Steffen Mengel obtained a Master of Science degree in Business Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) in 2012. During his studies, he worked as a student assistant for the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe (Germany). He also worked for several months at Bosch Rexroth Corporation in Fountain Inn (USA). In 2012, he joined the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) as a PhD student and research associate. His research focus is on the fit between strategy, configuration, and coordination of international manufacturing networks. He was involved in several research projects with multinational manufacturing firms from the German-speaking countries and was also the project manager of a research project funded by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation. Moreover, he was assisting the operations management course at the St.Gallen MBA.