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040088 FK Empirical Methods in Strategy Research I (2015W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Admission to the Master's programme

As part of the course grade, your class participation will be assessed every session. You will automatically fail the class if you miss more than 20% of sessions.

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Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 12.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Montag 19.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Mittwoch 28.10. 15:00 - 18:15 PC-Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 04.11. 15:00 - 18:15 PC-Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 16.12. 15:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 14.01. 15:00 - 21:30 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In most professional fields data-driven analyses for business decision-making is required. To develop and implement a business strategy, managers must make sense of massive amounts of information. Yet, evidence-based management requires valid empirical research. This course focuses on enabling students to design, implement, and evaluate empirical research. Basics of study design in view of external and internal validity and fundamentals of data collection are presented.
This is the first part of a two semester course and covers the required tools and stages to collecting empirical data (e.g. research design, measurement, methods of data collection), with a special focus on data relevant to our field (e.g. firm-level data).
As the main topic, we will focus on recent empirical research in strategy and organizational design. Students will participate by reading and presenting articles about interesting empirical research papers. Knowledge gained in this course is applied in a class project where students will actively develop the necessary steps for conducting their own empirical research projects. Thus, students are expected to design and conduct an empirical study on a management-related topic of their own choice.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Class participation (35% of total grade), Written individual Exam (20% of total grade), Project (45%). You have to have at least 50% to pass the course.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Overview and in-depth knowledge of the fundamental data collection methods in management research
Ability to assess quality of empirical research in management
Developing a research design for an empirical study
Practical experience by conducting a study on a management related issue


Student Presentations
In-class exercises



Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28