Dr. C. (Claudia) Werker
Claudia Werker is an Associate Professor in Economics of Technology and Innovation at the Department Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology as well as a visiting professor at the Research Area Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (TIME) at RWTH Aachen University. She is the vice-chairwoman of the works council of Delft University of Technology.
Currently, Claudia Werker focuses on inclusive research and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This fits with her overall research interest on how responsible research and innovation (RRI) systems evolve in the digital age, particularly analyzing effects of artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things platforms and big data. To this effect, Claudia Werker served as a member of TU Delft Vision Team Robotics that advised the rector and the general public on this matter.
Claudia Werker received her PhD-degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from Freiberg University of Technology, Germany (summa cum laude), studying how collaboration and innovation transform socio-technical systems ever since. She has served as a referee for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as well as for numerous scientific journals. From the European Commission, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) she has gotten various grants.
Claudia Werker has published numerous articles in and co-edited five special issues for high-ranking peer-reviewed journals such as Technovation, Journal of Business Economics, Industry and Innovation, JASS, or Science and Engineering Ethics.
- Substituting face-to-face contacts in academics’ collaborations: modern communication tools, proximity, and brokerage (2020) in Studies in Higher Education, 1-17, with W. Ooms
- Assessing responsible research and innovation (RRI) systems in the digital age (2020) in E. Yaghmaei & I. Van de Poel (Eds.), Responsible Research and Innovation Assessment Practices, Abingdon-on-Thames (U.K.): Routledge.
- Values in University-Industry Collaborations: The Case of Academics Working at Universities of Technology (2019) in Science and Engineering Ethics, with Rafaela Hillerbrand, (5) 1633-1656.
- Moving up the ladder: heterogeneity influencing academic careers through research orientation, gender, and mentors (2019) in Studies of Higher Education, with Ward Ooms and Christian Hopp, 1268-1289
- Research orientation and agglomeration: Can every region become a Silicon Valley? (2015) in Technovation, 45-46, 78-92, with Ward Ooms, Marjolein Caniels and Hermann van den Bosch
- Universities’ functions in knowledge transfer: a geographical perspective. (2013) in The Annals of Regional Science, 51(3), 621-643, with Martina Fromhold-Eisebith.
More publications: Research portal TU Delft & Full Publication List on Google Scholar
About academic careers in STEM disciplines in the national newspaper Volkskrant (in Dutch).
Claudia Werker regularly publishes articles in English and in Dutch on the journalistic platform of TU Delta.
Since more than 20 years Claudia Werker has been teaching Bachelor, Master and PhD students about Economics of Innovation and Technology including topics such as responsible innovation (systems), knowledge networks and innovation systems, technology and industry dynamics, innovation management, innovation and technology policy as well as university-industry linkages.
Free online course
Please feel free to join the free online MOOC on Big Data Strategies to Transform Your Business that runs regularly as self-paced course.
For master thesis projects on RRI systems in the digital age, particularly analyzing effects of artificial intelligence, robotics, internet of things platforms and big data please approach Claudia Werker by e-mail.
Tips on how to write a master thesis
The following videos give you an indication of how you write a master thesis (or scientific paper or book etc.):
- Sources and speedy reading
- From topics to questions to problems
- Arguments and claims, reasons and evidence
- Planning, drafting and revising
Booth, W.C., Colomb J.M. and J.M. Williams (2016): The Craft of Research, Chicago University Press (Chicago and London), fourth edition.
University of Minnesota (2020): Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources., retrieved on 28.08.2020.
Werker, C., Ooms, W., & Caniëls, M. C. J. (2016). Personal and related kinds of proximity driving collaborations: a multi-case study of Dutch nanotechnology researchers. SpringerPlus, 5(1).
Inclusive Research and Innovation
- ‘Inclusiviteit gaat iedereen aan’, interview with the largest Dutch labour union (in Dutch), FNV magazine, March 2022
- Workshop on inclusive research and innovation with the vice rector Rob Mudde and the chair-woman of the Dutch network of women professors as panel members, Diversity Week TU Delft, October 2021
- Gendered research: make women visible, column TU Delta, May 2021
- Gendered Research and Innovation as Complement to Current TU Delft gender policy: DEWIS talks to Claudia Werker, December 2021
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Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Room number: C3.120
Values, Technology and Innovation
Economics of Technology and Innovation
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystems
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics
Design for values
Management of technology and innovation
Economic Effects of Big Data
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