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R&D Annual Report 2017 shows excellence in research at ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin has recently issued its R&D Annual Report 2017, demonstrating the high-quality research output of the international business school.

Members of the ESMT faculty published 19 peer-reviewed articles, seven of which appeared in the most influential A/A+ journals such as Academy of Management Journal, American Economic Review, Management Science, and Organization Science.

In 2017, ESMT faculty welcomed Henry Sauermann as an associate professor of strategy. Formerly of the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he is the first holder of the POK Pühringer PS Chair in Entrepreneurship.

ESMT founded the Hidden Champions Institute (HCI), the first of its kind. The institute promotes practical research, executive education, and discourse around topics of importance to hidden champions.

Helping to stimulate intellectual exchange, ESMT held six conferences and 28 research seminars, at which scholars from ESMT and other universities presented their research. The school also hosted 10 open lectures with opinion leaders from both academia and industry. ESMT’s centers and institutes organized 29 additional events.

For the complete R&D Annual Report 2017, please visit:


About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, online, and in online blended format. Focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, its diverse faculty publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. Additionally, the international business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher education, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA, and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all its activities and communities.