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3 Foreword In this report the Berlin School of Economics presents an overview of the research conducted by its academic staff in 2005 and 2006.* It is a research report which documents data and facts concerning publications by the school s academics, where they have held lectures, and of course the nature of Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Prof. Dr. Birgit Mahnkopf their research projects. Furthermore, the Franz Herbert Rieger report contains insights into international research and development co-operation, and gives details of how the results of this research are communicated. In presenting information about the diverse fields of research at the Berlin School of Economics, this report aims to stimulate exchange and co-operation both among academics and with the economic sector. Last but not least, it is a publication which serves to make the institution s research activity more transparent and easier to comprehend to the public. The proportion of externally funded projects involving international co-operation has also increased; this further demonstrates the growth of internationalisation at the school. The Berlin School of Economics was successful in 2005 and 2006 in carrying out major externally funded projects, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the European Commission, to name two examples. FHW professors work in these research projects and research networks with partners from other research institutions and institutes, at both a European and non-european level. This report documents a truly remarkable achievement in research for the Berlin School of Economics. This is primarily due to the commitment and performance of its academic staff, to whom we extend our warmest thanks. The Berlin School of Economics supports research by its staff with internal research funds. It also seeks to support and develop research activity at the FHW Berlin by joining forces with other research institutions. For this reason the Berlin School of Economics is a member of the UAS7 group in Germany (Seven Universities of Applied Sciences). The group aims to develop joint research projects and joint research strategies. Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Franz Herbert Rieger President, Berlin School of Economics Prof. Dr. Birgit Mahnkopf President s Special Representative for Research Universities of applied sciences conduct applied research, in line with their institutional brief. With this in mind, the Berlin School of Economics is particularly committed to the link between theory and practice. As global economic relationships are in a process of change, the achievements in research at the FHW Berlin stand out for their strong record in international networking. During the period covered by the report, the school notably succeeded in significantly widening its international focus in the field of international research co-operation. These projects include wide-reaching partnerships with individual researchers and research institutions in China, South Africa, Brazil and Russia, as well as with international institutions and associations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO). * English summary of the Berlin School of Economics Research Review 4 5

4 Contents 0 Research at the Berlin School of Economics 1. The Berlin School of Economics at a Glance The Berlin School of Economics: the Multifaceted Business School Institutes at the Berlin School of Economics Research Promoting Research External Funding International Co-operation Research Overview Looking to the Future Overview Research Profile of Professors According to Subject Publications

5 1 The Berlin School of Economics at a Glance The Berlin School of Economics at a Glance 1 FHW Berlin Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes (As of 15 December 2006) Students: approx. 5,100 Professors: approx. 120 Faculty of Business and Economics Company-Linked Programmes Department of Business Administration Business and Banking Business and Facility Management Business and Wholesale and Retail Merchandising Business and Real Estate Business and Industry International Business Administration Business and Transportation and Logistics Business and Taxation and Auditing Business and Business Administration for Tourism Business and Insurance Business Informatics Company-Linked Programmes Technology Civil Engineering with Business Informatics Mechanical Engineering Diploma Programmes Business Administration (discontinued, no further admissions) International Business (IBU) German-French programme Management International (DFS) Business Engineering in Environmental Science (discontinued, no further admissions) IMB Institute of Management Berlin Bachelor s Programmes Company-linked Programme in Business Administration Business Administration Economics Information Systems Business Engineering Environment and Sustainability Business Law Entrepreneurship and Corporate Succession Master s Programmes International Management International Economics MBA Programmes MBA General Management Dual Award MBA European Management MBA European-Asian Programme MBA Entrepreneurial Management MBA Health Care Management Certificate Programmes Macroeconomic Policy Studies Environmental and Policy Management Master s Programmes M.A. Labour Policies and Globalisation 8 9

6 2 Die The FHW Berlin: Wirtschaftshochschule School mit vielen of Facetten Economics: the Multifaceted Business School The Berlin School of Economics: the Multifaceted Business School 2 The FHW Berlin confers the internationally recognised Bachelor s or Master s degree upon successfully completion of the programme. The English language is an integral component of the teaching. In addition, the careers service prepares students for the leap into the international working environment. 10 The Berlin School of Economics is one of the largest and most important specialised universities for business and economics in Germany, charged with educating the next generation of managers. Prospective students can choose from over thirty certified business-related programmes, whether Bachelor s, Master s, postgraduate certificate or the renowned MBA programme. Currently there are over 5,000 students at the Berlin School of Economics, taught by around 120 professors and numerous lecturers, in disciplines as wide-ranging as business and economics, sociology, law, informatics, mathematics, statistics and engineering. The programmes have been successfully re-structured as part of the Bologna Process. Virtually all Bachelor s and Master s programmes are accredited, placing the school among the top academic institutions in Germany with respect to quality assurance. There are two faculties at the Berlin School of Economics, one of which exclusively offers company-linked programmes. The postgraduate programmes are grouped together within the IMB Institute of Management Berlin. The university has been a member of the UAS7 Network since 2005, a strategic alliance of seven German Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research. This co-operation allows the members to enjoy a stronger presence on the American educational market. The network also supports the expansion of partnerships with leading American universities. Faculty of Business and Economics The Faculty of Business and Economics offers undergraduate and postgraduate business-related degrees with a wide range of specialisation options and interdisciplinary qualification profiles. The undergraduate programmes include Business Administration, Economics, Business Informatics and Business Law, as well as international programmes such as International Business Management and double degree programmes. At a postgraduate level it is possible to choose from International Management Marketing, International Management Finance & Accounting, or International Economics. Chinese European Economics and Business Studies will be offered for the first time in the winter semester as a new Master s degree. Once students have acquired the required basic knowledge, they move on to acquire interdisciplinary proficiency and develop an understanding for international contexts. The faculty is setting new standards for the future in its incorporation of both Gender Studies and Environmental Studies and Sustainability into teaching and research. Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes The Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes has a total of fifteen programmes catering for highly-specialised economic and technical sectors. These company-linked programmes offer students particularly hands-on opportunities for studying and career, with alternating phases spent in the 480 partner companies, and close company involvement in the development of the programme. The students are awarded a Bachelor s degree following a three-year specialised programme of study, thereby achieving an initial qualification for their chosen professions. Programmes of study within the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes belong to one of two areas. Business and Economics encompasses all programmes connected to the business world, and Technology covers specialisations such as engineering and informatics. IMB Institute of Management Berlin The Berlin School of Economics has amassed fifteen years experience in the postgraduate MBA sector. At the IMB Institute of Management Berlin there are five accredited MBA programmes on offer (such as the MBA European Asian Programme, MBA Health Care Management and MBA European Management), as well as two further Master s programmes and a certificate-based programme. In a comparative study of the range of services offered by MBA schools operating in Germany, the Berlin School of Economics took first place ahead of the NIMBAS Graduate School, the GfW and the Kassel International Management School. The IMB s postgraduate programmes are characterised by their strongly international orientation, with a variety of focal points. Their primary aim is to provide a hands-on broad-based management qualification for executives. 11

