New publication in Journal of Business Research: Why do some entrepreneurs thrive? A network content perspective

Na Zou, Cornelia Storz, 2023, Journal of Business Research, 161, 113821 [Published Online: 16 March 2023] Abstract: Why do some entrepreneurs in developing environments thrive whereas others fail, even though they all face the same uncertainties? Prior research on entrepreneurial networks has attributed differences in business performance to variations in network structure. However, many ...[more]


Dr. Michael Gross has been appointed Honorary Professor

We congratulate Dr Michael Groß, who has been working with us for many years as a lecturer in the field of leadership, on the award of the title Honorary Professor and look forward to many years of cooperation. In the coming summer term, Michael Groß will offer a lecture with exercises in the Master's program on "Organization and Leadership in the Digital Age". The Master's seminar...[more]


New publication in Journal of Financial Intermediation: Fund ownership, wealth, and risk-taking: Evidence on private equity managers

Carsten Bienz, Karin S. Thorburn, Uwe Walz, 2023, Journal of Financial Intermediation [published online: 14. February 2023] Abstract: Private equity (PE) managers are required to invest their own money in the funds they manage. We examine the incentive effects of this ownership on the delegated acquisition decision. A simple model shows that PE managers select less risky firms and use more...[more]


New publication in Journal of Development Economics: Poverty and perseverance: The detrimental effect of poverty on effort provision

Zahra Sharafi, 2022, Journal of Development Economics. [published online: 31. December 2022] Abstract: Perseverance, known as provision and continuation of effort, is a decisive factor in the accomplishment of all goals. Poverty, however, can impair this crucial skill. In this paper, I analyze the causal effect of poverty on perseverance in an education context with adolescents in Iran....[more]


+++ AWARD +++ Linus Büttner - Main-Campus Scholarship of the Polytechnic Society Foundation

Linus Büttner, Master student of International Management (Managerial Economics & Marketing Analytics), former Student Assistant at the Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with focus on Japan/East Asia, and a prospective PhD candidate, obtained a Main-Campus Scholarship of the Polytechnic Society Foundation.[more]


New publication in British Journal of Management: Responsible investment and stock market shocks: Short-term insurance without persistence

Jana Eisenkopf, Steffen Juranek, Uwe Walz, 2022, British Journal of Management. [published online: 28. October 2022] Abstract: We investigate the differential effect of the COVID-19 shock on the share prices of firms with different levels of ESG (environmental, social and governance) scores. Thereby, we analyse whether and to what extent higher ESG ratings provided insurance for investors...[more]


New Publication in Journal of Data and Information Quality: Design and Implementation of a Historical Firm-level Financial Database

Dennis Gram, Pantelis Karapanagiotis, Marius Liebald, Uwe Walz, September 2022, Journal of Data and Information Quality, Volume 14, Issue 3, Article No. 19, 1-22, Abstract: Broad, long-term financial, and economic datasets are scarce resources, particularly in the European context. In this article, we present an approach for an extensible data model that is adaptable...[more]

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