PD Dr. Tassilo Schuster

  • Job title: Senior Teaching and Research Associate
  • Organization: Department of International Management
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302 469
  • Fax number: +49 911 5302 470
  • Email: tassilo.schuster@fau.de
  • Address:
    Room LG 5.213
  • Consultation hours:
    by appointment

    • Foundations of International Management I
    • Internationale Unternehmensführung
    • Research Projects in International Management I



Research Focus

Expatriate Management, Inpatriates, Top Management Teams, Team Diversity, Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility

Curriculum Vitae

Awards and honors
2016 Paper Award Finalist for the for IM Division Best Paper in OB/HRM/OT
Article entitled: “Opening the Black Box: Social Support and Expatriate Social Networks in Low and High Risk Countries.” (with Benjamin Bader and John Daniels).
Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA
2015 Carolyn Dexter Best Symposium Award Finalist
Symposium entitled: “Just Another Type of “Country Risk”? International Business in Hostile Environments” (with Benjamin Bader, Michael Dickmann, Jennifer Oetzel, Chang Hoon Oh).
Academy of Management 2015 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
2015 Nominated for the VHB Best Paper Award for Young Academics
Article entitled: “Expatriate Social Networks in Terrorism-Endangered Countries: An Empirical Analysis in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia” (with Benjamin Bader).
Nominated by the German Academic Association for Business Research – Committee – International Management
Fellowship Award of the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society
Reserach project entitled: “Inpatriates – Foreign employees as strategic success factors of companies”.
20.000 EUR Research Grant from the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business and Society
2014 Carolyn Dexter Award Finalist
Article entitled: “Expatriation in a High-Risk Environment: Social Support under the Prevalence of Terrorism” (with Benjamin Bader).

Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA
2014 That’s Interesting! Paper Award Finalist
Article entitled: “Expatriation in a High-Risk Environment: The Role of Social Support under the Prevalence of Terrorism” (with Benjamin Bader).

Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Dissertation thesis prize from the STAEDTLER foundation
Dissertation prize of 3.500€ for his dissertation entitled: “Business Strategies at the Bottom of the Pyramid”.
2008 Master thesis prize from the Hermann-Weiler foundation
Prize of 500 € for his master thesis entitled: “Der Einfluss von Human- und Beziehungskapital auf die Internationalisierung und den Erfolg einer Unternehmung”
Academic qualification
2017 Lecturer (Privatdozent), Professor for Business Administration, especially for the Economy of Japan at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
since 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the Department of International Management, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, School of Business and Economics
2013 Associate Editor of South Asian Journal of Global Business Research
2008 – 2012
Doctoral dissertation at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, School of Business and Economics, dissertation topic: “Business strategies at the Bottom of the Pyramid”
2002 – 2007 Economics and Social Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University, Nuremberg, Dipl.-Kfm.(equivalent to Master of Science in International Business Administration)

Areas of specialization: Industrial Management, International Management, Business Management

Work experience
2006 – 2007
Student assistant, Department of International Management, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
2006 – 2007 Student employee at Internship at Siemens AG, Nürnberg , Personal Services
2004 – 2005 Tutor at the Department of Information System I & II
2004 Internship at Ernst & Young AG, Nürnberg
2003 – 2007 Student Assistant at the IT Helpdesk, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Service to the community and academic activities
Member and Reviewer
Academy of International Business (AIB), Academy of Mangement (AoM), European International Business Academy (EIBA), European Academy of Management (EURAM)
Ad-hoc Reviewer Management International Review
International Journal of Human Resource Management
International Journal of Emerging Markets
International Journal of Technology Marketing
Management Review Quarterly
Journal of Business Economics
The European Management Review
Journal of Global Mobility
Special Issue Guest Editor “Managing People in Hostile Environments” in: International Journal of Human Resources Management (IJHRM), with Benjamin Bader, Michael Dickmann.

“Dangerous moves and risky international assignments”
in: Journal of Global Mobility (JGM), with Luisa Pinto, Benjamin Bader.
“Corporate Social Responsibility – South Asian Experiences” in: South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (SAJGBR), with
Syed Bahar Ali Kazmi und Peter Lund-Thomsen.“Corporate Masterminds – Executive Management Teams in Focus,” in: Team Performance Management: An International Journal (TPM), with Benjamin Bader.
DFG Project Co-Coordinator Scientific Network on Expatriate Management
Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG),
September 2014 – August 2016,
with Benjamin Bader and Katharina Hildisch
2004 – 2007 Member of the student “Junior Consulting Team“ in Human Resources and Organization Management
International experience
2005 – 2006
Exchange Student at the Faculté des sciences économiques de Montpellier, France

German (native language)
English (fluent)
French (basic knowledge)