Mr. Knoblich studied from 1952 to 1956 Economic Siences at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg and accomplished with the degree of Diplom-Kaufmann. His doctoral thesis, he finished in 1961, is dealing with "The world copper market". Following he habilitated in 1968 at the faculty Business Administration with his Habilitation treatise "Business typology of goods". From 1970 to 1996 Mr. Knoblich was professor of the Chair of Business Administration at the University of Göttingen and Director of the Department of Marketing and Retailing. Besides Mr. Knoblich was the Chairman of the managing committee of the student union from 1974-1996. Since 01.04.1996 he is retired.