Harald Hungenberg studied business administration at Justus Liebig University Gießen and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, from 1982 to 1988. He then worked as a research associate at the Institute for Corporate Planning (IUP) Gießen/Berlin. Between 1990 and 1993, he was a consultant and project manager with McKinsey & Company. From 1993 to 1995, he was a research fellow at the Justus Liebig University Gießen, where he received his doctoral degree and his habilitation. From 1995 to 1999, he was professor of strategic management at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL). Since 1999, Professor Hungenberg has been Chair of Business Management at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU); he also served as dean of international affairs from 2000 to 2004. Harald Hungenberg has been an affiliated professor at the ENPC School of International Management, Paris, France, since 2002.
Professor Hungenberg’s research interests include a wide range of areas in business management, such as strategic innovation and organizational change, business diversification and growth, and the influence of capital market players (particularly rating agencies and analysts) on business strategy. In his research he collaborates closely with partners in industry in order to bring together management theory and practice.
Harald Hungenberg is a visiting lecturer at ESMT Berlin and a chaired professor of management at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg and an affiliated professor at the School of International Management at ENPC Paris. He is also the academic director of the Institute for Corporate Planning (IUP), a think tank supported by various leading German companies such as BASF, Robert Bosch, Deutsche Bank, SAP, Volkswagen, and others. Harald gained extensive experience while cooperating with companies and executives.
He works as a consultant and lecturer for strategy and planning, innovation, and change management. Further, he is a member of Duke University’s Global Learning Resource Network. The results of his research have been documented in more than 100 books and articles. Before arriving in Nuremberg, Harald had been head of the strategic management department of the Leipzig Graduate School of Management for four years. He also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. for several years. He studied business administration at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.