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Prof. Schlereth among the six listed WHU professors in the WiWo-Ranking

The Wirtschaftswoche has just published its ranking of the most research-oriented business economists in the German-speaking countries. A total of six scientists from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management were listed in the three categories of the ranking, among them Prof. Dr. Christian Schlereth.

250 researchers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland were also honoured for their scientific life's work. The WHU professors Lutz Kaufmann (rank 97), Arnd Huchzermeier (rank 184), Stefan Spinler (rank 209) and Martin Jacob (rank 227) were included in the list of the best.

The fact that WHU is represented in the current Wirtschaftswoche ranking with six researchers from a comparatively young faculty is the result of our strategy to bring the best researchers from a cohort to WHU and keep them," explains Prof. Dr. Markus Rudolf, Rector of WHU. "Our aim is to provide the best conditions for economic research in Germany. On a per capita basis, WHU should be one of the most successful research locations for business administration and economics in Germany".

In a third ranking, the young stars of business administration were honored. Three WHU professors made it into the best list of the 100 economists with the strongest research under 40: Martin Jacob (24th place), who was thus listed in all three current rankings of Wirtschaftswoche, Christian Schlereth (53rd place) and Nadine Kammerlander (77th place).

The WHU faculty currently has 51 professors. They are active in research and have earned their excellent reputation as economists through their participation in numerous national and international research projects. Research in the field of business administration should not only expand the theoretical knowledge in this area, but also have special value for business practice. WHU scientists work closely with companies. They examine practical problems from a theoretical point of view and thus create an interface between science and the business world.