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Six WHU Professors in Wirtschaftswoche Ranking

The Wirtschaftswoche has published its ranking of the most research-intensive business economists in the German-speaking world.

A total of six scientists from WHU were listed in the three categories of the ranking. The WHU professors Stefan Spinler (# 51), Martin Jacob (# 61) and Lutz Kaufmann (# 66) were ranked in the list of the 100 business economists with the strongest research results. The best list included research achievements from 2014 to 2018.

250 researchers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland were also honored for their scientific life's work. The WHU professors Lutz Kaufmann (rank 97), Arnd Huchzermeier (# 184), Stefan Spinler (# 209) and Martin Jacob (# 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 under the age of 40 with the strongest research results: Martin Jacob (# 24), who was thus listed in all three current rankings of Wirtschaftswoche, Christian Schlereth (# 53) and Nadine Kammerlander (# 77).

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.