Faculty of Business Studies and Economics

Research Activities

at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics

New studies and research papers

Prof. Dr. Gordon Müller-Seitz (Chair of Strategy, Innovation & Cooperation, TU Kaiserslautern) presents the book "Enjoy Digital" in this transfer story. Enjoy Digital contains practical "recipes for success" for small and medium-sized enterprises that want to master digitization. https://youtu.be/GNDgey5ayFM


PFAFF HACK 2020 Interview: Digitalization and sustainability with Prof. Dr. Katharina Spraul https://youtu.be/Avsxec7DebI


Nomination for Best Paper Award 2022 : Anja Danner-Schröder, et al. "Getting Ahead of Time-Performing Temporal Boundaries to Coordinate Routines under Temporal Uncertainty" : https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0001839220941010

The research profile is initially derived from the individual profiles of the fields of study. In addition, cross-disciplinary topics such as sustainable corporate management are also dealt with. Especially in the case of externally funded projects, there are cooperative relationships with other departments or affiliated institutes and other universities. With its third-party funding per professorship, the department is at the top of the economic faculties.

Research areas of the departments

Modelling of investment decisions under uncertainty in capital markets, and the investigation of the behaviour of agents with subjective expectations in OLG models.

 

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The main research topics are in particular:   

  • Applied microeconomics   
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Contract Theory
  • Regulatory Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Game Theory

 

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At the Chair of Enevironmental Economics empirical and theoretical research is done in the fields of 

  • Energy Economics   
  • Environmental Economics   
  • Regulation  
  • Industrial Economics

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The research activities of the Chair of Marketing focus on pricing, services and digitalization. The conducted research projects form the basis for teaching as well as the interface to practice and thus the common link of the chair's activities.

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The research focuses on organizations in particularly dynamic contexts. The research focuses on numerous current phenomena, such as processes of change through digital technologies or the handling of social challenges such as the refugee crisis. Theoretically, the research is guided by the focus on organisational routines, processes and practices, as well as by temporal and spatial dimensions.

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The theory-based empirical research of the department is devoted to practice-oriented questions on current challenges that require responsible and innovative action in and by organizations. It addresses the management of the risk of corrupt behaviour, demographic change and diversity as well as digital transformation, intrapreneurship in organisations and strategic international human resources management.

 

 

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Processing of practice-relevant questions from the field of industrial goods and services production. For decision support, operational decision problems are represented as mathematical optimization models. For the solution of these decision problems quantitative methods from the field of Operations Research are applied.

 

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The combination of theory and practice with regard to current challenges, such as the management of digital transformation, open innovation or strategy processes or the management of networks.

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In our research we focus on the topic of sustainability management.  Our research strategy curently focuses on the following areas of research:

  • the role of universities in sustainability networks
  • Success factors of sustainability networks
  • pro-environmental behavior at the workplace
  • sustainability and digital transformation
  • innovations for circular economy
  • implementing the sustainable development goals in organizational accountability

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The research content of the LUC can be divided into three central areas of research, which are interdependent with each other:

  • Behavioural aspects of Management Accounting ("Psychological Management Accounting Research")
  • Digital change and Management Accounting
  • Normative and strategic aspects of Management Accounting (especially: "Management Accounting and ethics" and "Management Accounting and sustainability")

 

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BISOR research extends and combines decision models and methods from:

  • Artificial and Computational Intelligence
  • Machine Learning for Optimization of Stochastic Systems
  • Operations Research
  • Multi Agent Systems and Mechanism Design

with a strong focus on the application domains of:

  • Vehicle Routing and Scheduling
  • Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing
  • Network Analysis and Recommender Systems

 

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In the context of digitalization, different dimensions of entrepreneurship and organizational innovation are at the center of the chair. The main focus is on theory-guided empirical research into digital entrepreneurship, innovation, and forms of entrepreneurial financing, as well as the associated impact mechanisms and their management in economy and society.

