Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuter

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Hutzschenreuter's (*1971) research focuses on Strategic and International Management, (International) Growth Strategies and Portfolio Changes, Strategic Innovations, Offshoring and Business Process Outsourcing, as well as Strategy Processes and Corporate Governance.

After completing his first degree in Business Administration at Gießen University Professor Hutzschenreuter received his first doctoral degree from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (1997) where he also received his second doctoral degree (Habilitation) in 2001. He was Visiting Scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, Professor of International Management at Boston University, and Visiting Professor at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. From 2002 to 2015 he held the Chair of Corporate Strategy and Governance at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Professor Hutzschenreuter is a member of various associations for which he also serves as a reviewer. He is Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review and Department Editor Management of the journal BuR – Business Research.


  • Best Annual Paper 2009 Award, Journal of Management Studies (2010)
  • Annual Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies (2010)
  • Best Paper Award, Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft - VHB (2010)
  • Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar in International Business, Academy of International Business Foundation and Eldridge Haynes Memorial Trust (2009)
  • Best Teacher Award, Master of Law and Business (MLB) Program of Bucerius Law School (2009)

Key Publications

Hutzschenreuter T, Matt T: „MNE Internationalization patterns, the roles of knowledge stocks, and the portfolio of MNE subsidiaries”. Journal of International Business Studies. 2017; 48(9): 1131-1150.


Hutzschenreuter T, Horstkotte J: „Performance Effects of Top Management Team Demographic Faultlines in the Process of Product Diversification”. Strategic Management Journal. 2013; 34(6): 704-726.


Hutzschenreuter T, Voll J, Verbeke A: „The impact of added cultural distance and cultural diversity on international expansion patterns: A Penrosean perspective”. Journal of Management Studies. 2011; 48(2): 305-329.


Hutzschenreuter T, Gröne, F: „Product and Geographic Scope Changes of Multinational Enterprises in Response to International Competition”. Journal of International Business Studies. 2009; 40(7): 1149-1170.


Hutzschenreuter T, Gröne F: „Changing Vertical Integration Strategies under Pressure from Foreign Competition: The Case of US and German Multinationals”. Journal of Management Studies. 2009; 46(2): 269-307.