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EURAM 2020 T03_09 & MREV Special Issue – Call for Papers: Entrepreneurial Management

Track Proponents & Guest Editors:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Spain
Claudio Petti, University of Salento, Italy
Abderrahman Hassi, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

To create growth and increase the effectiveness of new business venturing as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entrepreneurial management practices play a pivotal role in exploiting entrepreneurial knowledge and utilizing it towards opportunity exploitation (Goel & Jones, 2016), innovation (Hisrich & Ramadani, 2017) and talent development (Pinheiro & Stensaker, 2014). In line with this, the track addresses entrepreneurial management practices from interdisciplinary and multi-level angles as an important variable in the interplay between individual, organizational and institutional contexts. We invite empirical and conceptual research that contributes to a better understanding of behaviour and mechanisms constituting the formation and diffusion of entrepreneurial management practices. These managerial practices include a wide range of means (e.g. management structure, decision processes learning, knowledge management, human resource system) that help a firm to remain competitive and contribute to organizational and societal value creation.

According to Gupta et al. (2004), entrepreneurs need to fill entrepreneurial and leadership roles and guide the organization through change by implementing certain bundles of practices to build strong dynamic capabilities to sense and seize innovation opportunities, (introducing new products, processes or practices), to successful venture (entering new businesses) or to renew strategically (improving internal coordination; Teece, 2016). Previous research was mainly concerned with the different life cycles of new ventures and problems related to maturity (Gray & Ariss, 1985) and certain types of entrepreneurial leadership (Kim et al., 2017). Thus, a better understanding of the dynamics of entrepreneurial and managerial behaviour of entrepreneurs is crucial.

The track provides an opportunity to take stock on these developments and to present research that addresses entrepreneurial management practices in combination with related fields (e.g. dynamic capabilities, internationalization). A critical issue is a better understanding of contextual factors. Mostly “Western” theories have been applied and these theories may – to a certain degree – explain individual and organizational behaviour on a global level. However, institutional arrangements need to be considered as a driving force to explain the higher level of entrepreneurial activity in emerging economies compared to advanced markets, and, thus, the variation of entrepreneurial management practices.

European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2020
The European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over a variety of research management themes and traditions.

Deadline for paper submission is 14 January 2020 (2pm Belgium time). Contributors are notified of acceptance on 19 March 2020. Further information about the deadlines and important other dates can be found on the EURAM homepage. Author’s guidelines and information about the submission procedure can also be found on the EURAM homepage.

Special Issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies
management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advances the study of management, organization, and industrial relations. Management Revue publishes articles that contribute to theory from a number of disciplines, including business and public administration, organizational behavior, economics, sociology, and psychology. Reviews of books relevant to management and organization studies are a regular feature.

All contributors to the EURAM track are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers for this special issue must be submitted by September 30th, 2020. All contributions will be subject to double-blind reviews. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due March 31st, 2021. The publication is scheduled for issue 2/2022. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Entrepreneurial Management’ as article section.

Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words (excluding references) and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s homepage.

Hoping to hear from you!
Simon Fietze (
Sylvia Rohlfer (
Claudio Petti (
Abderrahman Hassi (

MREV – Call for Papers: New Work Arrangements – A review of concepts and theories

Guest Editors:
Ralph Kattenbach, International School of Management, Hamburg
Johannes Moskaliuk, International School of Management, Stuttgart
Barbara Kump, WU Wien

Special Issue

Much has occurred since Frithjof Bergmann‘s seminal thoughts on New Work (1994; 2004; 2019): Smartphones, virtual communication and virtual cooperation have entered the business world. Digitalization has brought forth a completely new economy, agile work processes, AI services, a digital start-up culture, cloud work, new employment relationships, leadership styles, co-working tools and an enhanced spatial and temporal flexibility. These changes in work context and job characteristics, summarized as New Work Arrangements call for a revision of work related concepts and theories. However, even in top management research outlets, the pervasive presence of technology in organizational work has been neglected (Orlikowski & Scott, 2017).

