Philip Meier

Philip Meier is a doctoral researcher at HIIG. He leads the Mittelstand 4.0 initiative “Gemeinsam Digital” initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy at HIIG. Activities within the initiative, like knowledge-transfer between startups and SMEs, accelerate digitalization within the German Mittelstand.

Philip holds a Bachelor in Automotive Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Ostfalia University of Applied Science. Since 2017, Philip is a Ph.D. student at the BA School of Business and Finance in Riga.

Philip researches in the field of structured business model innovation in multi-sided market environments. Furthermore, he explores the implications of Distributed Ledger Technology for Digital Platforms.

Prior to his position as doctoral researcher Philip gained professional experience as a project manager within the Group Digitalization Department at Volkswagen.


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Researcher: Innovation & Entrepreneurship


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Book contributions and chapters

Meier, P. (2018). Digitale Plattformen als Innovationstreiber. In P. Plugmann (Ed.), Innovationsumgebungen gestalten. Impulse für Start-ups und etablierte Unternehmen im globalen Wettbewerb (pp. 207-2017). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Publication details

Other publications

Meier, P., Friederici, N. (2019). Den Blick weiten: Digitalisierung im Mittelstand. Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

An exploration for value capture mechanisms in platform-orchestrated networks
International Conference on Design and Technology. Technion, Haifa, Israel: 18.06.2019 Further information

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The Platformization of Everything
Presentation. Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley, USA: 22.04.2019 Further information

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"Kooperation zwischen Startups und Mittelstand"
Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum Regionalkonferenz Berlin. Gemeinsam Digital: Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum. Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany: 08.11.2018

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Geschäftsmodelle auf digitalen Plattformen
CEBIT 2018. BMWi. CEBIT, Hannover, Germany: 12.06.2018

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Media appearances

Relaunch - Konferenz am 17. und 18. Februar 2020 in Berlin: Antworten auf brennende Fragen der Digitalisierung (20.01.2020). Finanz-Nachrichten
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Wie verdienen digitale Plattformen ihr Geld? (20.09.2019). digital publishing report
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