Porscheseminar 2022Seminar Management Accounting WS 23/24

The Chair of Management Accounting is organizing two seminars in the coming semester (WS 2023/2024). In the seminar "Management Accounting: Special Topics", the topic "Automotive Industry in Transition - Rethinking Cost Structure" will be addressed in cooperation with Porsche AG (Flyer). The seminar "Management Accounting: Sustainability Topics" focuses on sustainability issues. Registration is possible until October 8 via the WIWI portal.

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Nieken"The Leadership Quarterly" Best Article Award 2021

Prof. Petra Nieken has been awarded the best article award from the journal "The Leadership Quarterly" with the paper: How (not) to motivate online workers: Two controlled field experiments on leadership in the gig economy. with co-authors Sebastian Fest, Ola Kvaløy and Anja Schöttner.

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SchreibtischPublication „Digital Leadership: Motivating Online Workers” in IZA World of Labor

Prof. Petra Nieken published an overview on digital leadership in IZA World of Labor. The full paper can be downloaded here.

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GrantGrant award for Research Group Human Resource Management

Together with Mengjie Wang (Cardiff University) and Emike Nasamu (University of Chester), Paul M. Gorny received the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant for their project “Predict, Advise or Perform? – The Role of Automated Systems in Human Interaction.”

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StellenausschreibungStellenausschreibung Junior Researcher am Lehrstuhl HRM

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Seminar mit dder Porsche AGSecurity of supply and resilient supply chain

In the winter semester 22/23, the Chair of Management Accounting held a seminar in cooperation with Porsche AG on the topic of "Supply Security and Resilient Supply Chain". The seminar participants looked at the costs of risks in the supply chain of the automotive industry as well as various measures that can be taken to be successful in the long term. The final event took place at Porsche AG in Zuffenhausen and was attended by experts and senior managers. The seminar ended with a guided tour in the production of the Porsche Taycan!

A similar seminar will be offered in the winter semester 2023/2024!

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WargameProf. Lindstädt in HandelsblattJournal, May 2016

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

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Conference Wirtschaftswoche

ResearchIn cooperation with Audi AG

The successful research cooperation between Prof. Marc Wouters and Audi AG in the field of "Controlling of vehicle development projects", which has been in place since 2015, starts a new round on January 1, and April 1, 2022, with two new research projects. The focus is on the major technical, but also economic challenges in the automotive industry of tomorrow. Audi AG is funding two research positions. These new projects are at the interface between innovations in business practice and research questions in business administration.


Porsche-MuseumDecarbonisation of the supply chain

The chair of management accounting offered a seminar in cooperation with Porsche AG in the winter semester. The topic of the seminar was the "decarbonisation of the supply chain". The participants of the seminar looked at the costs and feasibility of various approaches for the automotive industry to minimise greenhouse gas emissions in the long term. The presentations took place at Porsche in Zuffenhausen and were attended by several experts and senior managers. We ended the seminar with a visit to the Porsche museum!
In the next WS 22/23 we will try to offer a similar seminar again.

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Homepage WorkshopMini-Workshop on Moral Behavior

Prof. Dr. Simon Dato and Prof. Dr. Eberhard Feess will visit the group of Prof. Nieken for a Mini-Workshop on Moral Behavior. For more information please contact office (

LeadershipPublication Digital Leadership
Wirtschaftswoche Prof. LindstädtProf. Lindstädt in Wirtschaftswoche June 2020

Prof. Lindstädt on wargaming, strategic planning and scenario techniques.

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SEW LogoAward - Alexander Graf was awarded the Study Prize of the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation

Mr. Alexander Graf was awarded the Ernst Blickle Study Prize 2019 of the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation for his master's thesis on "Reinforcement Learning in Game Theory - Development of a Q-Learning-based AI for Optimal Strategy Finding in the Iterative Prisoner's Dilemma". We congratulate him on this award.

