Category Archives: VHB

VHB pro dok: Advanced Topics in Asset Pricing and Capital Market Research (14.-17.08.2018)

Abstract:

Starting from a solid theoretical foundation, this course provides students with an understanding of important empirical methods and their application in asset pricing. It covers both the classical approaches based on Fama and MacBeth (1973) and Black, Jensen and Scholes (1972) – which are still widely used in current research – and GMM-based estimation methods.

The course intends to enable students to plan and carry out empirical research in asset pricing on their own and prepares for an empirical PhD thesis in this area of finance.

Date of Event: 14 – 17 August 2018

Ort:

MLP Campus
Alte Heerstraße 40
69168 Wiesloch

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen)
Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen (Universität Mannheim)

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration Deadline: 15. Juli 2018

Hotel list

Hotel Ifen ( ca. 750 m)
Schwetzingerstraße 131
69168 Wiesloch
E-Mail: info(at)hotel-ifen(dot)de
Telefon: 06222-5809-0

Hotel Palatin Kongresshotel und Kulturzentrum GmbH (ca. 2 km to location. in the center of Wiesloch)
Ringstraße 17-19
69168 Wiesloch
E-Mail: info(at)palatin(dot)de
Telefon: 06222-582-01

VHB pro dok: Advanced Topics in Strategic Management Research (11.-14-06.2018)

Abstract

This course is a doctoral level seminar on the major theoretical approaches in the field of strategic management. The main objective of the course is to familiarize doctoral students with the basic assumptions, concepts and theories underlying the field. In essence, we want to help doctoral students to become independent scholars who are knowledgeable on the major theories in the field of strategy. We typically start with reading the seminal work on the topic, followed by examining several recent empirical applications of the theory. The course is comprehensive, encompassing the following domains: Overview of the field of Strategic Management, Industrial Organization Approaches to Strategy, Resource-based View Approaches to Strategy, Transaction Cost Economics and Vertical Integration, Real Options and Sequential Decision Making, Principal-Agent Theory and Corporate Governance, Top Executives and the Upper-Echelons Perspective, the Governance Performance Relationship.

Date of Event: 11. – 14. Juni 2018

Location:

FU Berlin
FB Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Fabeckstraße 23-25
Holzlaube 1. OG, Raum 1.2001

Lecturer:

Prof. Michael J. Leiblein, PhD (Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Mellewigt (FU Berlin)

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration Deadline: 13. Mai 2018

VHB pro dok: Advanced Topics in Experimental Accounting Research (12.-15.06.2018)

Abstract

The purpose of this course is to provide advanced insights into experimental research in management and financial accounting topics. Therefore, this course covers recent experimental studies from financial and managerial accounting areas that apply behavioral decision theory, psychology, and economics to address a variety of accounting research questions. This includes published research, as well as working papers, mainly from leading accounting researchers in the field.

The goals of this course are

  • to deepen students’ understanding of experimental research, particularly in the field of accounting,
  • to help students develop the skills necessary to critically evaluate such research,
  • to help students develop rigorous experimental designs for conducting their own research,
  • to challenge the limits of the experimental research method for accounting research questions.

Date of Event: 12. – 15. Juni 2018

Location:

KPMG AG
Ganghoferstr. 29
80339 München

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Markus C. Arnold, Universität Bern
http://www.iuc.unibe.ch/content/team/markus_c_arnold/index_ger.html

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration Deadline: 13. Mai 2018

VHB pro dok: Design Science (05.-08.06.2018)

This class focuses on planning and conducting design science research on Ph.D. level. It is intended to provide state-of-the art methodological competences for all Ph.D. students in business whose research is not solely descriptive/explanatory, but also comprises components where artefacts are purposefully designed and evaluated.

