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Hier findet sich eine Übersicht der in den vergangenen Semestern und Jahren im Rahmen des Seminars von den jeweiligen Referenten gehaltenen Vorträge (i.d.R. mit einer kurzen Zusammenfassung):


2017   2018


Termin Referent/in Thema
M 125
Dr. Christoph Endenich, Assistant Prof.
(ESSEC Business School, Cergy, Frankreich)

Entrepreneurial Management Control Systems – Orchestrating the Interplay of Founder-Managers, Startup Companies and Ecosystems

Despite the crucial role played by entrepreneurship in the digital age and an increasing awareness that management control systems (MCSs) can foster company growth, innovation and creativity, our knowledge about MCSs in startup companies remains very limited. Against this background, this research analyzes cross-sectional field study data composed of 48 interviews with key actors in entrepreneurial ecosystems and founder-managers of information technology-driven earlieststage startup companies. Through a theoretical lens drawing from the social construction perspective, this study highlights how MCSs foster interaction among multiple actors at the individual, organizational and societal levels of entrepreneurship. Specifically, the companies implement control packages that consist of a single dominant and multiple secondary control systems. While the dominant controls are crucial drivers of key corporate processes, serve as central platforms for storing and sharing information and strongly shape the corporate discourse, the secondary control systems take effect as part of the overall control packages analyzed. While these control packages serve multiple objectives, fostering interaction among and at the individual, organizational and societal levels is their meta-objective. Overall, this study contributes to the development of a new control paradigm emphasizing the positive role of MCSs in innovative and entrepreneurial settings.



JProf. Dr. Peter Limbach
(Universität zu Köln)

Titel wird noch bekannt gegeben

M 125
Prof. Dr. Konrad Spang
(Universität Kassel)

Müssen Großprojekte immer aus dem Ruder laufen?

M 125
Prof. Dr. Jens Rowold
(TU Dortmund)

Integrative Führung … und was bringt mir das als Lehrstuhlinhaber/in?

In den vergangenen drei Jahrzehnten wurden erhebliche Fortschritte bei der empirischen Bestimmung der Nützlichkeit unterschiedlicher Personalführungsansätze gemacht. Der Ansatz der integrativen Führung verdichtet mehrere dieser Ansätze in einem Rahmenmodell und reichert es mit für die Praxis relevanten Kommunikationsstilen an. Der Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über Inhalte und zentrale empirische Befunde zu einzelnen Führungs- und Kommunikationsverhaltensweisen der integrativen Führung. Zudem werden Implikationen für die Führung eines Lehrstuhlteams aufgezeigt. Der Vortrag wird ergänzt durch Einblicke in die Entwicklung von Führungskräften (z.B. Führungsstilfeedback) sowie durch best-practice Beispiele.



Termin Referent/in Thema
M 125

Prof. Constantine S. Katzikeas, Ph.D.
(University of Leeds)

Measurement of Performance in Empirical Research

Publishing in scholarly journals is an integral part of an individual’s growth, development, and success in academia. The pursuit of an effective research strategy is key to conducting relevant and rigorous research on timely and interesting issues in marketing and other business and management disciplines. In the presentation, attention is given to discussing important issues that should be considered in developing an effective research strategy and presenting an ‘ideal model’ of working in a focused area of research. The Editor’s perspective is then presented as regards the submission of manuscripts to Journal of International Marketing, one of the four academic journals published by the American Marketing Association, and other leading journals in marketing (e.g., JAMS, JM, JMR) and international business (e.g., JIBS). The presentation pays particular attention to considering different layers of manuscript quality elements that should determine authors’ decisions to select and target the journals they should submit their papers to. The presentation will close with key points pertaining to crafting manuscripts for submission to scholarly academic journals.

M 125

Thomas Konrad
(TU Dortmund)

Management Control in Public-Private Partnerships between International Governmental Actors and the Private Sector

Among national governments has risen awareness of the boundaries which the public sector faces in terms of addressing global challenges, such as climate change or access to affordable health care for all. More multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration are urged in this vein. That is why also the private sector is progressively held more accountable to make a contribution to overcoming these challenges and to stronger align its business practices with sustainability requirements. So-called Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) form one option of closer cooperation between public and private actors.

In this context, the present study places its research focus on project management and control practices in PPPs between international governmental actors (international organizations and development cooperation agencies) and multinational private sector firms. It investigates characteristics and designs of management control in these PPPs as well as their critical success factors. Empirical data were raised by means of a qualitative field research design which embraces the conduction of semi-structured interviews with pertinent experts from different countries.

M 125

Prof. Nazim Hussain, Ph.D.
(Universität Groningen)

Symbolism over Substance? A meta-analytical Review of the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

At the core of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the idea that it reflects the social imperatives and the social consequences of business success. A large number of firms around the world are engaged in serious efforts to define and integrate CSR into various aspects of their businesses. Effective corporate governance (CG) is a route to ethical behavior that helps firms meet emerging accountability challenges. In the last couple of decades, researchers have extensively studied the relationships between various CG aspects and CSR outcomes. Yet the results are mixed. At the same time it is not yet clear that whether CG mechanisms promote substantive CSR or CSR symbolism. This study addresses this gap by systematically synthesizing existing empirical research on CG-CSR relationship in meta-analyses of 89 independent studies using random effect models. The analysis reveals that most of the governance mechanisms are strongly associated with CSR disclosure. Board size and the presence of CSR committee on board are however closest predictors of disclosure. Contrary to this, very few governance mechanisms show significant relevance for CSR performance. This suggests that not all of the governance mechanisms are equally effective for performance and disclosure. Based on these results, we suggest future research directions to progress the research field. This paper highlights the theoretical lacuna and contributes by setting guidelines and future directions for the theorization process and progress of the research field.

M 125

Prof. Dr. Ralf Gössinger
(TU Dortmund)

Order picking with heterogeneous technologies: An integrated article-to-device assignment and manpower allocation problem

Current order picking technologies are characterized by different degrees of automation. Irrespective of the automation level, order picking remains a labor-intensive process. Hence, the decisions on the deployment of installed technologies and on labor utilization are interdependent. We develop two planning approaches for an integrative decision support. In comparison to the simultaneous approach the sequential one induces coordination deficits, but less computational effort. In order to inquire the behavior of both approaches, we conduct a numerical study using sampled data of a pharmaceutical wholesaler.



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