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Prof. Dr. Frank Habermann

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Business Science, part. Business Process Management
Specialist area: Business Information Systems

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1486
E: frank.habermann(at)hwr-berlin.de

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building E
Room 2.12
Babelsberger Straße 14-16
10715 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Studies of Business and Management in Saarbruecken, Germany (Dipl.-Kfm.)
  • Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. A.-W. Scheer) at the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Visiting Professor at Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business as well as University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Member of the extended Board of IMC AG as well as Managing Director of IMC Ltd., London, UK
  • Permanent representative of the advisory board of EFMD’s (European Foundation of Management development in Brussels) CEL programme
  • Founder and managing director of Becota – The Berlin Consulting and Talent Association.

Key Aspects of practise

  • Business Process Management
  • Managing organisational knowledge, learning and change
  • Finding and promoting young business talent
  • Business consulting for major international firms as well as public authorities
  • International Management, particular the internationalisation of SME

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Wide network of industry contacts across Europe, Middle East and Central Asia
  • Personal academic network across Europe
  • Contacts to the European Commission, Brussels, as well as EC-related organisations


  • IfEW (Empirical Research Institute) Award
  • Dr. Eduard Martin Award
  • ICIS Student Award

Expert for

  • managing the impacts of information technology
  • managing complex, international projects
  • mediating between business and IT departments
  • modelling business processes
  • designing learning and knowledge management systems

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Business Process Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • International Project Management
  • Enterprise Modeling

Research Projects and Fields

  • International and intercultural project management
  • Semantic modeling of business processes
  • Organisational learning and learning organisations
  • Competency models for “Young Talents” in the field of consulting, IT and project management

Selected, current Publications

  • Habermann, F; Schmidt, K.: What headquarters should know about implementing knowledge management, in: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Knowledge Management, 2-3 September 2010, Portugal, w/o
  • Habermann, F.: Towards a Federated Architecture for Change Management - Lessons Learned from Quality Management and Other Management Areas, in: Proceedings of the International Management Conference 2010: Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations, 26-29 July 2010, Montreal, w/o
  • Habermann, F.: Knowledge and Learning Tools for Managers, in: Human Resource Development 2(2009)1, pp. 36-39.
  • Habermann, F. Sprenger, P., Abdel-Jaber, T.: From E-Learning to Integrated Learning Architectures, in: EBEL06 - International Conference on E-Business and E-Learning, 12.12.2005, w/o
  • Habermann, F., Schmidt, K.: Wie lernen Führungskräfte, wie informieren sie sich? Ergebnisse einer empirischen Studie zum Lern- und Informationsverhalten von Entscheidungsträgern in der Wirtschaft, in: Personalführung, 3/2005, pp. 56-63.
  • Scheer, A.-W., Habermann, F., Thomas, O., Seel, C.: Cooperative Organizational Memories for IT-based Process Knowledge Management, in: Blay-Fornarino, M. et al. (ed.): Cooperative Systems Design : A Challenge of the Mobility Age, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP'2002), Amsterdam et al. 2002, pp. 209-225.
  • Habermann, F.: Management von Geschäftsprozesswissen, IT-basierte Systeme und Architektur, Wiesbaden 2001.
  • Scheer, A.-W.; Habermann, F.; Thomas, O.: Enterprise Modeling, in: Salvendy, G. (ed.): Handbook of Industrial Engineering : Technology and Operations Management. 3. bearb., vollst. überarb. und aktualisierte Aufl. New York et al. 2001, pp.. 280-307.
  • Scheer, A.-W., Habermann, F.: Making ERP a Success, Using business process models to achieve positive results, Communications of the ACM 43(2000)4, pp. 57-61.
  • Habermann, F., Scheer, A.-W.: Das Konzept vernetzt-dezentraler Planungsinseln, in: Scheer, A.-W., Bullinger, H.-J. (ed.): Mit Planungsinseln zur lernenden Organisation, Berlin et al. 1998, pp. 5-17.