apl. Professor Dr. rer. pol.

David Antons

David Antons
Institute for Technology and Innovation Management


Building: 3011

Room: B 344

Kackertstraße 7

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 99186
Fax: +49 241 80 699197

Consultation Hours

By appointment only


David Antons graduated with a Ph.D. in Technology and Innovation Management from RWTH Aachen University in 2013. His habilitation (tenure in the German university system) is also from RWTH Aachen University and focused on text mining in management research. He turned down several offers of professorships from other universities, preferring to remain with RWTH Aachen University.

David Antons is regarded as an expert for a broad array of strategic and innovation management topics ranging from individual level decision-making biases over digitalized technology acquisition and business model innovation to the interplay of digital transformation and organizational reputation. His research has been acknowledged, for example, by a finalist nomination for the “Innovating Innovation” Award by Harvard Business Review and McKinsey for research on implementing open innovation. Moreover, he was awarded the RWTH Lecturer, a prize for distinguished researchers with extraordinary teaching activities. As part of his research program, he has collaborated with a broad number of organizations from sectors such as mechanical engineering, mobility, healthcare, finance and banking, insurance, and civil engineering.

Research Interests

  • Antecedents and consequences of organizational reputation
  • Media influence on management
  • New ways of knowledge sharing and technology transfer
  • Organizational climate
  • Psychological factors influencing decision making
  • Attitude research and implicit attitude measurement
  • Learning from feedback
  • Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, Topic Modeling

Selected Publications