June 22, 2022
New Article by Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
The Oec. magazine of the UZH Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics published a new article by Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze.
In the article, she discusses whether all electric cars are really as good as their reputation.
June 14, 2022
New Article Citing Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
In light of the recent combustion engine developments in the European Union, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was cited in a compelling article by SRF.
Her statement focuses on the transformation from combustion to eletric engine production whilst the combustion engine still represent the largest part of German OEMs production.
Read more about it here.
June 13, 2022
New Article Citing Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
In light of the recent combustion engine developments in the European Union, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was cited in an interesting article by Tages-Anzeiger.
She especially talks about the availability of petrol and charging stations in the future.
Read more about it here (PDF, 823 KB).
June 11, 2022
New Articles Citing Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
In light of the recent combustion engine developments in the European Union, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was cited in two interesting articles.
Amongst others Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze points out that it is also important when to look at which CO2 emissions. During production, electric cars have a higher energy demand than combustion engines. During the lifetime, the ratio starts to turn because the combustion engine emits more CO2 than an electric car, provided the electricity is green. If we burn coal for the electricity, we have gained nothing.
June 9, 2022
New Paper Published by Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
Together with Prof. Dr. Stefano Brusoni, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze recently published an article in Strategic Management Journal about how dynamic capabilities change ordinary capabilities.
In the article, they suggest an explanation of why achieving persistent, behavioral change is hard: attention to change processes is difficult to maintain over an extended period of time. Initiatives start, then fade away.
Read more about it here.
Mai 8, 2022
Innovathon 2022: The Digitalization of Mobility
This Fall Semester, the DSI Mobility community in collaboration with the Innovation Hub will offer again the Innovathon “Digitalization of Mobility”. In interdisciplinary teams, students will develop new, innovative concepts as they tackle real world challenges posed by partnering companies. At the end of the Innovathon, the teams will present their solutions to a jury. The 3 ECTS course is open to Master and PhD students from all UZH faculties.
If you are interested in what an Innovathon is like, please have a look at impressions from our Innovathon last year: Trailer, Meet the Lecturers, Lecture Block Video, Video on the six Challenges, Siemens Mobility Video on their challenge, Innovathon Video, UZH News Article.
Find the registration link (or slide to spread the news) here: Information Innovathon 2022
April 7, 2022
New Paper Published by Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze
Together with Janell D. Townsend and M. Berk Talay, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze recently published an article about "Completing the market orientation matrix: The impact of proactive competitor orientation on innovation and firm performance" in the journal Industrial Marketing Management.
The highlights of the paper are the following:
- Proactive competitor orientation is an understudied dimension of market orientation.
- Proactive competitor orientation plays a critical role in innovation performance.
- Technology orientation mediates proactive competitor orientation and performance.
Read more about it here.
March 29, 2022
Big Welcome to our visiting PhD Maarten Cerpentier from the Ghent University!
Maarten started in the department of Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze in the middle of February. We are very happy to welcome him in our team. As a small introduction, we asked him some questions about his background, research and interests. Read more about his answers below:
What are you currently doing at the Professorship of Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze?
With Prof. Dr. Schulze, I am working on several projects related to firms’ innovation commercialization performance. In particular, we examine how countries’ institutional frameworks influence the likelihood that firms can successfully launch and commercialize new products. The institutions that I am interested in the most (and where my research is about) are employment protection laws, and intellectual property protection. Besides that, I also work together with Prof. Dr. Schulze on a project that examines how firms external open innovation search impacts the successful launch and commercialization of new products across the European Union.
What is your academical background?
I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees (both in Business Economics) at Ghent University (Belgium). I graduated in 2017. After working as a Research Associate at the Vlerick Business School, I joined the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and the Corporate Finance Research Group at Ghent University in April 2019 as a Ph.D. researcher, under the supervision of prof. dr. Tom Vanacker (Ghent University and University of Exeter) and co-supervision of Shaker Zahra (University of Minnesota).
Why did you choose the University of Zurich for your visiting scholar?
I chose the University of Zurich (Department of Business) because of its excellent reputation worldwide, which provides me with an ideal setting to present my work, and discuss my research results and plans with leading academic scholars. Moreover, the city of Zurich is a great place to visit for a couple of months, and trips to the surrounding Alps provide great opportunities to recharge batteries in the weekend!
