Guido H. Baltes

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Guido H. Baltes (born December 10, 1970 in Prüm / Eifel) is a German engineer and professor at the Konstanz University of Technology, Economics and Design . There he is director of the IST Institute for Strategic Innovation and Technology Management.

Guido H. Baltes


Baltes studied aerospace engineering at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich with a degree in engineering and economics at the Distance University in Hagen with a degree in business administration . In 2000 he was at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich with a thesis on Internet-based management information systems for Dr. PhD .

From 2001 to 2006 he was an employee of Siemens AG . Reporting to the central board, he was responsible for strategic project work on behalf of the board. Among other things, he developed and implemented the group-wide strategic business information system (SGI) of Siemens AG. In 2003 he moved to Siemens Business Services Germany , where he was responsible for strategy and marketing on the executive board.

In 2006, Baltes was appointed professor for strategy, management and marketing at the University of Konstanz . With the eArchitecture Lab, he set up a Living Lab for strategic management systems , which was one of the first Living Labs to be accredited in the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). His research there, u. a. to design virtual collaboration between knowledge workers, resulted in the establishment of Coliquio , a German-speaking expert platform for medical professionals .

The Institute for Strategic Innovation and Technology Management (IST), which he heads as director, researches design issues in the implementation of strategic innovation and corporate entrepreneurship . In particular, this research focuses on management and leadership issues for the implementation of ambidexterity and entrepreneurship . This work primarily looks at the design of the interface between industrial companies and entrepreneurial teams (entrepreneurial structures, for example in the sense of startups , corporate startups or entrepreneurial innovation teams ).

These, u. a. Research work based on over 5000 minutes of recorded interview with CEOs and innovation managers enabled the first foundations for a psychometric description of individuals who work successfully as so-called corporate entrepreneurs or salaried entrepreneurs - as "entrepreneurs in the company". The results for the design of the interface between entrepreneurial structures and the core organization of industrial companies have enabled empirically founded contributions to the implementation of ambidexterity in the conceptual framework of dynamic skills . In industrial application, these results should support companies in implementing their digital transformation .

In a second research program, the IST Institute is developing a computer-aided method for coding business plans for early-stage ("seed") technology-based startups . For this purpose, algorithms for semantic analysis ("natural language programming") of business plan texts were developed, with which the " transaction relationships " of a startup can be recognized and evaluated in this text according to number and maturity. The results of this computer-aided semantic text analysis show different patterns ("patterns") for the development of startups. These development patterns differ both for startups with different technologies (e.g. digital versus non-digital technologies) and for startups that survive and grow versus those that do not. Differences in the learning and adaptation behavior of technology-based startups were identified as an explanation for the various development patterns.

Baltes has taught at the University of Foreign Economics and Trade in Beijing since 2013 and at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, since 2016 . As a mentor, he supports the startup bootcamp of the Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley . In addition to Coliquio, he is also the co-founder of Unisphere, a startup that provides flight management services for future high-flying drones .


  • Synergy management in networked organizations. University of the Federal Armed Forces, 2000
  • together with Kai Mertins: Productivity in Sales based on interoperability. IBIS, Oldenburg 2009, ISSN 1862-6378
  • together with Antje Freyth: Intelligence for change. Springer Gabler, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3658048884