While Design Science Research is very common in Information Systems research, purposeful artefact design and evaluation are found in many other business research fields like, e.g., General Management, Operations Management/Management Science, Accounting/Controlling, Business Education, or Marketing. While Design Science is often conducted implicitly, the methodological discourse in the Information Systems has led to a high level of reflection and to the availability of a large number of reference publications and cases, so that examples and cases will often originate from this domain. It should however be noted that Design Science as a paradigm is applicable and is used in nearly all business research fields. As a consequence, this class is not only part of the Information Systems ProDok curriculum, but intentionally being positioned as cross-domain class.

The goal of the class is to provide Ph.D. students with insights and capabilities that enable them to plan and conduct independent Design Science research. To achieve this goal, students will engage in a number of activities in preparation and during this three-day course, including preparatory readings, lectures, presentations, project work, and in-class discussions. The course format offers an interactive learning experience and the unique opportunity to obtain individualized feedback from leading IS researchers as well as develop preliminary research designs for their own Ph.D. projects.

Date of Event: 5 – 8 June 2018

Location: Universität St. Gallen

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke (Universität Liechtenstein)
Prof. Dr. Robert Winter (Universität St. Gallen)

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok@vhbonline.org.

Registration Deadline: 6 May 2018

VHB pro dok: Applied Regression Analysis (15.-18.05.2018)

Abstract:

This course will provide participants who have basic skills in statistics and econometrics with an introduction to current core methods used in the analysis of observational, experimental and quasi-experimental data. The methods covered are widely used in economics and increasingly also required for good publications in top management journals.

The aim is to cover theory and selected applications, but more importantly to introduce participants to the use of statistical software that will allow them to apply the methods discussed in the course to data.

Date of Event:

15. bis 18. Mai 2018

Location:

ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin

Lecturer:

Prof. Georg von Graevenitz, Ph.D., Faculty, Queen Mary University of London,
http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/staff/vongraevenitzg.html

Prof. Dr. Stefan Wagner, Faculty, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, http://www.esmt.org/eng/faculty-research/stefan-wagner/

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration Deadline: 15. April 2018

VHB pro dok: Advanced Topics in Tax Research (19.-22.03.2018)

Abstract:

The objective of this course is to enhance your ability to critically evaluate and conduct empirical tax accounting research. This course is also intended t o expand your understanding of the interactions between income taxes, financial reporting, and external stakeholders, such as investors, analysts, and external auditors. In addition to introducing you to tax research that overlaps with research in financial accounting, managerial accounting, corporate finance, and economics, this course should also help you develop:

  1. An appreciation for the role of theory in applied work.
  2. An understanding of research designs commonly used in accounting and finance research.
  3. The necessary skills to design and conduct empirical research.
  4. Skills to identify a marketable project.

Date of event:

19. – 22. März 2018

Location:

Universität Münster
Universitätsstr. 14-16
48143 Münster

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Alex Edwards (University of Toronto)

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration Deadline: 18. Februar 2018

VHB pro dok: Meta Analysis (20.-23.03.2018)

In all fields within Management, numerous effects have been studied multiple times, and summarizing the existing empirical findings may result in an important scientific contribution. For example, one could determine the overall effect of a particular marketing instrument (price, advertising, etc) on sales and whether the effect depends on market characteristics, study design, or other moderators. Meta-analysis encompasses a broad set of methods to conduct a systematic, quantitative review of the literature in order to derive empirical generalizations. As such, conducting a meta-analysis is an excellent project for a PhD student or other (junior) researcher having to review the literature on a particular topic.

This workshop will deal with methods for conducting a meta-analysis. The purpose is to train the participants to conduct and publish a high-quality scientific meta-analysis within the broad field of management research. The seminar will deal with the entire meta-analysis research process, from problem formulation, literature search, coding of the effects, analysis, to reporting and publishing the findings.

The emphasis is on knowledge and skills needed to conduct a meta-analysis, not only on the statistical details. All steps of the meta-analysis process (including the statistical analyses) will be demonstrated and practiced in assignments during the workshop. In addition, all topics will be illustrated by means of actual meta-analysis examples. Participants will be informed about relevant literature (textbooks and journal articles) and software supporting meta-analysis projects. In particular, most analyses will be demonstrated using R.

