Diploma in business administration, University Nueremberg, Germany, 1981. Doctor Political Science, University Nueremberg, Germany, 1991. Diploma in sociology, University Bamberg, 1985.
From researcher to senior lecturer University Nüremberg, 1986-1996, senior lecturer, 1996-1999. Professor social science and business ethics International Graduate School, Zittau, Germany, 1999—2003, director Germany, since 2003.
Member Academy Management, European Business Ethics Network (executive committee 1994-1998, conference organizer, program director since 1995, chairman 1997-1998), German Network Business Ethics (executive committee 1996, chairman since 2001).
Married Ingrid Bauer, July 30, 1987. Children: Matthias, Britta.