As a research assistant at the Lead Partner institution Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Robert Philipp successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Smart Seaports as Innovation Drivers for Blue Growth” in a virtual panel discussion on March 17, 2021.

1. supervisor: Prof. Dr. math. Gunnar Klaus Prause, Department of Business Administration, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.

2nd Supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Kai Neumann, Wismar Business School, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.. Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Chair of Maritime Economics and Logistics, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Lauri Ojala, Chair of Logistics, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

The consortium is pleased that empirical results have been successfully scientifically exploited within the framework of the project “Connect2SmallPorts” (Southern Baltic Interreg Program 2014-2020). The project is happy that we can register new expertise in the field of small and medium-sized ports.

The doctoral thesis can be accessed here.