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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.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business & Commercial Law
Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture
Field of research codes
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Law And Legal Studies (180000): Other Law and Legal Studies (189900)
I mainly teach papers in the Massey MBA programs, with a focus on Governance, Entrepreneurship/Innovation, and Global Strategies.