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Professor Stefan Minner, new Editor-in-Chief of Business Research as of 2015

The current Editor-in Chief, Professor Sönke Albers (KLU Hamburg), who initiated Business Research as the flagship journal of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), will be stepping down at the end of 2014. As the journal’s first editor-inchief, Sönke Albers raised the journal to its current status in the scientific community. He also successfully managed the journal’s transition to “Editorial Manager”, a journal platform operated by Springer-Verlag. The VHB Board and members all thank Sönke Albers for his dedicated and outstanding work on behalf of our association.


The VHB board has now appointed Professor Stefan Minner (TU München) as his successor from 2015. Stefan Minner served as Editor-in-Chief of the renowned academic journal OR Spectrum from 2008 to 2013. He joined Business Research as Department Editor for Operations and Information Systems in 2014. The VHB Board is delighted to welcome Stefan Minner as an outstanding and experienced colleague who will continue to cement Business Research’s position as an outstanding scientific journal in the international field of business.


SHORT CV Stefan Minner

Stefan Minner is a Full Professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München. He studied Business Administration at the University of Bielefeld and received his doctoral degree from the University of Magdeburg. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary and held positions at the Universities of Paderborn, Mannheim, and Vienna. His primary research interests are logistics network design under uncertainty, supply chain coordination, transportation optimization and inventory management. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of OR Spectrum, is Associate Editor of Business Research and Logistics Research and a member of several editorial boards. Stefan Minner is the president of the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR), board member of the Society for Transportation and Logistics (GVB), a member of the advisory board of the German Logistics association (BVL), and a member the Research Committee of the European Logistics Association (ELA).


BuR - Business Research changes to Springer Open

BuR – Business Research will be published by Springer from January 20, 2014. All Submission from this time onwards have to be done via their platform “Editorial Manager”. Please use the follow Link to get to the new website:


New Issue Online

The VHB is pleased to announce the second issue of the sixth volume of BuR - Business Research, an academic, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal on business research.

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