 

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Funded research projects

All-Polymer

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Katharina Spraul
Sponsored: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Grant period: 09/2019 -11/2022

Webseite: https://allpolymer.de

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Kaiserslautern (Medium-sized business 4.0 competence center Kaiserslautern )

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Gordon Müller-Seitz

Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

Funding period: 04/2019-03/2021

Recent publications

2022

Bruckner, M. T., Steininger, D. M., Bertleff, M., & Veit, D. J. (2022). Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurial Failure—Why Do Overfunded Startups Collapse? International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, forthcoming.

Steininger, D. M. (2022). Interview with Frank Petry on “Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts”. Business & Information Systems Engineering, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-021-00738-4

Steininger, D. M., Brohman, M. K., & Block, J. H. (2022). Digital Entrepreneurship: What is New if Anything? Business & Information Systems Engineering, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-021-00741-9

 

2021

Ritter, F., Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G im Erscheinen: Rethinking the Agility Puzzle – Toward an Understanding of Endogenous Dynamics in Becoming Agile, in: Journal of Competences, Strategy & Management.

Kaufmann, J.L., Danner-Schröder, A. im Erscheinen. Addressing grand challenges through different forms of organising: A literature review, in: Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Heyen, Daniel, and Jere Lehtomaa. “Solar Geoengineering Governance: A Dynamic Framework of Farsighted Coalition Formation.” Oxford Open Climate Change 1(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfclm/kgab010.

Joseph E. Aldy,  Tyler Felgenhauer, Daniel Heyen, et.al. Social science research to inform solar geoengineering, Science • 11 Nov 2021 • Vol 374, Issue 6569 • pp. 815-818 • DOI: 10.1126/science.abj6517.

Lingnau, V. / Fuchs, F. / Beham, F. (2021): Die Status quo-Falle – Oder: It can kill you not being „good“ enough. In: Wellbrock, W. et al. (Hrsg.): Nachhaltiger Konsum: Best Practices aus Wissenschaft, Unternehmenspraxis, Gesellschaft, Verwaltung und Politik, Wiesbaden 2021, S. 33-51.

Lingnau, V. / Mayer, B. (2021): Glaskugel 4.0? Forecasting im industriellen Controlling. In: Controlling 33 (2021), H. 1, S. 37-42.

Moeini, Mahdi; Mees, Lukas: Automated Tour Planning for Driving Service of Children with Disabilities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 13004, pp. 456–470, 2021. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87672-2_30

Steininger, D. M., Mikalef, P., Pateli, A. G., and Ortiz de Guinea, A. 2021. “Dynamic Capabilities in information Systems Research:  A Critical Review, Synthesis of Current Knowledge, and Recommendations for Future Research,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, im Erscheinen. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353083987_Dynamic_Capabilities_in_Information_Systems_R)

Steininger, D. M., Trenz, M., and Veit, D. J. 2021. “Taxonomy Development for Business Research: A Hands-On Guideline,” in Market Engineering : Insights from Two Decades of Research on Markets and Information, H. Gimpel, J. Krämer, D. Neumann, J. Pfeiffer, S. Seifert, T. Teubner, et al. (eds.), Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 69–86.

Hofstetter, J. S., Marchi, V. D., Sarkis, J., Govindan, K., Klassen, R., Ometto, A. R., Spraul, K. S., Bocken, N., Ashton, W. S., Sharma, S., Jaeger-Erben, M., Jensen, C., Dewick, P., Schröder, P., Sinkovics, N., Ibrahim, S. E., Fiske, L., Goerzen, A. & Vazquez-Brust, D. (2021). From Sustainable Global Value Chains to Circular Economy—Different Silos, Different Perspectives, but Many Opportunities to Build Bridges. Circular Economy and Sustainability, 1, 21-47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-021-00015-2.

Spraul, K., Höfert, A. (2021). Governance for sustainability: Patterns of regulation and self-regulation in the German wine industry. Sustainability 13 (6), 3140-3165. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063140.

