Professor, Innovation and Creativity and Vice Dean of Internationalization WFI – Ingolstadt School of Management, KU Germany Visiting Faculty

Shashi Matta is Professor and Chairholder of Innovation and Creativity, and Vice Dean for Internationalization, at WFI Ingolstadt School of Management at the Catholic University of Eichstätt Ingolstadt (KU) in Germany. He is a Founding Director of the KU Research Institute for Business and Economics in Service of Humanity (BESH), and also serves as Strategic Advisor for University Enrollments and Advancement at KU. Professor Matta joined KU in June 2018. His prior academic career includes positions as the Faculty Director of MBA Programs, and Professor of Marketing, at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Professor Matta is an award-winning researcher, teacher and mentor, and is dedicated to building strong bridges between academia, industry, and community. He engages extensively with industry through consulting, coaching, and keynote speaking engagements at several companies internationally in the areas of growth strategies, creativity & innovation, marketing strategy, branding & positioning, marketing metrics, return-on-investment, and customer experience. He has served as an expert in these subject areas, for media stories nationally in the U.S. Professor Matta’s industry experience, prior to academia, includes positions in brand management, advertising, and marketing operations.
He has taught at all levels, including in MBA programs, Masters programs, Bachelors programs, and Executive Education programs, and has won multiple teaching awards internationally. Professor Matta’s research is in the areas of consumer behavior, innovation, branding, and creativity. His research has been published in top ranked academic journals including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Review of Marketing Research, and, Emotion. Professor Matta has experience serving on the board of directors of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and has been commissioned as an expert witness in legal cases involving brand confusion and consumer behavior.


The process of marketing and sales management: from value analysis for the client to communication and delivery in the market. Value analysis for the client: the drivers of value for the client. Construction value for the client: segmentation, targeting, positioning and defining value proposition. Measuring the value for the client and pricing choices.  From the construction of the value to the commutation of the value: communication above and below the line. Distributing value: go to market, sales and key account management. The marketing plan, sales metrics and marketing performance.

Digital Marketing and Communication
Marketing Management
Data Marketing and Analytics