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.
Please use the navigation on the left to learn more about our team and our research and teaching activities.
A scientific article authored by Joern Hoppmann and Ben Vermeer (previously ETH Zurich, now Boston Consulting Group) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Venturing, one of the leading journals in the field of entrepreneurship.
The article, entitled "The Double Impact of Institutions: Institutional Spillovers and Entrepreneurial Activity in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry", investigates whether venture capital (VC) investments (i.e., high-risk, high-return investments in entrepreneurial ventures) in the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry are driven by foreign policy incentives. The article shows that, indeed, foreign policy incentives have driven domestic VC activity. Interestingly, however, the positive impact of foreign policies on domestic VC deals is greater if there are favorable domestic policy incentives in place and if foreign policy incentives are similar to those used domestically.
These findings have important implications for policy makers, as they suggest that domestic policies may also benefit foreign firms, but that countries cannot simply free-ride on foreign institutions, since domestic policy incentives may be required to reap the benefits of foreign policy incentives. For entrepreneurs, these findings imply that locating their business in countries with favorable policy conditions is important not only because it allows them to directly benefit from the corresponding incentives, but also because domestic policy incentives help start-ups to benefit from favorable policy conditions abroad, an effect we label "the double impact of institutions."
On Wednesday, July 10, Dr. Marcel Richert, responsible for sustainable innovations and business models at Tchibo will give a guest lecture as part of the course "Corporate Social Responsibility." During the presentation, entitled "What does it take to create change? - Lessons learned from 14 years of sustainability work," Dr. Richert will discuss the most important insights gained during 14 years of sustainability work at Tchibo. Exemplary questions, which will be treated, are: Why is dialogue-based formats more effective than command-and-control? Why are regulatory frameworks needed? Why do consumers need to be taken onboard for the journey and why are fundamental innovations needed? The presentation starts at 2.30 PM in Hörsaal 3. All interested individuals are cordially invited.
Since July 1, the Chair of Management has a new team member: Dr. Josua Oll. Dr. Oll completed his PhD at the University of Hamburg, focusing on topics at the intersection of sustainability, management, and finance. Prior to this, Dr. Oll studied Sustainability Economics and Management (MA) at the University of Kassel, Sustainable Development (MSc) at the University of Saint Andrews (Scotland), and Economics (BSc) at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands). In his research, Dr. Oll investigates the drivers and dynamics of corporate social responsibility at the individual level. To this end, he also draws on experimental methods, such as eye tracking. Welcome onboard!
We are looking to fill a Research Associate position (PhD Student) (m/f/d) (salary scale E 13 TV-L, 70%) starting as soon as possible for a period of three years.
The position offers the opportunity to work on exciting and meaningful questions at the intersection of sustainability, strategy, and innovation to contribute to the solution of pressing ecological and societal problems.
The detailed job ad (in German) including the application formalities can be found here:
The deadline for applications is July 14, 2019. If you have questions regarding the planned research project or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Joern Hoppmann.
The Chair of Strategic Management in the Department of Business Administration, Economics, and Law is currently looking for 8 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 2019/2020. For details on the positions, please see the position announcements (in German). The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
In the category "Bachelor and Master Theses", you can now find the proposals for theses topics in the winter semester 2019/2020. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2019. Detailed information on the application process can be found in the corresponding proposals.
The Chair of Management welcomes Swantje Freund as a new research associate. Swantje Freund holds a Master in Sustainability and Economics from the University of Oldenburg and a Bachelor in Ecology from the University of Göttingen. During her PhD, Swantje will investigate the drivers and consequences of firm and market growth to derive implications for how to design sustainability-oriented corporate strategies and public policies. Welcome onboard!
Prof. Joern Hoppmann has received the the MLP "Young Talent Award" at this year's annual meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB). The award is given to young scientists for a remarkable international publication that has been published in the previous two years. Prof. Hoppmann received the award for his habilitation thesis entitled "Organizational Strategies and Innovation toward Sustainability: A Behavioral Perspective". The thesis deals with the overaching question of how organizations (can) strategically respond to sustainability-oriented change in their social, political, and technological environment. For more information on the award, please see the official press release of the VHB (in German).