I am Endowed Professor of Strategic Management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), TUM School of Management. Prior to joining TUM, I was an Assistant Professor at Ivey Business School, a postdoctoral fellow and project leader for the Industry 4.0 initiative of the German Federal Ministry (BMBF) in Paderborn, and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and Roland Berger in Berlin, Munich, and Dubai. I have had the opportunity to live and work in China, Germany, the United States, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, and Canada. This experience is one of the main reasons for my fascination with global strategy and international management.
My research examines multinational enterprise strategies and has appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Harvard Business Review, among others. My work has received generous financial support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). I am on the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies and Global Strategy Journal.
I graduated with a doctoral degree in management from the Technical University of Munich, a Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science from the Nanyang Technological University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Technical University of Berlin.