Areas of Expertise
- Decision-making and information management in professional contexts
- Quantification and monetization of knowledge in internal education and training
- Control and management of knowledge in organizations
- Use of digital teaching and research methods in professional and academic environments
Dr. Dirk Förster-Trallo has been a research fellow in the Professional Development and Competence Management Unit at Fraunhofer IMW since June 2020.
As a management consultant, he supported international companies from the automotive sector as well as telecommunications industries in the digitalization of product development and manufacturing processes and the control and organization of knowledge. He received his doctoral degree from Glasgow Caledonian University with a thesis on information processing and the decision-making behaviour of managers. As program manager of the “Master of Business Administration and Engineering” (MBA&E) program at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin, Dr. Dirk Förster-Trallo developed this program into the largest fee-based master's program in Germany, implementing new study focuses and digital teaching and teaching support services.
At Fraunhofer IMW, he researches in the field of digital and demographic transformation. His main focus is on the individual and organizational requirements for increasing innovation competences along the value chain. At the Chair of Innovation Management and Innovation Economics at Leipzig University, he uses quantitative methods to examine the influence of digitalization on innovation processes in small and medium-sized enterprises.