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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christopher Lettl

Professor Christopher Lettl is Director of the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). He is also Academic Director of the Vienna Innovation Program, a collaboration of WU Vienna with Top Universities from the United States.

His research focuses on the paradigm-shifting phenomenon of open and user innovation. He studies how organizations may best manage the opportunities and threats induced by this phenomenon with a specific focus on implications for strategy and organization design. Beyond this and more generally, he is interested in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation management, strategic management, and organization theory. He has been cooperating in his research with scholars from renowned international institutions such as for example Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Berkeley University of California, Bocconi University, Copenhagen Business School, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. He received extensive research funding from various renowned funding organizations. The results of his research have been presented on international conferences and published in leading academic journals like Journal of Consumer Research, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy or Journal of Product Innovation Management. His research has been featured in leading business media, including the New York Times and Handelsblatt. He received numerous research and teaching awards.

He serves the scientific community in numerous functions as Co-Editor and Referee for international journals, conferences, search committees, and funding organizations. For example, he has been a Referee for leading academic journals such as for example Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal or Journal of Consumer Research, and he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management and the Journal of Organization Design. He served as Key Note Speaker at distinguished policy events and as Key Note Speaker at distinguished academic conferences such as for example the Open and User Innovation Conference 2014 at Harvard Business School. He has been serving as Academic Advisor for the G8-G5 Heiligendamm Process on Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights, for the UK Minister of Science and Innovation, and for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Resort: Invest in Denmark). At the European Forum Alpbach he repeatedly contributed as Speaker and Organizer of breakout sessions.

He consulted numerous companies including for example IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, Lego, or Bang & Olufsen in their entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives. He has founded and established several educational programs in entrepreneurship and innovation management and teaches in the EDEN doctoral program of the European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). He is founding member of the Open and User Innovation Society and Organizer of the Doctoral Consortium at the Open and User Innovation Conference. Beyond leading the Institute and contributing to the development of the Department, he serves WU in numerous other positions such as for example as Member of the Advisory Board of the WU-OMV Energy and Strategy Think Tank or as Co-Organizer of the Speaker Series at the Department of Strategy and Innovation.

From October 2016 until September 2019 he served as Chairman of the WU Senate and as Representative of WU’s Full Professors.

Curiculum Vitae

2009Vienna University of Economics and Business
2006 - 2009Full Professor, Chair of Technology and Innovation Management, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
2006Habilitation in Business Administration
2003 - 2006Assistant and Associate Professor (wissenschaftlicher Assistent & Privatdozent), Berlin University of Technology
2003Doctoral Degree in Business Administration, Hamburg University of Technology
2000 - 2003Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) and doctoral student, Hamburg University of Technology
1999 - 2000Lecturer (Vertragsassistent), Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
1993 - 1998University of Hamburg

Honors

  • Finalist of the 2018 Page JPIM (The Journal of Product Innovation Management) Best Paper Award for the article: Value creation and value capture in open innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management (together with Henry Chesbrough and Thomas Ritter).

  • Winner of the 2016 Thomas P. Hustad JPIM Best Paper Award for the article: The Social Network Position of Lead Users (together with Jan Kratzer, Nikolaus Franke and Peter Gloor)

  • Best Paper Selection for AOM Conference 2016, Anaheim, for the article: Exploring motivations of participants in grand challenges: A comparative case study in the space sector (together with Christian Garaus and Florian Schirg)

  • Nominated for  2014 JPIM (The Journal of Product Innovation Management) Best Paper:  "Synergies among Producer Firms, Lead Users, and User Communities: The Case of the Lego Producer- User Ecosystem” (together with Christoph Hienerth and Peter Keinz)

  • Selected as one of 9 articles included in the first virtual issue of The Journal of Product Innovation Management on the topic of co-creation: "Synergies among Producer Firms, Lead Users, and User Communities: The Case of the Lego Producer- User Ecosystem” (together with Christoph Hienerth and Peter Keinz)

  • Symposium Proposal on Linking Open Innovation to Business Models selected for inclusion in the All-Academy Theme (AAT) program, AOM Conference 2015, Vancouver (together with Henry Chesbrough, Thomas Ritter, Christopher Tucci).

  • Best Paper Selection for AOM Conference 2015, Vancouver, for the article: “Drivers of positive attention on firm-hosted user design platforms” (together with Morten Berg Jensen and Christoph Hienerth).

