Thomas Gegenhuber

Professor for Socio-Technical Transitions
Foto von Prof. Thomas Gegenhuber von einer Moderation an der Leuphana Universität.
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Thomas Gegenhuber is the chair of the Sustainable Transformation Management Lab at the Linz Institute of Technology of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz.  As part of his doctoral studies at JKU Linz, funded by grants from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, he visited the University Alberta, FU Berlin and the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 he was appointed assistant professor for Digital Transformation at Leuphana University Lüneburg, where he remains as a visiting researcher after his appointment to JKU. 

Thomas researches sustainable transformation (e.g., open social innovation bringing together various societal sectors to tackle grand challenges), and digital transformation (e.g., novel forms of organizing such as platforms). Thomas’ work appears in outlets such as Human Relations, Business & Society, Government Information Quarterly and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He also holds an editorial board position at the journal Information & Organization. 

Thomas is a frequent speaker at academic as well as practitioner-oriented conferences. Dedicated to transfer his insights into practice, he engages with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. companies, NGOs, etc.). For instance, he served as an expert advisor for the 3rd gender equality report of the German Federal Government, which focuses on digitalization.