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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

Why IT fumbles analytics

Harvard Business Review 91 (1): 104–111
Donald A. Marchand, Joe Peppard (2013)
Abstract:
Subject(s): Information technology and systems
Keyword(s): Communications technology, information systems, organizations, systems engineering

Argues that, despite their large investments in data scientists, and IT tools, many companies are struggling to capitalize on the massive amounts of data now available to them. Suggests that most managers are employing the conventional approach to designing and installing IT systems and this approach may not be appropriate for exploiting the tremendous amounts of data now available from internal and external sources. Notes that a big data or analytics project is likely to be smaller and shorter than a conventional IT initiative, such as installing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Identifies five guidelines for taking an alternative approach to IT systems development: place people who will create meaning from the information at the heart of the initiative; unlock value from IT by asking second-order questions and giving teams the freedom to reframe business problems; equip teams with cognitive and behavioural scientists, who understand how people perceive problems and analyse data.; focus on learning by facilitating information sharing, examining assumptions, and striving to understand cause and effect; and worry more about solving business problems than about deploying technology.

Volume 91
Issue 1
Pages 104–111
ISSN 0017-8012 (Print)

Journal Article

Un/ethical company and brand perceptions: Conceptualising and operationalising consumer meanings

Journal of Business Ethics 111 (4): 551–565
Abstract:
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility, Marketing
Keyword(s): corporate ethics, consumer meanings, corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumer perceived ethicality (CPE), brand perceptions, construct conceptualization, scale development
Volume 111
Issue 4
Pages 551–565

Journal Article

Teaching sustainability to tomorrow's leaders

EFMD Global Focus 6 (3): 50–53
Abstract:
Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 50–53

Journal Article

Corporate Governance von Banken

Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft (ZBB) 5: 388–392
Jörg Rocholl (2012)
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Journal Article

Business models and patent strategies in multi-invention contexts

Ivey Business Journal 76 (5): 9–11
Deepak Somaya, David Teece, Simon Wakeman (2012)
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Subject(s): Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s): Innovation, commercialization, patents, multi-invention context
Volume 76
Issue 5
Pages 9–11

Journal Article

Wie wirkt sich der Wegfall staatlicher Garantien auf die Risikoübernahme von Banken aus?

ifo Schnelldienst 65 (18): 17–21
Sascha Steffen, Markus Fischer, Christa Hainz, Jörg Rocholl (2012)
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Subject(s): Finance, accounting and corporate governance
Volume 65
Issue 18
Pages 17–21

Journal Article

Identifying critical mass in the global cellular telephony market

International Journal of Industrial Organization 30 (6): 496–507
Michał Grajek, Tobias Kretschmer (2012)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): critical mass, network effects, diffusion of innovations, compatibility
JEL Code(s): C53, L14, M37

Technology diffusion processes are often said to have critical mass phenomena. We apply a model of demand with installed base effects to provide theoretically grounded empirical insights about critical mass. Our model allows us to rigorously identify and quantify critical mass as a function of installed base and price. Using data from the digital cellular telephony market, which is commonly assumed to have installed base effects, we apply our model and find that installed base effects were generally not strong enough to generate critical mass phenomena, except in the first cellular markets to introduce the technology.

With permission of Elsevier

Volume 30
Issue 6
Pages 496–507

Journal Article

Vertical coordination through renegotiation

International Journal of Industrial Organization 30 (6): 553–563
Abstract:
Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): vertical contracts, rent shifting, renegotiation, buyer power

This paper analyzes the strategic use of bilateral supply contracts in sequential negotiations between one manufacturer and two differentiated retailers. The first main result is that, despite the feasibility of general supply contracts which are functions of own quantity (but cannot be contingent on the rival's quantity), the first contracting parties have incentives to manipulate their contract to shift rent from the second contracting retailer and these incentives distort the industry profit away from the fully-integrated monopoly outcome. The second main result is that if the contract terms between the manufacturer and the first retailer can be renegotiated from scratch in the event that the second retailer has no agreement, then the monopoly outcome can be achieved, often with full rent extraction from the second retailer. Moreover, there are conditions under which renegotiation from scratch yields higher joint profit for the firstly contracting parties than no renegotiation. These results do not depend on the type of retail competition, the level of differentiation between the retailers, the order of sequential negotiations, the level of asymmetry between the retailers in terms of their bargaining power vis-à-vis the manufacturer, or their profitability from being the monopoly retailer.