7 3 Die Institutes FHW Berlin: Wirtschaftshochschule at the mit Berlin vielen Facetten School of Economics Institutes at the Berlin School of Economics 3 Research at the Berlin School of Economics is by no means limited to individual projects. Indeed, research institutes have been initiated by academics to collate and exchange information on specific research questions. Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute for Economics and Gender Studies The Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute for Economics and Gender Studies was founded in February 2001 as an institute of the Berlin School of Economics. It is the only business school in Germany which can boast a research institute of this kind. The relationship between the economy and gender has been a focus for teaching and research at the school for many years, and it can boast a significant number of female academics active in this area. It is also the only university of applied sciences to successfully offer teaching courses on Economy and Gender (offered as an elective in the main study stage from 1997 onwards), as well as a series of corresponding publications. Setting up an institute for Women s and Gender Studies within the domain of Business and Economics and associated disciplines is therefore the logical continuation of preceding activities. The Institute s main goals are promoting co-operation between female academics from various disciplines within the framework of teaching and research co-operating with universities of applied sciences, universities, associations and companies on gender-specific aspects in Business and Economics and related disciplines conducting seminars and workshops with practical relevance publishing relevant articles on academic and practical gender-specific topics teaching classes with gender-specific content Contact Prof. Dr. Friederike Maier Tel.: +49 (0) Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin Fax: +49 (0) Badensche Str , Berlin Institute for Resource Conservation, Innovation and Sustainability (IRIS) e. V. The Institute for Resource Conservation, Innovation and Sustainability (IRIS) e. V. is an affiliated institute of the Berlin School of Economics. It offers consultancy, training and research services, with economists, engineers and scientists working together to develop innovative solutions for environmental protection, and consequently making a contribution to sustainable development. The members of the institute all share an interest in sustainability, while having many years of experience in their respective specialities as experts from different fields. The interdisciplinary approach has proved particularly successful, and is a guarantee of the high quality of work at the institute. IRIS e. V. can rely on a huge potential of knowledge, through its connection to the Berlin School of Economics with its multi-disciplinary and environmentally oriented courses. This knowledge will be extended by co-operating with other institutes and/or consultancy services. IRIS e. V. uses various methods to investigate and develop practice-oriented concepts, which take the model of sustainable development in its different facets and make this realizable. Achieving sustainable development while giving equal consideration to ecological, economic and social goals demands new ways of thinking, new values and new consultancy services. These should both set the necessary changes in motion and then accompany them through the process. IRIS e. V. has set itself the goal of supporting those necessary changes which will lead to sustainable development in politics, society and business, tailored to the needs of the target group. IRIS e. V. offers a wide-ranging spectrum of competence in specialities and methodology, whether in the development or implementation of environmental protection projects. Contact Dr. Seref Aynacioglu Tel.: +49 (0) Forschungsstelle der FHW Berlin Fax: +49 (0) Badensche Str Berlin Internet: The Interdisciplinary Centre for Training and Transfer of Knowledge at the Berlin School of Economics (IZW) a non-profit making organisation. The IZW is an institute in accordance with paragraph 85 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). It organises selected training and transfer programmes and plays a developmental role in research and teaching. The IZW s achievements span the range of higher education, and use special working groups and institutes. The facilities and capabilities of the university are utilised for projects with practical relevance, which in turn enables it to firmly anchor its training to real business practice. Contact Prof. Dr. Franz Herbert Rieger Tel.: +49 (0) , -120 Katja Zühlsdorf-Bortels Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin Badensche Str Berlin 12 13

