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Honorary Professor Dr. Ulrich Pidun

Ulrich Pidun
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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pidun

Sekretariat H 92

Straße des 17. Juni 135

D-10623 Berlin

 

eMail: N.N.

Academic Background

Ulrich Pidun studied chemistry and mathematics at the Philipps University of Marburg and at Imperial College London and received his doctorate in 1997 at the Philipps University of Marburg in the field of theoretical chemistry (summa cum laude). In 2000, he received the Master of Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau (awarded the Henry Ford II Prize for Best Graduate). After teaching assignments in Strategic Management at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), RWTH Aachen University and TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Ulrich Pidun was appointed Honorary Professor of Business Strategy at TU Berlin in 2015.

Teaching Experience

Since 2013: Lecturer at the TU Berlin

  • Instrumente des strategischen Managements und praktische Anwendungen
  • Corporate Control Issues
  • Competitive Strategies in Commodity Oligopolies
  • Auszeichnung für die beste Lehrveranstaltung im Jahr 2014

 

2011-2015: Visiting professor at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

  • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Competitive Strategies and Game Theory
  • Strategic Challenges for the Energy and Resource Industry

 

2008-2014: Lecturer in the eMBA program of RWTH Aachen University

  • Value Management and Corporate Steering

 

2006-2010: Lecturer at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)

  • Value-oriented Instruments for Strategic Management
  • Competitive Strategies in Commodity Oligopolies

 

Since 2005: More than 50 guest lectures at German and international universities

  • Corporate Portfolio Management
  • Value Management and Sustainability
  • Risk Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Governance and Organization

Professional Experience in Business

Since 1997: The Boston Consulting Group, Director

Areas of responsibility

  • Global Topic Leader for Corporate Strategy
  • European Topic Leader for Family Business

Focus of the project work

  • Group-level strategy development
  • Growth strategies and entrepreneurship
  • Corporate portfolio management
  • Strategic planning process
  • Value and risk management
  • IPO, M&A and divestitures

 

1998-2002: 4SC AG, board member

Publications

Articles in double-blind reviewed Journals

U. Pidun, A. Richter, M. Schommer and A. Karna: "A new playbook for diversified companies", MIT Sloan Management Review Winter 2019, 56-62

M. Strauch, U. Pidun and D. zu Knyphausen-Aufseß: "Process matters – How strategic decision-making process characteristics impact capital allocation efficiency", Long Range Planning 2018, online since 25 April 2018

J.P. Haug, U. Pidun and D. zu Knyphausen-Aufseß: "Cui bono? An empirical investigation into risk benefits of corporate diversification", Strategic Organization 2018, 16(4), 429-450

P. Hildebrandt, J. Oehmichen, U. Pidun and M. Wolff: "Multiple recipes for success – A configurational examination of business portfolio restructurings”, European Management Journal 2018, 36(3), 381-391

C. Thywissen, U. Pidun and D. zu Knyphausen-Aufseß: "Process matters – The relevance of the decision making process for divestiture outcomes", Long Range Planning 2018, 51(2), 267-284

C. Thywissen, U. Pidun and D. zu Knyphausen-Aufseß: "Divesting on time: How decision-making processes influence divestiture outcomes", Working Paper 2017, available at SSRN:  ssrn.com/abstract=2961827

U. Pidun: "Comments on 'How to ensure that headquarters add value'", Long Range Planning 2017, 50, 20-21

S. Schönhaar, M. Nippa und U. Pidun: "From patchwork to theory development: Mapping and advancing research about business portfolio restructuring", Management Review Quarterly 2014, 64(3), 157-200

S. Schönhaar, U. Pidun und M. Nippa: "Transforming the business portfolio: How multinationals reinvent themselves", Journal of Business Strategy 2014, 35(3), 4-17

R. Untiedt, M. Nippa und U. Pidun: "Application matters: How different corporate portfolio manage­ment practices impact firm performance", Int. J. Business Performance Management 2013, 14(2), 197-220

R. Untiedt und U. Pidun: "Corporate portfolio management applications: role of firm characteristics and impact on corporate processes", Int. J. Applied Management Science, 2013, 5(1), 1-21

R. Untiedt, M. Nippa und U. Pidun: “Corporate portfolio analysis tools revisited: Assessing causes that may explain their scholarly disdain", Int. J. Management Reviews, 2012, 14(3), 263-279

M. Kruehler, U. Pidun und H. Rubner: "How to assess the corporate parenting strategy? A conceptual answer", Journal of Business Strategy, 2012, 33(4), 4-17

