The Otto Beisheim Endowed Chair of Marketing and Commerce

Welcome to the Otto Beisheim Endowed Chair of Marketing and Commerce at WHU.


At out chair we inspire marketing – towards research, teaching and business.

Within our research fields price management, retail marketing as well as brand and luxury brand management, we strive for highly science-based and business-relevant answers for latest questions.

Through publications in business-oriented magazines and journals as well as cooperation projects, we cultivate the interaction and inspiration between theory and business. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Martin Fassnacht is available as strategic advisor and for speeches upon request.

As „inspiring" for us also means to fill our students with enthusiasm for the diverse and relevant questions of marketing, we focus on current and business-oriented teaching methods. Regular guest lectures and case studies are central elements of our teaching.

Get inspired!



Completed Dissertation at the Chair of Marketing and Commerce

On December 19, 2018, Mr. Markus Szajna has successfully completed his PhD project and will be awarded with the academic degree Doctor Rerum Politicarum (Dr. rer. pol.). In his dissertation...



English version of the "Price Management" textbook just arrived!

Great news to start the New Year! We are thrilled to present the English edition of the Georg-Bergler-Prize awarded textbook "Price Management", authored by Hermann Simon and Martin...



Report with Professor Fassnacht in RTL morning show

On Friday, September 14, Professor Fassnacht was interviewed in a report of the morning show “RTL Guten Morgen Deutschland”. The report dealt with the question of how consumers can save money...


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