8 3 Institutes at the Berlin School of Economics Research 4 Steinbeis Research Centre at the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes The Steinbeis Research Centre at the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes focuses on sustainability in civil engineering. This involves examining engineering sequences, processes and materials for their environmental impact. This process of testing and developing, firmly related to engineering practice, ensures that the appropriate decisions are taken regarding the environmental impact on future generations at every step of the construction process from first draft to demolition. Both faculties at the Berlin School of Economics (Business and Economics and Company-Linked Programmes) conduct applied research. The research projects can be internally or externally funded, or on a one-off basis. Research and development at universities of applied sciences still suffers from structural disadvantages, in particular the high teaching load of the professors and a lack of non-professorial teaching staff (mid-level faculty). UAS7 The basic principles for the centre s work were laid down in a co-operative agreement between the Transfer Network of the Steinbeis Foundation and the Berufsakademie Berlin in Contact Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin Steinbeis-Forschungszentrum für Tel.: +49 (0) umweltbewusstes Bauen und Baustoffe am Fachbereich II Berufsakademie Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hans-Volker Huth Neue Bahnhofstr Berlin For this reason, the Berlin School of Economics is seeking to further develop its own culture of research by means of joint research projects with partners at other research institutions. One example of this is the membership in UAS7, an association of seven universities of applied sciences Münster, Osnabrück, Cologne, Munich, Bremen and Hamburg have joined forces with the Berlin School of Economics. The UAS7 consortium was originally founded with the idea of strengthening co-operation between these academic institutions regarding internationalisation, particularly in terms of co-operation with universities in the United States and marketing programmes in the USA which have an international focus. Joint summer schools and master s programmes are intended to strengthen the academic exchange between students and teaching staff. With this in mind, representatives of the seven German universities of applied sciences opened an office in New York in April The UAS7 group no longer restricts its co-operation to teaching, and has now extended its interest into further fields of activity at the participating institutions. The strategy within the Research Working Group sets out to utilise the wide range of academic disciplines within the UAS7 network for potential co-operative research projects. The joint activities include, for example, initiating research co-operation, a process which began in April-May 2006 when strategic research workshops were held at all seven partner institutions. Themes included Energy and the Environment (Cologne), Information and Communications Technology (Osnabrück) and Social Science, Economics and the Humanities (Berlin). A total of 234 academics expressed an interest in joint research projects and 137 researchers took part in the workshops. These events aid the development of a network of partners and the formation of UAS7 research groups. Joint research projects were given a further boost when a central coaching programme for groups of researchers was set up by the consortium. It provides researchers with information on available options from the EU s Seventh Research Framework Programme, and offers advice during the application process

9 5 Promoting Research Die FHW Berlin: Wirtschaftshochschule mit vielen Facetten Promoting Research 5 The FHW Berlin has various methods of supporting applied research at its disposal. Research is supported via internal funding. The university funds research activity by professors from its own budget in a specially designed application and approval process. The FHW Berlin frees up time for research by granting sabbaticals and reducing teaching loads. The Commissions for Research and Young Academic Talent (FNK) are steering committees for the promotion of research at the FHW Berlin. Academic Senate Commission for Research and Young Academic Talent A central commission, the Academic Senate Commission for Research and Young Academic Talent, is responsible for all cross-faculty, strategic and procedural matters. Its members come from both faculties of the university. The President of the Berlin School of Economics has appointed two co-ordinators for the areas of Research and Gender Research. Professor Dr. Birgit Mahnkopf (who is also Chairperson of the commission) has taken responsibility for Research while Professor Dr. Dorothea Schmidt is the representative for Gender Research and Studies. Each faculty also has its own FNK, which examines the applications for research support and makes recommendations to the relevant Faculty Board about teaching waivers, sabbaticals and in-company experience. The committees ensure transparency and monitoring of the distribution of the internal research budget and contribute towards the quality management of research. FNK in the Faculty for Company-Linked-Programmes Berufsakademie A separate FNK was set up at the Berufsakademie following its merger with the Berlin School of Economics. Its functions and composition mirror that of the commission in the Faculty of Business and Economics. Promoting research in the form of reduced teaching loads only became possible at the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes following the establishment of the FNK. Four research projects were supported in 2005 in this manner, a figure which rose to nine in It will be possible to award research sabbaticals at the Berufsakademie seven semesters after the integration into the Berlin School of Economics. When measured against the number of professors at the university, and research projects submitted, both reducing the teaching load and awarding sabbaticals play a small role in promoting research at the business school. Presentation of the Research Results The FNK research committees in both faculties have also set themselves the goal of supporting the exchange of information within the institution on those projects given support. With this in mind, the research committees regularly hold lectures and research workshops as platforms for the business school s professors to present and discuss their research projects. Each semester, lecturers report on the results of their research to students, teaching staff and alumni at public events held in the university. The lectures cover issues from the fields of law, economics and social sciences. The work of the commission is supported by offices which have been set up in each faculty. All enquiries concerning the commissions or requiring individual advice on research can be dealt with by the co-ordinator for research promotion. She is additionally responsible for encouraging research activity and co-ordinating all matters relating to research at the university. 16 The FNK in the Faculty for Business and Economics The FNK in the Faculty for Business and Economics consists of three professors, two freelance lecturers, two students and a further employee. The Commission is responsible for commenting on the research situation at the Berlin School of Economics, recommending suitable focal points for research, and developing the school s profile by promoting research projects. A total number of twenty-one research projects (seven of which were sabbaticals) were granted support in 2005 in the Faculty of Business and Economics, with the 2006 figure showing a slight increase at twenty-three (including six sabbaticals). 17

