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TUHH: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w) am Institut für Strategisches & Internationales Management

An der Technischen Universität Hamburg ist in dem Institut für Strategisches & Internationales Management (Prof. Dr. Thomas Wrona) ab dem 01.04.2019 oder später folgende – auf 4 Jahre befristete – Stelle zu besetzen:

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L, Kenn-Nr.: H-19-02
(mit 2/3 der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit)

Die FHH fördert die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern. In dem Bereich, für den diese Stelle ausgeschrieben wird, sind Frauen unterrepräsentiert im Sinne des § 3 Abs. 1 des Hamburgischen Gleichstellungsgesetzes (HmbGleiG). Wir fordern Frauen daher ausdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. Sie werden bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung vorrangig berücksichtigt. Schwerbehinderte haben Vorrang vor gesetzlich nicht bevorrechtigten Bewerberinnen / Bewerbern gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung.

Aufgabengebiet:
Das Tätigkeitsfeld umfasst die Mitarbeit an Lehrveranstaltungen und Forschungsaktivitäten des Instituts sowie die Wahrnehmung von Aufgaben im Rahmen des Lehrstuhlmanagements. Im Rahmen der Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses wird die gezielte Möglichkeit zur Promotion geboten (Tätigkeiten gem. §§ 27 und 28 Abs. 1 HmbHG).

Voraussetzungen:
Abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium, insbesondere der Fachrichtung(en) Betriebswirtschaftslehre (mit Schwerpunkt Strategisches Management und/oder Internationales Management). Abschluss mit Prädikat.

Zur Mitarbeit in unserem Team stellen wir uns eine Persönlichkeit vor, die neben einer hervorragenden akademischen Qualifikation Verantwortungsbewusstsein und außergewöhnliches Engagement einbringt sowie über sehr gute englische Sprachkenntnisse verfügt. Kenntnisse der empirischen Forschung sind wünschenswert. Wir bieten die Mitarbeit an einem jungen Institut mit exzellenten Forschungsmöglichkeiten, persönlicher
Weiterbildung und einer umfassenden Betreuung Ihrer Dissertation.

Weitere Auskünfte erteilt Ihnen Herr Prof. Wrona (isim@tuhh.de).

Bewerbungen mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf und den üblichen Unterlagen sind bis zum 15.02.2019 unter Angabe der Kenn-Nr. H-19-02 zu richten an:
Technische Universität Hamburg
– Personalreferat PV32/G –
21071 Hamburg
Oder per E-Mail an geschaeftsstellepv32@tu-harburg.hamburg.de

Wir bitten zusätzlich um elektronische Zusendung derselben Bewerbungsunterlagen an: Herrn Prof. Dr. Thomas Wrona (isim@tuhh.de).

Der Technischen Universität Hamburg ist es aufgrund der Vielzahl von Bewerbungen leider nicht möglich, übersandte Bewerbungsunterlagen zurückzusenden. Bitte reichen Sie daher keine Originale ein.

Travel Grants: Herrenhausen Conference on “The New Role of the State for the Emergence and Diffusion of Innovation” (20-22.02.2019)

We would like to draw your attention to travel grants offered by the Volkswagen Foundation for PhD students or early Post Docs (max. four years since PhD) researching on the topics addressed by the Herrenhausen Conference on “The New Role of the State for the Emergence and Diffusion of Innovation”, taking place in Hanover (Germany) on February 20-22, 2019.

The content of this international conference includes the following topics:

  • Session 1: Does innovation (policy) matter for (economic) growth?
  • Session 2: Societal Transitions and Grand Societal Challenges
  • Session 3: Multiple Roles of the State in Coping with Innovations
  • Session 4: Corporatism and Cooperation
  • Session 5: Policy Instruments to Support Innovative Changes
  • Session 6: Innovation Policy as Inclusive Strategy
  • Debate: “The role of the state is solely defined as curing market or system failures” vs. ” Government shall not infringe upon market forces”
  • Interactive Debate: “How must innovation policy be balanced to deal with economic, ecological, societal and developmental issues?”
  • Lightning Talks by 10 selected young scholars
  • Workshop on Friday (22nd of February) with young scholars to summarize results of the conference in a memorandum

Applicants can win one of 30 travel grants to take part in the Herrenhausen Conference. Successful applicants will get the chance to present their research in poster sessions. The posters will be displayed during the entire conference. The best 10 papers and research ideas will be presented to the audience in lightning talks. Furthermore, the best research paper can win a prize of 1,000 Euro.

The grants include travel expenses to and form Hanover, visa fees (if applicable), as well as accommodation in Hanover. Applicants are to apply until January 13, 2019 by sending all required documents as pdf-files to William Arant (arant@uni-bremen.de). Please note that we are not able to accept applications after this deadline.

