Faculty II - Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics, and Law
Department of Business Administration, Economics, and Law
Institute for Business Administration and Business Education
Post office box 2503
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
Building A5, 2. floor
Welcome to the website of the Chair of Management!
The chair's vision is to contribute to solving urgent environmental and societal challenges through (a) rigorous and relevant management research and (b) teaching that develops responsible managers, employees, and academics. To achieve these goals, the chair works on topics at the interface of strategic management, sustainability, and innovation. Empirically, the research focuses on the energy and mobility sectors. In addition, current projects deal with strategic change of companies in the context of the digital transformation.
Please use the navigation on the left to learn more about our team and our research and teaching activities.
Starting next semester the Chair of Management offers a new course "Renewable Energy Management" for Master students in Sustainability Econonomics and Management (SEM) and Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE). The module offers an introduction to the most important areas relevant to the management of renewable energy companies. To this end, the course first provides a general introduction to economic fundamentals and principles. Students then gain insights into the following topics: Energy markets, renewable energy policy and climate policy, energy and society, foundation and strategies of renewable energy companies, investment and financing and innovation management in the renewable energy sector.
Each of these topics will be explored in depth through practical exercises, including guest lectures, simulations, stakeholder discussions, case studies and investment calculations.
More information on the course can be found here: https://uol.de/en/management/teaching/courses/renewable-energy-management
Hendrik Thelken has been a visiting researcher at the Chair of Management since September 2020 and is a PhD student at the "Centre for Sustainable Entrepreneurship" at the University of Groningen. He is particularly interested in the cognitive aspects of behavioral patterns of sustainable entrepreneurs. His research is therefore at the interface of entrepreneurship, psychology and sustainability sciences. Due to the current situation, the collaboration will take place virtually, nonetheless we look forward to an interesting and instructive exchange.
On Wednesday, from 12.15 to 1.45 PM, Dr. Michael Peters, co-founder and managing director of Sunvigo will give a virtual guest lecture as part of this year's course on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Sunvigo (https://www.sunvigo.de/) is a start-up that offers private consumers the possibility to install photovoltaic power plants on their own rooftop without customers having to purchase or lease the solar panels. Instead, the customers simply pay the electricity they consume through their electricity bill. Dr. Peters will provide insights into his business idea and the process of founding a start-up company in the context of sustainability. In addition, there will be plenty of time to discuss questions from the audience. Before founding Sunvigo, Dr. Peters worked as a consultant for several years. He is an expert on questions around energy, climate, and sustainable mobility.
If you are interested in joining the lecture, please contact Swantje Freund (swantje
email@example.com), who will provide you with a link to the conference room.
The Chair of Strategic Management in the Department of Business Administration, Economics, and Law is currently looking for 7 tutors (up to 30 hours/month) for the Bachelor module "Introduction to Business Administration" as well as 5 tutors (up to 30 hours/month) for the Bachlor module "Business Strategies" to be held in the winter term 2020/2021. Addionally, we are looking for a reserach assistent (15 hours/monthe) for the course "Renewable Energy Management").
For details on the positions, please see the position announcements (in German). The deadline for applications is July 10, 2020.
In the category "Bachelor and Master Theses", you can now find the proposals for theses topics in the winter semester 2020/2021. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2020. Detailed information on the application process can be found in the corresponding proposals.
As part of University of Oldenburg's graduate school 3GO, Joern Hoppmann and Josua Oll are offering a new workshop on "Publishing in Management, Economics, and Social Sciences." The four-day course is targeted at doctoral students and aims to provide participants with an understanding of how to publish in leading international journals in business administration, economics and sociology. Contents that will be covered in the course include basics of research philosophy, types of scientific publications, creating and managing a publication portfolio, selecting research question, systematically reviewing literature, data collection, writing and editing scientific articles, analyzing and selecting scientific journals, reviewing scientific articles, and communicating research results.
Since February 2020, Joern Hoppmann is member of the Editorial Review Board of "Organization & Environment". The journal aims to publish rigorous and impactful research on the management of organizations and its implications for the sustainability and flourishing of the social, natural and economic environment in which they act. With an impact factor of 8.5, "Organization & Environment" is currently one of the four most cited journals in the field of "Environmental Studies" and "Management" and is considered one of the most renowned journals in the field of sustainability management. You can find more information on "Organization & Environment" at journals.sagepub.com/home/oae.
Starting next semester the Chair of Management offers two new courses for Master students.
First, the course " Digital Transformation: Strategies and Sustainability" will be offered for the first time. It will provide insights into the diverse and rapidly developing fields of digitization in a corporate and societal context. In the first part of the course, students will get an overview of the fundamentals and practical applications of digitization. In the second part, students will develop digital business models and evaluate them with regard to sustainability criteria. Further information on the course can be found here: https://uol.de/management/studium-und-lehre/lehrangebot/digital-transformation-strategies-and-sustainability
In the course "Sustainable Mobility" the influence of digitization is examined alongside other developments and challenges at various levels of society. Using case studies, current solutions and problems for sustainable mobility are discussed and finally modelled with the help of a simulation game. Further information on the course can be found here: https://uol.de/management/studium-und-lehre/lehrangebot/sustainable-mobility
Current social megatrends such as climate change and digitization require and bring about fundamental changes in the field of mobility. However, it currently remains unclear how exactly the transport sector will develop and which measures are necessary to meet the challenges in this sector. In order to examine the social discourse on such questions in greater detail, the Chair of Management has received funding from the State of Lower Saxony for the project "Electric, connected and sustainable? Discourses on the Future of Mobility in Times of Climate Change and Digitalization". The project aims to moderate the social debate by means of scientific reflection and public participation and to contribute to a science-based opinion-forming and solution-finding process. The project will start in September and the first workshop on "Mobility and Climate Change" is scheduled for October 2020. Further information can be found in the press release of the University of Oldenburg.
A scientific article, which Joern Hoppmann co-authored with Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez, Christof Knoeri und Volker Hoffmann (all ETH Zurich), has just been published in the journal "Environmental Research Letters".
In the article entitled "Can Designs Inspired by Control Theory Keep Deployment Policies Effective and Cost-Efficient as Technology Prices Fall? the authors examine how policies that aim to promote the deployment of renewable energy and complementary technologies (such as storage or electric vehicles) should be designed to account for falling costs for the supported technologies, to avoid over-subsidisation, but at the same time maintain a sufficient incentive level. In order to answer this question, the study uses an agent-based model, which simulates the dynamics of the feed-in tariff for photovoltaics in Germany for the years 2000 to 2016 and examines to what extent alternative forms of support could have contributed to more efficient and effective results. The analysis shows that using automatic adaptation mechanisms based on cybernetics lead to political support measures being much more effective in achieving their goal and leading to fewer costs. The study also shows that the costs of support measures largely depend on the time distribution of policy targets. Based on the results, the study derives important recommendations for the design of future support measures for technologies, such as battery technologies or electric vehicles.
The article can be accessed for free at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6fbf/meta.