Your dissertation will focus on core topics in the areas of strategic negotiations and behavioral management. The questions you will work on will be embedded in cross-organizational interactions – typically in the supply chain. Your research findings will provide highly relevant insights for general management and thus combine theoretical advancement with immediate practical impact.
You will take project responsibility for your research and develop your interests in frequent dialogue with us. We follow a quasi-cumulative dissertation model. This means that you will develop several papers, some of which are to be published in internationally renowned academic journals. This approach allows you to build a valuable publication record during your doctoral studies already. We have a history of successful publications from our doctoral students, and the Supply Chain Group at WHU is amongst the 10 research-strongest faculties in the field worldwide (http://www.scmlist.com/home/university-rankings/empirical-report/).