WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management mourns the death of Professor Dr. Thomas Fischer who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Stuttgart. The WHU Community experienced and appreciated him as an open, honest and strong individual.
Professor Dr. Fischer held the Chair of Business Information Science and Information Management at WHU for more than 20 years. During this time, he was in charge of the activities sponsored by the Irmgard and Erich Schneider Foundation at WHU. Until summer 2011, he was also responsible for research and teaching in the field of business cybernetics at the Faculty of Engineering Design, Production Engineering and Automotive Engineering, University of Stuttgart. From 1984 to 2011, he was also in charge of the Center of Management Research at the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) in Denkendorf near Stuttgart.
His death fills us with deep sorrow and sympathy, especially for his family and all the people close to him.
WHU has lost a sincere and special person in Thomas Fischer. The WHU Community shall honor his memory in the gratitude of having known and worked with him.