Academic Departments

Who we are

The Academic Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship explores developments and extends research into management of innovation and company start-ups. The research focus lies on empirical investigation of innovation and start-up processes. Research subjects include corporate strategies to profit from innovation, openness in innovation processes, innovation by users, patent management, the recognition of business opportunities, entrepreneurial individuals‘ and teams‘ psychological processes, strategies for young companies, as well as understanding the consequences of entrepreneurial failure.

Professors

Prof. Dr. Oliver Alexy

Strategic Entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

  • Growth & renewal of firms
  • Ecosystems
  • (Innovation) strategy
  • Open innovation
  • Organization design

Awards

  • Finalist (one of three), Past Division Chairs’ Emerging Scholar Award, Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division, Academy of Management Conference 2013, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Finalist (one of four), Best Paper Award, DRUID Conference 2013, Barcelona, Spain
  • Best Reviewer Award Academy of Management Journal 2014
  • Best Teaching Award, TUM School of Management, 2013

Editorship

  • Academy of Management Journal, Member of the Editorial Review Board
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Member of Board of Reviewers

Curriculum vitae

Oliver Alexy joined TUM School of Management in July 2012 as Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Previously, he held several roles in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School in London, England. Oliver’s teaching encompasses lectures and seminars on topics such as organizational renewal, business models, open innovation, and entrepreneurial growth. He currently teaches on the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at TUM School of Management and furthermore offers courses to students of other departments, such as Informatics. Oliver‘s research revolves around the design of organizations in general, and of R&D organization in particular, and how this relates to the innovative success and strategic renewal of established companies and the establishment and growth of start-ups. In this context, he particularly focuses on the role of open and distributed innovation processes and networks, topics which are of high interest and relevance to academics and practitioners alike. His research has been published or is forthcoming in leading international academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, as well as practitioner-oriented outlets such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, and McKinsey Quarterly.

Selected current research projects

Origins of organizing: In cooperation with INSEAD and the University of Vienna, we enquire how young firms go about designing their fledgling organizations. The insights we develop will help start-ups organize better, and shed new light on the path-dependent processes by which firms are shaped.

Harnessing External Innovations Project (HEIP): Together with partners from Imperial College and the University of Bath, we seek to understand better how firms can successfully innovate together with agents and entities outside the firm. In doing so, we want to improve our understanding of why, when, and how firms can successfully engage in more open and distributed forms of innovation.

Key Publications

    Prof. Dr. jur. Christoph Ann, LL.M.

    Corporate and Intellectual Property Law

    Areas of interest

    • European and International Law of Technology Protection (Patents & Trade Secrets) including Licensing and Competition Law, including respective business environments (IP strategy and IP management)

    Editorship

    • Schriftenreihe “Geistiges Eigentum und Wettbewerb (GEW)”, Verlag Carl Heymanns, Köln, Editorial Board Member (with Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbeck)
    • Schriftenreihe des Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden- Baden, Editorial Board Member (with Prof. Dres. Robert Brauneis, Josef Drexl, Thomas Möllers und Joseph Straus)
    • NomosKommentar BGB, Band 5: Erbrecht, 4. Aufl., 2014 (bis 2. Aufl. 2007 AnwaltKommentar im Anwaltverlag Bonn), Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, Co-Editor (with Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kroiß und Prof. Dr. Jörg Mayer)
    • “Schriftenreihe Lizenzen und Lizenzvertragsrecht“ (bis 2015: “Schriftenreihe zum Technologietransfer“), Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, Editorial Board Member (with Prof. Dr. Christian Osterrieth)

    Curriculum vitae

    Professor Christoph Ann has held the TUM School of Management’s Chair of Corporate and IP Law since 2003.

    Prof. Ann has earned law degrees in both Germany and the U.S. (LL.M., Duke ’88). Before coming to Munich, he practiced as an attorney in Munich and Erlangen and from 2000-2003 taught IP law as a full Professor of Law in Freiburg/Br., then Germany’s #1 law school. From 2001-2003 he also served as a judge on the Mannheim Regional Court’s renowned IP Infringement Panel with jurisdiction over the German state of Baden-Württemberg, which is technologically eminent. In Munich, Prof. Ann teaches IP Law at TUM and at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), where he also serves on the Managing Board.

    On a regular basis, Prof. Ann teaches at universities abroad; in the U.S. (GWU, UWash, Duke Univ., Stetson, UOregon), in Australia (La Trobe Univ.), in France (IHEE and Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg), and in Hungary (Andrássy University, Budapest). He holds adjunct professorships at both, George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., and LaTrobe University, School of Law, Melbourne.

    Prof. Ann’s has published six books and more than 150 articles and contributions to books. His new edition of the German speaking world’s leading treatise on Patent law (1,120 pp.) appeared in Feb. 2016. Prof. Ann’s interests focus on European and International Law of Technology Protection (Patents & Trade Secrets) including Licensing and Competition Law as well as the respective business environments (IP strategy and IP management).

    Prof. Ann is a listed Neutral with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, chairman of the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce’s Standing Court of Commercial Arbitration and has served as an arbitrator for the ICC, UNCITRAL, and the German Arbitration Institution (DIS). In Britain and the U.S. he has served as an expert for German and European IP Law.

    Selected current research projects

    Independence and impartiality of bodies charged with review of decisions at USPTO, SIPO, JPO, KIPO, EPO.

    Sponsored student research project on backlogs at Big 5 Patent Offices.

    Research on how African patent systems could be set up in ways beneficial for African SMEs, including present reform of the South African Company and IP Commission (CIPC)

    Key Publications

      Prof. Dr. Miriam Bird

      Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

      Contacts

      Email: miriam.bird@tum.de

      Areas of interest

      • Company succession, innovation and strategy in family firms
      • Firm growth
      • Family entrepreneurship
      • Organization and structure of start-ups
      • Economic sociology

      Awards

      • Research grant evaluated as excellent research contribution, Swiss National Science Foundation (2019)
      • Academy Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management (2015, 2017, 2020)
      • Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, Family Firm Institute (2015)
      • Carolyn Dexter Award, Academy of Management (2015)
      • Nomination for Best Research Paper, IFERA (2015)
      • Grant for research stay abroad: Excellent Entrepreneurship and Strategy Research, Svartz Foundation (2012)

      Curriculum vitae

      Since 2020, Miriam Bird holds the professorship for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn. As director, she is also leading the Global Center for Family Enterprise (GCFE). In her research, Miriam Bird focuses on topics such as company succession, innovation and strategy in family firms. In particular, she is interested in understanding better the social context enterprises are embedded in. Dr. Miriam Bird earned her PhD in 2014 at the Department of Management at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her dissertation topic dealt with the influence of family on entrepreneurial outcomes. In the course of her PhD studies, Prof. Bird was visiting researcher at McGill University, University of Alberta and HEC Montréal. After earning her PhD, she was assistant professor and operative director at the Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (2015-2020). In August 2019, she received the “venia legendi” (i.e., habilitation) for business administration. Her research won several prestigious international awards and has been featured in various media outlets and business magazines. Her last research grant on the topic of entrepreneurial teams was categorized as “excellent” research contribution by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

      Key Publications

      • Querbach, S., Bird, M., Kraft, P.S. & Kammerlander, N. (2020). When the former CEO stays on board: The role of the predecessor’s board retention for product innovation in family firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management 37(2), 184-207
      • Bird, M. & Zellweger, T. (2018). Relational embeddedness and firm growth: Comparing spousal and sibling entrepreneurs. Organization Science 29(2), 264-283
      • Bird, M. & Wennberg, K. (2016). Why family matters: The impact of family resources on immigrant entrepreneurs’ exit from entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing 31(6), 687-704
      • Kammerlander, N., Dessi, C., Bird, M. & Floris, M. (2015). The impact of shared stories on family firm innovation: A Multicase Study. Family Business Review 28(4), 332-354
      • Bird, M. & Wennberg, K. (2014). Regional influences on the prevalence of family versus non-family start-ups. Journal of Business Venturing 29(3), 421-436
      • Wiklund, J., Nordqvist, M. & Hellerstedt, K., Bird, M. (2013). Internal versus external ownership transition in family firms: An embeddedness perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 37(6), 1319-1340

      Prof. Dr. Nicola Breugst

      Entrepreneurial Behavior

      Areas of interest

      • Founder Teams
      • Entrepreneurial Cognition
      • Affect in Entrepreneurship
      • Entrepreneurial Motivation
      • Leadership in Young Ventures

      Awards

      • Excellence in Reviewing Award from Journal of Business Venturing for the year 2013

      Editorship

      • Journal of Business Venturing, Member of the Editorial Review Board

      Curriculum vitae

      Nicola Breugst holds the Professorship of Entrepreneurial Behavior at TUM School of Management since March 2012. She has a PhD in entrepreneurship from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena and her dissertation won the prestigious NFIB dissertation award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. Nicola worked at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and the National University of Singapore.

      Nicola’s research focuses on the people side of entrepreneurship. More specifically, she addresses questions of entrepreneurial affect, motivation, and cognition and integrates the entrepreneurs’ social contexts, such as the founder team, new venture employees, and mentors. Her papers were published in internationally leading entrepreneurship journals. Her fascination for the people side of entrepreneurship also inspires her teaching which aims at developing the students’ entrepreneurial and analytical thinking.

      Selected current research projects

      “Is entrepreneurial effort contagious?” – In cooperation with Indiana University, we investigate when entrepreneurial team members inspire their teammates to invest effort in their venture.

      “Does it take a strong team to identify opportunities?” – Jointly with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, we investigate how founder teams use their human capital to transfer a technology into entrepreneurial opportunities.

      Key Publications

        Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer

        Professor of Innovation and Digitalization

        Contacts

        Email: jens.foerderer@tum.de

        Awards

        • Doctoral scholarship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
        • International Doctoral Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
        • Bronnbacher Scholarship, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e.V.)
        • Scholarship, Julius Paul Stiegler Memorial Foundation

        Curriculum vitae

        Jens Förderer’s research focuses on the platform economy – one of the key implications of digitization. The concept of a platform is quite simple: A company provides a software platform as the infrastructure on which other companies can develop and commercialize complementary products and services. Platforms are changing the market situation across industries, especially in the fields of mechanical engineering and software development. For companies, they give rise to many new questions: How can companies attract other firms to their own platform? How can innovation be encouraged within the ecosystem? How can companies without platforms protect themselves from similar competitors with platforms? In his research, Jens Förderer investigates different approaches to the management of digital platforms.

        Jens Förderer has been Assistant Professor of Innovation and Digitization at TUM School of Management since 2019. He studied Business Informatics (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Mannheim Business School. Subsequently, he received a doctoral scholarship from the DFG to attend the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim, where he completed a graduate program as part of a structured doctoral program. He then worked as a Research Assistant for the Chair of General Management and Information Systems at the University of Mannheim. In the first half of 2016, he carried out research at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, after which he completed his doctorate in Economics (Dr. rer pol.) at the University of Mannheim Business School, where he was appointed Academic Councilor and admitted for habilitation. During this time, he also worked as coordinator of the digitization research alliance between Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Mannheim.

        Key Publications

          Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel

          Technology and Innovation Management

          Areas of interest

          • Open innovation
          • Markets for technology
          • Modularity
          • Patent management
          • Profiting from innovation

          Editorship

          • Academy of Management Journal, Member of the Editorial Review Board
          • Industrial and Corporate Change, Associate Editor
          • Research Policy, Advisory Editor

          Curriculum vitae

          Joachim Henkel joined TUM School of Management in 2004 as a full professor of technology and innovation management. He received a degree in physics from the University of Bonn, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Mannheim, and his habilitation in innovation management at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He was a visiting scholar at University College London, MIT Sloan School of Management, and at Harvard Business School, and in 2016 spends a sabbatical at Singapore Management University.

          He is regularly invited to give research seminars at international universities and business schools. After his Ph.D., he worked for two years with the consulting firm, Bain & Company. He consults for firms in the ICT industries, in particular on IP litigation matters.

          In his research, Joachim Henkel studies how firms balance open and proprietary approaches in their efforts to profit from innovation. Specifically, his topics comprise open innovation, user innovation, markets for technology, modularity, patent management, patent infringements, and profiting from innovation. His work has been published, among others, in Harvard Business Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. He serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Research Policy. Three of his former doctoral and habilitation students hold faculty positions at German universities. Since 2015, Joachim Henkel serves as the TUM School of Management’s Dean of Research.

          Selected current research projects

          Markets for technology: In joint work with Thomas Rønde (Copenhagen Business School), Dominic Distel, and Jan Paul Stein (both doctoral students at TUM), Joachim Henkel explores markets for technology. Specifically, this research studies the acquisition of young technology firms by incumbents and the stability of the market for IP cores in the semiconductor industry.

          Patent validity: What is the probability that a randomly selected patent, if challenged in court, would be invalidated? This question is of high relevance both to patent holders as to potential challengers. Joachim Henkel and Hans Zischka (a former doctoral student at TUM) address it using interviews, a survey, and an econometric analysis of German court decisions.

          Prof. Hana Milanov, PhD

          International Entrepreneurship

          Areas of interest

          • Internal Entrepreneurship
          • Entrepreneurial Networks
          • Network Dynamics and Change
          • Venture Capital, Legitimation, status transfer, and reputation mechanisms

          Awards

          • Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Master of International Management program,
            IE Business School

          Editorship

          • Journal of Business Venturing, Member of the Editorial Review Board

          Curriculum vitae

          Hana Milanov has been a Professor of International Entrepreneurship at TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich since 2012. Since 2012, she serves as the Academic Director of the Executive MBA in Innovation and Business Creation at TUM. Prior to her employment at TUM, she worked at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, as a Professor of Entrepreneurship. She completed her doctoral studies in Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University in USA.

          Prof. Milanov conducts research at the nexus of the literatures in entrepreneurship, international business and social networks. Her interests lie in understanding the evolution of alliances and networks and their role in firm internationalization, opportunity exploitation and firm performance. Her research has been published in leading international academic journals, such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Business Venturing, and the Academy of Management Perspectives. Prof. Milanov is experienced in teaching in undergraduate, MBA, Masters, Executive MBA and PhD programs across different countries (Croatia, Germany, Spain, USA). She enjoys interactive teaching and as a supporter of experiential and action-learning, has actively developed teaching materials and contributed to teaching conferences.

          Selected current research projects

          “Like a moth to a flame” – We integrate multiple data sources to investigate how business angels’ popularity and media activity influences start-ups’ access to professional investors and funding.

          “The Gender of Family business” – In cooperation with IE Business School, we investigate causes and consequences of gender participation in the governance of publically listed family businesses across USA and selected EU countries.

          “Go abroad to win at home” – we investigate why and how early internationalization influences young venture capital firms’ domestic market positions.

          “Is family business social responsibility really “corporate”?” – In cooperation with IE Business School, we investigate how the business-owning family’s private support of social causes through family foundations influences the CSR practices of publically listed family businesses across USA.

          Key Publications

            Prof. Dr. Dr. Holger Patzelt

            Entrepreneurship

            Areas of interest

            • Entrepreneurial Decision Making
            • Opportunity Recognition and Exploitation
            • Entrepreneurial Strategy
            • Entrepreneurial Failure
            • Managing Entrepreneurial Projects in Large Corporations

            Editorship

            • Academy of Management Journal, Member of Board of Reviewers
            • Journal of Business Venturing, Member of Board of Reviewers
            • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Member of Board of Reviewers
            • Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, Member of Board of Reviewers

            Curriculum vitae

            Holger Patzelt has been a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chair of Entrepreneurship at TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich since 2010. Since 2013 he also serves as the school’s Vice Dean of Academic Affairs. Prior to his employment at TUM, he worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany, as a Post-Doc and as an Associate Director of the Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group. He completed his doctoral studies in Entrepreneurship at the University of Bamberg, Germany, and his doctoral studies in Biosciences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

            In his research Prof. Patzelt draws on perspectives from psychology, business strategy, and organization theory. His interests include entrepreneurial decision making and opportunity recognition, strategy of young ventures, managing entrepreneurial projects in large firms, and entrepreneurial failure. His research has been published in leading international academic journals of both social sciences, such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, and natural sciences, such as Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Prof. Patzelt teaches entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, Masters, Executive MBA, and PhD levels.

            Detailed Curriculum Vitae

            Selected current research projects

            “Startup EKG” – We explore the development of organizational cultures and organizational identity in entrepreneurial ventures using a longitudinal study of more than 100 startups.

            “Project success panel” – We investigate how large firms can facilitate team members’ transitions from one entrepreneurial project to the next.

            “FIT project” – We analyze how failing projects can be identified early on, the effect of project failure of employee motivation, and what firms can do to create a culture of openly communicating mistakes and failure.

            Key Publications

              Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pfotenhauer

              Innovation Research Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)

              Areas of interest

              • Social, political, and ethical aspects of innovation
              • Innovation models and the ‘innovation society’
              • Innovation cultures’
              • National and regional innovation strategies
              • International partnerships for STI capacity-building
              • Governance of complex sociotechnical systems

              Curriculum vitae

              Sebastian Pfotenhauer is Assistant Professor of Innovation Research and head of the Innovation, Society and Public Policy Research Group at the TUM School of Management and the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS). His research interests include innovation policy and strategy; regional innovation cultures; the global circulation of innovation models; responsible innovation; science and innovation in international settings; scientific and technological capacity-building; complex socio-technical transformations; and responsible innovation. Before joining TU Munich, Sebastian was a research scientist and lecturer with the MIT Technology & Policy Program and the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, as well as a research fellow at the Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society. He has served as consultant on innovation policy to various regional and national governments, as well as internal consultant for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France. His work has appeared, among other outlets in Research Policy, Social Studies of Science, Nature, and Issues in Science and Technology. He holds an S.M. in Technology Policy from MIT and a PhD in Physics from the University of Jena, Germany, and has received post-doctoral training at MIT and Harvard. He enjoys teaching graduate level classes in science and technology policy and STS, and (time permitting) playing the violin in various ensembles.

              Selected current research projects

              SCALINGS – Scaling up Co-creation: Prof. Pfotenhauer is the coordinator of SCALINGS, a EU-funded 4 MEUR H2020-project with 10 European partners. SCALINGS studies the unique uses and results of co-creation innovation instruments in two technology domains (robotics, urban energy) across 10 countries with regard to transferability and scalability to inform policy strategies in Europe and beyond.

              Regional Innovation Cultures: In this DFG-funded project, Prof. Pfotenhauer and his team investigate how 5 German city-regions reinvent themselves through innovation strategies and reconcile innovation imperatives with socio-political factors and local identity.

              Responsible Innovation in Transnational Settings: In collaboration with the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, we investigate the emergence of a responsible innovation paradigm for Neurotechnology across OECD counties.

              Test Beds Innovation: This project looks at “test beds” and “living labs” as an emerging innovation practice that changes the roles of researchers, policy makers, companies, and citizens/users. We study cases from energy transitions, mobility, and robotics.

              The Future of Mobility: This project explores visions of disruptive changes in transportation – including electrification, autonomous driving, car-sharing, and a post-car societies – through past and present sociotechnical imaginaries.

              Cultivating Engagement: Together with researchers and companies from the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK, this project studies citizen engagement in food innovation (specifically indoor vertical farming) for healthy and sustainable food cultures. The project is part of the European EIT Food consortium.

