Prof. Dr. Thorsten Lammers

Fachgebiete: Deep Tech Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Smart Manufacturing and Operations Management, Complexity Management
letztes Update: 09/15/2022

“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: Zertifikat für Führungskräfte – Künstliche Intelligenz: Implikationen für die Unternehmensstrategie; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2016-2019: Graduiertenzertifikat für Lehren und Lernen im Hochschulbereich; University of Technology Sydney, Australien

2008-2012: Dr. rer. pol. in BWL; Technische Universität Hamburg, Institut für Logistik und Unternehmensführung

2002-2008: Diplom in Physik; Universität Hamburg 


Seit 2022: Vizepräsident Lehre und Professor für Deep Tech Entrepreneurship; XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences

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

2016-2022: Senior Lecturer in Digital Technology Management; University of Technology Sydney, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, Australien

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

2013-2015: Senior Consultant (Strategy and Operations Advisory); Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

2008-2012: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter; Technische Universität Hamburg  


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


Journal Artikel

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.

Konferenzen/ Publikationen

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.


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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