Prof. Dr. Martin Gersch

School of Business & Economics, Department of Information Systems, Einstein Center Digital Future
Freie Universität Berlin

Degree in Business Administration and Economics at the Ruhr‐University of Bochum. 1991‐1996: PhD thesis on the subject of “Cross‐linked Relationships” (Awards: Ernst‐Zander as well as Gebrueder‐Deschauer prize). 1997‐1999: managerial functions in international business development with the Tengelmann Group (one of Europe’s biggest retailers), including projects in
Germany and Hungary. 2000‐2006: Founder and head of the Competence‐Center E‐Commerce and habilitation on “Flexibility Traps” at the Ruhr‐University of Bochum. Received venia legendi for “Business Administration” and “Business Informatics”. 2007: Full professor of Business Administration and head of Competence Center E‐Commerce at the Freie Universität Berlin.
2008 (Senior) Researcher at the DFG Pfadkolleg Research Center on “Organizational Paths” at the Freie Universität Berlin. 2009 Elected Managing Director of the Department‐Board of Business Administration at the School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin. 2011 Department of Information Systems at the Freie Universität Berlin; 2012 Visiting Professorial
Fellow (UNSW, UoS, QUT, Australia). Member of the spokesmen for the application for the Focus Area „Disease in Human Aging (DynAge)“ of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Charité within the Excellence Initiative II. One of the project leaders for the application “Entrepreneurial Network University (ENU)” of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Charité within the program EXIST
IV of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). 2013 member of the steering group of the Focus Area “Disease in Human Aging (DynAge)”. Responsible for “Entrepreneurship Education” within ENU and elected to the board of the service department “Empirical Research in Education” at the Freie Universität Berlin. 2014 successful funding of a Junior Research Group “Health‐IT and Business Model Innovation” (DFG‐Budget within the Excellence Initiative II). 2016 successful funding of the “Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF)” (Einstein Foundation) as well as two “Junior Professorships Digital Transformation”.