Prof. Dr. Thorsten Lammers

Areas of expertise: Deep Tech Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Smart Manufacturing and Operations Management, Complexity Management

“We must strive to ensure that digital technologies benefit people and planet as much as the bottom line. This is not intrinsic to the digital transformation; we need to make it happen”


2020: Executive Certificate – Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2016-2019: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning; University of Technology Sydney

2008-2012: Doctorate in Business Administration; Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Business Logistics and General Management

2002-2008: Diploma in Physics; University of Hamburg 


Since 2022: Vice President Teaching and Professor for Deep Tech Entrepreneurship; XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences

Since 2022: Adjunct Associate Professor; UTS: University of Technology Sydney 

2016-2022: Senior Lecturer – Digital Technology Management; UTS: University of Technology Sydney 

2016: Manager, Business Relationships; UTS: University of Technology Sydney

2013-2015: Senior Consultant – Strategy and Operations Advisory; Ernst & Young Germany

2008-2012: Full-time research assistant; Hamburg University of Technology  


Deep Tech Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Smart Manufacturing and Operations Management, Complexity Management


Journal Articles

An analysis of the sustainability goals of digital technology start-ups in Berlin. Lammers, T., Rashid, L., Kratzer, J., Voinov, A., 2022. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 185, 12296.

Can product modularization approaches help address challenges in technical project portfolio management? – Laying the foundations for a methodology transfer. Lammers, T., Guertler, M., Skirde, H., 2022. In: International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 26-42.

A Digital Tale of Two Cities—Observing the Dynamics of the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystems in Berlin and Sydney. Lammers T, Cetindamar D, Borkert M., 2021. In: Sustainability, 13(19):10564.

The Anniversary Tribute of PICMET: 1989–2018. Cetindamar, D., Lammers, T., Kocaoglu, D., Zhang, Y., 2021. In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 68(2), p. 612-627

Exploring the knowledge spillovers of a technology in an entrepreneurial ecosystem – The case of artificial intelligence in Sydney. Cetindamar, D., Lammers, T., Zhang, Y., 2020. In: Thunderbird International Business Review, Special Issue: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, 62(5), p. 454-474.

Half a century of computer methods and programs in biomedicine: A bibliometric analysis from 1970 to 2017. Shukla, N., Merigo, J. M., Lammers, T. and Miranda, L., 2019. In: F. Molinari, Ed., Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 183 (2019)

Modular Product Design: reducing complexity, increasing efficacy. Golfmann, J., Lammers, T., 2015. In: Performance Journal, EY, 7(1), S. 56.-63.

Komplexitätscontrolling in Logistiksystemen. Kersten, W., Lammers, T. & Skirde, H., 2013. In: P. Horváth et al., Eds. CONTROLLING – Zeitschrift für erfolgsorientierte Unternehmenssteuerung (02/2013), p. 90-95.

Current Approaches in Complexity Management – Practical and Theoretical Implications for Distribution Networks. Kersten, W., Grussenmeyer, R., Lammers, T., 2012. In: M. Fertsch & L. Pacholski, Eds. Research in Logistics & Production, 2(1), p. 55-68.

Kostenorientierte Analyse der Modularisierung – Ein strukturiertes Vorgehen zur Entwicklung eines kennzahlenbasierten Bewertungsansatzes. Kersten, W., Lammers, T., Hülle, J. & Möller, K., 2009.  In: G. Spur, Eds. ZWF – Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, (12/2009), p. 1136-1140.

Conference Publications

Digitization of the work environment for sustainable production – How could algae based sink technologies enable a neutral Product Carbon Footprint?. Deuse, J., Hoffmann, F., Sick, N., Bennett, N., Lammers, T., Hernandez Moreno, V. (2022). In: Schriftenreihe der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Betriebsorganisation (WGAB) e. V., S. 193-205

Dynamic Scheduling Techniques in Cloud Manufacturing – An Exploration of Deep Reinforcement Learning as a Critical Opportunity for Future Research. Chambers, D., Lammers, T., Yu, K.  (2022). In: Beata Mrugalska (eds) Production Management and Process Control. AHFE (2022) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 36. AHFE International, USA.

Artificial Intelligence in Pilot Training and Education – Towards a Machine Learning Aided Instructor Assistant for Flight Simulators. Yang, S., Yu, K., Lammers, T., Chen, F. In: Stephanidis C., Antona M., Ntoa S. (eds) HCI International 2021 – Posters. HCII 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1420. Springer, Cham.

Management Consulting Techniques in Engineering Education –  The Case of Operations Engineering. Lammers, T., Sick, N. and Kandlbinder, P., 2020. In: Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Conference 2020.

A Bibliometric Analysis of Technology Management Research at PICMET for 2009–2018. Cetindamar, D., Kocaoglu, D., Lammers, T. and Merigo, J. M., 2019. In: 2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.

