Category Archives: VHB

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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VHB-ProDok: Advanced Topics in Strategic Management Research (04.-07.09.2017)

Institution: Verband der Hochschullehrer (VHB)

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

Dates: 4. – 7. September 2017

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

Registration: The registration deadline is 15th July 2017.
Please click on the link to open the registration form or send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

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.

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VHB-ProDok: Advanced Topics in Information Systems Theory

Institution: Kühne Logistics University/Verband der Hochschullehrer (VHB)

Lecturer: Prof. Dorothy Leidner (Baylor University) and Dr. Benjamin Müller (University of Groningen)

Dates: 18.-21. July 2017

Place:
Kühne Logistics University
Room GF Lecture 1
Großer Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg

Language of instruction: English

Registration: Online via http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/ or via email: prodok@vhbonline.org.

Course fee: EUR 600,00 (catering included)

Abstract and learning Objectives:
The generation of knowledge can be seen as one of the key contributions of any science. Consequently, many scholars emphasize the centrality of theories for any scientific endeavor – a thought widely reflected in many disciplines from the natural to the social sciences. While a corresponding attention to theoretical work has been at the heart of the Information Systems (IS) discipline for a long time, the focus on theoretical debates and genuine conceptual contributions has been picking up recently. This is reflected by a number of journal sections and conference tracks dedicated to advancing theory and theorizing in IS research just as much as in many authors? experiences during the reviews of their work.

Contents:
The course aims to achieve the following high-level learning objectives Build a foundational understanding of what theory is and what role it plays in research Develop basic theorizing skills and be familiar with extant theorizing strategies Understand strategies to develop and publish own theoretical contributions Overall, the course is designed to help students advance their understanding of theory and theorizing in the BISE / IS discipline and enhance their theorizing skills related to their own research and thesis work.

The course “Advanced Topics in Information Systems Theory” invites participants to join the ongoing discourse on theories and theorizing in the Business and Information Systems Engineering (BISE) and Information Systems (IS) research communities. It is designed to help participants build and extend their understanding of the nature and role of theory in BISE and IS research. Through discussions and analyses of current theoretical developments in the BISE and IS discipline and some of its main reference disciplines, participants will engage with theory and advance their skills of building their own theoretical contributions.

Be advised that the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or normative prescription of how to engage with theory and theorizing in research. It is rather aimed at encouraging and empowering young scholars to carefully pay attention to their theoretical contribution and their engagement with the extant knowledge in the field. This explicitly includes a critical reflection on the current state of theory in the IS and BISE field in order to help advance the current debates on the nature and role of theory and theorizing.

For further information on the course please click here. If you have any further queries on the course, please contact Kathrin Schöps (kathrin.schoeps@vhbonline.org)

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 Asset Pricing and Capital Market Research (16.-19.08.2017)

Content

Part I (Erik Theissen)
I.1 Theory Brush Up
I.2 Risk and Return
I.3 Efficient Markets
I.4 Empirical Tests of Portfolio Theory and Individual Investor Behavior
I.5 Tests of the CAPM
I.6 Testing the APT
I.7 Anomalies or Priced Risk Factors?
I.7 Further Topics

Part II (Joachim Grammig)
II.1 Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) and the Basic Asset Pricing Equation
II.2 The Canonical Consumption-CAPM (C-CAPM): Theory, Estimation, and Empirical Performance
II.3 Recent variations of the C-CAPM: Habit, Long-Run-Risk, Rare Disasters
II.4 Conditioning Information: Scaled Returns and Scaled Factors
II.5 Relationship Between Regression- and GMM-based Tests of Asset Pricing Models (Link to First Part)
II.6 Empirical Tools (the use of  STATA/EVIEWS/MATLAB)  

if time permits
II.7      Econometric Theory (Extremum Estimators)

Date of Event: 16. – 19. August 2017

Location: House of Finance on Campus Westend of Goethe University Frankfurt, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

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

Registration: The deadline for registration is  16 June 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 Information Systems Theory (18.-21.07.2017)

Abstract and Learning Objectives
The generation of knowledge can be seen as one of the key contributions of any science. Consequently, many scholars emphasize the centrality of theories for any scientific endeavor – a thought widely reflected in many disciplines from the natural to the social sciences. While a corresponding attention to theoretical work has been at the heart of the Information Systems (IS) discipline for a long time, the focus on theoretical debates and genuine conceptual contributions has been picking up recently. This is reflected by a number of journal sections and conference tracks dedicated to advancing theory and theorizing in IS research just as much as in many authors’ experiences during the reviews of their work.