              Key Publications

                Affiliate Members

                Prof. Dr. Claudia Doblinger

                Innovation & Technology Management

                Areas of interest

                • Entrepreneurial innovation
                • Drivers of cleantech innovation
                • Energy policy
                • Ecosystems

                Awards

                 

                 

                Curriculum vitae

                Claudia Doblinger is Assistant Professor for Innovation and Technology Management at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability and an affiliate member at the TUM School of Management. Before joining TUM in October 2018, Claudia was a project manager for digitization at the Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH and an (external) researcher at the University of Regensburg. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, where she earned her PhD in Innovation and Technology Management. After her doctoral studies, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has further been a guest researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Cambridge. Claudia’s research focuses on the interface of public policies, firm-level technological innovation and sustainability with a particular focus on the (bio-)energy sector. Her main focus is on understanding how political incentives affect the innovation and entrepreneurial activities of firms, especially in the context of clean energy and transportation technologies. Her research has been published in international academic journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management or Energy Policy.

                Selected current research projects

                “Co-location of manufacturing and innovation” – In cooperation with the University of Maryland and the University of Cambridge, we explore the drivers and impacts of technological innovation along the wind energy global value chain

                “Collaborating with your rival?” – Jointly with the University of Oslo and the University of Regensburg, we study how collaboration between start-ups and established firms in the clean transportation industry affects innovation

                Selected Publications

                • Doblinger, C., Surana, K., Diaz Anadon, L. (2019). Governments as partners: The role of alliances in U.S. cleantech startup innovation. Research Policy 48(6): 1458-1475.
                  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048733319300551
                • Plank, J., Doblinger, C. (2018): “The Firm Level Innovation Impact of Public R&D Funding: Evidence from the German Renewable Energy Sector”. Energy Policy 113(1): 430–438.
                  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421517307747
                • Doblinger, C., Dowling, M., Helm, R. (2016): “An Institutional Perspective of Public Policy and Network Effects in the Renewable Energy Industry: Enablers or Disablers of Firm Entrepreneurial Behavior and Innovation?” Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 28 (1-2): 126–156.
                  https://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08985626.2015.1109004?scroll=top&needAccess=true&journalCode=tepn20
                • Hüsig, S., Timar, K., Doblinger, C. (2014): “The Influence of Regulation and Disruptive Potential on Incumbents’ Sub-market Entry Decision and Success in the Context of a Network Industry”. Journal of Product Innovation Management 31 (5): 1039–1056.
                  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpim.12143

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner

                Logistics Engineering

                Contacts

                Chair: www.fml.mw.tum.de
                Email: j.fottner@tum.de

                Areas of interest

                • Artificial Intelligence
                • Autonomous Mobile Robots
                • Optimization of Organization and Control in Logistics Engineering
                • Auto ID-Teechnologies
                • Simulation of Material Flow Systems
                • Start-ups
                • Business Development

                Awards

                Rudolf Schmidt-Burkhardt Memorial Prize for best Doctor-Thesis of the department Mechanical Engineering, TUM Department for Mechanical Engineering, TUM (2003)

                Curriculum vitae

                Johannes Fottner (b. 1971) studied mechanical engineering at TUM and received his PhD at the same university in the field of materials handling, material flow and logistics. From 2002 to 2008, he held a number of managerial positions at the Swisslog Group. In 2008, he took over as managing director of the MIAS Group. Fottner holds the Bavarian state chair and deputy national chair of the Society for Production and Logistics at the Association of German Engineers (VDI). In 2016, he was appointed professor of logistics engineering at TUM.

                Key Publications

                • Bortolamasi M, Fottner J: „Design and Sizing of Screw Feeders“. University Modena, Begleitband der Fachtagung powtech 2001;
                Nürnberg.
                • Fottner J, Kerscher T: „Modelling and control of Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for the transport of meals, Laundry and waste in
                the healthcare domain“. European Research project ACODUASIS. 2006.
                • Kohl, M.; Heimeldinger, C.; Brieke, M.; Fottner, J.: “Competency Model for Logistics Employees in Smart Factories. Advances in
                Manufacturing, Production Management and Process Control.” AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer
                International Publishing , 2019, 133-145
                • Lienert, T.; Fottner, J.: “No more Deadlocks – Applying the Time Window Routing Method to Shuttle Systems.” Proceedings of the 31st
                European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Paprika, Horák, Váradi, Zwierczyk, Vidovics-Dancs, Rádics, 2017

                Adjunct Faculty

                Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Müller

                Innovation & Technology Mangement

                Areas of interest

                • Organization of research in new ventures
                • Digital innovation
                • Development of new venture teams
                • Innovation in China
                • Management of intellectual property

                Curriculum vitae

                Elisabeth Mueller is Adjunct Professor at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn. Concurrently she is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Firms at the German Graduate School of Management and Law in Heilbronn. She studied economics at the University of Mannheim and at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. After her doctoral studies, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim. She has further been a guest researcher at Boston University and the University of Melbourne. Elisabeth’s research focuses on the intersection of innovation management and entrepreneurship with a particular focus on better understanding the role that entrepreneurial teams play for the innovation performance of new ventures. Her research also explains reasons for changes in the composition of entrepreneurial teams. Her research has been published in international academic journals such as the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, or Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

                Selected current research projects

                “The originality of entrepreneurs along the life cycle of firms” – In cooperation with the University of Passau, we explore the influence of entrepreneurial teams on the innovation performance of new ventures. This project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

                “Competition and innovation strategy” – Jointly with the University of Toronto, Maastricht University, and the Centre for European Economic Research, we study how competition in product and factor markets influences innovation strategies of established firms.

                Key Publications

                • Müller, E., C. Häussler, and L. Syme (2019), Absorbing Partner Knowledge in R&D Collaborations – The Influence of Founders on Realized and Potential Absorptive Capacity, R&D Management, forthcoming.
                • Häussler, C., M. Hennicke, and E. Müller (2019), Founder-inventors and their Investors: Spurring Firm Survival and Growth, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(3), 288-325.
                • Böing, P. and E. Müller (2016), Measuring Patent Quality in Cross-country Comparison, Economics Letters, 149, 145-147.
                • Böing, P., E. Müller, and P. Sandner (2016), China’s R&D Explosion – Analyzing Productivity Effects Across Ownership Types and Over Time, Research Policy, 45(1), 159-176.
                • Häussler, C., D. Harhoff, and E. Müller (2014), How Patenting Informs VC Investors – the Case of Biotechnology, Research Policy, 43(8), 1286-1298.
                • Harhoff, D., E. Müller, and J. van Reenen (2014), What are the Channels for Technology Sourcing? – Panel Data Evidence from German Companies, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 23(1), 204-224.
                • Müller, E., I. Cockburn, and M. MacGarvie (2013), Access to Intellectual Property for Innovation: Evidence on Problems and Coping Strategies from German Firms, Research Policy, 42(2), 529-541.
                • Müller, E. (2011), Returns to Private Equity – Idiosyncratic Risk Does Matter!, Review of Finance, 15(3), 545-574.

                Prof. Dr. Maximilian Lude

                Innovation & Technology Management

                Areas of interest

                • Family Business / Family Entrepreneurship
                • Marketing / Consumer Behaviour
                • Innovation / Business Model Innovation
                • Experimental Research Designs

                Curriculum vitae

                Maximilian Lude is interim Professor at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn. Concurrently he is Managing Partner at philoneos GmbH, a marketing and innovation office for family businesses located in Munich. He studied Management and Economics at Zeppelin University and Copenhagen Business School. His dissertation was on the perception of family firms, bridging marketing, consumer behavior and family business research. This intersection also reflects the current research focus of Maximilian Lude. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) or Journal of Business Research. Maximilian Lude also serves as Reviewer for several journals such as Journal of Brand Management and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and is Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Family Business Strategy.

                Key Publications

                Lude, M., & Prügl, R. (2018). Why the family business brand matters: Brand authenticity and the familyfirm trust inference.Journal of Business Research,89, 121-134.

                Lude, M., & Prügl, R. (2019). Risky decisions and the family firm bias: An experimental study based onprospect theory. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(2), 386-408.

                Botero, I. C., Spitzley, D., Lude, M., & Prügl, R. (2019). Exploring the role of family firm identity and market focus on the heterogeneity of family business branding strategies. In The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms (pp. 909-932). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

                Selected Conference Articles

                Lude, M. J., Spitzley, D. I., Prugl, R., & Rauschendorfer, N. (2019, July). Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do…? The Fall of Brand Trust in Family Firms Following a Crisis. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 15003). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

                Rauschendorfer, N., Spitzley, D. I., & Lude, M. J. (2019, July). All We Need is Love. Do We? How and Why a Family Firm Background Affects Consumer’s Perception. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 17097). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

                Beck, S., Lude, M., & Prügl, R. (2016, May). Discovering the ‘since effect’–how communicating the company age affects consumers’ brand perception. In 45th European Marketing Academy Conference EMAC, Oslo (Vol. 98).

                Research Centers

                Visitors

                Entrepreneurial Strategy, Course for PhD candidates in construct development, TUM School of Management Graduate School, May 2013, From Ivey School of Business, Canada

                Corporate entrepreneurship, Research talk series contributor, December 2014, From Queensland University of Technology, Australia

                Family Business, Research talk series contributor in April 2014, From IE Business School, Madrid

                Cognition in Entrepreneurship, Course for PhD candidates, TUM School of Management Graduate School, May 20, 2014 to May 25, 2014, From Syracuse University / HEC Montreal

                Technology Entrepreneurship, Course for MSc students, TUM School of Management and other TUM schools, January 2014, From EPFL

                Sociology and Entrepreneurship, Sabbatical, supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science, and the Arts, September 1, 2014 to December 30, 2015, From Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA

                Strategic Management, Research talk series contributor, May 2014, From Cass Business School, UK

                Strategic Management, Guest lecturer and researcher in December 2015, From Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Georgia Tech

                Intellectual Property Management in the Global Market Place, Visiting Professorship, supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts, November 7, to December 16, 2016, From the University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

                Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Research talk series contributor in June 2015, From Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

                MIT Sloan School of Management, Guest lecturer and researcher in March 2016, Innovation research

                Featured Research Insights

                Who we are

                The Academic Department of Marketing, Strategy & Leadership focuses on the planning and achievement of market and company targets. Its primary interest is in the empirical investigation of attitudes, motivation and behavior amongst employees, manage-ment, customers, and consumers.

                Professors

                Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz

                Corporate Sustainability

                Areas of interest

                • Sustainable Innovation
                • Sustainable entrepreneurship
                • Qualitative research
                • Case study research

                Editorship

                • Business Strategy and the Environment, Editorial Board Member

                Curriculum vitae

                Frank-Martin Belz has been Full Professor of Corporate Sustainability – Brewery and Food Industry Management at Technische Universität München (TUM School of Management) since 2003. He studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and obtained his doctoral degree and habilitation from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). From 2004 until 2008 he was Academic Director of the Master Consumer Affairs, a leading international master program of the TUM School of Management. In 2009 he released “Sustainability Marketing: A Global Perspective” (together with Ken Peattie), which received the prestigious VHB Award for “Best Textbook of the Year”. 2012 and 2013 he was Distinguished Visiting Professur at Aalto University School of Business (Finland). Since 2014 he is coordinator of the large-scale European research project “Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0: End User Integration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EU-InnovatE)”. His primary research interest is entrepreneurship in the context of sustainable development. In terms of methodology, he is interested in qualitative research, more specifically case study research. His research has been published in international journals like Business Strategy and the Environment.

                Selected current research projects

                Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0: End User Integration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EU-InnovatE). For further information see www.euinnovate.com and p. 104 of the TUM Research Report.“

                Key Publications

                  Prof. Dr. Vera Bitsch

                  Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping

                  Areas of interest

                  • Sustainability, in particular social sustainability, its measurement and evaluation across the value chain
                  • Human resource management
                  • Strategic management and institutional development
                  • Management competencies and organization
                  • Qualitative research approaches and case studies

                  Editorship

                  Managing Editor Europe for the International Food and Agribusiness Managment Review

                  Member Editorial Committee for the German Journal of Agricultural Economics

                  Curriculum vitae

                  Prof. Bitsch conducts research in the fields of agricultural economics and agribusiness management. In her research, she prefers working with qualitative approaches, where she also contributes to methodological development and the doctoral certificate program Agricultural Economics on the national level in Germany.

                   

                  Prof. Bitsch studied horticultural sciences at Leibniz University of Hannover. For her doctorate, she analyzed performance ratios in horticulture. After her doctoral degree, she researched management skills, strategic management, and management of personnel, including job satisfaction and motivation at Leibniz University Hannover. Her research and book on qualitative research in applied economics made an essential contribution to the further development the methodology discussion in this field. In 2000, Prof. Bitsch accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. In 2006, she was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor there. Her roles involved research, teaching, and extension mainly in the area of human resource management in agriculture. Her extension and outreach program received a prestigious national award in the U.S.A. by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2008. Prof. Bitsch joined the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2010 as full professor and ordinaria for the Chair of Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping. In addition, Prof. Bitsch serves currently in numerous professional and honorary functions, such as the Board of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus (GEWISOLA).

                  Selected current research projects

                  Community Supported Agriculture (CSA, in German Solidarische Landwirtschaft – SoLaWi)

                  Alternative food networks are a reaction to criticisms of conventional food systems. A grounded theory approach is used to examine the importance of solidarity in these networks as well as the networks themselves. Projects investigated include community supported agriculture projects as well as the association of CSAs in Germany, cooperative groceries, and urban agriculture projects.

                   

                  U-GAIN: Urban GArdens for the social INtegration of migrants

                  The Erasmus+ project UGAIN will provide NGOs, local governments and new or existing community gardeners with the training and support to transform green spaces into meeting points for local citizens and migrants, fostering social integration and cultural change.

                   

                  Development of the second pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 to facilitate generational change and farm succession

                  This study funded by the Edmund Rehwinkel Stiftung of the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank aims to describe and assess the state of knowledge and discussion on generational change and succession in the agricultural sector in Germany. Furthermore, recommendations for the further development of the second pillar of the CAP after 2020 are provided to successfully support the generation change and to secure farm succession.

                   

                  Statistics on horticulture in Bavaria, with focus on vegetable production

                  The study funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry focuses on updating the statistical data on the vegetable sector in Bavaria. An analysis of the production values and the value added by the whole sector including upstream and downstream value chain levels shows the economic importance of producing and marketing of vegetables in Bavaria. Additionally, qualitative in-depth case studies analyse structures and dynamic developments in selected major production regions.

                  Key Publications

                    Prof. Dr. Christoph Fuchs

                    Marketing

                    Contacts

                    Chair: Marketing
                    Email: office.marketing@wi.tum.de

                    Areas of interest

                    • Customer Empowerment
                    • New Roles of Consumers
                    • New Product Development
                    • Consumer Behavior
                    • Product and Process Innovation

                    Editorship

                    • International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM), Editorial Board
                    • Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), Editorial Board

                    Curriculum vitae

                    Christoph Fuchs is a Professor of Marketing at the TUM School of Management and a Visiting Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests include customer empowerment and integration, process and production innovation, consumer response to novel marketing strategies and tactics, and psychological and behavioral consequences of digitalization, automation, and marketplace alienation. His research has appeared in premier journals such as Nature Human Behavior, the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and Management Science. Professor Fuchs is an Associate Editor at the the Journal of Marketing and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

                    Prior to joining TUM School of Management, he was an Associate Professor of Marketing (tenured) at the Rotterdam School of Management. Professor Fuchs also taught at Aarhus University and the University of Vienna, where he earned his PhD (with distinction). Professor Fuchs has collaborated with several large- and small-scale firms across a variety of industries.

                    Selected current research projects

                    The Power of Personal: Since the time of the industrial revolution, technology has improved the well-being of both producers and consumers. However, this has come at the cost of a distancing between consumers and producers (and between consumers and production in general). This research program investigates the effects of reducing this distance (e.g., by identifying producers to consumers and vice versa).

                    Key Publications

                      Prof. Dr. Thomas Hutzschenreuter

                      Strategic and International Management

                      Areas of interest

                      • Development of competitive and corporate strategies
                      • Development of governance structures for corporations, foundations, and universities
                      • Offshoring, business process outsourcing as well as mergers & acquisitions
                      • Transformation of established enterprises

                      Editorship

                      • Management and Organization Review, Senior Editor
                      • BuR – Business Resarch, Department Editor
                      • Global Strategy Journal, Editorial Board Member
                      • Journal of International Management, Editorial Board Member
                      • Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), Editorial Board Member
                      • Management International Review, Editorial Board Member
                      • Multinational Business Review, Editorial Board Member

                      Curriculum vitae

                      Professor Hutzschenreuter holds the Chair of Strategic and International Management at Technical University Munich (TUM). Before joining TUM, Professor Hutzschenreuter taught at Handelshochschule Leipzig, Boston University, and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He was a visiting professor at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Bucerius Law School, and Florida International University and has been invited for keynotes and guest speeches by multiple international universities and institutions. Professor Hutzschenreuter is board member of the Offshoring Research Network, a global research community. Professor Hutzschenreuter has extensive experience in designing strategies and governance structures. He worked for leading large and medium sized enterprises from different industries and conducted multiple research cooperation projects with renowned organizations.

                      Professor Hutzschenreuter published in leading international journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Strategic Organization.

                      His research received multiple national and international awards, such as the “Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar in International Business“ by the Academy of International Business, the “Best Annual Paper Award” by the Journal of Management Studies, and the “Best Annual Paper Award” by the Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft. He received the “Best Teacher Award“ by the Bucerius Law School and WHU. The Handelsblatt research ranking repeatedly listed Professor Hutzschenreuter as one of the leading researchers in the field of strategic and international management.

                      Selected current research projects

                      Internationalization of New Product Areas

                      Growth versus Efficiency Increase

                      Study of the Offshoring of Support Functions

                      Internationalization on different geographic levels of analysis

                      Internationalization of Emerging Market MNEs

                      Management and IT in MNEs

                      Key Publications

                        Prof. Dr. Hugo M. Kehr

                        Psychology

                        Contacts

                        Chair: Psychology
                        Email: office.psy@wi.tum.de

                        Areas of interest

                        • Motivation and volition; basic and applied
                        • Unconscious motivation
                        • Intrinsic motivation and flow experience
                        • Visions and goals
                        • Leadership and selfmanagement

                        Editorship

                        • German Journal of Human Resource Management, Editorial Board
                        • Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Editorial Board

                        Curriculum vitae

                        Hugo Kehr holds a Diplom in Business Administration as well as a PhD and a Habilitation degree in Psychology from the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. He received a Heisenberg Fellowship and a Lynen Grant of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. Before coming to Technische Universität München, he has been Full Professor of Organization Behavior at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney. Hugo Kehr has been a visiting scholar at Venice International University, University of California at Berkeley, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He teaches Basic Psychology, Human Resources, and Leadership in the undergraduate program, and Organization Psychology as well as Leadership by Motivation in the graduate program. His current research, both basic and applied, is focused towards motivational phenomena, such as volitional depletion, intrinsic motivation and flow experience, the motivating potential of visions, and the impact of the sex motive in workplace settings. He serves in the editorial board of the German Journal of Human Ressource Management and the Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie. Further, he edited a special issue of Motivation and Emotion on “Implicit motives: Measures, mechanisms, management“.

                        He is the organizer of the TUM Colloqium of Motivation Research and Practice as well as of the Munich Symposium on Motivation, a biannual international conference.

                        Hugo Kehr has published in international journals such as Academy of Management Review, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality, Motivation and Emotion, and Personality and Individual Differences.

                        Selected current research projects

                        Visions: We explore the motivating power of corporate visions. The underlying idea is that visions, mental images of a desirable future, become effective by arousing employees’ unconscious motives.

