Prof. Dr. René Sadowski

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Organizational Behavior

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences

Dr. René Sadowski has been Professor of Entrepreneurship & Organizational Behavior at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin since 2021. He has also been with Egon Zehnder for around 15 years, focusing in particular on People & Organization and Family Business Advisory. His main focus is on the topics of value- and strategy-compliant organizational development, leadership succession and innovation. At the same time, he coordinates various international research projects in the fields of family business and human resources management.

Sadowski was project manager of the Family Board Academy e.V., a joint initiative of Egon Zehnder with McKinsey, KPMG and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management for the education and training of potential and active members of supervisory and advisory boards in family businesses. At the same time, he was awarded a doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Prior to his engagement at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Sadowski was Professor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management at ISM – International School of Management in Berlin since 2017. As part of his professional career, he has lived in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Teaching

Prof. Dr. René Sadowski teaches primarily in the People & Organization specialization and in the associated basic modules of the MBA Leadership.

Research

Prof. Dr. René Sadowski coordinates various international research projects in the fields of family business and human resources management. He is also part of the research team for the professional field study “People & Organization” of the German Association of Human Resource Managers (BPM) and Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin.

Publications

Baier, M., Sadowski, R., Herrmann, K., & Ritter, J.K. (2021). Die Zukunft der Personalmanager / innen – Entwicklungsperspektiven und individuelle Ambitionen. Human Resources Manager, Ausgabe Januar/Februar: 80-81.

 

Baier, M., Fechner, R, Ritter, J.K., & Sadowski, R.(2021). Hart am Wind – Die BPM-Berufsfeldstudie People & Organization 2020. Bundesverband der Personalmanager. Berlin: Quadriga Media.

https://www.bpm.de/sites/default/files/bpm_berufsfeldstudie_2020_1.pdf

 

Sadowski, R., Baier, M., Herrmann, K., & Ritter, J.K. (2020). Personalfunktion in der Transformation. Human Resources Manager, Ausgabe Oktober/November: 88-89.

 

Sadowski, R., Baier, M., Herrmann, K., Ritter, J.K. & Helfritz, K. (2020). Veränderte Prioritäten in der Personalfunktion. Personalführung, (11): 8-9.

 

Fernández-Aráoz, C., Iqbal., S., Ritter, J.K. & Sadowski, R. (2019). 6 Traits of Strong Family Businesses. Harvard Business Review. Corporate Governance.

https://hbr.org/2019/06/6-traits-of-strong-family-businesses

 

Sadowski, R., Ritter, J.K. & Graf, G. (2019). Lumos Maxima – Newcomer in Berlin und Ostdeutschland. Wirtschaft + Markt, 2: 14-16.

 

Sadowski, R. & Ritter, J.K. (2019). Ex Oriente Lux – MittelstandPlus in Ostdeutschland. Wirtschaft + Markt, 1: 16-19.

 

Sadowski, R. & Ritter, J.K. (2018). GETEC Group – Internationalisierung und Wachstumsambitionen eines Hidden Champion. Wirtschaft + Markt, 6: 40-42.

 

Sadowski, R. & Ritter, J.K. (2018). Hidden Champions in Ostdeutschland. Wirtschaft + Markt, 3: 24-26.

 

Gärtner, C., Ritter, J.K., Sadowski, R. Strack, R. & von der Linden, C. (2017). Rethinking HR: Personalarbeit neu denken. Human Resources Manager, 5: 98-101.

 

Baier, M., Gärtner, C., Lopper, E., Ritter, J.K., Sadowski, R. & Seidenglanz, R. (2017). Personalmanagement als Beruf. Strukturen, Entwicklungen und Veränderungen der Personalfunktion. Bundesverband der Personalmanager. Berlin: Quadriga Media.

https://www.bpm.de/sites/default/files/bpm_berufsfeldstudie_2017_kurz.pdf

 

Sadowski, R., Hiltner, I. & Pentz, W. (2016). Potential – Die vierte Ära des Talent Spotting. Handbuch Personalentwicklung (Hrsg. Müller-Vorbrüggen, M. & Radel, J.): 185-200. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel.

https://shop.schaeffer-poeschel.de/prod/handbuch-personalentwicklung

 

Ritter, J.K., Sadowski, R., Baier, M. & von der Linden, C. (2016). Rethinking Human Resources. Human Resources Manager, 4: 68-70.

https://www.humanresourcesmanager.de/ressorts/artikel/rethinking-human-resources-1796541371

 

Fernández-Aráoz, C., Iqbal, S., Ritter, J. & Sadowski, R. (2016). Familienunternehmen besser führen. Harvard Business Manager, Edition 2/2016 – Family Business, 6-13.

http://www.harvardbusinessmanager.de/editionen/index-2016-2.html.

 

Sadowski, R. (2016). CEO-Nachfolge in Familienunternehmen (Dissertation). Vallendar: WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

 

Fernández-Aráoz, C., Iqbal, S., Ritter, J. & Sadowski, R. (2015). Familienunternehmen besser führen. Harvard Business Manager, 6: 56-65.

https://heft.harvardbusinessmanager.de//digital/#HM/2015/6/134876722

 

Seidenglanz, R., Ritter, J., Fechner, R. & Sadowski, R. (2014). Personalmanagement als Beruf 2014 – Aktuelle Strukturen und Trends im Berufsfeld Human Resources. Bundesverband der Personalmanager. Berlin: Helios Media.

http://www.bpm.de/sites/default/files/bpm_berufsfeldstudie_2014_0.pdf

 

Ritter, J., Sadowski, R. & Seidenglanz, R. (2014). HR hat ein Autoritätsproblem. Human Resources Manager, 4: 74-75.

http://www.humanresourcesmanager.de/ressorts/artikel/hr-hat-ein-autoritaetsproblem-10195

 

Ritter, J., Wagner, T. & Sadowski, R. (2014). Nachfolge als Strategie- und Change-Prozess. OrganisationsEntwicklung, 1: 75-82.

http://www.zoe-online.org/content/default.aspx?_s=646468