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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

2021

LEHRER, M., S. SCHMID

Keeping it personal while growing the business: the German Mittelstand approach

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS STRATEGY, in press

Academic Articles

2021

SCHMID, S., F. ROEDDER

Gaijin invasion? A resource dependence perspective on foreign ownership and foreign directors

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW

Academic Articles

2021

SCHMID, S., S. BALDERMANN

CEOs' International Work Experience and Compensation

MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, Vol. 61, Issue 3, 313-364

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

Academic Articles

2020

SCHMID, S., S. MITTERREITER

International Top Managers on Corporate Boards: Dissimilarity and Tenure

MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL REVIEW, Vol. 60, Issue 5, 787-825

Academic Articles

2020

SCHMID, S., S. MITTERREITER

Understanding Top Managers' Careers: How does Career Variety Impact Tenure on the Board?

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, in press

Chapters

2020

LEHRER, M., S. SCHMID

Personalizing Perceptions of the Mittelstand Business

In: Firms, Institutions, and the State in East Asia. A Festschrift in Honour of Werner Pascha, Storz, C. and Taube, M. (Eds.) Metropolis, pp. 19-34

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?

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