International Management in Engineering
Prof. Dr Ludwig Martin is Professor for International Management in Engineering. He studied Civil Engineering, specializing in Construction Management, at the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), and later completed his PhD in Construction Managament and Economics at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Prior to joining the Pforzheim University Professor Martin worked in Switzerland and South Africa, both in academia and in industry. At the Cape Peninsula University of Technology he initiated and built up study course Facility Management, funded by the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD). Through his academic work he was able to publish several papers and received various awards.
Business Analysis in the engineering sector is a key interest of Professor Martin. Throughout his career he has developed the skill to swiftly understand the needs of businesses and communities. A key component here is the correct interpretation of the impact of contexts on the businesses and people involved - particular when analyzing businesses and projects abroad.
His work on the African continent has shaped his ability to be a bridge-builder between actors from emerging and industrialized economies.This is supported through robust competencies in analysis, using various research designs and methodology.
International Management , Organisational Development , International Companies , International Development Cooperation
2010 - Dr.
University of Cape Town
2000 - Diplom (University), Engineering
since 2015 - Hochschule Pforzheim - Germany
2012 - 2014 - Western Cape Government: Health - South Africa
2010 - 2011 - Khatleli & Martin cc - South Africa
2006 - 2011 - Cape Peninsula University of Technology - South Africa
2005 - 2010 - Freelance - South Africa
2002 - 2005 - ETH Zürich - Switzerland
2001 - Liebenberg & Stander East and South Cape (Pty) ltd - South Africa
Office Manager / Construction Manager
ARCOM / CIOB Construction Management Paper Award 2010
CIDB Best Paper Award
Ed Züblin Preis 2002
Franz und Alexandra Kirchhoff Stiftung: Studienförderung
Business Administration and Engineering , General Management
MARTIN, L., HINDERER, H. (2020). Towards understanding the impact of innovation. an application of the Need-driven Ecosystem theory. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology. Valdosta.
MARTIN, L. (2012). Social capital of South African emerging contractors - implications on learning. Journal of Construction, 5 (2), pp. 17-24.
MARTIN, L. (2012). An analysis of induced organizational learning: The case of emerging South African civil engineering subcontractors. African Journal of Business Management, 6 (42), 10645-54.
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2012). Profiling emerging contractors for effective transformation in the South African construction sector. Development Southern Africa, 29 (2), 209-23.
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2010). Emerging contractors in South Africa: Interactions and learning. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 8 (1), pp. 64-79.
MARTIN, L., HARTMANN, A., & DORÉE, A. (2010). A constructivist approach for teaching research methodology in construction. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 6 (4), pp. 253-270.
MARTIN, L. (2010). Transfer mechanisms of knowledge and skills from established to emerging civil engineering contractors., Kapstadt, South Africa.
Article in Proceeding
MARTIN, L. (2018). Drivers of reverse innovation. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC) (pp. 662-668).
BITTIGHOFER, D., DUST, M., IRSLINGER, A., LIEBICH, M., & MARTIN, L. (2018). State of Industry 4.0 across German Companies - A pilot study. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (Eds.), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC) (pp. 93-100).
AUTENRIETH, P., LÖRCHER, C., PFEIFFER, C., WINKENS, T., & MARTIN, L. (2018). Current Significance of IT-Infrastructure enabling Industry 4.0 in Large Companies - a multiple case study. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (Eds.), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC (pp. 109-116).
CHENGULA, Z., RUBIO MORATO, M. A., THURNER, T., WIEDENSOHLER, Y., & MARTIN, L. (2018). State of Industry 4.0 across six French companies - a pilot study. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (Eds.), 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC) (pp. 855-862).
MARTIN, L., & HINDERER, H. (2017). The concept of a Need-driven Ecosystem and its application to mobility. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC) (pp. 747-754).
MARTIN, L. (2017). Learning in professional firms. In IEEE (Ed.), Proceedings of 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Management (IEEE / ITMC) (pp. 63-68).
