March 2, 2017
Laudatio: Prof. Jarosław Witkowski
, doctor habilitatus
, Wrocław University of Economics
Revievs: Prof. Mirosław Chaberek
, doctor habilitatus
, University of Gdańsk
Prof. Stanisław Krawczyk, doctor habilitatus, University of Zielona Góra
CALENDAR OF DOCTORAL CONFERMENT PROCEEDINGS
April 1, 2016
The Council of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Tourism of Wrocław University of Economics appoints a Committee for evaluation of the motion to award the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of
the Wrocław University of Economics to Professor Hans-Christian Pfohl, Ph.D.
May 31, 2016
The Council of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Tourism of Wrocław University of Economics passes a resolution on initiating the proceedings for awarding the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa
of the Wrocław University of Economics to Professor Hans-Christian Pfohl, Ph.D. The Council appoints two recognised experts in logistics management as reviewers of the academic achievements of the
Doctoral Candidate: Prof. Mirosław Chaberek, Ph.D. of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Gdańsk and Professor emeritus of Wrocław University of Economics, Prof. Stanisław Krawczyk, Ph.D.
(presently employed at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Zielona Góra).
October 20, 2016
The Council of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Tourism of Wrocław University of Economics appoints Prof. Jarosław Witkowski, Ph.D. as the research supervisor for the formal proceedings
prior to the conferment of the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa.
October 27, 2016
The Senate of Wrocław University of Economics, having reviewed the motion submitted by the Council of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Tourism, passes a resolution to award the degree of
Doctor Honoris Causa of the Wrocław University of Economics to Professor Hans-Christian Pfohl, Ph.D.
Photo: Stanisław Dziągwa
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Christian Pfohl, born 14.03.1942 in Gablonz, studied Business Management with Mechanical Engineering from 1962 to 1968 at Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he
graduated in 1968 as Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., in 1971 as Dr. rer. pol. and habilitated in 1975 with the “venia legendi” in business administration. From 1975 to 1982 he held the Chair of Business
Administration with responsibility for “Organization and Planning” at the University of Essen. From 1982 to 2011 he held the Chair of Management and Logistics at Technische Universität Darmstadt.
In 1990 he got calls for chairs at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf which he rejected. Since 2011 he is responsible for “Supply Chain and
Network Management” at the Department of Law and Economics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Since 2000 he is also a professor with responsibility for “Management and Logistics” at the
Chinese-German School for Postgraduate Studies (CDHK) in Shanghai, China.
Besides General Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management is Professor Pfohl’s main research interest. Prof. Pfohl contributes very actively through his research activities to new
developments in General Management and to the development of logistics concepts. He cooperates intensively with companies of all sectors in applied research and consulting projects. The result of
his research is documented in an extraordinarily extensive list of publications including books, articles in collected editions and journals as well as study reports. His books “Logistiksysteme”
and “Logistikmanagement” have been translated into Polish and Chinese. The latter is also true for his book “Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Mittel- und Kleinbetriebe”.
He pushed the development of the logistics concept not only by his research, but also by his activities in the European Logistics Association (ELA), an umbrella organization for the professional
national logistics associations in Europe. There he held the positions of vice president and president and is still a member of the board. He founded the ELA Research Committee which is responsible
for Europe-wide surveys, the bi-annually organized ELA Research Day and the annually organized ELA Doctorate Workshop. He is still the head of this committee. In Germany he founded the scientific
commission “Logistik” in the “Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft” and the scientific committee “Logistik” in the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL), the largest professional logistics
association in Germany. In Poland he developed a practice-oriented advanced training of logistics instructors for the Institute of Warehouses and Logistics in Poznan.
Professor Pfohl is an often invited Keynote-Speaker at logistics congresses, like e.g. at the Polish logistics congress. He is also a permanent international lecturer at European and Asian
universities. He very actively supports the international exchange of students.