Why pharmaceutical expenditures in Germany will drastically increase over timeRead more
About WHU Knowledge
WHU Knowledge is the online knowledge platform of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, one of Germany’s leading business schools. It provides hands-on insights for business executives, journalists, politicians, associations, and fellow researchers on numerous economic and managerial subjects. WHU Knowledge bundles the expertise of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management chairs and invites for a lively exchange.
Search for specific topics in one of our nine fields of interest or let yourself be surprised by browsing through the newest articles, getting exciting new insights. All articles have been selected for their practical relevance, are to the point and quick to read, and have a strong foundation in research. They are authored by a member of one of Europe’s most relevant faculties when it comes to economic sciences or renowned guest authors. Get inspired!
We will be happy to inform you about new articles via our newsletter.
If you wish to submit an article for publication, please contact us at presse(at)whu.edu.
Choosing Your Own Team?
Why self-selected teams strongly differ from those composed randomly
Diverse teams bring certain advantages to the working world and produce better results. At least, that’s the predominant opinion. As a point of contrast, teams composed based on the members’ complementary characteristics tend to be more harmonious and united. But they are also prone to ignoring critical voices, even when paying attention to them could lead them to better solutions. Researchers from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center analyzed these assumptions in an experiment that ran over multiple years, eventually determining that both randomly selected and self-selected teams each bring with them their own advantages.
How stress impacts the quality of our decisionsRead more
Professor Schmidt on DAZN to discuss American football’s increased popularity in GermanyRead more
Professor Jürgen Weigand on the importance of rationality and creativity in the strategy processRead more