Dr Paul Wiegmann , MSc

Paul Wiegmann

(external) researcher
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Paul Wiegmann is a PhD candidate at the Department of Technology and Operations Management. He conducts research about the impact of standards on innovation. Before joining ERIM as a PhD candidate, Paul obtained a BSc in Management from the University of Warwick (UK) and a MSc in Management of Innovation from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In addition to his research, Paul has acted as First Year Representative (2013-2014) and Chairman (2014-2015) on the ERIM PhD council.

Professional experience

(external) researcher

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management


Scholarly Publications (10)

  • P.M. Wiegmann (2019). Managing Innovation and Standards - A Case in the European Heating Industry. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
  • P.M. Wiegmann (2018). Thoughts on the Implications of Multi-Mode Standardisation for Future Research. In K. Jakobs & R.V. O'Connor (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2018 - Standards for a Smarter Future (pp. 287-295). Aachen: Verlagshaus Mainz
  • S.P. Toussaint & P.M. Wiegmann (2017). Towards a Secure Future of the Internet of Things: Understanding Drivers for Security Standardization. In K. Jakobs & K. Blind (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2017 - Digitalisation: Challenge and Opportunity for Standardisation (pp. T387-T406). Aachen: Verlagshaus Mainz
  • P.M. Wiegmann (2017). Forum Choice in Standardisation - A Choice Experimental Approach. In K. Jakobs & K. Blind (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2017 - Digitalisation: Challenge and Opportunity for Standardisation (pp. T433-T448). Aachen: Verlagshaus Mainz
  • P.M. Wiegmann, H.J. de Vries & K. Blind (2017). Multi-Mode Standardisation: A Critical Review and a Research Agenda. Research Policy, 46 (9), 1370-1386. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.06.002
  • H.J. de Vries & P.M. Wiegmann (2017). Impact of service standardization on service innovation. In R. Hawkins, K. Blind & R. Page (Eds.), Handbook of Standards and Innovation (pp. 187-211). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
  • P.M. Wiegmann (2016). Managing Standards in Radical Innovation Projects - The Case of Micro Combined Heat and Power. In K Jakobs, A Mione, A.F Cutting-Decelle & S Mignon (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2016 - Co-opetition and Open Innovation (pp. 455-472). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz
  • H.J. de Vries, J. Trietsch & P.M. Wiegmann (2014). Towards a community of standardisation professionals. In I. Mijatović, J. Filipovic & A. Horvat (Eds.), Proceedings 11th International Conference “Standardization, Protypes and Quality: A Means of Balkan Countries’Collaboration” (pp. 13-20). Belgrade: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • P.M. Wiegmann (2014). Choosing the Right Strategy - Considerations in Allocating Resources in Standard Setting. In I Mijatovic & K Jakobs (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2014 - Cooperation between standardisation organisations and the scientific and academic community (pp. 263-277). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz
  • P.M. Wiegmann (2013). Combining Modes of Standard Setting - Analysing Strategies and the Case of Connectors for Charging Electric Vehicles in Europe. In K. Jakobs, H.J. de Vries, A. Ganesh, A. Gulacsi & I. Soetert (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2013 - Standards: Boosting European Competitiveness (pp. 397-411). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz

Doctoral Thesis


Discovery item

Becoming the industry standard when standardisation is not standardised

The process of standardisation isn’t standardised. So what’s the best way to make sure your product stands a chance of becoming the industry standard?

Past courses

Innovation and interface management

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME048
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master