This is a photo of Christoph Burger, ESMT Berlin.

Christoph Burger

The impact of blockchain on the energy sector – expectations from German energy executives

European Business Review
Christoph Burger, Andreas Kuhlmann, Philipp Richard, Jens Weinmann (2016)

Germany’s RWE and E.ON splitting: Will they prosper?

EEnergy Informer 26(10): 10–12

How the ‘Big Beyond’ will change business models of utilities

Oxford Energy Forum 26(104): 8–11

Innovation performance of the US American and European electricity supply industry

Energy Policy 86: 351–359
Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): Innovation, research, collaboration, performance, electricity, energy

Using a production function approach based on Cobb–Douglas, this analysis relates R&D efforts of 32 electric utilities on both sides of the Atlantic to their performance in terms of labour productivity. We find that higher R&D levels generally have a positive impact on revenues. However, only in the sub-sample of 16 electricity suppliers in Europe this effect is significant. Knowledge spill-over effects can be estimated for the US American sub-sample, since US utilities have bundled their R&D efforts in a centralized research institution and have to report that data. Our analysis reveals, though, that collaborative research efforts do not lead to positive spill-overs at the assumption of a time delay of one year.

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The decentralized energy revolution in Germany

Power & Energy Solutions 27(September): 85–88
Economics, politics and business environment, Health and environment, Strategy and general management, Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s): Decentralized, Energy, Germany, Energiewende
JEL Code(s): O31, Q420, Q480

Germany has embarked on a journey to fundamentally transform its energy supply system: the energy turnaround, or “Energiewende” as it is known. But the country that kick-started the PV movement around a decade ago has since been superseded by even more ambitious nations. So can Germany become a game-changer once more?


Abschalten als Geschäftsidee [Switching off as a business idea]

Energiespektrum 5: 40–43

Handel entmachtet: Konsumgüterindustrie und Handel im Jahr 2005

Markenartikel 5(96): 209–214
Christoph Burger, Mathias Entenmann, Stefano Neputé (2006)

Öko-Audits auch für Brauereien

Brauwelt 40/41: 2037–2039
Christoph Burger, Franz Josef Fraundorfer, Volker Müller, Andreas von Saldern (1995)

Privatisierung der Brauindustrie in Sambia

Brauwelt 29: 1419–1421
Christoph Burger, Rolf-Dieter Reineke (1994)

Deutscher Biermarkt im Wandel: Neue Anforderungen an die deutsche Brauindustrie (Teil 3)

Brauwelt 18: 798–803

Deutscher Biermarkt im Wandel: Neue Anforderungen an die deutsche Brauindustrie (Teil 2)

Brauwelt 9: 352–354

Deutscher Biermarkt im Wandel: Neue Anforderungen an die deutsche Brauindustrie (Teil 1)

Brauwelt 5: 168–170

Markensensor: Ein Instrument zu erfolgreichen Markenführung und Markenkontrolle

Brauwelt 50: 2594–2602
Marc-Milo Lube, Christoph Burger (1992)