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Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens gives speech on "Intergenerational Responsibility" at Lemberg University (07.06.19)
Under the title "Responsibility across Generations" Lemberg Catholic University hosted an international conference on the responsibility of family businesses for society – e.g. sustainability, responsible consumption, charity, social responsibility – as well as responsibilities of family companies for themselves – e.g. family constitutions, stakeholder agreements, succession planinng, and social capital nuturing. As a platform for family businesses, civil society actors, and research institutions fostering sustainable economic development, the conference was co-organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Prof. Woywode and Assistant Prof. Ahrens hold workshop on management techniques with Chinese entrepreneurs from the digital and media industry (06.06.19)
What can China learn from typical management techniques applied in market-leading German firms, especially family firms, and what can we learn from China? How do German start-ups and SMEs manage to become global leaders in their niche? These were the key questions discussed in the workshop held at University of Mannheim that was attended by 30 entrepreneurs and decision makers of the digital and media industry from China.
MAN 770 Spring 2019 evaluation is online: rated 1,1 by students (29.05.19)
The seminar "Leadership and (Family-) CEOs, Restructuring & Financial Performance" achieved very high grades and was described by students as "the best seminar in MMM" and the "best course in my whole studies!" The guest lectures were perceived as "amazing" and the course's roleplay formats were positively mentioned by students. The complete course evaluation is attached. The application for MAN 770 Fall/Winter is open. mehr...
Dr. Maria Alexopoulou als Expertin bei Podiumsdiskussion zu Zukunftsperspektiven für den Rechtsstaat (22.05.19)
Dr. Maria Alexopoulou, Projektmitarbeiterin im Team Neue Selbständigkeit am ifm, war am 9. Mai bei einer Podiumsdiskussion zu "Historischen Lehren und aktuellen Zukunftsperspektiven für den demokratischen Rechtsstaat" im Stuttgarter Haus der Geschichte als Expertin eingeladen. mehr...
Evaluation of Course MAN 450 "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Model Design" (09.05.19)
In course MAN 450 bachelor students develop and present their business idea in a professional and judged setting. This year the jury ranked "TimeFrame - an e-Ink Wall Calendar" as a winner. We congratulate the winning team and all course participants for their convincing and well-delivered pitch presentations. The course's evaluation is available as an attachment. mehr...
Two-day seminar in restructuring consulting (powered by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) - Application opens (06.05.19)
Are you interested in strategic consulting and business restructuring? The Institute for SME Research at the University of Mannheim offers a two-day training to gain insights into this arcane profession. The workshop includes a restructuring simulation of a challenging real-life restructuring scenario. Participants will solve realistic and typical turnaround case issues and – using role play exercises – will put themselves into the position of various parties involved (banks, enterprise, consultants, etc.) to experience what operative turnaround management is about mehr...
Best Paper Award for Baris Istipliler, Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Suleika Bort, and Andrew Isaak (03.05.19)
University of Mannheim's young scientists and ifm members Baris Istipliler (PhD student Univ. Mannheim), and Jan-Philipp Ahrens (assistant professor Management Area Univ. Mannheim), Suleika Bort (Prof. Univ. Chemnitz/ifm) and Andrew Isaak (Prof. Univ. Solbridge/ifm) analyzed the cognitive biases that are created when family CEO successors are learning to lead inside the very firm that is run by their family. Their research was judged by reviewers and a panel of experts as one of the best submissions, in particular as research that adresses a very practical question "Where should my children learn to lead?" with high academic rigor. mehr...
Master Theses are offered: Family Firms in the US (16.04.19)
Family Firm Researchers at the Chair of SME Research and Entrepreneurship offer master students a unique opportunity to write their theses on family firms in the US context. Students will have a chance to learn and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in research by compiling and using a unique dataset of S&P 1500 firms in the US. mehr...
MAN 804 PhD Course "Advances in Strategic Management" - Evaluation (15.04.19)
The PhD course "Advances in Strategic Management" (MAN 804) held by assistant professor Jan-Philipp Ahrens centered around recently discussed topics in the Strategic Management Journal, in particular topics related to the cognitive and affective issues of the human mind (and its biases), sociology, psychology, and their relation to strategic decision making. The evaluation of the course can be found here. mehr...
Dr. Maria Alexopoulou spricht beim 16. SWR Medienforum Migration über Rassismus und Diskriminierung im Alltag (06.03.19)
Dr. Maria Alexopoulou, Projektmitarbeiterin im Team Neue Selbständigkeit am ifm, wird beim 16. SWR Medienforum Migration am 26. März 2019 Teil des Podiums in einer Diskussionsrunde zum Thema "Rassismus und Diskriminierung im Alltag" sein. mehr...
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