Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1987
    Studied business administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 1987 – 1989
    Studied information science at the University of Konstanz

  • Since 1990
    Research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

  • Since 1997
    Head of the research group New Business Development at Fraunhofer IAO

  • 2003
    Doctor of Social Science (Dr. rer. soc.), University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart; under the Chair of information systems

  • Since 2003
    Head of the Competence Centre: Business Performance Management, member of the management team

  • Since 2009
    Deputy head of the business area Corporate Development and Work Design, at Fraunhofer IAO

Selected publications

  • Hofmann, J. (ed.): IT-basiertes Innovationsmanagement. Heidelberg: dpunkt Verlag, 2010.

  • Spath, D., Hofmann, J.: Ressource Wissensarbeiter – Produktivitätspotenzial des 21. Jahrhunderts. In: Schmidt, K.: Gestaltungsfeld Arbeit und Innovation

    Freiburg: Haufe 2009, S. 333-363.

  • Hofmann, J., Bonnet, P.: Telearbeit. In: Gaugler, E.:

    Handwörterbuch des Personalwesens Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel 2004, S. 1902-1910.

  • Hofmann, J. et al.: Besser arbeiten in Netzwerken: Wie virtuelle Unternehmen Erfolg haben. Aachen: Shaker 2003.

  • Hofmann, J.: Mediale Inszenierung virtueller Teamarbeit.

    1. Auflage Wiesbaden: Dt. Univ.-Verlag 2003.

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the editorial board for the journal HMD – Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik (practices in information systems)

  • Member of the executive committee of the Institute for Lifelong Learning

Additional qualifications

  • Worked on the development of the Telematics Programme for the Commission of the European Communities

  • Lecturer at the University of Konstanz, at the Wuerttemberg Academy for Administration and Business Management (VWA) in Stuttgart and at the Stuttgart Media University (HdM)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • For many years, I raised my now 12-year-old child as a single parent while working full-time


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