                        Philosophy: In cooperation with the Munich University of Philosophy, we are about to develop a Philosophy of Motivation Psychology

                        Sex Motive: We are currently exploring the impact of the sex motive in work settings

                        Key Publications

                          Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

                          Research and Science Management

                          Areas of interest

                          • Leadership
                          • Research and science management
                          • (international) HR management
                          • Digital Transformation

                          Awards

                          • Best Teaching Award, TUM School of Management, 2014
                          • Emerald Citations of Excellence Award: Winning Paper, 2016

                          Editorship

                          • Hochschulmanagement, Editorial Board
                          • OrganisationsEntwicklung, Editorial Review Board

                          Curriculum vitae

                          Claudia Peus has been Professor of Research and Science Management at Technische Universität München since May 2011, Senior Vice President Talent Management and Diversity since October 2017 and Vice Dean of Executive Education at the TUM School of Management since April 2014.
                          She obtained her Ph.D. from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (LMU). Subsequently, she was a visiting Scholar at the Sloan School of Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. In her research Prof. Peus focuses on leadership, research and science management as well as (international) HR management. In approaching these topics she combines field studies with laboratory experiments and also conducts international comparative studies. Claudia’s research has been published in leading international journals (e.g., Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics). In seeking to facilitate evidence-based management in organizations she transfers scientific knowledge into practice in her current role as Vice Dean of Executive Education as well as Director of the program “Effective Research Management“ she established at TUM.

                          Furthermore, she has been appointed as an expert advisor to several organizations, including the Roman-Herzog-Institut and Wertekommission.

                          Selected current research projects

                          AuBeFühr: Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research we investigate how leaders in academia are selected and promoted.

                          Multiple Team Membership: In cooperation with colleagues from INSEAD and LMU and supported by an international professional service firm we investigate the impact multiple-team membership has on team members’ attitudes and team performance over time. Implications for leading project based organizations will be derived.

                          In Collaboration with BMW we investigate the success factors for successful knowledge sharing in research-intensive organizations.

                          As part of the Bavarian research network ForGenderCare we investigate the relation between leaders‘ care responsibilities at home and their leadership style and leader effectiveness.

                          Together with Fraunhofer we analyze success factors for advancing in research and sience organizations.

                          Key Publications

                            Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen

                            Marketing and Consumer Research

                            Areas of interest

                            • Consumers’ perception of food products
                            • Visual attention, eyetracking and consumer choice
                            • Willingness-to-pay studies
                            • Food marketing
                            • Efficient consumer policy

                            Editorship

                            • Agricultural Economics, Editorial Board Member
                            • Food Policy, Editorial Board Member

                            Curriculum vitae

                            Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn and Washington State University (USA) and received her Ph. D. in Economics at Iowa State University (USA) in 1999. Before joining Technische Universität München she served as faculty member at the Université cath. de Louvain (Belgium) and at the University of Kiel.

                            In her research Professor Roosen focuses on questions of consumers’ perception, in particular regarding food products, and analyses consequences for food markets. Her research allows for conclusions regarding marketing and an efficient consumer policy.

                            Professor Roosen is member of the Consumer Commission of Bavaria.

                            Selected current research projects

                            EEBatt: EEBatt “Distributed stationary battery storage systems for the efficient use of renewable energies and support of grid stability” is a multidisciplinary project on stationary storage of electrical energy. The chair is engaged in the project by conducting customer analyses and studies on consumers’ willingness to participate in community energy.

                            ENABLE: Enable is an interdisciplinary cluster of several universities, research institutes and food companies that develops new strategies to promote healthier food choices in all stages of life. The chair is engaged in the project by assessing acceptance of new food products and using behavioural economics insights to improve food choices.

                            Key Publications

                              Prof. Dr. Christoph Ungemach

                              Marketing

                              Awards

                              Academy of Management OB Division Making Connections Award, as part of the symposium “Beyond biases: The influence of experience on managerial decision making”, (2008).

                              Curriculum vitae

                              Christoph Ungemach joined TUM School of Management in November 2016. Prior to that, he was an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University for 3 years, where he is still a Research Affiliate at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. He also worked as a Data Scientist for a technology startup in New York.

                              Christoph Ungemach holds an advanced degree in Psychology from the Justus Liebig University Giessen and received his PhD at the University of Warwick, where he was awarded a fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council to conduct his research on decision making under risk and uncertainty. At Warwick he also worked as a postdoctoral researcher for 3 years.

                              He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

                              Christoph Ungemach’s research focuses on the behavioural science of decision making. Working on the intersection of Economics and Cognitive Psychology, he seeks to understand the processes driving consumer choice across a variety of domains, including environmental and financial decisions. His current work investigates the application of choice architecture to help consumers making decisions that are better aligned with both their own preferences and society goals.

                              The findings of his research have been published in leading international journals, including Management Science, Psychological Science and Judgment and Decision Making.

                              Detailed Curriculum Vitae

                              Selected current research projects

                              Research areas: Choice Architecture, Consumer Behavior, Judgment and Decision Making, Decisions under Risk and Uncertainty, and Consumer Analytics.

                              Choice Architecture: In collaboration with scholars at Columbia University and Duke University, Christoph Ungemach is investigating alternative Choice Architecture tools. His research has shown that, unlike traditional nudges, decision signposts can facilitate choices in line with both individual preferences and societal goals. This work has shown to be very useful, particularly in the domain of environmental decision making, and offers important insights for the design of consumer labels.

                              Another strand of his research is devoted to understanding the cognitive processes underlying decision making under risk and uncertainty. Christoph Ungemach has shown in his research that preferences can be altered by incidental experiences in systematic ways that challenge economic accounts. These findings are in line with decision making models in which subjective values are constructed from comparisons with samples and experiences from our environment or from memory.

                              Key Publications

                                Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe

                                Strategy and Organization

                                Areas of interest

                                • Strategy
                                • Leadership
                                • Innovation
                                • Digitalization of business and society

                                Awards

                                • “Best Lecturer of the Year” of the EMBA of the TUM, 2014
                                • “Best Empirical Paper” Award for Kilian Moser, Andranik Tumasjan und Isabell Welpe, Academy of Management Conference, 2015
                                • ”Managementbook of the year“ for the edited volume ”The democratic organization“ by Isabell M. Welpe, Thomas Sattelberger and Andreas Boes, Frankfurter Buchmesse, 2015

                                Curriculum vitae

                                Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe holds the Chair for Strategy and Organization at Technical University of Munich, Germany. In addition, she is director of the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning. Her research interests are in the domains of strategy, leadership, innovation and the digitalization of business and society.

                                In her current projects, Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe focuses on the digital transformation of companies and the working world as well as the future of leadership and work / organizational design against this background. Amongst others, she has published studies on the projects “The Future of Work and Life Design“, “Social Media as Information Markets“ and on the changes of business models in (media) organizations due to digitalization. Prof. Welpe is board member of the Center for Digital Technology & Management (CDTM), member of the “Münchner Kreis“ and several advisory boards. She has repeatedly spoken at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference and has been listed among the Top 40 under 40 of the “digital elite“ by the magazine Capital.

                                Isabell M. Welpe studied management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. She completed an additional MSc at the London School of Economics before finishing her PhD at the University of Regensburg. She has been a visiting professor at the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, USA and a postdoctoral fellow at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Before taking over the Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technische Universität München, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Economics.

                                Selected current research projects

                                “Digital Work Design – Turning Risks into Chances”: The goal of the project is to assess how digitalization influences work design. Moreover, chances and risks of these changes shall be assessed and factors on the leadership and organizational level that help to turn these risks into chances shall be identified.

                                “The Many Faces of Academic Success”: The goal of the project is to identify qualitative and quantitative indicators for measuring research and teaching performance. Moreover, consequences of target agreements shall be assessed.

                                Key Publications

                                  Affiliate Members

                                  Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge

                                  Business Ethics (Chair endowed by Peter Löscher)

                                  Areas of interest

                                  • Business Ethics
                                  • Ethics of Digital Technologies
                                  • Ethics of Technology
                                  • Experimental Ethics
                                  • Corporate Social Responsibility

                                  Awards

                                  • Since 2018 Liaison Professor of the German National Academic Foundation
                                  • 2018 Elected Member of the Scientific Board of AI4People
                                  • Since 2017 Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE)
                                  • 2016-2017 Member of the Ethics Commission “Automated and Connected Driving” of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
                                  • Since 2014 Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility of Leeds Beckett University
                                  • 2007 Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

                                  Curriculum vitae

                                  Curriculum Vitae

                                  Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge holds the Peter Löscher Chair for Business Ethics and Global Governance at Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research interests include the domains of Business Ethics, Ethics of Digital Technologies, Corporate Social Responsibility and Contractualist Ethics.

                                  Christoph Lütge explores the conditions for ethical behavior in a globalized and pluralistic world. This includes the analysis of incentives, as well as the examination of ethical categories, which fit into our contemporary world. The goal of his research is to develop institutional design recommendations and give orientation to actors in business, politics and society who face ethical challenges. In his current research, Prof. Lütge focuses on ethical issues such as dilemma situations in the context of digitization and emerging systems. In this regard, Prof. Lütge participated in the Ethics Commission Automated and Connected Driving of German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, which developed the first ethical guidelines for automated and connected driving, and serves as vice chairman of the ethics committee of the Bavarian Construction Industry Association.

                                  Prof. Lütge studied philosophy, business administration and computer science in Braunschweig, Göttingen and Paris. He was research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, San Diego. After finishing his PhD, he worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Munich. Before taking over the Peter Löscher Chair for Business Ethics and Global Governance, he worked as an acting professor of Management, Business Ethics and Social Change at Witten/Herdecke University and as an acting professor of philosophy at TU Braunschweig. He has held visiting professor positions in Taipei, Kyoto and Venice.

                                  Selected current research projects

                                  „Ethics of Technology“

                                  The Chair of Business Ethics currently analyses ethical questions, which arise when new technologies are implemented. Special attention is paid to autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, where recent developments challenge established ethical concepts, and to the experimental method. Besides, Prof. Lütge participated in the Ethics Commission Automated and Connected Driving of German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, and is a member of the Scientific Board of the European project AI4People.

                                   

                                  „Ethics of Competition“

                                  The Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governances explores how competition can work in favor of the realization of ethical goals and deals with the critique of economization. A special emphasis lies on the analysis of competition in the ecology, healthcare and education sectors. The research on competition includes recent publications such as „Ethics of Competition“ and „Order Ethics or Moral Surplus: What Holds a Society Together?“

                                  Key Publications

                                  • The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2019 Forthcoming
                                  • Wirtschaftsethik, München: Vahlen 2018
                                  • Order Ethics or Moral Surplus: What Holds a Society Together? Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books 2015
                                  • Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics (ed.), Heidelberg: Springer 2013
                                  • Key Ethical Challenges in the European Medical Information Framework, in: Minds and Machines 2018 (with Luciano Floridi et al.)
                                  • The German Ethics Code for Automated and Connected Driving, in: Philosophy & Technology 2017, 4, 547-558
                                  • Order Ethics: Bridging the Gap between Contractarianism and Business Ethics“. Journal of Business Ethics. 2016; 136(4): 687-697. (with Armbrüster, T. and Müller, J.)
                                  • Competition-Induced Punishment of Winners and Losers: Who is the Target?.  Journal of Economic Psychology. 2016; 57(C): 13-25 (with Jauernig, J. and Uhl, M.)

                                  Prof. Dr. Jörg Königstorfer

                                  Sport and Health Management

                                  Key Publications

                                    Research Centers

                                    Visitors

                                    • Sabbatical
                                    • November 2015 to December 2015
                                    • From University of Edinburgh, Business School

                                    • Gender stereotypes and leadership
                                    • Research stay
                                    • November 28 to December 05 2015
                                    • November 01 to November 08 2014
                                    • November 25 to December 03 2012
                                    • From New York University, USA

                                    • Relational models
                                    • Research stay
                                    • June 17 to June 21 2013
                                    • From University of California, Los Angeles, USA

                                    • Financial rewards, effects of pride in organizations
                                    • Research stay
                                    • April 27 to April 29 2015
                                    • October 28 to October 30 2012
                                    • From Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

                                    • Sabbatical
                                    • May 2015 to August 2015
                                    • From California Polytechnic State University

                                    Who we are

                                    The Academic Department of Operations & Supply Chain Management focuses on analysis, modelling, and optimization of decision problems related to the design and operation of manufacturing and service systems, such as logistics and supply chains. Research by the department emphasizes decision support for real-world problems through the development and application of novel operations research and management science techniques.

                                    Professors

                                    Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow

                                    Production and Supply Chain Management

                                    Areas of interest

                                    • Supply chain management
                                    • Integration of product and process design with supply network design
                                    • Sales and operations planning and advanced planning systems (APS)
                                    • Production planning and scheduling
                                    • New product introduction and ramp up

                                    Editorship

                                    • OR Spectrum, Editor
                                    • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, Area Editor
                                    • Business Research, Editorial Board Operations and Information Systems
                                    • Produktion und Logistik, book series, Gabler Verlag, Editor

                                    Curriculum vitae

                                    Martin Grunow is the head of the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department at TUM School of Management. He is a professor of production and supply chain management at Technische Universität München and an adjunct professor at Technical University Denmark, where he previously held a professorship in Operations Management. Before, he worked at Technical University Berlin and in the R&D department of Degussa, a multinational producing special chemicals. His research interests are in production and logistics management with a focus on the process, electronics and automotive industries.

                                    He has coauthored papers in European Journal of Operational Research, CIRP Annals, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, and OR Spectrum. For FSMJ and OR Spectrum, he also acts as an editor. For 5 years, Martin Grunow has been on the program committee of the Strategic Research Council Denmark and the Innovation Fund Denmark. He has been on the program committee of more than 30 international conferences and has organized multiple special tracks. He is an associate member of The International Academy of Production Engineering.

                                    Selected current research projects

                                    Concentrates vs. Powders: We quantify the economic and ecological advantages of sub- stituting powders by concentres in cooperation with TUM’s Department of Food Process Engineering and Dairy Technology and two SMEs. While energy for drying is saved at the processing stage, the environmental impact is increased at distribution stage through larger shipment volumes and increased product perishability. For different transportation distan- ces, we identify the optimal dairy products and processing technology.

                                    Modular Helicopters: The product structure to a large extend determines the supply chain structure. We develop a design methodology integrating the product domain and the supply chain domain. In particular, we investigate the implications of modular design on multiple sourcing and on IPR in global production networks.

                                    Key Publications

                                      Prof. Dr. Gudrun P. Kiesmüller

                                      Operations Management

                                      Areas of interest

                                      • Inventory Management
                                      • After Sales Service
                                      • Design and Analysis of Manufacturing System
                                      • Operations Research and Business Analytics

                                      Awards

                                      • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, OR Spectrum, 2017
                                      • Best paper award, Association of European  Operational Research Societies, 2014
                                      • Teaching awards: 2017, 2008, 2007

                                      Curriculum vitae

                                      Gudrun Kiesmüller has been a Full Professor for Operations Management at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn, Technical University Munich since 2019. She has studied Mathematics at the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg where she also obtained her doctoral degree. Afterwards she joined the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands as a PostDoc and later as an Assistent Professor.  At the Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel she was appointed as a full professor for Supply Chain Management and at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg for Operations Management.

                                      Her primary research interests are supply chain management, inventory management, and in particular the management of spare parts inventories. Recent projects also included the planning of maintenance processes and the design of manufacturing systems. In her work also optimization approaches are developed for decision support.

                                      Together with different co-authors she has published in leading international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, IISE Transactions, Production and Operations Management among others.

                                      Selected current research projects

                                      Impact of Sensor Technology on Repair Kit Planning: We develop a decision support tool, which helps to decide which spare parts a technician should have in his kit when he is visiting customers to repair a failed installed base. In particular, we consider components equipped with sensor technology such that failure diagnosis can take place before the visit of the technician.

                                      Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems: To reduce downtimes and increase throughput of advanced technical manufacturing systems, spare parts can be kept in stock. We develop methods such that spare parts and maintenance planning can be integrated in the design of a manufacturing system.

                                      Key Publications

                                        Prof. Dr. Rainer Kolisch

                                        Operations Management

                                        Areas of interest

                                        • Project Management and Scheduling
                                        • Service Operations
                                        • Airport Operations
                                        • Health Care Operations

                                        Awards

                                        • Semi-Finalist for the INFORMS
                                          Franz Edelman Award, 2016 (Ferdinand Kiermaier and Rainer Kolisch: “Decision Support for Baggage Handling at Munich Airport”)

                                        Editorship

                                        • OR Spectrum, Editor-in-Chief (since 2014)
                                        • European Journal of Decision Processes, Associate Editor
                                        • Operations Research for Health Care, Editorial Board Member
                                        • Review of Managerial Science, Editorial Board Member
                                        • Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services, Editorial Board Member
                                        • OR Spectrum, Member of the Editorial Board (until 2013)
                                        • Omega – The Journal of Management Science, Associate Editor (until 2013)
                                        • Journal of Scheduling, Associate Editor (until 2013)
                                        • Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, Member of the Editorial Board (until 2013)

                                        Curriculum vitae

                                        Rainer Kolisch has been a Full Professor for Operations Management at TUM School of Management since 2002. He studied Industrial Engineering, majoring in Production Management at Technical University of Darmstadt and obtained his doctoral degree and his habilitation from Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Before joining TUM, Rainer Kolisch held faculty positions at Technical University of Darmstadt and Technical University of Dresden. From 2015 to 2016 he has been visiting professor at the Department of System and Industrial Engineering of North Carolina State University.

                                        His primary research interests are project management and scheduling as well as service operations, particularly in airports and health care. Recent projects include baggage flow planning at airports and patient flow planning at hospitals.

                                        Rainer Kolisch has published in leading international journals such as Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics and European Journal of Operational Research. He has served as associate editor of, amongst others, Omega and Journal of Scheduling and is currently editor-in-chief of OR Spectrum and member of the editorial board of European Journal of Decision Processes and Operations Research for Health Care.

                                        Selected current research projects

                                        Baggage Flow at Hub Airports: In cooperation with Munich Airport models, methods and systems are developed in order to plan the baggage flow at Terminal 2 at Munich Airport.

                                        Patient Flow in Hospitals: In cooperation with a 400-bed municipal hospital models and methods for planning the flow of elective patients within the hospital have been developed.

                                        Key Publications

                                          Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner

                                          Logistics and Supply Chain Management

                                          Areas of interest

                                          • Inventory management
                                          • Global supply chain design
                                          • Transportation optimization
                                          • Supply chain coordination
                                          • Operations research and business analytics

                                          Awards

                                          • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Omega, 2014
                                          • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, European Journal of Operational Research, 2014

                                          Editorship

                                          • Business Research, Editor-in-Chief (since 2014)
                                          • Business Research, Department Editor Operations and Information Systems (since 2014)
                                          • Logistics Research, Editor-in-Chief
                                          • OR Spectrum, Editor-in-Chief (until 2013)
                                          • European Journal of Operational Research, Editorial Board Member
                                          • International Journal of Production Economics, Editorial Board Member
                                          • Review of Managerial Science, Editorial Board Member

                                          Curriculum vitae

                                          Stefan Minner has been a Full Professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich since 2012. He studied Business Administration, majoring in Operations Research at the University of Bielefeld and obtained his doctoral degree and habilitation from the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg. From 2000-2001, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary. Before joining TUM, he held faculty positions at the Universities of Paderborn, Mannheim, and Vienna.

                                          His primary research interests are logistics network design, transportation optimization, and inventory management. Recent projects include logistics for the automotive industry, retail operations, as well as last-mile city logistics and urban mobility. He was the president of the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR). Further, he is a member of the advisory board of the German Logistics association (BVL) and a member the Research Committee of the European Logistics Association (ELA).

                                          Stefan Minner has published in leading international journals such as Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research-B, OR Spectrum, and IIE Transactions. He received the Service Award of the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR), the scientific award for applied research of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), and the dissertation award of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg. Several of his former doctoral students hold faculty positions at national and international universities.

                                          Selected current research projects

                                          Faurecia: In cooperation with Ecole Centrale Paris and sponsored by Faurecia, a leading first tier automotive supplier, we investigate the impact of product variety on automotive supply chains and manufacturing processes. Strategies and optimization tools for mitigating the negative cost impact of variety are developed.

