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Institute of Management

Chair of Human Resource Management
Prof. Nieken
Office: Sonya Masyan

Chair of Management Accounting
Prof. Wouters
Office: Nadine Fleischer

Chair of Management
Prof. Lindstädt
Office: Anne Vogeley


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The Institute of Management at KIT is a competent partner for companies, researchers of various disciplines as well as for students. Our main focus lies in the areas controlling, corporate governance, human resource management, personnel economics, organization, and strategy. We not only conduct research in these areas but also create linkages to practical issues in companies. We foster cooperation with companies and researchers, especially those from economics and natural sciences. Possible cooperation can for example be established within the framework of joint research projects or student theses.

We emphasize theory based, fact-based and quantitative approaches and aim to go beyond pure description of phenomena and to develop and apply analytical frameworks that provide directions for action. We incorporate results and methods from other scientific disciplines, from the natural sciences but also from behavioral sciences into our work and pursue an international orientation.


We´re moving!

From the 16th of February you will find the Chair of Human Resource Management at the Allianzgebäude (Geb.05.20) on the 2nd Floor.

Photo Julia Schreier
Awards for Julia Schreier

Julia Schreier received the Faculty Award for her master thesis “Effects of incentive contracts on work performance“ at the graduation ceremony 2017 and the Best Presentation Award for her presentation “Carrots and sticks: The effects of framed incentives in team settings“ at the 5th KIT PhD Symposium on September 19, 2017. 

The Chair of Management Accounting is looking for a new team member: PhD Student at the interface of marketing and management accounting.

The research will focus on marketing and sales in business markets and in particular on the role of customer value propositions. These express the benefits of a particular offering in financial terms for customers, making customer value propositions also a form of interorganizational management accounting. That is why this research is at the interface of marketing and management accounting, and experts from both areas will be involved in this research project. The research will be based on survey data and possibly experimental data. Furthermore, field studies with firms are important to inspire the research ideas. You will also be involved in teaching tutorials and seminars in management accounting. Ideally, our new colleague joins us 1st of April, 2018. Please contact Professor Marc Wouters (marc.wouters@kit.edu) if you have any questions or you want to apply.

Practice-Seminar with Porsche

Professor Marc Wouters and Mr. Michael Pelz are running a new kind of seminar in the winter semester 2017-18. Together with Porsche, students work on topics concerning cost estimation to support negotiations with suppliers. The kickoff was at Porsche in Weissach, several meetings will be at KIT, and the final presentations will be with Porsche in Zuffenhausen.

Auszeichnung Dr. Kerstin Fehre

Dr. Kerstin Fehre wurde im Rahmen der Strategic Management Society 36th Annual Conference mit dem "Strategic Leadership & Governnace Interest Group Oustanding Reviewer Award" ausgezeichnet.

Vortrag von Prof. Lindstädt bei der WirtschaftsWoche-Konferenz "Business After Future"

Vortrag mit dem Titel "Strategic Business Wargaming: Verstehen wie der Wettbewerber tickt"

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Prof. Lindstädt in HandelsblattJournal, May 2016

"Car Wars - Wargaming: Versetzen Sie sich in Ihren Wettbewerber hinein - analytisch!" 

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Konferenz Wirtschaftswoche

Changes in the examination procedure

More information here

Paper accepted for publication in California Management Review

A paper written by Professor Marc Wouters, Professor James C. Anderson (Northwestern University) and Dr. Markus Kirchberger on customer value propositions for startups will be published in California Management Review. This is one the leading, global management practice journals. The paper "New-Technology Startups Seeking Pilot Customers: Crafting a Pair of Value Propositions" will appear in the summer of 2018.