March 21, 2022
New Article on 20 Minuten
This week, 20 Minuten published an article about rising car prices due to shortage of raw materials. Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was cited as an expert for the automotive market and Director of the Swiss Center for Automotive Research.
The key takeaways from the article were the following:
- Raw materials such as nickel, lithium, palladium and neon are in short supply because of the Ukraine war.
- This has consequences for car buyers: They now have to wait longer for their new cars.
- Car prices are also likely to rise further due to the shortage of raw materials.
- Car manufacturers could now switch to alternative materials
Read more about it here.
Webinar – From Product to Platform: Transformation in the Global Automative Industry
On January 27th, Anja Schulze was a selected speaker at the Webinar by the Georgia State University. With a panel of global experts from both industry and academia, this webinar explored the types of product possibilities that are emerging in the automotive industry, the nature of the companies that will compete in this emerging space, and the implications for associated industries and supply chains.
Considered questions include:
(1) Will regions of the world adopt similar technologies? That is, will there be standardization of protocols and service products across geographic markets?
(2) What are the implications for emerging markets versus developed markets?
(3) What types of products can we expect to see in the near term and farther into the future?
The Webinar can be rewatched here.
Sept 14-15 and Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2021
Innovathon 2021: The Digitalization of Mobility
(course for Master and PhD Students)
The DSI Mobility Community and the UZH Innovation Hub – Digital Cluster are organizing the “Innovathon 2021: The Digitalization of Mobility” this year. If you are a Master or PhD student, if you are interested in the topic and if you enjoy developing creative solutions related to real life challenges, then the Innovathon is just right for you! We are looking forward to this course, which is also a good opportunity for students to learn and work in an interdisciplinary environment and gain innovation skills. UZH students, attending the full program, will get 3 ECTS. The deadline for registrations is August 20, 2021.
July 9, 2021
Talk at the Pop-up House of Switzerland in Stuttgart on the Future of Mobility
On the 9th of July, Anja Schulze, head of the DSI Mobility Community, gave a Talk on the Future of Mobility (minutes: 5:00-26:00) at the Pop-up House of Switzerland in Stuttgart. Also, she mentioned the DSI Mobility Community efforts at UZH referring to projects related to Mobile Individuals (example: Zurich Move), Mobile Societies (example: Cardossier), and Mobile Systems (example: Autonomous Drone Racing).
DSI Mobility Lecture Series
The next Digital Society Initiative (DSI) Lecture Series will be organized by the DSI - Challenge Area Mobility and scheduled in spring semester 2021. The topics will cover the research of DSI Mobility group whereas each area (mobile individuals, mobile societies and mobile systems) will be represented. Presentations will be delivered by DSI Mobility group members but also invited speakers. More information about the Lecture Series, including the program, can be found here.
April 10, 2021
Article in the St. Galler Tagblatt “China beflügelt deutsche Autobauer” (PDF, 335 KB)(“China inspires German carmakers”) cited the recent edition of the Swiss Center for Automotive Research study series on the Swiss automotive industry directed by Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze.
March 5, 2021
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze comments in the SRF broadcast "2020 war kein gutes Jahr für die Automobilbranche" ("2020 was not a good year for the automotive industry") on the state of the automotive industry after the 2020 pandemic.
February 15, 2021
Article (PDF, 627 KB) in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung “Wieso scheitert Apple beim Autobau immer wieder?” (“Why does Apple keep failing to build cars?”) about the possible Apple's entry into the auto market with comments of Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze.
February 4, 2021
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was appeared on the list of strong women who move the automotive industry compiled by the Swiss news portal Blick Online: “Die stärksten Frauen der Autowelt: Waghalsig, innovativ und auch knallhart” (PDF, 1022 KB) (“The strongest women in the automotive world: daring, innovative and tough”).
Upcoming Presentation of Professor Andreas König
Prof. Dr. Andreas König, Professor of Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship from the University of Passau, Germany, will give a virtual presentation at the Business Economics Research Seminar of the Department of Business Administration. The presentation will be held via Zoom on April 27, 2021, between 12:00-13:00.
Virtual Presentation of Professor Helge Klapper
Prof. Dr. Helge Klapper, Assistant Professor of Innovation Management from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, gave the virtual presentation about "Managing Exploration in Organizations: The Effect of Authority on Subordinate Search Behavior" at the Business Economics Research Seminar of the Department of Business Administration in the fall semester of 2020.