                                          COSIMA: In cooperation with the University of Vienna and sponsored by DFG, we develop innovative solution methods for consistent vehicle routing and stochastic inventory management. Applications range from urban retail distribution to vendor managed inventories in B2B supply chains.

                                          Key Publications

                                            Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schiffer

                                            Operations and Supply Chain Management

                                            Contacts

                                            Email: schiffer@tum.de

                                            Areas of interest

                                            • Mobility Systems
                                            • AI & Machine Learning
                                            • Supply Chain Management
                                            • Transportation
                                            • Production Planning
                                            • Power networks

                                            Awards

                                            • INFORMS TSL Dissertation Prize (2018)
                                            • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Award, Friedrich Wilhelm Foundation, Aachen (2018)
                                            • GOR Doctoral Dissertation Prize, German Society of Operations Research (2018)
                                            • Finalist, EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award (2018)
                                            • Borcher’s Badge, RWTH Aachen University (2018)

                                            Editorship

                                             

                                             

                                            Curriculum vitae

                                             

                                            Maximilian Schiffer studied business administration and electrical power engineering at RWTH Aachen University and received his doctoral degree in operations research from RWTH Aachen in 2017. In 2018 he held a postdoctoral position at RWTH Aachen University and a visiting scholar position in the Autonomous Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. Max is an associate member of the GERAD, Canada. In September 2018, Max was appointed as faculty member in the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department of TUM School of Management and in TUM’s newly created Center for Energy Markets.Max’s research spans across different fi elds of operations research and management. These include a wide range of transportation and logistics topics, e.g., electric vehicles and autonomous systems, but also topics from production planning, supply chain ma-nagement, and data science. In these fi elds, Max develops state-of-the-art algorithms that are suitable for real-world applications.

                                            Selected current research projects

                                            Autonomous Mobility on Demand Systems: We study the impact of autonomous mobility on demand (AMoD) systems on city logistics and passenger transportation. Herein, we develop mathematical models and algorithms from a system perspective to assess potential benefits but also develop real-time algorithms. Further, we focus on smart grid topics and develop models that consider the interdependencies between an AMoD system and the power network.

                                            Warehouse Operations: The importance of efficiently operating a warehouse became increasingly important in recent years, especially with the rise of e-commerce. We develop the first generic exact algorithms for picker routing in warehouses that can be operated in real-world warehouses of online retailers and show computational times of only a few seconds. Further we develop similar algorithms for robotized warehouses and analyze design aspects in warehouses in general.

                                            Spatio-Temporal Forecasting: We enhance neural networks usually used for pattern recognition to be suitable for spatio-temporal forecasts in every kind if system. Doing so, we succeed in capturing a new information density in modern forecasting techniques.

                                            Value-based Production Planning: We develop value-based end-to-end production planning systems to maximize a companie’s profit which is not necessarily correlated with its throughput. Our models and algorithms are applied in practice in the copper industry.

                                            Key Publications

                                            • Schiffer M, Schneider M, Walther G, Laporte G: “Vehicle routing and location-routing with intermediate stops: A review”. Transportation Science. In press.
                                            • Schiffer M, Walther G: “An adaptive large neighborhood search for the location-routing problem with intra-route facilities”. Transportation Science. 2018; 52(2): 229-496.
                                            • Schiffer M, Schneider G, Laporte G: “Designing sustainable mid-haul logistics networks with intra-route multi-resource facilities”. European Journal of Operational Research. 2018; 265 (2): 517-532.
                                            • Schiffer M, Walther G: “Strategic planning of electric logistics fleet networks: A robust location routing approach”. Omega. 2018; 80: 31-42.
                                            • Schiffer M, Walther G: “The electric location routing problem with time windows and partial recharging”. European Journal of Operational Research. 2017; 260 (3): 995-1013.

                                            Prof. Dr. Andreas S. Schulz

                                            Operations Research

                                            Contacts

                                            Chair: Operations Research
                                            Email: or@tum.de

                                            Areas of interest

                                            • Algorithmic Game Theory
                                            • Discrete Optimization
                                            • Health and Humanitarian Logistics
                                            • Network Flows
                                            • Scheduling Theory and Algorithms
                                            • Vehicle Routing

                                            Awards

                                            • Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2014
                                            • Humboldt Research Award, 2010
                                            • Best Paper Award, INFORMS Transportation Science & Logistics Society, 2010
                                            • Glover-Klingman Prize, 2006
                                            • Excellence in Teaching Award, Sloan School of Management, MIT, 2003
                                            • Induction into Die Junge Akademie, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2000
                                            • Carl-Ramsauer-Prize, 1996
                                            • Dissertation Award, German Society for Mathematics, Econometrics and Operations Research, 1996

                                            Curriculum vitae

                                            Andreas S. Schulz joined TUM in the summer of 2015 to lead the creation of a new interdisciplinary research center between the Department of Mathematics and the School of Management. He has a joint appointment in both departments and is holder of the Chair for Operations Research. He has been a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 1998, most recently as the Patrick J. McGovern Chair of Management and Professor of Mathematics of Operations Research. Earlier he was Head of the Operations Research & Statistics Group at MIT’s Sloan School. Prof. Schulz has held visiting research professorships at the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science of ETH Zurich, in the Department of Quantitative Economics at Maastricht University, in the Department of Mathematics of TU Munich, at the Mathematics Department of TU Berlin, and at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Technische Universität Berlin in 1996. In 2014, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation bestowed the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship upon him. Previously, he had already received the Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements. In the year 2000, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities had named him one of 20 founding members of “Die Junge Akademie.” Other honors include the Best Paper Award of the Transportation Science & Logistics Society of INFORMS, the Glover-Klingman Prize, the Carl-Ramsauer-Prize, and awards for excellence in teaching. Prof. Schulz has been on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including ACM Transactions on Algorithms, Discrete Optimization, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Scheduling, and Operations Research.

                                            Selected current research projects

                                            In an attempt to provide answers to a number of longstanding open questions in inventory theory, Prof. Schulz and his group are using new complexity-theoretic insights to link optimization problems such as finding optimal ordering points with the vulnerability of public-key cryptosystems. In essence, they show that the security of public-key cryptography hinges on the elusiveness of efficient methods for solving various problems in inventory management optimally.

                                            In collaboration with various health-care providers the group of Prof. Schulz is designing new appointment-scheduling systems for medical facilities with the goal to achieve better tradeoffs between the utilization of expensive personnel and medical equipment and the quality of service experienced by their patients. They are primarily interested in mathematical models that lend themselves to solutions that are near optimal, yet easy to use in practice.

                                            Key Publications

                                            • Precedence-constrained scheduling and min-sum set cover
                                              F Happach, AS Schulz
                                              Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11926 (2020), 170-187
                                            • Robust appointment scheduling with heterogeneous costs
                                              AS Schulz. R Udwani
                                              Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics 145 (2019), 25:1-25:17
                                            • Robust monotone submodular function maximization
                                              JB Orlin, AS Schulz, R Udwani
                                              Mathematical Programming 172 (2018), 505-537
                                            • Min-sum scheduling under precedence constraints
                                              AS Schulz, J Verschae
                                              Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics 57 (2016), 74:1-74:13
                                            • Selfish routing and proportional resource allocation
                                              AS Schulz
                                              In: Gems of Combinatorial Optimization and Graph Algorithms, Springer 2015, 95-102
                                            • Robust appointment scheduling
                                              S Mittal, AS Schulz, S Stiller
                                              Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics 28 (2014), 356-370
                                            • A general framework for designing approximation schemes for combinatorial optimization problems with many objectives combined into one
                                              S Mittal, AS Schulz
                                              Operations Research 61 (2013), 386-397
                                            • Approximation algorithms and hardness results for the joint replenishment problem with constant demands
                                              AS Schulz, C Telha
                                              Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6942 (2011), 628-639
                                            • Sharing supermodular costs
                                              AS Schulz, NA Uhan
                                              Operations Research 58 (2010), 1051-1056
                                            • A geometric approach to the price of anarchy in nonatomic congestion games
                                              JR Correa, AS Schulz, NE Stier-Moses
                                              Games and Economic Behavior 64 (2008), 457-469
                                            • Fast, fair, and efficient flows in networks
                                              JR Correa, AS Schulz, NE Stier-Moses
                                              Operations Research 55 (2007), 215-225
                                            • System-optimal routing of traffic flows with user constraints in networks with congestion
                                              O Jahn, RH Möhring, AS Schulz, NE Stier-Moses
                                              Operations Research 53 (2005), 600-616
                                            • Single-machine scheduling with precedence constraints
                                              JR Correa, AS Schulz
                                              Mathematics of Operations Research 30 (2005), 1005-1021
                                            • Selfish routing in capacitated networks
                                              JR Correa, AS Schulz, NE Stier-Moses
                                              Mathematics of Operations Research 29 (2004), 961-976
                                            • Solving project scheduling problems by minimum cut computations
                                              RH Möhring, AS Schulz, F Stork, M Uetz
                                              Management Science 49 (2003), 330-350
                                            • On project scheduling with irregular starting time costs
                                              RH Möhring, AS Schulz, F Stork, M Uetz
                                              Operations Research Letters 28 (2001), 149-154
                                            • Approximation in stochastic scheduling: The power of LP-based priority policies
                                              RH Möhring, AS Schulz, M Uetz
                                              Journal of the ACM 46 (1999), 924-942
                                            • Scheduling to minimize average completion time: Off-line and on-line approximation algorithms
                                              LA Hall, AS Schulz, DB Shmoys, J Wein
                                              Mathematics of Operations Research 22 (1997), 513-544
                                            • Scheduling to minimize total weighted completion time: Performance guarantees of LP-based heuristics and lower bounds
                                              AS Schulz
                                              Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1084 (1996), 301-315

                                            Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Wildemann (em.)

                                            Corporate Management, Logistics and Production

                                            Areas of interest

                                            • Corporate Management
                                            • Logistics
                                            • Production

                                            Curriculum vitae

                                            Horst Wildemann studied mechanical engineering (Master of engineering) and business administration (Master of commerce) in Aachen and Cologne. In 1974, after several years of working as an engineer in the automobile industry, he graduated as a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in economics. Then he attended the International Management Institute in Brussels and gained experience at several American Universities. In 1980 he qualified as a university lecturer (Dr. habil.) at the university in Cologne. Since 1980 he has been lecturing as a full professor for business administration in the universities of Bayreuth, Passau and since 1989 at the Technical Uni- versity of Munich. He has been asked for a professorship at the universities of Stuttgart Hohenheim, Dortmund, the Free and the Technical University of Berlin, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, and also the University of St. Gallen. In addition to teaching Prof. Wildemann is the executive of a consulting company for corporate planning and logistics with over 60 employees. His practical experience supported the writing of 40 books and more than 700 essays in which he shows new ways for the profitable creation of a successful company. Prof. Wildemann is acting as consultant, member of the board of directors and advisory board member for leading industrial enterprises. He was awarded the “Staatsmedaille” of the Bavarian State and the federal Cross of Merit, first class, of the Federal Republic of Germany, doctor honoris causa of the uni- versity of Klagenfurt, Passau and Cottbus. Admission into Logistic Hall of Fame for Logistic in 2004. Bayerischer Verdienstorden 2006. Badge of honour Bundesververeinigung Logistik 2008.

                                            Selected current research projects

                                            Modeling of a demand and gap analysis process to increase the productivity in SMEs with “Industrie 4.0“: Small companies require support with the selection and implementa- tion of Industry 4.0 solutions. Therefor we develop an IT-tool to identify productivity gaps. A model classifies SMEs regarding to relevant KPIs, characteristics and on the actual degree of implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions and technologies and delivers individual hints for improvement.

                                            Gamification for manufacturing and assembly: Manufacturing and assembly workspaces are characterized by monotonous activities and demotivating environments for employees. The research project investigates opportunities to solve this problem by implementing gami- fication contents into this setting. Goal of the project is to rise the workers’ motivation and attention in order to increase the productivity and product quality as well as the employee satisfaction.

                                            Key Publications

                                              Prof. Dr. David Wuttke

                                              Supply Chain Management

                                              Areas of interest

                                              • Supply Chain Management
                                              • Supply Chain Finance and Supply Chain Risk Management
                                              • Digitalization
                                              • New Product Development in Supply Chains

                                              Awards

                                              • EBS Junior Research Award, 2017
                                              • EBS Junior Research Award, 2016
                                              • Decision Sciences Journal – Outstanding Reviewer, 2014
                                              • ISCM Doctoral Student Award, 2013
                                              • Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award: Logistics and SCM, 2013
                                              • Faculty Award for Outstanding Study Performance, 2009

                                              Curriculum vitae

                                              Prof. Dr. David Wuttke is Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the TUM School of Management at the Heilbronn Campus since January 2020. He habilitated at EBS University, where he also obtained his doctoral degree and worked as a PostDoc before holding an Assistant Professor Position in Operations Management from 2016 to 2019.  He graduated at the University of Paderborn with a Diploma in Industrial Engineering. During his doctoral studies he also obtained a Bachelor’s in mathematics at the Fernuniversität Hagen.

                                              His research interests are in the area of Supply Chain Management and his research has been accepted in journals such as Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, and European Journal of Operational Research.

                                              David Wuttke teaches in executive education programs as well graduate and undergraduate programs. He builds on interaction with students and leverages digital teaching formats such as virtual classrooms, blended-learning and flipped classrooms. Currently he is evaluating the use of virtual reality devices for even more advanced digitally supported classes.

                                              Key Publications

                                              Wuttke, D. A., Rosenzweig, E. D., & Heese, H. S. (2019). An empirical analysis of supply chain finance adoption. Journal of Operations Management65(3), 242-261.

                                              Wuttke, D. A., Donohue, K., & Siemsen, E. (2018). Initiating supplier new product development projects: A behavioral investigation. Production and Operations Management27(1), 80-99.

                                              Wuttke, D. A., Blome, C., Foerstl, K., & Henke, M. (2013). Managing the innovation adoption of supply chain finance—Empirical evidence from six European case studies. Journal of Business Logistics34(2), 148-166.

                                              Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie

                                              Business Analytics

                                              Contacts

                                              Email: jingui.xie@tum.de

                                              Areas of interest

                                              • Business Analytics
                                              • Healthcare Data Analytics
                                              • Prediction and Optimization

                                              Awards

                                              • First prize winner, 2018 POMS-HK Student Paper Competition
                                              • First prize winner, 2017 ORSC-BOM Best Paper Competition
                                              • Junior teaching award, 2016 USTC
                                              • Outstanding dissertation award, 2010 Tsinghua University

                                              Curriculum vitae

                                              Dr. Jingui Xie is associate professor of Business Analytics since 2020 at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn. Data availability and advancement in machine learning techniques make accurate predictions of the future a foreseeable reality. Prof. Xie’s research aims to efficiently incorporate the predictive information into the decision making though a joint estimation and optimization framework. In particular, he is interested in using big data and analytics to improve healthcare worldwide.

                                              Jingui Xie earned his PhD in Management Science and Engineering in 2010 at Tsinghua University. His dissertation topic dealt with priority design in service systems. In the course of his PhD studies, Jingui Xie was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. After earning his PhD, he was a research fellow at National University of Singapore. His research has been featured in various Analytics and Operations Journals, as well as Public Health and Medicine Journals.

                                              Selected current research projects

                                              COVID-19 Data Analytics: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a severe public health problem globally. This project aims to determine whether the temperature, air pollution, social mobility etc. are essential factors in the infection caused by this novel coronavirus. The goal is to efficiently allocate limited medical resource even when the prediction with data and model is highly inaccurate.

                                              ICU Data Analytics: The project is to develop a sequential and dynamic decision process with predictions to support decisions on medical treatment continuation and apply the model to the mechanical ventilator extubation problem in an intensive care unit (ICU). Using patient-level data, we compare the performance of different policies and demonstrate that incorporating predictive information can reduce ICU length-of-stay and decrease failure rate of ventilated patients, especially for patients with poor initial conditions.

                                              Key Publications

                                              • Xie, W. Zhuang, M. Ang, M. Chou, L. Luo and D. D. Yao, Analytics for Hospital Resource Planning—Two Case Studies. Forthcoming at Production and Operations Management
                                              • C. Girard, L. V. Green, M. E. Lewis and J. Xie. A Constrained Optimization Problem for a Two-Class Queueing Model. Forthcoming at Naval Research Logistics
                                              • J. Liu, J. Xie, K. K. Yang and Z. Zheng. Effects of Rescheduling on Patient No-Show Behavior in Outpatient Clinics. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2019, 21(4): 780-797
                                              • P. Cao, Y. Wang, J. Xie. Priority service pricing with heterogeneous customers: Impact of delay cost distribution. Production and Operations Management, 2019, 28(11): 2854-2876
                                              • G. Zayas-Cabán, J. Xie, L.V. Green, M.E. Lewis. Dynamic control of a tandem system with abandonments. Queueing Systems, 2016, 84(3):279-293
                                              • P. Cao, J. Xie. Optimal control of a multiclass queueing system when customers can change types. Queueing Systems, 2016, 82(3): 285-313
                                              • P. Cao, J. Xie. Control of a stochastic inventory system with joint production and pricing decisions. IEEE transactions on Automatic Control, 2016, 61(12):4235 – 4240
                                              • B. Huang, J. Xie, and Q.-M. He. Cyclic Change of Server’s Performance: Impacts and Applications. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2014, 59(3): 703-713
                                              • Q.-M. He, J. Xie, X. Zhao, Priority queue with customer upgrades. Naval Research Logistics, 2012, 59: 362-375
                                              • Q.-M. He, J. Xie, X. Zhao, Priority queue with customer upgrades. Naval Research Logistics, 2012, 59: 362-375.
                                              • J. Xie, Q.-M. He, X. Zhao, On the Stationary Distribution of Queue Lengths in a Multi-Class Priority Queueing System with Customer Transfers. Queueing Systems, 2009, 62(3): 255-277

                                              Affiliate Members

                                              Prof. Dr. Klaus Bengler

                                              Ergonomics

                                              Areas of interest

                                              Professor Bengler conducts research in the field of “micro ergonomics”. The primary focus of his work is human-machine interactions, particularly in the area of driver assistance, software ergonomics, and cooperation between humans and robots. One of his research projects examines the effect of additional tasks on driver performance while another project studies the design of driver workstations for the vehicle of the future, addressing issues associated with demographic change. His research covers both anthropometric and cognitive problems.

                                              Curriculum vitae

                                              Professor Bengler studied psychology at the University of Regensburg, receiving a doctorate in 1995 for work he performed in cooperation with the BMW Group on the design of driver navigation information. He then headed the “Human Machine Interaction” team in BMW’s Research & Development Department where he also managed the Usability Lab. Since 2009 he has been head of the Ergonomics Department at TUM.

                                              Key Publications

                                                Prof. Dr. Martin Bichler

                                                Decision Sciences & Systems

                                                Awards

                                                Selected Awards

                                                • EURO Excellence in Practice Award (2018)
                                                • TeachInfAward der Fachschaft für Informatik (mehrfach)
                                                • IBM Faculty Award (2008)
                                                • INFORMS ISS Design Science Award (2008)
                                                • Senator Wilhelm Wilfling-Preis (2000)
                                                • Erwin Schrödinger-Stipendium (1997)

                                                Curriculum vitae

                                                Martin Bichler received his MSc degree from the Technical University of Vienna, and his Ph. D. as well as his Habilitation from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was working as a research fellow at UC Berkeley, and as research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. Since 2003 he is full Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and also a faculty member at the TUM School of Management. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (2008), at HP Labs Palo Alto (2008), Department of Economics at Yale University (2016), Department of Economics at Stanford University (2017). Martin is responsible for the Master’s program in Information Systems at TUM and a faculty and board member of the Bavarian Elite Master program “Finance and Information Management“. He is currently editor-in-chief of the BISE journal, vice president of the INFORMS Section on Auctions and Market Design and a fellow of the Agora Group on Market Design at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Martin is also a principal investigator in the DFG-funded research training group AdONE, which is at the intersection of Informatics, Management Science, and Mathematics.

