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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

How does status affect performance? Status as an asset vs. status as a liability in the PGA and NASCAR

Organization Science 23 (2): 416–433
Matthew S. Bothner, Young-Kyu Kim, Edward Bishop Smith (2012)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): status, network analysis, graphs, tournaments, performance

Two competing predictions about the effect of status on performance appear in the organizational theory and sociological literatures. On the one hand, various researchers have posited that status elevates levels of performance. This line of work emphasizes tangible and intangible resources that accrue to occupants of high-status positions and thus pictures status as an asset. On the other hand, a second line of work emphasizes complacency and distraction as deleterious processes that plague occupants of high-status positions and thus portrays status as a liability. Which of these two approaches best characterizes the actual performance of individuals in a market setting? And are these views in any way reconcilable? In this article, we summarize the two views and test them in two empirical settings: the Professional Golf Association (PGA) and the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR). Using panel data on the PGA Tour, we model golfers' strokes from par in each competition as a function of their status in the sport. Using similar data on NASCAR's Winston Cup Series, we model drivers' speed in the qualifying round as a function of their status in the sport. We find curvilinear effects of status in both empirical settings. Performance improves with status-until a very high level of status is reached, after which performance wanes. This result not only concurs with the view that status brings tangible and intangible resources, but also provides empirical support for the contention that status fosters dispositions and behaviors that undermine performance.

© 2012 INFORMS

Volume 23
Issue 2
Pages 416–433

Journal Article

A market's reward scheme, media attention, and the transitory success of managerial change

Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (Journal of Economics and Statistics) 232 (3): 258–278
Bernd Süssmuth, Stefan Wagner (2012)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): Incentives, structural change, moral hazard, professional sports
JEL Code(s): D82, J41, L14, M52
Volume 232
Issue 3
Pages 258–278
ISSN 2366-049X (Online) 0021–4027 (Print)

Journal Article

The triple bottom line: Not a zero sum game

HR Director 87: 48–49
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Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility, Strategy and general management
Volume 87
Pages 48–49

Journal Article

Organizational redesign, information technologies and workplace productivity

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 12 (1): 1–39
Benoit Dostie, Rajshri Jayaraman (2012)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): productivity, information technologies, organizational practices, panel data
JEL Code(s): O33, D22, D24
Volume 12
Issue 1
Pages 1–39

Journal Article

Regulation and investment in network industries: Evidence from European telecoms

Journal of Law and Economics 55 (1): 189–216
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): telecommunications, access regulation, unbundling, investment
JEL Code(s): C51, L59, L96

We provide evidence of an inherent trade-off between access regulation and investment incentives in telecommunications by using a comprehensive data set covering 70+ fixed-line operators in 20 countries over 10 years. Our econometric model accommodates: different investment incentives for incumbents and entrants; a strategic interaction of entrants' and incumbents' investments; and endogenous regulation. We find access regulation to negatively affect both total industry and individual carrier investment. Thus promoting market entry by means of regulated access undermines incentives to invest in facilities-based competition. Moreover, we find evidence of a regulatory commitment problem: higher incumbents' investments encourage provision of regulated access.

With permission of the University of Chicago Press

Volume 55
Issue 1
Pages 189–216

Journal Article

Corruption by design? L'ArtiMarche's struggles in Russia

Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection 2 (1): 1–10
Urs Müller (2012)
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Subject(s): Ethics and social responsibility
Keyword(s): business ethics, corruption, Russia, retail

With permission of Emerald

Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 1–10

Journal Article

Engaging with stakeholders to create value

Ernst and Young T Magazine 06: 48–49
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Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): sustainability, CSR, stakeholder
Issue 06
Pages 48–49

Journal Article

HR trendek a 2011-es kutatasi eredmenyek tükreben: Emberi Elöny Teremtes [Creating people advantage: HR trends in the light of 2011 BCG study results]

Human Resources Magazin 4 (1): 58–60
Nora Grasselli, Adam Kotsis (2012)
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Subject(s): Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s): HR, people advantage
Volume 4
Issue 1
Pages 58–60

Journal Article

What really drives value in corporate responsibility?

McKinsey Quarterly 1: 14–16
CB Bhattacharya, Daniel Korschun, Sankar Sen (2012)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): Sustainability, CSR, stakeholder
Volume 1
Pages 14–16

Journal Article

Defining product markets for shopping centers: Thoughts on methodological choices

European Competition Journal 7 (3): 421–431
Jakub Kałużny, Rainer Nitsche, Lars-Hendrik Röller (2011)
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Subject(s): Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s): market definition, shopping centre, externalities, characteristics approach
Volume 7
Issue 3
Pages 421–431

Journal Article

Maximizing ROI from corporate responsibility

European Financial Review 11/12: 48–50
CB Bhattacharya, Sankar Sen, Daniel Korschun (2011)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): sustainability, CSR, stakeholder
Volume 11/12
Pages 48–50

Journal Article

Fett und Filz

Querdenker 3 (2): 75–78
Martin Kupp, Jörg Reckhenrich (2011)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Volume 3
Issue 2
Pages 75–78

Journal Article

How to co-create corporate responsibility strategy

Ethical Corporation 11: 35–38
CB Bhattacharya, Sankar Sen, Daniel Korschun (2011)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): co-creation, corporate responsibility, sustainability, stakeholders
Volume 11
Pages 35–38

Journal Article

The next challenge for corporate responsibility

EFMD Global Focus 5 (3): 44–47
CB Bhattacharya, Sankar Sen, Daniel Korschun (2011)
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): Corporate responsibility, sustainability, stakeholders
Volume 5
Issue 3
Pages 44–47

Journal Article

Does it pay to be good? The doing well by doing good conundrum

Sustainability Tomorrow 6 (4): 58–63
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Subject(s): Strategy and general management
Keyword(s): Sustainability, CSR, stakeholder
Volume 6
Issue 4
Pages 58–63

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