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Striving for excellence.

Prof. Linus Dahlander, Director of Research

One of the key research elements of the school is the connection of the business perspective with an overall economic perspective. Research conducted at ESMT aims at having a significant impact at the highest academic levels, generating new knowledge, and boosting sustainable growth.

ESMT's research findings aspire to enlighten the judgment of business leaders and policy makers, thereby improving human societies and organizations. The research output from ESMT's faculty is published in international academic journals, which are first-class in their respective fields. These research findings also provide cutting-edge and profound insights for the business community as well as the classroom through managerial publications and case studies.

Research staff

Researchers and our research staff play an integral role at ESMT Berlin.


Research associates

*denotes postdoctoral.

Research assistants

  • Benjamin Große-Rüschkamp (ESMT PhD Fellow and FRA)
  • Zainab Mohamed (for Prof. Schweinsberg)
  • Leronardo Quero (Lab Manager and FRA)
  • Zhou Ren (for Prof. Baquero)
  • Marrit Teirlinck (for Prof. Jayaraman, DFG: Collaborative Research Center TRR 190: Rationality and Competition)

The faculty research assistant (FRA) role is that of an "ad hoc" research assistant available to the faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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