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Prof Jens Mueller MNZM, PhD, MSAM, LLM, JurDr, MBA, MRSNZ

Professor of Management Practice

School of Management

With more than three decades' experience as chair/CEO/corporate leader of large multi-national firms, Professor of Management Practice Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM combines his academic research with an active consulting practice. He has worked with corporate leaders in more than 15 countries and firms such as DeLaval, Wal-Mart, Coca Cola, HSBC, Unilever and KPMG.

In New Zealand, Jens contributes to many organisations to help create effective performance strategies and good governance models. They include Fulton Hogan, Office Products Depot, Telecom, Harcourts, Kindercare, District Health Boards, Mitre 10, Fonterra, Ministry of Health, and many others. Jens has extensive corporate governance experience, including a 9+ year term as Cabinet-appointed Director at the $1 Billion PHARMAC Crown Entity, in New Zealand and overseas and is a temporary advisor to the World Health Organziation's Western Pacific division. 

Jens sees many firms that have successfully made the transition from a local New Zealand performance level, to become world class actors. Given the small national market, this requires an open mind to learn from the best firms overseas and to not shy away from world markets, where many New Zealand firms are outstanding performers. This ongoing relationship with business enables him to bring current knowledge about sustainable entrepreneurship, strategic management and good governance to Waikato Management School and its executive clients.

In addition to teaching at Massey Business School, Jens has taught MBA-level students in Bogota, Adelaide, Singapore, Cambodia, China, the US, and Europe, and presents governance material to Institute of Directors' clients. This gives him ample and excellent opportunity to share experiences and to benchmark his teaching to a worldwide high standard. He’s an advocate of relevant action-learning, always encouraging students to make challenging managerial decisions. Jens also holds an appointment as Professor of Management Practice at the Shantou University Business School in Guangdong/China and has been an Instructor at Northern Illinois University's College of Business.MBA/Executive MBA since 1987, where he was voted 'Professor of the Year' a record 4 times.

As one of the few double-doctorate staff at the University, Jens holds a PhD in Governance from the University of Canterbury, a doctorate in Law from California, an MBA from Illinois, a Masters in Advanced Management from Peter Drucker's Claremont University, and an LLM in International Taxation from California.

He has founded and operated a number of multi-national high technology businesses in Europe, the US and New Zealand and has successfully turned around businesses to be market leaders before on-selling to US Fortune 100 firms.

He is the editor of three refereed international academic journals and regularly writes in academic and mainstream industry and lay publications, including the New Zealand Herald, EMA News and Management magazine. Some of his six books on strategy, governance, leadership and business ethics are standard reading material for Company Directors, Strategists and students.

Jens was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for meritorious and outstanding services to the people of New Zealand in business and education.

Jens is a Licensed Immigration Adviser in NZ.

With more than three decades' experience as chair/CEO/corporate leader of large multi-national firms, Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM combines his academic research with extensive practice history. 

Jens has extensive corporate governance experience, including a 9+ year term as Director at the $1 Billion PHARMAC Crown Entity, in New Zealand and overseas and is a temporary advisor to the World Health Organziation's Western Pacific division.

Jens has been an Instructor at Northern Illinois University's College of Business.MBA/Executive MBA from 1987 until 2019 and a Professor at Shantou University, Guangdong, China.

Jens is a Licensed Immigration Adviser in NZ.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Canterbury (2014)
  • Master of Science in Advanced Management - Claremont Graduate University (1998)
  • Masters of Law in Tax - Golden Gate University (1997)
  • Juris Doctor - Western State University College of Law (1995)
  • Masters of Business Administration - Northern Illinois University (1989)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, New Zealand Order of Merit (Member) (2015)
  • Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (Other) (2015)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Lic Immigration Adviser, Immigration Adviser Authority of NZ

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Knowledge Management

Global Strategies

Business & Commercial Law

Governance

Leadership

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Law And Legal Studies (180000): Other Law and Legal Studies (189900)

Keywords

Governance

Global Strategies

Business/Corporate Law

Leadership

Knowledge Management

Entrepreneurship

Research Outputs

Journal

Rossi, M., Festa, G., Devalle, A., & Mueller, J. (2020). When Corporations Get Disruptive, the Disruptive Get Corporate: Financing Disruptive Technologies Through Corporate Venture Capital. Journal of Business Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Serino, L., Papa, A., Campanella, F., & Mueller, J. (2019). Credit Access and Performance of Italian Firms: How relevant is Gender?. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Vicentini, F., Peruffo, E., Meissner, D., & Mueller, J. (2019). Unpacking Entrepreneurial Intensity and Individual Ambidexterity in Small Project-Based Enterprises: A New Perspective for the TV Drama Industry. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Caputo, F., Pellicelli, AC., & Mueller, J. (2019). Over the mask of innovation management in the world of Big DataCaputo. Journal of Business Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Xi, CL., Lee, DPW., & Mueller, J. (2018). The influence of Multi-dimensional Compatibilities on customer attribution in Corporate Social Responsibility practice. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Ferraris, A., Monge, F., Cardinale, S., & Mueller, J. (2018). Ambidextrous IT capabilities and business process performance: An empirical analysis. Business Process Management Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Saviano, M., Caputo, F., Mueller, J., & Belyaeva, Z. (2018). Competing through consonance: a stakeholder engagement view of corporate relational environment. Sinergi Inalian Journal of Management. 36(105)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Ferreira, J., Mueller, J., & Papa, A. (2018). Strategic knowledge management: theory, practice and future challenges. Journal of Knowledge Management.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Papa, A., Dezi, L., Gregori, JL., Mueller, J., & Miglietta, N. (2018). Improving innovation performance through knowledge acquisition: the moderating role of employee retention and human resource management practices. Journal of Knowledge Management.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Mueller, J., Metallo, C., Agrifoglio, R., & Schiavone, F. (2018). Understanding Business Model in Internet of Things Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 136, 298-306
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.
Mueller, J. (2007). "When doing good is just the start to being good": a possible tool to improve the organizational effectiveness of non-profit health care organizations.. J Hosp Mark Public Relations. 17(2), 45-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Mueller, J.

Conference

Dennis, LPW., Estelle, ZS., & Mueller, J.Dancing with little dragons: matching potential hires' aspirations with expectations of businesses. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (FEBM 2017). (pp. 357 - 364). 2352-5428.
[Conference]Authored by: Mueller, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2010 - current - PHARMAC Phamaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand
    Company Director, former Chair of the Audit and Forecasting Committee

Languages

  • German
    Last used: Now
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

I mainly teach papers in the Massey MBA programs, with a focus on Governance, Entrepreneurship/Innovation, and Global Strategies.

Courses Coordinated

Media and Links

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