WHU

Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt

Center for Sports and Management

Lehrstuhlinhaber

Kontakt:

+49 (0)211 44709 740
sascha.schmidt[at]whu.edu

  • Lehrstuhlinhaber für Sports und Management an der WHU
  • Akademischer Direktor des European Sports Business Program
  • Dozent am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sports Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
  • Mitglied der "Digital Initiative" an der Harvard Business School in Boston, USA

 

Vita

Sascha L. Schmidt ist Professor und Lehrstuhlinhaber des Center for Sports and Management (CSM) an der WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management am Standort Düsseldorf, sowie akademischer Leiter des European Sports Business Program. Schmidt widmet sich der "Zukunft des Sports" als einem seiner zentralen Forschungsschwerpunkte.

Sascha Schmidt studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften an den Universitäten Essen und Zürich, wo er auch promovierte. Auf Einladung der Fakultät der Harvard Business School ging er als Visiting Scholar nach Boston und stieg danach in die Unternehmensberatung ein. Nach mehrjährigem Engagement bei McKinsey übernahm Schmidt die Leitung des ICS-Forschungsprogramms an der Universität St. Gallen und begann, an der EBS zu habilitieren. Nach seiner Habilitation wurde er Unternehmer und baute zunächst das Deutschlandgeschäft des Personaldienstleisters a-connect und zu Beginn des Jahres 2011 das Institute for Sports, Business & Society an der EBS Universität auf. Im Jahr 2014 folgte dann sein Wechsel an die WHU. Im Jahr 2019 war er Dozent beim ersten MIT Sports Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

Publikationen

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Merten, S., Schmidt, S., Winand, M. (accepted pre-print), Organisational capabilities for successful digital transformation: a global analysis of national football associations in the digital age, Journal of Strategy and Management.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Bünning, F. H., Chan, H. F., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D., Torgler, B. (accepted pre-print), Awards are career catalysts for young talents in association football, European Sport Management Quarterly.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Welzmueller, J., Schmidt, S. (2024), Consumer identification: an interdisciplinary review of the marketing and sport management literature and future research agenda, Management Review Quarterly, Vol. 74 (1), pp. 439-485.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Beiderbeck, D., Evans, N., Frevel, N., Schmidt, S. (2023), The impact of technology on the future of football – a global Delphi study, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 187, 122186.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Identify critical roles to improve performance

Groysberg, B., Lin, E., Naik, A., Schmidt, S. (2023), Identify critical roles to improve performance: putting strategy into play requires knowing your organization’s crucial roles and making sure your best talent occupies them., MIT Sloan Management Review, Vol. 64 (4), 65122.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Krause, F., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D. (2022), Career adaptability and career success: a constructive replication study, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Vol. 21 (3), pp. 115-124.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Schlembach, C., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D., Wunderlich, L. (2022), Forecasting the Olympic medal distribution: a socioeconomic machine learning model, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 175, 121314.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Flegr, S., Schmidt, S. (2022), Strategic management in eSports – a systematic review of the literature, Sport Management Review, Vol. 25 (4), pp. 631-655.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Krause, F., Chan, H. F., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D., Torgler, B. (2022), Which female makes it to the top? exploring the gender differences in the role of nuanced personality and psychosocial traits in elite sports career progression, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 138, 103767.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Frevel, N., Beiderbeck, D., Schmidt, S. (2022), The impact of technology on sports – a prospective study, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 182, 121838.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Chan, H. F., Ulrich, F., Altman, H., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D., Torgler, B. (2022), Beyond performance? The importance of subjective and objective physical appearance in award nominations and receptions in football, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 204, pp. 271-289.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Merkel, S., Chan, H. F., Schmidt, S., Torgler, B. (2021), Optimism and positivity biases in performance appraisal ratings: empirical evidence from professional soccer, Applied Psychology : an International Review, Vol. 70 (3), pp. 1100-1127.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Beiderbeck, D., Frevel, N., Von Der Gracht, H., Schmidt, S., Schweitzer, V. (2021), The impact of COVID-19 on the European football ecosystem: a Delphi-based scenario analysis, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 165, 120577.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Fühner, J., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D. (2021), Are diversified football clubs better prepared for a crisis? First empirical evidence from the stock market, European Sport Management Quarterly, Vol. 21 (3), pp. 350-373.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Kassis, M., Schmidt, S., Schreyer, D., Sutter, M. (2021), Psychological pressure and the right to determine the moves in dynamic tournaments: evidence from a natural field experiment, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 126, pp. 278-287.

Sky Deutschland: Bidding for Sports Rights (A). Harvard Business School (No. 9-721-440).
Oberholzer-Gee, F. / Schmidt, S. L. / Imoberdorf, R. / Koppers, S.
Case Study
Oberholzer-Gee, F. / Schmidt, S. L. / Imoberdorf, R. / Koppers, S.
Case Study
Groysberg, B. / Schmidt, S. L. / Hecht, E. M. S.
Case Study
Greyser, S. A. / Schmidt, S. L. / Holzmayer, F. (2018)
Case Study
Lakhani, K. / Schmidt, S. L. (2018)
Case Study
Groysberg, B. / Schmidt, S. L. / Thomke, A. / Herman, K. / Norris, M. (2016)
Case Study
Feng Zhu, Karim R. Lakhani, Sascha L. Schmidt, Kerry Herman
Book chapter, Sullivan, J. (editor), China's Football Dream, 58-61, University of Nottingham
Schmidt, S. L. (2019)
Book chapter, Routledge Handbook of Football Business and Management, 3-19, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London/New York
Schmidt, S. / Holzmayer, F. (2018)

Book chapter, Frey, B.S., Iselin, D. (eds.), Economic Ideas You Should Forget, 119-120, Springer International Publishing, Cham
Schmidt, S. L. (2017)
Book chapter, Nolte, M (Hrsg.), Fußball – Motor des Sportrechts, 9‐21, Deutsche Sporthochschule, Köln

Nutzen Proficlubs der Allgemeinheit? Zur ökonomischen und sozialen Bedeutung von Bundesligaclubs für ihre Heimatstädte.

Schmidt, S. L. / Bünning, F. (2014)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. et. al. (2022)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Beiderbeck, D. (2021)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Kurras, L. (2021)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Beiderbeck, D. / Frevel, N. / Krüger, H. (2020)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Schreyer, D. / Krüger, H. (2019)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Beiderbeck, D. / Frevel, N. (2019)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Krause, F. / Päffgen, C. (2018)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Krause, F. (2017)
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Center for Sports and Management (CSM), Düsseldorf/Vallendar
Schmidt, S. L. / Schreyer, D. / Päffgen, C. (2017)
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