Research profile

My research focuses on innovation at the intersection of management sciences and business (micro) economics. I contribute mainly to two topics: Innovation processes for Product Service System (PSS) and intellectual Property (IP) Management. With my research I aim to contribute to a sustainable living.

I am appointed University Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Cambridge, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Prior to that I was assistant professor at the Institute for Innovation Research at Kiel University, where I was also associated with the Kiel School of Sustainability. I hold a doctoral degree in economics and social sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) from Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) where I was affiliated with the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management. I am trained in industrial engineering and management.

I am a frequent visitor to Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), where I am a fellow of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Research Group. I am board member and Secretary General of the European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM).

Besides research, I have an interest in photography.


Most recent academic publications (or SSRN author page):

Tietze, F. and E. Hansen (2016). To own or to use? How product service systems facilitate eco-innovation behavior. CTM working paper series. 2016/04. IfM. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK.

Foege, J. N., et al. (2016). What is mine is yours, or is it? Exploring solvers’ value appropriation strategies in crowdsourcing contests. R&D Management Conference. Cambridge, UK.

Granstrand, O. and F. Tietze (2016). IP strategies for evergreening of sequential innovations. R&D Management Conference. Cambridge, UK.

Pieper, T., et al. (2016). To share or not to share – Exploring the impact of sharing behavior on user innovativeness. R&D Management Conference, Cambridge, UK.

Tietze, F. and G. D. Lauritzen (2016). „IP challenges in multi-partner collaboration.“ PARTNER – Institute for Collaborative Working: 90-91.

Tietze, F., and Probert, D. (2015). Patent informatics for collaboration management. The Partner(May), 109-111.

Tietze, F., and Sawade, M. (2015). Innovationskraft aus Schleswig-Holstein: Eine regionale Patentdatenanalyse. Kiel University, WTSH-Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein

Tietze, F., et al. (2015). „To own or not to own: How ownership impacts user innovation – An empirical study.“ Technovation 38(April): 50-63.

Göldner, M., C. Herstatt and F. Tietze (2015). „The emergence of care robotics – A patent and publication analysis.“ Technological Forecasting and Social Change 92(March): 115-131.

Ortiz-Gallardo, V. G., et al. (2014). „Technology acquisition through collaboration: Practical insights for technology suppliers.“ International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning 10(1): 67-85.

Dekkers, R. and F. Tietze (2014). Excavating the Role of NPEs in the Innovation Process: Did We Start a Mission Possible? IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology. Singapore.

Granstrand, O. and F. Tietze (2014). IP strategies and policies for and against evergreening. European Policy for Intellectual Property. European Commission, Brussels.

Schultz, C., Tietze, F., Lorenz, R., and Chai, K.-H. (2014). Organizational Design for Service Innovation Development – an Empirical Analysis of Servitizing Firms. Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart, Germany. Fraunhofer Verlag. 235-250

Schultz, C. and F. Tietze (2014). Produkt Service Systeme als Gegenstand der betriebswirtschaftlichen Innovationsforschung. Motoren der Innovation – Zukunftsperspektiven der Innovationsforschung. C. Schultz and K. Hölzle. Heidelberg, Springer, 57-79