Chair of Mobility, Trade & Logistics



When man in a remote valley in the south of France suddenly had the time to create works of art on cave walls in the Chauvet Cave 35,000 years ago, the spark of globalization jumped over. Planned action, economic activity based on the division of labour, and the willingness to trade overcame scarcity and created free time. A principle that still creates free time today, in which change, innovation and ideas are driven forward.

When free time is made possible, creative spaces are created. Mobility as the need to escape spatial monotony, trade as the necessity to obtain new things and logistics as a systematic tool to enable mobility and trade have been the drivers of a humane society ever since.

To look at mobility, trade and logistics from a purely business perspective is too one-dimensional and too normatively linked to the goals of companies. The chair is therefore fundamentally oriented towards economics. Macroeconomic dimensions and microeconomic subtleties are taken into account, addressed, researched and interpreted. If business administration moved towards microeconomic theory with the evolutionary theory of individual economics of institutions as the doctrine of entrepreneurial functions, the Chair of Mobility, Retailing and Logistics develops a new way of thinking that substantiates the economic explanation theories of business administration from an economic theory perspective.

In the same way, the Chair understands its mission to impart knowledge. Mathematical symbolism is to be replaced by the ability to explain observable facts in economic terms, to measure them empirically and thus to act entrepreneurially and generate economic benefits.
Our research is driven by the question of necessary, possible and impossible changes. Technological innovations open up completely new possibilities, production-related limitations are overcome. In contrast, climate change, dependence on scarce energy resources, and overloaded infrastructures in conurbations are leading to new limitations that must be solved in order to maintain sustainable, fair and safe mobility while meeting user requirements.

Distributed Ledger Technology offers a wide range of new possibilities that can be used in mobility, trade and logistics, unleashing undreamed-of efficiency potentials and arbitrage gains. Blockchain technology is considered the ultimate solution to realize decentralized governance structures and digital identities. A so-called web-of-trust scheme can create the basis for trustworthy transactions by presenting all (anonymous) transactions in a comprehensible way. This ensures transparent and efficient resource management, which also makes a significant contribution to increased cyber security.

In the automotive sector, the mega-topics of the future "electrification", "autonomous driving" and "sharing economy" dominate the discussion, which is fueled by many studies, scenarios and visions of the future. In order to link these topics efficiently, the topic of artificial intelligence plays a significant role in the research area of the Chair of Mobility, Retail and Logistics. Last but not least, space mobility and satellite communication (which is indispensable for autonomous driving in terms of communication, data transmission and networking) is moving to the center of current research and teaching activities.

Is mobility becoming more individual?
How is the role of the automobile changing against the background of emerging cooperative systems?
How can means of transport be networked and what does this mean for the competitiveness of each individual means of transport?
What role does AI and DLT technology play in the creation of new mobility concepts and services?

These questions concern individual mobility as well as logistics and trade.
New mobility concepts and mobility solutions are the focus of our research.

Courses Spring Semester 2024:
Lecturer: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Schulz

Head of the Chair

Schulz, Wolfgang H.
Schulz, Wolfgang H. Prof Dr habil
Director of the Center for Mobility Studies
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1610
Room:Semi 1.04

Assistance of the Chair

Blersch, Ingrid
Blersch, Ingrid
Academic Administrative Support
Assistant Academic Program Manager CME
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1250
Room:Semi 1.09 L

Research Fellows

Franck, Oliver
Franck, Oliver
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1613
Room:Semi 0.01
Geilenberg, Vincent
Geilenberg, Vincent
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1612
Room:Semi 0.01
Gessler, Jens
Gessler, Jens
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1364
Room:SMH Semi | 1.27
Rychlik, Hanspeter
Rychlik, Hanspeter
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1615
Room:Semi 0.17
Lesche Anna
Lesche Anna
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1616
Room:Semi 0.17
Tress, Annerose
Tress, Annerose Dr rer soc
Erben, Veronika
Erben, Veronika Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1614
Room:Semi 2.36
Kutter, Christopher
Kutter, Christopher
Phone:+ 49 7541 6009-1273
Room:SMH Semi | 0.01 | 0.17
Joisten, Nicole
Joisten, Nicole Dr
Schuldenzucker, Ulrike
Schuldenzucker, Ulrike Prof Dr


Dr. Isabella Geis | Associate Partner Smart Mobility @Q_PERIOR

Dr. Anne Sosna | Head of Production Overseas @Volkswagen

Dr. Christina F. Edye | System Analyst @Volkswagen

Dr. Jennifer Willoh | Geschäftsführerin @Schauenburg Hose Technology Group

Dr. Caroline Heins | Vice President HAILO home & business @HAILO-Werk

Dr. Sebastian Scheler | Associate Researcher @OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule

Bettina Arnegger | Global Key Account Manager | Autonomous Driving & AI Cockpit @NVIDIA

Luisa Overkamp | Business Strategy Manager | CEO & Enterprise Strategy @Accenture

Moritz Tröndle | Associate @McKinsey & Company

Patrick Pfersich | Vice President @AlixPartners

Steffen Baumann | Customer Success Manager @FINN

Henry Blume | Mitbegründer @Neondelight

Lea Heinrich | Leitung PioneerPort @Zeppelin Universität

Stanley Smolka | Leiter der Akademie @Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS)

Carina Schneider | Ansprechpartnerin Digitalisierung und E-Commerce @PARA Präzisionswerkzeuge GmbH

Kristina Schuster | Software Business Analyst Marketing and Communication @ZF Group

Anna Kraske | Senior People Business Partner @ANYMOVE - Electric Car Rental

Timo Schäfer | IT Business Analyst @Hays

John Warrender | Consultant @plenum AG

Sandra Kempf | Referentin Nachhaltigkeit, Energiewirtschaft, Transport und Logistik @Deutscher Raiffeisenverband

Felix D. Segel | Quantitative Risk Associate & Key Account Manager @Balance Re

Fritz von Woedtke | Trading Operations @SideCaps

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