Dr. Christian Junker joined the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre as research associate in October 2010. He graduated in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences, Münster. After this he started his career at Capgemini Consulting. Then he performed in international consultancy projects with UNITY AG for five years. Key topics were future foresight studies and strategic planning in different industries such as chemistry, FMCG or retail. In 2014, Dr. Junker completed his doctoral dissertation about company networks and innovation.
Today he is partner in the EBM consultants network (www.ebm-consultants.com) for evidence based strategic management in parallel to his research projects. The consultancy derives strategic advice from data analysis within companies (e.g. shopping carts or sales) and from the market. Accordingly, Dr. Junker is teaching in several marketing lectures and student practice projects with companies.
As the project manager of our largest research project "Managing Disruptive Change", he researches in the forecast of successful disruptive innovation and its implications on established business models. Presently the Internet of Things offers a variety of potentially disruptive threats and opportunities for retail. "Managing Disruptive Change" considers the threats for local SMEs supporting their E-business as well as the chances for big players through new technologies.