Strategizing and transformations that impact

Welcome to the Chair of Strategic and International Management!

At the Chair of Strategic and International Management research, teaching, and collaboration with business practice are focused on strategizing and transformations that impact. We look at firms, contexts, and success; and develop and transfer strategy and governance practices that apply in dynamic environments. Currently, we work on the following projects (selection):

  • Strategy models (Strategy, Technology, Operations, and Performance)
  • AI & Strategy/Strategizing/Knowledge Management
  • Strategizing and strategic flexibility in turbulent environments

We are guided by the ambition to make a difference. [more...]

Interested in doing your doctorate at the Chair of Strategic and International Management?

The Chair of Strategic and International Management, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuter, invites applications as Doctoral Research Associate (75 %) (m/w/d).
Read here for more information.

Geopolitics moves corporate ownership, governance, and strategy

Professor Hutzschenreuter's and Dr. Sebastian Jans’ new book is available. It discusses in detail how the largest 100+ German public industrial firms (HDAX) have changed over the past 30+ years. For the first time we were able to combine large scale longitudinal data on the level of each individual firm for the dimensions of ownership, governance, and strategy. The book shows the origin of the "Germany AG", its dissolution, and the reorientation of public German industrial firms in a globalized world. We disentangle the link between geopolitical changes and its consequences for changes of ownership, governance, and strategy. Our reasoning can be used to prescribe how the current geopolitical turbulences will result in corporate transformations.

The book is available as hard copy or ebook.

New program „Strategizing in turbulent environments“

Professor Hutzschenreuter offers a new timely strategy program. Start in September 2022. Watch out and don’t miss.

Congratulations to Herr Dr. Jans!

On June 28, Sebastian Jans successfully defended his dissertation titled “Ownership and Scope in German publicly listed Corporations”.

The dissertation builds on the idea that owners of publicly listed corporations differ and that they may have differing effects on firm-level outcomes such as scope. The thesis provides detailed record of the development of ownership and scope in German publicly listed corporations from 1997 to 2015 and establishes a new approach to ownership structures. In addition, from a theoretical perspective, the thesis explores the application of institutional theory to the ownership-scope relationship and derives hypotheses on the impact of family ownership based on this theoretical lens.

Sebastian, well accomplished! All the best for the future in your new job and beyond! We are very much looking forward to continuing this project and new joint ones.

Professor Hutzschenreuter’s new book „Das Unternehmen als Versuch und Institution" is available!

This book discusses what firms are. One might think this is clear, but it is not. If you consider reading this book, please be warned: it might shake your view on firms and management and let you see them through new eyes. The book comes to the conclusion that firms are attempts not only in the moment of their foundation, but throughout their entire life time. This has significant implications for leadership, management, governance, and ownership.

The book is available as hard copy or ebook.

Professor Hutzschenreuter's article "Künstliche Intelligenz hat Tücken" published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 

Professor Hutzschenreuter's article "Künstliche Intelligenz hat Tücken" is published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of February 7, 2022, p. 16.

TUM Executive Education Award for Teaching Excellence awarded to Professor Hutzschenreuter

On the occasion of the graduation celebration of TUM School of Management on November 23, 2018, the "TUM Executive Education Award for Teaching Excellence" was presented to Professor Hutzschenreuter by Professor Claudia Peus.