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

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.

Philosophy of Social Science (Complementary Studies)


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.

Philosophy 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 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 different levels, such as economics, sociology, political science, culturology, social psychology, and the respective socio-technologies such as management or law. 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 relationship 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 classroom. 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.

Management


Much of our professional and private life today is shaped by management and organizations. Management matters to all of us. We have to manage ourselves, manage others in student working groups, and after graduation, manage within firms. This course will take you on a trip through some main roads, a few backstreets, and several exciting places to explore management thinking and practice. Mary Parker Follett once stated: “Management is the art of getting things done through people.” We do so by infusing organizations with a purpose, developing strategies to anticipate the future, organizing people’s work, making organizational decisions, managing digital technology, shaping daily routine operations, and, among other things, facilitating innovation. Throughout these topics, you will learn to combine state-of-the-art scientific knowledge with practical applications and reflections.

Ziel: The objective of this module is to give students a thorough introduction to the topic of Management. This course aims to provide a basic understanding of the following topics:

1. Managers and Management

2. Managing Purpose

3. Managing Strategy

4. Managing Structures

5. Managing Decision-Making

6. Managing Digital Technology

7. Managing Routine Operations

8. Managing Expertise

9. Managing Innovation

Masterforum


The students report on the status of their master's thesis and present it for discussion.

FURTHER DATES WILL BE SET AT THE KICK-OFF

Ziel: The final thesis is a milestone in academic education. However, too often essential questions about the thesis remain unclear. In this colloquium, all students will present their research projects and we will be given "hands-on" tips on the following questions concerning the thesis:

1. How do I develop an interesting research question?

2. Which research design is best suited to answer my research question?

3. What is the best way to conduct a literature search?

4. How do I structure my argumentation effectively?

5. How can I improve my scientific writing?

6. How do I structure my project "master thesis" most efficiently?

Prof. Dr. habil Ullrich Wegner

Management - Managing Enterprises in a volatile Environment


The seminar will cover the following aspects:

1. Agility and Flexibility

2. Szenario Planning

3. Risk Management

4. Digital Transformation

5. Stakeholder Management

6. Resilience

Ziel: The seminar has 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.