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Economics Group
Estimating strucutural parameters in regression models with adaptive learning.
Christopeit, N., & Massmann, M. (2018), Econometric theory


Economics Group
How to hire helpers? evidence from a field experiment.
Conrads, J., Irlenbusch, B., Reggiani, T., Rilke, R., & Sliwka, D. (2016), Experimental economics


Economics Group
The impact of family ownership on innovation: evidence from the German machine tool industry.
Decker, C., & Günther, C. (2017), Small business economics


Economics Group
Is the crowd sensitive to distance? how investment decisions differ by investor type.
Günther, C., Johan, S., & Schweizer, D. (2018), Small business economics


Economics Group
Designing feedback in voluntary contribution games: the role of transparency
Irlenbusch, B., Rilke, R., & Walkowitz, G. (accepted), Experimental economics


Economics Group
Early employment expansion and long-run survival: examining employee turnover as a context factor
Gjerløv-Juel, P., & Günther, C. (accepted), Journal of Business Venturing

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Innovation motives in family firms: a transgenerational view
Diaz-Moriana, V., Clinton, E., Kammerlander, N., Lumpkin, T., & Craig, J. (accepted), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Navigating a dialectical journey on paradox research: an introduction to the point-counterpoint on paradox theory
Faems, D., & Filatotchev, I. (accepted), Journal of Management Studies


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Multistep knowledge transfer in MNC networks: when do subsidiaries benefit from unconnected sister alliances?
Faems, D., Bos, B., Leten, B., & Noseleit, F. (accepted), Journal of Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Falling not far from the tree: entrepreneurs and organizational heritage
Feldman, M., & Ozcan, S. (2018), Organization Science


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Who fills institutional voids? entrepreneurs’ utilization of political and family ties in emerging markets
Ge, J., Carney, M., & Kellermanns, F. (accepted), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Managing payment transaction costs at multinational online retailers.
Grüschow, R., Kemper, J., & Brettel, M. (2018), International Journal of Electronic Commerce


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Theoretical progress in management studies and the role of qualitative research.
Harley, B., & Faems, D. (2017), Journal of Management Studies


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Attracting new talent to family firms: who is attracted and under what conditions?
Hauswald, H., Hack, A., Kellermanns, F., & Patzelt, H. (2016), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Perspective: understanding the nature and measurement of the lead user construct.
Hienerth, C., & Lettl, C. (2017), Journal of Product Innovation Management.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Governing collaborative new product development toward a configurational perspective on the role of contracts.
Hofman, E., Faems, D., & Schleimer, S. (2017), Journal of Product Innovation Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Nonlinear and dynamic effects of responsive and proactive market orientation: a longitudinal investigation.
Jäger, N., Zacharias, N., & Brettel, M. (2016), International Journal of Research in Marketing


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Why do incumbents respond heterogeneously to disruptive innovations? the interplay of organizational domain identity and role identity.
Kammerlander, N., König, A., & Richards, M. (2018), Journal of Management Studies


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Entrepreneurial orientation and corruption.
Karmann, T., Mauer, R., Flatten, T., & Brettel, M. (2016), Journal of Business Ethics


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Good things come to those who wait? the technological impact of recombining inactive internal knowledge components.
Kok, H., De Faria, P., & Faems, D. (accepted), Journal of Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Dusting off the knowledge shelves recombinant lag and the technological value of inventions.
Kok, H., Faems, D., & De Faria, P. (accepted), Journal of Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Entrepreneurial team composition characteristics and new venture performance a meta-analysis.
Linlin, J., Madison, K., Kraiczy, N., Kellermanns, F., & Crook, R. (2017), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Prediction and control an agent-based simulation of search processes in the entrepreneurial problem space.
Mauer, R., Wuebker, R., Schlüter, J., & Brettel, M. (2018), Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
The impact of information technology on new product development performance.
Mauerhoefer, T., Strese, S., & Brettel, M. (2017), Journal of Product Innovation Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Ideological purity vs. hybridization trade-off: when do Islamic banks hire managers from conventional banking?
Ozcan, S., & Boone, C. (2016), Organization Science


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Connecting interfirm and intrafirm collaboration in NPD projects: does innovation context matter?
Schleimer, S., & Faems, D. (2016), Journal of Product Innovation Management


