Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaul
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaul

Bibliographical Sketch / Kurzbibliographie

Wolfgang Gaul is Professor em. of Business Administration and Management Science and was Head of the Institute of Decision Theory and Management Science at the Faculty of Economics, University of Karlsruhe (TH), now KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology),  Karlsruhe, Germany.

He got his "Dissertation Dr.rer.nat." from the Institute of Applied Math­e­matics, Department of Probability Theory and Statistics, University of Bonn, in 1974.

In 1980 he received his "Habilitation" in Mathematics from the University of Bonn.

His publications and ongoing research interests include work in different areas:

– From a more theoretical point of view –

graph theory and network models, reliability theory, optimization, stochastic optimization, op­er­a­tions research, probability theory, statistics, sampling theory and data analysis.

– From a more application-oriented point of view­ –

applications of computer science, operations research and management science, e.g., in financial planning, in marketing about market research and con­sumer behaviour, product management, international marketing and man­agement, innovation and entre­pre­neur­ship, pre-test and test market model­ing, marketing management with emphasis on data analysis and operations research techniques, computer-assisted marketing and decision support, knowledge-based approaches for market research and marketing, e-business, recommender systems, and web intelligence,

as well as in other areas of business administration and economics.

He has published in, e.g.,


Advances in Data Analysis and Classification (ADAC)

Annals of Discrete Mathematics

Annals of Operations Research

Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis


Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute

Communication and Cognition

Computer Applications Karlsruhe

Decision Support Systems

Der Markt

Die Steuerliche Betriebsprüfung

Information Management

International Journal of Research in Marketing

International Series of Numerical Mathematics

Jahrbuch für Absatz- und Verbrauchsforschung

Journal of Business Research

Journal of Classification

Journal of Combinatorics, Information, and System Sciences

Journal of Econometrics

Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences

Journal of Marketing Research

Karlsruher Transfer

Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

Management International Review

Management und Computer

Marketing ZFP

Mathematica Balkanica

Mathematische Operationsforschung und Statistik, Ser. Optimization

Methods of Operations Research


Office Management

Operations Research Proceedings

Operations Research Verfahren

Proceedings in Operations Research

Studien zur Klassifikation

Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization

Vierteljahreshefte für Mediaplanung

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium


Zeitschrift für die Automobilwirtschaft

Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft

Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung

Zeitschrift für Evaluation

Zeitschrift für Operations Research

Zeitschrift für Unternehmensentwicklung und Industrial Engineering


In 2001, his wife Helga and he founded the "Helga und Wolfgang Gaul Stiftung" with the purpose of supporting excellent scientific research as well as helping handicapped persons who cannot take part in scientific life. 

"Ehrenmitgliedschaft" in GfKl (Gesellschaft für Klassifikation) was bestowed to him in 2007.

Since 2014 his wife and he are "Ehrenbürger" of KIT.



(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

ehemals: Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
D-76128 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 7 21/6 08-4 37 26
Fax:  +49 7 21/6 08-4 77 65


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