  • Best Paper Award Finalist, Academy of Management Conference 2014, Philadelphia, Technology and Innovation Management Division, for the article: "Does God play Dice?" Randomness vs. Deterministic Explanations of Crowdsourcing Success" (together with Nikolaus Franke, Susanne Roiser und Philipp Türtscher).

  • Best Paper Selection for AOM Conference 2014, Philadelphia, for the article: “Does God play Dice?” Randomness vs. Deterministic Explanations of Crowdsourcing Success” (together with Nikolaus Franke, Susanne Roiser und Philipp Türtscher).

  • Best Paper Selection for AOM Conference 2012, Boston, for the article: “From funding to founding - The changing role of investors” (together with Stephan Jung).

  • WU Award: Cooperation Representative of the Year (2011) - Granted by the WU Vienna International Office.

  • WU Teaching Award 2010 in the category „Excellent Teaching“ for the course “Exploring Core Challenges in Open Innovation".

  • Best Paper Selection for AOM Conference 2010, Montreal, for the article: “Forecasting the attractiveness of user-generated designs via online data: An empirical study within the LEGO community” (together with Morten Berg-Jensen and Christoph Hienerth).

  • Research Grant from Danish Strategic Research Council for research program on the Governance of Community-based Innovation (together with Professor Sören Salomo from the Danish Technical University, Copenhagen) – Funds provided by the Council: Euro 2.5 Million.

  • Finalist for the Danish Elite Research Award 2009.

  • Elite Teaching Award 2009 by the Danish Ministry of Education for the course concept „Collaborative New Business Development“.

  • Active Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Art.

  • Nominated and selected for Election Ballot for the position as Division Representative-at-Large of the TIM Division - Academy of Management.

  • Winner of the Tudor Rickards Best Paper Award 2008 for the article “Towards a social network perspective of lead users and creativity: An empirical study among children”, Creativity and Innovation Management 17, with Jan Kratzer).

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Buch, Monographie

2004 Lettl, Christopher. 2004. Die Rolle von Anwendern bei hochgradigen Innovationen: Eine explorative Fallstudienanalyse in der Medizintechnik. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitätsverl. (DUV). Mehr erfahren