10 6 External Funding External Funding 6 The Berlin School of Economics was successful in receiving external funding for research, development and knowledge transfer. Major externally funded projects were carried out in the period covered by the report ( ); grants were awarded by renowned sponsors such as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and as part of the Sixth Research Framework Programme of the EU. The Berlin School of Economics made a successful application for an airport management project in It is part of the Federal Ministry FH3 programme for promoting applied research at universities of applied sciences in collaboration with industry. The research project, German Airport Performance (GAP). An Efficiency Measurement of German Airports in Comparison to Europe, Australia and North America, was approved for funding by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. This project is being carried out as a joint project with the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen and the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef. of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics forms the European branch of the Global Labour University. Following the programme s successful introduction, partner universities in South Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America will also be offered the chance to participate. A further research focus for the university is environmental construction and building; two research projects are concerned with this field. The table below shows that the university managed to exceed the already high level of external funding from the previous year. The considerable rise in external funding in 2006 is caused by a new method of calculation, which includes research-related funds from the Science in Higher Education Programme (HWP) and money from the European Social Fund (ESF). Externally Funded Project Spending on Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer (Faculty of Business and Economics) The year 2006 was also notable for marking the launch of a European network funded by the Coordinating Action (CA) of the European Commission s Sixth Research Funding Programme. The Berlin School of Economics and thirteen European partners from Austria, France, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Great Britain successfully applied for funding from the programme (Priority 7: Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society) to set up a research network in that year. This European alliance conducts research on Privatisation and the European Social Model (PRESOM). The European Commission programme, which runs until 2008, aims to bring together experienced, well-known researchers from various European countries , ,993 The European Commission has also sponsored two further externally funded projects. The Berlin School of Economics enjoyed success as part of the ATHENA European research network, examining effective instruments for stimulating innovative company start-ups in co-operation with five European partners. The project evaluated 22 European economic regions and made policy recommendations for the European Commission in Brussels. A second EU project aims to build on existing research contacts with China. The project develops course modules for an internationally recognised master s programme in a European-Asian network with five other partners from the Netherlands, Austria and China. The ASIA-LINK project, Curriculum and Module Development in Asian-European Economics and Business Studies is funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Berlin School of Economics. It aims to develop international educational standards. The M.A. course Global Labour Policies within the recently created Global Labour University (GLU) is an example of how universities and universities of applied sciences can successfully work together. This programme was developed within the scope of the worldwide further education project of the International Labour Organisation, and underlines the school s competence in relation to training programmes with an international focus. The joint project between the University 18 19

11 7 International Co-operation International Co-operation 7 Overview The wide variety of international co-operation is such a significant aspect of the school s research activities that it characterises the profile of the Berlin School of Economics. It is one of the university s most important goals to continue developing this international expertise. Netherlands. This has generated many research and development projects. There are also regular exchanges of staff and students with the St. Petersburg University for Economics and Finance in Russia thanks to funding from the ISAP exchange programme. A selection of joint-venture research projects with international partners from follows, as well as projects concerning curricular development and academic consultancy. The Berlin School of Economics offers a number of programmes with an international focus at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Each year international students choose to spend one or two semesters at the university. This is reciprocated by German students who make the move from Berlin to a university abroad for the same length of time. In line with the goal of further developing the school s international links, the considerable number of international partnerships has now been extended even further, resulting in 60 partner institutions in over 30 countries. New connections were forged in South America, for example, with the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires or the Universidad Mayor Santiago de Chile. There are links to Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Zaragoza, St. Petersburg and even Honolulu and Sydney. The exchange with partner institutions encompasses double degree programmes, mobility for students and teaching staff, curriculum development and joint research projects. This is particularly true of the Global Labour University, which generates close co-operation with the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and with the State University of Campinas in Săo Paulo, Brazil. Many academics at the Berlin School of Economics work on international research projects with colleagues from their disciplines at universities, colleges or non-academic research institutions in other countries. This happens on the one hand at a European or non-european level with links between international networks of scholars and research alliances. On the other hand it occurs at a national and international level in co-operation with industry, through knowledge transfer and joint-ventures with individuals or research institutions specialising in the subject. An exchange process also takes place thanks to the teaching and research activities of the school s professors at various academic institutions abroad. Teaching staff have become visiting professors at France, Russia, Turkey, China and South Africa. Selected International Joint-Venture Projects in Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer in 2005 and Research joint-venture: Statistical analysis of optical ray distribution Project leader: Prof. Dr. Frank Brand Joint-venture partner: Physics Department, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín, Colombia Human resources and organisation Joint-venture partner: Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Contact: Prof. Dr. Helmut Hofstetter Research visit to the St. Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance Joint-venture partner: St. Petersburger State University for Economics and Finance / Frau Dr. Ekaterina Losovskaja (Deputy head of the Russian-German Center) Contact: Prof. Dr. Jörg Soller Visiting professorship Prof. Dr. Joachim Daduna Introduccion a la Logistíca de la Distribucion Joint-venture partner: Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo del Commercio Interior (CID-CI), Havanna (Cuba) Supported by: DAAD There is a long-standing tradition of research with China in particular. This co-operation is characterised by the close relationship to the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu and through the successful postgraduate programmes Macroeconomic Policy Studies and the MBA European Asian Programme. One project funded by the EU Commission as part of Asia-Link extends and intensifies this international co-operation with China. The Berlin School of Economics is developing joint course curricula with its partner institutions in the Netherlands, Austria and China. International co-operation at the Berlin School of Economics is also reinforced by the various double degree programmes in operation with institutions in Great Britain, France and in the Asia-Link Projekt Curriculum and Module Development in Asian-European Economics and Business Studies (CD) Project leader: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Herr Joint-venture partners: Partner universities in Nanchang und Chengdu (China), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Vienna (Austria) Supported by: EU Asia-Link Programme Network of European experts for the area of Gender and Employment Gender Mainstreaming and Employment Policy, and the Costs of Non-Equality Contact: Prof. Dr. Friederike Maier Joint-venture partner: University of Manchester, UMIST, UK 20 21