The course “Advanced Topics in Information Systems Theory” invites participants to join the ongoing discourse on theories and theorizing in the Business and Information Systems Engineering (BISE) and Information Systems (IS) research communities. It is designed to help participants build and extend their understanding of the nature and role of theory in BISE and IS research. Through discussions and analyses of current theoretical developments in the BISE and IS discipline and some of its main reference disciplines, participants will engage with theory and advance their skills of building their own theoretical contributions.

The course aims to achieve the following high-level learning objectives

  1. Build a foundational understanding of what theory is and what role it plays in research
  2. Develop basic theorizing skills and be familiar with extant theorizing strategies
  3. Understand strategies to develop and publish own theoretical contributions  

Overall, the course is designed to help students advance their understanding of theory and theorizing in the BISE / IS discipline and enhance their theorizing skills related to their own research and thesis work.

Be advised that the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or normative prescription of how to engage with theory and theorizing in research. It is rather aimed at encouraging and empowering young scholars to carefully pay attention to their theoretical contribution and their engagement with the extant knowledge in the field. This explicitly includes a critical reflection on the current state of theory in the IS and BISE field in order to help advance the current debates on the nature and role of theory and theorizing.

Date of Event: 18. – 21. of July 2017  

Location: Hamburg

Lecturer:
Dr. Benjamin Mueller, Department of Innovation Management and Strategy, University of Groningen: http://www.rug.nl/staff/b.mueller/

Prof. Dorothy Leidner, PhD, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University: http://business.baylor.edu/Dorothy_Leidner/  

Registration: 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: Simulation Modeling for Business Research (10.-13.04.2017)

Abstract:
Business research increasingly considers wicked problems and complex dynamic systems. Analytical models of such problems and systems quickly become untraceable and unsolvable. Given increasing computational power, simulation models provide an alternative tool. They can fuel studies tracing the long-term evolution of systems and comparing the outcomes of alternative scenarios. However, successfully applying simulation modeling for business research requires expertise on applicable simulation paradigms, approaches to model validation and the analysis of stochastic results.

Date of Event:
10. – 13. April 2017

Location:
RWTH Aachen
Seminarraum 3020|03.3 – Se3
Kackertstraße 15
52072 Aachen

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Catherine Cleophas (RWTH Aachen, School of Business and Economics)

Registration:

The deadline for registration is 30 March 2017.
Please click on the link to open the registration form: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/doktorandenprogramm/anmeldung/anmeldeformular/ or send an email to doktorandenprogramm@vhbonline.org.

VHB ProDok: “Qualitative Research Methods” (10.-13.10.2017)

Vom 10. bis 13. Oktober 2017 findet an der TU Hamburg ein VHB-ProDok Kurs zum Thema “Qualitative Research Methods” statt. Der Kurs wird von Prof. Dr. Thomas Wrona (Institut für Strategisches & Internationales Management, Technische Universität Hamburg) und Prof. Dr. Jana Costas (Personal, Arbeit & Management, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)) durchgeführt. Die Zahl der Teilnehmer ist auf 20 begrenzt. Die Teilnahmegebühr beträgt 600,- Euro. Anmeldungen werden bis zum 2. Juni 2017 an prodok@vhbonline.org erbeten.

Der Kurs wird vom Doktorandenprogramm des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. angeboten und hat zum Ziel, den Teilnehmern Kenntnisse über den Prozess und die Methoden qualitativer Furschungsdesigns zu vermitteln und die Eignung solcher Designs für konkrete Problemstellungen der Teilnehmer zu diskutieren.

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