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In cooperation with Audi AG

Our 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, will start a new round on January 1, 2022 with the new research project "Strategic Cost Control of Innovative Development Projects". The focus is on the major technical and economic challenges facing the automotive industry of tomorrow. Audi AG is funding an additional research assistant position for this project. The new research project is at the interface between innovations in corporate practice and scientific questions on business administration topics.

Seminar 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.

The seminar theses are supervised by academics from multiple institutes that are working together on the topic of Digital Citizen Science. Involved are the research groups of Prof. Mädche, Prof. Nieken, Prof. Scheibehenne, Prof. Szech, Prof. Volkamer, Prof. Weinhardt and Prof. Woll.

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Blog 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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Publication at CLF 2021

The article "Learning Factory Labs as Field-in-the-Lab Environments - An Experimental Concept for Human-Centred Production Research" by Dr. Paul M. Gorny (IBU), Magnus Kandler (wbk), Prof. Gisela Lanza (wbk), Prof. Petra Nieken (IBU), Louis Schäfer (wbk) and Karoline Ströhlein (IBU) was accepted at the 11th Conference on Learning Factories. The article discusses the use of learning factories as economic experimental laboratories and describes the scientific potential of the resulting experiments. This empirical approach, in the nexus of economics and production engineering, is exemplified using the learning factory for Global Production of the wbk. This research concept is particularly conducive to the development of human-centered digital technologies.

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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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Coronavirus / COVID-19

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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KIT 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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Prof. Lindstädt in Wirtschaftswoche June 2020

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

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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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Call 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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Prof. Lindstädt in HandelsblattJournal, May 2016

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

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