Karolina Kuta is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge. She holds a MSc in Management degree from European Business School, Wiesbaden and a BA degree in Corporate Management and Economics from Zeppelin Universität, Friedrichshafen (Germany). Prior to joining the Institute for Manufacturing, she completed a postgraduate program in Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). As a research associate, Karolina collaborated with and advised large companies on themes related to digitalisation, business model innovation and business ecosystems. Under the supervision of Dr. Florian Urmetzer and Dr. Chander Velu, Karolina is focusing on the development and management of business ecosystems.


In industry Karolina has worked for KPMG ELLP and Porsche as management consultant and project manager. She led C-level projects related to strategic growth, innovation management and was involved in manifold digitalisation projects. She provided professional advice and solutions to several multinational companies as well as governmental organisations overseas and in the Middle East.



Papers & Publications

  • Kuta, K., Diehl, M.R., Landau, C. (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Refugee Crisis – How Have German Stock-Listed Companies Responded? Harvard Business Manager 18(02), pp.13-14.
  • Kuta, K. (2015). Making the World a Better Place – Fact or Fiction? A Critical Examination Debating the Disruptiveness of a Business Model Innovation. In: Proff, H. (Eds), Entscheidungen beim Übergang in die Elektromobilität. Technische und betriebswirtschaftliche Aspekte (pp.129-141). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Gabler.
  • Kuta, K., Fojcik, T.M. (2013). Der Einfluss von Staatsfonds auf die Corporate Governance. Eine Fallstudienorientierte Betrachtung der Daimler AG und Volkswagen Group. In: Proff, H.; Pascha, W.; Schönharting, J.; Schramm, D. (Eds), Schritte in die künftige Mobilität. Technische und betriebswirtschaftliche Aspekte (pp.549-573). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Gabler.
  • Schröder, B., Kuta, K., & Haider, R. (2010). Marktstudie Vereinigte Arabische Emirate für den Export beruflicher Aus-und Weiterbildung. iMOVE–An Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.



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