Originalbeitrag in Fachzeitschrift

2018 Chesbrough, Henry, Lettl, Christopher, Ritter, Thomas. 2018. Value creation and value capture in open innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). 35 (6), 930-938. Mehr erfahren
2018 Ritter, Thomas, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. Wider Implications of Business Model Research. Long Range Planning. 51 (1), 1-8. Mehr erfahren
2017 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2017. Understanding the Nature and Measurement of the Lead User Construct. Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) 34 (1), 3-12. Mehr erfahren
2016 Kratzer, Jan, Lettl, Christopher, Franke, Nikolaus, Gloor, Peter. 2016. The Social Network Position of Lead Users. Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) 33 (2), 201-216. Mehr erfahren
2015 de Araújo Bucharth, Ana Luiza, Lettl, Christopher, Ulhøi, John Parm. 2015. Extending organizational antecedents of absorptive capacity: Organizational characteristics that encourage experimentation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 90 (2015), 269-284. Mehr erfahren
2014 Lettl, Christopher, Speckbacher, Gerhard. 2014 Business Model Innovation. Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation (ZFO) 83 (3): 168-173. Mehr erfahren
2014 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2014. Forecasting the commercial attractiveness of user-generated designs using online data.An empirical study within the LEGO user community. Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) 31, 75-93. Mehr erfahren
2014 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher, Keinz, Peter. 2014. Synergies among producer firms, lead users, and user communities: The case of the LEGO producer-user ecosystem. Journal of Product Innovation Management 31 (4): 848-866. Mehr erfahren
2013 Houman Andersen, Poul, Kragh, Hanne, Lettl, Christopher. 2013. Spanning across organizational boundaries to manage creative processes: The case of LEGO. Industrial Marketing Management 42 (1): 125-134. Mehr erfahren
2012 Keinz, Peter, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. Designing the organization for user innovation. Journal of Organization Design 1 (3): 20-36. Mehr erfahren
2012 Fjelstad, Oystein, Snow, Charles, Miles, Raymond, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. The architecture of collaboration. Strategic Management Journal, 33:, 734-750. Mehr erfahren
2011 Kratzer, Jan, Lettl, Christopher. 2011. Die Identifizierung von Lead Usern über soziale Netzwerke: Eine empirische Untersuchung unter jungen Konsumenten. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB) Special Issue (5): 83-110. Mehr erfahren
2011 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2011. Exploring how peer communities enable lead user innovations to become the industry standard: Community pull effects. Journal of Product Innovation Management 28 S. 175-195. Mehr erfahren
2011 Hienerth, Christoph, Keinz, Peter, Lettl, Christopher. 2011. Exploring the nature and implementation process of IT-based user-centric business models. Long Range Planning 44 (5-6): 344-374. Mehr erfahren
2011 Snow, Charles, Fjeldstad, Øystein, Lettl, Christopher, Miles, Raymond. 2011. Organizing continuous product development and commercialization: The collaborative community of firms model. Journal of Product Innovation Management 28 3-16. Mehr erfahren
2011 Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2011. The organizational design of large R&D collaborations and its effect on time and budget efficiency: The contrast between blueprint and reality. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 58 (2): 295-306. Mehr erfahren
2010 Miles, Raymond, Snow, Charles, Fjeldstad, Øystein, Miles, Grant, Lettl, Christopher. 2010. Designing organizations to meet 21st-century opportunities and challenges. Organizational Dynamics 39 (2): 93-103. Mehr erfahren
2010 Snow, Charles, Fjeldstad, Øystein, Lettl, Christopher, Miles, Raymond. 2010. Introduction to the special issue. Organizational Dynamics 39 (2): 91-92. Mehr erfahren
2009 Kratzer, Jan, Lettl, Christopher. 2009. Distinctive roles of lead users and opinion leaders in the social networks of schoolchildren. Journal of Consumer Research 36 (4): 646-659. Mehr erfahren
2009 Lettl, Christopher, Rost, Katja, Von Wartburg, Iwan. 2009. Why are some independent inventors 'heroes' and others 'hobbyists'? The moderating role of technological diversity and specialization. Research Policy. A Journal Devoted to Research Policy, Research Management and Planning 38 243-254. Mehr erfahren
2008 Kratzer, Jan, Lettl, Christopher. 2008. A social network perspective of lead users and creativity: An empirical study among children. Creativity and Innovation Management 17 (1): 26-36. Mehr erfahren
2008 Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2008. Balancing creativity and time efficiency in multi-team R&D projects: The alignment of formal and informal networks. R&D Management 38 (5): 538-549. Mehr erfahren
2008 Lettl, Christopher, Hienerth, Christoph, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2008. Exploring how lead users develop radical innovation. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 55 (2): S. 219-233. Mehr erfahren
2008 Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2008. Revealing dynamics and consequences of fit and misfit between formal and informal networks in multi-institutional product development collaborations. Research Policy. A Journal Devoted to Research Policy, Research Management and Planning 37 (8): 1356-1370. Mehr erfahren
2008 Grunert, K. G., Jensen, B. B. , Sonne, A., Brunsø, K., Byrne, D. V., Clausen, C., Friis, A., Holm, L., Hyldig, G., Kristensen, N. H. , Lettl, Christopher, Scholderer, J. 2008. User-oriented innovation in the food sector: Relevant streams of research and an agenda for future work. Trends in Food Science and Technology 19 590-602. Mehr erfahren
2007 Lettl, Christopher. 2007. User involvement competence for radical innovation. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 24 (1-2): 53-75. Mehr erfahren
2006 Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Hoelzle, Katharina, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Formale und informale Determinanten des Innovationserfolges: Eine kritische Analyse des Zusammenspiels der Kräfte am Beispiel der Innovatorenrollen. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (54/06): 105-127. Mehr erfahren
2006 Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2006. Learning from users for radical innovation. International Journal of Technology Management 33 (1): 25-45. Mehr erfahren
2006 Dammer, Henning, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Organisatorische Einflussfaktoren des Multiprojektmanagements. Projektmanagement 3 12-19. Mehr erfahren
2006 Dammer, Henning, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Qualitätsdimensionen eines Multiprojekt-Managements - Eine konzeptionelle Analyse. Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation (ZFO) 75 148-155. Mehr erfahren
2006 Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2006. Users' contributions to radical innovation: Evidence from four cases in the field of medical equipment technology. R&D Management 36 251-272. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher. 2005. The emergence of radically new health care technologies: Inventive users as innovation networkers. Technology and Health Care 13 (1): 169-183. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2005. The entrepreneurial role of innovative users. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing 20 (7): 339-346. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher. 2005. Users as inventors and developers of radical innovation. Journal of Customer Behaviour 4 (July): 277-297. Mehr erfahren
2004 Herstatt, Cornelius, Lettl, Christopher. 2004. Management of 'technology push' development projects. International Journal of Technology Management 27 (2/3): 155-175. Mehr erfahren
2003 Luethje, Christian, Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius. 2003. Knowledge distribution among market experts: A closer look into the efficiency of information gathering for innovation projects. International Journal of Technology Management 26 (5/6): 561-577. Mehr erfahren
2002 Herstatt, Cornelius, Luethje, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2002. Wie fortschrittliche Kunden zu Innovationen stimulieren. Harvard Business Manager 24 (1): 60-68. Mehr erfahren

