Department of Strategy and Innovation

Part time employment at CBS


Susanne Beck is a post-doc researcher at the Department of Strategy & Innovation at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and the Open Innovation in Science Research and Competence Center (OIS Center) at Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft.

She has received her PhD in economics from Zeppelin University in Germany and has been a visiting scholar at the Lancaster University Management School’s Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation. During her PhD, Susanne developed and lectured several different international courses in the area of Scientific Research Methods, Consumer Behavior, and Family Business Research on bachelor, master, and executive education level. Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed management and marketing journals such as Journal of Family Business Strategy, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management and Journal of Family Business Management and her work was awarded with the Best Paper Award from the European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM). Her current research focuses on the organization of scientific knowledge creation and dissemination. Current projects address  for example the definition, measurement, and implications of creating and capturing value from scientific knowledge by applying open innovation approaches.

Primary research areas

-          Organization of scientific knowledge production and dissemination

-          Crowd science

-          Value creation and value capture from scientific knowledge

-          Open innovation in science

-          Sociology of science and knowledge

-          Individual behavior and decision-making processes

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Selected publications

Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Beck, S., Prügl, R. (2018). Family firm reputation and humanization: consumers and the trust advantage of family firms under different conditions of brand familiarity. Family Business Review, in press. DOI: 10.1177/0894486518792692
  2. Beck, S. (2016). Brand management research in family firms: A structured review and suggestions for further research. Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 6(3), pp. 225-250.
  3. Hauck, J., Suess-Reyes, J., Beck, S., Prügl, R., & Frank, H. (2016). Measuring socioemotional wealth in family-owned and-managed firms: A validation and short form of the FIBER Scale. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 7(3), 133-148.
  4. Beck, S., & Kenning, P. (2015). The influence of retailers’ family firm image on new product acceptance: an empirical investigation in the German FMCG market. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 43(12), 1126-1143.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings and talks (selected):

  1. Beck, S., Beukel, K., & Poetz, M. K. (2018). What Makes Scientific Knowledge Attractive to Innovators?–Exploring and Categorizing Determinants. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1), Chicago, USA.
  2. Beck, S., Mahdad, M., Beukel, K., & Poetz, M. K. (2018). Value Capture in Science: The Exchange Value Paradox. In DRUID18 Conference.
  3. Beck, S., Beukel, K., & Poetz, M. K (2018). Attraction at First Sight?: Exploring and Categorizing Determinants that make Scientific Knowledge Attractive to Innovators. In DRUID18 Conference.
  4. Beck, S., Lude, M., Prügl, R. (2016). When the image gets wrinkles – the perceived innovation ability of family firms. Proceedings of the IPDMC (Innovation and Product Development Management Conference), Glasgow, Scotland.
  5. Beck, S., Lude, M., & Prügl, R. (2016). Discovering the ‘since effect’–how communicating the company age affects consumers’ brand perception. In 45th European Marketing Academy Conference EMAC, p.98, Oslo, Norway.
  6. Beck, S., Walter, K., Prügl, R. (2016). To reveal or not to reveal – the family firm status, European Academy of Management Conference, 2016, Paris, France.
  7. Hauck, J., Suess-Reyes, J., Beck, S., Prügl, R., Frank, H. (2015). Socioemotional wealth: Validating and purifying the FIBER scale. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1), Vancouver, Canada.
  8. Kopton, I., Beck, S., Wobker, I., & Kenning, P. (2014). Perceived Store Brand’s Trustworthiness as Signals During Consumers’ Decision-Making: An Experimental Investigation. Proceedings of the Association for Consumer Research, Vol. XLII, p. 792.

Selected other publications:

  1. Beck, S., Prügl, R. (2015). Konferenz der Forschungszentren und Institute für Familienunternehmen im deutschsprachigen Raum (FIFU-DACHLi) 2015, Zeitschrift für Familienunternehmen und Stiftungen – Recht, Management, Familie und Vermögen, 2015 (3), pp. 110-111.
  2. Beck, S. (2015). Wahrnehmung von Familienunternehmen, pFIFig publication series 01/2015, Friedrichshafen.
  3. Kenning, P., Beck, S. (2015). Innovation braucht Vertrauen, Rundschau für Lebensmittelhandel, Special Edition ‚Global Retail – Visions | Facts | Brands, Oktober 2015, p. 16-18.

