Johannes Meuer is an Associate Professor for Sustainability Strategy and Operations at KLU and Co-director of KLU’s Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains. Before joining KLU, he worked at ETH Zurich where he received his habilitation (Venia Legendi) in 2021 and at the University of Zurich. He holds a PhD from RSM Erasmus University, and an MSc in International Economics from Corvinus University Budapest. During his studies, he spent time at USC Marshall Business School in Los Angeles, and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. He also holds a position as Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich, and as Visiting Scholar at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management and at the Cranfield School of Management.
In his research, Johannes Meuer draws on theories at the intersection of corporate sustainability, strategic management, and technological innovation to investigate how firms may effectively integrate sustainability into their strategy and business operations. Johannes also develops new methodological approaches based on set-theoretic analytics such as fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), for example to integrate QCA in multi-level models or to extend QCA for the use of systematic comparative process analysis. He also applies these methods in various substantive field such as organization and innovation theory, strategic HRM, and production and operations management. His research has been published in top-tier journals and has received funding from industry and competitive public funding. Johannes Meuer teaches courses on corporate sustainability, innovation strategy, strategies for sustainable business, and research methods.
In his teaching, he focuses on independent, action-centered, and blended learning using a diverse array of innovative methods such as flipped-classroom logics, teaching case studies, e-learning modules, and teaching videos. Johannes Meuer also regularly co-organizes Professional Development Workshop and career development workshop, such as the SusTec PhD Academy, the GROW!EarlyCareer workshop of GRONEN, and the annual International QCA Workshops. For his teaching, Johannes Meuer received the “Golden Owl 2020” Award at ETH Zurich for providing exceptional education.