Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

Chairholder; Dean of International Affairs

Department of International Management

Room: Room 5.219

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Short Portrait

Professor Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge is Professor of International Management (Head of Department) at the School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He received his doctorate and his habilitation from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He was offered chairs at the Technical University of Hamburg (2010), AKAD Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr (2000), RWTH Aachen (2000), and ESCP-EAP European School of Management Berlin (2000). He is a regular visiting professor at universities in China, India and Russia.

His main research interests are in the areas of international management, human resource management, and management in emerging markets. He has published seven books, nine edited volumes and more than 70 articles in refereed journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Asian Business & Management, Business Strategy and the Environment, Employee Relations, European Journal of International Management, European Management Journal, Human Resource Management, International Business Review, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Studies of Management & Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of East European Management Studies, Journal of Global Mobility, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Management International Review, and Thunderbird International Business Review. He is also a member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal for East-European Management Studies, and Management International Review.

In December 2019 he was listed in a research-related ranking of the newspaper Wirtschaftswoche for the forth time in a rowas one of the top-5% professors of business administration in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking Switzerland.

Since 2004 he has acted as the Dean of International Programs and Deputy Chairman of the Examination Board for the MBA Business Management, School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He has large experience in executive education and works as a consultant for firms in Germany and abroad.

In his free time, he likes traveling, reading, listening to music, tennis and skiing.


