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Jochen Schweitzer

Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney

Jochen leads the development and implementation of the entrepreneurship strategy at the UTS Business School including the Executive MBA in Entrepreneurship and new Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Hons) degrees. His research, teaching and consulting focuses on issues of strategy, collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation with a special interest in design thinking, emerging technologies and open innovation. Jochen was Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) School of Design Thinking at Potsdam University.


  • 2008 
    University of Technology, Sydney, PhD
  • 1995 
    Private Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, B. Eng. (Hons)


  • 2016
    How contracts and culture mediate joint transactions of innovation partnerships, International Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-33
  • 2016
    The design thinking mindset: An assessment of what we know and what we see in practice, Journal of Design, Business & Society, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 71-94
  • 2016
    Strategy: Theory and Practice, 2nd, Sage Publishing, London
  • 2014
    Leadership and Innovation Capability Development in Strategic Alliances, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 442-469
  • 2012
    Crowd-Share Inovation: Intensive, Creative Collaborations, Freerange Press: Melbourne
  • 2012
    Practicing: Strategizing, Engaging, Sensemaking, Doing, Pitching, Reflecting, Freerange Press: Melbourne
  • 2011
    U.lab: A Framework for Interdisciplinary Innovation Projects, DAB Docs: Sydney
  • 2011
    Contractual complexity, governance and organisational form in alliances, International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, vol. 2, no. 1/2, pp. 26-40

Professional Memberships

  • European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Design Management Institute (DMI)

Research Areas

  • Entrepreneurship (150304)
  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Design Practice And Management (1203)
  • Innovation And Technology Management (150307)