Originalbeitrag in Buch (Sammelwerk)

2020 Lettl, Christopher. 2020. Lead users and the organization. In: Managing Innovation in a Global and Digital World. Meeting Societal Challenges and Enhancing Competitiveness, Hrsg. Tiwari, Rajnish, Busse, Stephan, 111-119. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Mehr erfahren
2015 Lettl, Christopher, Perkmann Berger, Stefan, Roiser, Susanne. 2015. Exploring why and to what extent lead users share knowledge with producer firms. In: Revolutionizing Innovation: Festschrift for Eric von Hippel. Hrsg. Lakhani, K., Harhoff, D. 429-438. Cambridge, MA: MITPress. Mehr erfahren
2014 Lettl, Christopher, Speckbacher, Gerhard. 2014. Collaborative Communities als Organisationsform für Innovation. In: Motoren der Innovation: Zukunftsperspektiven der Innovationsforschung, Hrsg. Schultz, C.; Hölzle, K., 331-341. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Mehr erfahren
2011 Herstatt, Cornelius, Lüthje, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2011. Relying on experts: How to effectively gather information for innovative projects from market specialists. In: Managing Innovation Driven Companies, Hrsg. H., Herstatt, C., Probert, D., Gemuenden, H.G., Colombo, M., De Weerd-Nederhof, P., Schweisfurth, T., 237-257. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Mehr erfahren
2009 Snow, Charles, Strauss, Doreen R., Lettl, Christopher. 2009. Blade.org: A collaborative community of firms. In: New Approaches to Organization Design: Theory and Practice of Adaptive Enterprises, Hrsg. Bøllingtoft, A.; Håkonsson, D.D.; Nielsen, J.F.; Snow, C.C.; Ulhøi, J., 3-21. New York: Springer. Mehr erfahren
2009 Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2009. The Dynamics of Formal and Informal Networks in Complex Multi-Team Product Development Cooperations Throughout Project Stages. In: Projekte als Kulturerlebnis, Hrsg. Dorn, M. Engstler, C.J. Fitsimons, G. Kerber, K. Wagenhals, R. Wagner, 105-118. Heidelberg: Dpunkt-Verlag. Mehr erfahren
2006 Herstatt, Cornelius, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Marktorientierte Erfolgsfaktoren technologiegetriebener Entwicklungsprojekte. In: Management von Innovation und Risiko, Hrsg. Gassmann, O.; Kobe, C., 145-170. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher, Zboralski, Katja, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2005. Trust in virtual teams. In: Encyclopaedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management, Hrsg. Clarke, S.; Coakes, E., 552-557. Hershey – London – Melbourne – Singapore: Idea Group Publ. Mehr erfahren
2003 Lettl, Christopher. 2003. Breakthrough-Innovationen in der Medizintechnik - Eine Analyse der frühen Phasen. In: Management der frühen Innovationsphasen: Grundlagen – Methoden – Neue Ansätze, Hrsg. Herstatt, C.; Verworn, B., 299-314. Wiesbaden: Gabler. Mehr erfahren
2003 Herstatt, Cornelius, Luethje, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2003. Fortschrittliche Kunden zu Breakthrough-Innovationen stimulieren. In: Management der frühen Innovationsphasen: Grundlagen – Methoden – Neue Ansätze, Hrsg. Herstatt, C.; Verworn, B., 57-72. Wiesbaden: Gabler. Mehr erfahren
2003 Luethje, Christian, Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius. 2003. Zukunftsorientierung und Kundenbezug im Innovationsprozess sichern: Der Einsatz der Lead User Methode zur Entwicklung neuartiger Medizinprodukte. In: Mass Customization und Kundenintegration, Hrsg. Piller, F. T.; Stotko, Ch. M., 1-11. Düsseldorf: Symposion. Mehr erfahren
2001 Herstatt, Cornelius, Lettl, Christopher. 2001. Durchbruchinnovationen gezielt fördern. In: Das innovative Unternehmen, Hrsg. Barkse, H.; Gerybadze, A.; Hünninnghausen, L.; Sommerlatte, T., 1-8. Wiesbaden: Gabler. Mehr erfahren
2000 Herstatt, Cornelius, Lettl, Christopher. 2000. Management von technologiegetriebenen Entwicklungsprojekten. In: High Risk Projekte, Hrsg. Gassmann, O.; Kobe, C.; Voit, E., 109-131. Zürich: Springer. Mehr erfahren