12 7 International Co-operation Research Overview Research joint-venture: Approaches to New Public Management Contact: Prof. Dr. Franz Herbert Rieger Joint-venture partner: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) Chengdu, China 2006 DAAD project to encourage partnerships with universities in developing countries as part of the ILO project Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Herr Joint-venture partners: Kassel University, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, University of the Witwatersrand Supported by: DAAD Intelligent use of information Joint-venture partner: Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieure Paris Contact: Prof. Dr. Helmut Hofstetter In order to present and evaluate research activities, the Berlin School of Economics conducts an annual survey into research carried out by all professors at the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Company-Linked Programmes. They are asked about the focus of their research, about international joint-venture research and development projects, as well as memberships in scholarly associations and societies; this information is used to compile individual research profiles. One important way of estimating the extent of research activity is by looking at the number and scope of publications, whether monographs, scholarly articles, internet publications or editorships. Initiation of exchange programme with UADE Joint-venture partner: Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), Buenos Aires, Argentina Contact: Prof. Dr. Silke Bustamante Network of researchers: PRESOM Privatisation and the European Social Model Coordination Action (CA) financed by the EU Commission, Research Directorate-General. The project involves 14 partners form Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Contact: Prof. Dr. Birgit Mahnkopf Supported by: EU Commission ATHENA Accompanying measure of PRAXIS the European Network of Excellence of Innovative Regions Project leader: Prof. Dr. Sven Ripsas Joint-venture partners: Socintec (Spain), meta group (Italy), Ceram Sophia Antipolis (France), University of Lincoln (Great Britain), Existenzgründer Institut Berlin (Germany) Supported by: EU Commission Low Wage Employment Research in Europe (LOWER) Joint-venture partners: 47 partners across Europe; co-ordinated by Dr. Wiemer Salverda, Amsterdam Institute für Advanced Labour Studies Contact: Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo Research joint-venture: Establishing German-Polish co-operation between sustainability-oriented academics Contact: Prof. Dr. Holger Rogall Joint-venture partner: University of Agriculture Posnan, Poland; Department of Social Sciences The definition of what counts as research was deliberately kept as broad as possible, bearing in mind the background of applied research and development. The academics were therefore asked how many lectures or presentations they had given, and their nature. Consultancies were also deemed relevant, in as far as they take the furthering of knowledge as their goal, and where the consultancy is an indication of the professor s academic reputation. Research activities in 2005 Approximately eighty research and joint-venture projects took place with the participation of professors from the Berlin School of Economics in 2005 (counted as the Winter Semester and the Summer Semester 2005). The university supports twenty-five of these research projects internally in the form of reduced teaching loads and sabbatical semesters. Externally funded research in 2005 stood at 322,222; this was the same level as for the previous year. Professors from the Berlin School of Economics carried out forty-one international joint-venture research and development projects with partners from European and non-european countries, revealing a steep increase on the year before. The university places great importance on international co-operation, and is able to build upon many years of working with partners in Asia, Great Britain, France and Russia. This is supplemented by academic contacts between individuals to Austria, Brazil, Cuba or the United States, to name but a few examples. The school s research achievements can be demonstrated particularly clearly by taking a quick look at published works by academic staff. The number of publications, at 122, rose slightly in 2005 by comparison with This breaks down as thirteen monographs, eighty-eight articles in journals or edited volumes, and a number of publications in collections of writings or on the internet

13 8 Research Overview Research Overview The expertise of academic staff at the Berlin School of Economics is highly sought after at national and international conferences. University staff engaged in research held a grand total of 190 talks and lectures in 2005, both in Germany and abroad, a figure which is once more up on previous years. The rise in papers presented at international conferences in particular both at a European and non-european level is a clear expression of the reputation enjoyed by the school. More than a quarter of all presentations (fifty-five) resulted from invitations issued by research institutions abroad. Summary of Research International R&D Joint-Ventures Spending on external funding for research Research activities in 2006 Approximately ninety joint-venture research projects were carried out in 2006 (Winter Semester and Summer Semester 2006) by the professors at both faculties of the Berlin School of Economics (Business and Economics and Company-Linked Programmes). Of these, the number of research projects supported by the school increased to thirty-two twenty-six in the form of a reduced teaching load and six in the form of a sabbatical semester. At 691,993, the year recorded a dramatic increase in spending on externally funded projects, which is not solely due to the inclusion of funds made available via the HWP programme. Co-operation with international research and development partners remained at the high level of thirty-two projects. It was possible to further develop existing partnerships, such as that with China. In addition, important new European research networks were established, and research joint-ventures with developing and emerging nations were intensified. Publications This breaks down into Monographs/ Editorships Articles/ Contributions to books Contributions to collections of writings/internet Talks/lectures There was a significant rise in published material during The year saw 155 publications, including twenty-four monographs or editorships, ninety contributions to journals or edited volumes, as well as articles in collections of writings and internet publications. Number of these held abroad There was a similar increase in the number of talks and lectures given by academics from the Berlin School of Economics, who addressed audiences approximately 230 times both at home and abroad; papers were presented at conferences in other countries on fifty-seven occasions. The second part of this research report will present comprehensive, individual research profiles and publications of professors at the Berlin School of Economics during the period covered by the report

14 9 Looking to the Future Die FHW Berlin: Wirtschaftshochschule mit vielen Facetten The period covered by this report has been a positive time for the Berlin School of Economics. The successful integration of the Berufsakademie was completed. The accompanying expansion of the university, the increase in programmes on offer, and the rise in staff and student numbers were all contributory factors in the school achieving one of the top positions in the university league table. In April 2007, the Arbeitskreis Personalmarketing, or DAPM (an association of human resource managers from 39 leading German companies) and the Center for Higher Education Development awarded the FHW Berlin a quality mark for good employability. Overview This involved examining 372 programmes at universities and universities of applied sciences, evaluating for instance the competence of the methodology, social competence, applied learning and the degree of internationalism. The evaluation places the Berlin School of Economics among the leaders. Of the 13 programmes nationwide awarded the highest possible rating, two of these belong to the school. The planned integration of the FHVR Berlin will open up exciting opportunities for development at the Berlin School of Economics. It can be expected that this will not only lead to a further expansion of programmes on offer at the university, but also to wider opportunities for research and research joint-ventures. The networking of research projects took a further step forward in July 2007 when UAS7 e. V. was founded. Although the strategic alliance of seven universities of applied sciences has been in existence since 2005, it has now been accorded a legal framework with the establishment of nonprofit making status. The goal of this association is to promote cross-institutional international research projects. Thanks to funding from the European Social Fund, via the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Women s Issues, the FHW Berlin has been able to employ two research assistants who are embedded within research projects, with the goal of increasing co-operation with industry. The research profile at the school will receive a further boost in the next few years when research will focus on special areas of particular significance. Establishing these focal points will enable the Berlin School of Economics to forge on ahead with research activities in the future