Simon Koch und Philipp Weinschenk (2021): Contract Design with Socially Attentive Preferences. Games and Economic Behavior 130, November, pp. 591-601.

Philipp Weinschenk (2021): On the Benefits of Time-Inconsistent Preferences. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 182, February, pp. 185-195.

Altmann, Steffen, Christian Traxler, Philipp Weinschenk (forthcoming): Deadlines and Cognitive Limitation. Management Science.

 

 

2020

Baum, M., Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G., Rabl, T. 2020. Organizational emergence - Interdisciplinary perspectives against the backdrop of the digital transformation, in: Management Revue, 31(1): 31-54.

Philipp Boehnlein & Matthias Baum (2020) Does job crafting always lead to employee well-being and performance? Meta-analytical evidence on the moderating role of societal culture, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2020.1737177

Danner-Schröder, A. 2020. Focusing on and backgrounding events simultaneously: The past–present–future relationship of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in: Journal of Management Inquiry, 29(1): 92-110.

Geiger, D., Danner-Schröder, A., Kremser, W. im Erscheinen. Getting ahead of time - Performing temporal boundaries to coordinate routines under temporal uncertainty, in: Administrative Science Quarterly.

Danner-Schröder, A., Ostermann, S. im Erscheinen. Towards a processual understanding of task complexity: Constructing task complexity in practice, in: Organization Studies.

Wenzel, M., Danner-Schröder, A., Spee, P. im Erscheinen. Dynamic Capabilities? Unleashing dynamic capabilities from a practice perspective on organizational routines, in: Journal of Management Inquiry.

Danner-Schröder, A., Müller-Seitz, G. im Erscheinen. Temporal co-dependence between temporary and permanent organizing: Tackling grand challenges in the case of the refugee crisis in Germany, in: Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Fecher, A./Robbert, T./Roth, S.: Per Piece or per Kilogram: Default-unit effects in Retailing, in: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Vol. 50 (2020), 101956.

Lingnau, V. / Fuchs, F. (2020): Der Betrieb – neu definiert. In: wisu 49 (2020), H. 12, S. 1282-1288.

Dehne-Niemann, J. / Dehne-Niemann, T. E. / Lingnau, V. (2020): Aus der Not eine Tugend machen? Ethische, juristische und praktische Implikationen funktionaler Psychopathen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. In: Burger, S. et al. (Hrsg.): Führungsverantwortung und Führungsversagen. Augsburg / München 2020. S. 45-68.

Lingnau, V. / Beham, F. / Fuchs, F. (2020): Der Betrieb, das unbekannte Wesen – Eine Neukonzeption des Erfahrungsobjektes der Betriebswirtschaftslehre aus systemtheoretischer Perspektive. In: Lingnau, V. (Hrsg.): Beiträge zur Controlling-Forschung, Nr. 29, Kaiserslautern 2020.

Müller-Seitz, G. (2020). Open Strategy. Eine Revolution im strategischen Management?, in: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 49(1): 16-21.

Müller-Seitz, G. (2020). Management der digitalen Transformation. Ein Werkstattbericht aus der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern, in: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 49(2-3): 58-63.

Gersch, M., Güldenberg, S., Güttel, W.H., Müller-Seitz, G., Renzl, B., Schulz, A.-K. (2020). Gestaltungsherausforderungen der digitalen Transformation: Pfade erkennen, gestalten oder verlassen?, in: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, 49(2-3): 44-51.

Dobusch, L., Dobusch, L., Müller-Seitz, G. (2019). Closing for the Benefit of Openness? The Case of Wikimedia’s Open Strategy Process, in: Organization Studies, 40(3), 343-370.

Weiss, W., Müller-Seitz, G. (2019): Enjoy digital! Erfolgsrezepte für das Management der digitalen Transformation. Vahlen.

Müller-Seitz, G., Weiss, W. (2019): Strategien zum Umgang mit der digitalen Transformati-on…aus der Sicht eines mittelständischen „Hidden Champions“. Vahlen.