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
The influence of internal social capital on serial creators' success in crowdfunding.
Skirnevskiy, V., Bendig, D., & Brettel, M. (2017), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Entrepreneurs' perceived exit performance conceptualization and scale development.
Strese, S., Gebhard, P., Feierabend, D., & Brettel, M. (2018), Journal of Business Venturing


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
Learning activities, exploration, and the performance of strategic initiatives.
Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. (2016), Journal of Management

Finance and Accounting Group
Industry IPOs, growth opportunities, and private target acquisitions.
Aktas, N., Cousin, J., Ozdakak, A., & Zhang, J. (2016), Journal of Corporate Finance


Finance and Accounting Group
CEO narcissism and the takeover process from private initiation to deal completion.
Aktas, N., De Bodt, E., Bollaert, H., & Roll, R. (2016), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis


Finance and Accounting Group
She is mine determinants and value effects of early announcements in takeovers.
Aktas, N., Xu, G., & Yurtoglu, B. (2018), Journal of Corporate Finance


Finance and Accounting Group
Do dividend taxes affect corporate investment?
Alstadsæter, A., Jacob, M., & Michaely, R. (2017), Journal of Public Economics.


Finance and Accounting Group
Open market share repurchases in Germany: a conditional event study approach
Andres, C., Betzer, A., Doumet, M., & Theissen, E. (accepted), Abacus


Finance and Accounting Group
Do what you did four quarters ago: trends and implications of quarterly dividends.
Andres, C., & Hofbaur, U. (2017), Journal of Corporate Finance


Finance and Accounting Group
To shift or not to shift? intertemporal income shifting as a response to the risk capital allowance introduction in Belgium.
Andries, K., Cools, M., & Van Uytbergen, S. (2017), European Accounting Review


Finance and Accounting Group
The effect of corporate taxation on bank transparency: evidence from loan loss provisions.
Andries, K., Gallemore, J., & Jacob, M. (2017), Journal of Accounting and Economics


Finance and Accounting Group
Seasonal stochastic volatility implications for the pricing of commodity options.
Arismendi, J., Back, J., Prokopczuk, M., Paschke, R., & Rudolf, M. (2016), Journal of Banking & Finance


Finance and Accounting Group
Tax loss carrybacks investment stimulus versus misallocation.
Bethmann, I., Jacob, M., & Müller, M. (2018), Accounting Review


Finance and Accounting Group
Lexicographic preferences for predictive modeling of human decision making: a new machine learning method with an application in accounting.
Bräuning, M., Hüllermeier, E., Keller, T., & Glaum, M. (2017), European Journal of Operational Research


Finance and Accounting Group
How does financial reporting regulation affect firms' banking?
Breuer, M., Hombach, K., & Müller, M. (2018), Review of Financial Studies


Finance and Accounting Group
Goodwill impairment: the effects of public enforcement and monitoring by institutional investors.
Glaum, M., Landsman, W., & Wyrwa, S. (accepted), Accounting Review


Finance and Accounting Group
The effectiveness of public enforcement: evidence from the resolution of tunneling in China.
Haß, L., Johan, S., & Müller, M. (2016), Journal of Business Ethics


Finance and Accounting Group
Tax regimes and capital gains realizations.
Jacob, M. (2018), European Accounting Review


Finance and Accounting Group
Taxation and dividend policy: the muting effect of agency issues and shareholder conflicts.
Jacob, M., & Michaely, R. (2017), Review of Financial Studies


Finance and Accounting Group
Consumption taxes and corporate investment
Jacob, M., Michaely, R., & Müller, M. (accepted), Review of Financial Studies


Finance and Accounting Group
Corporate finance and governance implications of removing government support programs.
Jacob, M., Johan, S., Schweizer, D., & Zhan, F. (2016), Journal of Banking & Finance


Finance and Accounting Group
Founding family effects on business group growth: longitudinal evidence from Turkey (1925-2012)
Karaevli, A., & Yurtoglu, B. (accepted), Long Range Planning


Finance and Accounting Group
Wealth effects of rare earth prices and China's rare earth elements policy.
Müller, M., Schweizer, D., & Seiler, V. (2016), Journal of Business Ethics


