Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff, born in 1975, is the Professor of Business Administration and Chair of Management and Control at the Georg August University of Göttingen since 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he held a professorship at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He turned down calls to the Philipps University of Marburg (2011) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) (2017).

His research interests lie at the interface between the design of corporate governance and the management of strategic transformation processes. Examples include digitalization and its impact on strategic planning processes or the CFO organization as a whole. He also conducts research on various issues relating to the design of sustainable corporate governance structures. The common basis of his research activities is their empirical orientation with the aim of deriving evidence-based statements for research and practice.

Michael Wolff is the author of numerous research and practice-oriented publications. His research has appeared in Business Ethics Journal, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Management Accounting Research, and Strategic Management Journal. His work is also regularly covered by the media, among others in the Handelsblatt, Börsenzeitung, FAZ, Financial Times, Süddeutsche, ARD or ZDF.

He has extensive teaching experience in his research area. He has taught in various bachelor, master, MBA, and doctoral programs, e.g. at Bucerius Law School, HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the University of Leipzig. In 2020, Michael Wolff received the inaugural teaching award of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen. Michael Wolff is also involved as a lecturer in practical trainings and seminars (e.g. in the Handelsblatt Executive Program for board members or for the Autouni of Volkswagen AG).

Michael Wolff has been Vice Chairman of the Association of University Teachers of Business University Teachers of Business Administration e.V. (VHB). At the Hans Böckler Foundation, he is a member of the scientific advisory board and the Governance & Stewardship Commission of the DFVA. From 2021 to 2023 he was an elected member of the Senate of the Georg-August-University. In addition, Michael Wolff has been the representative for alumni relations and fundraising of the Faculty of Economics.

Michael Wolff gained practical experience, among other things, through his work as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and as the founder of two companies. He regularly carries out transfer-oriented projects with domestic and foreign companies, for example in the past with B.Braun, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Infineon, Siemens, Siemens Energy or Volkswagen.