JProf. Dr. Mario Schaarschmidt

Mario Schaarschmidt is Assistant Professor (Junior-Professor) of Logistics, Technology and Innovation Management and heads the Research Group LTI. Since July 2013 he is also director of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST). In addition, he serves as a vice academic director of the central institute for scientific entrepreneurship and international transfer (ZIfET). Before joining the University of Koblenz-Landau, Mario was a post- doctoral researcher and project manager at the Chair of General Management and Marketing at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena. Mario Schaarschmidt offers courses in New Product Development for the Master Programme in Web Science at University of Koblenz- Landau and was involved in organisation and teaching during the Summeracademy 2009 at University of Koblenz-Landau (supported by DAAD).

From 2007 to 2011 he was an assistant to the Chair for Information Management and Organization at University of Koblenz-Landau and worked on various projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 2007, he spent the summer term as a visiting doctoral student at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He successfully defendend his dissertation entitled "Managing Innovation Beyond Firm Boundaries" in early 2012. Mario graduated with a diploma in computer sciences (M.Sc. equivalent) from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, in 2006. Prior to becoming an assistant professor he was with Groupon Germany as a managing director.