Albrecht Fritzsche holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from TU Darmstadt and another one in business economics from Hohenheim University, Stuttgart. He can look back at fifteen years of experience in the manufacturing industry. After graduating in mathematics and pedagogics, he joined the German car producer Daimler as a systems expert for order management in the factories. Later on, he worked for several years as a strategy consultant and project manager on different assignments in Germany, China and many other countries. At the same time, he was involved in various interdisciplinary research activities which are reflected in his two dissertations on the suppression of indeterminacy in technical operations and the management of heuristic search procedures.
Albrecht teaches courses in the field of innovation strategy and various other topics concerning the organizational and technical conditions of economic activities. His current research focusses on the conceptual background of collaborative problem solving and collective intelligence. In particular, he is interested in the theoretical foundations of interactive value creation and service design. Albrecht is also part of the management team for the new service manufactory JOSEPHS, where his responsibilities include the development of the research strategy and the business model.
Albrecht has been involved in various academic and professional communities such as the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) or the German Engineer’s Association (VDI). He has also been a member of scientific committees for various conferences and publications in the fields of information systems, management studies and philosophy. His publications cover a wide range of different disciplines.