Published Books:

Beck, S. (2016). The Family Firm Status as Part of the Brand: Relevance and Empirical Evidence for a Potential Competitive Advantage, Dissertation. Zeppelin University.

Beck, S. (2011). Chilenische Autokäufer und ihre Kaufentscheidungsdeterminanten, Saarbrücken, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.


Publications sorted by:
Susanne Beck; Reinhard Prügl; Katharina Walter / Communicating the Family Firm Brand : Antecedents and Performance Effects.
In: European Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 95-107
Journal article > peer review
Julia Suess-Reyes; Katie Hyslop; Susanne Beck; Marion Poetz; Tanja Krasnikov; Alissa Prinsloo / May the Force Be with Them : Exploring Strategies to Overcome Challenges of Co-Created Citizen Science.
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Susanne Beck; Carsten Bergenholtz; Marcel Bogers; Tiare Brasseur; Maria Louise Conradsen; Diletta Di Marco; Andreas Philipp Distel; Leonhard Dobusch; Daniel Dörler; Agnes Effert; Benedikt Fecher; Despoina Filiou; Lars Frederiksen; Thomas Gillier; Christoph Grimpe; Marc Gruber; Carolin Haeussler; Florian Heigl; Karin Hoisl; Katie Hyslop; Olga Kokshagina; Marcel LaFlamme; Cornelia Lawson; Hila Lifshitz-Assaf; Wolfgang Lukas; Markus Nordberg; Maria-Theresa Norn; Marion Poetz; Marisa Ponti; Gernot Pruschak; Laia Pujol Priego; Agnieszka Radziwon; Janet Frances Rafner; Gergana Petrova Romanova; Alexander Ruser; Henry Sauermann; Sonali K. Shah; Jacob Friis Sherson; Julia Suess-Reyes; Christopher L. Tucci; Philipp Tuertscher; Jane Bjørn Vedel; Theresa Velden; Roberto Verganti; Jonathan Wareham; Andrea Wiggins; Sunny Mosangzi Xu / The Open Innovation in Science Research Field : A Collaborative Conceptualisation Approach.
In: Industry and Innovation, 4.8.2020
Journal article > peer review
Tiare-Maria Brasseur; Susanne Beck; Henry Sauermann; Marion Poetz / Crowdsourcing Research Questions? : Leveraging the Crowd’s Experiential Knowledge for Problem Finding.
Abstract from DRUID Academy Conference 2019, 2019
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Susanne Beck; Daniel Dörler; Florian Heigl; Marion Poetz; Henry Sauermann; Julia Suess-Reyes / From Contributory to Co-created Citizen Science : How to Engage Citizen Scientists in Complex Stages of the Research Process.
Abstract from Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Workshop 2019, 2019, p. 18
Conference abstract for conference
Katja-Maria Prexl; Marco Hubert; Susanne Beck; Christian Heiden; Reinhard Prügl / Identifying and Analysing the Drivers of Heterogeneity among Ecosystem Builder Accelerators
In: R & D Management, Vol. 49, No. 4, 9.2019, p. 624-638
Journal article > peer review
Susanne Beck; Karin Beukel; Marion Poetz / Innovators’ Preference Structures for Seizing Scientific Discoveries : A Mixed-method Approach.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Susanne Beck; Agnes Effert; Maria-Theresa Norn; Marion Poetz; Alexander Ruser / Microfoundations of Inter- and Transdisciplinary Collaboration
Abstract from Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Workshop 2019, 2019, p. 16
Conference abstract for conference
Susanne Beck; Maral Mahdad; Karin Beukel; Marion Poetz / The Value of Scientific Knowledge Dissemination for Scientists : A Value Capture Perspective .
In: Publications , Vol. 7, No. 3, 9.2019
Journal article > peer review
Susanne Beck; Tiare Brasseur; Marion Kristin Poetz; Henry Sauermann / What's the Problem? : How Crowdsourcing Contributes to Identifying Scientific Research Questions.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2019, p. 644-649 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
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Primary employment at Ludvig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria.