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14. September 2020

Online PhD Seminar at the SME Graduate School by Prof. Dr. Alex Vossen: “Navigating the perils of publishing: How to address and incorporate reviewer feedback?

SME Graduate School
Online Doctoral Research Seminar Series, Summer Semester 2020

Topic: NAVIGATING THE PERILS OF PUBLISHING: HOW TO ADDRESS AND INCORPORATE REVIEWER FEEDBACK?
Description: This afternoon long seminar is intended to provide Ph.D. students an overview on the publication process in top management journals and to illustrate how to address and incorporate reviewer feedback. As an actual example, I will utilize a recently accepted publication in the Financial Times 50 ranked Journal of Business Venturing and illustrate how the paper evolved before submission along feedback from two international conferences and particularly during the publication process along 2 rounds of reviews that took about 13 months. All manuscript versions, reviewer comments, and replies to the reviewers along the several steps will be provided and discussed in detail. The goal of this seminar is to give students a first-hand experience demonstrating incorporating critical feedback that helps them in their own publication process. The seminar will be held online via Zoom.


Lecturer Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Vossen
Date: Thursday 24.09.2020
Time: 1300 – 1500 hrs.
Location: Online (ZOOM)


Registration: Please send a short email to the coordinator of the SME Graduate School (sohaib.hassan@uni-siegen.de) with the following information (name, current status, affiliation/chair and email) until 20.09.2020. All the participants shall be provided with a zoom conference link before the commencement of the seminar.

3. September 2020

Marvin Kraft wins IHK Award for his master thesis

Marvin Kraft, a member of the SME GradSchool, received the 35th IHK award for his remarkable master thesis with the title „Einfluss mittelständischer Unternehmen auf die Steuergesetzgebung in Deutschland – Eine empirische Analyse“. In his thesis, Marvin has empirically examined the influence of medium-sized companies on tax legislation in Germany – a subject area that has been scarcely researched so far. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the prize was handed over to Marvin in a small ceremony by IHK president Felix G. Hensel and IHK managing director Klaus Gräbener.

18. August 2020

Jonas Janisch and Alexander Vossen have been nominated for the HKUST Best Paper Award in Global Strategy at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2020)

The SME Graduate School congratulates Jonas Janisch and Alexander Vossen for their nomination for the “HKUST Best Paper Award in Global Strategy” of the IM Division at this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM). The AOM is the world’s largest scientific conference for management, with regularly more than 6,000 visitors. Find further information about this year’s Best Papers in the Newsletter of the IM Division.

25. June 2020

Marc-André Kaufhold defends his doctoral dissertation

Associate member of the SME Graduate School, Marc-André Kaufhold, has successfully defended his PhD dissertation on the topic of “Information Refinement Technologies for Crisis Informatics: User Expectations and Design Implications for Social Media and Mobile Apps in Crisis”. Congratulations Marc!

3. June 2020

Christine Weigel defends her doctoral dissertation

Member of the SME Graduate School, Christine Weigel, has successfully defended her PhD dissertation on the topic of “Essays on the Role and Impact of Accountants in Mittelstand Firms”

Congratulations Christine!

27. December 2019

4-Day Seminar: “Econometric using STATA” by Prof. Dr. Simon Parker

The SME Management School has successfully concluded a 4-day workshop (December 16-20, 2019) on “Econometric using STATA” by Prof. Dr. Simon C. Parker (Professor of Entrepreneurship) Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

The workshop constituted session on the topics of 1) Introduction, Data Analysis and Simple Regression, 2) Endogeneity and Instrumental Variables; Sample Selection, 3) Panel Data; Experimental Methods and 4) Survival Analysis using STATA.

About the Instructor:

Originally from the UK, Dr. Parker is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour, IZA, in Bonn, Germany. He is a Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing and a Co-Editor at the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals, and is the author of The Economics of Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He was as advisor to the OECD on entrepreneurship and SME public policy in Italy in 2013 and Canada in 2015, and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and workshops. He also regularly leads doctoral training seminars at universities in the US, UK and Europe.

Dr. Parker writes cases on entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in the challenges and strategies associated with Internet-based start-ups, including their use of social media. His recent cases include a crowdfunded venture, Devium’s Dash; a corporate venture, Luminar; intrapreneurship at Alcatel-Lucent; and a new sustainable environmental start-up, Ten Tree International.

11. September 2019

ANNUAL SME WORKSHOP 2019


Dates: 1-2.10.2019

Venue: SME Graduate School, University of Siegen


Guest Professors:


Prof. Dr. Roy Thurik

Prof. Dr. Rui Baptista

Prof. Dr. Mike Wright

Prof. Dr. David Audretsch

14. May 2019

4-Day Course: Applied Regression Analysis Using STATA Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler of University of Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler (https://www.uni-potsdam.de/soziologie-methoden/kohler.html) had offered a 4-day STATA course to the members of the SME Graduate School in April and May, 2019.

4. April 2019

One Day Seminar: “Phenomenally good or fundamentally wrong? A phenomenon-based approach to research project development” by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Vossen

This Wednesday 27.03.2019 one of our advising professors, Alexander Vossen, held a lecture about phenomenon-based research and highlighted the differences between phenomenon-based and theory-based research. He further introduced one of his phenomenon-based research papers and multiple data analysis methods used in the paper. 

We all want to thank Alexander Vossen for his valuable lecture and looking forward for his upcoming research seminar.

5. March 2019

Official Opening of the Graduate School (January 2019) – Uni Siegen eröffnet Graduiertenschule

wirsiegen.de

Uni Siegen eröffnet Graduiertenschule

(wS/red) Siegen 13.02.2019 | An der Universität Siegen ist jetzt die „SME Graduate School“ feierlich eröffnet worden. NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen, die sich mit den Themen „Mittelstand“ und „Unternehmertum“ beschäftigen, werden dort besonders gefördert.

Die Erforschung mittelständischer Unternehmen ist schon seit einigen Jahren ein Schwerpunktthema an der Universität Siegen. Nun wird die Mittelstandsforschung an der Fakultät III (Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht) noch weiter gestärkt: Im Rahmen des ersten Siegener „SME Research Forum“, einer internationalen Fachtagung, hat die Fakultät ihre neue „Graduiertenschule Mittelstand nachhaltiges & verantwortungsvolles Wirtschaften“ (SME Graduate School) eröffnet. Talentierte junge WissenschaftlerInnen werden dort auf ihrem Weg zur Doktorarbeit und während der Dissertation begleitet. Ein Team aus ProfessorInnen der Uni Siegen und internationalen GastwissenschaftlerInnen betreut die Studierenden bei ihren Forschungsaktivitäten. Bei der SME Graduate School handelt es sich um eine Initiative der Fakultät III, gefördert durch das Rektorat der Uni Siegen. An der Universität sind dadurch bereits 16 zusätzliche Doktorandenstellen entstanden.

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2. March 2019

One Day Seminar: “Phenomenally good or fundamentally wrong? A phenomenon-based approach to research project development” by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Vossen

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Vossen (Entrepreneurship in Context Research Group & SME Graduate School) is offering a one day seminar on the following topic 

“Phenomenally good or fundamentally wrong? A phenomenon-based approach to research project development”

On March 27th at 12:00-14:30 in US-F104

Please refer to the attached announcement for more details.

If you want to participate, please register in advance per e-mail with the coordinator of the graduate school (sohaib.hassan@uni-siegen.de).

