Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen


Entrepreneurial Strategy (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Markus Reihlen

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 9.102 Seminarraum | .

Inhalt: The rise of the digital economy creates a new blueprint for competition. Instead of creating and sustaining firm-specific competitive advantages, the new competition puts ecosystems and networks at the center of entrepreneurial strategies. Several factors have contributed to this networked-based approach, such as the need for deepening specialization as firms struggle to deliver increasingly complex products and services, the emergence of the Internet of Things, and the growing ubiquity of inexpensive, fast, and digital networks. These drivers have created the conditions for the emergence of entirely new industries or transformed existing industries as they became visible in the field of enterprise software, online social networks, video games, and retailers. Think about Blackberry, which captured the lion’s share of the smartphone market that it largely created for years. In February 2022, the firm announced it would cease operations and development of a new Blackberry smartphone. More recent political events with the Russian invasion of Ukraine have disrupted implicit assumptions of the world order. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to break this pattern because it will result in the isolation of the world’s 11th-largest economy and one of its largest commodity producers. Russia is the dominant supplier of gas to Europe and one of the world’s largest oil producers, and a key supplier of industrial metals such as nickel, aluminum, and palladium. Both Russia and Ukraine are major wheat exporters. The immediate global implications will be higher inflation, lower growth, some disruption to financial markets, and European energy shortages. Since war with a nuclear superpower can unfold its own dynamics as deeper sanctions take hold, we will move into uncharted waters. We will experience political, economic, and cultural destabilization of our global economy.

Qualitative Research Methods (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Markus Reihlen

Einzeltermin | Di, 05.09.2023, 09:00 - Di, 12.09.2023, 17:00 | C 6.026 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 06.09.2023, 09:00 - Mi, 13.09.2023, 17:00 | C 6.026 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Do, 07.09.2023, 09:00 - Do, 14.09.2023, 17:00 | C 6.026 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Qualitative research is a research strategy that emphasizes large bodies of unstructured data (textual, graphical, audio, and video data) that cannot be meaningfully analyzed by formal, statistical approaches. Despite differences, qualitative research approaches share at least the following two assumptions: (1) by systematically generating and analyzing data new theory can be discovered (inductive view), and (2) this theory stresses the understanding of the socio-economic world through an examination of interpretation of that world by its participants. Since each particular research method is informed by different philosophical traditions, this course will first introduce different perspectives on the socio-economic research process like positivism, interpretativism, realism, and postmodernism. Students will then learn how to set up a qualitative research project with particular emphasis on the case study approach. Case studies offer rich, empirical descriptions of particular examples of a phenomenon that are typically based on a variety of data sources. The case-study method involves using one or more cases to create case-based, empirical evidence used for a subsequent theory building. In order to build theory from case study data, students will be made familiar with the grounded theory, which is a general method of comparative analysis for qualitative data. The idea of the grounded theory is to develop theoretical categories, propositions, and mid-range theories based on a particular inductive method for qualitative data analysis. This data analysis is greatly supported by different software packages. While the course will provide an overview of existing software programs, students will be introduced in particular to the Atlas.ti platform. The course is designed as a doctorate workshop. Throughout the course, initiative, creativity, and critical thinking on part of the students will be appreciated and encouraged.

Masterforum (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Markus Reihlen

14-täglich | Dienstag | 18:15 - 19:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 6.320 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 27.06.2023, 16:00 - Di, 27.06.2023, 19:45 | C 6.026 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course is a companion course for preparing a master's thesis. The course is open for those students who write their thesis in the field of strategy, organization, and entrepreneurship, preferably at my professorship, and follow either a theoretical or qualitative empirical research design. You will learn how to construct interesting research questions in strategy, organization, and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, you will be familiar with essential expectations in crafting an excellent thesis that is theoretically sound and has methodological rigor. Students will present and discuss their research problems, theoretical positions, and empirical research designs they want to apply to their master's thesis. Students will receive feedback and critically reflect on their chosen research problems, theoretical approach, and empirical research design.

Doktorandenoberseminar Entrepreneurship, Management & Innovation (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Markus Reihlen, Laura Venz

Einzeltermin | Di, 09.05.2023, 16:00 - Di, 09.05.2023, 18:00 | C 6.317 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 16.05.2023, 16:00 - Di, 16.05.2023, 18:00 | C 5.310 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 06.06.2023, 16:00 - Di, 06.06.2023, 18:00 | C 6.317 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 20.06.2023, 16:00 - Di, 20.06.2023, 18:00 | C 6.317 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 28.06.2023, 11:45 - Mi, 28.06.2023, 17:30 | C 12.001 Seminarraum | Conference Day

Betreuung Abschlussarbeiten WiSe 2023/24 - Strategisches Management (Belegung)

Dozent/in: Markus Reihlen

Inhalt: The Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship professorship supervises conceptual and qualitative empirical theses in strategy, entrepreneurship, management, and organizational theory. Current areas of interest include: - Strategic Management - Organization theory and design - New forms of organization - Entrepreneurship (corporate, digital, social entrepreneurship) - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - New forms of working and organizing (Agile, Holacracy, Coworking, etc.) - Integration of corporate and sustainability strategy - Digitalization and digital transformation In general, you can also contribute your own conceptual and empirical ideas as long as they roughly fall within the professorship's thematic areas and methodological orientations.

QZ Management & Entrepreurship (Workshop)

Dozent/in: Markus Reihlen, Ursula Weisenfeld

Einzeltermin | Do, 29.06.2023, 09:00 - Do, 29.06.2023, 11:45 | C 6.317 Seminarraum