Prof. Dr. Stefan Güldenberg

Academic Advisor

Employment History

After working as a Research Fellow at the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as after his habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Prof. Dr. Güldenberg was Professor and Director of the Department of Human Resources & Organization at the University of Lahr (now Allensbach University).  In 2007 he was appointed to the Chair of International Management at the University of Liechtenstein.  In addition, he directed the Institute for Entrepreneurship there and was, besides other roles, a member of the university management and founding dean of the Graduate School.

Main Focuses

Prof. Dr. Güldenberg’s focus is on strategic management, leadership & organization (especially knowledge management and the future of work) as well as digital transformation (mainly sharing/platform economy).  He has successfully led many research and consulting projects on these topics.  Furthermore, he is the author of several relevant publications.  A close connection between science and practice is a special concern of Prof. Dr. Güldenberg.

Educational & Academic Background

Prof. Dr. Güldenberg studied business mathematics at the University of Ulm.  He wrote his diploma thesis there on the subject of ‘Management consulting in Service of Successful Leadership’.  Furthermore, he dealt with knowledge management and controlling in learning organizations in the context of his doctorate and habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Prof. Dr. Güldenberg is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Knowledge Management, acts as a reviewer for various scientific journals,  and belongs to the following academic societies:

Core Functional Expertise

March 2021

‘Best Management Consultants 2021’: T. K. Hamann among the top 3 consultancies for sales, after sales, and CRM

The 2021 ranking ‘Beste Unternehmensberater [Best Management Consultants]’ by the German business magazine brand eins and the business data portal Statista has just been published.


T. K. Hamann takes a top position in this with a shared second place in the field of ‘Sales, After Sales, CRM’.  In addition, we are honored for the sector ‘Auto & Suppliers’ and the functional area ‘Strategy Development’.


We are grateful to all our clients, the entire team, and business partners who have worked with us since our founding in late 2016.  Together, we will continue to consequently pursue quality leadership in our disciplines.

For this year’s ranking, 2,334 colleagues determined the best management consultancies according to their perception by industry and functional practice area.  Subsequently, assessments were obtained from the clients.  For this purpose, 1,100 senior executives were provided with a list of the recommended consultancies for each industry and work area clients via online survey; another 234 senior executives (Head of Strategy, Head of Business Development, etc.) from DAX, M-DAX, S-DAX and Tec-DAX companies were specifically invited to participate in the survey.