Professor Kaplan’s research focuses on analyzing and decrypting the digital world, particularly artificial intelligence, social media, and virtual worlds. With several seminal articles and +44,000 citations on Google Scholar, Kaplan has been counted among the top 50 business and management authors worldwide. Furthermore, a widely covered Stanford study recognizes Kaplan as one of the world’s most-cited and impactful scientists.

As both higher education professional and pragmatic, Kaplan has more than fifteen years of management and leadership experience in academia. Currently, Professor Kaplan is the President of Kühne Logistics University. He previously held the positions of Rector and Provost at ESCP Business School, Sorbonne Alliance. During his career, Kaplan gained strong insights into various education systems across Europe, such as France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the UK.

Kaplan did his Habilitation at the Sorbonne and his PhD at the University of Cologne & HEC Paris. He holds an MPA from the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA; INSP), an MBA from ThePower Business School, an MSc from ESCP, and a BSc from the University of Munich. Additionally, Kaplan was visiting PhD student at INSEAD and participated in the ITP at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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