Your application should contain the following:

  • A short description of your research focus that explains how your approach tackles the topic addressed above (max. 1,000 characters)
  • An abstract of a current research project or paper (max. 2,000 characters). If you want to participate in the Best Paper Competition, please provide a full research paper instead of the abstract.
  • A short C.V. (max. 1,000 characters)
  • A short list of your most recent publications (max. 5)

Participants will be selected by the steering committee. Acceptance will be based on qualification of the applicant as well as originality and potential of the research project. We willl inform the applicants about the results on January 20th, 2019.

More information on the conference and the travel grants can be found under: https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungskalender/herrenh%C3%A4user-konferenzen/the-new-role-of-the-state-for-diffusion-and-emergence-of-innovation

Sincerely,
Dirk Fornahl, Stefan Kuhlmann and Uwe Cantner

University of Bamberg: Research Associate at the Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Research Associate
(50% to 100% of the regular working hours; salary according to 13 TV-L).
Initially, the position is for one year (defining a topic and drafting a research proposal) with the intent to extend for a doctorate degree or habilitation. Rules on fixed-term contracts of the German Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz apply.
The position is also possible as a part-time job.

Job Description:
The position awaits you with a diverse and challenging range of duties. You will work independently as well as in teams on research projects. You are expected to present the results of your research on international conferences and publish them. As part of your teaching responsibilities, you will conceptualise tutorials and supervise seminar as well as thesis papers. The own scientific qualification with the goal of a doctorate degree or habilitation is another task within the scope of this activity and will be actively supported. You will become part of a dedicated team that works collegially and on one’s own responsibility.

Requirements:
– Outstanding degree in business administration, ideally with focus on human resource management; psychology with focus on industrial, organisational, or business psychology; sociology with focus on sociology of work, labour sciences, or business education
– Research interest in the field of careers, international mobility of employees, work flexibility
– Excellent to good knowledge of empirical research methods (quantitative and / or qualitative)
– Ability to work in teams and excellent knowledge of the English language (written and spoken) as well as good knowledge of the German language

General Information:
The Faculty is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from female candidates. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.
The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is committed to provide measures to help reconcile work and family life.

Application:
If you are interested in joining our scientific team within an uncomplicated and friendly work atmosphere, please submit your full application in electronic form to us. Your application should include all relevant supporting documents. Please also state the earliest possible starting date. It should preferably be sent by email, attached as a single pdf file, to maike.andresen@uni-bamberg.de.

For further information, please refer to our website or contact us via email (maike.andresen@uni-bamberg.de or philip.lehmann@uni-bamberg.de).

Contact Details:
Chair of Human Resource Management
and Organisational Behaviour
Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg
Germany
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/bwl-personal/

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Supply Chain and Logistics – HICL 2019

Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL)

hosted by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and invite you to participate on the

26 & 27 September 2019
and an additional Ph.D. seminar on the 25 September 2019

Digitalization trends continuous to shape the industrial world opening up new opportunities across a wide range of sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered a key driver of digital transformation that has the potential to introduce new sources of growth. Besides AI, the recent advances in machine learning and automation have created a whole new business ecosystem. Additionally, customers are demanding more innovative, more diverse and greener products. This creates numerous challenges for all actors in the supply chain; yet, they also present a unique opportunity to create solutions that improve performance and productivity. HICL 2019 focuses on research concepts and ideas that foster the digital transformation in logistics and supply chain with a focus on artificial intelligence. For this year’s theme:

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Supply Chain and Logistics

we invite empirical, theoretical, methodological and practical contributions addressing topics related to one of the following tracks:
– Innovation and Technology Management
– Risk and Security Management
– Sustainability and City Logistics
– Maritime and Port Logistics
– Supply Chain Analytics and Blockchain
– Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

It is our understanding that many of tomorrow’s goals can only be achieved by a constant exchange of ideas within the scientific community. HICL seeks to create an inspiring environment for researchers and professionals to discuss solutions, challenges, and responsibilities companies face in logistics and SCM. We provide a multidisciplinary network and welcome scientific and practical contributions from different disciplines, including Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, and Mathematics. All accepted contributions will be published open access in HICL book series

Submissions will only be accepted through the HICL website: (https://hicl.org/submit/abstract)

How to develop a strategic plan for funding your research (12 February 2019)

Tutech Innovation GmbH will offer a How to develop a strategic plan for funding your research – workshop that will take place on * 12 February 2019 * in Hamburg at the premises of Tutech.

