Marc Brechtel has been an external doctoral candidate at the Chair of IT Entrepreneurship since 2019. Marc investigates digital platforms and their effects on collaboration between companies from the perspective of the platform participants. His research aims to find out to what extent digital platforms facilitate inter-firm collaborations and which specific recommendations for action can be derived for platform participants. This project is complemented by his work as a Digital Business Developer at EagleBurgmann Germany, a joint venture between the Japanese EKK and the German Freudenberg Group.
Marc studied Industrial Engineering and Management (B.Eng.), majoring in Technical Sales at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim. During this time, he worked in various, mainly sales-related divisions of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG and expanded his theoretical knowledge at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) during a stay abroad of several months. He holds a M.Sc. of the University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim, with a focus on Technical Product Management. Marc wrote his master thesis at Freudenberg Technology Innovation SE & Co. KG as part of a major strategic project.
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.