ROTARU, A., MARTIN, L., STREFF, L., & NASSAR, K. (2016). Analysis of the solid waste management market in the Middle East - A methodological approach. In ISWA (Ed.), ISWA Conference 2016 (pp. 1415).
MARTIN, L. (2011). A matter of personality – interactions among contractors analyzed using Activity Theory., Proceedings of the 7th CIDB Postgraduate Conference (pp. 60-67).
MARTIN, L. (2011). Learning in the construction industry – an analysis based on Activity Theory., Proceedings of the 27th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 535-44).
HOLTZHAUSEN, J., & MARTIN, L. (2011). Site-staff transport in the construction industry., Proceedings IEEE / ISBEIA.
MARTIN, L. (2010). Challenges faced by South African emerging contractors – review and update., Proceedings of the COBRA/RICS conference.
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2010). Learning experiences for South African SMEs: Interactions with established contractors., Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 675-84).
MARTIN, L., & HARTMANN, A. (2010). Understanding knowledge creation in construction: Activity theory as an alternative approach., Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 737-46).
MARTIN, L. (2010). Facility Management in Südafrika: Land, Immobilien und Studienprogramme., Tagungsband Facility Management Messe und Kongress (pp. 157-166).
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2009). A survey of small contractors’ interactions in South Africa., Proceedings of the CIB Joint International Symposium – Construction facing worldwide challenges.
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2009). Knowledge Creation in Construction: The SECI Model., Proceedings of the 25th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 749-58).
HARTMANN, A., DORÉE, A., & MARTIN, L. (2008). A role-play approach for teaching research methodology., Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 933-42).
ROOT, D., & MARTIN, L. (2008). Empowerment in South Africa and the educational aspect of the Basho., Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 953-62).
MARTIN, L., & MARAIS, D. (2008). Delay analysis and its potential to reduce situations resulting in claims and losses., Proceedings of the 5th Postgraduate Student Conference.
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2007). Reflections and observations on the use of broad-based survey methods on the South African construction sector., Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 191-200).
MÜLLER, K., & MARTIN, L. (2006). The engagement of international construction companies in South Africa in the light of preferential procurement., Proceedings of the 4th Postgraduate Student Conference.
MARTIN, L., & SCHEELE, F. (2006). The Application of Ground Penetrating Radar in Road Pavement Assessments., Proceedings of the 3rd IRF/SARF Regional Conference for Africa (pp. 46-56).
MARTIN, L., & ROOT, D. (2005). Fostering black economic empowerment: Mechanisms of knowledge and skills transfer from established to emerging companies., Proceedings of the 3rd Postgraduate Student Conference (pp. 91-99).
BENSON-MARTIN, J., CHERUNYA, J., EDWARDS, A., JOGGERST, B., & MARTIN, L. (2016). Needs assessment for a refugee mental health programme in Southern Germany: Methodology and experiences., Munich, Germany.
Presentation at a Conference
The Importance of Stakeholder Management in Engineering Development Projects in Africa – A Case Study The Importance of Stakeholder Management in Engineering Development Projects in Africa – A Case Study
Learning in the construction industry – an analysis based on Activity Theory
The27th Annual ARCOM Conference United Kingdom
Leader of a project in cooperation with a company; the project length is typically not less than one semester but could be limited to one semester
2017 - 2018
ASA Engagement Global Projekt (Abfallwirtschaft Tansania)
Journal of the South African Institute of Civil Engineering
2016 - 2017
Leading Integrated Research for Agenda (LIRA) 2030 in Africa
International Council for Science France
Instructor for seminar/workshop
AI.R Workshop for South African graduates
Delivery of invited professional speeches for regional or national professional organizations to siz
Keynote address: Dr Richard Maponya Annual Soweto Entrepreneurship Conference, Soweto
University of Johannesburg South Africa
E-mobility for South Africa: business preparation workshop
Member of a research group
2011 - 2012
Green Building Council of South Africa: Technical Working Group Public Building
Green Building Council of South Africa South Africa