Karl Hax

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Karl Hax , b. Carl Georg Otto Hax (born November 13, 1901 in Cologne ; † March 13, 1978 ibid) was a German professor of insurance and human resource management and rector of the University of Frankfurt . He held professorships in Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main . In Cologne he was director of the Institute for Insurance Science .


Hax studied economics in 1921 in Cologne and received his doctorate in 1926 under Eugen Schmalenbach Dr. rer. pole. In 1943 he completed his habilitation with Walther Rohrbeck at the University of Cologne . After his release from captivity in 1946, he was initially acting head of the Institute for Insurance Studies at the University of Cologne. From 1949 to 1952 he was professor of business administration at the Technical University of Darmstadt , from 1952 to 1969 professor of business administration at the University of Frankfurt a. M. From 1959 to 1960 he held a visiting professorship at the School of Business Administration at Kobe University .

Grave of the Hax family in the Melaten cemetery

From 1951 to 1974 he was a member of the supervisory board of Mannesmann AG , from 1962 to 1976 he was a member of the supervisory board of Gothaer Insurance , since 1970 its chairman.

He was one of the first authors in the trade journal Der Betrieb .

Hax was married to Elisabeth Sibylla Konz (1899–1984) since 1929. Their son was the economist Herbert Hax . Karl Hax died in 1978 at the age of 76. The family burial site is located in the Melaten cemetery in Cologne (lit. O).


Publications (selection)

  • Business interruption insurance . In: 50 Years of Material Insurance Supervision, ed. by Walter Rohrbeck; 2: Development and progress in the supervised institutions. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1952, pp. 203-208
  • Preserving the substance of the operations . Westdeutscher Verlag, Cologne a. a. 1957
  • Japan, the economic powerhouse of the Far East: a contribution to the analysis of economic growth . Westdeutscher Verlag, Cologne 1961 (The industrial development. Dept. A, studies on national economic policy 13)
  • Insurance fundamentals . Business publisher Gabler, Wiesbaden 1964 (Die Versicherung; 1)
  • Personnel policy and participation . Westdeutscher Verlag, Cologne a. a. 1969
  • Basics of business economics in Brazil . West German Publishing House, Cologne 1968
  • Personnel policy of the company . Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek near Hamburg 1977

Publications in honor of Karl Hax '

  • Production theory and production planning: Karl Hax on his 65th birthday . Moxter, Adolf, Cologne a. a., Westdt. Verl., 1966, Festschrift
  • Corporate management, corporate accounting and manufacturing management: Karl Hax on his 75th birthday . Opladen, Westdt. Verl., 1995, Festschrift (Schmalenbach's Journal for Business Research 28, 10/11)
  • Newer approaches in business administration - in memoriam Karl Hax: on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Professor Dr. Dr. hc Karl Hax on November 13, 2001 . Laßmann, Gert, Düsseldorf, Verl.-Gruppe Handelsbl., 2001, Festschrift (Schmalenbach's journal for business research. Special issue 47)


  • Peter Mantel: Business Administration and National Socialism: A Study of Institutional and Personal History . Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2010, ISBN 978-3-8349-8515-6 , p. 715

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Death certificate No. 2814 from March 17, 1978, Cologne registry office. In: LAV NRW R civil status register. Retrieved June 28, 2018 .
  2. http://www.historische-kommission-muenchen-edUNGEN.de/rektoratsreden/meldung/index.php?id=1960019069&type=rektor
  3. http://www.lernpark.de/ueber-die-einrichtungen-im-bildungsnetzwerk/dva/ueber-uns/daten-ffekten/index.html
  4. http://www.fachverlag.de/sbr/pdfarchive/einzelne_pdf/sbr_2001_oct-250-262.pdf
  5. http://www.boeckler.de/20142_20149.htm
  6. http://www.der-betrieb.de/60jahre/library/pdf/geschichte/01_1948.pdf  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.der-betrieb.de