Steffen Kinkel

Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Steffen Kinkel is Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Business Information Systems of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Before joining the university, he was Head of the Competence Center ‚Industrial and Service Innovation‘ at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe. He studied industrial engineering at Karlsruhe University, today known as Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he specialised in corporate planning. In 2003 he obtained a PhD in business administration from Stuttgart University with his thesis on "Dynamic Location Assessment and Strategic Location Controlling".

The main focus of his research is global production strategies and strategic location decisions. Several of his numerous publications examine production offshoring, outsourcing, R&D offshoring and backsourcing activities as well as new methods for dynamic location assessment of companies. He also focuses his research on strategic evaluation of innovative business and organisational models, integrated innovation management strategies as well as ex-post and ex-ante evaluations of political measures and research programmes in production and service areas.

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