24. February 2019

Matthias Sehr delivers a guest lecture at the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg

On 17th November,  3rd/4th December and 18th December Matthias Sehr, member of SME GradSchool, was a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach and the University of Applied Sciences Münster. The focus was on practical instruction in macroeconomic contexts. The simulation game “MACRO”, which simulates the essential components of an economy, was conducted. The participants assume the roles of the sectors private households, businesses, state and central bank. The simulation game makes it possible to experience target harmonies and conflicts in the sectors mentioned and to try out economic policy theories. In addition, strategic skills are trained.
The business game “MACRO” was developed by the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft e.V. (http://www.asm-ev.de/index.php) and the Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sport in Baden-Württemberg. Supervisor of the SMEGradSchool Prof. Dr. Nils Goldschmidt is chairman of the board of the Aktionsgemeinschaft.
26. September 2018

Christian Reintjes presents his research at the International Conference on Operations Research

In September 2018, Christian Reintjes, scholar of the SME Graduate School, presented his research results on the topic „Design and Optimization for Additive Manufacturing of Cellular Structures using Linear Optimization“ within the session Operations Research in Engineering. Furthermore his research paper (together with his co-authors Michael Hartisch and Ulf Lorenz) is submitted for the Operations Research Proceedings 2018, selected Papers of the International Conference on Operations Research.

The annual conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR) was co-organized this year with the Belgien Research Society (ORBEL) with support of Université libre de Bruxelles. Practitioners and academics from mathematics, computer science, economics, engineering, and related fields participated at the International Conference on Operations Research at the MCE Conference and Business Centre in Brussels.

The rapid development of Additive Manufacturing (AM) enables a high geometrical freedom for the production of lightweight cellular structures. Through the newly gained possibilities in individualization and complexity in the areas of design and construction, optimization and generation of the initial design becomes even more important. Christian Reintjes presented a mixed-integer linear program (MIP) to generate a three-dimensional construction of cellular structures for a static case of loading. Additionally, based on the optimized structures, an automated construction in a CAD system allowing a numerically simulation of nonlinear material behaviour was presented.

Contact:

Christian Reintjes M.Sc.
Universität Siegen SME Graduate School – Fast-Track PhD
christian.reintjes@uni-siegen.de

 

15. May 2018

Open Positions at the Graduate School

We offer 6-8 Fast-Track positions as student research assistants for students who have finished their Bachelor degree and are in the early stages of their Master studies.

Wir bieten 6 bis 8 Fast-Track wissenschaftliche Hilfskraftstellen (WHB) für Studierende an, die einen Bachelorabschluss besitzen und sich in der initialen Phase ihres Masterstudiums befinden.

 

Fakultät III: 6 bis 8 Fast-Track wissenschaftliche Hilfskraftstellen (WHB) für Studierende, die einen Bachelorabschluss besitzen und sich in der initialen Phase ihres Masterstudiums befinden

Die Universität Siegen ist mit knapp 20.000 Studierenden, ca. 1.300 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern sowie 700 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern in Technik und Verwaltung eine innovative und interdisziplinär ausgerichtete Universität. Sie bietet mit einem breiten Fächerspektrum von den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften über die Wirtschaftswissenschaften bis zu den Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften ein hervorragendes Lehr- und Forschungsumfeld mit zahlreichen inter- und transdisziplinären Forschungsprojekten. Die Universität Siegen bietet vielfältige Möglichkeiten, Beruf und Familie zu vereinbaren. Sie ist deswegen seit 2006 als familiengerechte Hochschule zertifiziert und bietet einen Dual Career Service an.

Die SME Graduate School der Fakultät III Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht, mit dem Schwerpunkt kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU/Mittelstand) und nachhaltiges KMU-Management und Familienunternehmen lädt hervorragende Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten der Disziplinen Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Volkswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht ein, sich für das innovative Fast-Track Master-/Doktorandenprogramm zu bewerben.

Wir bieten 6 bis 8 Fast-Track wissenschaftliche Hilfskraftstellen (WHB) für Studierende an, die einen Bachelorabschluss besitzen und sich in der initialen Phase ihres Masterstudiums befinden.

Erfolgreiche Bewerberinnen und Bewerber des Fast-Track Master-/Doktorandenprogramms werden zunächst als wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte (WHB) eingestellt, um ihre Forschungstätigkeit bereits während des Masterprogramms zu beginnen (maximal 8 Wochenstunden). Sofern sie erfolgreich den Masterabschluss erreicht haben und die Evaluation des Doktorandenkomitees positiv ausgefallen ist, besteht die Option der Übernahme in eine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterstelle (TV-L 13) für die Dauer von 3 Jahren mit der Hälfte der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit.

