Dr. Milan Frederik Klus

Since October 2020, Dr. Milan Frederik Klus is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair for Business Administration, in particular Financial Services and Financial Technology, University of Bremen: Profile link


Curriculum Vitae:

  • since 10/2020: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair for Business Administration, in particular Financial Services and Financial Technology, University of Bremen
  • 07/2020: Dr. rer. pol. in Business Economics, School of Business and Economics, University of Münster
  • since 02/2019: Affiliate Researcher and member of the "Analyst Observatory" research group at the University of Edinburgh Business School
  • 10/2016 – 09/2020: Research Associate at the Institute for Organisational Economics (Prof. Dr. Alexander Dilger), University of Münster
  • 03/2016 – 08/2016: Working Student at the Dr. Schwerdtfeger Personalberatung GmbH & Co. KG
  • 11/2015 – 08/2016: Junior Consultant with a focus on management consulting and mergers & acquisitions at the Prospecting Partners GmbH
  • 10/2015 – 02/2016: Tutor for corporate strategies at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • 03/2015 – 10/2016: Founder and Consultant at Business Circle – Studentische Managementberatung e.V.
  • 09/2014 – 08/2016: Studies of Management Consulting at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Degree: Master of Arts
  • 07/2011 – 07/2014: Studies of Health Management at the German University of Prevention and Health Management, Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Topic of the doctoral thesis:

Success Factors, Business Alliances, and Leadership Skills in the Digital Age


Research interests:

  • Digital Change
  • (Digital) Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • FinTech



Articles in refereed journals:


Articles in books:


Discussion papers:



  • EURAM Annual Conference 2019, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, 26.06.-27.06.2019: Milan Frederik KlusJulia Müller: Identifying Leadership Skills Required in the Digital Age
  • 16. Jahrestagung des AKempor, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, 22.11.-23.11.2018: Milan Frederik KlusJulia Müller: Identifying Leadership Skill Requirements in the Digital Age: A Multi-Level Analysis
  • 1st International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum, University of Zurich, 24.10.2018:
    Lars HornufMilan Frederik KlusTodor Stefan Lohwasser/ Armin Schwienbacher: How Do Banks Interact with Fintechs? Forms of Alliances and their Impact on Bank Value - Winner of the Best Paper Award
  • 4th International Conference on the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Mannheim, 18.06.-19.06.2018: Lars Hornuf/Milan Frederik Klus/Todor  Stefan Lohwasser/Armin Schwienbacher: How do banks interact with fintechs? Forms of strategic alliance and their economic impact
  • 5th Crowdinvesting Symposium: The Regulation of FinTechs, Humboldt University of Berlin, 06.10.2017: 
    Lars Hornuf/Milan Frederik Klus/Todor Stefan Lohwasser: How banks interact with FinTechs: Forms of cooperation and their economic impact



  • 2018: Best Paper Award at the 1st International FinTech, InsurTech & Blockchain Forum Zurich, University of Zurich
  • 2016: Best Graduate of the Management Consulting Program in 2016
  • 2014: Top of Class Graduate of the Health Management Program in 2014 (Best 10%)


Research stays:

  • 03/2019 - 03/2019: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • 02/2019 - 02/2019: University of Edinburgh Business School


Extracurricular activities:

  • Member of the Committee for Research of the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster



  • Behavioral Economics
  • Business Management
  • International Management
  • Seminar Corporate Governance
  • Seminar Digitalisation in Companies
  • Seminar Organisational Theory
  • Seminar Personnel Selection
  • Strategic Human Resources


Refereeing for:

Academy of Management (AOM); European Academy of Management (EURAM); SN Business & Economics;  Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)