Virtual Presentation of Professor Henry Sauermann
Prof. Dr. Henry Sauermann from the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin) gave the virtual presentation about “Employment sorting into early-stage technology startups: The interplay between ability and preferences” at the Business Economics Research Seminar of the Department of Business Administration in the fall semester of 2020.
May 26, 2020
The Digital Society Initiative (DSI) - Challenge Area Mobility launched its official website where you can find information on the group, see who the group members are, and browse through interesting projects in which the group studies questions related to the increasing digitalization of mobility. The current head of the DSI - Mobility is Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze.
March 17, 2020
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was asked to comment about the implications of the Corona virus crisis on the Swiss automotive supplier industry in the Handelszeitung Online: “Coronavirus: Infektionsgefahr für Autozulieferer” (PDF, 5 MB) (“Coronavirus: Infection risk for automotive suppliers”)
March 13, 2020
An interview with Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze about the implications of the Corona virus crisis on the Swiss automotive industry “Hustet Deutschland, hustet die Schweiz” (PDF, 1 MB) was published by the Swiss news portal Blick.ch.
March 6, 2020
The Swiss journal Schweizer Illustrierte interviewed Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze on e-mobility trends in the Swiss automotive industry and on the Corona virus crisis “Derzeit fahren alle auf Sicht” (PDF, 1 MB).
February 5, 2020
A TV Clip with comments of Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze about technological changes in the automotive industry and their effect on the Swiss market came out in the TOP FOKUS series. The clip can be seen here (Dienstag edition).
February 1, 2020
The European Management Journal published a new article co-authored by Anja Schulze in 2020: “The asymmetric effects of exploitation and exploration on radical and incremental innovation performance: An uneven affair”. The article can be accessed here.
January 20, 2020
On January 20, Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze organized a workshop of the Digital Society Initiative’s Challenge Area Mobility. It was a full-day workshop that gathered 23 researchers from the University of Zurich who met to understand each other’s mobility-related research projects, discuss various aspects of the DSI Mobility’s short- and medium-term future and specify the groups’ societal goals. During the meeting, 20 research projects were exhibited and 10 agenda items for 2020 could be specified. Overall, it was an intense and successful meeting that thrived on the strong contributions of the group's participants.
December 23, 2019
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze commented on the impact of electric motors for Swiss automotive supplier industry in an article of Watson news portal: “China stoppt E-Auto-Förderung früher als geplant – und diktiert Europa so das Tempo” (“China stops promoting e-cars earlier than planned - and thus dictates the pace to Europe”).
December 15, 2019
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was asked to comment on the recent trends and structural changes in the Swiss automotive industry in SRF "Wenn Deutschland die Grippe hat, hustet die Schweiz" ("When Germany has the flu, Switzerland coughs"). The article can be accessed here.
Visit of Professor Janell Townsend
Professor Janell Townsend, Oakland University, visited us and presented about “Creating Firm Value through International New Product Launch: The role of product innovativeness and experiential characteristics”. The presentation was held on November, 26, 2019, between 12:15-13:15, at Plattenstrasse 14, room: PLM 103/104.
November 12, 2019
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze was asked to comment on the electric car trends in the Swiss automotive industry in a recent article (PDF, 197 KB) of Le Temps journal: “L’industrie suisse face a l’auto électrique” (“Swiss industry faces the electric car”).
October 31, 2019
The Industrial Corporate Change published a new article co-authored by Anja Schulze in 2019: “Architectural knowledge generation: Evidence from a field study”. This article was selected as the Editor's Choice No. 1 and can be accessed here.
September 12, 2019
Article (PDF, 685 KB) in the Aargauer Zeitung about “Deutsche Autoindustrie schwächelt – mit Folgen für die Schweizer Zulieferer“ (“German car industry is weakening - with consequences for Swiss suppliers“) based on the findings and figures from the newly published third edition of the Swiss Center for Automotive Research study series of the Swiss automotive industry.
July 31, 2019
Interview with Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze about the importance of German market for the Swiss automotive industry “Deutschland, der Motor Europas” (“Germany, the motor of Europe”) published as a cover story (PDF, 222 KB) in the July’s issue of the Network, a journal of Swissmem.
