Strategy & Innovation
Today’s leaders, especially in emerging markets, are faced by many strategic challenges: high competition, fragmented markets and rapid technological change. This module focuses on strategy formulation, implementation and assessment. It offers a hands.-on guideline to senior executives on how to bring business forward in a globalized, digital world.
Prof. Dr. Björn Michaelis has first been engaged with Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in 2013. He has not only been part of the faculty of the Master’s Programme in Management but also been involved as a lecturer in the executive education programme on “Micro and SME Banking” by teaching “Learning to Lead for New Leaders” and “Leading for Results”. Further than that, Professor Michaelis has taught in diverse strategy, management, and leadership classes in bachelor, master, and executive education programmes in various institutions. He served as the Programme Director of China Development Bank’s (CDB) executive education programme in “Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership” and taught in the CDB “Strategic Management for Financial Groups” programme at Goethe Business School, Frankfurt. Moreover, Professor Michaelis taught several bachelor’s and master’s level courses on strategy and global strategy, organisation, and management at the Kühne Logistics University, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Heidelberg, and the European Business School (EBS).
Today, Professor Michaelis is Adjunct Professor of Management and Organisation at Kühne Logistics University (KLU). Before that he was a post-doc researcher and Habilitand at the UBS-Endowed Professorship for Strategic Management at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. At the Goethe University Frankfurt he received his post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) and was granted the "venia legendi" in Business Administration (2011-2015). Moreover, Professor Michaelis was an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour (2009-2011) and a Research Associate and doctoral student (2006-2009) at Heidelberg University, Germany. Gaining experience abroad he was a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Business in Fontainebleau (France). Professor Michaelis research interests include corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and strategic alliances, strategic human resource management, and leadership.
Putting his knowledge into practice, Professor Michaelis advises firms in various industries on strategy, management, and leadership issues. He gained business experience, for example, in corporate strategy with Daimler AG in Stuttgart, in strategic human resource management with DaimlerChrylser Japan Holding, Ltd. in Tokyo, and in executive search and selection with Kienbaum Executive Consultants in Gummersbach.