                                                Selected current research projects

                                                Martin Bichler has contributed to different areas in computer science, operations research, and information systems. In particular he is interested in market design, optimization and resource allocation for cloud computing providers, econometrics, and data analysis. Martin has published in journals such as INFORMS ISR, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Games and Economic Behavior, ACM TEAC, IEEE TCC, IEEE TSC, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, Experimental Economics, EJOR, OR Letters, Telecom Policy, IEEE Computer, CACM, Computer Networks, Distributed and Parallel Databases, and SIGMOD Records and is on the editorial board of a number or journals. He received the EURO Excellence in Practice Award, the HP Labs eAward, the IBM Faculty Award, the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award, and he won the Siemens SCM Olympics. Since 2012 he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Information Systems Engineering.

                                                In 2014 Martin was ranked 19 overall and 3rd in terms of A+ publications in the 5-year ranking of the Handelsblatt among 2346 scholars in Europe. He was ranked 14 in terms of A+ publications in the lifetime ranking.

                                                Key Publications

                                                  Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling

                                                  Circular Economy

                                                  Areas of interest

                                                  • Material Cycles and Circular Economy Concepts
                                                  • Biorefineries and Bioeconomy Concepts
                                                  • Industrial Symbiosis
                                                  • Techno-economic and Sustainability Assessments
                                                  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management

                                                  Editorship

                                                  • Guest Editor in Chief Journal of Cleaner Production
                                                  • Guest Editor IISE Transactions
                                                  • Volume Editor in the Series Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology

                                                  Curriculum vitae

                                                  Professor Fröhling works on quantitative approaches for the analysis, assessment and planning of circular economy and bioeconomy systems. This covers technologies for recycling and biomass conversion as well as biorefineries, production and recycling networks and global material cycles.

                                                  Professor Fröhling studied industrial engineering and management at Karlsruhe University. In 2005, he received his PhD for a thesis on material flow-based production planning in the process industries. He built-up a mainly third-party-funded research group at Karlsruhe University and obtained his post-doctoral teaching qualification (“Habilitation”) in 2011 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In his habilitation thesis, he worked on resource and energy efficiency in industrial value chains. In 2013 a stay as visiting scholar at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane followed. It was in 2015 when Magnus Fröhling was appointed as Professor of Business Administration, esp. Resource Management at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In 2018, he joined TUM as Professor of Circular Economy at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.

                                                  Magnus Fröhling has co-authored more than 25 peer reviewed journal articles in international journals of multiple disciplines. Among others, this covers Applied Energy, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Industrial Ecology Journal of Business Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Fuel Processing Technology and World of Metallurgy. At all of his positions, he has acquired, lead and worked on numerous third-party funding projects together with other research institutions and industry.

                                                  Selected current research projects

                                                  Biotenside Alliance: Together with partners from industry and academia new biotenside value chains are developed. The TUM part covers the techno-economic assessment and optimization of selected routes.

                                                  r+TeTra – Technology Transfer Project: Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe we investigate research projects in the BMBF funding program r+Impuls on industrial resource efficiency regarding their resource efficiency effects.

                                                  Key Publications

                                                  • Zimmer, T; Müller, A-K; Fröhling, M; Schultmann, F: Modeling the impact of competing utilization paths on biomass-to-liquid (BtL) supply chains. Applied Energy (APEN). 2017; 208: 954-971. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.056
                                                  • Breun P; Fröhling M.; Zimmer K; Schultmann F: „Analyzing investment strategies under changing energy and climate policies: an interdisciplinary bottom-up approach regarding German metal industries”. Journal of Business Economics (JBE). 2017; 87 (1): 5-39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11573-016-0829-1
                                                  • Zimmer, K, Fröhling, M, Breun, P, Schultmann, F: Assessing social risks of global supply chains: A quantitative analytical approach and its application to supplier selection in the German automotive industry. Journal of Cleaner Production (JClePro). 2017; 149: 96-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.041
                                                  • Zimmer K; Fröhling M; Schultmann F: „Sustainable Supplier Management – A Review of Models Supporting Sustainable Supplier Selection, Monitoring and Development”. International Journal of Production Research (IJPR). 2016; 54 (5): 1412-1442. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2015.1079340
                                                  • Rudi, A; Fröhling, M; Zimmer, K; Schultmann, F: Freight transportation planning considering carbon emissions and in-transit holding costs – A capacitated multi-commodity network flow model. EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics (EJTL). 2016; 5 (2): 123-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13676-014-0062-4
                                                  • Schulte Beerbühl, S; Fröhling, M; Schultmann, F: Combined Scheduling and Capacity Planning of Electricity-based Ammonia Production to Integrate Renewable Energies. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR). 2015; 241 (3): 851-862. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2014.08.039
                                                  • Fröhling M; Schwaderer F; Bartusch H; Schultmann F: „A material flow-based approach to enhance resource efficiency in production and recycling networks”. Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE). 2013; 17 (1): 5-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00502.x
                                                  • Trippe, F; Fröhling, M; Schultmann, F; Stahl, R; Henrich, E; Dalai, A: Comprehensive techno-economic assessment of dimethyl ether (DME) synthesis and Fischer–Tropsch synthesis as alternative process steps within biomass-to-liquid production. Fuel Processing Technology (FPT). 2013; 106 (2): 577-586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2012.09.029
                                                  • Fröhling M; Schwaderer F; Bartusch H; Rentz O: „Integrated Planning of Trans¬por¬tation and Recycling for multiple Plants based on Process Simulation”. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR). 2010; 207 (2): 958-970. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2010.04.031
                                                  • Fröhling M; Rentz O: „A Case Study on Raw Material Blending for the Recycling of Ferrous Wastes in a Blast Furnace”. Journal of Cleaner Production (JClePro). 2010; 18 (2): 161-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.08.002

                                                  Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner

                                                  Supply and Value Chain Management

                                                  Areas of interest

                                                  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
                                                  • Inventory Management
                                                  • Assortment Planning
                                                  • Retail Operations
                                                  • Health Care Operations

                                                  Editorship

                                                  • Editor in Chief of Logistics Research
                                                  • Guest Editor at OR Spectrum and European Journal of Operational Research
                                                  • Editorial Board of International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management

                                                  Curriculum vitae

                                                  Alexander Hübner (born 1978) is Professor of Business Administration at the Technical University of Munich where he holds the Chair of Supply and Value Chain Management at the TUM Campus Straubing. His research focuses on the design of effective, efficient and sustainable supply chains. His work involves developing optimization approaches and decision support tools for transportation systems, inventory management, capacity management and assortment planning with particular applications in retailing, consumer goods industries and health care systems.

                                                  He studied Business Administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt where he also completed his doctoral studies in 2011. He was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Catholic University in 2013. He then moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where we was an Associate Professor at the MIT’s Luxembourg Centre of Logistics. Before he moved to the TUM, he led the Institute of Supply Chain Management at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. He worked for six years at McKinsey & Company and consulted international clients in supply chain management, sales and operations projects across various industries.

                                                  He is leading the Working Group on Retail Operations of the Association of European Operational Research Societies. Further, he is a member of the advisory board of the German Logistics association (BVL).

                                                  Alexander Hübner has authored and co-authored several research papers and industry reports on supply chain management, vehicle routing and retail operations. His research has been published in Transportation Science, European Journal of Operation Research, OR Spectrum, Omega, Business Research, among others.

                                                  Selected current research projects

                                                  Omni-channel operations: In cooperation with leading European Fashion, DIY, grocery and consumer electronics retailer, we investigate the impact of the combination of online and offline sales channels and the related logistics processes. Strategies and optimization tools for omni-channel operations are developed.

                                                  Vehicle routing: In cooperation with the University of Porto and two leading European grocery retailer, we develop different solution approaches for the transportation problems with multi-compartment vehicles.

                                                  Shelf space optimization: In cooperation with one of the largest European grocery retailer, we develop innovative solution methods for shelf space planning. Applications range from store optimization to shelf space design options.

                                                  Key Publications

                                                  Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar

                                                  Chair of Information Systems, Department of Informatics

                                                  Awards

                                                  • Distinguished Visiting Fellowship der Australien Computer Society (1996)

                                                  Curriculum vitae

                                                  Prof. Krcmar’s (b. 1954) research covers information management, IT-enabled value networks, service management, computer-supported cooperative work and information systems for IT service providers in healthcare and e-government.

                                                  He studied business management in Saarbrücken and obtained his doctorate in 1983. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM Los Angeles Scientific Center and as assistant professor of information systems at the Leonard Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University and Baruch College, City University of New York. From 1987 to 2002, he held the Chair of Information Systems at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Dean of the Department of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. He is a member of the TUM School of Management and was Dean of the Department of Informatics from 2010 to 2013.

                                                  Key Publications

                                                    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fottner

                                                    Logistics Engineering

                                                    Contacts

                                                    Chair: www.fml.mw.tum.de
                                                    Email: j.fottner@tum.de

                                                    Areas of interest

                                                    • Artificial Intelligence
                                                    • Autonomous Mobile Robots
                                                    • Optimization of Organization and Control in Logistics Engineering
                                                    • Auto ID-Teechnologies
                                                    • Simulation of Material Flow Systems
                                                    • Start-ups
                                                    • Business Development

                                                    Awards

                                                    Rudolf Schmidt-Burkhardt Memorial Prize for best Doctor-Thesis of the department Mechanical Engineering, TUM Department for Mechanical Engineering, TUM (2003)

                                                    Curriculum vitae

                                                    Johannes Fottner (b. 1971) studied mechanical engineering at TUM and received his PhD at the same university in the field of materials handling, material flow and logistics. From 2002 to 2008, he held a number of managerial positions at the Swisslog Group. In 2008, he took over as managing director of the MIAS Group. Fottner holds the Bavarian state chair and deputy national chair of the Society for Production and Logistics at the Association of German Engineers (VDI). In 2016, he was appointed professor of logistics engineering at TUM.

                                                    Key Publications

                                                    • Bortolamasi M, Fottner J: „Design and Sizing of Screw Feeders“. University Modena, Begleitband der Fachtagung powtech 2001;
                                                    Nürnberg.
                                                    • Fottner J, Kerscher T: „Modelling and control of Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for the transport of meals, Laundry and waste in
                                                    the healthcare domain“. European Research project ACODUASIS. 2006.
                                                    • Kohl, M.; Heimeldinger, C.; Brieke, M.; Fottner, J.: “Competency Model for Logistics Employees in Smart Factories. Advances in
                                                    Manufacturing, Production Management and Process Control.” AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer
                                                    International Publishing , 2019, 133-145
                                                    • Lienert, T.; Fottner, J.: “No more Deadlocks – Applying the Time Window Routing Method to Shuttle Systems.” Proceedings of the 31st
                                                    European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Paprika, Horák, Váradi, Zwierczyk, Vidovics-Dancs, Rádics, 2017

                                                    Research Centers

                                                    Who we are

                                                    The Academic Department of Finance & Accounting combines the traditional fields of corporate finance, management accounting and financial accounting. We conduct empirical, theoretical as well as experimental research in this field. Moreover, several industry cooperation projects are run in the department, and the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS) was set up within the department. It focuses on entrepreneurial finance, i.e. topics such as venture capital, private equity, family businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises’ finance. In addition, the Center for Energy Markets (CEM) was founded recently. This research center is focused on the economic and financial analysis of the wider area of energy markets.

                                                    Professors

                                                    Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ann-Kristin Achleitner

                                                    Entrepreneurial Finance

                                                    Areas of interest

                                                    • Private equity
                                                    • Venture capital
                                                    • Family firms

                                                    Awards

                                                    • Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2014
                                                    • Appointment as a member of acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering), 2014
                                                    • EFM 2013 Top Download Award, awarded by the European Financial Management, 2014
                                                    • Highly Commended paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2015

                                                    Curriculum vitae

                                                    Ann-Kristin Achleitner is Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany.

                                                    She has held the Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance since 2001 and has been Scientific Co-Director at the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) since 2003. From 1995 to 2001, she was Professor of Banking and Finance at the European Business School (ebs), Oestrich Winkel, and also worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. and MS Management Service AG, St. Gallen. She earned her degrees and her Ph.D. in both law and business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.

                                                    Professor Achleitner conducts research in the area of entrepreneurial finance with a focus on the financing of innovation, venture capital, private equity, and family businesses.

                                                    She is a member of the supervisory boards of LDeutsche Börse AG, Linde AG and Muenchener Rueckversicherungs- Gesellschaft AG and serves on the board of directors of ENGIE SA. She also belongs to the Government Commission Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex (German Corporate Governance Code) and the Economic Advisory Council of the French Embassy in Berlin.

                                                    She also belongs to the Economic Advisory Council of the French Embassy in Berlin and was a member of the Government Commission Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Codex (German Corporate Governance Code). Furthermore, she was part of the Expert Commission “Research and Innovation” (EFI) where served as Vice-Chairwoman from 2009-2011.

                                                    Prof. Achleitner earned several awards for both research and teaching, including the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2014. She was also appointed as a member of acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering).

                                                    Selected current research projects

                                                    International evidence on value creation in private equity transactions (with Benjamin Puche and Reiner Braun): The paper analyzes value creation drivers in private equity transactions across regions, industries, deal sizes and time. Key results are decreasing value creation over time and a sharp drop in value creation with increasing transaction size, in terms of enterprise value.

                                                    Foundation-owned firms – A qualitative empirical study (with Jörn Block and Florian Khajeh Hosseini, Scientific Co-Director)

                                                    Key Publications

                                                      Prof. Dr. Reiner Braun

                                                      Entrepreneurial Finance

                                                      Areas of interest

                                                      • Private equity
                                                      • Venture capital
                                                      • Behavioral entrepreneurial finance
                                                      • Innovation funding
                                                      • Start-up financing

                                                      Curriculum vitae

                                                      Reiner Braun is Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany.

                                                      He has held the Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance since 2015 and has been Scientific Director at the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies (CEFS) at Technische Universität München (TUM) since 2015. He is Academic Program Director of the International Master in Industrial Management at TUM School of Management (TUM). From 2013 to 2015 he was Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

                                                      Professor Braun conducts research in the area of entrepreneurial finance with a focus on private equity, venture capital and behavioral entrepreneurial finance.

                                                      He is a member of the Committee “Attractiveness of IPO candidates and their IPO maturity“ of the task force “More IPOs of high- growth companies in Germany“ organized by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). He is Founding Partner at Captona Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

                                                      He is active in the TU München Alumni Business Angel Network and was a member of the Advisory Board at Wirtschaftswoche Best of Consulting.

                                                      Selected current research projects

                                                      The Levered Returns of Leveraged Buyouts: The Impact of Competition (with Nicholas G. Crain and Anna Gerl): In this study, we investigate how credit cycles and competition for buyout targets between private equity funds drive the relationship between deal leverage, pricing, and performance. In a further step, we evaluate the effects of debt on the investment behavior of general partners in the private equity industry.

                                                      Peaches or dogs? The performance of private equity coinvestments (with Tim Jen- kinson and Christoph Schemmerl): Co-Investments are becoming a significant part of the Private Equity investment landscape. This research project aims at examining whether risk- return profiles of co-investments differ from traditional Private Equity fund investments. Fur- thermore, potential return driver such as investment expertise and network relationships are analyzed from various perspectives.

                                                      Key Publications

                                                        Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger

                                                        Financial Accounting

                                                        Areas of interest

                                                        • Real effects of disclosures/disclosure regulation
                                                        • Auditing and external assurance
                                                        • Real effects of financial reporting on business decisions
                                                        • Enforcement of accounting standards
                                                        • Corporate governance
                                                        • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

                                                        Awards

                                                        • Best Reviewer Award, Annual Conference of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Vienna, 2015
                                                        • Best Paper Award, International Accounting Section Midyear Conference, Tampa, 2011
                                                        • Best Conference Paper Award at the 72nd Pfingsttagung of the German Association of Professors of Business Administration, 2010
                                                        • Best Paper Award of the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, 2008

                                                        Editorship

                                                        • Advances in Accounting, Editorial Board Member
                                                        • International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation, Editorial Board Member
                                                        • The International Journal of Accounting, Editorial Board Member

                                                        Curriculum vitae

                                                        Professor Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger studied Business Administration at the University of Regensburg and at the Copenhagen Business School. From 2002 until 2004 he worked as a Research Assistant and PhD student at the Chair of Financial Accounting and Auditing (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Scherrer) and earned a doctorate (Dr.rer.pol.). At the Chair of Financial Accounting and Auditing (Prof. Dr. Axel Haller) he continued as an Assistant Professor and successfully qualified as professor at the University of Regensburg in 2008 (Dr. rer.pol.habil.). In the winter term 2008/2009 he held an interim position as Professor for Financial Accounting and Auditing at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. From 2009 until 2014 Professor Ernstberger held the Chair of Accounting and Auditing at the Ruhr-University Bochum and was a Visiting Professor at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. In October 2014 he was appointed Professor at the Technical University of Munich where he is Full Professor for Financial Accounting and Academic Program Director for the Bachelor Program in Management and Technology at TUM School of Management.

                                                        Selected current research projects

                                                        • The real effects of mandatory quarterly reporting with M. Stich, O. Vogler and B. Link): This project examines how mandatory quarterly reporting affects firms’ business decisions in terms of real activities manipulations. Our preliminary findings indicate a significant increase in real activities manipulation after an increase in reporting frequency. This finding points to greater managerial short-termism resulting from increased reporting frequency requirements.
                                                        • Determinants and consequences of audit quality (with C. Koch, B. Downar, M. Prott, E. Wühst, M. Bartkowiak): In this larger project we investigate how (i) research acitivities of auditors, (ii) compensation policies of audit firms, (iii) selection strategies for individual auditors influence audit quality and how individual auditors’ performance influences (i) their career, and (ii) their client portfolio.

                                                        Key Publications

                                                          Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl

                                                          Management Accounting

                                                          Areas of interest

                                                          • Management Accounting
                                                          • Corporate Governance
                                                          • Management Compensation
                                                          • Performance Measurement
                                                          • Corporate Valuation
                                                          • Public Regulation

                                                          Awards

                                                          • Best Teaching Award of the TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München, 2015, 2014, 2013
                                                          • Excellence in Teaching Award of Technische Universität München, 2014

                                                          Curriculum vitae

                                                          Gunther Friedl has been dean of TUM School of Management at Technische Universität München since 2010. He joined TUM as a full professor of management accounting in 2007. Gunther holds both a Diplom (M.Sc.) in business administration from the University of Munich and a Diplom (M.Sc.) in physics from Technische Universität München. He received his Dr. (PhD) and the Habilitation in business administration from the University of Munich.

                                                          Before joining Technische Universität München, Gunther has been full professor at the University of Mainz. He has been visiting scholar at Stanford University and guest professor at Warsaw School of Economics.

                                                          His teaching focuses on topics like cost and management accounting, financial accounting, value-based management and cor-porate valuation at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as at executive programs. For his teaching, Gunther received several rewards, including a Best Teaching Award of the TUM Executive MBA. In 2012, he was named as the German “Professor of the Year”.

                                                          Gunther is author and co-author of several textbooks and monographs on management accounting. His current research interests lie in the area of executive compensation, performance measurement, and valuation. His work has been published in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, OR Spectrum, Research Policy, and Schmalenbach Business Review.