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 resources systematically and mitigate the risk of gaps in funding?
This 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, making individual proposals more compelling. It will also help to avoid the trap of letting funding dictate your research focus which leads to a fragmented track record. The goal of the workshop is to provide guidance on how to approach the development of a strategic funding plan in the individual research setting. Participants will learn how to apply key elements of strategy to develop their research agenda, 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.

More Information

TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH which is organising the workshop was founded in 1992 as the technology transfer institute for the Hamburg University of Technology. We are offering services regarding participation in EU-funded programmes especially for publicly funded universities and SMEs.

ReMaT – Research Management Training for Early-Stage-Researchers (1-2 April 2019)

Tutech Innovation GmbH will offer a ReMaT – research management training – workshop that will take place on * 01 & 02 April 2019 * in Hamburg at the premises of Tutech.

The workshop is designed for early-stage researchers in engineering and natural sciences, particularly PhD candidates from the 2nd year onwards. The idea of European networking is very much embedded in the concept, and we encourage participation from many different countries at the workshop.

ReMaT is an interactive, intensive workshop providing an introduction to research management. It involves two international trainers and is held in English. The modules of the workshop cover exploitation of knowledge and entrepreneurship, acquisition of grants, intellectual property rights and the management of interdisciplinary projects. They are delivered in such a way that it challenges participants to consider different perspectives on how they might use their PhD education in a variety of career paths, and convince others to hire them.

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EURAM 2019 CfP: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer in Start-ups and SMEs (ENT SIG Track T03_12)

European Academy of Management Conference in Lisbon (26 – 28 June 2019) 

Proponents:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF, Spain
Claudio Petti, University of Salento, Italy

Short Description:
The survival and growth of an organization depend mainly on the capabilities of its management and its employees; and its ability to ensure knowledge transfer in, from and to the organization. To understand how these processes are organized, it is vital to focus on how input is transformed into innovation and to include the control structure as all activities related to the process have to be coordinated and structured. In a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

The full Call for Papers 

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in an der Wirtschafts- und Soziallwissenschaftlichen Fakultät – Universität zu Köln, Professur für Medien- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Wellbrock)

Die Universität zu Köln ist mit ca. 50.000 Studierenden eine der größten Universitäten Deutschlands und zählt zu den Exzellenzuniversitäten. Sie beschäftigt über 600 Professorinnen/Professoren und 7.000 Mitarbeiterinnen/Mitarbeiter.

Die Professur für Medien- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Wellbrock) beschäftigt sich in Forschung und Lehre mit Fragen der digitalen Transformation und dem Einfluss von Informationstechnologien insbesondere auf die Medienwirtschaft und den Journalismus. Weitere Informationen zur Professur finden Sie unter www.mediatech.uni-koeln.de

IHRE AUFGABEN:
» Mitarbeit im Drittmittelprojekt „Erfolgsbedingungen und -faktoren für digitalen Entrepreneurial Journalism“,gefördert von der Volkswagen-Stiftung
» Planung und Durchführung von Forschungsvorhaben
» Veröffentlichungen in führenden wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften
» Aktive Teilnahme an sowie Organisation von wissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen (Symposien, Workshops, Konferenzen)
» Unterstützende Aufgaben in Lehre und Verwaltung

IHR PROFIL:
» Abschluss eines den Aufgaben entsprechenden Hochschulstudiums (z.B. BWL, VWL, Kommunikationswissenschaften, Journalistik, Wirtschaftsinformatik) und ggf. einer Promotion
» Kenntnisse im Bereich empirisch-quantitativer Methoden der Sozialwissenschaften
» Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
» Kenntnisse und/oder praktische Erfahrungen im Bereich Medienmanagement, Technologiemanagement, Journalismus oder Medienproduktion

WIR BIETEN IHNEN:
» Gelegenheit zur Promotion oder Habilitation
» Ein vielfältiges und chancengerechtes Arbeitsumfeld
» Unterstützung bei der Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie
» Flexible Arbeitszeitmodelle, teilbare Vollzeitstellen
» Umfangreiches Weiterbildungsangebot
» Angebote im Rahmen des betrieblichen Gesundheits-
managements
» Teilnahme am Großkundenticket der KVB

Die Stelle ist ab 01.12.2018 in Teilzeit mit 75% (29,87 Stunden) zu besetzen. Sie ist auf zwei Jahre befristet. Sofern die entsprechenden tariflichen und persönlichen Voraussetzungen vorliegen, richtet sich die Vergütung nach der Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

Die Universität zu Köln fördert auch in ihren Beschäftigungsverhältnissen Chancengerechtigkeit und Vielfalt. Frauen werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung eingeladen und nach Maßgabe des LGG NRW bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Bewerbungen von Menschen mit Schwerbehinderung und ihnen Gleichgestellte sind herzlich willkommen. Sie werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit beigefügten Nachweisen für die gesuchten Qualifikationen ausschließlich per E-Mail (zusammengefasst in einer pdf-Datei) an christian.wellbrock@uni-koeln.de unter der Kennziffer Wiss1810-05. Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 28.10.2018.

