Mark Ebers is professor of business administration, corporate development and organization, at the University of Cologne, Germany, since 2004. Previously, he served on the faculties of Universität Augsburg (1994-2004) and University of Passau (1992-94). He has been Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem (2012 and 2013), visiting scholar at the Columbia University in New York (2008 and 2009), international visiting fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management in the UK (2006 and 2007), visiting professor at Tilburg University (2004), Harvard Business School (2002), Harvard University (1997), and Bocconi University (1996). In 1989/90 he was a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University. He received his doctorate in business administration and his habilitation from Mannheim University.
His research focuses on the governance of inter-organizational relations. His current work explores how actors' social capital impacts inter- and intra-organizational learning and innovation. He received the Best Paper Award of the Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft in 2007.
Mark Ebers is scientific director of the ESMT USW-Netzwerk program for chnage management as well as for the management update program, member of the board of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., co-editor of Die Betriebswirtschaft, and serves on several editorial boards of leading international journals.