Publications by Prof. Dr. Dirk Holtbrügge

      List of Publications  


Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualifications
11/2000 Postdoctoral dissertation (habilitation) at the University of Dortmund, School of Business and Economics, habilitation topic: “Postmodern Organizational Theory”
01/1995 Doctoral dissertation at the University of Dortmund, School of Business and Economics, dissertation topic: “Human Resource Management of Multinational Corporations in Eastern Europe”
1983 – 1989 Study of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Dortmund, earned degree: Dipl.-Kfm. (equivalent to Master of Science)         
Academic Positions
10/2001 – present Full Professor of International Management (head of department) at the School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2010 Decline of offer from the Technical University of Hamburg
2001 Decline of offers from the AKAD Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr, RWTH Aachen and ESCP-EAP European School of Management Berlin
04/2001 – 09/2001 Professor of International Management at the RWTH Aachen
04/1989 – 03/2001 Senior research assistant and assistant professor at the Department of Management, University of Dortmund
Administrative Functions
2011 – 2014
Spokesman for the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg at the German Rectors’ Conference Audit “Internationalisation of Universities”
2008 – 2018
Spokesman for the Institute of International Business and Globalization, School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2004 – present Dean of International Affairs, School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2004 – present Member of the Senate Committee for Internationalization, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2004 – present Deputy Chairman of the Examination Board for the MBA Business Management, School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2003 – 2007, 2021 – present
Member of the Faculty Council, School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2001 – present Member and chairman of numerous appointment committees and task groups
Third Party Funding
2004- present Acquisition of multiple research grants from, e.g., AXA Private Equity, Bavarian State Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Frisch Foundation, German Research Foundation, KfW Bankengruppe, Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, Staedler Foundation, Prof. Dr. oec. Westerfelhaus Foundation. Amount of third-party funds acquired: around 2,000,000 €
International Teaching and Research Activities
1989 – present Research and teaching stays at various universities, e.g. Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
1994 DAAD-Short-term guest lecturer at the State University of St.-Petersburg, Russia (in Russian language)
1995 – 2010
Board member and since 2002 member of board of trustees of the Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange (IBB), Minsk, Belarus
Executive Education 
2004 – present MBA Business Management, School of Business, Economics and Society, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2005 – 2011 MBA General Management, International School of Management, Dortmund
1989 – present Executive education seminars and board-level workshops for a wide variety of  companies and institutions, e.g., AutoUni (Wolfsburg), BMW, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Deutsche Management Akademie (Celle), Hochschule Luzern, Internationales Bildungs- und Begegnungszentrum Minsk, IQPC – Gesellschaft für Management Konferenzen (Berlin), Landesversicherungsamt NRW (Essen), Management Circle (Eschborn), Ost-West-Wirtschafts-Akademie (Berlin), Universitätsseminar der Wirtschaft (Erftstadt), University of Hamburg.
Academic Awards 
2020
GLOBE 2020 “Certificate of Excellence in Cross Cultural Research”
2019
Listed in a research-related ranking of the weekly Wirtschaftswoche as one of the top-5% professors of business administration in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking Switzerland
2015 Friend of India Award
2014 Listed in a research-related ranking of the newspaper Handelsblatt as one of the top-100 professors of business administration in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking Switzerland
2013 Best Teacher Award, MBA Business Management, Class 2011-2013
2013 Nomination of the Paper “Expatriate Performance in High-risk Countries: Influence of Family-Related Stress” for the Best Paper Award (International Management Division), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA (with Benjamin Bader & Nicola Berg)
2013 Outstanding Paper Award 2013 for the paper “Determinants of outward foreign direct investment from BRIC countries: an explorative study” in International Journal of Emerging Markets (with Heidi Kreppel)
2013 Highly Recommended Paper Award 2013 for the paper “Competitive advantage of German renewable energy firms in India and China: An empirical study based on Porter’s diamond” in International Journal of Emerging Markets (with Corinna Dögl & Tassilo Schuster)
2012 Listed in a research-related ranking of the newspaper Handelsblatt as one of the top-100 professors of business administration in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking Switzerland
2012 Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conferene, Xiamen, China (with Heidi Kreppel)
2012 Best Teacher Award, MBA Business Management, Class 2010-2012
2011 Outstanding Paper Award, Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011 for the paper “Global Teams. A network analysis” in Team Performance Management (with N. Berg)
2010 Best Teacher Award, MBA Business Management, Class 2008-2010
2009 Listed in a research-related ranking of the newspaper Handelsblatt as one of the top-200 professors of business administration in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking Switzerland
2008 FHDW-Research Award (2008) (with Jonas F. Puck and Alex T. Mohr)
2008 Research Excellence Award, School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2004 Sparkasse Award for innovational teaching for the course “Intercultural Management conflicts – a cinematic perspective”
2002 Hans und Irmgard Müller-Foundation Award for innovational teaching at the School of Business and Economics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2002 Best Paper Award for the paper “Stakeholder Management in German Multinational Corporations” for the VIth World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations in Management (IFSAM), Griffith University, Conrad Jupiters, Australia (with N. Berg and M.K. Welge)
Service in Academic Organizations
2016 European International Business Academy Annual Conference 2016: Track Chair „Distance and Institutions“
2003 – 2015 AIESEC Local Committee Nürnberg: Member of the Board of Trustees
2004 – 2006 German Academic Association for Business Research: Commissioner for ju­nior researchers of the academic com­mis­sion “International Management”
2002 – 2010 Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange (IBB), Minsk, Belarus: Member of Board of Trustees
1999 – 2001 German Association for East European Studies: Board member
1995 – 2001 Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange (IBB), Minsk, Belarus: Board member
Memberships
Consulting
Active as consultant for numerous national and international companies 
Assessor of Grant Applications
  • German Science Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft]
  • Austrian Science Fund [Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft]
  • Thyssen Foundation
  • Volkswagen-Foundation
Reviewing Activities
Asian Business and Management
European Journal of International Management
European Management Journal
Führung + Organisation
Human Resource Development International
Human Resource Management
International Business Review
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (Member of the Review Board)
International Journal of Emerging Markets (Member of the Editorial Review Board)
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Journal for East European Management Studies (Member of the Honorary Board)
Journal für Betriebswirtschaft
Journal of Business Ethics
Journal of International Business Studies
Journal of International Management
Journal of World Business
Managementforschung (Member of the Advisory Board)
Management International Review (Member of the Editorial Board)
Organization Studies
Osteuropa
Thunderbird International Business Review
Languages
German (native language)
English (fluent)
Russian (fluent)
French (basic knowledge)
Hobbies
Travelling
Reading
Music
Field Hockey
Tennis
Skiing