Das Fast-Track Master-/Doktorandenprogramm ist für begabte und motivierte Studierende bestimmt, die bereits einen Bachelorabschluss besitzen und die Arbeit in einer kollaborativen, teamorientierten Umgebung schätzen. Das Programm ist weiterhin für Studierende konzipiert, welche tiefgründig und aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven das Rückgrat der meisten Volkswirtschaften untersuchen möchten sowie internationale Vergleiche zu kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen, Startups und Familienunternehmen durchführen wollen.

Das Programm besteht aus zwei Phasen: (1) der „Masterphase“, welche zwischen zwei und maximal vier Semestern umfasst und (2) der „Doktorandenphase“, welche i.d.R. drei Jahre umfasst. Kombinierte Master- und Doktorandenkurse wurden konzipiert, um Studierende für erfolgreiche, forschungsorientierte Karrieren vorzubereiten. Das Ergebnis besteht aus einem Masterabschluss sowie einem Doktorgrad. Weitere Details finden Sie unter http://www.wiwi.uni-siegen.de/sme-gradschool/.

Die Universität Siegen strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an. Entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen werden um ihre Bewerbung gebeten. Bewerbungen geeigneter Schwerbehinderter sind erwünscht.

Für Rückfragen steht die Direktorin der SME Graduate School zur Verfügung: Frau Prof. Dr. Petra Moog (petra.moog@uni-siegen.de) oder Dr. Sohaib S. Hassan (sohaib.hassan@uni-siegen.de).

Bitte fügen Sie Ihrer Bewerbung neben den üblichen Unterlagen noch folgende Anlagen bei: (1) ein Motivationsschreiben und (2) mindestens ein Empfehlungsschreiben einer/eines aktuellen oder ehemaligen Professorin/Professors. Darüber hinaus müssen Bewerberinnen und Bewerber Kontakt mit ihrer voraussichtlichen Betreuerin bzw. ihrem voraussichtlichen Betreuer aufnehmen, welche bzw. welcher bereit ist, ihre Bewerbung zu unterstützen. Diese Betreuer können alle Professorinnen und Professoren der Fakultät III sein.

Bitte senden Sie ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen unter Angabe der Ausschreibungskennziffer 2018/III/SME/70 bis zum 30. Mai 2018 postalisch an die Leiterin der SME Graduate School, Frau Universitätsprofessorin Dr. Petra Moog, Unteres Schloß 3, D-57068 Siegen.

Informationen über die Universität Siegen finden Sie auf unserer Homepage http://www.uni-siegen.de.

The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary research-oriented University based in Siegen, Germany. It currently enrolls about 20.000 students and has a staff of 700 employees and 1,300 scientists. Offering a broad variety of departments, ranging from liberal arts to social and economic sciences as well as natural sciences and engineering, the University of Siegen provides an excellent research and teaching environment with a wide range of inter- and trans-disciplinary activities. In addition, Siegen University offers numerous opportunities to reconcile work and family life balance. In this sense, we provide a “Dual Career Service” and have been officially certified as “family-friendly university” since 2006.

The SME Graduate School of the School of Economic Disciplines (Faculty III) at the University of Siegen, with its focus on sustainable SME Management, Family Business and German Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (“Mittelstand”), invites outstanding candidates from the disciplines of business administration, economics, business information systems and business law to apply for its innovative Fast-Track Master-/Ph.D. program.

We offer 6-8 Fast-Track positions as student research assistants for students who have finished their Bachelor degree and are in the early stages of their Master studies.

Successful applicants for the Fast-Track Master-/Ph.D. program will have a Bachelor’s degree and will initially be employed as student research assistants to start with their research already during their master program (max. 8 hours per week); if they have successfully passed the Master’s Degree and the evaluation by the Ph.D. committee the candidates have the option to assume Ph.D. positions as research assistants (TV-L 13, fixed-term employment for 3 more years, 50 percent).

