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Dr. Gordon Müller-Seitz

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(030) 838-56808




Education and Professional Background


Since Feb. 2010


Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Research grant of the German Research Foundation; theme: “Strategic leadership in heterarchical interorganizational networks”, Chair of Inter-firm Cooperation and participation in the scientific network “Organization as Communication” (also funded by the German Research Foundation)




Research stay at the University of Tilburg, Department for Organisational Studies




Research stay at the University of Grenoble, Strategic Management Department


May 2009 – Jan. 2010

Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Project researcher at the project “Developing and Managing Science-based Product Innovations in Network-based Projects“, and Responsible for the Coordination and Initiation of a Marie Curie International Training Network (7th EU Framework Program), Chair of Inter-firm Cooperation


Apr. 2008 – Apr. 2009


Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Project researcher at the project “Path Creating Networks: Innovating Next Generation Lithography in Germany and the U.S.”


Mar. 2007 – Feb. 2008


University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Centre of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Project coordinator


Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2007


Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany, Doctorial candidate and Kellerhals-Scholarship-Holder at the Chair of Organisational Theory and Human Resource Management


Oct. 1997- Nov. 2003


Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, graduating as Diplom-Kaufmann


2001 (winter term)


European Business School, London, UK, International Business Studies


04/2013 - 09/2013


Temporary Professorship of the Chair of Organizational Design and Behaviour, University of Stuttgart



Current publications

  • Berthod, O., Müller-Seitz, G., Sydow, J. (in press): Out of Nowhere? Interorganizational Assemblage as the Answer to a Food-borne Disease Outbreak, in: sbr.

  • Müller-Seitz, G. (in press): Practising uncertainty in the case of large-scale disease outbreaks, in: Journal of Management Inquiry.

  • Müller-Seitz, G., Güttel, W. (in press): Towards a Choreography of Congregating – A practice-based perspective on organizational absorptive capacity in a semiconductor industry consortium, in: Management Learning.

  • Müller-Seitz, G., Macpherson, A. (in press): Learning during Uncertainty as a 'War for Meaning' - The Case of the German E. coli Outbreak in 2011, in: Management Learning.

  • Lange, K., Sydow, J., Müller-Seitz, G., Windeler, A. (2013): Financing Innovations in Uncertain Networks - Roadmap Gap Filling in the Semiconductor Industry, in: Research Policy, 42(39), 647-661.

  • Müller-Seitz, G., Schüßler, E. (2013): From Event Management to the Management of Events – A Process Perspective, in: Managementforschung, 23: 193-226.


Recent Teaching Experiences


Organized Creativity