Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch

Professor of Digital Economy

Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch

Professor of Digital Economy

Christina Raasch is Professor of Digital Economy at Kühne Logistics University. She holds a joint appointment with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), where she is part of the Research Center focusing on Innovation and International Competition.

Professor Raasch studied economics at the Universities of St. Gallen and Oxford and holds a doctorate in management from Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. During her habilitation studies, which she completed at TU Hamburg-Harburg, she spent 1.5 years as a visiting researcher at MIT Sloan School of Management. Before joining the KLU faculty in March 2017, she was an Associate Professor of Technology Management at Technische Universität München. 

Before becoming an academic, Professor Raasch worked as a consultant at ZS Associates, advising large clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Today many of her research projects are conducted together with companies in the automotive and high tech industries and the digital economy.

In her research, Professor Raasch investigates how digitalization changes innovation processes and outcomes inside and outside established companies. Her current research projects focus on, e.g., effective idea creation and evaluation, additive manufacturing, enterprise crowd-funding, and disruptive innovation by and with customers. In her view, the digital age offers huge opportunities for co-creating value and innovation together with customers. 

Christina Raasch published her research in Management Science, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Sloan Management Review. She is a Fellow of the Open and User Innovation (OUI) Society and will host the OUI Conference at KLU in July 2023.
 

Up Close & Personal

“My personal eureka moment happened as a student when I was walking the streets of Oxford.”
– Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch

Selected Publications

Academic Positions

since 2022Professor of Digital Economy at Kühne Logistics University, a joint appointment with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
2017-2021Associate Professor of Digital Economy at Kühne Logistics University, a joint appointment with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
2013-2017Professor of Technology Management, Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management
2010/2011/2012Visiting Researcher at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
2007-2012Senior Research Fellow (Habilitandin), Lecturer and Head of the 'Open Source Innovation' Research Unit at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
2000Visiting Researcher in the 'Directorate General Economics' at the European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Professional Experience

2003-2007Management consultant with ZS Associates, Frankfurt, Germany
2004Research project with Eli Lilly Germany, Bad Homburg, Germany
2002Internship with Bain & Company, Strategy Consultancy, Munich, Germany

Education

2012Habilitation, Venia Legendi in Business Administration, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany
2006Doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
2002MSc (lic. oec.) of Economics and Management at St. Gallen University (HSG), Switzerland