Prof. Dr. Ellen Enkel is the former Editor-in-Chief of the R&D Management Journal, and Professor of Business Administration and Mobility at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, one of the largest engineering faculties in Europe. She specialises in innovation in products, processes, services and business models in the mobility industries.
Before her position at Duisburg-Essen, she was head of the Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute of Innovation Management of Airbus at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. From 1999 to 2008 she did research and teaching in various positions in information systems and technology management at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
Her research interests focus on cooperative innovation processes like open and cross-industry innovation, platform-based businesses as well as entrepreneurship. She has broad industry experience working with companies like Daimler, Unilever, IBM, BASF, Alcan and Henkel, has published four books and several academic articles in the area of innovation and technology management.