The institute focuses on management issues in three research groups: Human Resource Management, Management Accounting and Strategic Management. Analysis of strategic decisions, financial management information, as well as incentive and motivational mechanisms are core topics. read more  →


Security 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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"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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Publication „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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Decarbonisation 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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In 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.


Project "Collaboration and Cooperation in the Presence of Adaptive Robotics"

Dr. Paul M. Gorny (IBU) and Louis Schäfer (wbk) have been awarded funding from the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) for their project "Collaboration and Cooperation in the Presence of Adaptive Robotics" within the realm of the Small Grants Program. With these funds they will investigate the implications of adaptive and automated production on employees' interactions.

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Prof. Lindstädt in Wirtschaftswoche June 2020

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

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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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Award - 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.

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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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