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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured full professors | Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation

Christoph Stöckmann


BZ E3.09
Faculty of Economics and Management
Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1

Short bio

Prof. Dr. Christoph Stöckmann is a full professor of entrepreneurship and digital transformation at the Free University of Bolzano. After studying business informatics, he received his doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) with a thesis on entrepreneurial management in companies in the ICT industry in 2009. In 2018, he received his habilitation degree in business administration from the University of Duisburg-Essen. From 2018 to 2022 he was a full professor of innovation and entrepreneurship, esp. digital business at Seeburg Castle University (Austria). From 2019 to 2022 he was also the rector of the university, until he joined the Free University of Bolzano in 2022.


Applied and Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Management

29078 · PhD Management - 2022 · EN

Digital Transformation

25573 · SECS-P/08 · LM-77 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 2022 · EN

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

27339 · SECS-P/08 · L-18 Economics and Management · DE

Project LAB - Startup

25575 · LM-77 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 2022 · EN


25572 · SECS-P/08 · LM-77 Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 2022 · EN

Main Research Areas

In his research and teaching, he focuses on organizational-level, team-level and individual-level aspects of company formation and development as well as the influence of digitalization on new and established companies and their business models.


His research on a wide range of topics in the fields of (corporate) entrepreneurship, innovation and digital business has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Human Resource Management and Small Business Economics. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research and the Zeitschrift für KMU & Entrepreneurship and a member of the editorial review boards of Small Business Economics and Management Review Quarterly. In the FGF, the leading and most important scientific association for entrepreneurship, innovation, and SMEs in the German-speaking world, he is a member of the executive committee.

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