Call for Papers: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer in Start-ups and SMEs (EURAM 2019 Entrepreneurship SIG Track)

Proponents:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF
Claudio Petti, Department of Engineering for Innovation – University of Salento

Short description:
The survival and growth of an organization depend mainly on the capabilities of its management and its employees; and its ability to ensure knowledge transfer in, from and to the organization. To understand how these processes are organized, it is vital to focus on how input is transformed into innovation and to include the control structure as all activities related to the process have to be coordinated and structured. In a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account.

Long description:
Leading views on innovation, from network analysis to innovation systems, often underscore the necessity of firms having access to pioneering technologies and economies creating institutions focused on promoting the transfer of pioneering knowledge (Breznitz, 2007; Owen-Smith & Powell, 2004). However, a recent stream of research focuses on capabilities and knowledge possessed by various employees (from CEOs/managers to non-managerial) in order to create ideas and to implement innovative practices and/or processes with the aim to increase a firm’s innovative capabilities (Teece, 2017; Chowhan, 2016; Lin & Sanders, 2017). In addition, external sources for knowledge and innovation have become the focus in small business management, i.e. the management of open innovation, and are becoming part of national and cross-national innovation networks (Gretzinger et al., 2010).

In order to understand how innovation processes are organized, it is not only important to focus on the “technical” aspects of the transformation process (how input is transformed into innovation output) and the division of labour, but also to include more explicitly the regulatory aspects or the control structure as all activities related to the transformation process have to be coordinated and structured. However, in a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account (Gu, Jiang, & Wang, 2016).

We encourage submissions that can address innovation at multiple levels of analysis (strategic, intermediate and operational) as well as comparative analysis of different patterns of firm and institutional strategies across nations and regions. Manuscripts that draw on a variety of theoretical and disciplinary approach to the study of entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management in entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs are welcomed. Suggested topics can include, but are not restricted to:

How exactly is innovation as a process embedded in organizational structures and work practices, including the role and impact of different groups of employees in this process?
At what stage, with what aim, at what intensity and with what organizational support, are employees involved in innovation at different levels?
How is the innovation and knowledge management process at each of these levels supported by management as well as the leadership role?
How does management support, leadership as well as the innovation process differ with respect to formal, top-down initiated innovations, innovations at the intermediate level and employee-led innovative behaviour?
What organizational mechanisms provide the best conduit for knowledge flow within and between SMEs and in innovation-oriented partnerships

For more information contact:
Simon Fietze

AUTHORS GUIDELINES
http://www.euramonline.org/submissions-guidelines-2019/author-s-guidelines.htm

The 25th Nordic Workshop on Inter-organizational Research

WORKSHOP PURPOSE
The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate discussion among Ph.D. students and scholars within the area of interorganizational research. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for the participants to present and discuss their research papers in a constructive and supportive environment. The workshop welcomes contributions from PhD students, post-doc researchers and faculty members. Empirical and conceptual research papers or work-in-progress papers related to inter-organizational research are welcome.

CALL FOR PAPERS
The workshop generally covers all aspects of inter-organizational issues. Relevant themes could be:

  • New perspectives on inter-organizational research
  • Combining Resources in Interorganizational Settings: An Interactive Perspective
  • Interorganizational relationships from a time-, process-, and dynamic perspective
  • Innovation and digitalization in inter-organizational relationships
  • Managing and strategizing in inter-organizational relationships
  • Policymaking in an inter-organizational perspective
  • Interorganizational relationships from the perspectives of internationalization and regionalization
  • Interorganizational relations in a public-private context
  • Methodological issues of inter-organizational research

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
February 1st 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts of max 300 words (submit via the link on the workshop website www.fek.uu.se/research/nordic-2019)
March 3rd 2019: Deadline for registration
April 5th 2019: Deadline for submission of full paper

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The workshop will be held at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. The workshop starts at 15.00 on Wednesday the 24th of April and ends on Friday 26th no later than 15.00.

REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEES
The workshop fee is 2000 SEK and includes lunches, coffee/tea, dinners, and materials.
There are several hotels available in Uppsala, recommendations will follow.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Susanne Åberg, Chair (Uppsala University)
Tina B. Aune (NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Mads Bruun Ingstrup (University of Southern Denmark)
Annika Tidström (University of Vaasa)

INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS
Website: www.fek.uu.se/research/nordic-2019
E-mail: Nordic2019@fek.uu.se