Lehrangebot

Die didaktische Konzeption des Lehrstuhls sieht folgende Komponenten vor:

  • Interaktive Vorlesungen zur Vermittlung theoretischer Basiskenntnisse in einem Wissensbereich. Vorlesungen finden mit vielfältigem Medieneinsatz (PowerPoint, Video, Internet) statt und werden durch Beispiele aus der Unternehmenspraxis und Gastreferenten praktisch vertieft.
  • Diese Basiskenntnisse werden durch innovative, methodische Ansätze der Studierendenausbildung im Rahmen von Übungen ergänzt. Dazu gehören forschendes sowie situiertes Lernen beim Bearbeiten und Präsentieren von Fallstudien zur Vertiefung und Kontextualisierung theoretischen Wissens sowie Reflexionsorientiertheit bei der kritischen Analyse von Theorien und Best Practices aus der Industrie.
  • Im Zentrum der Ausbildung durch Seminare stehen die Eigentätigkeit und Erfahrung der Studierenden. Dabei lernen die Studierenden nicht nur wissenschaftliche Methoden auf praxisrelevante Themengebiete anzuwenden, sondern sammeln auch Erfahrung in der eigenständigen Entwicklung von Forschungsthemen und in der kooperativen Bearbeitung von Forschungsprojekten. Darüber hinaus wird das soziale Lernen durch Teamprojekte gefördert.
  • Inhaltlich werden prinzipiell Lehrveranstaltungen zur strategischen und internationalen Unternehmensführung, zur Organisationstheorie und zur empirischen Sozialforschung angeboten. Um die internationale Mobilität unserer Studenten zu fördern, werden unsere Veranstaltungen vornehmlich in englischer Sprache angeboten.

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Current Courses

Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen

Doctoral colloquium Entrepreneurship, Management & Innovation


Masterforum


Die Studierenden berichten zum Arbeitsstand ihrer Masterthesis und stellen diesen zur Diskussion.

WEITERE TERMINE WERDEN BEIM AUFTAKT FESTGELEGT

Ziel: Die Abschlussarbeit ist ein Meilenstein in der akademischen Ausbildung. Allerdings bleiben zu oft wesentliche Fragen zur Abschlussarbeit unklar. In diesem Kolloquium präsentieren alle Stdierende ihre Forschungsvorhaben und wir geben "hands-on" Tipps zu folgenden Fragen rund um das Thema Abschlussarbeit:

1. Wie entwickle ich eine interessante Forschungsfrage?

2. Welches Research Design ist am besten zur Beantwortung meiner Forschungsfrage geeignet?

3. Wie gehe ich bei der Literaturrecherche am besten vor?

4. Wie strukturiere ich meine Argumentation effektiv?

5. Wie kann ich mein wissenschaftliches Schreiben verbessern?

6. Wie strukturiere ich mein Projekt "Masterarbeit" am effizientesten?

Das Masterforum bietet den Studenten die Möglichkeit ihre Forschungsprojekte in einem geschützten Raum zu präsentieren und somit frühzeitig Feedback von Studenten und Dozenten zur Verbesserung der eigenen Arbeit zu bekommen.

Philsophy of Social Science


This course provides you with insights into how to do more engaging and useful research. So what can philosophy contribute to social science? The answer is straightforward: it helps to construct more interesting research problems by challenging taken-for-granted assumptions. The philosophy of social science raises fundamental questions relevant to the practicing researcher, such as what is the nature of social phenomena? Should we see organizations as accumulations of autonomous individuals, collective actors with goals of their own, or systems embedded into society? What is the appropriate form of investigation? Should we rely on empirical facts, on our reason, on action, or on intuition? Can we investigate society by studying individuals or via their social structures? What values and norms of social actions are appropriate? Should we see the individual's freedom (maximization of individual benefit) or his/her responsibility to the community at large (maximization of collective benefit) as the primary goal of social action?

This course blends specific perspectives from the philosophy of social science with controversies in social studies. Our use of the term social studies is broad; it includes all disciplines that study social systems of different kinds and of different levels such as economics, sociology, political science, culturology, social psychology, and the respective socio-technologies such as management. This course will enable students to explain how philosophy could contribute to the improvement and interestingness of social research. More specifically, students will be made familiar with general philosophical controversies in social science such as individualism versus holism, idealism versus materialism, the positivism versus postmodernism debates. Finally, we address the relation between science and praxis and reflect upon the different statuses of science and technology.

Ziel: This course is designed as a seminar, which requires preparation by students before each session and dynamic interaction in the class room. Students are encouraged to debate their particular views, philosophical problems underlying their research, and research issues in class.

You will find all readings and my manuscript (including all slides used in class) on the Leuphana learning platform myStudy.

Organization, Strategy and Innovation


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Managing organizations in today’s competitive and societal environment is complex and challenging. Think about the newspaper industry, which is undergoing one of its most fundamental changes triggered by the rise of digital technology. Firms are seeking salvation in a declining industry by creating new business models and defensive cost cutting strategies. The key issue we address in this course is how managers orchestrate the interplay between strategy, organization, and innovation for navigating their organizations through complex economic, cultural, political, and ecological demands. This course is built upon the premise that students of management should learn to combine state of the art scientific knowledge with practical applications and reflections. Instead of regarding the student as a passive memorizer of predefined knowledge, participants will reflect upon theories and become active inquirers themselves.

COURSE STRUCTURE

We will use a flexible teaching style mixing lectures, case discussions, and multimedia presentations whenever appropriate. It is imperative for you as a student to have read the required book chapters, articles, and cases before coming to class. Class discussion will be used to explore theoretical as well as practical business implications from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Why Trust Science?


The question that this seminar raises is "why trust science?" when dealing with the grand challenges from managing a pandemic to climate change. Why should we trust climate scientists more about climate change instead of following the claims of the petroleum industry or with regard to cancer the tobacco industry? Why is that a significant fraction of society deny scientific explanation and evidence ranging from climate change to vaccination? In order to find a well-grounded answer to these and related questions, this seminar will address three key issues that are important to understand the role of science in society. Firstly, this seminar provides students with a deeper understanding of different perspectives on what science is and especially on how science works. Three key answers how science works have been provided by three dominant views such as empiricism, realism, and interpretivism. Secondly, we will then explore science denials and emerging debates around post-truth that are considered the enemies of science. Finally, we will discuss the link between science and technology and use the field of data science, biotechnology, and management as areas of application.

Ziel: This course will make students familiar with key concepts of the philosophy of science and technology. In addition, they will learn, although selectively, to apply scientific methods to address real world problems. Social skills will be motivated through social learning and team work activities. My educational approach can be summarized with the IRAS-acronym.

I - Inquiry: students will learn how to explore a new topic by doing research themselves.

R - Reflection: students are encouraged to critically reflect different points of view.

A - Application: students will translate knowledge into action by explore cases of application.

S - Social Interaction: students will learn as individuals but also in groups through different forms of team exercises and peer feedback learning.

Prof. Dr. habil Ullrich Wegner

Management - Seminar #11 Managing Digitalization in Family Enterprises


Digitization is in full swing: Chat Bots, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are on everyone's lips and will change a lot, but what does that mean for family enterprises? In this seminar, you will examine current trends in digitization and analyze how business models are transformed/influenced by digitization.

Ziel: The seminar has three main goals:

1. You learn about the significance of digitization for different business models and how to manage it.

2. You improve your communication skills.

3. You improve your writing skills.

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.