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390008 DK PhD-M: Theory of Networks (2018S)

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 09.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Donnerstag 12.04. 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 13.04. 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 19.04. 08:00 - 14:45 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 21.06. 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course provides a discussion of the theoretical foundation of networks (strategic alliances, joint ventures, franchising, licensing, consortia, clusters, cooperative networks). It emphasizes the relationships between different theories and networks. The sessions provide an overview of a number of the major theoretical and methodological approaches adopted in network research as it evolved into a specific research field. The course incorporates sessions on essential aspects of network research including transaction cost economics, property rights theory, information economics, resource- and knowledge based theory, real options reasoning, stakeholder theory and the relational view of networks. In particular, the course highlights current research challenges and methodological issues facing the research in economics and management of networks and encourages a discussion among the participants to determine what constitutes an appropriate future research strategy, especially applied to your PhD-project.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

1.) Active Class Participation (10)
2.) Preparation of Review Reports of Recent Working Papers (30)
Here are some rules for the structure of the review:
1. Summarize the reading's argument
2. Do an'internal' critique: Accepting the author's starting assumption, identify the strengths and weaknesses of this study (including applied methods).
3. Do an 'external' critique: Examine critically the author's assumptions, and identify how they might question the author's argument. Criticize and compare the author's approach with others.
4. Discuss the contribution of the paper to the relevant literature

3.) Presentation of a research project in progress (60)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course aims to:
1. Confront students with the theoretical approaches applied to networks;
2. Share insights on contributions made to the field and discuss relevance to students own PhD research project
3. Complete an empirical research project


The course is organized in two parts: Lectures and student presentations


Latest publications and working papers on the Theory of Networks (Transaction cost theory, agency theory, signaling theory, screening theory, resource-based and organizational capabilities theory, real option theory and stakeholder and relational governance perspectives on networks).

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 15.10.2018 15:28