Ruth Stock-Homburg

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Ruth Maria Stock-Homburg (born Ruth Maria Stock on April 22, 1972 in Hadamar ) is a German business economist .


Stock-Homburg studied business administration at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences until 1996 and then psychology at the Distance University in Hagen .

In 2000 she received her doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Mannheim under Christian Homburg , her future husband . In 2003 she completed her habilitation at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. In 2018 she did her second PhD in psychology.

After a lectureship at the Université de Friborg in Switzerland, a stay as a visiting professor at the McCombs Business School of Texas at Austin, USA, and a substitute professor at the University of Karlsruhe , Ruth Stock-Homburg took over the chair for corporate management and organization in 2005 and Human Resources at the Institute for Business Administration at the University of Hohenheim and thus became Germany's youngest business administration professor.

Since 2006 she has been the head of the Marketing & Personnel Management department in the Law and Economics department at the Technical University of Darmstadt .

In 2012, Stock-Homburg was ranked 63rd in the Handelsblatt ranking of the best economists in German-speaking countries. It occupies the best position in the professor ranking of the law and economics faculty of the Technical University of Darmstadt. In the Handelsblattranking 2014 as well as in the ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche 2019 she was honored as a strong research professor in the German-speaking area

In 2013/14 she did a research stay at the Sloan School of Management at MIT .

In January 2016 Stock-Homburg founded the leap in time Lab in Darmstadt. In the leap in time Lab, future working environments are researched and brought to life. Further research focuses on the areas of AI-controlled corporate management and human-robot interaction. In addition, Stock-Homburg founded the leap in time foundation in June 2019 , which promotes and supports research and projects in the field of the environment, the future of the world of work and digitization.

In August 2018, Stock-Homburg was appointed to the Council for Digital Ethics by the Hessian state government .

Research priorities

  • Strategic management
  • Innovation-oriented corporate management
  • Age management
  • Work-life balance
  • Intercultural leadership
  • Personality / behavior of top managers
  • Leadership of teams
  • Customer relationship management
  • Attitude / behavior of consumers
  • Future of the world of work
  • Human-Robot-Interaction


  • Overall Best Paper Award from the American Marketing Association, St. Petersburg / USA (February 2006)
  • Nomination for the Best Paper Award of the Association of University Lecturers for Business Administration eV for remarkable international publications by the Marketing Commission (summer 2005)
  • Overall Best Paper Award from the American Marketing Association, Chicago / USA (August 2001)
  • Award of the dissertation by the Marketing Foundation, University of Mannheim (2001)


  • Human resource management: theories - concepts - instruments . Gabler Verlag, 3rd edition 2013
  • Human resource management: theories - concepts - instruments . Gabler Verlag, 4th edition 2019
  • The relationship between employee and customer satisfaction: direct, indirect and moderating effects . Gabler Verlag, 4th edition 2009
  • Teams at the interface between supplier and customer companies: an integrative view . Gabler Verlag 2003
  • The customer-oriented employee: evaluate, inspire, move . Gabler Verlag 2000, ISBN 3-409-11646-X

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ MIT - people directory
  2. Germany's youngest business administration professor conquers researcher charts. Press release from the University of Hohenheim, November 28, 2005.
  3. Living according to the principles of modern business administration. In: Handelsblatt. December 5, 2005.
  4. Report “The business administration professor with a difference”. Retrieved December 4, 2019 .
  5. Be prepared . In: German Society for Personnel Management (Hrsg.): Specialist magazine PERSONALführung . tape 6/2016 , p. 50-55 .
  6. Cabinet meeting with a focus on “Digitization” . In: . August 20, 2018 ( [accessed August 29, 2018]).