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Maximilian Heimstädt

Maximilian Heimstädt

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Reinhard-Mohn-Institut für Unternehmensführung
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

+49 (0)2302 / 926-547
Management and Economics
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58448 Witten
Curriculum vitae
Since 09/2016  Post-doctoral research assistant at the Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management (Witten/Herdecke University)
09/2018 – 12/2018 Visiting scholar, Department of Sociology, Columbia University
08/2015 – 04/2016 Visiting scholar, Department of City and Regional Planning (Cornell University)
11/2013 – 04/2017  Doctoral candidate at the Chair of Organization Theory (Freie Universität Berlin)
09/2012 – 08/2013 M.Sc. in Management & Information Technology (University of St. Andrews)
09/2008 – 09/2011 B.A. in Media Management (Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Cologne)
Research focus

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.

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: