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Prof. Dr. Rainer Bergmann

Department of Cooperative Studies
Professor for Leaderhship and Strategic Management

T: +49 (0)30 30877-2402
F: +49 (0)30 30877-2019
E: rainer.bergmann@hwr-berlin.de

Visitor's address
Lichtenberg Campus
Building 1
Room 11073
Alt Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Lichtenberg Campus
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Studies in business administration, University of Münster, specializing in auditing, organization science, and international management; Master Degree (Diplom-Kaufmann)
  • Assistant at Coopers & Lybrand Corp., (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Düsseldorf
  • Research assistant to the chair of business administration, esp. organization science at the Technical University of Dresden
  • Senior project manager at mergers & acquisitions department of the headquarters of the Deutsche Bahn Group; directing numerous M&A projects esp. in the service sector; corporate development and controlling of DB's non-core business activities
  • 2007-2010 Professor of organization science and international management at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)
  • 2008-2010
    • offer of a professorship at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (declined)
    • offer of a professorship at Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences (declined)
    • offer of a professorship at Berlin School of Economics and Law (accepted)
  • Since 2010 Professor of leadership and strategic management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin)

International contacts (e. g.)

  • German Federal Association of Mergers & Acquisitions (BM&A e.V.)

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Organization
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Change Management

Research Projects and Fields

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Management, Change Management

Selected, current Publications

  • Bergmann, Rainer (2013): Externe Wege der Personalgewinnung. In: Bröckermann, Reiner/ Pepels, Werner (Edt.): Das neue Personalmarketing - Employee Relationship Management als moderner Erfolgstreiber. Volume 1: Handbuch Personalgewinnung. 2. edition, Berlin. pp. 91-113.
  • Bergmann, Rainer & Bungert, Michael 2013. Strategische Unternehmensführung. Perspektiven, Konzepte, Strategien. 2., updated and expanded edition. Heidelberg, 303 pp.
  • Bergmann, Rainer/ Garrecht, Martin 2008. Organisation und Projektmanagement. Heidelberg. 255 pp.
  • Bergmann, Rainer 1999. Der Fall López. In: Nolte, Heike. Organisation. Ressourcenorientierte Unternehmensgestaltung. München und Wien, pp. 228-256
  • Nolte, Heike / Bergmann, Rainer 1998. Ein Grundmodell des ressourcenorientierten Ansatzes der Unternehmensführung. In: Nolte, Heike (Edt.). Aspekte ressourcenorientierter Unternehmensführung. München and Mering. pp. 1-27.