Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Chair
of Strategic Management and
Digital Entrepreneurship

Overview

Supporter

  • Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Academic Group at HHL

  • Strategy, Leadership and International Management

Chairholder

  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner

Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Dominik Kanbach

Adjunct Professor

  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Wulf

Research Associates

  • Alexander Kramer, Anna Frieda Rosin, Maurice Steinhoff

Honorary Professor

  • Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker

Research Areas

  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial management, incl. family firms and startups
  • Strategy and governance in the digital era

Network

  • Center for Strategy and Scenario Planning, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Wulf, Chair of Strategic and International Management, Philipps-University Marburg
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Hungenberg, Chair of Management, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Prof. Albrecht Enders, IMD Lausanne, Professorship for Strategy and Innovation Management
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas König, Chair of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Passau

Courses

  • Business Strategy
  • Coding and Data Literacy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Disruptive Technologies and Business Models
  • Problem Solving and Communication
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategies for Growth

Turning Rocks into Cathedrals

Prof. Dr. St. Stubner
Holder of the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship
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What we do

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is the key partner of the Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
This partnership reflects the understanding that strategy is an important driver of successful management and that an emphasis should be on improving existing approaches through research, transfer and training. Within this scope, we put our research focus on digital entrepreneurship. Our goal is to present new opportunities for creating and doing business in the digital era and, in particular, to point out initiatives that foster the acceleration of entrepreneurial activity related with the foundation and development of digital new ventures within the corporate context.

As the Chair has no specific industry focus, our projects currently cover a broad range of industries, including automotive, e-commerce, software, telecommunication and travel. In addition, we support startup activities of HHL students through a wide network of entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capitalists.

While the Chair has no specific industry focus, our key competencies currently are in e-commerce, travel, and automotive. In addition, we support startup activities of HHL students through a wide network of entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capitalists.

Our research activities

Research at the Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship focuses on strategy and entrepreneurship in organizations. Building on solid theory base combining rigor and relevance, researchers at the Chair analyze relevant phenomena scientifically and derive transferrable recommendations. With its strategy and entrepreneurship focus in research, the Chair assesses the following research topics:

  • corporate entrepreneurial activities in established companies
  • digitalization efforts in new ventures
  • strategies in the digital era and the use of disruptive technologies

We actively participate in the international research community through publications in leading journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Manager, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Management Review Quarterly or the Schmalenbach Business Review and through discussions and presentations at academic conferences and workshops, e.g. the Academy of Management (AOM), the Strategic Management Society (SMS), the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and the international family firm research association (ifera).

Collaboration with colleagues from different disciplines is used as a foundation to ensure that multiple perspectives are considered. In addition to scholarly research, our focus lies on the development of industry competencies.. The Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship also offers master thesis supervision alongside current research projects. The theses of M.Sc. students usually pursue a more theoretical approach whereas MBA students rather deal with conceptual and or application oriented topics.

Courses

The Porsche AG Chair coordinates the elective „Strategy“ in the M.Sc. program and is overlooking the content of all other strategy-related courses at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. In teaching, the Chair takes on a holistic and cross-functional perspective and a strong practical orientation. We focus on equipping our students with skills relevant in practice as well as knowledge and application of strategy tools and their underlying theories, team work, communication and logical reasoning.

Besides Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner and Dr. Dominik Kanbach, several experts from academia and practice are involved in the teaching of strategy at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Past contributors include Prof. Dr. Torsten Wulf, Chair of Strategic and International Management at the University of Marburg, Prof. Dr. Harald Hungenberg, Chair of Management at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Honorary Professor at HHL.

Course List

  • Business Strategy
  • Coding and Data Literacy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Disruptive Technologies and Business Models
  • Problem Solving and Communication
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategies for Growth

Our Guest Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Hungenberg | Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Wulf | Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker | Chairman of the Advisory Council, Roland Berger
  • Dr. W. Henning Blarr | Vice President Stern Stewart & Co.
  • Prof. Dr. Jutta Angelika Dölle | Hochschule Fulda

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Publications