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Philip Meier

Philip Meier is an associated Doctoral Researcher at HIIG and responsible for Business Operations and Partnerships at the Berlin-based technology Startup Peregrine Technologies. He further has been a doctoral student at the Institute for Electronic Business (IEB) since 2018. As part of his dissertation, Philip is interested in governance and business model development of digital platforms in B2B markets. Prior to his research at IEB & HIIG, Philip gained practical experience in the Group Digitalization Department at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, where he was responsible for manufacturing-related business model innovation.

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    Data Cooperation Platforms for SMEs

    The project Data Cooperation Platforms for SMEs (DaPla Mittelstand) is exploring how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in data-rich markets can better participate...
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    Gemeinsam Digital

    _Gemeinsam digital, the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Berlin, is a central contact point for all companies in Berlin and nationwide that have questions about digitization. Our...
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    Entrepreneurship & innovation

    Entrepreneurship Research Lab

    Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship team is a transdisciplinary group of researchers at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society (HIIG).

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Meier, P., Friederici, N.,Krell-Sun, T. & Trabucchi, D. (2024). Strategies for Designing and Growing Business-to-Business Platforms A Study of Six Cases Across Industrial Sectors in Germany. This study offers an actionable management framework—specialization over generalization, adaptation over disruption, and quality over quantity—that practitioners can apply to build B2B platforms. Research-Technology Management, 67(2), 44–56. Publication details

Meier, P., Köhne, S., Wolf, M. & Gerling, C. (2022). Supporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Digital Transformation – Reflections on a Flagship Support Program in Germany. The Digital Revolution and the New Social Contract series, Center for the Governance of Change, IE University, 1-17. Publication details

Gerling, C., Meier, P., & Koehler, C. (2022). AI meets Digital: A Critical Review on Artificial Intelligence in Digital Entrepreneurship. ECIS 2022 Research Papers. Publication details

Trischler, M., Meier, P., & Trabucchi, D. (2021). Digital platform pactics: how to implement platform strategy over time. Journal of Business Models, 9(1), 67-76. DOI: 10.5278/jbm.v9i1.5908 Publication details

Friederici, N., Meier, P., & Gümüşay, A. A. (2020). An opportunity for inclusion? Digital platform innovation in times of crisis. Pioneers Post. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Meier, P., Stocker, V., & Schildhauer, T. (2024). Imperative zur Abgrenzung der strategischen Implementierung digitaler Plattformgeschäftsmodelle im B2B-Bereich. In D.R.A. Schallmo, D. Kundisch, K. Lang, D. Hasler, Digitale Plattformen und Ökosysteme im B2B-Bereich. Schwerpunkt Business Model Innovation. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Publication details

Göcke, L., & Meier, P. (2022). Business Model Development for Autonomous Electric Vehicles in Shared Fleets in Multinational Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). In K.Degirmenci, T. Cerbe, & W. Pfau (Eds.), Electric Vehicles in Shared Fleets (pp. 125-144). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. DOI: 10.1142/9781800611429_0006 Publication details

Meier, P. (2021). Digital platforms as drivers of innovation. In V. Nestle, P. Glauner, & P. Plugmann (Eds.), Creating Innovation Spaces – Impulses for Start-ups and Established Companies in Global Competition/Management for Professionals (pp. 183-191). Basel, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. Publication details

Meier, P. (2018). Digitale Plattformen als Innovationstreiber. In P. Plugmann (Ed.), Innovationsumgebungen gestalten. Impulse für Start-ups und etablierte Unternehmen im globalen Wettbewerb (pp. 207-217). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Publication details

Working paper

Krell, T., Braesemann, F., Stephany, F., Friederici, N., & Meier, P. (2020). A Mixed-Method Landscape Analysis of SME-focused B2B Platforms in Germany. Social Science Research Network. Publication details

Other publications

Ulich, A., Hammerl, L., & Meier, P. (2021). Geschäftsmodellinnovationen. (02). Publication details

Meier, P. (2020). Berliner KI-Ökosystem im europäischen Vergleich auf Augenhöhe mit London und Paris. ki-berlin Blog. Publication details

Friederici, N., Krell, T., Meier, P., Braesemann, F., & Stephany, F. (2020). Plattforminnovation im Mittelstand, . Publication details

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

Lectures and presentations

Managing Digital Platforms and Ecosystems
Course at BI Norwegian Business School (Session: Managing Digital Platforms and Ecosystems). BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway: 19.06.2022 Further information

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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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Organisation of events

Digitaler Salon: Blinded by the Hype?
30.11.2022. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Online, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Daniel Pothmann, Sarah Spitz, Matthias C. Kettemann, Philip Meier

PLATTFORM . MACHER TAGE. From 09.06.2022 to 10.06.2022. Gut Hühnerhof, Gründau, Germany (National) Further information

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Digitaler Salon: KI – Die Letzte räumt das Internet auf
31.03.2021. Livestream, Berlin, Deutschland (National) Further information

Natasha Vukajlovic, Philip Meier, Christian Grauvogel

Policy Co-Creation Workshop
17.06.2020. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Federal Ministry of Finance (National)

Tina Krell, Nicolas Friederici, Philip Meier


Research Team "The Digital Revolution and the New Social Contract" at IE Madrid.

Sonja Köhne, Fabian Stephany, Philip Meier, Miriam Wolf, Christoph Gerling

Media appearances

“Talking about Platforms” Podcast (02.03.2022). “Talking about Platforms” Podcast
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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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Philip Meier


Associated Doctoral Researcher: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society