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Life Science Management

Perspectives, Concepts and Strategies

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  • Presents interdisciplinary insights into the life science industry
  • Includes in-depth case studies of life science management
  • Discusses regulations and economics of life science management

Part of the book series: Management for Professionals (MANAGPROF)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Markets and Strategies

  2. Technology and Data

  3. Leaders and Entrepreneurs


About this book

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of how important the life science industry is, and compels us to find efficient management methods specific to the industry. Pharmaceuticals, drug and vaccine development labs, R&D labs, medical instrumentation, and tech companies, hygiene supply companies, medical distribution chains, all form an integral part of this industry. At the interface of scientific research, technology, innovation and management and embedded in regulatory and legal frameworks, life science management is still an under-researched field of practice and science. This edited volume addresses this research gap and offers a wide range of practical and theoretical contributions that provide insights into one of the most exciting industries. The book is primarily directed at practitioners and decision makers in the life science industry. Students and professionals of life science management at all levels as well as policy makers will find valuable insights and inspiration for their daily work and career development.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Berlin School of Economics and Law, Berlin, Germany

    Avo Schönbohm

  • HTW Berlin - University of Applied Health Sciences, Berlin, Germany

    Hans Henning von Horsten

  • SRH University of Applied Health Sciences, Leverkusen, Germany

    Philipp Plugmann

About the editors

Avo Schönbohm is Professor for Business Administration at the Berlin School of Economics and Law / HWR Berlin (Germany) since 2010. His international research expertise lies in the areas of (strategic) performance management, enterprise gamification and digital transformation. He has authored more than 50 publications. International teaching assignments in Vietnam, Poland, France and Switzerland have enriched his teaching style and academic horizon. Prior to joining the HWR Berlin, Avo held various international roles in the machine tool industry, ending his pre-academic career as Vice President Strategic Planning at Voith Paper GmbH with 2bn € sales in 2010. With LUDEO he created a business agency in 2016 to bring game thinking into business life and thus enhance behaviour and performance of organisations in a variety of industries.

Hans Henning von Horsten is a Professor for Industrial Biomanufacturing at HTW-Berlin-University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Founding Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology at the German International University of Applied Sciences in Cairo (Egypt) . Currently, he is serving as the deputy manager for the Life Science Management study program at HTW Berlin. Prior to joining HTW-Berlin he was in charge of project and technology management within the Cell Line Development Business Unit of ProBioGen AG, an internationally operating Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for the biopharmaceutical industry. In this role, he was among the key inventors of ProBioGen’s GlymaxX antibody engineering technology that was outlicensed to Boehringer-Ingelheim, Novartis, Thermo-Fisher Scientific, Bayer, Roche, Abbvie and several other drug developers. He is co-inventor of several patents for the biomanufacturing business. 

Philipp Plugmann has been doing multidisciplinary work for the last 20 years in parallel to practicing as a dentist in his own clinic in Leverkusen (Germany). He is also Full Professor for Interdisciplinary Periodontology and Prevention at SRH University of Applied Health Sciences. His first book on innovation in medical technology published in 2011 was reviewed by Cisco. His second book on innovation published with Springer in 2018 got more than 50,000 chapter downloads in its first fifteen months. Previously, he held multiple adjunct faculty appointments for more than twelve years and has won multiple teaching awards. He also holds an MBA, a MSc in Business Innovation, a MSc in Periodontology and Implant Therapy (DGParo) and is currently pursuing his third doctorate. Plugmann has given research talks in the field of innovation at Conferences at Harvard Business School, Berkeley Haas School of Business, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and Nanyang Tech University, Singapore. Philipp Plugmann is a serial entrepreneur and advisor to several companies, including a global technology consultancy - DataArt.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Life Science Management

  • Book Subtitle: Perspectives, Concepts and Strategies

  • Editors: Avo Schönbohm, Hans Henning von Horsten, Philipp Plugmann

  • Series Title: Management for Professionals

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98763-3Published: 16 July 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98764-0Published: 14 July 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2192-8096

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-810X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 224

  • Number of Illustrations: 55 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Health Care Management, Business and Management, general, Health Economics

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