May 31, 2019
Interview (PDF, 466 KB) with Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze about “Teilen für das Selbstwertgefühl” (“Sharing as a source of self-esteem”) in the journal Aspekte (Aspects) published by Credit Suisse.
May 7, 2019
Prof. Dr. Linus Dahlander, associate professor (tenured) for Strategy and Lufthansa Group Chair for Innovation at ESMT Berlin presented his work on "Creative Forecasting of Ideas: A Machine-Learning Approach of the Antecedents of Attention" during our Business Lunch Seminar series.
March 31, 2019
Article (PDF, 1 MB) in the Auto Blick “Zeitenwende” (“Turning point”) about the trends in the Swiss automotive industry with comments of Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze.
January 21, 2019
Article (PDF, 409 KB) in the Aargauer Zeitung about the newly published, third edition of the swiss Center for Automotive Research study series of the Swiss automotive industry: “Besser, schneller, billiger” (“Better, faster, cheaper”) including an interview with Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze on the current state of the Swiss Automotive Industry.
January 20, 2019
Article (PDF, 198 KB) in the St. Galler Tagblatt about the newly published third edition of the Swiss Center for Automotive Research study series of the Swiss automotive industry: “Spurtreue Schweizer Autozulieferer” (“Swiss automotive suppliers on track”) including an interview with Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze on the current state of the Swiss Automotive Industry.
January 18, 2019
Article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung about the newly published third edition of the Swiss Center for Automotive Research study series of the Swiss automotive industry: “Die Schweizer Automobilzulieferer bleiben ihrem Heimatstandort treu” (“Swiss automotive suppliers remain loyal to their home location”).
January 17, 2019
Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze comments in the SRF newscast “10 vor 10” about technological changes and the impact of those on Swiss firms of the automotive industry.
January 17, 2019
Today, the new study "Automobilindustrie Schweiz 2018/19" was published and presented during an event at the University of Zurich. The event attracted over 100 industry representatives, researchers, journalists, and other interested parties to the main building of the University of Zurich. In addition to the presentation of the main results from the study by Prof. Dr. Anja Schulze, Director of swiss CAR, interesting presentations by research experts and companies were on the agenda.
The complete program of the event can be found here.
If you are interested in the report of the study, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 9, 2019
From research: Publication of the study "Automotive (supplier) industry Switzerland 2018/19".
In January 2019, the Swiss Center for Automotive Research is going to publish the third edition of its study series “Automobilindustrie Schweiz”. Established in 2008, the study is issued on a five-year cycle and investigates current developments of the automotive and commercial vehicle (suppliers) sector in Switzerland.
The event is free of charge. Registration by Friday, 11 January 2019 at the latest.
October 30, 2018
Prof. Dr. Tom Vanacker, Associate Professor at Ghent University and research fellow at the Vlerick Business School came and presented during our lunch seminar series. The presentation's topic was: "Corporate Entrepreneurship, Country Institutions and Firm Financial Performance".
March 13, 2018
Visit of Professor Shaker A. Zahra
Professor Shaker A. Zahra, the Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Strategy in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, visited us and presented about “Industry knowledge, prior industry experience and new venture survival”. The presentation was held on March, 13, 2018, between 12:00-13:00, at Plattenstrasse 14, room: PLM 103/104.
Anja Schulze published a summary on the relationship between industry and academia: ‘Industry-academia relations: update on a gap’ as discussed at the conference on the 2017 International Conference on The Economics of Innovation held in September 2017 in Geneva and describes approaches for bridging the worlds of academia and industry.
Network, a journal of Swissmem, talks about the E-Mobility an interviewed Anja Schulze.
September 18, 2017
Swiss Post bei ihrem Innovationsprogramm «PostVenture2017». Mit einem Wettbewerb sucht die Post nach kreativen Köpfen mit innovativen Ideen. Von allen Eingängen werden 50 Ideen selektiert und von diesen 50 werden 10 jeweils eine Anschubfinanzierung von 50'000 CHF erhalten. Der Aufwand ist gering (Ideenbeschrieb mit 500 Wörtern reicht aus). Deadline für die Ideeneingabe ist der 24. September 2017. Weitere Infos unter www.post.ch/postventure.
