Maximilian Heimstädt is a postdoctoral researcher at the Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management. His research focuses on the role of openness - as a principle, practice and resource in organizations. His empirical interest lies in (apparent) contradictions and opportunity structures in the context of digital transformation: Sharing or protecting data? Human or automated decisions? Planning together for an uncertain future or predicting the actions of individuals? In his dissertation at Freie Universität Berlin, he studied the implementation of digital transparency strategies (“Open Data”) in public organizations. As a postdoctoral researcher in Witten, he is interested in the regulation of algorithms and new forms of expertise. In another project, he studies the Open Science movement in Germany, whose members are committed to fundamentally changing the organization of knowledge production through digital tools and infrastructures.