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Rouven Kanitz

Dr. Rouven Kanitz

Assistant Professor


Ludwigstr. 28/RG
Raum 408
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89/2180-9545

Office hours:
by appointment

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Professional Experience

  • Since March 2019: Assistant Professor, Institute for Leadership and Organization, LMU München
  • 2014 – 2019: Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Leadership and Organization, LMU München
  • 2011 – 2012: Analyst, Management Consulting
  • 2007 – 2011: Trainee, Medical Technology Industry


  • Doctoral Studies (Dr. oec. publ.), LMU München (2019)
  • Master of Business Research, LMU München (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business and Management, FH Nordakademie (2011)

Extended CV

Research Interest

  • Organizational change
  • Human side of organizational change
  • Strategic change leadership


Backmann, J., Kanitz, R., Tian, A., Hoffmann, P. & Hoegl, M. (2020). Cultural Gap Bridging in Multinational Teams. Journal of International Business Studies.

Kanitz, R., Huy, Q., Backmann, J., & Hoegl, M. (forthcoming). No Change Is an Island: How Interferences Between Change Initiatives Evoke Inconsistencies That Undermine Implementation. Academy of Management Journal.


Further information on this research area can be found here.