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

Hildebrand, C., Rudd, M., & Vohs, K. (2018)
Consumer Reactions to Awe: Novel Findings on Openness to Learning and Experiential Creation Outcomes.
Journal of Marketing Research, forthcoming. 

Krefeld-Schwalb, A., Donkin, C., Newell, B.R., & Sheibehenne, B. (2018)
Empirical Comparison of The Adjustable Spanner and the Adaptive Toolbox Models of Choice.
Journal of Experimental Psychology, DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000641.

Luger, J., Raisch, S., & Schimmer, M. (2018)
Dynamically Balancing Exploration and Exploitation: The Contingent Benefits of Ambidexterity.
Organization Science, DOI:10.1287/orsc.2017.1189.

Olschewski, S., Rieskamp, J. & Scheibehenne, B. (2018)
Taxing Cognitive Capacities Reduces Choice Consistency rather than Preference: A Model-Based Test.
Journal of Experimental Psychology – General, 147(4),462.484, DOI:10.1037/xge0000403.

Raisch S., Hargrave T.J., Van De Ven A.H. (2018)
The Learning Spiral, A Process Perspective on Paradox.
Journal of Management Studies. DOI:10.1111/joms.12397.

Schad, J., Bansal, P. (2018)
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: How a Systems Perspective Informs Paradox Research.
Journal of Management Studies, DOI: 10.1111/joms.12398.

Schlager, T., Hildebrand, C., Häubl, G., Herrmann, A., & Franke, N. (2018)
Social Customization Systems: Peer Input, Conformity, and Consumers’ Evaluation of Customized Products.
Journal of Management Information Systems
, 35(1), 319-349. DOI:10.1080/07421222.2018.1440763

Schlager, T., Hildebrand, C. (2018)
Focusing On Others Before You Shop: Exposure To Facebook Promotes Conventional Product Configurations.
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, DOI: 10.1007/s11747-018-0599-0.

Zimmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Cardinal, L. B. (2018)
Managing Persistent Tensions on the Frontline: A Configurational Perspective on Ambidexterity.
Journal of Management Studies,DOI: 10.1111/joms.12311.

Birkinshaw, J., Ambos, T., & Bouquet, C. (2016)
Boundary Spanning Activities of Corporate HQ. Executives Insights from a Longitudinal Study.
Journal of Management Studies, 54(4), 422–454. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12260

Birkinshaw, J., Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2016).
How Do Firms Adapt to Discontinuous Change? Bridging the Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity Perspectives.
California Management Review, 58(4), 36–58. DOI: 10.1525/cmr.2016.58.4.36.

Raisch, S., & Tushman, M. L. (2016).
Growing New Corporate Businesses: From Initiation to Graduation.
Organization Science, 27(5), 1237–1257. DOI : 10.1287/orsc.2016.1081

Scheibehenne, B., Jamil, T., & Wagenmakers E. J. (2016).
Bayesian Evidence Synthesis Can Reconcile Seemingly Inconsistent Results: The Case of Hotel Towel Reuse.
Psychological Science, 27(7), 1043–1046. DOI: 10.1177/0956797616644081


Recent Ph.D. Theses

Three essays on product defects, recovery effects and quality perception (Catenazzo, G. 2018)

The Role of Different Stakeholders for Sustainable Value Creation (Hiquet, R. 2018)

The Consequences of Mandatory IFRS and Transparency Directive on Synchronicity in EU Markets (Alzebdieh, R. 2017)

L'indépendance d'un intermédiaire financier conduit-elle à une performance accrue en termes de gestion de portefeuilles et de qualité de services ? (Froidevaux, J. 2017)

Understanding Stigma: A Communal Perspective for Overweight Consumers (Sayarh Lebbar, N. 2017)

Competing Demands in Organizations - Understanding and Managing Tensions (Schad, J. 2017)

The Dynamics of Top Management Teams (Ferreira, P. 2016)

Antecedents and Consequences of Workforce Differentiation (Koch, M. 2016)

On the Determinants of Stakeholder Involvement in Value Co-Creation (Brunneder, J. 2015)

From Packing to Dispatching: Supply Chain Optimization Techniques (Respen, J. 2015)

Metaheuristics for Constrained Production Scheduling Problems (Thevenin, S. 2015)

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