Herausgeberschaft (von Sammelwerk)

2018 Lettl, Christopher, Ritter, Thomas, Hrsg. 2018. Business Models and Business Model Innovation: Wider Implications for Research and Practice. Long Range Planning: Elsevier. Mehr erfahren
2010 Snow, Charles, Fjeldstad, Oystein, Lettl, Christopher, Miles, Raymond, Hrsg. 2010. Guest Editors: Designing Organizations for the 21st-Century Global Economy. Special Issue. Organizational Dynamics 39(2). UK: Elsevier. Mehr erfahren

Beitrag in Proceedingsband

2016 Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher, Schirg, Florian. 2016. Exploring motivations of participants in grand challenges: A comparative case study in the space sector. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Hrsg. Academy of Management, 1-99. Briarcliff Manor: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Mehr erfahren
2015 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2015. Drivers of positive attention in firm-hosted user design platforms. An empirical study of the LEGO DesignByMe platform. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Hrsg. Academy of Management, 1-99. Vancouver: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Mehr erfahren
2014 Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Türtscher, Philipp, Roiser, Susanne. 2014. Does God Play Dice? - Randomness vs. Deterministic Explanations of Crowdsourcing Success. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Hrsg. Academy of Management, *-*. Philadelphia: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Mehr erfahren
2012 Jung, Stephan, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. From funding to founding - The changing role of investors. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Hrsg. Academy of Management, *-*. Boston: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Mehr erfahren
2010 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Lettl, Christopher, Hienerth, Christoph. 2010. Forecasting the attractiveness of user-generated designs via online data: An empirical study within the LEGO community. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Hrsg. Academy of Management, *-*. Montreal: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Mehr erfahren

Vortrag auf wiss. Veranstaltung (begutachtet; z.B. Konferenz, Tagung)

