Stephan Bohn, Dr.

Stephan Bohn is a project leader at the Humboldt institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). In the Innovation and Entrepreneurship group he is responsible for the project „ OPEN!NEXT“ founded by the European Union (Horizon 2020). The project aim is to understand the transformation of companies in order to realize open hardware and open innovations implementation processes. 

Stephan has a PhD in organization studies from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and in his dissertation he studied the implementation of managements and sustainability concepts in tech companies. He was a fellow of the Transatlantic Doctoral Academy on Corporate Responsibility, a quest researcher at the WZB Berlin and WU Vienna and realized and participated in several DFG projects (especially from 2016 to 2019, The institutional complexity of the energiewende, A longitudinal study on framing and negotiation processes of the German energy transition; Free University of Berlin and Scientific Network “Temporary Organizing”).

Besides the focus on organizational change, his papers and projects are about institutional change, legitimacy and (disruptive) technologies in different areas, especially digitalization and crowdsourcing, digital music market, as well as renewables, and electro mobility. Thereby, Stephan combined qualitative methods and machine learning approaches such as topic modeling. 

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Researcher: Innovation & Entrepreneurship