Rabl, T., Triana, M., Byun, S.-Y. & Bosch, L. (2020). Diversity management efforts as an ethical responsibility: How employees’ perceptions of an organizational integration and learning approach to diversity affect employee behavior. Journal of Business Ethics, 161(3), 531-550.

Baum, M. & Rabl, T. (2019). Digital capital as an opportunity-enhancer for employee corporate entrepreneurship decisions. In H. Krcmar, J. Fedorowicz, W. F. Boh, J. M. Leimeister & S. Wattal (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, Germany.

Werner, A., Rabl, T. & Best, H. (2019). Managers’ corruption prevention efforts in small and medium-sized enterprises: An exploration of determinants. European Management Review, 16(3), 741-759.

Roth, S./Horbel, C./Popp, B. (Hrsg.): Perspektiven des Dienstleistungsmanagements, Wiesbaden 2020.

Roth, S.: Preispräsentation im Handel, in: Roth, S./Horbel, C./Popp, B. (Hrsg.): Perspektiven des Dienstleistungsmanagements, Wiesbaden 2020, S. 435-459.

Schermer, Daniel; Moeini, Mahdi; Wendt, Oliver. (2020). The Drone-Assisted Traveling Salesman Problem with Robot Stations, In: Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 1308-1317. https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/63900

Daniel Schermer, Mahdi Moeini, Oliver Wendt, A Branch-and-Cut Approach and Alternative Formulations for the Traveling Salesman Problem with Drone, Networks (Wiley), Vol. 76(2), pp. 164-186, (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/net.21958

Spraul, Katharina; Hufnagel, Julia; Höfert, Annegret (2020): Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. In: Doris Rosenkranz, Silvia Roderus und Niels Oberbeck (Hg.): Service Learning. Konzeptionelle Überlegungen und Beispiele aus der Praxis für eine innovative Hochschule. Weinheim Basel: Beltz, S. 170–176.

Spraul, Katharina; Hufnagel, Julia (2020): Hochschulen und Nachhaltigkeit: Fallstudie der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern. In: Marina Schmitz und René Schmidpeter (Hg.): CSR in Rheinland-Pfalz. Nachhaltige Entwicklung aus Sicht von Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; Springer Gabler (Management-Reihe Corporate Social Responsibility), S. 63–77. Online verfügbar unter https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-59148-2_5.

Spraul, Katharina; Hufnagel, Julia; Friedrich, Cynthia; Brill, Nathalie (2020): Talents for key positions in organizations: The sustainability manager as a profession. In: Yipeng Liu (Hg.): Research handbook of international talent management: Edward Elgar Publishing (Research handbooks in business and management series), S. 274–317.

Handy, F., Hustinx, L., & Spraul, K. (2020). Attractiveness of CSR in job choice decisions: the case of India. In D. Haski-Leventhal, L. Roza, & S. Brammer (Eds.), Employee engagement in corporate social responsibility (pp. 141–159). Sage. ISBN 9781526496508.

Hufnagel, J. & Spraul, K. (2020). The Role of Mindfulness in Closing the Intention-Behavior Gap in Employee Pro-Environmental Behavior. In: Dhiman, S. (Ed.), The Routledge companion to mindfulness at work. Routledge, 566-584. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429244667.

Kiefhaber, E., Pavlovich, K., & Spraul, K. (2020). Sustainability-related identities and the institutional environment: The case of New Zealand owner–managers of small- and medium-sized hospitality businesses. Journal of Business Ethics163(1), 37–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-3990-3.

Spraul, K. & Thaler, J. (2020). Partnering for good? An analysis of how to achieve sustainability-related outcomes in public–private partnerships. Business Research, 13(2), 485–511. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40685-019-0097-3.

Stauf/Horeth (2020):Benefits and Effects of Intellectual Property Rights, in: International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM), Vol.10, No. 2, pp. 99-112.

 

 

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