Markus Reihlen is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and Vice President for Graduate School, Scientific Qualification, and Teacher Training at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Graduate School Dean of Studies, and from 2012 until 2020, he was Vice President for Leuphana Graduate School, Young Academics and Entrepreneurship. 

After his studies of Business Administration at the Universities of Giessen, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Cologne, Professor Reihlen received his doctorate (1996) and post-doctorate qualification degree (Habilitation) (2007) at the University of Cologne. Before joining Leuphana University of Lüneburg, he held various visiting professor and guest researcher positions, including the University of St. Gallen, the University of Mannheim, the University of Technology Aachen, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Oxford, the Copenhagen Business School, and McGill University. He has received awards in research and teaching, including eight Best Paper Awards from the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Marketing, and the Gold Star Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin. 

Professor Reihlen is the author and co-editor of 10 books on innovation, process management, networks and alliances, internationalization of professional services, entrepreneurship in professional services, and university management. Together with Cristina Neesham and Dennis Schoeneborn, he edited the Handbook on the Philosophy of Management (over 1,000 p.). His academic work has been published in such journals as Accounting, Organization and Society, Journal of Management Studies, and Organizational Research Methods. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Professions and Organization and regularly reviews for several international journals.  

His research interests are in the field of corporate and digital entrepreneurship, strategic management, and organization theory, focusing notably on applications within professional organizations. Additionally, his expertise includes the philosophy of social sciences and qualitative research methodologies, particularly qualitative meta-studies.

Most significant journal publications:

  • Habersang, Stefanie; Reihlen, Markus (2024) Advancing Qualitative Meta-Studies (QMS): Current Practices and Reflective Guidelines for Synthesizing Qualitative Research, Organizational Research Methods (accepted for publication).
  • Reihlen, Markus; Schlapfner, Jan-Florian; Seeger, Monika; Trittin-Ulbrich, Hannah (2022) Strategic Venturing as Legitimacy Creation: The Case of Sustainability, Journal of Management Studies 59(2), 2022, 417-459.
  • Habersang, Stefanie; Küberling-Jost, Jill; Reihlen, Markus; Seckler, Christoph (2019) A Process View on Organizational Failure: A Qualitative Meta-Analysis, Journal of Management Studies, 56(1), 19-56.
  • Seckler, Christoph; Gronewold, Ulfert; Reihlen, Markus (2017) An Error Management Perspective on Audit Quality: Toward a multi-level model, Accounting, Organization and Society, 62, 21-42.
  • Ringberg, Torsten; Reihlen, Markus (2008) Towards a Socio-Cognitive Approach to Knowledge Transfer, Journal of Management Studies, 45(5), 912-935.

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