Finance and Accounting Group
Not all clawbacks are the same: consequences of strong versus weak clawback provisions
Yurtoglu, B., Erkens, M., & Gan, Y. (accepted), Journal of Accounting and Economics

Management Group
Budgeting in times of economic crisis.
Becker, S., Mahlendorf, M., Schäffer, U., & Thaten, M. (2016), Contemporary Accounting Research


Management Group
Theorizing and testing bidirectional effects: the relationship between strategy formation and involvement of controllers.
Erhart, R., Mahlendorf, M., Reimer, M., & Schäffer, U. (2017), Accounting, Organizations and Society


Management Group
Exploring the persuasiveness of accounting numbers in the framing of ‘performance’: a micro-level analysis of performance review meetings.
Goretzki, L., Mack, S., Messner, M., & Weber, J. (2018), European Accounting Review


Management Group
Innovating beyond the horizon: CEO career horizon, top management composition, and R&D intensity.
Heyden, M., Reimer, M., & Van Doorn, S. (2017), Human Resource Management


Management Group
A contemporary justice perspective on dual ladders for R&D professionals.
Hoffmann, P., Högl, M., Müthel, M., & Weiss, M. (2016), Journal of Product Innovation Management


Management Group
The social practice of co-evolving strategy and structure to realize mandated radical change.
Jarzabkowski, P., Lê, J., & Balogun, J. (accepted), Academy of Management Journal


Management Group
We have to do this and that? You must be joking: constructing and responding to paradox through humor.
Jarzabkowski, P., & Lê, J. (2017), Organization Studies


Management Group
Fairness perceptions of annual bonus payments: the effects of subjective performance measures and the achievement of bonus targets.
Voußem, L., Kramer, S., & Schäffer, U. (2016), Management Accounting Research


Management Group
Announcement David Solomons Prize sponsored by CIMA.
Voußem, L., Kramer, S., & Schäffer, U. (2017), Management Accounting Research


Management Group
Team personal-life inclusion in socially- vs. task-oriented countries: a cross-cultural study of Chinese vs. German teams.
Weiss, M., Salm, L., Müthel, M., & Hoegl, M. (2018), Journal of International Business Studies

Marketing and Sales Group
Breathing down your neck! the impact of queues on customers using a retail service.
Dahm, M., Wentzel, D., Herzog, W., & Wiecek, A. (2018), Journal of Retailing


Marketing and Sales Group
The impact of content sentiment and emotionality on content virality.
Heimbach, I., & Hinz, O. (2016), International Journal of Research in Marketing


Marketing and Sales Group
The impact of sharing mechanism design on content sharing in online social networks.
Heimbach, I., & Hinz, O. (2018), Information Systems Research


Marketing and Sales Group
Two new features in discrete choice experiments to improve willingness-to-pay estimation that result in SDR and SADR: separated (adaptive) dual response.
Schlereth, C., & Skiera, B. (2017), Management Science


Marketing and Sales Group
Why do consumers prefer static instead of dynamic pricing plans? an empirical study for a better understanding of the low preferences for time-variant pricing plans.
Schlereth, C., Skiera, B., & Schulz, F. (2018), European Journal of Operational Research

Supply Chain Management Group
Towards a supply chain practice view.
Carter, C., Kosmol, T., & Kaufmann, L. (2017), Journal of Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management Group
OM forum - Benchmarking global production sourcing decisions: where and why firms offshore and reshore.
Cohen, M., Cui, S., Ernst, R., Huchzermeier, A., Kouvelis, P., Lee, H., ... Tsay, A. (2018), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Optimizing the return window for online fashion retailers with closed-loop refurbishment.
Difrancesco, R., Huchzermeier, A., & Schröder, D. (2018), Omega


Supply Chain Management Group
An exploration of factors influencing the choice of commodity price risk mitigation strategies.
Gaudenzi, B., Zsidisin, G., Hartley, J., & Kaufmann, L. (2018), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management


Supply Chain Management Group
It's all about timing: age-dependent consequences of founder exits and new member additions.
Günther, C., Oertel, S., & Walgenbach, P. (2016), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice


Supply Chain Management Group
Capacity market design options: a dynamic capacity investement model and a GB case study.
Hach, D., Chyong, C., & Spinler, S. (2016), European Journal of Operational Research


