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Dr. Michael Wustmans



M.Sc. - Industrial Engineering and Management

Research assistant

Institute for Food and Resource Economics
Chair for Thechnology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness

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Research interests

  • Technology dynamics
  • Technology emergence, convergence and divergence
  • Technology and knowledge transfer
  • Identification and classification of eco-innovations
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations and collaborative thinking

Professional development

Since 2018
Research assistant at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Chair for Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring)

2014 - 2017
Research assistant at the Institute of Project Management and Innovation, University of Bremen (Prof. Dr. Martin G. Moehrle)

Visiting researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS), University of Twente (Prof. Dr. Petra De Weerd-Nederhof)

2014 - 2015
Consultant at i3 Management GmbH, Bremen

2008 - 2015
Bachelor- and Master in Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Siegen


Awards & Scholarships

Scholarship University of Bremen (2017)

Research scholarship, BremenIDEA out (2016)


Academy of Management (AOM)

Verband Deutscher Wirtschaftsingenieure (VWI)

Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (VHB)


 Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Wustmans, M., van Reekum, R., Walter, L. (2019). Survey of and modular construction possibilities for maturity approaches in the field of patent management. World Patent Information, 57, 8-17.

Berg, S., Wustmans, M., Bröring, S. (2018). Identifying first signals of emerging dominance in a technoogical innovation system: A novel approach based on patents. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Moehrle, M. G., Wustmans, M., Gerken, J. M. (2018) How business methods accompany technological innovations–a case study using semantic patent analysis and a novel informetric measure. R&D Management.

Moehrle, M. G., Walter, L., Wustmans, M. (2017). Designing the 7D patent management maturity model–A capability based approach. World Patent Information, 50, 27-33. 

Contribution to books 

Möhrle, M. G., Walter, L. und Wustmans, M. (2018). Patente managen mit dem 7D-Reifegradmodell: Erfassung – Bewertung – Verbesserung. i3-Management von Invention, Innovation und Information GmbH, Bremen, ISBN 978-3-00-059533-2.

Contributions to scientific conferences 

Eilers, K., Kronemeyer, L., Wustmans, M., Frischkorn, J., Moehrle, M. G. (2017). Monitoring Competitors’ Innovation Activities Using Stable Patent Maps. In ISPIM Innovation Symposium (p. 1). The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM).

Walter, L., Wustmans, M. Möhrle, M. G. (2017). Reifegradmodell für ein effektives Patentmanagement. In: PATINFO 2017 Europäische Schutzrechtssysteme im Wandel. Proceedings des 39. Kolloquiums der TU Ilmenau über Patentinformation, Ilmenau: 31. Mai bis 02. Juni 2017, Christoph Hoock, Sabine Milde (Hrsg.). Ilmenau: TU Ilmenau, 386 S., S.129- 142.

Wittfoth, S., Wustmans, M., Möhrle, M. G. (2017). The development of product and process claims in Blu-ray technology – Validation of the dynamics of innovation theory. In 2017 Proceedings of PICMET'17: Technology Management for Interconnected World.

Wustmans, M., Möhrle, M. G. (2017). Von der Evaluation zur Gestaltung betrieblicher Patent Intelligence – Eine Handreichung auf Grundlage eines fähigkeitsbasierten Reifegradmodells. In: Gausemeier, Jürgen (Hrsg.) Vorausschau und Technologieplanung. 13. Symposium für Vorausschau und Technologieplanung. Paderborn: Heinz Nixdorf Institut.

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