15 10 Research Profile of Professors According to Subject Faculty I & II 10 Research Focus Membership Faculty of Business and Economics Subject Area: Business Management I Research Focus Memberships International Management Professor Dr Gert Bruche Member of Schmalenbach Gesellschaft (Schmalenbach Society) DAAD Commission member: Deutsche nach Taiwan Strategic Management and Strategic Controlling, esp. Business Simulations Professor Dr Christian Noss Organisational change Dynamics of strategy Organisation and (IT) technology Member of European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Member of Academy of Management (AOM), USA Co-founder and member of The International Network for Time in Management and Organizations (INTiMO) Corporate Policy and Governance Professor Dr Achim Grawert Management of fringe benefits Company pension schemes Long-term and working lifetime pension plans Employee contributions General Business Studies, esp. Human Resources Management Professor Dr Ingo Fischer Human Resources Management Professor Dr Laila Maija Demographic change and its implications Hofmann for HRM Evaluation of the success of change interventions at Fujitsu Siemens Computer HRM controlling Personality development Corporate Human Resources Management and Corporate Psychology Professor Dr Beate Klutmann Leadership Ego development and responsibility Organisation and Management Professor Dr Hans-Erich Strategy, organization and corporate Müller governance Performance management and executive compensation Outsourcing Value based management Executive remuneration General Business Studies, esp. Public Management Board member, Berlin office of the German Association for Personnel Management Member of German Association of Psychology (DGFP) Tutor for Hans-Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf German Association for Personnel Management European International Business Academy (EIBA), Brussels Corporate Environmental Management Professor Dr Anja Grothe Development of curricula in the field of sustainability, eco- and quality management Consulting in the field of eco-management, eco performance and sustainable measurement according to the EFQM Model Sustainable management Measurement of sustainability Member of Board of Trustees, Stiftung Warentest (German Consumers Association) Enquete Commission: Sustainable Berlin, Berlin Parliament; consultative member of the SPD parliamentary party Member of advisory council of Berlin project agency, Sustainable Berlin affiliated to IZT Chairperson of IRIS e. V. at the FHW Berlin Environmental committee of the Industrieund Handelskammer, IHK Berlin (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) Member of Runder Tisch zur Nachhaltigen Berufsbildung (Round Table for Sustainable Vocational Training) in Berlin-Brandenburg Jury member for MINOMA competition, held by the German Environmental Management Association (B.A.U.M. e. V.) Professor Dr Frank Witte Accounting and controlling in the public sector Health and Social Services Management Professor Dr Jochen Management systems for health care Breinlinger-O Reilly and social care organizations based on the management model of the European Foundation for Quality Management and the balanced scorecard Integrated health care and the change of performance measurement in the Federal Republic of Germany The influence of private capital in the health care sector Strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions in the health care sector Member of Schmalenbach Gesellschaft Member of Health Sector Group, the European Foundation for Quality Management Member of Accountancy Commission, Association of University Professors of Management Accolade: Permanent Guest Professor at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics Chengdu, China

16 10 10 Research Focus Membership Research Focus Membership Management of Non-Profit Making Organisations Strategic Management Professor Dr Franz Herbert International comparison of business Rieger education Approaches to a new model of public management Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Professor Dr Sven Ripsas Business models as success factors in the start-up process Common grounds of strategic management and entrepreneurship Innovative didactics for MBA programs Business models and business plans in the start-up process Interface of strategic management and entrepreneurship Venture capital and business angels in early stage financing Extraordinary member of Commission for Public Management and Administration, Association of University Professors of Management Member of International Higher Education Academy of Sciences, Moscow Member of Bundesverband der Volks-und Betriebswirte (Federal Association of Economists and Business Economists, bdvb) Member of Hochschullehrerbund e. V. (hlb), (University Teachers Association) Accolades: Honorary doctorate at the St.Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (Finec) 2001 Honorary chair at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China 2002 Honorary chair at the Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China 2004 Board member, Institute for Entrepreneurship Berlin Member of Promotional Group for Entrepreneurship Research (FGF) Board Member, Venture Capital Club Berlin Member of Scientific Committee, VBKI, Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (Association of Berlin Business People and Industrialists) Jury Member, Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg Member, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE ) Member of KfW/FGF working group on entrepreneurship and economic policy Gründung und Wirtschaftspolitik Professor Dr Bernd Venohr Strategic management, with particular focus on globally active German mediumsized companies Management and Consulting Professor Dr Matthias Strategic organization Tomenendal Consultant-client interface Virtual organisation Management consulting General Business Studies, esp. Managing SMEs and Corporate Succession Professor Dr Birgit Felden Small- and medium-sized enterprises Corporate succession Entrepreneurship BWL II (Marketing) Distribution and Corporate Logistics Professor Dr Joachim R. Distribution logistics Daduna Information logistics Public mass Online retail trade Member of Ludwig Erhard Foundation Expert on European Commission on Corporate Succession Member of Mittelstandausschuß (DIHK), (Committee for Medium-Sized Enterprises) Chairperson of Netzwerk Mittelstand, Cologne IHK Accolade 2006: Economic ambassador for the City of Cologne Member of Association of Operations Research (GOR) Member of Logistics, Telecommunications and Transportations Science Sections, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) Member of National Association of Logistics, Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e. V. Member of German Transport Studies Association (DVWG) Member of Association for Traffic Economics and Logistics (GVB) Member of German National Association of Graduates in Business and Economics (bdvb) Co-editor of OR-Spektrum, International Journal for Quantitative Methodology in Management, Springer Verlag 30 31