                                                          His research on executive compensation has been portrayed in media such as Handelsblatt, Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Huffington Post, ARD, and ZDF.

                                                          Selected current research projects

                                                          Executive compensation: In cooperation with DSW, we analyze the development and the consequences of executive compensation in Germany.

                                                          DezEnerBay: In cooperation with KME Mittelstand GmbH and the industry association bay- me vbm, we investigate the future energy supply of Bavaria. We determine whether decen- tralized supply of industrial companies can contribute to the German energy transition.

                                                          Key Publications

                                                            Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer

                                                            Financial Management and Capital Markets

                                                            Areas of interest

                                                            • Empirical capital market research
                                                            • Corporate finance
                                                            • Financial market
                                                            • Regulation, asset management

                                                            Awards

                                                            • Best Teaching Award in the Executive Education Programs of TUM School of Management, 2015
                                                            • Best Paper Award, Journal of Financial Intermediation (JFI), with Tobias berg, 2016

                                                            Editorship

                                                            • Review of Managerial Science, Editorial Board Member
                                                            • Corporate Finance, Editorial Board Member

                                                            Curriculum vitae

                                                            Christoph Kaserer is a full professor of finance at Technische Universität München (TUM).

                                                            His area of expertise is empirical capital market research, corporate finance, financial market regulation, and asset management. He is also active as an expert for the German Government as well as for public and private institutions. Christoph is also regularly invited to parliamentary hearings as an expert witness.

                                                            Before joining TUM, he became Full Professor of Financial Management and Accounting at Université de Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1999. From 2005 to 2010 he was the Dean of TUM School of Management. Christoph earned a degree in economics from University of Vienna. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Würzburg.

                                                            Selected current research projects

                                                            Implied Cost of Capital: There is a new strand of literature who aims at extracting the expected return of stocks (and other asset classes) from current market prices. In a large research project the institute is working on refinements of this methodology as well as on extending into new fields of application. For instance, the method can be applied to improve traditional asset pricing models (as the Fama-French-Model), overcome shortcomings of the Markowitz-Model of portfolio selection as well as improving the understanding of corporate financial decisions.

                                                            Liquidity Costs: The impact of liquidity cost on asset pricing is a long-studied subject. However, due to data limitations many relevant questions are yet unanswered. The institute is working with a pretty unique dataset offered by Deutsche Börse (XLM), which can be used to study the impact of liquidity costs in a more detailed manner. Recent research projects have addressed issues like the impact of algorithmic trading on liquidity, liquidity provision by mutual funds or flight to liquidity in stressed markets.

                                                            Key Publications

                                                              Prof. Dr. Benjamin Loos

                                                              Digital Finance

                                                              Contacts

                                                              Email: benjamin.loos@tum.de

                                                              Areas of interest

                                                              • Behavioral Finance
                                                              • Household Finance
                                                              • Investments

                                                              Awards

                                                              • 2017 – PhD Thesis Award – Winner University Prize Deutsches Aktieninstitut (Umbrella organization of German exchange-listed firms)
                                                              • 2018 – Best Paper Award FIRN Conference 2018

                                                              Curriculum vitae

                                                              Professor Loos studies behavioral and household finance with a particular focus on financial advice, (digital) product innovations like ETFs, fintech and individual investor behavior in general. To address new fundamental questions his research is mostly based on big proprietary datasets stemming from collaborations with banks and fintechs as well as from field- and laboratory experiments.

                                                              Before joining TUM School of Management in June 2020, Professor Loos held positions as Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and as Assistant Professor at Mannheim Business School and Goethe University Frankfurt. He completed his PhD in 2015 at Goethe University Frankfurt with his thesis titled “Potential Solutions to Individual Investors’ Investment Mistakes”. Prior to his Ph.D., Professor Loos worked in the investment banking departments of Bank of America and HSBC.

                                                              Key Publications

                                                              • Bhattacharya, U., Hackethal, A., Kaesler, A., Loos, B., & Meyer, S. (2012). Is Unbiased Financial Advice to Retail Investors Suffcient? Answers from a Large Field Study. The Review of Financial Studies, 25(4): 975-1032
                                                              • Bhattacharya, U., Loos, B., Meyer, S., & Hackethal, A. (2017). Abusing ETFs. Review of Finance, 21(3): 1217- 1250
                                                              • Koestner, M., Loos, B., Meyer, S., & Hackethal, A. (2017). Do Individual Investors Learn from their Mistakes? Journal of Business Economics, 87: 669-703
                                                              • All of Prof. Loos‘ papers on Google Scholar and SSRN

                                                              Prof. Dr. Philipp Maume, S.J.D.

                                                              Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Law

                                                              Areas of interest

                                                              • German and European Corporate Governance
                                                              • Intellectual Property in Corporate Finance
                                                              • Digitisation and the Finance Industry
                                                              • The Overlap of Securities Regulation and Competition Law

                                                              Curriculum vitae

                                                              Prof. Maume studied law at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) and at La Trobe University Melbourne (Australia). After his practical legal training at the Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe he joined TUM School of Management as a Senior Researcher in 2005. In 2009 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by the University of Augsburg. In 2010 Prof. Maume moved to Australia for a research project on information rights and corporate law. In 2013 he was awarded a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) by La Trobe University, Melbourne. During his candidature he was a sessional staff member at La Trobe University School of Law, and a research assistant at Monash University Department of Business Law and Taxation, Melbourne. In October 2013 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor for Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Law at TUM School of Management.

                                                              Selected current research projects

                                                              Spectacular cases such as the LIBOR scam or the Porsche/VW takeover have raised questions of overlaps of anticompetitive or abusive conduct and securities regulation. Policymakers have not addressed this issue yet. What are the implications for the design of the overlapping rules, their enforcement, and market conduct supervision in general?

                                                              The finance industry is facing enormous challenges caused by digitisation. Algorithms give financial advice to clients and make independent investments decisions. The traditional toolbox for regulation of intermediaries needs to be adjusted, for example in relation to avoiding and disclosing conflicts of interest, and in particular concerning liability for bad investment decisions.

                                                              Key Publications

                                                                Prof. Dr. Alwine Mohnen

                                                                Corporate Management

                                                                Areas of interest

                                                                • Corporate Management
                                                                • Personnel Economics
                                                                • Behavioral and experimental Economics
                                                                • Compensation: Monetary and non-monetary incentives
                                                                • Sustainability

                                                                Awards

                                                                • Best application paper proposal at the ISAHP 2014
                                                                • Nomination: Best Teaching Award in Economics by UNICUM, 2014
                                                                • Best Teaching Award, TUM School of Management, 2012
                                                                • Award for best doctoral thesis, 2002 University of Cologne

                                                                Curriculum vitae

                                                                Alwine Mohnen is a full professor for Corporate Management at TUM School of Management since 2011. She studied economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn. After her diploma she worked as a research assistant at the University of Vienna/ Austria and received her Ph.D (with distinctions) from the University of Cologne. As a Post-Doc she was a visiting scholar at the Stanford University financed by a DFG Grant for one year, and worked as an adjunct professor at the CEU Business School of the Central European University at Budapest/Hungary. In 2008 she earned her habilitation degree from the university of cologne. After that she started as of full professor of the School of Business and Economics, RWTH Aachen. After several offers (University of Tuebingen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, University of Basel) she accepted an offer by TUM in 2011. Here at TUM School of Management she built up and since then is the head of the experimental laboratory at TUM School of Management which is designed for research in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economics. Furthermore, she is the speaker of the Faculty Graduate Center building up a doctoral program for the PhD candidates of the school. Since 2009, she is a research affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor IZA, Bonn.

                                                                She has published for instance in Applied Energy, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, and Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft. For her dissertation entitled “Investment decisions, motivation and performance measurement” under the supervision of Herbert Hax. she received the dissertation award of the University of Cologne.

                                                                Her research interests include behavioral economics, experimental economics, performance measurement, personnel economics and incentives & sustainability.

                                                                Selected current research projects

                                                                Incentives for energy-efficient behavior at the workplace: a natural field experiment on eco-driving in a company fleet.

                                                                Non-monetary versus monetary incentives – an experimental investigation

                                                                Incentives for creativity: subjective vs. objective measurement of creative performance

                                                                EU-InnovatE: (i) Crowdfunding: Impact of sustainability
                                                                (ii) Selected policy instruments: do certain types of incentives “crowd-out” intrinsic motivation regarding (user) sustainable innovations and projects

                                                                Key Publications

                                                                  Prof. Dr. Sebastian Müller, CFA

                                                                  Finance

                                                                  Areas of interest

                                                                  • Empirical asset pricing
                                                                  • Quantitative Trading Strategies
                                                                  • Asset Management
                                                                  • Investor Behavior
                                                                  • Digital Finance

                                                                  Awards

                                                                  • Spängler-IQAM award (Runner-Up) for Best Investments Paper in the Review of Finance 2018/2019 for the article “Economic links and cross-predictability of stock returns: Evidence from characteristic-based ‘styles’”.
                                                                  • 1st prize of the Acatis Value Award 2018 for the article „Anomalies across the globe: Once public, no longer existent?“
                                                                  • 1st prize of the Acatis Value Award 2015 for the article „Media Makes Momentum“.
                                                                  • 2nd prize of the competition for the finance compass (Finanzkompass) 2015, Finanzplatz Hamburg e.V.
                                                                  • Young talent award of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) 2015 for the article „Media Makes Momentum“.

                                                                  Curriculum vitae

                                                                  The major research fields of Professor Müller are Empirical Capital Market Research, Asset Management, and Behavioral Finance. He is particularly interested in the price discovery process in financial markets, the investment behavior of institutional and individual investors, and the digitalization of the financial industry. Mr. Müller received several awards for his research which has been published in leading finance journals such as The Journal of Financial Economics and The Review of Financial Studies.

                                                                  Professor Müller studied Business at the University of Mannheim and the University of Wales, Swansea. In 2011 he received his PhD from the University of Mannheim. In 2012 and 2013 he was a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. In 2016, he was appointed as Professor of Corporate Finance at the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) Heilbronn. Since September 2019, he serves as Professor of Finance at the TUM School of Management, TUM Campus Heilbronn.

                                                                  Key Publications

                                                                  • Müller S.: “Economic Links and Cross-predictability of Stock Returns: Evidence from Characteristic-based ‘Styles’”. Review of Finance. 2019; 23(2): 363-395.
                                                                  • Jacobs H., Müller S.: “Anomalies Across the Globe: Once Public, No Longer Existent?”. Journal of Financial Economics. 2020; 135(1): 213-230.
                                                                  • Franke B., Müller S., Müller S.: “The q-Factors and Expected Bond Returns”. Journal of Banking and Finance. 2017; 83(10): 19-35.
                                                                  • Hillert A., Jacobs H., Müller S.: “Media Makes Momentum”. Review of Financial Studies. 2014; 27(12): 3467-3501.
                                                                  • Jacobs H., Müller S., Weber M.: “How should individual investors diversify? – An empirical evaluation of alternative asset allocation policies”. Journal of Financial Markets. 2014; 19(3): 62-85.

                                                                  Prof. Dr. David Wozabal

                                                                  Investment, Finance & Risk Management in Energy Markets

                                                                  Areas of interest

                                                                  • Energy Finance
                                                                  • Energy Markets
                                                                  • Risk Management
                                                                  • Stochastic Optimization

                                                                  Awards

                                                                  • Best Applications Paper in IIE Transactions in the area of Operations Engineering & Analytics for the paper “A semiparametric model for electricity spot prices” (together with Raimund Kovacevic), 2014

                                                                  Editorship

                                                                  • OR Spectrum, Associate Editor
                                                                  • OR Spectrum, Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Energy (together with Johann Hurink and Rüdiger Schultz)

                                                                  Curriculum vitae

                                                                  David Wozabal‘s research interests encompass energy finance, stochastic optimization, and risk management. Current research revolves around solution methods for large-scale stochastic optimization problems which arise in pricing as well as operational problems faced by energy firms. Another branch of research focusses on structural change in European energy markets, dealing with modelling of energy prices, questions of market efficiency, policy design, technical and commercial feasibility of new technologies, and new business models in the energy sector.

                                                                  David Wozabal obtained a PhD in statistics and a MSc in Mathematics and Business Informatics from the University of Vienna. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Economics and Business and as a visiting professor at TUM School of Management. David Wozabal joined TUM School of Management as Assistant Professor in February 2014.

                                                                  Selected current research projects

                                                                  How Do Contract Parameters Influence the Economics of Vehicle-to-Grid?: By pooling electric vehicles (EVs) and their batteries, aggregators are able to provide services to the grid. We study how the parameters that shape the agreement between aggregators and EV owners, influence the profitability of vehicle pools.

                                                                  Optimal gas storage valuation and futures trading in incomplete markets: We model the problem of optimal gas storage valuation in incomplete markets as a Markov decision process. We express risk preferences by the nested Conditional Value-at-Risk and solve the problem by approximate dual dynamic programming using discrete scenario lattices as representations of random future prices. As opposed to policies investigated in the extant literature, our solutions outperform the rolling intrinsic heuristic in-sample as well as out-of-sample.

                                                                  Key Publications

                                                                    Affiliate Members

                                                                    Prof. Dr. Janine Maniora

                                                                    Areas of interest

                                                                    • Financial and Nonfinancial reporting
                                                                    • Disclosure and regulation
                                                                    • Audit and assurance services
                                                                    • Digitization and information technologies
                                                                    • Social media and networking effects
                                                                    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
                                                                    • Corporate Sustainability

                                                                    Awards

                                                                    • Academic Award of the German Equities Institute (Deutsches Aktieninstitut, DAI), 2012
                                                                    • Award of the Manfred Fischer Foundation for outstanding achievements in Management studies, 2010

                                                                    Curriculum vitae

                                                                    Prof. Dr. Janine Maniora is Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Before she joined TUM in October 2018, she was Assistant Professor at TU Dortmund University from 2016-2018. She received a master’s degree (German Diploma) in Business Administration and Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum, majoring in International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation. During her studies, she studied abroad at University of California, San Diego, and Tongji University, Shanghai. She also gained practical experience in the accounting and auditing profession at diverse companies around the globe (e.g., KPMG Düsseldorf; KPMG Huazhen, Beijing; NTS Ltd., Shanghai; Schenker Inc., New York). Moreover, she has been recognized with the German University Prize of the German Equities Institute (Deutsches Aktieninstitut, DAI) and the Manfred Fischer Foundation. Before completing her Ph.D., she was a one-year visiting scholar at Boston University (BU) in the Accounting Department of the Questrom School of Business and invited attendee at Harvard Business School (HBS) in 2015. She completed her Ph.D. in Accounting at Ruhr-University Bochum in 2016.

                                                                    Her empirical research focuses on corporate (non-)financial reporting and disclosure decisions in different settings. For instance, this comprises research questions around auditing and assurance services, the enactment of disclosure regulations, sustainability and integrated reports, corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance effects, digitization and new information technologies, as well as social media and networking effects in the accounting world.

                                                                     

                                                                    Key Publications

                                                                    Maniora, J: Mismanagement of Sustainability – What Business Strategy Makes the Difference? Empirical Evidence from the USA. Journal of Business Ethics, 142(4), 2018, 93-947 [ Full text ( DOI ) ]

                                                                    Maniora, J: Is Integrated Reporting Really the Superior Mechanism for the Integration of Ethics into the Core Business Model? An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics 140(4), 2017, 755-786 [ Full text ( DOI ) ]

                                                                    Maniora, J: Die neue EU-Richtlinie zur Offenlegung nichtfinanzieller Informationen: Verum oder Placebo? Eine Ex ante-Analyse nichtfinanzieller Informationsanforderungen der EU-15 Mitgliedsstaaten und Ex post-Implikationen. Zeitschrift für internationale und kapitalmarktorientierte Rechnungslegung (3), 2015, 153-166 [ Full text ( DOI ) ]

                                                                    Maniora, J: Der GRI G4 Standard – Synergie oder Antagonismus zum IIRC-Rahmenwerk? Erste empirische Ergebnisse über das Anwendungsverhältnis beider Rahmenwerke. Zeitschrift für internationale und kapitalmarktorientierte Rechnungslegung (10), 2015, 479-489 [ Full text ( DOI ) ]

                                                                    Maniora, J: Integrated Reporting – Vom Diskussionspapier zum Konsultationsentwurf des IIRC – Eine kritische Analyse unter Berücksichtigung eingegangener Stellungnahmen. Zeitschrift für internationale und kapitalmarktorientierte Rechnungslegung (7-8), 2013, 360-369

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                                                                    Prof. Dr. Rudi Zagst

                                                                    Mathematical Finance

                                                                    Key Publications

                                                                      Research Centers

                                                                      Visitors

                                                                      • Randall B. McDonald Chair in Accounting
                                                                      • Research Seminar Oct. 2014
                                                                      • From the University of Texas at Austin

                                                                      • Assistant Professor for Business Administration
                                                                      • From Schweizerisches Institut für Klein- und Mittelunternehmen (KMU)

                                                                      • Head of Chair of Human Resource Management
                                                                      • Ph.D. Course Experimental Economics
                                                                      • From Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

                                                                      • Department of Accounting
                                                                      • Research Seminar Oct. 2014
                                                                      • From the University of Texas at Austin

                                                                      Who we are

                                                                      The “Economics, & Policy“ research department examines economic processes with a focus on the role of public policy. It addresses contemporary policy issues by means of theoretical as well as empirical investigations into public economics, health economics, industrial organization, environmental economics, sustainable resources management, agricultural and food economics, forestry, energy economics, and the economics of ageing. Special emphasis is given to policy conflicts between equity, efficiency, and sustainability.

                                                                      Professors

                                                                      Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D.

                                                                      Economics of Aging

                                                                      Areas of interest

                                                                      • Economics of demographic change
                                                                      • Pensions and retirement behavior
                                                                      • Household savings behavior
                                                                      • Housing markets
                                                                      • Panel data and discrete choice econometrics

                                                                      Awards

                                                                      • Korrespondierendes Mitglied der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, since 2015

                                                                      Curriculum vitae

                                                                      Axel Börsch-Supan became Full Professor of the Chair for the Economics of Aging at Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2011. He studied economics and mathematics in Munich and Bonn and received a doctorate in economics from MIT (Cambridge, USA) in 1984. After working as an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University (1984-1987) and as professor of economic theory at the University of Dortmund (1987-1989) he was professor of macroeconomics and economic policy at the University of Mannheim (1989-2011). In his role as director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, he is heading the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) since 2011. Professor Börsch-Supan is a full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He also coordinates the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Professor Börsch-Supan is a member of the Council of Advisors to the German Economics Ministry (chair 2004-08), a member of the German federal governments’ Expert Group on Demography and as a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD and several foreign governments.

                                                                      Selected current research projects

                                                                      SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of approximately 123,000 individuals (more than 293,000 interviews) aged 50 or older. SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel. The main objective of SHARE is to document the individual and social consequences of demographic change, to improve the understanding of these consequences and to put health and social policy countermeasures on a sound scientific basis.

                                                                      Key Publications

                                                                        Prof. Dr. Stefan Hirsch

                                                                        Agricultural and Food Economics

                                                                        Areas of interest

                                                                        • Empirical Industrial Organization of the Food Sector
                                                                        • Food- and Agribusiness Economics
                                                                        • Econometric Methods
                                                                        • Production Economics
                                                                        • Consumer Research

                                                                         

                                                                        Awards

                                                                        Best presentation award of the Swiss Society for Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (SSA) annual meeting, 2017.

