Christoph Ihl

Christoph Ihl is a professor of entrepreneurship at Hamburg University of Technology, where he heads the Institute of Entrepreneurship and acts as academic director of “Startup Dock”, the university’s entrepreneurship center. His research focuses on the formation and evaluation of innovative ideas, teams, projects or ventures under the impact of social and cultural networks in domains such as digital startups, science or creative industries.

Prior to joining Hamburg University of Technology, he was assistant professor at RWTH Aachen University. He obtained his doctoral degree from Technische Universität München, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and management from Berlin University of Technology and participated in University of British Columbia’s MBA program in Vancouver.

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Research interests 
Team Formation and Composition
Social Networks
Cultural Embeddedness
Social Influence
Social Judgement