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Johann Fortwengel

Senior Lecturer, King's Business School, King's College London

Johann joined King’s in 2016. He previously was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina, and a Research Associate at Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Johann holds a BA in Sociology (awarded in 2009), a MA in Global Studies (2011), and a doctorate in Management (2014). He has studied or held academic positions in Germany, Canada, South Africa, India, the United States—and now England.

In his research, Johann looks at how multinational enterprises navigate in the light of differences across countries and institutions. He strives to use the international business setting as a research context to make strong contributions to management and organization studies more broadly. Johann’s work has appeared in international business, organization, and human resources journals. He has received awards for his research, peer reviewing, and teaching.

Johann serves as Deputy Director of the BSc International Management, shares the role of Study Abroad tutor for the same program, and is a member of the Research Committee of KBS. Johann is module leader of the core undergraduate module International Business. He also teaches outside of King’s, including in ESCP Europe’s top-ranked Master in Management program.


  • –present, King's College London


  • 2014 
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Dr