2019 Riedl, Christoph, Grad, Tom, Lettl, Christopher. 2019. Strategic Behavior in Contests with Ability Heterogeneous Agents: Evidence from Field Data. NBER Summer Institute, Cambridge, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 18.07.-19.07. Mehr erfahren
2019 Deimel, Markus, Lettl, Christopher. 2019. The Recognition of technological knowledge: Investigating the nexus between disclosed information types and the individual. 17th Open and User Innovation Conference, Utrecht, Niederlande, 08.07.-10.07. Mehr erfahren
2019 Grad, Tom, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2019. The Role of Knowledge Similarity for Self-Selection and Evaluation Quality in Crowd Evaluation. DRUID Conference, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 19.06-21.06. Mehr erfahren
2019 Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher, Schirg, Florian. 2019. Winning despite losing: Motivation change in grand challenge crowdsourcing. Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium, Wien, Österreich, 26.10. Mehr erfahren
2019 Grad, Tom, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2019. Wisdom of Crowds under Self-Selection. Open and User Innovation Conference, Utrecht, Niederlande, 08.07-10.07. Mehr erfahren
2018 Grad, Tom, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. Crowd judge's knowledge and the nexus of self-selection and evaluation quality of crowdsourced ideas. Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 10.08.-14.08. Mehr erfahren
2018 Grad, Tom, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. Crowd judge’s knowledge and evaluation validity in new product idea screening. American Marketing Association Winter Conference, New Orleans, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 23.02.-25.02. Mehr erfahren
2018 Wandres, Carola, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. Filtering crowdsourced ideas: Attentional processes and the role of incentives. Open and User Innovation Conference, New York, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 06.08.-09.08. . Mehr erfahren
2018 Riedl, Christoph, Grad, Tom, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. Strategic Behavior in Contests: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Study. Open and User Innovation Conference, New York, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 06.08.-09.08. Mehr erfahren
2018 Grad, Tom, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. The Role of Knowledge for Self-Selection and Evaluation Quality in Crowd Evaluations. Open and User Innovation Conference, New York, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 06.08.-09.08. Mehr erfahren
2018 Deimel, Markus, Lettl, Christopher. 2018. The recognition of technological knowledge: Investigating the nexus between description and the individual. Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation (SEI) Doctoral Consortium, München, Deutschland, 14.09-15.09. Mehr erfahren
2017 Moser, Nadine, Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher. 2017. Exploring roles of crowdinvestors in start-ups. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 04.08.-08.08. Mehr erfahren
2017 Deimel, Markus, Lettl, Christopher. 2017. Investigating self - selection mechanisms induced by selective revealing. THE 15TH INTERNATIONAL OPEN AND USER INNOVATION CONFERENCE, Innsbruck, Österreich, 10.07.-12.07. Mehr erfahren
2017 Grad, Tom, Lettl, Christopher, Garaus, Christian. 2017. The Role of Cognitive Distance in Crowd-based Evaluations. Collective Intelligence Conference, New York, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 15.06-16.06. Mehr erfahren
2016 Grad, Tom, Lettl, Christopher, Garaus, Christian. 2016. Exploring Crowd Evaluations for Innovation. 14th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Cambridge, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 01.08.-03.08. Mehr erfahren
2016 Garaus, Christian and Lettl, Christopher and Schirg, Florian. 2016. Exploring motivations of participants in grand challenges: A comparative case study in the space sector. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 05.08.-09.08. Mehr erfahren
2016 Moser, Nadine and Garaus, Christian and Lettl, Christopher. 2016. Exploring roles of crowdinvestors in start-ups. Open and User Innovation Conference, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 01.08.-03.08. Mehr erfahren
2016 Deimel, Markus, Keijl, Steffen, Lettl, Christopher. 2016. Investigating self-selection mechanisms induced by selective revealing. 14th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 01.08-03.08. Mehr erfahren
2015 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2015. Drivers of positive attention in firm-hosted user design platforms. An empirical study of the LEGO DesignByMe platform. Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Kanada, 06.08.-11.08. Mehr erfahren
2015 Garaus, Christian, Lettl, Christopher, Schirg, Florian. 2015. Exploring motivations of participants in grand challenges: A comparative case study in the space sector. 13th Meeting of the Open and User Innovation Society, Lissabon, Portugal, 13.06.-15.06. Mehr erfahren
2014 Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Roiser, Susanne, Türtscher, Philipp. 2014. Does God Play Dice? Randomness vs. Deterministic Explanations of Crowdsourcing Success. TIE (Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship) Conference, München, Deutschland, 23.10-24.10. Mehr erfahren
2014 Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Roiser, Susanne, Türtscher, Philipp. 2014. Does God play Dice? Randomness vs. Deterministic Explanations of Crowdsourcing Success. Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 01.08.-05.08. Mehr erfahren
