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  →


Workshop: Gender in Adaptive Design

Prof. Nieken and her group together with the KD²School are organizing the first workshop on "Gender in Adaptive Design." In an interdisciplinary format, international researchers discuss topics around gender discrimination, AI, and adaptive systems. Together, we will discuss how the integration of gender aspects can lead to fairer and more inclusive technological solutions. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Paul M. Gorny.

Link to the workshop schedule
Girls'Day 2023

On 27.04.2023, schoolgirls learned the basics of business in a playful way at the "Become a Manager (for a Day)" event organized by the Chair of Management Accounting. In their own company, they decided which waffles to produce and at what price to sell them. It was a great experience that allowed the girls to demonstrate their leadership skills and make important decisions. Perhaps the event even sparked an interest in a career in management in some of them!

Girls’Day at the KIT
Grant 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.”

Link to grant award
Lehrpreis 2023
Faculty Teaching Award 2023 for Prof. Dr. Hagen Lindstädt and team

Once a year, the KIT Presidium awards the KIT Faculty Teaching Prize for outstanding teaching. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros and is awarded per KIT faculty. The prize money is to be used for the further improvement of teaching and studies.

Link to the YouTube-Video
Seminar mit dder Porsche AG
Security 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!

Seminar Management Accounting
IBU at Institute Fair of the Student Council

The three chairs of the IBU participated together in the institute fair of the student council of economics. In the foyer of the Audimax, students could inform themselves about the specialization offers of our chairs.

Teaching at the Institute of Management
StartUp Initiative at the Chair of Management

Opportunity to promote start-ups at the chair of Prof. Dr. Hagen Lindstädt

Link to the start-up slide
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.

Link to the Article
"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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