Wolfgang Messner is Clinical Associate Professor at the Sonoco International Business Department, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina (US). He teaches Global Competitive Analysis, The Business Case of IT Outsourcing to India, Beyond Offshoring - Doing Business in India, and International Team Management in the #1 ranked (as per U.S. News) undergraduate international business and #1 ranked international postgraduate MBA program.
He holds a Doctorate in Marketing from the University of Kassel (Germany), an MBA from the University of Wales (UK), and a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Informatics after studies at the Technical University Munich (Germany), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), and Università per Stranieri di Perugia (Italy).
Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Wolfgang Messner was Professor of International Management at the MYRA School of Business in Mysore (India), and has taught as Adjunct Faculty at the Indian Institutes of Management Bangalore, Indore and Kozhikode (India), Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (Germany), Royal Docks Business School (University of East London, UK), and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). He co-founded GloBus Research in India, a niche consulting company, to help resolve international business and leadership challenges. He has further worked for 18 years as a business analyst, project manager, and management consultant with the BMW Group, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, and The Information Management Group IMG in Europe and India. He has consulted, led programs, and provided executive leadership trainings in big multinationals like BMW, Capgemini, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Hitachi, Infosys, McKinsey, Microsoft, Siemens, Thomas Cook, and many highly successful mid-caps across industry verticals in Europe and India.
Professor Messner has written eight books, including The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Continuous Business Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017; co-editor), Globalization of Professional Services (Springer, 2012; co-editor), and Working with India (Springer, 2009). His research has been published in the IIMB Management Review, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Journal of Air Transport Management, Journal of Customer Behaviour, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of Indian Business Research, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, and The Marketing Review.