With this special issue on “New Work Arrangements”, we would like to provide comprehensive insights into the many ways in which digitalization influences how we organize, manage and learn work. We also aim to present approaches from various disciplines to incorporate characteristics of New Work Arrangements in existing theories, models, and concepts. In an attempt to categorize the various faces of New Work Arrangements and to provide a guideline for contributions to our special issue, we focus on three central aspects that are influenced by digitalization:

New Organization

Digital technologies enable new business models and strategies; however, they also come with numerous behavioural and organizaitonal challenges for firms: For instance, online markets for talent and labor allow firms to out- source complex tasks but may have implications for knowledge management and human resource management. Adoption of digital technologies may require complementary investments in rare skills to bring about the intended productivity improvements in full (Leiponen et al., 2016). Furthermore, through the advent of digital technologies, virtual work has become the new normal: Staff members work from dispersed locations and interact through their smart phones or other mobile devices (Raghuram et al., 2019). This situation poses a number of new, interesting research questions, for example:

  • What effects have agile work processes, ubiquitous working and virtual teams on an individual and organizational level?
  • What influence do digitalization and artificial intelligence solutions have on work and job characteristics as well as work engagement, performance and perceived autonomy?
  • What is the role of organizational culture and team norms in explaining the impact of New Work Arrangements?
  • Which business models are successful from both an economic (e.g. increased profit) and a psychological (e.g. meaningful work) perspective?

New Leadership

New technologies enable arrangements that offer work-life flexibility. However, studies have shown that such arrangements do not necessarily benefit all groups of workers equally and may come with new challenges, such as promotion and pay schemes (Kossek & Lautsch, 2017). Moreover, such new work arrangements may require new forms of leadership (Banks et al., 2019; Sheniger, 2019). In addition, leaders may have to deal with changes in organizational identity, practice, and knowledge that need to be overcome when organizations become more and more digitalized (Kump, 2019). Possible questions for this special issue include:

  • How are leadership and communication in the workplace affected by digitalization?
  • How can we base trends like mindful leadership, holacracy or agile project management on solid research?
  • What are appropriate competencies, tools, styles or mindsets for leaders facing New Work Arrangements?
  • How can we use digital tools and methods to transfer knowledge, support self-reflection, and foster creativity?

New Learning

Digital devices, virtual reality and other innovative technologies offer new learning opportunities for workers at their workplaces (Noe, Clarke & Klein, 2014). At the same time, managers may need dynamic managerial capabilities in order to keep up to date with constant change (Helfat & Martin, 2014). These new situations require new management skills and may benefit from novel educational settings. Accordingly, new work arrangements come with manifold research questions regarding learning, for example:

  • Which influences has digitalization on learning and development in the workplace?
  • How can digital be used media to provide self-organized learning on the job?
  • How can we foster self-responsible learning competencies and a growth-oriented mindset?
  • What effects do concepts like micro-learning, nudging, and gamification have on learning motivation and learning success?

For the special issue, we invite contributions that consider the above mentioned or related topics of New Work Arrangements, both from a theoretical and an empirical point of view. Qualitative and quantitative research contributions are welcome. We also invite survey articles, best practice cases, didactical designs and book reviews.

Full papers for this special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies must be submitted by May 31, 2020. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due November 30, 2020. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2021. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system ‘New Work Arrangements’ as article section:

Special Issue
All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers for this special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies must be submitted by August 30th, 2020. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due February 28th, 2021. The publication is scheduled for issue 1/2022. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at using ‘SI Employee Voice’ as article section.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words (excluding references) and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s website (

Hoping to hear from you!
Ralph Kattenbach (
Johannes Moskaliuk (
Barbara Kump (

2 IP-Day an der Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW) am 13. November 2019

Die neue Ringveranstaltung des Hamburger Patentverbundes in Kooperation mit der Hamburg Innovation GmbH (HI) findet seit diesem Jahr regelmäßig für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler statt.