AutoSecurity of supply and resilient supply chain

The Chair of Management Accounting is organizing the seminar "Automotive Industry in Transition - Security of Supply and Resilient Supply Chain" together with the Porsche AG in the upcoming semester (WS 2022/2023). The focus of the seminar is on the analysis of measures to secure supply. Registrations are possible until October 5th under this link .

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PromotionCongratulations on passing the doctoral examination

We congratulate Dr. Michael Disch and Dr. Dominik Hammann on passing their doctoral exams. In a research project lasting several years in close cooperation with AUDI AG, they investigated topics such as the applicability of Big Data and machine learning in product controlling and the challenges of financial controlling of development projects.

E-BookBook Publication Potentiale digitaler Führung und Technologien für die Teaminterkation von morgen

Prof. Petra Nieken published an ebook together with  Prof. Gisela Lanza, Prof. Peter Nyhuis, and Dr. Angelika Trübswetter. The ebook gives insights into digital leadership and our project teamIn.

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SpyingBlog Post Man and Technology

Professor Dr. Marc Wouters has written a blog post "The Future of Work: Big Data and Performance Measurement in Companies" for the KIT Center Man and Technology. In it, he writes why Big Data can be an opportunity for management and employee evaluation. His text opens up an exciting perspective that will probably become increasingly relevant in the future.

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Management Accounting Research journal cover top partCall for Papers: Performance Measurement in Dynamic Environments

Prof. Dr. Marc Wouters is one the Guest Editors of a Special Issue of Management Accounting Research (MAR). Related to the 2020 Performance Management Association (PMA) Conference, this Special Issue of MAR welcomes research on performance measurement and management in a dynamic environment. This research addresses the challenge how performance measurement is or could be used in fast-moving environments. Technological disruptions; globalization; new forms of collaboration between organizations in supply chains and in broader networks of organizations; availability of more data through social media and the Internet of Things, are but examples of such challenging contexts.



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LernfabrikPublication at CLF 2022


Prof. Petra Nieken, Dr. Paul Gorny and Karoline Ströhlein together with colleagues from wbk, Uni Hanover and Uni Graz have successfully submitted the articles “Decision Experiments in the Learning Factory: A Proof of Concept”, “Human-Oriented Design of Andon-Boards 4.0 – Promoting Decentralized Decisions on the Shopfloor and Acceptance by Employees” and “New Competences in a Digitalized Shopfloor – A Modular Training Concept for Learning Factories” at the 12th Conference on Learning Factories. The articles address economic research in real-world production environments (learning factories). This research is particularly fundamental for the human-centered development of digital technologies.

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SeminarSeminar Digital Citizen Science

Digital Citizen Science is an innovative approach to conduct field research - interactively and in the real world. Especially in times of social distancing measures essential questions about how private lives are changing are investigated. Who is experiencing more stress during HomeOffice hours? Who is flourishing while learning at home because flow is experienced more often? Which formats of digital cooperation are fostering social contacts and bonding? These and other questions that target the main topic: Well-being @Home are focused in these seminar projects.

KioskKIT Future Fields funding for KD²Ex – Karlsruhe Decision and Design Experimentation Ecosystem

Prof. Christof Weinhardt (IISM), Prof. Alexander Mädche (IISM), Prof. Petra Nieken (IBU), Prof. Benjamin Scheibehenne (IISM), Prof. Nora Szech (ECON), Prof. Melanie Volkamer (AIFB) and Prof. Alexander Woll (IFSS), jointly received funding for setting up the Karlsruhe Decision & Design Experimentation Ecosystem (KD²Ex). The funding within the KIT Future Fields special tender for investments enables new forms of participatory research: Digital Citizen Science with focus on "Wellbeing at Home".

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The Human Resource Management Group, led by Prof. Dr. Nieken, is pleased to announce teamIn, which was launched on January 1, 2020. As a joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund, teamIn - Digital Leadership and Technologies for Tomorrow's Team Interaction", investigates the adaptation of leadership and organizational structures to the challenges of digitization and industry 4.0.

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Given the current situation, the offices of the Institute of  Management will be closed to the public. Please contact our office and staff by e-mail. This also applies to all documents until further notice.





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