                                                                        Editorship

                                                                        Agricultural Economics: Associate Editor
                                                                        Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies: Associate Editor
                                                                        Agribusiness: an International Journal: Assistant Editor

                                                                        Curriculum vitae

                                                                        Professor Hirsch studied economics at the University of Bonn, where he earned his doctoral degree in agricultural sciences in 2014. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bonn (2014-2016) and the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich (2016-2018). During this time he also worked as a visiting research fellow at both the University of Connecticut and Arizona State University. In April 2018 he was appointed Professor of Agricultural and Food Economics at TUM School of Management.

                                                                        Professor Hirsch’s research focuses on the competitiveness of agribusiness firms. This involves investigating the drivers of vertical and horizontal integration, production flexibility, innovation, efficiency, and profitability. Furthermore, his research deals with the effect of oligopolistic market structures at different stages of the food supply chain on the performance of firms in up- and downstream sectors. Professor Hirsch’s research has a strong empirical orientation and is based on a broad range of theoretical microeconomic approaches and econometric methods.

                                                                         

                                                                        Selected current research projects

                                                                        Competition and Profitability in EU Food Retailing: Investigates the drivers and the persistence of firm profits in EU food retailing thereby generating insights for the derivation of managerial strategies as well as antitrust policies in this highly dynamic sector. Special emphasis is put on evaluating whether profits of food retailing firms are more persistent than in other retail sectors and the potential consequences in form of  bargaining power towards processors and entry barriers that lead to less pronounced competition.

                                                                        Production Flexibility of EU food processors: Focuses on the flexibility of EU food processing firms to adjust production to fluctuating economic conditions and evaluates possible tradeoffs between firms` production flexibility and efficiency

                                                                        Key Publications

                                                                          Prof. Dr. Hanna Hottenrott

                                                                          Economics of Innovation

                                                                          Areas of interest

                                                                          • Economics of innovation
                                                                          • Economics of science
                                                                          • Industrial economics
                                                                          • Technology policy
                                                                          • Applied econometrics

                                                                          Curriculum vitae

                                                                          Hanna Hottenrott joined TUM School of Management in May 2016. Prior to that, she held an assistant professorship at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the University of Düsseldorf. Hanna Hottenrott holds an advanced degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg and obtained a PhD in applied economics from KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2010. At KU Leuven she was affiliated with the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation and worked on topics related to the financing of research and development (R&D) in the business sector. After graduating, she was awarded a fellowship from the Flemish Science Foundation (FWO) and investigated questions in the fields of innovation and science policy.

                                                                          In her research, Hanna Hottenrott studies innovation activities in the public and the private sector. Her research relates to the broader fields of industrial economics and applied micro-econometrics. More precisely, she works on questions in the fields of economics of innovation, economics of science and public innovation policy. Her work addresses private sector companies, innovation policy agents and provides implications for the design and governance of public innovation and technology policy.

                                                                          Her work has been published, among others, in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Research Policy, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Studies in Higher Education, Industrial and Corporate Change, Resource and Energy Economics, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Journal of Regional Science, Small Business Economics and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

                                                                          Selected current research projects

                                                                          Resources, Research Assessment, and Institutional Affiliations in Academia is an international and DFG-funded (HO5390/1-1) research project that explores institutional networks, motivations and research outcomes of scientists in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. It documents recent developments in institutional affiliation patterns in different scientific fields and find that multiple institutional affiliations and high impact research are highly correlated.

                                                                          Direct and Cross-Scheme Effects in a Research and Development Subsidy Program studies a specific R&D policy design directed at private sector companies that explicitly distinguishes between research projects, development projects, and mixed R&D projects. Findings show that while publicly financed research grants increase firms’ research spending, development grants do not trigger additional product or process development investments. However, there are cross effects from development grants on research expenditures indicating that R&D subsidies are most effective at earlier stages of the R&D process.

                                                                          Key Publications

                                                                            Prof. Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova

                                                                            Resource Economics

                                                                            Areas of interest

                                                                            • Energy Resource Economics
                                                                            • Applied Industrial Organization and Game Theory
                                                                            • Economics of Technological Change

                                                                            Awards

                                                                            • Top breakout speaker at the U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Conference, Washington DC, June, 2015
                                                                            • 2011 and 2015 Bureau of Economic Geology Career Development Publication Awards
                                                                            • Research paper award, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, 2009
                                                                            • Programm zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen Post-Doc-Stipendium(Equal Opportunities for Women in Research Scholarship), 2007 – 2008
                                                                            • Marie Curie Fellowship for the Infrastructure Modeling and Policy Workgroup, 2006
                                                                            • Best Student Paper Award at the 26th United States Association for Energy Economics North American Conference, 2006
                                                                            • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship, 2005
                                                                            • Economic Society of Humboldt University of Berlin scholarship, 2003 – 2005

                                                                            Curriculum vitae

                                                                            The research interests of Svetlana Ikonnikova are related to energy and environmental resources. Her recent studies on conventional and unconventional natural gas supply (incl. liquefied natural gas), water-energy nexus, industrialization of hydrogen technologies, financing of energy transition, focus on the behavior of energy industry and markets players. Svetlana’s expertise in complex system modeling and machine–learning algorithms helps to conduct analyses informing and educating students, and also industry and governmental representatives around the world.

                                                                            Svetlana Ikonnikova holds PhD in Economics and Management (the Humboldt University of Berlin), MS in Applied Physics and Mathematics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven studying energy, transport, and environmental economics. In 2008-2019, Svetlana worked the Center for Energy Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, where she became a head of the multi-disciplinary team of economists,engineers, and geoscientists studying the long-term capability of the U.S. unconventional resources to contribute to natural gas and oil supply. In September 2019, Svetlana joined TUM School of Management as Associate Professor in Resource Economics.

                                                                            Selected current research projects

                                                                            • Energy Financing: A Firm’s Perspective on Energy Transition – the study developed investment financing model helping understand what determines the choice of various energy related projects, why some companies invest more aggressively in new low-carbon technologies, while others keep focusing on their fossil energy business
                                                                            • LNG Trade: Capabilities and Flexibility – the study brings together demand and supply outlooks for the major regions investigating the changes in contractual relationships and spot trade dynamics
                                                                            • A Competition Among Hydrogen Technologies – the study focuses on the variety of “blue” and “green” hydrogen technologies and carbon management solutions with the goal to understand the associated advantages and limitations that will determine the future technological mix
                                                                            • The Evolution of International Energy Trade – the study supported by IEA and EIA data on energy trade and production, focuses on the changes associated with the discovery and development of new energy resources and technologies as well as introduction of regulations aimed to support energy transition

                                                                            Key Publications

                                                                            • Scanlon, Bridget; Ikonnikova, Svetlana; Yang, Qian; Reedy, Robert: Will Water Issues Constrain Oil and Gas Production in the U.S.? Environmental Science & Technology, forthcoming
                                                                            • Ikonnikova, S., Smye, K., Browning, J., Dommisse, R., Gülen, G., Hamlin, S., Tinker, S. W., Male, F., McDaid, G., Vankov, E., 2018, DOE Report on Update and Enhancement of Shale Gas Outlooks, http://doi.org/10.2172/1479289
                                                                            • Ikonnikova, S. and Gülen, G. 2015. Impact of low prices on shale gas production strategies. The Energy Journal, vol. 36, pp. 43-62. http://doi.org/10.5547/01956574.36.SI1.siko
                                                                            • Ikonnikova, S., Browning, J., Gülen, G., Smye K., and Tinker, S. 2015. Factors influencing shale gas production forecasting: Empirical studies of Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, and Marcellus Shale. Energy Economics and Environmental Policy, vol. 4 (1), pp. 19-35. http://doi.org/10.5547/2160-5890.4.1.siko
                                                                            • Ikonnikova, S. and Zwart, G. 2014. Trade quotas and buyer power with an application to the EU natural gas market. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 12(1), pp. 177-199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeea.12064
                                                                            • Hubert, F. and Ikonnikova, S. 2011. Investment options and bargaining power: the Eurasian supply chain for natural gas. The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 59(1), pp. 85-116. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6451.2011.00447.x

                                                                            Prof. Dr. Stefanie Jung

                                                                            Corporate Law

                                                                            Contacts

                                                                            Email: stefanie.jung@tum.de

                                                                            Areas of interest

                                                                            • European company law
                                                                            • Comparative law
                                                                            • Contract negotiations
                                                                            • Contract governance
                                                                            • Business networks
                                                                            • Corporate governance
                                                                            • Legal methodology
                                                                            • Law and economics
                                                                            • Empirical legal studies.

                                                                            Awards

                                                                            • Junior Researcher Award 2019 of the Association for the Promotion of Faculty III of the University of Siegen e.V.
                                                                            • Award for innovative teaching of the Faculty III of the University of Siegen for the seminar “Tactics of Contract Negotiation” (2017)
                                                                            • Rolf H. Brunswig Doctoral Award of the Faculty III of the University of Siegen awarded for one of the two best doctoral theses of the Faculty in 2012/2013

                                                                            Editorship

                                                                            • Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa, 2019, 2.370 pages, Nomos, Baden-Baden (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs and Dr. Sascha Stiegler)
                                                                            • Business Networks Reloaded, 2015, 424 pages, Ashgate/Nomos, Baden-Baden (in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gunther Teubner and Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs)

                                                                            Curriculum vitae

                                                                            Prof. Jung graduated from the University of Siegen (Germany) and the ESC Dijon (France) in German and European Business Law. Afterwards she obtained a postgraduate Master in European Economic Integration and Business at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium). In 2010, Prof. Jung joined the chair of Prof. Krebs as a research assistant at the University of Siegen. She received her doctorate in European company law in 2013 from the University of Siegen. In the same year, Prof. Jung completed a research stay at the European Commission devoted to European company law. In 2016, she was appointed Junior Professor of civil law, in particular corporate law, at the University of Siegen. From 2014 to the present day, Prof. Jung also holds a Visiting Fellowship at the Classical Liberal Institute (New York University, USA) upon invitation by Prof. Epstein. Since 2015 Prof. Jung has been a visiting lecturer at Vienna University of Economics and Business each winter semester, lecturing on contract negotiations. From February 2020 onwards, she is Professor of Corporate Law at the Technical University of Munich at the Heilbronn campus.

                                                                            Selected current research projects

                                                                            • The relationship between morality, Rechtsgefühl and the law
                                                                            • Lies in contract negotiations
                                                                            • European group law

                                                                            Key Publications

                                                                            • Jung, S.: §§ 313, 314 BGB in: Nomos Kommentar zum BGB, 4. ed. 2020 (edition 2016 still in cooperation with Prof. Peter Krebs) (forthcoming)
                                                                            • Jung, S.: Bluffing in Business-to-Business Contract Negotiations – The Relationship Between Moral Intuition, Rechtsgefühl and the Law in the United States and Germany in: Southern California Law Review 92 (2019), pp. 973-1001.
                                                                              (https://southerncalifornialawreview.com/2019/05/01/bluffing-in-business-to-business-contract-negotiations-article-by-stefanie-jung/)
                                                                            • Jung, S., Krebs, P., Stiegler S. (eds.): Gesellschaftsrecht in Europa. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019, 2370 pages.
                                                                              O  (Co-)author of 17 chapters, among others:
                                                                              O  § 2, Europäische Rechtsmethodik (in cooperation with Prof. Peter Krebs)
                                                                              O  § 3, Grundlagen und Systematik supranationaler Rechtsformen
                                                                              O  § 13, Frankreich (in cooperation with Dr. Christophe Kühl/Larissa Wohlgemuth)
                                                                              O  § 14, Italien (in cooperation with Prof. avv. Paolo Flavio Mondini)
                                                                              O  § 33, Europäische Corporate Governance (in cooperation with Dr. Sascha Stiegler)
                                                                              O  § 35, Europäisches Konzernrecht (in cooperation with Prof. Peter Krebs)
                                                                            • Jung, S., Krebs, P.: Die Vertragsverhandlung – taktische, strategische und rechtliche Elemente, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2016, 525 pages
                                                                              O   Jung, S., Krebs, P. The Essentials of Contract Negotiation. Cham: Springer, 2019, 242 pages (short version of the publication no. 3 in English with additional chapters on intercultural negotiations.)
                                                                            • Jung, S., Krebs, P., Teubner, G. (eds.): Business Networks Reloaded, Baden-Baden: Ashgate/Nomos, 2015, 424 pages.
                                                                              O Co-author of 3 chapters, among others
                                                                              O  Governance Structures of Business Networks, pp. 118-170 (in cooperation with Prof. Peter Krebs)

                                                                             

                                                                            Prof. Dr. Michael Kurschilgen

                                                                            Managerial Economics

                                                                            Areas of interest

                                                                            • Behavioral Economics
                                                                            • Experimental Economics
                                                                            • Law and Economics
                                                                            • Social Norms
                                                                            • Identity Utility

                                                                            Curriculum vitae

                                                                            Michael Kurschilgen Kurschilgen works at the intersection of Economics, Social Psychology, and Law. His research aims at understanding how certain social norms evolve, what influences their stability, and how those norms correspond with the preferences and expectations of the individual agents. Kurschilgen is particularly interested in understanding normativity, i.e. consensual social judgments of “right“ and “wrong“ behavior. He studies those questions particularly by means of controlled laboratory experiments.

                                                                            Kurschilgen studied Economics at the Universities of Bonn and Maastricht, as well as at SciencesPo Paris (2002-2007). After a stint as a consultant for large mining and engineering projects in India and Kazakhstan, he enrolled as a PhD student at the International Max Planck Research School “Uncertainty”, graduating in 2013 from the University of Jena. Kurschilgen continued his scientific career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. He has been a visiting researcher the University of California Berkeley, the European University Institute Florence, and the University of Bologna. In November 2015 Kurschilgen was named Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics at the TUM School of Management.

                                                                            Selected current research projects

                                                                            Inequality as Coordination Device studies the circumstances under which groups of individuals manage to coordinate on an objectively better yet more sophisticated social norm that reconciles efficiency with equality. We show experimentally that normative innovation is only attempted when inequality from simple coordination is substantial and the time horizon sufficiently long..

                                                                            The Jurisdiction of the Man Within tests the effect of introspection on people’s willingness to cooperate in a public good game. Our results show that introspection causally increases cooperation. Both home-grown idealism and the experiences with the cooperativeness of the environment predict individual cooperativeness throughout the game.

                                                                            Key Publications

                                                                              Prof. Dr. Luisa Menapace

                                                                              Governance in International Agribusiness

                                                                              Curriculum vitae

                                                                              Professor Menapace’s research focuses on the structure, functioning, and role of markets and organizations in agribusiness. Her research addresses issues related to product differentiation, product quality, and information with emphasis on the institutional aspects of consumer and competition policy, sustainability, intellectual property, and their implications for agribusiness governance. Her research incorporates insights from experimental and behavioral economics to explain consumers’ food purchase decisions and choices under risk and uncertainty.

                                                                              Professor Menapace holds a Laurea degree in Agricultural Sciences (University of Padua, Italy), a Master degree in Agribusiness (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Italy), and a PhD in Economics (Iowa State University, USA). After completing her PhD, she worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Trento, Italy (2010-2012), and as an assistant professor at the University of Bonn, Germany (2012-2013). In August 2013, she was appointed as Tenure-Track BayWa endowed professorship ”Governance in International Agribusiness” at TUM.

                                                                              Key Publications

                                                                              • Rahbauer, S., Menapace, L., Menrad, K., and Lang, H. (2018). Factors influencing the adoption of green electricity by German small and medium-sized enterprises – An empirical examination. Energy Policy, 123, 533-543.
                                                                              • Menapace, L., and Raffaelli, R. (2017). Preference for locally grown products: Evidence from a natural field experiment
                                                                                European Review of Agricultural Economics 44 (2), 255-284.
                                                                              • Menapace, L., Colson, G. and Raffaelli, R. (2015). A comparison of hypothetical risk attitude elicitation instruments for explaining farmer crop insurance purchases.
                                                                                European Review of Agricultural Economics, 43 (1), 113-134.
                                                                              • Menapace, L., Colson, G. and Raffaelli, R. (2015). Climate Change Beliefs and Perceptions of Agricultural Risks: An Application of the Exchangeability Method.
                                                                                Global Environmental Change, 35, 70-81.
                                                                              • Menapace, L. and Moschini, G. (2014). Strength of Protection for Geographical Indications: Promotion Incentives and Welfare Effects.
                                                                                American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96 (4), 1030-48.

                                                                              Prof. Dr. Martin Moog

                                                                              Forest Economics

                                                                              Contacts

                                                                              Chair: Forest Economics
                                                                              Email: moog@mytum.de

                                                                              Areas of interest

                                                                              • Economic Analysis of Forest Management
                                                                              • Environmental Economics and Management
                                                                              • Appraisal of Forests and Business Valuation
                                                                              • History of Economic Thought

                                                                              Editorship

                                                                              • Editor, Schriften zur Forst- und Umweltökonomie (J.D. Sauerländer ́s Verlag)
                                                                              • Subject Editor, European Journal for Forest Research (Springer)
                                                                              • Editorial Board Member, Forest Policy & Economics (Elsevier)
                                                                              • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Forest Science (JFS)
                                                                              • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Forest Economics

                                                                              Curriculum vitae

                                                                              Professor Martin Moog holds the chair of Forest Economics since 1992. After completing his studies in Forest Science at the Georg August University Göttingen he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Forest Economics and spent some months at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) located at Laxenburg near Vienna, as a participant in a program for young scientists. His interest was then focused on qualitative input-output-analysis and after finishing the dissertation from 1987 to 1989 he conducted a legal internship at the State Forest Service of Hesse and passed the final state examination. After recurrence to the University of Göttingen his research interest was mainly concentrated on the econometric modelling of supply behavior of forest enterprises. In 1992 he obtained postdoctoral lecture qualification.

                                                                              Selected current research projects

                                                                              Carbon Sequestration in Cameroon: The economically efficiency for Cameroon to forgo alternative uses of forest land and to use the forests as carbon sinks is examined. This is of course dependent on the prices for carbon storage as well as on the opportunity costs of alternative land uses. This assessment is made using a cost benefit analysis, in combination with linear optimization and portfolio models.

                                                                              Diffusion of Fuel Pellets in Bavaria: Fuel pellets are one of the most significant product innovations in the field of renewable energy. Since 1999 pellet heatings are enormously wi- despread in the area of single-family homes in Germany. The research project analyzes the factors influencing the spatial distribution based on regional economics models and models on innovation, diffusion and success factors research.

                                                                              Key Publications

                                                                                Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller

                                                                                Science & Technology Policy

                                                                                Contacts

                                                                                Email: ruth.mueller@tum.de

                                                                                Awards

                                                                                • Marie Curie Co-Fund Fellowship (2014)
                                                                                • Doc.Award – Vienna University’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2012)
                                                                                • Research grant funded by Vienna University (2011)
                                                                                • Mobility Research Fellowship of the Austrian Genome Research Program ‘Gen-AU’ (2010)

                                                                                Curriculum vitae

                                                                                Ruth Müller is a researcher in the interdisciplinary research field of Science & Technology studies. She has studied molecular biology (M.Sc.; 2000-2007) and sociology (PhD; 2007-2012) at the University of Vienna, Austria. During her studies, she conducted research on breast cancer at the Medical University of Vienna  (2001-2005) before she started to work on issues of life sciences, society & policy at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna (2005-2011). She held postdoctoral positions at the Austrian Institute of International Affairs  (2012-2013) and at the Research Policy Institute, Lund University, Sweden (2013-2015), and she has been a recurring visiting research the Science & Justice Research Center, University of California Santa Cruz, U.S.. In February 2015, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Science & Technology Policy at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, a co-appointment with the TUM School of Management and the TUM School of Life Sciences.

                                                                                Selected current research projects

                                                                                • Academic Knowledge Cultures in Transformation 

                                                                                This research focus explores how contemporary governance practices in science policy and science management (e.g. evaluation processes, career norms, funding structures) affect work and knowledge cultures within academic institutions. This type of research, which explores how the structures that support science also shape science, offers a vital basis for a reflexive type of science governance that proactively engages with its outcomes and  and reflexively adapts its strategies to address unintended effects.

