Urs Mueller

Lecturer and Head of the Practice Group Consumer Goods and Retail, ESMT Berlin at ESMT

Biography

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Urs' focus in research and teaching is in the domain of Business ethics. Sometimes he also moves into the areas of Strategy and Change Management. He truly enjoys the opportunity and privilege to regularly discuss with executives the dilemmas that they really face in their daily life.

Urs joined ESMT Berlin in September 2005 where he currently is a lecturer and serves as the head of the practice group "Consumer Goods and Retail".

After his studies of Philosophy, German Literature and Art History at the University of Goettingen (Germany) and at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), Urs taught at the University of Goettingen, at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U.S.A.).

During and after working on his PhD at theUniversity of Goettingen, Urs worked as management consultant for A.T. Kearney. Where he served different international clients.

Urs directs and teaches in various different open and customized executive education programs for customers such as Axel Springer, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bank, EnBW, Google, Johnson&Johnson, Lufthansa, McDonald's, and METRO and Symrise. In addition to that he teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs of ESMT and at the Porto Business School (Portugal).

Urs is a best-selling and award winning case author and serves as visiting tutor on writing and teaching with case studies for "The Case Centre".

His work has been featured or quoted in several leading German and international media such as Al Jazeera, BBC, Bild, Deutsche Welle, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Times, or The Wall Street Journal.

Education

Dr. phil. (University of Goettingen)

Research

Business ethics; CSR

Teaching

Business ethics; CSR; Strategy; Change management; Intercultural management

Expertise

Topics

business ethics, business strategy, case study method, change management, consumer goods, corporate responsibility, corruption, ethics, intercultural management, multinational teams, pricing policy, retail sector, stakeholder engagement, stakeholder management, strategy, sustainability

Industries

consumer goods, media, retail

Languages

German, English

Teaching

2016 * EMBA: Business Ethics (Core) * MBA: Business Ethics (Core)

Presentations

Creative Ethics: Re-evaluating the role of creativity for ethical decision making in business 10/01/15: EBEN Research Conference 2015, EBEN European Business Ethics Network, Copenhagen, Denmark

“No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.” - Increasing a supplier’s CSR engagement in B2B supply chains without exerting explicit pressure and force * 08/01/15: Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference, Society for Business Ethics, Vancouver, Canada * 06/27/15: EBEN Annual Conference 2015, EBEN European Business Ethics Network, Istanbul, Turkey

In th enews

Las ciudades alemanas se debaten entre el amor y el odio por Uber y Airbnb 06/02/16, El Diario

Los pluses de la discordia en Volkswagen 04/17/16, El Español Comments about bonuses for departing Volkswagen management

Interview: Corruption scandal of German Football Association 03/04/16, Al Jazeera

Made in Germany 03/02/16, Deutsche Welle

Paying lip service to management ethics 03/02/16, MSN

Talk: Management ethics - nothing but lip service? 03/01/16, Deutsche Welle TV

Talk: Ethik im Management - mehr als schöne Worte? 03/01/16, Handelsblatt

German Supermarket Metro Finds Growth at Home * 01/21/16, ADVFN International * 01/21/16, Morningstar * 01/21/16, The Wall Street Journal

When promotions never come 10/14/15, Business Asiaone

Broken promises, workplace edition * 10/14/15, BBC * 10/12/15, BBC - Capital

Os casos de corrupcao ‘Abriram os olhos’ para a importancia da etica” 02/01/15, Executive Digest

Karrierewechsel mit Tücken: Wie schafft man die berufliche Veränderung? 12/30/14, Deutsche Welle

Career Change: How can you switch jobs successfully and avoid pitfalls? 12/30/14, Deutsche Welle

Wie viel Bonus ist gerecht? 04/01/14, Harvard Business Manager

Erstes Management-Programm der ESMT auf Arabischer Halbinsel erfolgreich abgeschlossen * 12/02/13, Informationsdienst Wissenschaft * 12/02/13, JuraForum * 12/02/13, Uni-Online

Albatha hosts executive education programme 12/01/13, Trade Arabia

Albatha Group strives to become one of the finest 'learning organisations' in the Middle East 11/30/13, Zawya

Für Tüftler 09/12/13, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Luck the key for Dortmund * 05/20/13, The Times * 05/20/13, The Times

What are the goals of a football club? 04/26/13, Financial Times

Die Dominanz der Harvard-Universität schwindet 03/08/13, Handelsblatt

BVB im Forscherblick 03/06/13, Ruhr Nachrichten

Für die Fans oder für die Aktionäre? 03/02/13, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

Minimal change can be best option: Why Berlin snack bar resisted change 04/30/12, Financial Times

Gastkommentar: Das gerechte Ende von Schlecker * 03/20/12, Fuldaer Zeitung * 03/20/12, Hünfelder Zeitung * 03/20/12, Kinzigtal Nachrichten

Authentizität lässt sich nicht kaufen 09/09/11, Employerbranding Blog

Publications

Articles Journal Article Forthcoming Exerting pressure or leveraging power? The extended chain of CSR enforcement in B2B supply chains Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Urs Müller, Johannes Habel, Marcel Stierl

