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Kirsten Hillebrand

Kirsten Hillebrand

Chair for Business Administration, in particular Financial Services and Financial Technology

Contact Information:

Address: Max-von-Laue-Straße 1, Room 4220, 28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421 218 - 66 824

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• Ethics of Algorithms
• Chatbots
• Digital Nudging

Curriculum Vitae

Education & Degrees

Visiting Doctoral Student at the University of Essex, Colchester

Visiting Doctoral Student at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich.

02/2018 - today
PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Professorship of Business Administration, especially Financial Services and Financial Technology, University of Bremen.

10/2015 - 01/2018
Master Sc. in Business Administration, TU Dresden; Focus on Innovation Management and Finance & Accounting; Thesis: The potential of AI to encourage sustainable consumer decisions based on behavioral economics theories

04/2013 - 08/2015
Bachelor Sc. in Business Administration, University of Cologne; Focus on Digital Marketing & Business Psychology; Thesis: Location-based Advertising – Current Trends and Success Factors

Work Experience

10/2019 - today
Co-Founder of KlimaKarl

04/16 - 12/16
Working Student, T-Systems MMS GmbH, Dresden
BU Controlling & Business Development

04/14 - 08/14
Intern, Volkswagen AG, Kassel
International Productmanagement

05/13 - 03/14
Working Student, R&E Media GmbH, Cologne
Key-Account Management

04/12 - 08/12
Intern, FullSix Inc, New York City
Full Service Advertising Agency

08/10 - 02/13
Trainee, L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf
• Finance, The Body Shop
• Digital Marketing, Lancôme
• Productmanagement, Redken
• Digital Marketing, L’Oréal Paris



University of Bremen, Brown-Bag Seminar, "The Social Dilemma of Big Data", 20 November 2019, Bremen.

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Brown-Bag Seminar, "The Social Dilemma of Big Data", 20 March 2019, Munich.

Kyung Hee University Seoul, "Industry 4.0, Digitization & Smart Services", 7 November 2018, Seoul.

Shanghai University, "The Social Dilemma of Big Data", 5 November 2018, Shanghai.

INNcentive Fellow Workshop, "Me & My Chatbot - a Sustainable Relationship", 27 September 2018, Bremen.

Verein für Socialpolitik, Annual Conference 2018 - Digital Economy, "Me & My Chatbot - a Sustainable Relationship", 2 September 2018, Freiburg.

CeBIT, Panel Discussion, “Tech for Good: Using new technologies for social impact”, 15 June 2018, Hannover.

Rotterdam School of Management, "Chatbots in Finance“, 23 May 2018, Rotterdam.

University of Bremen, PhD Workshop, "The Social Dilemma of Big Data", 3 May 2018, Bremen.


Research Mobility Award, Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) (12/19)

1st place of the digital.engagiert support program for Social Entrepreneurship, Amazon & Stifterverband (10/18)

INNcentive Scholarship for empirical innovation research, Stifterverband (09/17)

Deutschlandstipendium, Evonik Stiftung (10/16)

New & Emerging Researcher Development Program at TU Dresden & UIC Chicago, Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (08/16)

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