                                                                                • Emergent Knowledge Cultures in the Life Sciences 

                                                                                This research focus explores how novel research ideas unfold within the institutional frameworks of contemporary academia and its societal contexts. Based on my own interdisciplinary background, which includes an M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology, my work focuses specifically on the life sciences and traces the epistemic, social and political dynamics emerging with new forms of life science knowledge and biotechnology. Current research focuses on environmental epigenetics, a research field that explores gene-environment interactions; novel genome editing technologies such as CRISPRCas9; and issues in environmental toxicology, such as microplastics. My projects seek to examine what responsible research and innovation could mean in each situated context, and in relation to and collaboration with the specific stakeholders in each case.

                                                                                • Gender, Diversity and Social Justice 

                                                                                Across all research activities, my work examines how the research is affected by and affects questions of social and environmental justice. I understand categories of social stratification, such as gender, race, ethnicity and class, as deeply intersectional, that is they emerge and need to be studied in relation to each other.

                                                                                Ongoing research projects at my professorship are currently funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Bavarian Research Foundation (Bayerische Forschungsstiftung), the EU Horizon 2020 program and the TUM Gender & Diversity Incentive Fund.

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                Key Publications

                                                                                • Müller, Ruth and Kaltenbrunner, Wolfgang (2019): “Re-disciplining Academic Careers? Interdisciplinary Practice and Career Development in a Swedish Environmental Sciences Research Center”. Minerva, 1-21.
                                                                                • Müller, Ruth & de Rijcke, Sarah (2017): “Thinking with Indicators. Exploring the Epistemic Impacts of Academic Performance Indicators in the Life Sciences.” Research Evaluation, 26(3), 157-168.
                                                                                • Müller, Ruth* et al. (2017): “The Biosocial Genome? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Environmental Epigenetics, Health and Society.” EMBO reports, 18, 1677-82.
                                                                                • Kenney, Martha & Müller, Ruth* (2017) “Of Rats and Women: Narratives of Motherhood in Environmental Epigenetics.” BioSocieties 12 (1), 23–46.
                                                                                • Müller, Ruth (2014): “Racing for What? Anticipation and Acceleration in the Work and Career Practices of Academic Life Science Postdocs.” Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 15(3), Art. 15.
                                                                                • Pickersgill, Martyn, Niewöhner, Jörg, Martin, Paul, Müller, Ruth & Cunningham-Burley, Sarah (2013): “Mapping the New Molecular Landscape: Social and Ethical Aspects of Epigenetics.” New Genetics & Society, 32(4), 429-447.

                                                                                Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schwenen

                                                                                Economics of Energy Markets

                                                                                Areas of interest

                                                                                • Energy Economics
                                                                                • Industrial Organization
                                                                                • Applied Microeconomics

                                                                                Curriculum vitae

                                                                                Sebastian Schwenen’s main research interest lies in the industrial organization of energy markets. His recent work studies market design in electricity markets and the impact different designs have on consumers and producers. In addition to research and teaching, he has provided research-based economic consulting to DG Energy and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy within the scope of various research projects on energy markets.

                                                                                Sebastian Schwenen obtained a PhD in Economics & Management from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin. He has been a visiting PhD student at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a post-doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and at DIW Berlin. Sebastian Schwenen joined TUM School of Management as Assistant Professor in September 2015.

                                                                                Selected current research projects

                                                                                Pricing and Capacity Provision in Electricity Markets – An Experimental Study: We study experimentally the impact of different market designs on investment and pricing behaviour in electricity markets. Experimental subjects invest in generation capacity and subsequently compete in prices to sell power. Motivated by varying market designs currently implemented in US and European markets, we apply different design treatments to the experiment to identify their impact on producers‘ pricing and investment strategies.

                                                                                Renewable Energy and the Pricing of Electricity Futures: We analyse how forward contracting of electricity can mitigate risks in production costs introduced by renewable energy. Specifically, we investigate theoretically and empirically how massive market entry of fluctuating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar PV – and the resulting risk from shocks to production costs – changes incentives to sell power on forward markets and influences risk premia.

                                                                                Key Publications

                                                                                  Prof. Dr. Johannes Sauer

                                                                                  Agricultural Production and Resource Economics

                                                                                  Awards

                                                                                  • Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards, German Association of Agricultural Economists, Annual Conferences Hohenheim, Halle and Bonn (2008, 2011 and 2012)
                                                                                  • OECD Fellowship, Co-operative Research Programme, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, OECD, Paris, France (2010)

                                                                                  Curriculum vitae

                                                                                  Professor Sauer studied at the Universities of Tübingen and Hamburg and at Imperial College London. In 1998 he completed his first degree in political science and economics and in 1999 he obtained a master’s degree in agricultural economics. In 2004, while working in parallel as a management consultant, he was awarded a PhD with Distinction from the University of Bonn. Subsequently he worked as an assistant and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen (2005-2007) and as a lecturer and senior lecturer at Imperial College London and the University of Manchester (2007-2011). Before joining TUM he held an endowed chair at the University of Kiel and was also a visiting professor at Princeton University and UC Berkeley. Professor Sauer is advisor to the OECD productivity network, member of the UK ESRC Peer Review College and appointed Liaison Professor of the German National Academic Foundation.

                                                                                  Key Publications

                                                                                    Prof. Dr. Michael Suda

                                                                                    Forest and Environmental Policy

                                                                                    Areas of interest

                                                                                    • Forest Policy – small scale forestry and organizations, evaluation of political instruments, perception of forests and forestry
                                                                                    • Environmental Policy – natural hazards, certifica- tion, international organi- zations, EU- policy

                                                                                    Awards

                                                                                    • 5 Best Teaching Awards

                                                                                    Curriculum vitae

                                                                                    Michael Suda studied forest science in Munich and, subsequently, carried out his PhD about the possible influence of forest decline in alpine regions, using models from natural science and economy. His habilitation dealt with the role of forests on water supply on local and regional political systems. Since 1995, he is head of the chair of forest- and environmental policy at TUM.

                                                                                    Selected current research projects

                                                                                    Development of forest owners and private forest owner associations: Structural transformation in Germany’s rural areas leads to drastic changes with regard to the use of forests by forest owners that potentially cause supply bottlenecks of the woodworking industry. The scientific focus lies on studying the impact of structural and communicative measures in this context.

                                                                                    Perception of forests and forestry and the influence on forest management: The alienation of people from production and the related decline of its acceptance leads to increasing restraints concerning the utilisation of woods in Germany’s forests. The emphasis of research in this focus area is on the perception of forests and their relevance in public.

                                                                                    Analysis of Discourses about forests: Discourse analysis is used to study the influence of political actors on the perception of forests, legal frameworks and media coverage.

                                                                                    Great Bear Rainforest: Implementation of the Central Coast Land Use Decision in British Columbia‘s Great Bear Rainforest (Canada) The Central Land Use Decision (2006) introduced several innovations for British Columbia‘s forestry sector.

                                                                                    Key Publications

                                                                                      Prof. Dr. Robert K. Frhr. von Weizsäcker

                                                                                      Economics – Public Finance and Industrial Organization

                                                                                      Areas of interest

                                                                                      • Public Economics
                                                                                      • Income and Wealth Distribution
                                                                                      • Economics of Education
                                                                                      • Population Economics
                                                                                      • Decision Theory

                                                                                      Curriculum vitae

                                                                                      Robert K. von Weizsäcker, born in 1954, studied Mathematics and Economics at the University of Bonn, received a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics / University of Bonn in 1985 and attained the Habilitation at the University of Bonn in 1990.

                                                                                      Since 2003 he has been Professor and Head of the Chair of Economics, Public Finance, and Industrial Organization at Munich University of Technology. Previously he had research and teaching positions at the University of Bonn, the Humboldt-University of Berlin, the University of Halle-Wittenberg, and the University of Mannheim. He was a Faculty Member of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Université Catholique de Louvain, the London School of Economics, Stanford University, Oxford University, and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

                                                                                      Prof. von Weizsäcker is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, the ifo-Institute in Munich, and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. He was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German National Science Foundation and a Member of the German Scientific Council.

                                                                                      He has published numerous books and articles, particularly in the fields of public economics (public debt, tax reform, and social security financing), microeconomics (income and wealth distribution), population economics, and the economics of education.

                                                                                      Other: He is an International Chess Grandmaster and Honorary President of the German Chess Federation.

                                                                                      Selected current research projects

                                                                                      • Limits of Public Debt: A Politico-Economic Analysis
                                                                                      • Financing and Organization of Higher Education
                                                                                      • Reason, Intuition, and Time: Decisions under Uncertainty
                                                                                      • Rationality, Historicity, and Objectivity in Economics
                                                                                      • Theory and Politics of Economic Inequality
                                                                                      • Own Goal – Thoughts on the Future of Work

                                                                                      Key Publications

                                                                                        Affiliate Members

                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Anja Faße

                                                                                        Environmental Policy and Resource Economics

                                                                                        Areas of interest

                                                                                        • Development Economics
                                                                                        • Environmental
                                                                                        • EconomicsBioeconomy

                                                                                        Editorship

                                                                                        Food Security, Springer

                                                                                        Member of the Editorial Board: since March 2016

                                                                                        https://link.springer.com/journal/12571

                                                                                        Curriculum vitae

                                                                                        Prof. Anja Faße studied Horticultural Sciences at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Afterwards, she obtained a PhD in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Leibniz University of Hannover in 2013. There, she was affiliated with the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade and worked on topics related to bioenergy, agroforest, value chain analysis, sustainability, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. After graduating, she coordinated research projects focusing on impact assessment of agricultural innovations on the food security of the rural population in Kenya and Tanzania. Anja Faße joined the TUM Campus Straubing in 2016 and the TUM School of Management in 2018. She is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade at the Leibniz University of Hannover.

                                                                                        The research of the chair refers to the field of environmental and developmental economics as well as applied econometrics. More precisely, research questions in the fields of impact assessment of shocks and innovations on poverty, food security, inequality, entrepreneurship, satisfaction and migration in developing countries are addressed. Furthermore, the chair deals with topics related to the Bioeconomy and the effects of environmental, agricultural, climate and trade policies on the international competitiveness of national economies.

                                                                                        Selected current research projects

                                                                                        “Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centered Approach” (Trans-SEC) (http://www.trans-sec.org/), Tansania, (BMBF)

                                                                                        “Diversifying Food Systems: Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa” (HortinLEA) (http://www.hortinlea.org/), Kenia, (BMBF)

                                                                                        “Effect of Payment for Ecosystem Service initiatives on forest governance, livelihoods & forest condition in East”, Kenia, (VW Stiftung)

                                                                                        „Nachhaltigkeit in globalen Wertschöpfungsketten“ (DFG Projektakademie)

                                                                                        Key Publications

                                                                                        • Duda, I., Faße, A. Grote, U. (2018). Drivers of Rural-Urban Migration and Impact on Food Security in Rural Tanzania. Food Security, DOI 10.1007/s12571-018-0788-1
                                                                                        • Neubacher, F., Fasse, A., Boegelein, N., Grote, U. (2017). Viktimisierung und Kriminalitätsfurcht im ländlichen Tansania. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform / Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform, Band 100, Ausgabe 4, S. 272-290.
                                                                                        • Kissoly, L., Faße, A., Grote, U. (2017). The integration of smallholders in agricultural value chain activities and food security: evidence from rural Tanzania. Food Security, pp. 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-016-0642-2
                                                                                        • Wenban-Smith, H., Faße, A., Grote, U. (2016). Food security in Tanzania: The challenge of rapid urbanization. Food Security, Vol. 8(5), pp. 973-984. . DOI: 10.1007/s12571-016-0612-8
                                                                                        • Faße, A., Winter, E. and U. Grote (2014): Bioenergy and Rural Development: The Role of Agroforestry in a Tanzanian Village Economy. Ecological Economics, Vol. 106, pp. 155-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.07.018. Faße, A., and U. Grote (2013): The Economic Relevance of Sustainable Agroforestry Practices: An Empirical Analysis from Tanzania. Ecological Economics, Vol. 94, pp. 86-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.008

                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Sebastian J. Goerg

                                                                                        Economics

                                                                                        Contacts

                                                                                        Chair: Economics
                                                                                        Email: s.goerg@tum.de

                                                                                        Areas of interest

                                                                                        • Behavioral & Experimental Economics
                                                                                        • Organizational Economics
                                                                                        • Personnel Economics
                                                                                        • Sustainable Cooperation

                                                                                        Curriculum vitae

                                                                                        Sebastian J. Goerg is a Behavioral and Experimental Economist who investigates how incentives, information, and (legal) institutions influence actual human behavior. Together with his co-authors from the social and natural sciences he pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Prof. Goerg studied Economics at the University of Bonn where he also obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Reinhard Selten. Between 2009 and 2012 he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. After research stays at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan, he joined the Florida State University in 2012 as an Assistant Professor. There he was granted tenure in early 2018. In 2018, Prof Goerg joined TUM as an Associate Professor and holds the Chair of Economics at the TUMCS for Biotechnology and Sustainability. Prof. Goerg is Research Fellow at the IZA – Institute for Labor Economics und Research Affiliate at the MPI for Research on Collective Goods.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        His work has been published, among others, in the European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Games and Economic Behavior Management Science, Journal of Labor Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and The American Economic Review.

                                                                                        Selected current research projects

                                                                                        Self-chosen goals, incentives, and effort investigates the interplay between self-chosen work goals and monetary incentives, and its effects on work performance. We observe that the use of personal work goals leads to a significant output increase. Strikingly, the positive effect of self-chosen goals can persist even without performance-contingent monetary incentives. However, then the impact of self-chosen goals depends on the exact size of the goals and the difficulty of the task. Our results suggest that work contracts where workers set goals themselves can help to improve performances; even in the absence of explicit monetary incentives.

                                                                                        Rule Violations and Spillovers investigates how the exposure to rule violations leads to the spreading of rule violations across different domains. We provide causal evidence, that spillover effects exist and that their occurrence is more likely if the underlying decision situations are similar. In addition, through self-contamination, rule violations can spread into even seemingly unrelated situations. Lastly, we demonstrate spillover effects in a field experiment and show that they can lead to adverse behavior at the workplace with actual economic costs.

                                                                                        Key Publications

                                                                                        • Sebastian J. Goerg, Sebastian Kube, and Jonas Radbruch (forthcoming) The effectiveness of incentive schemes in the presence of implicit effort costs, Management Science
                                                                                        • Christoph Engel and Sebastian J. Goerg (2018) If the Worst Comes to the Worst: Dictator Giving When Recipient’s Endowments are Risky, European Economic Review, Vol. 105, 51–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.03.011
                                                                                        • Thorsten Chmura, Sebastian J. Goerg, and Pia Weiss (2016) Natural Groups and Economic Characteristics as Driving Forces of Wage Discrimination, European Economic Review, Vol. 90, 178–200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.04.005
                                                                                        • Ilan Fischer, Alex Frid, Sebastian J. Goerg, Simon Levin, Daniel Rubenstein, and Reinhard Selten (2013) Fusing Enacted and Expected Mimicry Generates a Winning Strategy that Promotes the Evolution of Cooperation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 110, No. 25, 10229–10233. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308221110
                                                                                        • Thorsten Chmura, Sebastian J. Goerg, and Reinhard Selten (2012) Learning in experimental 2×2 games, Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 76, 44–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geb.2012.06.007
                                                                                        • Sebastian J. Goerg, Sebastian Kube and Ro’i Zultan (2010) Treating Equals Unequally – Incentives, Motivation and Production Technology in Teams, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 28, 747–72. https://doi.org/10.1086/653487

                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Hubert Röder

                                                                                        Economics of Renewable Resources

                                                                                        Areas of interest

                                                                                        • Strategy
                                                                                        • Due Diligence
                                                                                        • Sustainability
                                                                                        • Bioeconomy
                                                                                        • (Environmental) Life Cycle Costing

                                                                                        Curriculum vitae

                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Hubert Röder holds the Chair for Economics of renewable resources at the Technical University Munich – TUM Campus Straubing for biotechnology and sustainability and at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf.

                                                                                        In his current projects, Prof. Dr. Hubert Röder focuses on the economy of bio-based resources, materials, products, technologies and business models. A second focus is on bioenergy markets and technologies, renewable energy concepts and business models. In this context the current research focus is on projects on the transition towards a sustainable bioeconomy, sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment (LCA) , life cycle costing (LCC), and socio-economic impact assessment.

                                                                                        Hubert Röder studied forestry (Univ.-Dipl) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany and completed his PhD (Dr. rer. silv.) about “Structure Analysis of Forest Economic Data by the Formal Concept Analysis”. After that he worked for 12 years as consultant in the forest industry sector. From 2001 until 2007 he held lectures at TUM about international forestry and forest industry markets. Since 2012 he holds lectures at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt at the Campus Wieselburg about International Bioenergy Markets

                                                                                        Selected current research projects

                                                                                        Key Publications

                                                                                        • Baumhof, R., Decker, T., Röder, H., Menrad, K. 2018. Which factors determine the extent of house owners’ energy-related refurbishment projects? A Motivation-Opportunity-Ability Approach. Sustainable Cities and Society. Volume 36, pp. 33 – 41
                                                                                        • Gruber, M., Mayer, W. Röder, H. 2017: Load Management at distribution grid level: a pricing model following the ‚polluter pays principle‘. IAEE European Conference (accepted).
                                                                                        • Gruber, M., Röder, H., Haber, A., Mayer, W. 2017: Lastmanagement auf Verteilnetzebene: Einsparpotenzial für Kunden und Netzbetreiber? Ein Beispiel in Deutschland. 10. Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung – Technische Universität Wien, Österreich, 15. – 17. Februar 2017.
                                                                                        • Dressler, D. et al. 2016. Abschlussbericht ExpRessBio – Analyse und Bewertung ausgewählter ökologischer und ökonomischer Wirkungen von Produktsystemen aus land- und forstwirtschaftlichen Rohstoffen. TFZ Straubing.
                                                                                        • Wolf, C. et al. 2016. ExpRessBio – Methoden zur Analyse und Bewertung ausgewählter ökologischer und ökonomischer Wirkungen von Produktsystemen aus land- und forstwirtschaftlichen Rohstoffen. TFZ-Bericht 45. Straubing. ISSN 1614-1008
                                                                                        • Klein D., Wolf C., Tiemann A., Weber-Blaschke G., Röder H., Schulz C.: „Der »Carbon Footprint« von Wärme aus Holz“. In: LWF aktuell 1/2016.
                                                                                        • Röder, H., Euringer, Ch. 2011: Biomass availability in Europe and potential imports. VGB Powertech Journal 09/2011. Essen/Germany.
                                                                                        • Röder, H., Steinbeis, E., Borchert, H., Wellhausen, H.,Mai, W., Kollert, W., Jentsch, A., Woest, A., Weber-Blaschke, , G., Fiedler, S. (2008): Cluster Forst und Holz in Bayern. Ergebnisse der Clusterstudie 2008. Abschlussbericht. Clusterinitiative Forst und Holz in Bayern. Freising
                                                                                        • Madlener, R., Röder, H. et al. 2007: „Schweizer Wald- und Holzwirtschaft aus industrieökonomischer Perspektive“. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. Jhrg. 158.
                                                                                        • Röder, H. 2003: Trends in the wood supply of Europe’s forest industries. In: Know How Wire June 2003. Jaakko Pöyry Group. Vantaa. ISSN 0780-7880

                                                                                        Prof. Dr. Tim Büthe

                                                                                        Contacts

                                                                                        Email: buthe@hfp.tum.de

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