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Karl A. Stroetmann
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Affiliation with empirica
Senior Research Fellow since 1994
Focus on eHealth: European policies and strategies, qualitative and quantitative market research, market validation of pilot applications, evaluation research
Professional training
Studies in Business Administration, Finance and Economics; teaching (M.B.A. seminars), research on Science Theory and Financial Markets at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; supported by a Canada Council and additional scholarships; obtained a Ph.D. in International Finance there in 1974.
Studies of Business Administration, Marketing, Economics and Law in Muenster/Westphalia, Cologne, and Berlin (Technical University and Free University) - M.B.A. (Diplom-Kaufmann, Free University Berlin, Germany, 1968)
Professional experience
1974 - 77 Research Fellow at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems Technology and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe (Science and technology policy, innova-tion research).
1978 - 80 Vice President and partner, Abt Associates Social and Economic Research, Heidelberg/Bonn (affiliated with Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge / Mass., USA), which was the predecessor of the empirica group of research institutes.
1980 - 89 Managing Director of the Social Sciences Information Centre in Bonn.
1980 - 90 Secretary General of the Association of Social Sciences Institutes, Bonn.
1986 - 89 Managing Director and speaker of the board, German Social Sciences Infrastructure Services (GESIS) Institutes, Bonn/Koeln/ Mannheim.
1990 - 95 Senior Research Fellow (Information management, information policy, information markets) at the Research Centre for Information Economics of the German National Research Centre for Computer Science (GMD) in St. Augustin near Bonn.
Related professional engagements and achievements
Councillor, International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID), The Hague / Netherlands; Council Member, EUSIDIC (The European Association of Information Services), Luxembourg; Associate Lecturer (Information Management) at the Faculty for Business Administration of the University of Trier; Adjunct Lecturer (Information Policy, Information Management), Foreign Affairs Office of the German Library Associations, Berlin.
Regular publications in international journals, and lectures and presentations at key national, European and North American conferences and meetings.
In Nov. 2002, Karl and his wife, Dr. Veli Stroetmann, received an award for: "Telemedicine - Human Applications of IT in Medicine" (Integrata Foundation).
Biography was included in Marquis Who`s Who in the World and International WHO’S WHO of Professionals.