17 10 10 Research Focus Membership Research Focus Membership Marketing Product and Price Policy Professor Dr Ralf T. Kreutzer Brand value chain Buzz marketing Practice-oriented Marketing Customer relationship management Database marketing Couponing Marketing basics Marketing Professor Dr Dirk-Mario Strategic efficiency in commercial Boltz communications Media Brand and marketing communication Member of CRM Commission of Experts Expert for THEXIS magazine Chairperson of Deutsche Werbewissenschaftliche Gesellschaft e. V. (DWG, Association for Advertising Theory), Bonn Scientific committee of Internationales Centrum für Werbewirkungs- und Mediaforschung (ICW, researching the effects of media and advertising), Hamburg Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationsforschung (DGPuK, concerned with media studies and communication research) Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Marketing (AfM, Association of Marketing Professors at Universities of Applied Sciences) Jury member of LeadAcademy Transfer e. V. Alumni organisation, University of the Arts, Berlin (UdK) Editorial board of Transfer Werbeforschung und Praxis e. V., Bonn/Wien Professor Dr Pakize Consumer behaviour, sales management Schuchert-Güler and function of personal selling in marketing Analysis of interaction processes and sales processes Business to Business Marketing Professor Dr Harald Marketing of radical innovations, especially development of case studies and Rüggeberg viral marketing (diffusion of information in communication networks) Market Research and Market Communication Professor Dr Joachim Applied marketing research Scholz-Ligma Consumer research BWL III (Financial Management, Bookkeeping, Taxation) International Corporate Financing Member of European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Member of Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Member of Association of University Professors of Management Member of ProFil Network of the three Berlin universities Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Marketing (AfM) Member of Association for Advertising Theory (DWG) Member of Berufsverband der deutschen Marktforscher (BVM, German Market Researchers Organisation) Member of European Association für Pharmaceutical Marketing Research (ephmra) Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Marketing (AfM) Marketing Management, esp. Sales Professor Dr Peter Godefroid Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Marketing (AfM, Association of Marketing Professors at Universities of Applied Sciences) Professor Dr Axel Hellmann Member of Carl-Duisberg/InWEnt Commission for awarding scholarships Board Member ETC Transport Consultants Corporate Planning Business Management in the Service Sector Prof. Dr Sabine Haller New model for internal markets Service Management management of expectations and internal services, international service Member of European Foundation for Quality Management Expert for AiF, Applied Research at Universities of Applied Sciences Professor Dr Heike Langguth Business valuation Value based management Financial key figures Segment information Head of the entrepreneurship working group H&H Asset Management and member of investors board International Marketing Prof. Dr Andrea Plinke 32 33

18 10 10 Research Focus Membership Research Focus Membership Corporate Finance and Investment Policy Professor Dr Rainer Non-performing loans Stachuletz Valuation and construction of credit risk derivatives Hedge funds investment styles Real options Private equity REITs as alternative investments Financial market stability and investment styles Corporate Finance (Financial Analysis and Management) Professor Dr André Tomfort Capital Markets and Companies Professor Dr Thomas Wolke Financial risk management Corporate risk management (basics, methods, applications) Tax Law Corporate Accountancy, esp. Tax Law and Auditing Professor Dr Sighard Wilhelm Corporate Accountancy and IT Professor Dr Axel Zernack Corporate Accountancy with IT applications Professor Dr Bernd Pfeiffer Member of Schmalenbach Gesellschaft Member of Hochschullehrerbund e. V. (hlb) Corporate Taxation and Socially Accountable Financial Reporting Professor Dr Peter Siewert Accounting Auditing Member of Hochschullehrerbund e. V. (hlb) Member of Association for Social Policy Member of Schmalenbach Gesellschaft Member of umbrella taxation organisation Accolade: Honorary award from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and Finec Corporate Taxation Professor Dr Otto von Campenhausen Tax Law Professor Wolfgang Goerdeler Corporate Taxation Tax accounting Professor Dr Peter Sorg Accounting International Financial Reporting Standards Member of Accountancy Commission, German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) Subject Area: Quantitative Methodology and Business Informatics Business Informatics Professor Dr Joachim Bieber Professor Dr Gloria Lange Member of Steuerberaterverband Berlin- Brandenburg (Association of Tax Advisers) Tax Balance Sheets and Accountancy Professor Dr Karl Moog Tax management Member of Steuerberaterverband Berlin- Brandenburg (Association of Tax Advisers) Cost Accounting, esp. Internal Accounting Professor Dr Solveig Reißig- Thust Chairperson of jem e. V. Jugend entdeckt Marktwirtschaft (Young People Discover Market Economics) Corporate Accountancy, specialising in International Financial Reporting Professor Dr Madeleine Janke International Accounting and Gender Member of Hochschullehrerbund e. V. (hlb), (University Teachers Association) Economic Information and Communications Systems Professor Dr Helmut Jarosch Database queries with SQL and QBE: differences in power Information retrieval in online databases Possibilities and limits of object-oriented modelling with UML Business Informatics esp. Applications Systems and Quantity Methodology Professor Dr Jörg Meißner Applying methods for optimising and making decisions about transport and traffic Quantitative methods in management support systems Application-oriented and computer aided basic training in quantitative methods for economists Member of Society for Research into Road and Transport Systems (FGSV) Member of Association of German Industrial Engineers Chairperson of HEUREKA Foundation and head of HEUREKA Academy 34 35

