Smart Management

Smart Management aims to develop feasible and efficient strategies for responding to dynamic and structural change, ensuring that all individuals can participate in society and work in sustainable cities. Our research deals with managing technical innovation and addressing urban transformation processes in terms of economic and social conditions, consequences and alternative strategies. This not only includes technological change, but also the impact of other dimensions of technical innovation such as infrastructure, institutions, user behaviour, norms and values.

Smart Management deals not only with the consequences of transformation but also the process of transformation itself: It includes methods of participative management of change in social innovation processes in and for companies. This requires a broader definition of management that extends beyond leadership and explicitly includes employees and their representatives.

Core competencies:

  • Business and economics
  • Sociology of labour and technology
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Sustainability













Markus Beckmann
Provisional Head of Chair for
Technology Management