Dr. Gustav Bergmann is professor at the University of Siegen/Germany and holds the Chair of Business Administration, specialising in Innovation and Competence Management.
He received his diploma and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Munster/Germany in 1984 and 1988 respectively.
Before starting as a university professor in Düsseldorf in 1992, he was managing director of a medium-sized enterprise.
In 1996 he was appointed a full professor at Siegen University.
Between 1998 and 2003 he was a member of an international programme for Systemic and Gestalt Management, and received a diploma from the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland.
Dr. Bergmann’s current research focuses on Systemic Theory, Innovation Management, Sustainability and Competence Development.
He focuses on qualitative research such as Action Research (Lewin) and Thick Descriptions (Geertz) especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
As a systemic consultant, he advises and supports SMEs and institutions on becoming sustainable systems.
As an artist and painter, he is interested in the interdependency between the arts and management.
He is the author of 6 titles, including “Kunst des Gelingens” (Art of Succeeding), 2nd ed. 2001, “Systemisches Innovations- und Kompetenzmanagement” (Systemic Innovation and Competence Management), 2nd ed. 2008, and “Best Patterns Management”, 2001.
Currently he is working on a new book entitled “The Human Measure” about a sustainable futurability of lifestyle and economy.
Gustav Bergmann lives in Cologne with his family.