19 10 10 Research Focus Membership Research Focus Membership Business Mathematics and Statistics Professor Dr Frank Brand Analysis and control of complex dynamical systems Mathematical modelling Portfolio theory Computer algebra systems (Mathematica) Financial engineering Transdisciplinarity Member of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Member of Informatics Society Member of German Naturalists and Physicians Society Member of German Physics Society Member of Technical Biology and Bionics Society Member of The German Branch of the European Optical Society (DgaO) Member of VBKI-Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (Association of Berlin Business People and Industrialists) Member of THESIS e. V. Business Mathematics and Statistics Professor Dr Susanne Hannappel Software Systems Professor Dr Wolfgang Lang Company Information Systems Professor Dr Sven Pohland Positioning of IT service providers Member of Hochschullehrerbund e. V. (hlb) IT consultancy: state of the art and trends Quantitative Methodology in Empirical Economic and Social Research Prof. Dr Ursula Scheja-Strebak Measurement and modelling of operational risk Deutsche Gesellschaft für Risikomanagement e. V. (Association for Risk Management) Study progression and study success of FHW Berlin students Business Mathematics and Statistics Professor Manfred Soeffky President of The Data Warehouse Institute Germany (TDWIG) Member of Oracle Academic Initiative Business Mathematics esp. IT Professor Dr Siegfried Zseby Member of Society for Mathematical Didactics (GDM) Subject Area: Economics Public Finance Professor Dr Michael Burchardt Public Finance Theory Professor Dr Josef Voss Banking Industry Professor Dr Dieter Harms Working Group on Political Economy (APÖ) Supranational Economic Integration Professor Dr Hansjörg Herr European integration, Transition problems of former planned economies Development economics Macroeconomic development in industrial countries Editorial Board Member, PROKLA Journal for Critical Social Sciences Co-editor, Working Papers of the Business Institute Berlin at the FHW Berlin Founder member of the research network Alternative Concepts of Macreconomic Policy Concerning Unemployment, Globalisation and High Public Debt Member of Keynes-Gesellschaft Member of Forschungsnetzwerk Makropolitik, in the Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung (researching macroeconomy and the business cycle) at the Hans-Böckler Foundation Editorial Board of International Journal of Public Policy The Economy and Employment Professor Dr Kurt Hübner Innovation process and the new economy Currency regimes Exchange rate regimes Currency policies Innovation theories Regimes of innovations Member of Institute for European Studies, University of Toronto/York University Member of European Consortium for Political Research Member of Association for Political Economic Criticism Member of Hattinger Kreis Member of the editorial staff of Eurostudia Member of editorial staff of German Politics and Society Accolade: Award for exceptional teaching, York University 36 37

20 10 10 Research Focus Membership Research Focus Membership Financial Services Professor Dr Jürgen Kunze Integrated study systems in organizational perspective Diversity management Information and communication-education, competence and disciplinary aspects Pension systems Distribution and Social Policy Professor Dr Friederike Analysis of labour markets, German and Maier European employment policy and their impact on gender Labour market research, evaluation of labour market programmes, gender and economic theory Economic and Analysis and Statistics Professor Dr Helmut Maier Is there an economic system in the natural world? Technical Adviser, Institute for Future Research and Technological Evaluation IZT Board member of Deutsches Institut für Anlegerschutz (institute for protection of investors) Member of DIMO Network (Diversity Management in Organisation) Member of German Society for Socioscientific Labour Market Research (SAMF) Member of International Association of Feminist Economics (IAFFE) Member of European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Chairperson of efas Women Economists Network Academic consultant for the Board of the European Commission Consultant for Feminist Economics Editorial Board of Gender/Work/Organisation Member of International Input/Output Association, Vienna Member of International Stastical Institute (ISI) (Voorberg, Holland) Associate editor of International Statistical Review Member of International Organisation for Official Statistics (IAOS) Member of SCORUS (Standing Committee of Urban and Regional Statistics) subdivision of IAOS Member of German Statistical Society Member of German Urban Statisticians Association Member of German Society for Demographics Journals: Editor: papers on statistics and econometrics workshops Economics in English Professor Dr Jürgen Müller German airport performance Member of Association for Social Policy Board of Directors, International Telecommunications Society (IST) Member of German Scientific Transport Society (DVWG) German Aviation Research Society (GARS) Member of Research Commission, Münchner Kreis Environmental Economics Professor Dr Holger Rogall Lokale-Agenda 21 Berlin Setting up of a sustainability network (GfN Gesellschaft für Nachhaltigkeit, Neue Umweltökonomie und nachhaltigkeitsgerechtes Umweltrecht e. V., society promoting sustainability) Economics for social scientists Preparing the structure of the German- Polish scientific network for sustainable development Mapping out a strategy for the implementation of renewable and notably efficient energies within the heat market Environmental Economy and Sustainable Environmental Law Member of the Academic Council, Association for Promotion of the Innovative Region East- Central Brandenburg Member of the Academic Council, Independent Institute of Environmental Issues Halle/Berlin Founding member of IRIS e. V. at the FHW Berlin Initiator of Deutsch-Polnisches Netzwerk Wissenschaftler für nachhaltige Entwicklung (German-Polish Scientific Network for Sustainable Development) Chairperson of GfN Institutional Economics and Applied Microeconomics Professor Dr Miriam Beblo Applied microecomomic analysis of labour markets and social policy issues with special focus on the incentive of policy measures and microeconometric evaluation Member of Association for Social Policy Member of coordinating committee for Women in Economics Network, efas Member of EU research network LoWER (Low Wage Employment Research) Didactics of Economics and Social Sciences Professor Dr Bernd Senf Economic Policy Theory Professor Dr Hans-Joachim Stadermann General Economic Theory Monetary Theory State Competition Policy and Market Regulation Professor Dr Michael Tolksdorf European economic policy European economics International economics Member of Rednerteam Europa 38 39