Key interests


Extensive business experiences and high interest for international contexts paired with passion for global travels – business and private – and high mobility.


Deep knowledge on International Business Strategy from an academic point of view including Business Model, Platform Markets and Value Creation aspects.


Extensive experience and passion for the automotive sector, espacially international distribution strategy, management, business models and platform markets.


Differentiated experiences and passion for:

  • working in international agile teams
  • expert lectures and presentations
  • business travel
  • international and interdisciplinary project work
  • automotive distribution strategy and networks (e.g. dealer groups in EU/ BRIC, sales and service networks, trends)

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  • coordinating project teams
  • budgeting and budget control
  • academic writing and teaching skills
  • Microsoft Windows and Office; Apple
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Past and recent employers

Business Models and Platform Markets

Business Models (BM) incorporate different components, whereas value creation architectures (VCA) can be seen one of these. Platform markets (2SP) are characterized by a trinangular structure and indirect network effects.
Within this Phd-project, the Impact of the market structure (2SP) on the efficiency-based choice (TCE) of the boundary of the firm will be analyzed. For this purpose the electric vehicle (EV) market was chosen and selected EV manufacturerer analyzed.
The results show that for some players it seems to be important for being involved to a certain degree in the infrastructure end of the value chain to support the weaker market side (supply side) to strenghten the indirect network effects and therewith the platform.


Dr. Oke Christian Beckmann studied Business administration at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim (Dip.-Btw.), Transport and HR at Lincoln University in Christchurch/ New Zealand and International Strategic Management at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (MSc.).
He gained practical experience as Student and later as a Controller at Volkswagen Retail (formerly Raffay) in Hamburg and as Senior Researcher and Country Manager for Germany at the International Car Distribution Programme (ICDP) in Flensburg and Frankfurt – an international automotive distribution strategy consultancy and research programme of the automotive sector.
From 2013 to 2016 Oke Christian worked as doctoral phd candidate and research assistant at the Department of Strategic and International Management at Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF).
His research interests lie in the area of business models, value creation, platform markets and e-mobility. Since 2017 Dr. Oke Christian Beckmann works as a Management Consultant at MHP – A Porsche Company.

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+49 170 4477633 I Skype: okechristian