International Business and Supply Management II

Welcome to the Chair of International Business and Supply Management II at WHU.

Our primary research interest is the role of power in buyer-supplier relationships, determinants of successful cooperation with suppliers in emerging markets, and the internationalization of firms from emerging markets. Next to academic rigor, real-life relevance is a key objective in our work.

In teaching, we cover courses and modules on Strategic Sourcing, Negotiations, and International Business across WHU programs and in Executive Education.

We engage in and value dialogue with management practice. We frequently conduct research projects in collaboration with corporate partners, and in our teaching we bring participants in close contact with real-life business through joint interactive sessions with practitioners. 


Donnerstag, 13. September 2018

WHU students discuss purchasing strategies with A.T. Kearney during guest session on supply management

On September 11 and 12, our team welcomed Peter Scharbert from A.T. Kearney in the course on “Supply Management” (BSc-Program). In interactive sessions, Peter Scharbert shared detailed insights on...


Dienstag, 26. Juni 2018

Felix Reimann moderates BME's first Executive Circle Procurement and Supply

The Association Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) launched a new platform for professional discussion and best practice sharing among top-tier purchasing executives, the...


Dienstag, 24. April 2018

LIDL-WHU Purchasing Day @ LIDL Headquarters

What a great opportunity! Lidl Deutschland invited our WHU MSc course “Advanced Supply Management”, led by Professor Dr. Felix Reimann, to visit the international Lidl headquarters for a full day! On...


Mittwoch, 18. April 2018

Guest Session in MSc Course "Advanced Supply Management" by Dr. Wolfgang Schnellbächer and Dominik Steffani, Boston Consulting Group

As part of the Advanced Supply Management course, Dr. Wolfgang Schnellbächer and Dominik Steffani of the Boston Consulting Group presented insights and new concepts on sourcing, and offered cases,...


Samstag, 14. April 2018

Guest Session in Part-Time MBA Course "Strategic Sourcing" by Dr. Sebastian Kreft, metalshub

Dr. Sebastian Kreft, WHU alumnus and co-founder of the rare earth trading platform metalshub, offered real-life case studies, as well as professional and personal insights into the sourcing...


Felix Reimann

Professor of International Business and Supply Management


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