Towards a Novel Framework of Barriers and Drivers for Digital Transformation in Industrial Supply Chains. Lammers, T., Tomidei, L. and Trianni, A., 2019. In: 2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

A trend study of ecological product development partnerships in the German foundry value chain. Held, T., Lammers, T., 2018. In: IPSERA Conference Proceedings: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Fostering Innovation, p. 632-650

Establishing Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Based on Digital Technologies: A Policy Roadmap Approach at the City Level. Cetindamar, D., Lammers, T. and Sick, N., 2018. In: 2018 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

What Causes Companies to Transform Digitally? An Overview of Drivers for Australian Key Industries. Lammers, T., Tomidei, L. and Regattieri, A., 2018. In: 2018 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.

A study of influential factors in designing self-reconfigurable robots for green manufacturing. Fahmideh, M., Lammers, T., 2018. In: ACIS 2018 – 29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems Conference Proceedings.

Deriving Public Sector Workforce Insights: A Case Study Using Australian Public Sector Employment Profiles. Ghosh, S., Zhen, Y., Lammers, T., Chen, Y. Y., Fitzmaurice, C., Johnston, S., Li, J., 2016. In: Advanced Data Mining and Applications: 12th International Conference, ADMA J. Li, X. Li, S. Wang, Q. Sheng, Eds. Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Cham: Springer, p. 764-774.

Complexity Management in Distribution Systems – Development of a Structured Framework for Driver-Based Complexity Analysis. Kersten, W., Lammers, T. & Skirde, H., 2012. In: Proceedings of Hamburg International Conference of Logistics. Pioneering Supply Chain Design – A Comprehensive Insight into Emerging Trends, Technologies and Applications, Lohmar: Eul Verlag, p. 383-404.

Complexity Management in Distribution Networks – Reviewing Current Approaches. Kersten, W., Grussenmeyer, R. & Lammers, T., 2011. In: Proceedings Scientific Conference “Economy and Efficiency” – Contemporary Solutions in Logistics and Production. K. Grzybowska, Ed. Management of Global and Regional Supply Chain – Research and Concepts, Poznan: Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology, p. 9-25.

The Impact of the Implementation of the EC Regulation No 561/2006 on German Small and Medium-Sized Trucking Companies. Held, T. & Lammers, T., 2009. In: Proceedings of Hamburg International Conference of Logistics.  T. Blecker, W. Kersten, & M. Meyer, Eds. High-Performance Logistics – Methods and Technologies. Operations and Technology Management, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, p. 31-40.

Book Chapters

Unternehmertum in der digitalen Stadt – Welche Rolle spielt die Gründungslandschaft beim Wettbewerb um die vorderen Plätze in internationalen Städterankings?. Lammers, T., Borkert, M., Sick, N., 2020. In: Hölzle, K., Tiberius, V., Surrey, H. (eds) Perspektiven des Entrepreneurships – Unternehmerische Konzepte zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Schäffer-Poeschel, p. 461-468

Digital Technology to Enhance Project Leadership Practice: The Case of Civil Construction. Ekechukwu, J., and Lammers, T., 2019. In: Digital Transformation in Business and Society (pp. 247-271). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Modulares Projektportfoliomanagement – Eine Vision zur Beherrschung komplexer Projektlandschaften. Lammers T., Skirde H., Guertler M. (2019) In: Schröder M., Wegner K. (eds) Logistik im Wandel der Zeit – Von der Produktionssteuerung zu vernetzten Supply Chains. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, p.791-812.

Understanding the Relationship Between Smart Cities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Case of Sydney. Cetindamar, D., Lammers, T. and Sick, N., 2019.  In:  Biloria, N. (ed) Data-Driven Multivalence in the Built Environment. Springer, p. 301-315.

Digital technologies, competitiveness & policies: An integrative city-based policy roadmap for entrepreneurial ecosystems. Cetindamar, D., Lammers, T. and Sick, N., 2019. In: Tiwari, R., Buse, S. (eds) Managing Innovation in a Global and Digital World – Meeting Societal Challenges and Enhancing Competitiveness. Springer, p. 49-62.

STEM Education and Women Entrepreneurs in Technology Enterprises: Explorations from Australia. Cetindamar, D., James, E., Lammers, T., Pearce, A., and Sullivan, E., 2019. In: Bullough, A., Hechavarria, D., Brush, C., and Edelman, L (eds) High-growth Women’s Entrepreneurship – Programs, Policies and Practices. Edward Elgar, p. 78-108.

Komplexitätsmanagement durch Modular Sourcing. Kersten, W., Lammers, T. & Skirde, H., 2013. In: A. Friedewald, H. Lödding, Eds. Produzieren in Deutschland – Wettbewerbsfähigkeit im 21. Jahrhundert, Berlin: GITO Verlag, p. 221-242.

Entwicklung eines Kriterienkataloges zur strukturierten Allokation von Effekten der Modularisierung. Kersten, W., Lammers, T. & Skirde, H., 2011. In: F. Bertram & F. Czymmek, Eds. Modulstrategie in der Beschaffung, VW AutoUni Berlin: Logos, p. 14-30.


Komplexitätsmanagement für Distributionssysteme, Lammers, T., 2012. Lohmar: Eul Verlag.

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