Ralf Reichwald

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c.

TUM School of Management
Former professor of business administration – information, organization and management

born April 1, 1943

ralf.reichwald@hhl.de
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Scientific work

Ralf Reichwald made a name for himself as one of the leading innovators in business administration research. He focused his academic work on organization, technology and management. In doing so, he concentrated on interdisciplinary questions concerning technical organizational transformation and its effect on market and corporate development. His publications encompass more than 20 books as well as approximately 200 essays in and contributions to collected editions. The series of works he assisted in publishing, “Markt- und Unternehmensentwicklungen” (market and corporate development), comprises around 150 volumes. Moreover, Ralf Reichwald’s interests include the future development and restructuring of universities. From 1991 to 1993, he was the founding dean of the Department of Business Studies of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Saxony, which awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1994. Ralf Reichwald was significantly involved in the Reform Project of TUM, and participated in several reform commissions for the restructuring of the university. His conceptual considerations were decisively able to forward the relaunch of the business sciences department, and in 2002 he was elected its first dean. In 2007, he was cofounder of the Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (Leipzig), where he continues to be active in research. In addition, he is a guest professor at the University El Manar in Tunis, which awarded him the title “professor honoris causa” in 2006 in recognition of his work in research and teaching. Ralf Reichwald has been director of the advisory board of the Peter Pribilla Foundation of TUM since 2005, and delegate for the university partnerships with the University of Tunis El Manar since 2009. 

 

Short biography

1965 – 1969 Studies in business administration, universities of Bonn, Marburg and Munich
1975 – 1989 Professor of manufacturing process management (MPM) and scientific management, University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Munich
1990 – 2000 Chair of general and industrial business administration, TUM
1991 – 1993 Founding dean, department of business sciences, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
2001 – 2009 Professor of business administration – information, organization and management, department of business sciences, TUM
since 2010 since 2010 Professor of business and administration – organization and innovation management, Leipzig Graduate School of Management; and research director, Center for Leading Innovation and Cooperation (CLIC)

 

Memberships and honors

Member of the board of the European Academy of Management (EURAM)

Member of the advisory board of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

Chair of the business and technology division at the Association of German Engineers (VDI)
(until 2005)

Member of the advisory board of MHM Holding GmbH, Germany

Member of the senate of the Science Center of North Rhine-Westphalia (until 2005)

Chair of the advisory board “Innovative Workplace Development and Services” of the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (until 2005)

Member of the board of trustees of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Saxony (until 2008)

Member of the academic advisory board of Deutsche Telekom AG (until 2008)

Chair of the advisory board of Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Max Planck Society, Munich (until 2008)

Chair of the advisory board of TUM’s Peter Pribilla Foundation (since 2005)

Member of the executive board of the Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASIM), Leipzig Graduate School of Management (since 2011)

 

Visiting professorships

University of Austin, Texas, USA (1983)

Syracuse University, New York, USA (1994)

Universität Tunis El Manar, Tunesien (tenured since 1999)

 

Awards

  • Research award (together with Arnold Picot) for technical and commercial communication, Alcatel Lucent Foundation for Communications Research (1984)
  • Honorary senator of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Saxony (1994)
  • Professor honoris causa of the University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia (2006)
  • Honorary Senator of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Saxony (2013)
  • Medal of Honor of the VDI (2013)

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