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Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Delfmann


Research interests

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Networks and Alliances
  • Logistics Service Providers
  • Aviation Management
  • Trade Fair Management

Selected publications

  • Lange, Anne,  Werner Delfmann (2016),  „Network concentration indices for less than-truckload transportation“, Transportation, 1-23.
  • Brekalo, L., Albers, S., Delfmann, W., Logistics Alliance Management Capabilities: Where are they? In: International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 43(7) 2013
  • Delfmann, W., Jaekel, F., The Cloud – Logistics for the Future? In: Coordinated Autonomous Systems. Wissenschaft und Praxis im Dialog. 6th International Symposium on Logistics, Hamburg 2012, 5 – 26
  • Delfmann, W., Wimmer, Th. 2012, eds. Coordinated autonomous systems.
  • Wissenschaft und Praxis im Dialog. 6th International Symposium on Logistics. Hamburg
  • Delfmann, W., Dangelmaier, W., Günthner, W., Klaus P., Overmeyer, L, Rothengatter, W., Weber, J., Zentes, J.. 2010. Towards a science of logistics: cornerstones of a framework of understanding of logistics as an academic discipline. Logistics Research 2(2): 57-63
  • de Koster, René; Delfmann, Werner. 2008 ed. Recent Developments in Supply Chain Management. Helsinki School of Economics Press: Helsinki
  • Delfmann, Werner; Baum, Herbert; Auerbach, Stefan; Albers, Sascha. 2005 ed. Strategic Management in the Aviation Industry. Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag, Ashgate: Köln, Aldershot. 65-96.

You can find further publications here.


2010Vize-Dean for International Relationships
2009Honorary Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Since 2008Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, German Logistics Association
2007-2009Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
2006-2007Visiting professor at the University of Sydney
2005Visiting professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver
2004Honorary Doctorate (Dr. h. c.) Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
1999-2003Chairman, Community of European Management Schools (CEMS)
2002Visiting professor at the National University of Singapore
1999-2001Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
1999Co-Director, Institute of Trade Fair Management, University of Cologne
1997 Temporary Professor, EU-ASEAN Chair of Management, Brunei Darussalam
1992 Visiting professor at the University of Vienna
1988Full Professor of Business Administration and director, Department of Business Policy and Logistics, University of Cologne
1985Assoc. Prof. for Business Administration, Chair of Production and Marketing, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
1982Habilitation for “Business Administration”, University of Muenster
1976Dr. rer. pol., University of Muenster
1974MSc in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.), University of Muenster