Chair of International Management



  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth (Chairholder)
  • Dennis Gleissner (Research Associate)


  • Cross-Cultural Management and Communication
  • International Management
  • International Management Competencies
  • Managing Global Corporations
  • Management Practice in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Problem Solving and Communication

Research Areas

  • Corporate governance and board structures
  • Top management team internationalization and diversity
  • Internationalization of small and medium-sized firms
  • German-Polish economic relations


  • Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, Leipzig
  • ESCP Europe: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid, Chair for International Management and Strategic Management
  • FU Berlin: Prof. Dr. Paul Pronobis, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Department of Finance, Accounting and Taxation
  • Kozminski University, Warsaw: Prof. Mariola Ciszewska-Mlinarič, Ph.D., Department of Business Strategy
  • Kozminski University, Warsaw: Prof. Izabela Koladkiewicz, Ph.D., Center for Management Studies
    Poznan University of Economics: Dr. Piotr Trąpczyński

Our HHL spirit is a true asset that guides my daily work.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth
Chair of International Management

What we do

The Chair of International Management was founded in 2013 and focuses on maintaining and expanding German-Polish scientific relations.

In current research projects we investigate the role and the impact of international top managers in the internationalization processes of firms. A second major research area comprises the internationalization of German and Polish small and medium sized firms.

The Chair also fosters regional and international partnerships. We collaborate with the Leipzig-based Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW to establish a network and cooperation between the stakeholders of the Central and Eastern European growth markets.

Our teaching activities aim at providing students with state of the art knowledge in international management. To do so, we combine theoretical perspectives with critical thinking and real-life case studies. Ultimately, our courses shall prepare students to effectively deal with the challenges arising from firms’ international activities.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth

I joined HHL in 2013 as Junior Professor for International Management, and was appointed full professor in early 2019. In my research, I focus on strategic, organizational and cultural challenges of international firms. For instance, my work investigates the impact of internationalization and diversity in top management teams. The research output is recognized on an international level – e.g., through best paper awards at the Academy of Management Conference (AoM) or at the European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM).

I am member of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), the European International Business Academy (EIBA) and the Academy of International Business (AIB). Moreover, I serve as reviewer for several international academic journals.

At HHL, we combine a meritocratic and challenging working environment with a very warm and cordial personal relationships. To me, this “HHL spirit” is a true asset that guides may daily work.

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