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Stefan Schmid heads the Chair of International Management and Strategic Management at ESCP Europe, Campus Berlin. He teaches International Management and Strategic Management in graduate programmes, post-graduate programmes and Ph.D. programmes. He is also actively involved in various executive education programmes.

Between 1988 and 1993, Stefan Schmid studied General Management and International Management at the University of Augsburg and at EAP in Paris, Oxford and Berlin (with a scholarship from the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”). In 1993, he became Research Assistant at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He received his Doctorate with “summa cum laude” for his doctoral thesis on “Cultural Diversity in the International Corporation”. From 1996 onwards, as an assistant professor, he worked on his Habilitation thesis and co-led the research project “Organization of Competence Centres” in cooperation with the Volkswagen Foundation. In 2002, Stefan Schmid received his Habilitation degree and became Chair of the Department of International Management and Strategic Management at ESCP Europe in Berlin. From 2003 to 2011 he was Director of Studies for the Master in European Business programme at the ESCP Europe campus in Berlin. In 2006, he was appointed Academic Dean of this programme for all five ESCP Europe campuses – a position he fulfilled until 2010. Between 2012 and 2018 he was Academic Dean Executive Education at the Berlin campus and between 2015 and 2018 he served as the Academic Dean for the Executive MBA and the General Management Programme at ESCP Europe. From 2018 on he is responsible for the Executive MBA and the General Management Programme at the Berlin campus of ESCP Europe. 

Professor Schmid is a member of numerous academic associations and has strong links to the world of business. From 2008 to 2010, Stefan Schmid was Chairman of the International Management Division within the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB). Between 2012 and 2018 he served on the Board of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). He does intensive research in General Management, International Management and Strategic Management and has more than 100 publications. His book “International Management” (with M. Kutschker) is the best-selling German textbook in the field.

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Academic Articles

2020

LEHRER, M., S.SCHMID

Strategic Discipline: Inconspicuous Lessons from Germanic Mittelstand Firms

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS STRATEGY, Vol. 41, Issue 4, 3-9

Chapters

2020

LEHRER, M., S.SCHMID

La longévité multigénérationelle, la touche personelle et l'effet de la famille d'origine: une étude contextualisée de la société Hipp typique du Mittelstand allemand

In: La recherche en management international: continuité et ruptures, Goxe, F., Prime, N. and Viegas-Pieres, M. (Eds.) Vuibert, pp. 229-251

Academic Articles

2019

LEHRER, M., S.SCHMID

Family Firms Taking Surprising Risks: Building Success on Conservative Values

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS STRATEGY, Vol. 40, Issue 5, 21-27

Conference Presentations

2019

SCHMID, S

Do We Still Find Some Evidence of Americanization in European Firms?

University of Vaasa

Working Papers

2019

SCHMID, S., S.BALDERMANN

Entering New Markets and Diversifying Business: The Role of Amazon's Acquisitions in International Growth and Development

ESCP Europe Working Paper, No. 69, 60 p.

Working Papers

2019

SCHMID, S., F.ROEDDER

Takata: International Configuration and Coordination of a Japanese Automotive Supplier

ESCP Europe Working Paper, No. 70, 51 p.

Academic Articles

2018

SCHMID, S., F.ALTFELD, T.DAUTH

Americanization as a Driver of CEO Pay in Europe: The Moderating Role of CEO Power

JOURNAL OF WORLD BUSINESS, Vol. 53, Issue 4, 433-451

Academic Articles

2018

SCHMID, S., F.ALTFELD, T.DAUTH

Neuberufungen von DAX-30-Vorständen und -Aufsichtsräten: Wie reagiert der Aktienmarkt auf den Doktortitel von Topmanagern?

CORPORATE FINANCE BIZ, 09-10, 276-282

Academic Articles

2018

SCHMID, S., F.ALTFELD

International Work Experience and Compensation: Is More Always Better for CFOs?

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, Vol. 36., Issue 4, 530-543

Books

2018

SCHMID, S.

Internationalization of Business: Cases on Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Springer International Publishing