Professor of Leadership and Organization
Ludwig-Maximilians- University Munich


  • Organizational transformation to ensure strategy execution
  • Creating high performance teams
  • Capturing the ingenuity of people to ensure innovation
  • Developing values-based authentic leaders

Martin Högl holds an MBA from the Washington State University, a Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a “Habilitation” from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Martin is Head of the Institute for Leadership and Organization at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Before joining LMU Munich, Martin served on the faculties of Washington State University (USA), Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar, Germany). Moreover, he held visiting professorships at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern Univ., USA), at the National Sun Yat-Sen University (Taiwan) and at Curtin University (Perth, Australia), and has given guest lectures at various international universities.

Martin is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Center for Responsible Leadership at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and has extensive experience in working with executive audiences at various levels of seniority in Europe, North America, and Asia. He conducted research projects with major firms in the US and Europe and his work focuses on some of the key areas of leadership. These include organizational transformation to ensure strategy execution (incl. change management and leveraging an organization’s culture), creating high performance teams (incl. global virtual teams), capturing the ingenuity of people to ensure innovation (incl. management of R&D personnel, resource-constrained innovation, creative cognition, and innovator resilience), and developing values-based authentic leaders.

Martin has published in leading international journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Decision Sciences, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Research Policy, and others.

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