M. Nippa, U. Pidun und H. Rubner: “Corporate portfolio management: Appraising four decades of academic research", Academy of Management Perspectives Nov 2011, 50-66

M. Kruehler und U. Pidun: "Parenting approaches in corporate strategy: An exploratory study on the impact of portfolio structure and culture", Schmalenbach Business Review, 2011, 3, 69-91

U. Pidun, H. Rubner, M. Kruehler, R. Untiedt und M. Nippa: “Corporate portfolio management: Theory and practice“, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 2011, 23(1), 63-76

U. Pidun und M.Wolff: “Value management in weakly growing industries“, Corporate Ownership and Control 2007, 1(5), 31-37


Book chapters, case studies and reports

U. Pidun und M. Kruehler: “Risk-return management of the corporate portfolio”, in The Strategic CFO: Creating Value in a Dynamic Market Environment (eds. M. Fabich, L. Firnkorn, U. Hommel, E. Schellenberg), Springer 2011

U. Pidun und H. Rubner: "Entwicklung einer langfristigen Portfoliostrategie für die Deutsche Strom AG (Case Study zur Portfolioanalyse)", in Einführung in das Controlling (J. Weber, U. Schäffer, C. Binder), Schäffer-Poeschel 2011

U. Pidun: “Value-based management of the innovation portfolio”, in Innovation and International Corporate Growth (eds. A. Gerybadze, U. Hommel, H.W. Reiners, D. Thomaschewski), Springer 2010

S. Stange, U. Pidun, J. Kotzen und A. Roos: "Taking a portfolio approach to growth investments", BCG White Paper 2014

F. Roghé, U. Pidun, S. Stange und M. Kruehler: "Designing the corporate center: How to turn strategy into structure", BCG Report 2013

F. Plaschke, M. Rodt, U. Pidun und F. Günther: "The art of risk management", BCG Report 2013

M. Kruehler, U. Pidun und H. Rubner: "First, do no harm: How to be a good corporate parent", BCG Report 2012

P. Beckmann, D. Heuskel, U. Pidun, H. Rubner, C. Rudolph und B. Schwetzler: "The power of diversified companies during crises", BCG Report 2012

U. Pidun und D. Stelter: "Making your company inflation ready", BCG White Paper 2011

U. Pidun, D. Stelter und K. van Dyken: "Why companies should prepare for inflation", BCG White Paper 2010

D. Stelter und U. Pidun: “Return on Identity“, BCG White Paper 2006

U. Pidun und Y. Willers: “Feinchemie: Ende der Goldgräberstimmung“, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2003, 51, 836-839

Conference Contributions

P. Hildebrandt, J. Oehmichen, U. Pidun und M. Wolff: "Multiple recipes for success – A configurational examination of business portfolio restructurings", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Denver 2015

P. Hildebrandt, J. Oehmichen, U. Pidun und M. Wolff: "Business portfolio restructuring from an industry environment perspective", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Madrid 2014

S. Schönhaar, M. Nippa und U. Pidun: "Patterns of successfully managed corporate portfolio restructuring", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Atlanta 2013

J. Oehmichen, U. Pidun und M. Wolff: "The role of CSOs along the strategy process – how their presence affects the application of strategic instruments", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Atlanta 2013

J. Haug und U. Pidun: "Diversification and competitive advantage: A risk-based explanation", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando 2013

S. Schönhaar, M. Nippa und U. Pidun: "How do firms transform their business portfolios? An explorative analysis of transformation processes of multi-business firms", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Prague 2012

M. Kruehler, M. Nippa, U. Pidun und H. Rubner: "Parenting strategies and valuation performance: A global empirical analysis", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Miami 2011

R. Untiedt und U. Pidun: "Corporate portfolio management applications: Role of firm attributes and impact on corporate processes", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio 2011

M. Kruehler und U. Pidun: "Parenting strategies of corporate headquarters", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio 2011

U. Pidun, D. Heuskel und P. Beckmann: "Panel discussion: Capital market valuation and corporate value creation strategies – How to specify success factors of premium conglomerates", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Rome 2010

U. Pidun und M. Kruehler: "The case for parenting advantage: An analysis of its impact on theory and practice", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal 2010

M. Nippa, U. Pidun und R. Untiedt: "Corporate portfolio management revisited: Disclosing and assessing its scholarly disdain", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal 2010

U. Pidun, D. Heuskel, H. Rubner und M. Nippa: "Panel discussion: The future of corporate portfolio management – How to advance a successful strategic instrument", Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Washington 2009

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