About Prof. Dr. David Wagner

I am currently Professor of International Business / Digital Business and the Academic Director of the Doctor in Business Administration at Munich Business School. Furthermore, I am Associate Director at the MUUUH! Group and serve as Head of Research at the German Association for Community Management (BVCM).

I have previously worked in the field of international trade promotion, at various technology companies, and as a consultant for digital business. Over the past 15 years, I have lived and worked in Latin America, North America, and the UK. I settled in Munich in 2016.

I am curious about how digital technologies are changing organizations and which strategies and/or capabilities they develop to cope with these changes. I am also interested in how value and innovation is created through digital technologies. I have an extensive track record in the field of social media and online communities. I am doing teaching, research, and consulting on these topics.

I have presented my work at major academic conferences, such as the annual meetings of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management, and leading industry events, such as IBM Connect (see Speaking). It has been published in academic journals, such as the Journal of Business Strategy and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management, as well as in practitioner outlets, such as Ideen- und Innovationsmanagement or personal manager (see Publications). My work is also frequently featured in popular media, such as WELT, HORIZONT, w&v, among others (see In the news).

I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management and Economics from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Management Psychology from University of Nottingham, UK. I graduated with a PhD in Management (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Doctoral Program in ‘Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships’, run by the European University Viadrina and the German Graduate School of Management and Law. Following my PhD, I was a Visiting Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with Samer Faraj’s Research Group on Complex Collaboration – a true privilege!

When I’m not in the office, I really enjoy taking walks along the Isar river with my wife and my son. If time permits, we also go for hikes in the Alps. I love playing beach volleyball, but rarely get time to practice.

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