Mr Markus Thomanek


Markus Thomanek completed his Bachelor in Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf in 2017. Subsequently, he studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics in Wuppertal, which he completed with a M.Sc. in 2020. His thesis "The Relevance of Data Network Effects for Firms using AI Technologies - A qualitative Analysis" was written at the Chair of Industrial Organization and Innovation, where he also worked as a student research assistant.

During his studies Markus Thomanek spent semesters abroad in Melbourne, Australia and Barranquilla, Colombia.

Since September 2020 Markus Thomanek is a Research Assistant at the Jackstadt Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research.

Main research areas

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (esp. Multi-Tier)
  • Platforms
  • Economics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Network Effects
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation


  • "The Distinction between Business and Social Innovations: Allowing for research with impact on innovations with impact." International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) 2021, 8.-10. September, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

  • "Decreasing Information Asymmetries between firms and in consumer communication with Blockchains – Supporting the emergence of sustainable and fair practices". Der Verband der Hochschullehrerinnen und Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (VHB) Conference 2022, 08.-11. March, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • "Decreasing information asymmetries on sustainability and fair production with thesupport of immutable ledgers: Evidence from the fashion supply chain". European Academy of Management (EURAM) Doctoral Colloquium 2022, 13.-14. June, ZHAW Winterthur / Zürich, Switzerland.

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