Ricarda Bouncken has been a Chair Professor of Strategic Management and Organization, University of Bayreuth, Germany since 2009. From 2005-2009 she was Chair Professor at the University of Greifswald, and before Professor of Planning and Innovation Management, Brandenburg Institute of Technology. She achieved her Habilitation, University Lueneburg in 2002, and PhD University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1997. Her research centers on coopetition, strategies, organizational design, and the management of innovation, particularly between organizations. Recent research also focuses on new work-organization in collaborative work spaces among start-ups, corporates, and freelancers, partly as corporate venturing. She authored more than 200 publications.