2014 Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Roiser, Susanne, Türtscher, Philipp. 2014. Does god play dice? Randomness vs. deterministic explanations of crowdsourcing success. OUI Open and User Innovation Workshop 2014, Harvard, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 29.07. Mehr erfahren
2014 Lettl, Christopher, Garaus, Christian. 2014. Exploring the boundaries of crowdsourcing. 12th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 28.06.-30.06. Mehr erfahren
2014 Lettl, Christopher. 2014. Researching User Communities. 12th Open and User Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 29.07.2014. Invited Talk Mehr erfahren
2014 Lambertus, Thorsten, Lettl, Christopher, Keijl, Steffen. 2014. Tell me the business model: Professional Roles and Heuristics in Business Model Development. Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 01.08.-05.08. Mehr erfahren
2013 Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Roiser, Susanne, Türtscher, Philipp. 2013. "Does god play dice?" Randomness vs. deterministic explanations of idea originality in crowdsourcing. DRUID Conference, Barcelona, Spanien, 17.06.-19.6. Mehr erfahren
2013 Schirg, Florian, Lettl, Christopher. 2013. Grand Challenges - The Application of an Outstanding Form of Crowdsourcing in the Space Sector. 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, 23.09.-27.09. Mehr erfahren
2013 Perkmann Berger, Stefan, Lettl, Christopher. 2013. Innovation via Collaborative Events: The Role of Incentives for Knowledge Sharing. Academy of Management Conference, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 09.08.-13.08. Mehr erfahren
2013 Perkmann Berger, Stefan, Lettl, Christopher. 2013. Open Innovation via Collaborative Events: The Role of Incentives for Knowledge Sharing. Open and User Innovation Workshop, Brighton, Großbritannien, 14.07.-16.07. Mehr erfahren
2013 Perkmann Berger, Stefan, Lettl, Christopher. 2013. Perkmann Berger, S.; Lettl, C. (2013): Open Innovation via Collaborative Events: The Role of Incentives for Knowledge Sharing. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), Istanbul, Türkei, 26.06.-29.07. Mehr erfahren
2012 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. Antecedents to positive attention in firm-hosted user communities. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 03.08.-07.08. Mehr erfahren
2012 Keinz, Peter, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. Designing the organization for user-driven innovation. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 03.08.-07.08. Mehr erfahren
2012 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher, Keinz, Peter. 2012. Exploring synergies among producer firms, lead users, and communities: The case of LEGO, , September 28th, 2012. TIE-Tagung (VHB), Hamburg, Deutschland, 27.09.-28.09. Mehr erfahren
2012 Jung, Stephan, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. From funding to founding - The changing role of investors. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 03.08.-07.08. Mehr erfahren
2012 Jung, Stephan, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. From funding to founding: When do investors found own startup companies? An empirical study in the German Internet sector. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Forth Worth, Texas, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 06.06.-09.06. Mehr erfahren
2012 Schirg, Florian, Lettl, Christopher. 2012. Winning by Losing - Motivations of Participants in an Extreme Form of Innovation Tournament. 10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 30.07.-01.08. Mehr erfahren
2011 Lettl, Christopher, Perkmann Berger, Stefan, Roiser, Susanne. 2011. Designing appropriability regimes to enhance knowledge sharing among experts. Open and User Innovation Workshop, Wien, Österreich, 04.07.-06.07.2011. Mehr erfahren
2011 Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Roiser, Susanne, Türtscher, Philipp. 2011. What drives success in crowdsourcing competitions? An empirical study in the smartphone application market. Open and User Innovation Workshop, Wien, Österreich, 04.07.-06.07. Mehr erfahren
2010 Roiser, Susanne, Franke, Nikolaus, Lettl, Christopher, Türtscher, Philipp. 2010. An empirical study of success factors in crowdsourcing tournaments. Open and User Innovation Workshop, Boston, USA., MIT Sloan School of Management, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 04.08.-06.08.2010. Mehr erfahren
2010 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2010. Forecasting the attractiveness of user-generated designs via online data. An empirical study within the LEGO user community. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Kanada, 06.08.-10.08.10. Mehr erfahren
2010 Araújo, Ana Luiza, Ulhoi, John, Lettl, Christopher. 2010. Revisiting Absorptive Capacity: An Empirical Study on Knowledge Acquisition and Assimilation. Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, Kanada, 06.08.-10.08.10. Mehr erfahren
2009 Andersen, Poul Houman, Lettl, Christopher. 2009. From strategic supplier to knowledge broker in the learning economy. Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 07.08.-11.08. Mehr erfahren
2009 Berg-Jensen, Morten, Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2009. The virtual fingerprint of impactful user designers: An empirical investigation with LEGO user communities. Open and User Innovation Conference, Hamburg, Deutschland, 03.06.-05.06. Mehr erfahren
2008 Snow, Charles, Lettl, Christopher, Fjeldstad, Øystein. 2008. Organizing for collaborative innovation: The community of firms model. Open and User Innovation Conference, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 04.08.-07.08. Mehr erfahren
2007 Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2007. Exploring the dynamics of formal and informal networks in complex multi-team development projects. Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference, Bremen, Deutschland, 04.07.-06.07. Mehr erfahren
