Robert M. LoBue

Prof. Dr. Robert M. LoBueAccounting, Management

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Role and Responsibilities
  • Examinations Officer MBA International Management Full-Time and MBA International Management Part-Time
Focus of Lectures
  • International Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Strategic Marketing
Vita

Academic career

  • B.Sc. Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1979, Finance Concentration
  • M.Sc., Organization Strategy, University of Pennsylvania, 1989, Thesis:  An Approach to Organization Development for the Controller
  • Professor, Reutlingen University, ESB Business School, 1999-today
  • Visiting Professor, Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France, May 22-26, 2000 Course: Business Simulation Game
  • Academic Director, Reutlingen University, International Business, 2000-2006
  • Adjunct Professor & Visiting Scholar, Philadelphia University, Fall 2005 Courses: Financial Accounting, International Marketing
  • Dr. Oec., International Management, University of St. Gallen, 2006, Dissertation:  Agency Assurance: The Role of the Audit Committee in Corporate Governance
  • Dean, School of International Business (SIB), 2006-2008
  • Research Partner, University of St. Gallen, Center for Corporate Governance, 2006 – today
  • Leave of absence – corporate executive leadership, 2008-2012
  • Diploma (Honorary), Taganrog Institute of Technology, Southern Federal University, Russia, 2011
  • Professor (Honorary), Taganrog Institute of Technology, Southern Federal University, Russia, 2011-today
  • Industry Advisory Board, Management Information Systems, Fox School of Business, Temple University, 2011-2012
  • Alumni Advisory Board, Wharton School Institute for Global Environmental Leadership, 2011-today
  • Visiting Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy, Fall 2012 and 2013
    Course: Performance Measurement & Strategic Controls

Career - practical experience

  • Parts Administrator, IBM Corporation, Summers 1977, 1978 & 1979
  • General Ledger Accountant, Burroughs Corporation, 1980-1981
  • Senior Cost Accountant, Burroughs Corporation, 1981
  • Financial Analyst, Burroughs Corporation, 1981
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1981-1983
  • Staff Financial Analyst, Burroughs Corporation, 1983-1984
  • Finance Manager, Burroughs Corporation, 1984-1985
  • Assistant Controller, Unisys Corporation (formerly Burroughs), 1985-1987
  • Senior Group Finance Manager, Unisys Corporation, 1989-1991
  • Controller, UNIX Systems Group, Unisys Corporation, 1989-1991
  • Director of Planning, Corporate Credit Manager, Adaptec Inc., 1991-1993  
  • Corporate Treasurer & Director of Finance and Operations, Interlink Computer Sciences Inc., 1993-1994
  • Vice President of Finance and Operations & Chief Financial Officer, Member of Board of Directors & Corporate Secretary, Axil Computer Inc. a Hyundai Electronics Company (SK Hynix), 1994-1997
  • Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, IPC Communications Services, Inc. a Journal Communications company, 1997-1999
  • Vice President of Communications/Operations, SAP AG, 2008-2012
  • Advisor in Strategy, Start-Ups, Turnarounds, etc., 1992-today

Awards

  • Commendation of Merit for SAP University Alliances Community academic portal, Society for New Communications Research, 2009
  • Professor of the Year Top 10 placement in Germany - Unicum magazine and website 2007 & 2008
  • #1 ranking for Reutlingen University School of International Business academic programs from German Center for University Development (CHE) 2007 & 2008
  • Graduation Honors, Dissertation High Honors, University of St. Gallen, 2006
  • Corporate Merit Award for Employee Excellence, Unisys Corporation, 1988
Publications

Agency Assurance: The Role of the Audit Committee in Corporate Governance 2/e (2014) Chapter 4.1, Corporate Governance im Praxistest, Martin Hilb (ed.), Haupt Verlag, Bern, Switzerland, pp. 163-170. Practical Commentary co-author Edward A. Blechschmidt, Corporate Board Member and Former CEO, 170-171.

SAP University Alliances Community (2011) co-author Waltraud Grimm, Information Management und Consulting 26 (2011) 2, IMC AG, 94-95.

Is Accounting at Odds with Corporate Governance? (2009) European Journal of International Management, vol. 3, no. 1, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., 21-41.

Corporate Governance (2008) Der neue Lexikon der Betriebswirtschaftslehre – Lexikon und Kompendium, Book Chapter, Siegfried Georg Häberle (ed.), Oldenbourg, Munich, vol. A–E, 229-232.

Corporate Governance and Communications Transparency in the DaimlerChrysler Post-Merger Era (2004), Journal of International Business Education, vol. 1, no. 1, Senate Hall Publishing, 91-110. Additional Teaching Note supplement.

TEAM Self-Assessment: Problem Solving for Small Workgroups (2002), Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 14, no. 7, November, Emerald, 286-297.

Mehr Glasnost bei internationalen Transaktionen (2001), Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, June, Personnel, 2.

Ancient-Modern Skills (1996), The Korea Herald, Seoul, Korea, February 7.

Korean Opportunity (1996), Hyundai Newsletter, March, and Korean translation in The Hyundai Electronics News, March 13.

’Open’ Economics (1990), Computer Systems News, June 11.

Lectures

Greening the Supply Chain Workshop, Wharton Institute for Environmental Leadership, Industry Panel Moderator, Philadelphia, April 27, 2012.

The Crisis Point in Information Technology Education, Presented to the Meeting of the Academic Council, Taganrog Institute of Technology, Southern Federal University, Tagaonrog, Russia, May 31, 2011.

IT Teaching Workshop of Leading Business Schools, Industry Panel Member, Executive Education Panel Moderator, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 12-13, 2011.

ERP4SCHOOL Project Launch, Program Address, Cape University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2011.

IT Teaching Workshops of Leading Business Schools, MBA Teaching Methods Panel Member, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, May 13-14, 2010.

Financial Basics in Business Literacy for Human Resources, workshop presenter at The 1998 Northern California Human Resources Association Annual Conference and Trade Show, Society for Human Resources Management, Santa Clara, California, November 2, 1998.

The HR-Finance Partnership – Managing Human Assets, workshop presenter at The San Jose Mercury News 1995 Human Resources Symposium poised to profit … wired to win, Santa Clara, California, September 19, 1995.

Management-Based Budgeting for Distributed Operations, workshop presenter at Comshare, Inc. Software User Conference in San Francisco, August 25, 1992.