In today’s dynamic business environment, the quest for competitive advantage becomes ever more difficult. Small as well as large companies need to acquire tools to systematically analyze the industrial ecosystem and consumer behavior, to understand digitalization opportunities and challenges, and swiftly adapt to change. The ability to tap into knowledge pools and to integrate new ideas from diverse countries and contexts becomes a critical prerequisite for success, as companies experiment with new corporate structures, coordination and control mechanisms, and establish partnerships with stakeholders in the public and private sector.

The Institute of Management addresses these pertinent questions by conducting research that is inspired by today’s practical challenges and seeks to contribute to debates with businesses and policy makers. Our research is driven by the desire to develop new perspectives and rigorous methodologies that further inspiring and thoughtful scholarship. It spans research activities in Business Analytics, Business Law, Decision Sciences, Human Resource Management, International Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Strategy and Sustainability.


Selected Publications

Raisch S., Zimmermann, A., Cardinal, L.
Managing Persistent Tensions on the Frontline: A Configurational Perspective on Ambidexterity
Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming

Raisch S., Birkinshaw J., Zimmermann A.
How Do Firms Adapt to Discontinuous  Change? Bridging the Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity Perspectives
California Management Review 2016

Raisch S.
Growing New Corporate Businesses : From Initiation to Graduation
Organization Science 2016

Scheibehenne B., Jamil T. Wagenmakers
Bayesian Evidence Synthesis Can Reconcile Seemingly Inconsistent Results: The Case of Hotel Towel Reuse
Psychological Science 2016


Please consult our webpage on Knowledge and Publications 


Recent Ph.D. Theses

The Dynamics of Top Management Teams (Ferreira 2016)
Antecedents and Consequences of Workforce Differentiation (Koch 2016)
On the Determinants of Stakeholder Involvement in Value Co-Creation (Brunneder 2015)
From Packing to Dispatching: Supply Chain Optimization Techniques (Respen 2015)
Metaheuristics for Constrained Production Scheduling Problems (Thevenin 2015)

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