Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuter

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Hutzschenreuter’s (*1971) research focuses on Strategic and International Management, Ownership, Corporate Governance and Corporate transformation, as well as the theory of the firm.

Professor Hutzschenreuter completed his first degree in Business Administration at Gießen University. In 1997, he received his first doctoral degree from Leipzig Graduate School of Management 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 among other Guest Professor at Duke University, Bucerius Law School, and the University of Calgary. 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 Editorial Board Member of the Journal of International Business Studies among other academic journals. In 2016, Professor Hutzschenreuter joined TUM where he is, since 2020, Vice Dean International Affairs & Alliances.


- TUM Executive Education Award for Teaching Excellence (2018)

- Best Annual Paper 2009 Award, Journal of Management 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) Programm der Bucerius Law School (2009)

Hutzschenreuter, T., Harhoff, P.-L. 2020. National capital city location and subsidiary portfolio expansion: The negative effect of geographic distance to the capital city at inception on the speed of subsequent investments. Journal of International Business Studies. 51(7): 1107-1132. Abstract


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. Abstract


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. Abstract


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. Winner of the VHB Best Paper Award 2010. Abstract


Hutzschenreuter, T., Kleindienst, I. 2006. Strategy-process research: What have we learned and what is still to be explored. Journal of Management. 32(5): 673–720. Abstract