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Individual evidence

  1. IST Institute. Retrieved March 17, 2018 .
  2. SMP dialog. Retrieved April 28, 2018 .
  3. J. Feldmayer, A. Zimmermann: Software-supported, integrated strategic corporate planning - illustrated using the example of Siemens AG . In: Strategic Business Planning - Strategic Business Management . Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006, ISBN 3-540-30763-X , pp. 249–265 , doi : 10.1007 / 3-540-30763-x_12 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  4. PresseBox (c) 2002-2018: Siemens plans with Solyp. Retrieved March 17, 2018 .
  5. eArchitecture Lab. Retrieved March 17, 2018 .
  6. ^ Bernhard R. Katzy, Guido H. Baltes, Jérôme Gard: Concurrent process coordination of new product development by Living Labs - an exploratory case study . In: International Journal of Product Development . tape 17 , no. 1/2 , December 26, 2012, doi : 10.1504 / ijpd.2012.051156 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  7. Guido Baltes, Jérôme Gard: Strategic management systems for intermediaries in open innovation - conception and case study . November 18, 2010 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  8. Open Living Labs | The first step towards a new innovation system. Retrieved March 17, 2018 .
  9. Guido Baltes: A New Approach to Innovation Platforms - Living Lab Approach and Case Study . November 19, 2009 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  10. Treatment errors - Publication ´Learn from mistakes` - Pro Pflege - Self-help network. Retrieved March 17, 2018 .
  11. ^ J. Gard, G. Baltes, D. Wehle, B. Katzy: An integrating model of autonomy in corporate entrepreneurship . In: 2013 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE) IEEE International Technology Management Conference . June 2013, p. 1–14 , doi : 10.1109 / ITMC.2013.7352658 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  12. ^ R. Sandra Schillo: Entrepreneurial Orientation and Company Performance: Can the Academic Literature Guide Managers? In: Technology Innovation Management Review . tape 1 , no. 2 , 2011, ISSN  1927-0321 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  13. ^ CJ Selig, GH Baltes: Clarifying the roles in corporate entrepreneurship . In: 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE / ITMC) . June 2017, p. 879-887 , doi : 10.1109 / ICE.2017.8279976 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  14. Christoph Selig, Christoph Stettina, Guido Baltes: The Corporate Entrepreneur: A driving force for strategic renewal and radical innovation in established companies Linking pin and entrepreneurial leader as success factor of semi-autonomous teams . June 13, 2016 ( [accessed March 17, 2018]).
  15. Excubation: An alternative innovation model. Retrieved March 17, 2018 .
  16. Südkurier Medienhaus: Konstanz: Everything is going digital? This is a huge opportunity, says a renowned Konstanz researcher | SÜDKURIER Online . In: SÜDKURIER Online . ( [accessed on March 17, 2018]).
  17. ^ König, M., Ungerer, C., Büchele, R., & Baltes, G .: Agreement on the venture's reality presented in business plans . 22nd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE / ITMC), Trondheim 2016.
  18. Ungerer, C., König, M., Giones, F., Baltes, G .: Reliably Reading Venture Survival from the Business Plan: Determining Venture Emergence and Survival with Computer-Based Content Analysis of Business Plan Text . 22nd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE / ITMC), Trondheim 2016.
  19. Marc König, Christina Ungerer, Guido Baltes, OrestisTerzidis: Different patterns in the evolution of digital and non-digital ventures' business models . In: Intl. Journal on Technological Forecasting and Social Change . ELSEVIER, June 19, 2018.
  20. Christina Ungerer, Marc Konig, Guido Baltes, Kanetaka M. Maki: On the interconnectedness of value network maturity and new technology-based firm survival . In: 23rd International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE / ITMC) . IEEE, Madeira 2017, ISBN 978-1-5386-0774-9 , doi : 10.1109 / ICE.2017.8279981 ( ).
  21. Marc König, Christina Ungerer, Guido Baltes: The Semantics of Entrepreneurial Learning in New Technology-Based Firms . In: Presse, André, Terzidis, Orestis (eds.): Technology Entrepreneurship: Insights in New Technology-Based Firms, Research Spin-Offs and Corporate Environments (=  FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship ). Springer International Publishing, Cham 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-73509-2 , p. 3–20 , doi : 10.1007 / 978-3-319-73509-2_1 .
  22. ^ Bernhard R. Katzy, Guido H. Baltes, Jérôme Gard: Concurrent process coordination of new product development by Living Labs - an exploratory case study . In: International Journal of Product Development . tape 17 , no. 1/2 , 2012, ISSN  1477-9056 , p. 23 , doi : 10.1504 / ijpd.2012.051156 ( [accessed April 28, 2018]).