Prof. Dr. Hans-Erich Müller

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Management and Organisations

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1126
E: hans-erich.mueller(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 3.08
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

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


Academic and Professional Career

  • Job training and some years of work in industry
  • Studied Electrical Engineering and Business Administration in Berlin
  • 1976-1984: Research and teaching at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin and the Free University of Berlin
  • 1984: Obtained doctorate
  • Hans Böckler Foundation in Düsseldorf, experience as corporate consultant to large, internationally active companies and on supervisory boards
  • 1994: Founded the Dr. Müller & Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH (a corporate consultancy firm) in Berlin
  • 1995: Appointed professor at the FHW Berlin
  • Visiting professor at, amongst others, the Reims Management School and the École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) in France

Key Aspects of practise

  • Consultancy work for companies
  • Projects on strategic and organisational development
  • Lectures in Germany and abroad

International contacts (e. g.)

  • École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA), France
  • Wyzszej Szkoly Bankowej w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland
  • Reims Management School, Reims, France

External relations

  • Visiting professorships at the Reims Management School ( and the ESSCA (, France

Expert for

  • Corporate management
  • Organisation
  • Human Resource Management

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Lectures and seminars on the subject of “Managing Organisations” on MBA courses
  • Lectures and seminars on the subject of “International Corporate Management” on the Economics course
  • Lectures and seminars on “International Strategic Management” on the masters course and on “Strategic Management” and “Organisation” on the Economics course

Research Projects and Fields

  • International senior executive policy
  • Corporate management and participation
  • Organisation between stakeholder and shareholder value
  • Outsourcing and corporate networks
  • Change management

Research Projects Abstracts

Research area: International Personnel Management The professors Thomas M. Begley and David P. Boyd from Northeastern University in Boston (Massachusetts) interviewed HR Managers from 32 large American high-tech companies like AT&T, Cisco, IBM, Intel and Microsoft about their international personnel policy. Of central importance here is the relationship between global and local senior executive policy and its implementation. There is already extensive literature on this but comparatively little empirical information. The first published results appeared in summer 2000 (see Against this background a comparison with large high-tech companies which are based in Germany is of considerable interest. Working together with Thomas Begley and parallel to the American study, I interviewed HR executives from 14 German company headquarters from May to October 2000. One result is that many of these companies have, by adapting global standards to local conditions, recently embarked on a trans-national senior executive strategy. The results are published in: “Wie Global Player den Kampf um Talente führen” (Global players and their fight for talent) by Hans-Erich Müller; Harvard Business manager 2001, issue 6, pp. 16-25) (,2828,165382,00.html) and “Developing Global Human Resource Strategies” by Hans-Erich Müller, an accepted workshop paper at the 27th European International Business Academy Conference at ESCP-EAP in Paris, 13-15 December 2001 – 22 pages

Planned projects

  • Globalisation and restructuring (extending preliminary work on this topic)
  • International senior executive strategy and organisational strategy (extending preliminary work on this topic)
  • Value-based corporate management (research financed by third-party funds)

Selected, current Publications

  • Unternehmensführung. Strategien, Konzepte, Praxisbeispiele. 2. Aufl. München 2013, 345 S.
  • Hans-Erich Müller: Unternehmensführung. Strategien - Konzepte - Praxisbeispiele. Oldenbourg Verlag: München 2010; 287 S.
  • Hans-Erich Müller: Gewinn durch Verantwortung. In: Meyer, S. / Pfeiffer, B (Hg.).: Die gute Hochschule. Ideen, Konzepte und Perspektiven. Festschrift für Franz Herbert Rieger. Berlin 2010, S. 247–264.
  • Hans-Erich Müller: Strategic Partnerships in Automotive Supply Chains — The Case of Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen, Paper presented at EIASM 7th Workshop on International Strategy and Cross Cultural Management co-organized with Helsinki School of Economics at Helsinki, Sept. 25–26, 2009.
  • Hans-Erich Müller: Supplier integration: an international comparison of supplier and automaker experiences. In: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 2009, Nr. 1, S. 18–39.
  • Hans-Erich Müller: Autozulieferer: Partner auch in der Krise? Düsseldorf: 2009, 68 Seiten.
  • Hans-Erich Müller: Erfolgskriterien für die angemessene Vorstandsvergütung. In: Der Aufsichtsrat 2007, Nr. 3, S. 38–39.
  • Yasmine Chahed/Hans-Erich Mueller: Unternehmenserfolg und Managervergütung – Ein Internationaler Vergleich. München und Mering 2006, 135 S.
  • Hans-Erich Müller/Volker Fentz: Outsourcing von Workout-Aktivitäten. In: Jobe, Clemens J./ Stachuletz, Rainer (Hg.): Workout-Management und Handel von Problemkrediten. Frankfurt a. M. 2005, S. 301–326.
  • Yasmine Chahed, Malte Kaub, Hans Erich Müller: Konzernsteuerung börsennotierter Aktiengesellschaften in Deutschland, Düsseldorf 2004, 114 S.
  • Über 70 weitere Beiträge in Büchern und Zeitschriften

Selected dissertation topics

  • Vincent Kyas: Strategy and the New Economy – Traditional Elements of Business Strategy in the Online Advertising Industry (February 2007)
  • Dennis Thelen: Global Sourcing – its Importance for the Success of the Company – based on the example of Siemens I&S ITS (February 2007)
  • Tobias Pagel: The TV Business Model of the Future. A critical analysis of the emergence of IPTV: its underlying forces and impacts on the television industry (March 2006)
  • Andrea Schäfer: Knowledge Management: strategic relevance, organizational requirements and measurability (July 2005)
  • Yasmine Chahed: The “value” in value-based management – a critical analysis of value metrics and their effectiveness in practice (January 2004)