Supply Chain Management Group
Capacity expansion under regulatory uncertainty: a real options-based study in international container shipping.
Haehl, C., & Spinler, S. (2018), Transportation research / Part E: Logistics and transportation review


Supply Chain Management Group
Correct accounting for duty drawbacks with outward and inward processing in global production networks.
Häntsch, M., & Huchzermeier, A. (2016), Omega


Supply Chain Management Group
Affective diversity and emotional intelligence in cross-functional sourcing teams.
Kaufmann, L., & Wagner, C. (2017), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Toward relationship resilience: managing buyer-induced breaches of psychological contracts during joint buyer-supplier projects.
Kaufmann, L., Esslinger, J., & Carter, C. (2018), Journal of Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Bluffs, lies, and consequences: a reconceptualization of bluffing in buyer-supplier negotiations.
Kaufmann, L., Rottenburger, J., Carter, C., & Schlereth, C. (2018), Journal of Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Individual modes and patterns of rational and intuitive decision-making by purchasing managers.
Kaufmann, L., Wagner, C., & Carter, C. (2017), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Co-alignment of supplier quality management practices and cognitive maps: a neo-configurational perspective.
Kosmol, T., Reimann, F., & Kaufmann, L. (2018), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Spatial resource allocation for emerging epidemics: a comparison of greedy, myopic, and dynamic policies.
Long, E., Nohdurft, E., & Spinler, S. (2018), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Conducting multilevel studies in purchasing and supply management research.
Meschnig, G., Carter, C., & Kaufmann, L. (accepted), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Investment into container shipping capacity: a real options approach in oligopolistic competition.
Rau, P., & Spinler, S. (2016), Transportation research / Part E: Logistics and transportation review


Supply Chain Management Group
Alliance formation in a cooperative container shipping game: performance of a real options investment approach.
Rau, P., & Spinler, S. (2017), Transportation research / Part E: Logistics and transportation review


Supply Chain Management Group
Power in supply chain management.
Reimann, F., & Ketchen, D. (2017), Journal of Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Responses to supplier-induced disruptions: a fuzzy-set analysis.
Reimann, F., Kosmol, T., & Kaufmann, L. (2017), Journal of Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Unpacking functional experience complementarities in senior leaders’ influences on CSR strategy: a CEO-top management team approach.
Reimer, M., Van Doorn, S., & Heyden, M. (accepted), Journal of Business Ethics


Supply Chain Management Group
The structural impact of renewable portfolio standards and feed-in tariffs on electricity markets.
Ritzenhofen, I., Birge, J., & Spinler, S. (2016), European Journal of Operational Research


Supply Chain Management Group
It's alright, it's just a bluff: why do corporate codes reduce lying, but not bluffing.
Rottenburger, J., Carter, C., & Kaufmann, L. (accepted), Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Solving the flexible job shop scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times.
Shen, L., Dauzère-Pérès, S., & Neufeld, J. (2018), European Journal of Operational Research


Supply Chain Management Group
Revenue characteristics of long-haul low cost carriers (LCCs) and differences to full-service network carriers (FSNCs).
Soyk, C., Ringbeck, J., & Spinler, S. (2018), Transportation research / Part E: Logistics and transportation review


Supply Chain Management Group
Making environmental SCM initiatives work: moving beyond the dyad to gain affective commitment.
Wichmann, B., Carter, C., Kaufmann, L., & Wilson, J. (2016), Journal of Supply Chain Management


Supply Chain Management Group
Enabling urban logistics services at La Poste through multi-echelon location-routing.
Winkenbach, M., Kleindorfer, P., & Spinler, S. (2016), Transportation science : the publication of the Transportation Science Section, Operation Research Society of America


Supply Chain Management Group
Strategic redesign of urban mail and parcel networks at La Poste.
Winkenbach, M., Roset, A., & Spinler, S. (2016), Interfaces


Supply Chain Management Group
Integrated operational and financial hedging with capacity reshoring.
Zhao, L., & Huchzermeier, A. (2017), European Journal of Operational Research


Supply Chain Management Group
Managing supplier financial distress with advance payment discount and purchase order financing
Zhao, L., & Huchzermeier, A. (accepted), Omega

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