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Christian A. Mahringer


Research Fellow
Chair of Organization


+49 711 685 83155

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Keplerstraße 17
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 6.037

Office Hours

by appointment


In his research, Christian Mahringer focuses on how organizations can master the digital transformation. In this context, he examines how actors promote agility, change and innovation to overcome barriers and take advantage of opportunities. Moreover, he assesses the role that organizations play for grand challenges, such as climate change. Empirically, he uses qualitative methods and the analysis of digital trace data in digitized settings, such as software development.

  • Practice Theory & Organization
  • Strategy & Organization
  • Management der digitalen Transformation

Academic Career:

Since 01/2021: WIN-Fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Since 12/2019: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Stuttgart
02/2019 - 03/2019: Researcher in Residence, University of Warwick
01/2018 - 03/2018: Researcher in Residence, University of Zurich 
03/2015 - 11/2019: Research Fellow and PhD-Student, University of Stuttgart  
09/2011 - 02/2015: Master Business Administration / Business Psychology, Private University Seeburg Castle
10/2008 - 07/2011: Bachelor Business Administration and Economics, University of Hohenheim

Practical Experience:

11/2016 - 10/2017: Process Facilitator in Agile Scrum-Teams of a Hightech Manufacturing Company 
07/2012 - 08/2015: Founder and Manager, devega Steinboxen 
04/2014 - 08/2014: Master Thesis, Packaging Machines Company, North America 
04/2013 - 08/2013: Internship, Robert Bosch GmbH 
09/2012 - 02/2013: Internship, TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG 
05/2011 - 07/2011: Bachelor Thesis, Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH 

  • Research award of the University of Stuttgart 2019 for the article "Entrepreneurial Initiatives as a Microfoundation of Dynamic Capabilties"
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award (SAP Interest Group Academy of Management 2020, Strategic Management SIG EURAM 2016) 
  • Schmalenbach Scholarship
  • Member Careerloft Programme 
  • Scholarship
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Certificate for Higher Education Didactics
  • Organization of workshops and conferences (e.g., SKM Symposium 2019, Meeting of the Routines.Research.Community at the University of Stuttgart)
  • Reviewer for scientific journals (e.g.,Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Information Systems Journal, British Journal of Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Strategic Organization, German Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik)
  • Reviewer for scientifc conferences (e.g., AoM, Euram, ECIS, Egos, SKM)
  • Editorial board member of Austrian Management Review
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