Research

November 25, 2016

Best Teacher Award 2016 in Part-Time MBA Program

Lutz Kaufmann received the Best Teacher Award of the Part-Time MBA class of 2016. The students of his courses “Strategic Sourcing” and “International Module China” honored the practical approaches, the liveliness of the lectures, and Professor Kaufmann’s unique teaching style. "Very practical real-life cases”, “Great teaching style”, “Excellent organization of the International Module China. Mix of SOE, private companies, German companies was perfect to get an overall picture”, the participants of the courses stated. 

June 30, 2016

AIB Best Conference Reviewer Award

Lutz Kaufmann and Tobias Kosmol received the Best Conference Reviewer Award of the Academy of International Business (AIB) 2016 Annual Meeting. The award recognized the “outstanding contribution to the AIB Annual Conference”, which took place on June 27 - 30 in New Orleans, USA.

March 24, 2013

JPSM Best Paper Award

The paper "Rationality in supplier selection decisions: The effect of the buyer’s national task environment", co-authored by Lutz Kaufmann, Sebastian Kreft, Matthias Ehrgott, und Felix Reimann compares the national task environment of buyers in China and Germany and tests how the specific environments affect the relationship between rational decision making procedures and the outcome of the supplier selection.

The paper received the overall Best Paper Award 2012 of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (JPSM) during the 22nd Annual IPSERA Conference in Nantes/France.

January 11, 2013

Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for Dominik Riedl

Emerald and EFMD have honored Dominik Riedl with a "Highly Commended Award" for his dissertation "Behavioral Supply Management ‐ A Decision‐Theory‐Based Investigation of Decision Process Decomposition in the United States and China".

Dominik Riedl participated in Emerald’s and EFMD’s annual Outstanding Doctoral Research Award competition in the "Logistics & Supply Chain Management" category. For the award, a jury of international scholars assesses doctoral works that are submitted from around the world. In his dissertation, Dominik Riedl connects the literature stream on supplier selection with the evolving research stream on Behavioral Supply Management (BSM). The author analyzes data from 461 respondents from the US and China. The analyses reveal that organizational, situ-ational, and personal antecedents significantly influence the use of procedural rationality in supplier selection decisions. Moreover, the degree of procedural rationality reduces uncertainty, which leads to selection of suppliers with higher performance. 

January 13, 2012

Nikola Denk and Christian Buhrmann honored by Emerald/EFMD in Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Competition

Emerald and EFMD have honored Nikola Denk and Christian Buhrmann with an "Highly Commended Award" for their dissertations "Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms - Grounded Theory-based Evidence of Relational Ambidexterities" and "Supplier Selection Decisions - Reducing the Vulnerability to Judgment and Decision Biases and the Implications for Supplier Performance". Both researchers have participated in Emerald’s and EFMD’s annual Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Competition: Nikola Denk in the "Management & Governance" category and Christian Buhrmann in the "Logistics & Supply Chain Management" category. Following the successful publication of parts of their works in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Supply Chain Management and the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, the awards reflect once more WHU’s strong position as a leading European institution in business research.

Dr. Denk and Dr. Buhrmann both wrote their dissertations under the supervision of Professor Dr. Lutz Kaufmann. For the award, a jury of international scholars assesses doctoral works that are submitted from around the world. 

September 26, 2010

Dominik Riedl wins the 2010 SCMRC Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award

 The 2010 SCMRC Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award was presented on September 26, 2010, to Dominik Riedl. 25 experts from 18 universities evaluated the submitted proposals based on their contribution to supply chain management research, their theoretical basis, and their methodology. The highly-respected members of the assembled jury considered all of the submitted work to be excellent, which makes it even more gratifying that Dominik Riedl was able to prevail with his proposal "Behavioral Supply Management - A Decision Theory Based Investigation of Buyer Behavior in China, Mexico, Germany, and the United States".

This is the first time in the 11-year history that the award was given to a researcher outside of the United States.

January 12, 2010

Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Dissertation Award 2009 for Dirk Breitschwerdt

Dirk Breitschwerdt is one of the winners of the worldwide Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2009. His work “International production mandates of subsidiaries – conceptual framework and empirical evidence from German MNEs” was awarded in the Operations and Production Management category.