Torsten Nattermann


Research title

Digitalisation technology innovation in a supply network - Exploring digitalisation technology adoption and associated impacts on B2B relationship characteristics

Research summary

PhD topic

This qualitative research is focused on the phenomenon of digitalisation technology adoption in the automotive supplier industry. Therefore, absorptive capacity theory (ACAP) is used to explore process innovations and B2B relationships.

Research Interests

Innovation, digital transformation, technology adoption, absorptive capacity.


Möhring, M.M. and Nattermann, T. (2016): “Assessing intralogistical suitability of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in combination with Industry 4.0 technologies”, 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Trondheim, Norway.
Nattermann, T. and Finch, J. (2018): “Digitalisation technology adoption. A case study on absorptive capacity and B2B relationships”, 25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary.


23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference, Trondheim/Norway, 2016
24th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Edinburgh/Scotland, 2017
25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Budapest/Hungary, 2018

Additional information

PhD student in Management (part time)
Business consultant for innovation and supply chain (full time)
MSc in Supply Chain Management
BSc in Logistics