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business administration educator

Hartmut Karl Heinrich Kreikebaum, Business administration educator. Recipient fellowship German National Scholarship foundation, Bad Goesberg, 1954-1959, Research grant German Research Foundation, Bad Godesberg, 1968-1969, 75-78, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bad Goesberg, 1994-1996.


Kreikebaum, Hartmut Karl Heinrich was born on February 1, 1934 in Werdohl, Westphalia, Germany. Son of Karl Heinrich and Elfriede Johanna (Flender) Kreikebaum.


Diploma in Economics, University Cologne, Germany, 1958. Diploma in Business Administration, University Cologne, Germany, 1959. Doctor rer. policy, University Cologne, Germany, 1960.

Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1962.


Research assistant University Cologne, Germany, 1958-1959. Staff member German National Scholarship Foundation, Bad Godesberg, Germany, 1959-1961. Assistant University Mayence, Germany, 1962-1964.

Internal auditor Boehringer Ingelheim, 1965-1967. Professor business administration Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, 1971-1992. Professor international management European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, since 1993.

Director Institute Business Administration, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, 1976-1978, dean faculty of economics and business administration, 1979-1982. Board directors Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction to Organization Theory, 1975, The Flexibility of the Organization Structure, 1975, Return to Future, 1988, Strategic Planning, 5th edition, 1993, Environmentally Oriented Production, 1992, Success in Business Through Environmental Protection, 1994, Foundations of Business Ethics, 1996. Co-author: (with W. Suffel), The Process of Developing a Strategic Planning System, 1981, (with F. Becker) Temporary Work, second edition, 1982, (with K.-J. Herbert) Humanization of Work, 1988, Work Design and Works Constitution, 1990, (with R. Jahnke and Th. John) Personnel Consultancy Within the European Market, 1994.

      Editor: Integrated Environmental Protection, 3rd edition, 1992, Ecological Management in Middle and East European Companies, 1996, Foundations of Corporate Ethics, 1996, Organization Management in International Companies, 1998, others. Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals.


Deputy World Alliance of Young Men’s Christian Association. Lector Protestant Church of Hessen-Nassau, Darmstadt. Member Goethe-Institute Advisory Board, München.

Member Business Ethics Network Europe, International Industrial Relations Association, Harvard Club Rhein-Main.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gliding, sailing, volleyball, trout catching.


Married Ingeborg Sieglinde Schreiber, April 22, 1961. Children: Martina, Marcus.

Karl Heinrich Kreikebaum

Elfriede Johanna (Flender) Kreikebaum

Ingeborg Sieglinde Schreiber

Marcus Kreikebaum

Martina Kreikebaum