With permission of Elsevier

Volume 30
Issue 6
Pages 553–563

Journal Article

Bankenunion: Ist eine gemeinsame europäische Bankenaufsicht ein neues Instrument der Bankenrettung? [Bank union: Does common European bank supervision constitute a new bank bail-out instrument?]

ifo Schnelldienst 65 (14): 3–25
Hans-Peter Burghof, Bernhard Speyer, Michael Kemmer, Jörg Rocholl, Georg Fahrenschon, Jörg Asmussen, Clemens Fuest (2012)
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Subject(s): Finance, accounting and corporate governance
Keyword(s): international finance, government policy and regulation
Volume 65
Issue 14
Pages 3–25

Journal Article

Estimating electric cars' emissions in Germany: An analysis through a pivotal marginal method and comparison with other methods

Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment 2: 131–155
Jérôme Massiani, Jens Weinmann (2012)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment, Management sciences, decision sciences and quantitative methods, Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s): electric cars, emission, electricity, regulation
JEL Code(s): Q42, R42
Issue 2
Pages 131–155

Journal Article

The core and cosmopolitans: A relational view of innovation in user communities

Organization Science 23 (4): 988–1007
Linus Dahlander, Lars Frederiksen (2012)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management, Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s): collaboration, innovation, user, communities, online

Users often interact and help each other solve problems in communities, but few scholars have explored how these relationships provide opportunities to innovate. We analyze the extent to which people positioned within the core of a community as well as people that are cosmopolitans positioned across multiple external communities affect innovation. Using a multimethod approach, including a survey, a complete database of interactions in an online community, content coding of interactions and contributions, and 36 interviews, we specify the types of positions that have the strongest effect on innovation. Our study shows that dispositional explanations for user innovation should be complemented by a relational view that emphasizes how these communities differ from other organizations, the types of behaviors this enables, and the effects on innovation.

© 2012 INFORMS

Volume 23
Issue 4
Pages 988–1007

Journal Article

Rational exuberance

European Economic Review 56 (6): 1220–1240
Paul Heidhues, Nicolas Melissas (2012)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): information externality, social learning, strategic waiting, delay, information cascade
JEL Code(s): D62, D83

We study a two-player investment game with information externalities. Necessary and sufficient conditions for a unique symmetric switching equilibrium are provided. When public news indicates that the investment opportunity is very profitable, too many types are investing early and investments should therefore be taxed. Conversely, any positive investment tax is suboptimally high if the public information is sufficiently unfavorable.

With permission of Elsevier

Volume 56
Issue 6
Pages 1220–1240

Journal Article

Appreciation of age diversity and German nurse well-being and commitment

Nursing and Health Sciences 14 (2): 213–220
Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, Zhike Lei, Simone Kauffeld (2012)
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Subject(s): Health and environment, Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): age diversity, commitment, co-worker trust, nurse well-being

Nursing practice faces the challenges of succeeding with a great diversity of customers and managing a diverse workforce with a wide range of age differences. While age diversity can lead to increased creativity and a
greater richness of values and skills, it can also lead to value clashes, disrespect of each other’s viewpoints, and increased conflict. As a result, nurses frequently experience stress, work–life imbalance, and a withdrawal from commitment. We propose the injection of positive diversity mindsets (age diversity appreciation) as one
remedy. Specifically,we suggest that age diversity appreciation is positively related to nurses’ well-being (stress and work–life balance), and also positively related to their team commitment.We further hypothesize that
nurses’ trust in coworkers mediates the hypothesized relationships. Our survey data of 138 nurses in a large hospital in Germany supported our hypotheses. We discuss both theoretical and managerial implications of
our findings in the context of age diversity and nursing work outcomes in hospitals.

© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

Volume 14
Issue 2
Pages 213–220

Journal Article

Reconciling pro-social vs. selfish behavior: On the role of self-control

Judgment and Decision Making 7 (3): 304–315
Peter Martinsson, Kristian Ove R. Myrseth, Conny Wollbrant (2012)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment, Ethics and social responsibility, Management sciences, decision sciences and quantitative methods, Marketing
Keyword(s): self-control, pro-social behavior, altruism, dictator game
Volume 7
Issue 3
Pages 304–315

Journal Article

Am liebsten unter vier Augen

Harvard Business Manager 6: 8–11
Jan U. Hagen, Zhike Lei (2012)
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Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): Error management
Issue 6
Pages 8–11

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