Studies of Economics, Management Sciences and Social Sciences

  • University of Mannheim 1957/58 and 1959-1963
  • University of Vienna 1958/59


Academic Degrees (University of Mannheim)

  • Diplomkaufmann Kfm. (Master Degree, 28 Oct. 1961)
  • Dr. rer. pol. (Doctoral Degree, 31 Aug. 1966
  • Habilitation / Venia Legendi for Management Science (18 Feb. 1972)


Employment Record (Overview) 

Academic Employment Record Non-Academic Employment Record

(1) University of Mannheim (1961-1974)

(2) University of Regensburg (1972)

(3) University of Cologne (1973-1975)

Lecturer on behalf of various public and private institutions in the field of management consulting

(4) University of Stuttgart (1975-2006)

  • Key responsibilities:
    Research and teaching in Human Resource Management with a focus on Strategic HRM, flexible working time systems, organisational surveys, role of HR managers as business partners and other HR issues
  • ISPA consult GmbH, Stuttgart (since the foundation of the HR consulting company in 1989 until today); CEO
  • Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH (TTI), Stuttgart, promoting and supporting university spin-off companies (2002-2003); CFO
  • Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT) eGmbH, Stuttgart, International Business School (2006-2007); CEO

Other professional activities inside academic and beyond

In addition: Visiting professorships, governmental appointments, etc.