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Dr. Carolin Auschra



Boltzmannstr. 20
Room 223
14195 Berlin
+49 (030) 838-56808

Office hours

Monday 4-5 pm.

Research profile

Theoretical approaches: New institutional theory (in particular organizational fields, institutional change), resource-based approaches (in particular resourcing perspective), practice theory

Phenomenal approaches: Health organizations, inter-organizational networks, digitalization, Grand Challenges, entrepreneurship, reliability-seeking organizations

Methodological approaches: Qualitative research methods, systematic literature reviews and bibliometric analyses

Peer-reviewed, English-language publications

See also: ResearchGate

Auschra, C./Schmidt, T./Sydow, J. (2019): Entrepreneurial ecosystems as fields: Integrating meso-level institutional theory. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie/ German Journal of Economic Geography (in press).

Neumann, C./Kolak, T./Auschra, C. (2019): Strategies to digitalize inert health practices: The gamification of glucose monitoring. Information Technology (in press).

Fürstenau, D./Auschra, C./Klein, S./Gersch, M. (2018): A process perspective on platform design and management: Evidence from a digital platform in health care. Electronic Markets. DOI: 10.1007/s12525-018-0323-4.

Auschra, C. (2018): Barriers to the integration of care in inter-organisational settings: A literature review. International Journal of Integrated Care 18 (1), p. 5. DOI: 10.5334/ijic.3068 .

Auschra, C./Braun, T./Schmidt, T./Sydow, J. (2018): Patterns of project-based organizing in new venture creation: Projectification of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 13 (4), p. 645-668.

Furstenau, D./Auschra, C. (2016): Open digital platforms in health care: Implementation and scaling strategies. ICIS 2016 Proceedings.

Conference and workshop participations


Conference of the "Bundesverband Managed Care"; Workshop WK-Org; European Group for Organizational Studies Colloqium


Conference of the "Bundesverband Managed Care"; Workshop WK-Org, AOM Specialized Conference: Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy*; BCERC*, European Group for Organizational Studies Colloqium; Academy of Management Meeting (OMT- and PNP-Division); Austrian Early Scholar Workshop; G-Forum*


Academy of Management Meeting (OMT-Division); IRNOP Conference*; Austrain Early Scholar Workshop; Annual Writing Workshop of the University of Edinburgh, SKM Symposium Berlin, International Young Researcher QCA-Workshop


Academy of Management Meeting (OMT + HCM Division); European Group for Organizational Studies Colloqium; Workshop der WK-Org*; ICIS-Conference*


European Group for Organizational Studies Colloqium; Interdiziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand*

*Attended by co-authors.


Reviewer (ad-hoc) for Journal of Management Studies,Organization Studies, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Management Review Quarterly, Journal of Competences, Strategy and Management, Academy of Management Meetings (Outstanding Reviewer Award of the HCM division in 2017), WK-Org Meetings, ECIS, WI – Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik

Since 10/2013

Resarch associate at the Chair for Inter-Firm-Cooperation (Prof. Jörg Sydow), Management Department, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Dissertation topic (2013-2017): “(No) Change towards Inter-Organizational Collaboration in Established Institutional Fields – Insights from German Health Care”
10/2011 - 09/2013

M.Sc. Management & Marketing (Freie Universität Berlin and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan)

10/2008 - 09/2011 B.Sc. Business Administration (Freie Universität Berlin)
Organized Creativity