Date of event:

20. – 23. März 2018

Location:

University of Hamburg
Moorweidenstraße 18
Raum 0005.1
20148 Hamburg

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Tammo Bijmolt (University of Groningen)

Registration:

To get an overview of the amount of the participation fee and to register for the course, please use this link: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/

You can also send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Registration Deadline: 18. Februar 2018

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VHB-ProDok: Philosophy of Science (07.-10.11.2017)

Vom 7. bis 10. November 2017 findet unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Rolf Brühl (Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensethik und Controlling, ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin) und Prof. Dr. Thomas Wrona (Institut für Strategisches & Internationales Management, Technische Universität Hamburg) ein VHB-ProDok Kurs zum Thema “Philosophy of Science – Foundations and Implications for Research Designs and Research Methods” statt. Ziel des Kurses ist es, die Teilnehmer mit den wesentlichen wissenschaftstheoretischen Strömungen und ihren für die Wissenschaft wesentlichen ontologischen und epistemologischen Positionen vertraut zu machen.

Anmeldungen erfolgen über: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/anmeldeformular/
oder Sie senden eine Email an prodok@vhbonline.org

Die Anmeldefrist endet am 31.07.2017. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

VHB-ProDok: Design Science (22.-25.08.2017)

Abstract and Learning Objectives
This class focuses on planning and conducting design science research on Ph.D. level. It is intended to provide state-of-the art methodological competences for all Ph.D. students in business whose research is not solely descriptive/explanatory, but also comprises components where artefacts are purposefully designed and evaluated.

While Design Science Research is very common in Information Systems research, purposeful artefact design and evaluation are found in many other business research fields like, e.g., General Management, Operations Management/Management Science, Accounting/Controlling, Business Education, or Marketing. While Design Science is often conducted implicitly, the methodological discourse in the Information Systems has led to a high level of reflection and to the availability of a large number of reference publications and cases, so that examples and cases will often originate from this domain. It should however be noted that Design Science as a paradigm is applicable and is used in nearly all business research fields. As a consequence, this class is not only part of the Information Systems ProDok curriculum, but intentionally being positioned as cross-domain class.

The goal of the class is to provide Ph.D. students with insights and capabilities that enable them to plan and conduct independent Design Science research. To achieve this goal, students will engage in a number of activities in preparation and during this three-day course, including preparatory readings, lectures, presentations, project work, and in-class discussions. The course format offers an interactive learning experience and the unique opportunity to obtain individualized feedback from leading IS researchers as well as develop preliminary research designs for their own Ph.D. projects.

Date of Event: 22. – 25. August 2017 

Location: Universität St. Gallen 

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke (Universität Liechtenstein)
Prof. Dr. Robert Winter (Universität St. Gallen)  

Registration: The deadline for registration is 25 July 2017. Please click on the link to open the registration form: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/anmeldeformular/ or send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

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VHB-ProDok: Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance Research (09.-12.09.2017)

Institution: Verband der Hochschullehrer (VHB)

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid (Universität St. Gallen)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider (Tilburg University)

Dates: 9. – 12. September 2017

Place:
Evangelischer Diakonieverein Berlin-Zehlendorf e. V.
Glockenstraße 8
14163 Berlin
http://www.diakonieverein.de/gast/tagen-und-feiern/

Registration: The registration deadline is 22nd July 2017.
Please click on the link to open the registration form or send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Abstract:
The course is intended as an introduction to research in empirical corporate finance and covers both corporate finance topics as well as methods with a strong emphasis on endogeneity and identification. The general objective of the course is to present some of the most influential work in corporate finance. We will put a particular emphasis on current research, which uses state-of–the–art empirical methods. This course will provide students with a toolbox and working knowledge of cross-sectional and panel data empirical methods for use in corporate finance research. The course also aims to encourage students to explore interesting research questions in corporate finance. Finally, students will learn how to think about empirical research (questions) critically.

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