M.Sc., MLitt.

Benedikt Schuler

PhD Candidate, Research Associate

Fields of Research

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Cognitive Representations
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Behavioral Theory of the Firm


Benedikt began his Ph.D. at the chair of Professor Murmann in September 2020 and is currently a visiting scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his doctoral thesis, Benedikt investigates the question: What makes a good strategist? To answer this question, Benedikt studies strategic foresight, cognitive representations, and strategic decision making in the tradition of Herbert Simon and the Behavioral Theory of the Firm. Furthermore, his dissertation research is inspired by Phil Tetlock’s work on superforecasters and forecasting tournaments. Benedikt mainly draws on quantitative-positivist methods like stochastic modeling, (field) experiments, and archival data analysis. Thereby, Benedikt seeks to help managers make better strategic decisions in an ever-increasing uncertain and volatile business environment. Benedikt has a master’s degree in business and personnel psychology from the University of Münster and a master’s degree in Management from the University of St. Andrews.


For his achievements at the University of St. Andrews Benedikt was awarded the Peter Grinyer MLitt in Management Prize, which is awarded to the top student on the Management programme. During his studies, he held scholarships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).