Zu folgenden Themen haben wir Spezialisten eingeladen, die kurze Impulsvorträge halten:

  • Urheberrecht zum Schutz von Software
  • Patente zum Schutz von technischen Erfindungen
  • Normung und Standardisierung zur Unterstützung des Markteintritts

In der anschließenden Podiumsdiskussion wird anhand praxisrelevanter Beispiele gemeinsam über die Vor- und Nachteile der vorgestellten Möglichkeiten diskutiert. Hier­bei­ soll­ insbesondere ­auf­ den­ Einfluss­ auf­ Koope­rationen, den Zugang, die Nutzung und die Verwertung des geistigen Eigentums eingegangen werden. Die Expertinnen und Experten stehen Ihnen im Anschluß an den Ständen des Marktplatzes für Einzelgespräche zur Verfügung.

Mit dem IP-Day der HAW Hamburg wird zum zweiten Mal im Rahmen der neuen Ringveranstaltung veranstaltet, um vor Ort bei den wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen darüber zu informieren, wann der Schutz von Forschung und Entwicklungen wichtig ist, welche Mittel zur Verfügung stehen und welche Unterstützung in Hamburg für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler angeboten wird. Die Mitglieder des Hamburger Patentverbundes sind UKE, TUHH, UHH, HAW Hamburg, HSU, BNITM und HPI. HI ist eine privatwirtschaftlich organisierte Wissens– und Technologie–Transfereinrichtung der Hamburger öffentlich–rechtlichen Hochschulen.

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Hamburger Interpretationswerkstatt für qualitative Daten startet diesen November: weitere Mitstreiter*innen willkommen

Diesen November startet die „Hamburger Interpretationswerkstatt“. Es wird alle 2-3 Monate ein Treffen zur Analyse qualitativer Daten (Interviewtranskripte, Bilder, Videos etc.) im Hamburger Raum geben. Die Analysemethode richtet sich dabei nach dem jeweiligen Material, der Fragestellung und der Gruppenzusammensetzung.

Dazu hat sich bereits eine kleine Gruppe interessierter Wissenschaftlern (Soziologie, Psychoanalyse, Betriebswirtschaftslehre) zusammengefunden. Weitere Mitstreiter*innen sind willkommen!

Jetzt im November wird es losgehen; die Terminabsprache hat gerade begonnen. Wer Interesse an der Interpretation eigener und fremder Daten in diesem Rahmen hat, kann sich an folgende Ansprechpartner wenden.

Alexander Degel, Telefon: 040 6541-2371, Email:, Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
Dr. Jaromir Junne, Telefon: 040 6541-2373, Email:, Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
Beide Helmut Schmidt Universität Hamburg,

How to develop a strategic plan for funding your research

The workshop will take place in Hamburg on 18th March 2020.

The continuity of research funding often makes or breaks a research career at the postdoctoral stage. As institutional core funding diminishes and external funding becomes more and more competitive, how do you build your re-sources systematically and mitigate the risk of gaps in funding?

The workshop explores the concept of strategy in the research context. Having a clear idea of your research direction facilitates aligning even small projects to larger goals and makes individual proposals more compelling. It also helps to avoid the trap of letting funding dictate your research focus, which may lead to a fragmented track record. The goal of the workshop is to pro-vide guidance on how to approach the development of a strategic funding plan in the individual research setting. Participants will identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to be pursued in the coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build the resources and capabilities necessary to deliver long-term sustainable research. A specific focus is on integrating national and EU funding sources, including both MSCA Fellowships and ERC Starting Grants.

