Person

Tobias Dewes

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Tobias Dewes
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Technologiegeschichte

Address

Room: B 303

Kackertstraße 7

52072 Aachen

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 99005

Office Hours

Consultation hour by arrangement
 

Profile

Tobias Dewes completed his studies at the James Cook University in Townsville and the Saarland University in Saarbrücken focussing on economic and social history as well as technology and environmental history.

Since May 2015 Tobias Dewes has been working as a research associate for the Research Unit for Economic and Social History and History of Technology. He coordinates the module "Current Business Topics I" and teaches the exercise courses relating to the lecture "Economic and Social History and History of Technology" as well as other courses. He is the managing director of the publication series Aachener Studien zur Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Technologiegeschichte.

 

Projects

Dissertation Project

Knowledge Management - Die Universität als innovatives Unternehmen

The 21st century is not just an age of digitalization, it also accommodates a growing knowledge society and is creating a Digital Age of Knowledge. Knowledge is consolidating its own value as an important resource but is also strongly increasing its usage as a tradable good. This situation is affecting society as a whole, and companies and research facilities equally in multiple ways. These circumstances are influencing the organisational, educational and operating levels and presenting them with different and new problems and possibilities. Knowledge Management is an essential part of modern management theory especially in the innovative processes of creativity and learning in organisations. These dynamics do not only affect companies; it is also a mandatory topic of teaching and learning at modern day universities and has an important role in the relations between research and the economy.

In this field, two major problems, regarding knowledge, are easily identified and need further research for solving them.

  1. The loss of knowledge stemming from retirement of employees or employees leaving and continuing their job with a different company.
  2. Not using the available knowledge potential to its maximum efficiency, which includes the existence of hidden knowledge.

eLearning Project

WAD - Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten Digital

 

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Thomes, Paul/Dewes, Tobias, Unternehmen Wissenschaft - Hugo Junkers als Wissenschaftsunternehmer zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung, in: Groß, Dominik/Nebe, Julia (Hg.), Forschung zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung. Die wissenschaftshistorische Perspektive (Studien des Aachener Kompetenzzentrums für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Bd. 20). Aachen, 2018. S. 167-186. (de)
  • Dewes, Tobias, Krähenfüße. Wie Kaffee den Aachener Zoll in Atem hielt, in: AKV Sammlung Crous (Hg.), Die Geschichte Aachens in 55 Objekten. Aachen, 2017. S. 196-199. (de)
  • Thomes, Paul/Peters, Robert/Dewes, Tobias, Wirtschaft. Wissen. Schaffen. 30 Jahre Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften 1986-2016. Aachen, 2016. (de)
  • Dewes, Tobias/Thomes, Paul, Wissen auf Reisen. Genese und Nutzung wissenschaftlicher Reiseberichte im universitären Umfeld, in: AKV Sammlung Crous (Hg.), Aachener Reisen: durch die Jahrhunderte mit Pilgern, Königen, Badegästen und anderen Touristen. Aachen, 2016. S. 254-265. (de)
  • Thomes, Paul/Dewes, Tobias (Hg.), Aachen 1914-1918. 100 Jahre 1. Weltkrieg. Aachen, 2016. (de)

Presentations

  • Dewes, Tobias, Hochschullehre zwischen Digitalisierungs- und Exzellenzstrategie - Herausforderungen für Lehrende und Studierende, Digital Academics Summit 2018. Leipzig, 14.09.2018. (de)
  • Dewes, Tobias, Digitalization and Knowledge Transfer - Necessary Disruption?, KM Conference 2018 - Knowledge Management: Research, Organization, and Applied Innovation. Pisa, 22.06.2018.
  • Dewes, Tobias/Knops, Lena, E-Learning als innovativer Zugang in die digitale Zukunft der Wissenschaft, DIGIMET 2017. Berlin, 26.09.2017. (de)
  • Thomes, Paul/Dewes, Tobias, Unternehmen Wissenschaft, 10. AKWG Tagung, Forschung zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung - Die wissenschaftshistorische Perspektive. Aachen, 16.12.2016. (de)
 

Courses

Winter semester 2018/19

  • Coordination of the course Current Business Topics I
  • Exercise for the lecture: Industrial Revolutions Economy, Technology and Society1750 to 2050
  • Lecture: Industrial Industrial Revolutions Economy, Technology and Society1750 to 2050 (assistance)
  • Master seminar/ Project module: "Water will be the Coal of the Future" (Jules Verne) - Energy Revolution from a Historical View (assistance)

Summer semester 2018

  • Exercise for the lecture: World Economy between Globalization and Digitalization
  • Lecture: World Economy between Globalization and Digitalization (assistance)
  • Master Seminar: International Management in Thailand

Winter semester 2017/2018

  • Coordination of the course Current Business Topics I
  • Business History: Mobility without Limits - Corporations who Keep our World Moving

Summer semester 2017

  • Business History: Who are we and what do we want? Corporate Development between Business Entity and Management Strategies
  • Exercise for the lecture: Economic Theory and Practice from Aristoteles to Sen
  • Lecture: Economic Theory and Practice from Aristoteles to Sen (assistance)
  • Master Seminar/Project Module: Great Economists. Character - Work - Impact (assistance)

Winter semester 2016/17

  • Coordination of the course Current Business Topics I
  • Business History: From Glowing Iron to the Digital Revolution - Industrial Change in Germany
  • Exercise for the lecture: Industrial "Revolutions" 1750 to 2050: Structural Change and Management in Uncertainty and Complexity
  • Lecture: Industrial "Revolutions" 1750 to 2050: Structural Change and Management in Uncertainty and Complexity (assistance)
  • Master seminar/ Project module: Energy, Mobility and Enviroment from a Historical View: "Water will be the Coal of the Future" (Jules Verne) - Energy Revolution from a Historical View (assistance)

Summer semester 2016

  • Exercise for the lecture: Globalization of the World Economy
  • Lecture: Globalization of the World Economy (assistance)
  • Master seminar/ Project module: From Industry 1.0 to Industry 4.0 (assistance)

Winter semester 2015/16

  • Coordination of the course Current Business Topics I
  • Business History: Continuity and Change - German Companies in the 20th Century
  • Exercise for the lecture: Economy, Society and Technological Innovation in Divided Germany (1939-1989)
  • Lecture: Economy, Society and Technological Innovation in Divided Germany (1939-1989), (assistance)

Summer semester 2015

  • Exercise for the lecture: Economy, Society and Technological Innovation in the USA in the Long Twentieth Century (group A+B)
  • Lecture: Economy, Society and Technological Innovation in the USA in the Long Twentieth Century, (assistance)