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Publications

ESMT Berlin publishes in international academic journals, which are first-class in their respective fields. Research also provides cutting-edge and profound insights for the business community as well as the classroom through managerial publications and case studies. This rare integration of research and practice makes ESMT Berlin an outstanding location for generating relevant and ground-breaking knowledge.

Journal Article
Forthcoming

HAL: The missing piece of the puzzle for hardware reverse engineering, trojan detection and insertion

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Wallat, Pawel Swierczynski, Max Hoffmann, Sebastian Hoppach, Matthias Wilhelm, Tobias Weidlich et al.
Abstract:
Subject(s): Information technology and systems
Keyword(s): Hardware reverse engineering, hardware Trojans, hardware Trojan detection
ISSN 1545-5971 (Print)

Journal Article
New

Will German banks earn their cost of capital?

Contemporary Economic Policy 37 (1): 156–169
Andreas Dombret, Yalin Gündüz, Jörg Rocholl (2019)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment, Finance, accounting and corporate governance
Keyword(s): German banking sector, low interest period, profitability, hidden and open reserves
JEL Code(s): G21, G28

In recent years, the German banking sector has overcome major challenges such as the global financial crisis and the European debt crisis. This paper analyses a recent development as a particular determinant of the future outlook for the German banking sector. Interest rates are at historically low levels and may remain at these levels for a considerable period of time. Such levels pose a specific challenge to banks which are heavily dependent on interest income, as is the case for most German banks. We consider different interest rate scenarios and analyse the extent to which they cause a further narrowing of the interest rate margin. Our
results indicate that a projected decline in this margin will result in no more than 20% of German banks earning a cost of capital of 8% by the end of this decade. This decline is somewhat alleviated by the fact that German banks can apply a special feature of German accounting standards by using hidden and open reserves.

© 2017 Western Economic Association International

Volume 37
Issue 1
Pages 156–169
ISSN 1465-7287 (Online) 1074-3529 (Print)

Journal Article
New

Building sustainability into real estate

The European Business Review November/December: 85–88
Joanna Radeke, Alexander Boether, Alexandre Bezzera (2018)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility
Keyword(s): Sustainability, real estate, environment, stakeholder theory
Issue November/December
Pages 85–88

Journal Article
New

Seeing the light

The European Business Review November-December: 81–84
Christoph Burger, Jens Weinmann, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell (2018)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility
Keyword(s): Energy industry, entrepreneurship, innovation
Issue November-December
Pages 81–84

Journal Article

Nothing is free: Data-driven optimisation unlocks freemium business models' real potential

The European Business Review September/October: 47–50
Stefan Wagner, Julian Runge (2018)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Information technology and systems, Management sciences, decision sciences and quantitative methods, Marketing, Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): Innovation, pricing, freemium, business model
Issue September/October
Pages 47–50

Journal Article

The barriers to recruiting and employing digital talent

Harvard Business Review
Linus Dahlander, Martin Wallin (2018)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior, Strategy and general management
ISSN 0017-8012 (Print)

Journal Article

What data on Formula One crashes suggests about workplace rivalries

Harvard Business Review
Henning Piezunka, Wonjae Lee, Richard Haynes, Matthew S. Bothner (2018)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior, Management sciences, decision sciences and quantitative methods
Keyword(s): Competition, conflict, social networks, status, tournaments
JEL Code(s): D74, J28

Although we are often drawn to colleagues with whom we have much common, when we are too similar to someone - especially in terms of status - that common ground becomes turf we feel compelled to defend. Status-similarity threatens our uniqueness, fostering an urge to compete with and out-perform a would-be workplace "twin." Our study of collisions among Formula One drivers, from which we offer leadership insights in this article, shows that when two drivers are very similar in terms of status, they are especially likely to engage in dangerous competition that escalates into a collision. In the workplace, if you feel a twin is sizing you up and trying to usher you into a "game of chicken" on the corporate racetrack, remember that crashing will take you both out of the race, so take steps to steer clear of escalating the conflict. For instance, ahead of a meeting with a workplace twin, you can practice anticipatory self-discipline: prior to your encounter, make a deliberate choice to stay aligned with your core values. Then, stay aware of your antagonist, but without being obsessed with them. This way, you won’t get seduced into a boardroom "car wreck." Protect your lane, while keeping your eyes on the finish line.