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MREV – Call for Papers: Employee Voice and the Digitalization of Work

Guest Editors:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Spain
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany

Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik (April 20-24, 2020) & Special Issue

Over the past four decades, scholars from employment relations, human resource management, organizational behaviour and labour economics have published a vast body of literature concerning employee voice (Wilkinson & Fay, 2011). Employee voice is thereby understood as the opportunity to participate in organizational decision-making and to have a say to influence the own work and the interests of managers and owners (Barry &Wilkinson, 2016) or – in the case of employee silence – to withhold these views and concerns (Morrison & Milliken, 2003). Employee voice and silence have been linked to organizational performance and the development of competitive advantage (Barry & Wilkinson, 2016) and are a key ingredient for the positive relationship between strategic human resource management and organizational performance (Wood & Wall, 2007) which also implies a link between employee voice and innovation. Employees with the opportunity to communicate individual ideas to management and to participate in decision-making give them the possibility to express ‘creative ideas and new perspectives, increasing the likelihood of innovation’ (Grant, 2013, p. 1703; Zhou & George, 2001).

Recently, scholars are paying more attention to current topics and relate them to employee voice. One stream of research is addressing the advancing technologies and consider the digital revolution and its impact on employee voice. There is no doubt that digital technology is fundamentality changing the way we do business (Mennie, 2015) and in consequence forms, tools and channels ‘voice’. The few studies on employee voice and digitalization are mainly dealing with social media at work and its opportunities for management to get in dialogue with employees. Holland, Cooper, and Hecker (2019), for instance, discuss conceptually issues and opportunities social media provides in the development of employee voice. In a similar vein, Barnes, Balnave, Thornthwaite, and Manning (2019) show how a union’s use of social media might facilitate greater member participation and engagement. However, more empirical evidence and conceptual considerations are needed to better understand and explain digitalization and employee voice (or: ‘e-voice’).

Therefore, the purpose of this seminar and the aim of the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is to focus on digitalization at work and its challenges and opportunities for employee voice and silence in cross-disciplinary discussions. Some context to discuss are listed below:

  • To what extent do technologies impact employee voice and silence?
  • To what extent do employees make use of technology to ‘raise their voice’?
  • What role do trade unions play when it comes to electronic (e.g., social media) employee voice?
  • What is the impact of electronic (e.g., social media) voice on traditional mechanisms of employee voice?
  • What is the effectiveness of electronic (e.g., social media) voice? How does it compare to the outcomes of traditional mechanisms?
  • Why do electronic (e.g., social media) employee voice systems fail?
  • What is the ‘dark side’ of electronic (e.g., social media) employee voice/silence?

Potential contributors to the seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged to submit an abstract of five pages before January 31st, 2020 electronically via the online submission system of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies using ‘IUC Dubrovnik’ as article section:

Special Issue
All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers for this special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies must be submitted by August 30th, 2020. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due February 28th, 2021. The publication is scheduled for issue 1/2022. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at using ‘SI Employee Voice’ as article section.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words (excluding references) and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s website (

Hoping to hear from you!
Simon Fietze
Sylvia Rohlfer
Wenzel Matiaske

Barnes, A., Balnave, N., Thornthwaite, L., & Manning, B. (2019). Social media: Union communication and member voice. In P. Holland, J. Teicher, & J. Donaghey (Eds.), Employee voice at work (pp. 91–111).
Barry, M., & Wilkinson, A. (2016). Pro-social or pro-management? A critique of the conception of employee voice as a pro-social behaviour within organizational behaviour. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(2), 261–284.
Grant, A. M. (2013). Rocking the boat but keeping it steady: The role of emotion regulation in employee voice. Academy of Management Journal, 56(6), 1703–1723.
Holland, P., Cooper, B., & Hecker, R. (2019). Social media at work: A new form of employee voice? In P. Holland, J. Teicher, & J. Donaghey (Eds.), Employee voice at work (pp. 73–89).
Mennie, P. (2015). Social media risk and governance: Managing enterprise risk. London: Kogan Page.
Morrison, E. W., & Milliken, F. J. (2000). Organizational silence: A barrier to change and development in a pluralistic world. Academy of Management Review, 25(4), 706–725.
Wilkinson, A., & Fay, C. (2011). New times for employee voice? Human Resource Management, 50(1), 65–74.
Wood, S. J., & Wall, T. D. (2007). Work enrichment and employee voice in human resource management-performance studies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(7), 1335–1372.
Zhou, J., & George, J. M. (2001). When job dissatisfaction leads to creativity: Encouraging the expression of voice. Academy of Management Journal, 44(4), 682–696.

management revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Vol. 30, No. 2/3 (Corporate Responsibility: In the Dilemma between Fake and Trust)

2nd/3rd Issue 2019
management revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Volume 30

Special Issue ‘Corporate Responsibility: In the Dilemma between Fake and Trust’
Guest Editors: Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, Roland Menges

Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, Roland Menges
Corporate Responsibility: In the Dilemma between Fake and Trust?

Walther Müller-Jentsch
The Dialectics of Trust and Control: About Different Concepts in Human Resource Management and Mandatory Co-determination

Ute Schmiel
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Fake Already According to the Theory of the Firm?

Leona A. Henry, Guido Möllering
Collective Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Trust as an Organizing Principle

Jürgen Beyer, Simon Dabrowski, Florian Lottermoser, Konstanze Senge
Shaping or Shaking Trust in Corporate Responsibility Strategies: The Role of Financialization Practices

Grit Tanner, Eva Bamberg, Carolin Baur, Marlies Schümann
Workplace Health Promotion Inspired by Corporate Social Responsibility – Interactions Within Supply Chains and Networks

Maria Uzhegova, Lasse Torkkeli, Sami Saarenketo
Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs: Implications on Competitive Performance

Thomas Hermann
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Dock. How Persuasive Strategies Support Verbal Accounts in the Event of Loss of Trust

Fabian Grabicki, Roland Menges
Consumer Responsibility and the Transformation Process of the Electricity Market: Insights From Behavioral Decision Research

Call for Papers

Digitalization, Big Data, Social Media and Internet of Things from a Network and Customer Perspective
Submission Deadline: 01 November 2019

Good Work: Eroding and New Standards in a Changing World
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2019

Employee Voice and the Digitalization of Work (Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik, April 20-24, 2020 & Special Issue)
Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

Grant Acquisition – How to Produce a Winning Proposal

Dieser Workshop vermittelt Hintergrundwissen, Kenntnisse und Werkzeuge für das Konzipieren und Schreiben von Projektanträgen für Forschungsförderung. Horizon2020, das Rahmenprogramm der Europäischen Union für Forschung und Innovation dient als Modell, die erworbenen Fähigkeiten sind auf andere Forschungsförderprogramme übertragbar.

Die Seminarsprache ist Englisch.

Monica Schofield arbeitet seit 1999 für Tutech Innovation GmbH wo sie Director International Cooperation ist. Derzeit leitet sie den Geschäftsbereich Kompetenzentwicklung und Beratung. Seit 1995 ist sie in ganz Europa als Beraterin für Forschungs- und Innovationsmanagement aktiv, wobei sie zahlreiche Workshops zum Thema durchgeführt hat.

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REMINDER: 13th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD – 15–20 September 2019: Registration Open Now!

Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany) PROGRAMME PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (16 – 18 September 2019)
  • Data Analysis with Stata Tobias Gramlich, Hesse State Statistical Office
  • Qualitative Interviewing Dr. Sarah Potthoff, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Grounded Theory Dr. Christine Moritz, Feldpartitur GmbH
  • Introduction to Survival Analysis Andrea Schaefer, University of Bremen
  • Writing your Literature Review Prof. Dr. Katharina Stornig, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (16 – 18 September 2019)
  • Data Analysis with R Dr. Marco Lehmann, UKE Hamburg
  • Analysing Panel and Spatial Data Prof. Dr. Timo Friedel Mitze, University of Southern Denmark
  • Questionnaire Design Prof. Dr. Daniel Schnitzlein Leibniz University Hannover & DIW Berlin
  • Case Study Research Dr. Kamil Marcinkiewicz, University of Oldenbourg
  • Introduction to Data Mining and Quantitative Text Analysis with R Pascal Jürgens, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
PARALLEL SESSION 3 (19 September 2019)
  • Philosophies of Sciences Prof. Dr. Jaime Bonache, Carlos III University of Madrid
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Dr. Jonas Buche, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Measuring Preferences using Conjoint Analytic Methods and Advanced Compositional Approaches Prof. Dr. Martin Meissner, University of Southern Denmark
  • Necessary Condition Analysis Prof. Dr. Sven Hauff, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Multi-level Modelling with R Dr. Daniel Lüdecke, UKE Hamburg
  • Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
  • Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research
FEES & CREDIT POINTS 499 Euro (with accommodation and meals) 299 Euro (without accommodation; lunch and dinner are included) It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System). CONTACT & REGISTRATION For any questions don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee ( Please register for the workshop on the workshop website. ORGANIZERS
  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.
  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
  • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.

VHB-ProDok: Philosophy of Science – Foundations and Implications for Research Designs and Research Methods (12.-15.11.2019)

Die wissenschaftstheoretische Analyse ist eine Grundlage für die Beurteilung eigener und fremder Forschungsleistungen. Während jedoch bei der Lektüre eines wissenschaftlichen Aufsatzes oder Monographie die eingesetzten Methoden, wie z.B. ein Fragebogen zur Erhebung von Daten oder eine Regressionsanalyse zur Auswertung von Daten, zu dokumentieren sind, wird die zugrunde liegende wissenschaftstheoretische Position häufig nicht einmal erwähnt. Wer sich jedoch mit Begründungsansprüchen wissenschaftlicher Forschung und ihrer Methoden auseinandersetzen will, kommt um eine Beschäftigung mit eben diesen Positionen nicht herum. Insbesondere bei mixed-method-Studien werden zudem solche Expositionen auch von Gutachtern und Journal-Editoren zunehmend eingefordert.

Ziel des Kurses ist es daher, die Teilnehmer mit den wesentlichen wissenschaftstheoretischen Strömungen und ihren für die Wissenschaft wesentlichen ontologischen und epistemologischen Positionen vertraut zu machen. Der Einstieg ins Thema erfolgt auf der Basis dreier Leitfragen im Rahmen eines „World Cafés“, die den Verlauf des Kurses strukturieren. Die Grundlagen der Wissenschaftstheorie werden von einem Dozenten vorgestellt und dienen einer gemeinsamen Diskussionsbasis für die verschiedenen Positionen. Anschließend werden die verschiedenen Strömungen der Wissenschaftstheorie und ihre wesentlichen Implikationen für die Forschungsmethoden und das Forschungsdesign durch die Teilnehmer präsentiert, wobei jeweils Themenschwerpunkte gebildet werden. Die individuellen Präsentationen dienen dann als Grundlage für die anschließende gemeinsame Diskussion und ggf. thematische Erweiterung durch die Dozenten.

Eine wesentliche Zielsetzung des Kurses ist es, für die verschiedenen Strömungen der Wissenschaftstheorie zu sensibilisieren und grundlegende Kenntnisse über verschiedene wissenschaftstheoretische Begründungsstrategien zu vermitteln, um eine kritische Reflektion über die eigene wissenschaftliche Forschung zu ermöglichen. Obwohl der Schwerpunkt des Kurses auf der Diskussion philosophischer (wissenschaftstheoretischer) Positionen liegt, ist es ein weiteres Anliegen des Kurses, deren Bedeutung für die wissenschaftliche Praxis zu thematisieren und anhand praktischer Beispiele zu analysieren.

Veranstaltungsdatum: 12. bis 15. November 2019


Prof. Dr. Rolf Brühl
ESCP Europe Business School Berlin

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wrona
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg


Um einen Überblick über die Höhe der Teilnahmegebühr zu erhalten und um sich anzumelden, nutzen Sie bitte diesen Link:

Sie können außerdem eine Email prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org senden.

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