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, 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 policymakers. 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.


RECENT publications

Fischer, T., & Sitkin, S. B. (2023). Leadership styles: A comprehensive assessment and way forward. Academy of Management Annals, 17(1).

Krakowski, S., Luger, J., & Raisch, S. (2023). Artificial intelligence and the changing sources of competitive advantage. Strategic Management Journal, 44(6), 1425–1452.

Kunisch, S., Denyer, D., Bartunek, J. M., Menz, M., & Cardinal, L. B. (2023). Review research as scientific inquiry. Organizational Research Methods, 26(1), 3–45.

Langan, R., Krause, R., & Menz, M. (2023). Executive board chairs: Examining the performance consequences of a corporate governance hybrid. Journal of Management, 49(7), 2218–2253.

Raisch, S. & Fomina, K. (in press). Combining Human and Artificial Intelligence: Hybrid Problem Solving in Organizations. Academy of Management Review.

Schrempf-Stirling, J., & Wettstein, F. (2023). The mutual reinforcement of hard and soft regulation. Academy of Management Perspectives, 37(1).

Tatarinov, K., Ambos, T. C., & Chang, F. T. (2023). Scaling digital solutions for wicked problems: Ecosystem versatility. Journal of International Business Studies, 54(4), 631–656.

Tippmann, E., Ambos, T. C., Del Giudice, M., Monaghan, S., & Ringove, D. (2023). Scale-ups and scaling in an international business context. Journal of World Business, 58(1), Article 101397.

Ziano, I., & Villanova, D. (2023). More useful to you: Believing that others find the same objects more useful. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 106, Article 104460.

Andrews, D. S., Fainshmidt, S., Ambos, T., & Haensel, K. (2022). The attention-based view and the multinational corporation: Review and research agenda. Journal of World Business, 57(2), Article 101302.

Krim, H., Zufferey, N., Potvin, J.-Y., Benmansour, R., & Duvivier, D. (2022). Tabu search for a parallel-machine scheduling problem with periodic maintenance, job rejection and weighted sum of completion times. Journal of Scheduling, 25, 89–105.

Vié, M.-S., Zufferey, N., & Leus, R. (2022). Aircraft landing planning under uncertain conditions. Journal of Scheduling, 25, 203–228.

Visnjic, I., Jovanovic, M., & Raisch, S. (2022). Managing the transition to a dual business model: Tradeoff, paradox, and routinized practices. Organization Science, 33(5), 1701–2083.

Ambos, T. C., & Tatarinov, K. (2021). Building responsible innovation in international organizations through intrapreneurship. Journal of Management Studies, 59(1), 92–125.

Banks, G. C., Fischer, T., Gooty, J., & Stock, G. (2021). Ethical leadership: Mapping the terrain for concept cleanup and a future research agenda. The Leadership Quarterly, 33(2).

Coindreau, M.-A., Gallay, O., Zufferey, N., & Laporte, G. (2021). Inbound and outbound flow integration for cross-docking operations. European Journal of Operational Research, 294(3), 1153–1163.

Fischer, T., Wei Tian, A., Lee, A., & Hughes, D. J. (2021). Abusive supervision: A systematic review and fundamental rethink. The Leadership Quarterly, 32(6).

Menz, M., Kunisch, S., Birkinshaw, J., Collis, D. J., Foss, N. J., Hoskisson, R. E., & Prescott, J. E. (2021). Corporate strategy and the theory of the firm in the digital age. Journal of Management Studies, 58(7), 1695–1720.

Nauhaus, S., Luger, J., & Raisch, S. (2021). Strategic decision making in the digital age: Expert sentiment and corporate capital allocation. Journal of Management Studies, 58(7), 1933–1961.

Raisch, S., & Krakowski, S. (2021). Artificial intelligence and management: The automation-augmentation paradox. Academy of Management Review, 46(1).

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Recent Ph.D. Theses

A Business Model Approach of the Adaptation Process: Three Lessons from the Analysis of the Swiss Press Dynamics (Saltini, Y. 2023)

Better marketing research for a better world (Bernardic, U. 2022)

Altering societal institutions to tackle grand challenges: Three essays on change within organizations, through partnerships, and across ecosystems (Grabski, T. 2022)

Hybrid algorithms for designing production lines (Kassoul, K. 2022)

Nonprofit Business Models: A Bourdieusian Perspective (Cotterlaz-Rannard, G. 2021)

Organizing the Multinational Hybrid Organization: The Next Step in Organizing for Sustainable Value (Fuchs, S. H. 2021)

Managing, structuring and scaling innovation in international organizations (Tatarinov, K. 2021)

Multi-neighborhood local searches for industrial problems in production, transportation and distribution (Vie, M.-S. 2020)

Customers’ Experienced Product Quality: Conceptualization and Operationalization of a Multidimensional Measure of Product Quality (Das Guru, R. R. 2020)

Essays on Voluntary CEO Departure (Darouichi, A. 2020)

The Role of Stakeholder Sentiment in Strategic Decision-Making: a Behavioral Perspective (Nauhaus, S. 2020)

Artificial intelligence in organizations: strategy and decision making in the digital age (Krakowski, S. 2020)

Relevant consumer research: prediction, explanation and replication (Krefeld-Schwalb, A. 2020

Working with institutional complexity: a study of cross-sector partnerships (Karakulak, O. 2019)

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