Journal Article The Dirty Dozen: How unethical behaviour creeps into your organisation The European Business Review July/August: 37–41 Urs Müller, Ulf Schäfer (2016)

Journal Article Wie viel Bonus ist gerecht? [How much of a bonus is fair?] Harvard Business Manager 4: 86–90 Urs Müller (2014)

Journal Article Corruption by design? L'ArtiMarche's struggles in Russia Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection 2(1): 1–10 Urs Müller (2012)

Books Book Feldkontakte, Kulturtransfer, kulturelle Teilhabe: Winckelmanns Beitrag zur Etablierung des deutschen intellektuellen Felds durch den Transfer der Querelle des anciens et des modernes Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag Urs Müller (2005)

Book chapters Book Chapter Combining case teaching and case writing creatively In Case studies as a teaching tool in management education, ed. Dominika Latusek, 121–140. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. Urs Müller, Martin Kupp (2016)

Book Chapter Vodafone in Egypt: National crises and their implications for multinational corporations (Egypt) In International management: Managing across borders and cultures, text and cases, 9th ed. ed. Helen Deresky, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Urs Müller, Shirish Pandit (2016)

Book Chapter Minimal change can be best option: Why Berlin snack bar resisted change In Managing change, 6th ed. ed. Bernard Burnes, 301–302. Harlow: Pearson Education. Urs Müller, Veit Etzold (2014)

Case studies ESMT Case Study Corruption in Russia: IKEA's expansion to the East (A) ESMT Case Study Urs Müller (2016)

Case Corruption in Russia: IKEA's expansion to the East (B) Urs Müller (2016)

ESMT Case Study Corruption in Russia: IKEA's expansion to the East (C) ESMT Case Study Urs Müller (2016)

Case Corruption in Russia: IKEA's expansion to the East (D) Urs Müller (2016)

ESMT Case Study Dealing with low-cost competition in the airline industry (A): The case of Lufthansa ESMT Case Study Urs Müller, Francis Bidault (2015)

Case Dealing with low-cost competition in the airline industry (B): The foundation of Germanwings Urs Müller, Francis Bidault (2015)

Case Dealing with low-cost competition in the airline industry (C): Germanwings' repositioning Urs Müller, Francis Bidault (2015)

Case ESMT's pitch to EAD Systems (A) Urs Müller, Johannes Habel (2015)

Case ESMT's pitch to EAD Systems (B) Urs Müller, Johannes Habel (2015)

Case Deutsche Bahn AG: The heartless train conductor Ulf Schäfer, Urs Müller (2015)

Case Axel Springer and the quest for the boundaries of corporate responsibility (abridged) CB Bhattacharya, Anna Hofmann, Urs Müller (2015)

Case Vodafone in Egypt: National crises and their implications for multinational corporations (A) 2014 TCC Case Writing Award Hot topic, 2014 EFMD Case Writing Award Highly Commended Case Urs Müller, Shirish Pandit (2014)

Case Vodafone in Egypt: National crises and their implications for multinational corporations (B) 2014 TCC Case Writing Award Hot topic, 2014 EFMD Case Writing Award Highly Commended Case Urs Müller, Shirish Pandit (2014)

Case Axel Springer and the quest for the boundaries of corporate responsibility Anna Hofmann, Urs Müller, CB Bhattacharya (2014)

Case Defining the purpose for Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA 2013 ecch Case Writing Award Hot topic Urs Müller, Ulrich Linnhoff, Bernhard Pellens (2013)

Case Waltraud Ziervogel at Konnopke's Imbiss: Re-inventing a Berlin icon 2011 EFMD Case Writing Award Family business Urs Müller, Veit Etzold (2012)

Case Motors for Munchao Mark A. Young, Urs Müller (2011)

Case Norman Nicholls at Seattle Management Consulting Urs Müller (2011)

Case Anna Frisch at Aesch AG: Initiating lateral change 2014 TCC Case Writing Award Human resource management/Organizational behavior, 2016 TCC Case Writing Award Best-selling Case, 2014 TCC Case Writing Award Best-selling Case Urs Müller, Ulf Schäfer (2010)

Case Who's responsible for the drawbridge drama? Urs Müller, Ulf Schäfer (2010)

Case Do you really think we are so stupid? A letter to the CEO of Deutsche Telekom (A) 2013 ecch Case Writing Award Human resource management/organizational behavior, 2011 ecch Case Writing Award Best-selling Case Konstantin Korotov, Urs Müller, Ulf Schäfer (2009)

Case Do you really think we are so stupid? A letter to the CEO of Deutsche Telekom (B) Konstantin Korotov, Urs Müller, Ulf Schäfer (2009)

Case Do you really think we are so stupid? A letter to the CEO of Deutsche Telekom (C) Konstantin Korotov, Urs Müller, Ulf Schäfer (2009)

Other publications Other Unkraut oder Blumenwiese? Urs Müller (2014)

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