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ifm wins IECER best paper award (20.11.20)
The paper „Business on the Line: Entrepreneurs and Family Firms in Crises” authored by Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Marc Kowalzick (both ifm/Uni Mannheim), Jochim G. Lauterbach (TU Munich) and Jennifer L. Petriglieri (INSEAD) was awarded as best conference paper at this year’s virtual IECER conference. IECER is an annual international conference on entrepreneurship, attended by researchers and business and government representatives from around the world. A central aspect on the article's data set on family firms was received as a courtesy of the chair of Prof. Kaserer (TU Munich). mehr...
Statuskonferenz Jobstarter (03.11.20)
Immer mehr Unternehmen in Deutschland werden durch Migrantinnen und Migranten geführt. Lange Zeit war strittig, ob sich diese Betriebe auch an der Ausbildung von Jugendlichen beteiligen. Zur (größtenteils digitalen) "Statuskonferenz Jobstarter" des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung stellte Dr. René Leicht Forschungsergebnisse vor, die zeigen, dass die Ausbildungsbeteiligung von Migrantenunternehmen im Zeitverlauf beachtlich gestiegen ist. Bemerkenswert ist vor allem, in welchem Maße diese Unternehmen die im Berufsbildungssystem benachteiligten Jugendlichen integrieren. mehr...
Founder Talk mit Dr. Simone Burel (Gründerin/CEO LUB) (12.03.20)
Anfang Mai veranstaltet das Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MCEI) wieder seinen Founder Talk. In diesem Founder Talk wird Dr. Simone Burel zu Gast sein, welche die linguistische Unternehmens­beratung LUB gegründet hat und dafür mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet worden ist. mehr...
"Ultimate Dream Management" - A new management technique for crowdfunding and the sharing economy unveiled (VHB: A publication - open access) (11.12.19)
Young researchers from the University of Mannheim and the IfM describe a new management technique that centers around dreams of many and is particularly apt and performance enhancing in the information systems-enabled context of our modern digital society. The technique is generalizable, for instance managing shared desires or dreams of a crowd is also of relevance for the current debate on climate change. The researchers will present their results at the worlds leading information systems conference. The publication and full read can be openly accessed via the link below. mehr...
“Diversity, (in)equality and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Germany” - Carina Hartmann stellte Forschung auf der RENT Conference 2019 vor (02.12.19)
Im Rahmen der RENT Conference 2019 hielt ifm-Wissenschaftlerin Carina Hartmann einen Vortrag zu Immigrant Entrepreneurship. Die Konferenz unter dem Thema “Embracing uncertainty: entrepreneurship as a key capability for the 21st century” fand vom 28.-29.11. in Berlin statt. mehr...
Gemeinsame Fachtagung mit dem ZEW: Produktiver durch Digitalisierung? (Ungenutzte) Potenziale für die Baubranche (15.11.19)
Für die Baubranche können sich aus der Digitalisierung Chancen für Produktivitäts- und Qualitätszuwächse ergeben. Der verstärkten Nutzung dieser digitalen Möglichkeiten stehen häufig noch Hemmnisse entgegen. mehr...
Evaluation of the course "Strategic Management, Sociology and Psychology in the Family Business" is online! (07.10.19)
The seminar "Strategic Management, Sociology and Psychology in the Family Business" achieved very high grades and was described by students as "best and most comprehensive course I have participated in during my business studies" and to have an "outstanding & inspiring atmosphere". Overall, the course was rated 1,2 and was held by Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens and Dr. Iuliia Shkrabaliuk (lecturers rated 1,0), while the STATA-tutorial was given by Baris Istipliler and Marc Kowalzick (both PhD students). The complete course evaluation is attached. The application for MAN 770 Spring is open. mehr...
For a better future! Conference track on sustainability and family firms organised by Prof. Hauser (HTW Chur) and Assistant Prof. Ahrens (Uni Mannheim) (16.07.19)
Bringing together researchers from multiple backgrounds and countries to discuss how family firms can adress critical societal challenges of our time and transition towards a sustainable, green and equitable economy, Prof. Hauser (HTW Chur) and Assistant Prof. Ahrens (Uni Mannheim) organize a track at the 17th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research which this year takes place in the Netherlands. mehr...
Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens teaches "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Approaches" at the Summer School of Mannheim University (10.07.19)
Today’s economic landscape is influenced by highly innovative ventures of two major groups: Young entrepreneurial start-ups such as Tesla, and existing firms such as IBM or Google with strong intrapreneurial activities and innovation management. But how can we manage innovation, how can we lever entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial resources and capabilities? What are key entrepreneurial competencies of founders and (future) top level executives in today’s fast moving digital business world? These are the topics covered at this year's summer school at Mannheim University. Light is also shed on techniques for competitive positioning and strategic dimensions of recent developments such as digitalization and their implications for new ventures and business models.
Jan-Philipp Ahrens und Baris Istipliler organize conference track on family firm management & governance at the European Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Lisbon (24.06.19)
Together with co-proponents from the USA (Columbia University, Wharton School, University of North Carolina, University of Nevada Las Vegas), France (INSEAD), Hong-Kong (HKU), Switzerland (HTWC), Belgium (University of Antwerp), The Netherlands (University of Nyenrode), Italy (University of Foggia and Tor Vergata), and Germany (University of Hamburg and University of Magdeburg) scientists of the IfM/Management Area organize a conference track on family firm management & governance at Europe's largest annual management conference. The track was initiated and is chaired by Assistant Prof. Jan-Philipp Ahrens. mehr...
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