ISSN 0017-8012 (Print)

Journal Article

Research: When you don't have an alternative in a negotiation, try imagining one

Harvard Business Review
Michael Schaerer, Martin Schweinsberg, Roderick I. Swaab (2018)
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Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): Negotiation, alternatives, social power, first offer, mental simulation
ISSN 0017-8012 (Print)

Journal Article

IT-Sicherheitsrecht – Abwehr von IT-Angriffen, Haftung und Ausblick [IT security law: Cyber sefense, liability, and perspectives]

Computer und Recht
Abstract:
Subject(s): Information technology and systems, Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s): Cybersecurity, information security, national security, legislation

This article describes the newly enacted or rewritten regulations for the defense against IT attacks as part of IT security law: first the relevant criminal offenses, then the powers of the police and intelligence services, then of the IT security authorities and Internet providers. At the end, the political statements for the 19th parliamentary term will be compared with the remaining need for action in IT security law. Furthermore, the future of IT security law will be discussed in the context of implementation, ongoing development and consolidation.

ISSN 2194-4172 (Online)

Journal Article

Is the confidence gap between men and women a myth?

Harvard Business Review
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Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): Confidence appearance, gender, influence, job performance
ISSN 0017-8012 (Print)

Journal Article

How to make sustainability every employee's responsibility

Harvard Business Review
CB Bhattacharya (2018)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility, Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): Sustainability, employee engagement, ownership

While many organizations talk the talk of sustainability — doing things like integrating environmental and societal concerns into their business models — very few walk the walk. Unsurprisingly, carbon emissions by the world’s largest companies are increasing, and only one-third of the 600 largest companies in the U.S. have any systematic sustainability oversight at the board level. Based on interviews with CEOs and other executives, companies that are winning the sustainability battle have created the conditions for their stakeholders to own sustainability. In these companies, sustainability is not someone else’s problem. A three-phase model of incubation, launching, and entrenching can help companies move beyond rhetoric and take ownership of sustainability.

ISSN 0017-8012 (Print)

Journal Article

IT-Sicherheitsrecht – Schutz digitaler Dienste, Datenschutz und Datensicherheit [IT security law – Protection of digital services, data protection, and data security]

Computer und Recht 33 (12): 798–804
Abstract:
Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment, Information technology and systems
Keyword(s): IT security, cybersecurity, cyber law, data protection, privacy, data security
Volume 33
Issue 12
Pages 798–804
ISSN 2194-4172 (Online)

Journal Article

IT-Sicherheitsrecht – Schutz kritischer Infrastrukturen und staatlicher IT-Systeme [IT security law – Protection of critical infrastructure and government ICT systems]

Computer und Recht 33 (10): 648–656
Abstract:
Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment, Information technology and systems, Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s): IT security, cybersecurity, security law, network and information security, EU law, critical infrastructure protection, government ICT systems
Volume 33
Issue 10
Pages 648–656
ISSN 2194-4172 (Online)

Journal Article

From products to solutions: Mastering sales force incentives

European Business Review 2017 (September–October): 33–35
Johannes Habel, Olaf Plötner (2017)
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Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior, Marketing, Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): Solutions, servitization, incentivization, variable compensation
JEL Code(s): M310
Volume 2017
Issue September–October
Pages 33–35

Journal Article

Sustainability managers could lead the fourth industrial revolution

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Joanna Radeke (2017)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility
Keyword(s): Big data, corporate social responsibility, employment, environmental sustainability, ethics, partnerships, socially responsible business, supply chains, sustainability
JEL Code(s): M000

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