2007 Kratzer, Jan, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2007. Exploring the dynamics of formal and informal networks in complex multi-team development projects. Proceedings of the European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), Paris, Frankreich, 16.05.-19.05. Mehr erfahren
2007 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2007. Identifying opportunities in online-communities. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spanien, 07.06.-09.06. Mehr erfahren
2007 Kratzer, Jan, Lettl, Christopher, Kunst, Laurien. 2007. Revealing the characteristics of lead users and opinion leaders: An empirical study about social networks of children. Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Conference 2007, Orlando, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 29.09.-30.09. Mehr erfahren
2006 Lettl, Christopher, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2006. Adopting radical innovation from outside: Promotors as the linking pin. Proceedings of the IFSAM VIII World Congress, Berlin, Deutschland, 28.09.-30.09. Mehr erfahren
2006 Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Salomo, Sören, Hoelzle, Katharina, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Champions or project management? Role models for radical innovation. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 11.08.-16.08. Mehr erfahren
2006 Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Salomo, Sören, Hoelzle, Katharina, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Drivers for radical innovation: Promotors or project management. Proceedings of European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM), Oslo, Norwegen, 17.05.-20.05. Mehr erfahren
2006 Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Salomo, Sören, Hoelzle, Katharina, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Driving radical innovations: Are informal structures more successful than formal ones?. Proceedings of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), 26th Annual International Conference, Vienna, Österreich, 29.10.-01.11. Mehr erfahren
2006 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Opportunity recognition and exploitation in the pre start-up phase: a case comparison of the medical equipment and sporting equipment industry. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bloomington, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 07.06.-09.06. Mehr erfahren
2006 Hienerth, Christoph, Lettl, Christopher. 2006. Opportunity recognition and exploitation in the pre start-up phase: a case comparison of the medical equipment and sporting equipment industry. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 11.08.-16.08. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2005. An entrepreneurial role of users: A new perspective. Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), Amsterdam, Niederlande, 02.02.-04.02. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2005. Lead users as entrepreneurs: Evidence from radical innovations in the field of medical technology. Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), Wellesley, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 09.06.-11.06. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher. 2005. The emergence of radically new health care technologies: Inventive users as innovation networkers. Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 05.08.-10.08. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher, Rost, Katja, Von Wartburg, Iwan. 2005. The technological merit of independent inventors compared to corporate inventors: Achieving impact by exploitation. User Innovation Conference, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 26.06.-28.06. Mehr erfahren
2005 Hartmann, Jochen, Lettl, Christopher, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2005. Transfer management in the innovation process: An explorative case study analysis in the field of automotive industries. Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference, Pisa, Italien, 06.07.-08.07. Mehr erfahren
2005 Lettl, Christopher, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2005. Users as innovation networkers: Beyond the customer active paradigm. Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 05.08.-10.08. Mehr erfahren
2004 Zboralski, Katja, Gemuenden, Hans Georg, Lettl, Christopher. 2004. A members' perspective on the success of communities of practice - Preliminary empirical results. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities, Innsbruck, Österreich, 02.04.-03.04. Mehr erfahren
2004 Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius. 2004. Idea generation for radical Innovation: The role of users - An explorative case study analysis in the field of medical technology. Proceedings of the SAM/IFSAM VII World Congress, Management in a world of diversity and change, Gothenburg, Schweden, 05.07.-07.07. Mehr erfahren
2004 Lettl, Christopher. 2004. The entrepreneurial role of physicians in surgical device innovation. User Innovation Conference, Munich, Deutschland, 20.06.-22.06. Mehr erfahren
2004 Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius. 2004. The role of users in the development of radical innovation. Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference, Sesimbra, Portugal, 07.07.-09.07. Mehr erfahren
2004 Lettl, Christopher, Herstatt, Cornelius, Gemuenden, Hans Georg. 2004. Users as inventors and developers of radical innovation. Proceedings of the 20th Annual IMP Conference, Copenhagen, Dänemark, 02.09.-04.09. Mehr erfahren
1999 Lettl, Christopher, Schlegelmilch, Bodo. 1999. Research on global marketing & information technology: The state-of-the-art. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy, Manchester, Großbritannien, 12.12.-14.12. Mehr erfahren