Marc Brechtel is an external PhD student at the Chair of IT Entrepreneurship since 2019. Marc studies digital platforms in the field of B2B and industrial data ecosystems. His empirical research aims to find out how the value proposition of such centralized platforms and decentralized data ecosystems needs to be organized to provide the fundamental basis for industry scaling. His research is complemented by his work on digital solution offering at the Innovation Management & Innovation Strategy department of FREUDENBERG Filtration Technologies.
Marc studied industrial engineering (B.Eng.) with a specialization in technical sales at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim. During this time, he worked in various departments at FREUDENBERG Filtration Technologies, mostly on the sales side, and expanded his theoretical knowledge during a several-month stay abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He completed his master's degree (M.Sc.) at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences with a focus on technical product management. His thesis work focused on a large-scale strategic project for the FREUDENBERG Group at FREUDENBERG Technology Innovation.
Brechtel, M. & Altmann, S. (2021). Digital Platforms for Inter-firm Collaborations – Identifying current Challenges. Research-in-Progress paper accepted at the 32nd ISPIM Innovation Conference, Berlin, Germany.
Brechtel, M., Altmann, S., Hölzle, K. (2020). Inter-firm Collaboration in the Era of Digital Platforms. Accepted research note at the 21st CINet Conference 2020, Milan, Italy.