Course Schedule


Finance & Accounting Research (Sustainable Corporate Governance) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Jan Apel, Patrick Velte

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 17.10.2023 - 19.11.2023 | C 7.307 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 21.11.2023, 14:15 - Di, 21.11.2023, 17:45 | C 7.307 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 28.11.2023 - 09.01.2024 | C 7.307 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 19.12.2023, 14:00 - Di, 19.12.2023, 18:00 | extern | Ebner Stolz

Inhalt: The research project deals with specific sustainable corporate governance attributes (e.g., board gender diversity, sustainability-related management compensation, sustainability board committees). The students work together in small groups (with 2 persons on average) and prepare a presentation and an essay. The students will conduct an empirical analysis of sustainable corporate governance. Moreover, they will deduce concrete recomendations for research, regulatory bodies and business practice.

Management and Entrepreneurship Research - Challenges of data-driven business models and innovations: When and why do consumers share their data? (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Monika Imschloß

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 14.001 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This seminar comprises three major pillars: i) Theoretical foundation: Discussion and understanding of challenges and opportunities of data-driven business models from a theoretical perspective. A brief introduction. ii) Methodological foundation: To understand the value of data from a customer-perspective, it is necessary to acquire knowledge about the methods that firms can use to determine whether, when, and why customers are willing to share their data. In particular, we will focus on experiments as means how companies can gain an understanding of the conditions that are necessary for customers to share their data. Hence, students will learn the methodological foundations of experimental research. iii) Application of theoretical and methodological knowledge: Designing and analyzing your own experiment in a group of students to obtain insights on how data can be obtained for data-driven business models and innovations.

Management and Entrepreneurship Research - Cultural Entrepreneurship & Technology (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Lena Kostuj

Einzeltermin | Mo, 30.10.2023, 08:15 - Mo, 30.10.2023, 11:45 | C 40.254 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 06.11.2023 - 15.12.2023 | C 40.254 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 11:45 | 15.01.2024 - 22.01.2024 | C 40.254 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 29.01.2024, 10:15 - Mo, 29.01.2024, 11:45 | C 40.254 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Technology has fundamentally changed how our world functions. It has also changed how cultural institutions and cultural entrepreneurs operate. In this seminar, students will explore how technology has transformed the creation, distribution, and consumption of cultural products and services, such as music, film, art, and more. Participants will learn about the diverse ways in which cultural entrepreneurs and organizations are leveraging digital platforms, social media, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to reach global audiences, tackle challenges, and build sustainable businesses. They will also delve into the obstacles and ethical considerations associated with integrating technology and cultural entrepreneurship, including issues related to accessibility, digital divide and precarious working conditions. Moreover, this seminar will encourage participants to think critically and creatively about potential future developments at the intersection of culture, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Management and Entrepreneurship Research Seminar - Entrepreneurship in the Platform Economy (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Elke Schüßler

14-täglich | Montag | 08:15 - 11:45 | 16.10.2023 - 27.11.2023 | C 4.111 Seminarraum
wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 11:45 | 15.01.2024 - 22.01.2024 | C 12.108 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 05.02.2024, 08:15 - Mo, 05.02.2024, 11:45 | C 12.108 Seminarraum | Ersatztermin

Inhalt: Content: This course provides a basic understanding of platform-based organizing along different dimensions such as understanding different facets of the platform economy, the role of platform-dependent entrepreneurs, digital business models, platform labor or the societal implications of platforms. This knowledge is gained through a project-based investigation of different platforms using netnographic research methods. Students conduct research on specific platforms and, through a cross-case comparison and paired with conceptual readings, arrive at a better understanding of digital platforms as an opportunity for entrepreneurship and a mode of organizing. Sessions are marked by the sharing of experiences and insights among students, in addition to guidance and conceptual inputs from the instructor. Professional competence: The students • are familiar with the principles underlying platform-based organizing • explore and understand different theoretical perspectives on the platform economy • understand the societal, economic and managerial relevance of platform-based organizing • are able to critically assess the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship in the digital economy • develop methodological skills, especially enhanced observational and reflective skills, paired with subsequent theorization and writing • learn how to design and carry out meaningful research projects that advance our theoretical understanding of the field of entrepreneurship Personal competence: The students • learn how to reason beyond current developments—envisioning and critically exploring possible futures of platform-based organizing and entrepreneurship, also as a basis for assessing their own entrepreneurial ventures • practice acquiring knowledge from a variety of sources, ranging from most advanced scholarly literature to specifically applied practitioner debates and own research, and learn how to critically reflect and creatively recombine this knowledge to responsibly form and advocate their own opinion Teaching and learning format: The course mixes self-study, specifically reading and writing before class, with conducting an own small qualitative research project. In-class sessions combine short lectures, extensive reflective discussions and sharing of experiences, and cross-case comparisons of the individual platform observations. Students are expected to arrive well prepared at each session to enable an interactive mode of learning.