Professor of Strategic Management

Professor at Karlshochschule since

  • September 1, 2013

Main Focus of Teaching

  • Strategic management
  • General management
  • Project management
  • Economic Institutionalism


  • Economic Institutionalism
  • Resources
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Introductory Company Project
  • Advanced Company Project


Research fields and interests

  • Strategy, organization and artificial intelligence
  • Economic order for man and machine
  • Project management

Academic Education and Training

  • Doctorate in economic and social sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Fribourg University, Fribourg/Switzerland, economy and computer science
  • MBA in International Management at the Royal Holloway University of London/UK
  • Studies in economic and social sciences at Fribourg University, Fribourg/Switzerland (degree: lic. rer. pol.)
  • Journalism studies (Honors Diploma) at the London School of Journalism, London/UK

Practical Experience

  • VEBA AG, Düsseldorf: Corporate Development Analyst
  • polymerce AG, Essen: Director of Business Development
  • ThyssenKrupp Serv AG, Düsseldorf: Consultant Mergers & Acquisitions
  • ThyssenKrupp Xervon GmbH, Ingolstadt: Regional Commercial Director
  • ThyssenKrupp Palmers Ltd., Coventry/UK: Chairman and Finance Director
  • WWV Wärmeverwertung Beteiligungs GmbH, Kandel/Bremen: Commercial Director

Expert Activities

  • Consultant in accreditation procedures of ZEvA (Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur), Hannover/Germany

Further Information

  • Chevening Scholarship from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Scholarship from the Swiss National Fund

Presentations, Keynotes & Articles in Economics, Management & Artificial Intelligence

Research in Economics, Management & Artificial Intelligence

Research & Practice in Project Management


  • Wagner, D.N. (2017): Bulletproof From delivery to interactivity when teaching with PowerPoint. In: International Journal of Innovation in Education, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2017. 16-31.
  • Wagner, D.N. (2017): Introductory & Advanced Company Projects. Ars legendi-Preis für exzellente Hochschullehre (4. Platz). Stifterverband – Bildung.Wissenschaft.Innovation.
  • Wagner, D.N. (2015): "Sofort am Horizont" – reale Unternehmensprojekte in der Hochschulausbildung erhöhen die Projektmanagementkompetenz auf allen Seiten, PM Forum 2015, 32. Internationales Projektmanagementforum, Nürnberg.