Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif

Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif studied engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and gained his doctorate at the universities of Stuttgart and Bratislava with a thesis on the internationalization of Eastern European companies in the transition from a command economy to a market economy. Alongside his 4-year doctorate, he also worked as a consultant for the Con Moto Consulting Group until he shifted to BMW Group.

Afterwards, he founded the technology consulting firm CNX Consulting, followed by the innovation association INGO e.G. For several years, he has additionally been responsible for the TOP business administration program for the year’s best graduates at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, in cooperation with professor Picot. Today, Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif is Institute Director at Alpha Build GmbH, the Entrepreneurship Institute for Company Building.

Courses: Bachelor International Business, Master International Business, MBA General Management Full-Time, Vice Dean for Research, Academic Director Master Sports Business and Communication

Focus: International Business, Marketing Entry Strategies, Innovation, Entrepreneurship,  Technology Management


Seif, H. (2012): Gründerwoche Deutschland. Innovationsakademie Biotechnologie, commissioned by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research, November 12 – 13, 2012, Berlin.

Seif, H. (2012): Innovations leading to change in organizations. East-West Summit on Innovations for Growth in the Danube Region. Icon Vienna Conference 2012, Vienna.

Seif, H. (2012): Nächste Generation biotechnologischer Verfahren. 3. Jahreskongress im Strategieprozess, commissioned by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research, June 28, 2012, Berlin.

Seif, H. (2012): Extra Financials als ergänzende Faktoren zur Unternehmensbewertung. In cooperation with The Value Group, commissioned by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research.

Seif, H. / Reisbeck, T. / Gottmann, I. / Ritter, A. (2011): Business Dossier Innovationsmanagement. WEKA Business Media AG, Zurich.

Seif, H. (2011): Nächste Generation biotechnologischer Verfahren, 2. Jahreskongress im Strategieprozess, commissioned by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research, July 7, 2011, Berlin

Seif, H. (2010): Nächste Generation biotechnologischer Verfahren. Auftaktkongress im Strategieprozess, commissioned by the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research, July 8, 2010, Berlin.

Seif, H. (2007): Requirements of developing countries in international business context – requirements engineering in India. Vogel Business Media Automobilindustrie, Würzburg.


All articles by Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif on the MBS Business Blog

Seif, H. / Zettl, A. / Stärker, H. (2018): Case Study – A German High-Tech Company’s Strategy for Entering the Japanese Market. Munich Business School, 01-31-2018, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2018/market-entry-japan/

Seif, H. (2017): "Innovation & Entrepreneurship": Research Trip to Boston. Munich Business School, 10-10-2017, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2017/innovation-entrepreneurship-boston-2/

Seif, H. / Engler-Hamm, F. (2016): Internationalization Strategies for Business Models Based on Sharing Economy Principles – an Analysis of Selected Enterprises. Munich Business School, 04-22-2016, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2016/sharing-economy-2/

Seif, H. / Zirus, W. (2016):TTIP – a Fact-Based Analysis. Munich Business School, 04-15-2016, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2016/ttip/

Seif, H. / Zirus, W. (2016): The Consequences of a German Leadership Role Within the EU. Munich Business School, 04-01-2016, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2016/germany-eu/

Seif, H. / Zirus, W. (2016):Brexit – Will it Come? What Britain’s Exit of the European Union Means. Munich Business School, 02-19-2016, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2016/brexit-will-it-come/

Seif, H. (2015): Industry 4.0: Man and Machine Hand in Hand. Munich Business School, 09-26-2015, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2015/industry-4-0-man-and-machine-hand-in-hand/

Seif, H. (2014): Germany – World Champion of Exports: Why German Exports are a Big Success. Munich Business School, 12-19-2014, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2014/germany-world-champion-of-exports-why-german-exports-are-a-big-success/

Seif, H. (2014): Germany – Wasteland of Innovation? No More! Munich Business School, 08-18-2014, https://www.munich-business-school.de/insights/en/2014/germany-wasteland-of-innovation-no-more/

Seif, H. (2012): Wo sind die künftigen Unternehmer Deutschlands? 07-18-2012.

Seif, H. (2011): Extra Financials als Werttreiber von Unternehmen. 11-07-2011. 

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