Henning Piezunka from Heidelberg, Germany. I am a PhD candidate studying Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford University.
My research takes place at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. I work on the topics of intermediaries, partner selection, competition and resource constraints, and I study these in the contexts of video games and user suggestions. Most of my work is done through quantitative methods and network analysis. My committee members are Riitta Katila, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Chuck Eesley and David Krackhardt.
Teaching & Service
I have experience in teaching classes in strategy, entrepreneurship and organizational theory. As both an instructor and a teaching assistant, I’ve led classes at the undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. and executive educational levels. I’ve also been involved with Stanford’s initiative for online education and served as a student representative for my department.
Before joining the Stanford Technology Venture Program as a Ph.D. student, I attended the University of Mannheim (Germany), the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (France), and the London School of Economics (UK). I also co-founded a web company that serves clients in more than 60 countries (including the German Chambers of Commerce and the Federal Ministry for the Environment) and employs more than 15 people full time (www.cps-it.de). The company has continued to do well since I left for Stanford and recently celebrated its 15th birthday. In my free time, I enjoy cycling (road and mountain bike) and long distance running (half and full marathon). Here are some photos.