September 2, 2017
Anja Schulze is invited to present to Scientifica 2017. She talked about 'Die Weisheit der Vielen: Wenn Gruppen klüger sind als Einzelne'. Results from audience forecasts will be online soon.
In case you would like to have further information, this is the link to the conference:
July 13, 2017
In the fall 2017, Janell Townsend from Oakland University and Anja Schulze offer a PhD seminar on 'Theoretical Foundations of Innovation Management'. Please find the syllabus (PDF, 221 KB) here.
May 31, 2017
May 2, 2017
Pinar Ozcan, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick Business School gave a presentation at the Business Economics Research Seminar of the Department of Business Administration on May 2, 2017. The topic of her presentation was: “Forced ecosystems and digital stepchildren: The rise of social media and its implications for interfirm relationships in advertising”.
Program of the Business Economics Research Seminar:
Presentations FS17 (PDF, 156 KB)
April 2, 2017
Anja Schulze will hold a lecture on the topic “Teilen als neues Geschäftsmodell” (“Sharing as a new business model”) in within the Science City experience Sundays on the 2nd of April, 2017.
March 10, 2017
Anja Schulze’s view on the challenges of the Swiss automotive industry and the upcoming digitalisation process in the RSI programme “Tempi moderni”.
January, 3, 2017
Mathias Beck will join the team as a Postdoctoral Researcher as of January, 3, 2017. Mathias received his PhD from the Universtiy of Zurich. Welcome Mathias!
November 13, 2016
Forthcoming article – The international journal of Automotive Technology and Management will publish a new article co-authored by Anja Schulze in 2017: “Characteristics of Project Based Alliances: Evidence from the Automotive Industry”.
November 1, 2016
The second Kyoto-Swiss Symposium 2016 was held at Kyoto University in Japan. Anja Schulze participated as part of the section on the Big Data Era and Digital Society.
November 1, 2016
Joris Dietziker will join the team as an Assistant as of November 1, 2016. Joris received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany). Welcome Joris!
October 31, 2016
MMD Extra Auto 44 (PDF, 2 MB)
In the Migros-Magazin special issue on the Swiss automotive industry, an article regarding the future of car manufacture in Switzerland was published, including a comment by Anja Schulze and using the results of a study by swiss CAR: “Mobilität mit Zukunft” p. 4 (“Mobility with a future”).
October 25, 2016
Visit by Christina Günther
Christina Günther, Professor at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Manangement in Vallendar, visited and presented on the topic “To every firm there is a season: Strategic entry timing, discontinuities, and firm performance” at the Business Economics Research Seminar of the Department of Business Administration.
Liste Vorträge HS16 (PDF, 115 KB)
September 21, 2016
Anja Schulze was co-organizer of the event “Innovation Ecosystems and Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Mobility“ at the EUREF Campus in Berlin.
September 1, 2016
Fabio Scarica will join the team as a PhD student as of September 1, 2016. Fabio received a Master's degree in Economy and Management from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Italy). Welcome Fabio!
September 1, 2016
Nunzia Coco will join the team as a Master student as of September 1, 2016. Nunzia received a Bachelor's degree in Economy and Management from the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy). Welcome Nunzia!
September 1, 2016
Valentina Mastrogiuseppe will join the team as a Visiting Master student as of September 1, 2016. She received a Bachelor's degree in Economy and Management from the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy). Welcome Valentina!
August 30, 2016
A new article by Anja Schulze has been published in the AI EDAM journal by the Cambridge University Press: “Developing products with set-based design: How to set up an idea portfolio and a team organization to establish design feasibility”.
August 30, 2016
Brief report in which Anja Schulze was asked to comment on why it is not a bad situation for Swiss component suppliers to be dependent on German car manufacturers: “Schweizer Zulieferer hängen an deutschen Autoherstellern” (“Swiss component suppliers are dependent on German car manufacturers”).
August 29, 2016
Article featuring Anja Schulze’s view on the relationship between car manufacturers and component suppliers: “Im Boot mit VW, BMW, Daimler und Co.” (“In the same boat as VW, BMW, Daimler and Co.”).
August 28, 2016
Anja Schulze was asked to comment on the situation of swiss car component suppliers in a recent article in the Zentralschweiz am Sonntag: “Der Aufstand der Autozulieferer” (“Insurgence of the car component suppliers”).