The Fast-Track Master-/Ph.D. Program is intended for gifted and motivated students already in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, and who appreciate working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The program is designed for students who wish to investigate, in-depth and from different perspectives, the backbone of most economies, and to draw international comparisons of small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and family businesses.

The program consists of two stages: 1) the “Master’s stage”, which takes between two and four semesters at the most; and 2) the “Ph.D. stage”, which is usually three years. The combined Master and Doctoral courses are designed to prepare students for successful, research-oriented careers in the field of SME Management. The outcome is a Master degree as well as a Ph.D. For more details visit http://www.wiwi.uni-siegen.de/sme-gradschool/.

The University of Siegen is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of women involved in research and teaching. We encourage qualified women to apply.

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the director of the SME Graduate School: Prof. Dr. Petra Moog (petra.moog@uni-siegen.de) or the Coordinator of the Graduate School Dr. Sohaib S. Hassan (sohaib.hassan@uni-siegen.de).

The application must contain (1) a detailed CV, (2) a motivation letter, (3) copies of Bachelor diploma/degree/certificates, (4) at least one recommendation letter from a current or former professor. Moreover applicants are required to establish an initial contact with their prospective Ph.D. supervisor from the faculty of the SME Graduate School who are willing to support their admission application.

Please send your application documents in writing with the code number 2018/III/SME/70 to the Director of SME Management School at the following address until 30. Mai 2018: Universitätsprofessorin Dr. Petra Moog, Unteres Schloß 3, D – 57068 Siegen.

Information on the University of Siegen is available online at http://www.uni-siegen.de.

Disclaimer: This announcement is not legally binding.

6. February 2018

New Publication by our Fellow Christine Weigel

In January 2018, an article by SME Graduate School fellow Christine Weigel (together with her co-authors Martin R. W. Hiebl and Arnd Wiedemann) was published in the Controlling & Management Review (CMR). The article, “Vom Risk Management zur Risk Governance”, outlines the new concept of Risk Governance and shows the potential roles that financial managers could play in the implementation of this concept.

27. December 2017

Jonas Janisch presented his research at the 12th Research Colloquium on “Innovation & Value Creation”

On the 2nd of December 2017, Jonas Janisch presented his research on “business model innovation in entrepreneurial ventures” at the 12th Research Colloquium on “Innovation & Value Creation in Hamburg. The Research Colloquium on “Innovation & Value Creation“ is a yearly conference in where researchers present their ongoing projects related to the research field of Innovation, e.g., Sustainability and Innovation, Innovation and Value Creation, Service Innovation or Open Innovation. The conference took place between 30.11.2017 and 02.12.2017 at the TUHH in Hamburg, Germany. Researchers from 16 different universities attended the colloquium. Keynote speakers were Senator Dr. Carsten Brosda (Behörde für Kultur und Medien, Hamburg) and Prof. Linus Dahlander (ESMT, Berlin).
Contact: 
Jonas, Janisch M.Sc.
Universität Siegen SME Graduate School – Fast-Track PhD
13. December 2017

SME Graduate School November (2017) Colloquium

On November 28th, the SME graduate school members met to discuss the latest research of SME graduate school fellow Christian Reintjes. Christian presented his latest paper on “Lattice Structure Design with Linear Optimization for Additive Manufacturing as an Initial Design in the Field of Generative Design” which he developed together with Michael Hartisch and Prof. Dr. Ulf Lorenz. The paper is already accepted for publication by the International Conference on Operation Research and will appear in its conference proceedings in 2018.

13. December 2017

Christian Reintjes presents his research at the International Conference on Operations Research and his research paper is accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.

On 7 September, Christian Reintjes, scholar of the SME Graduate School, presented his research results on the topic „Lattice Structure Design with Linear Optimization for Additive Manufacturing as an Initial Design in the Field of Generative Design“ as part of the International Conference on Operations Research in Berlin. Furthermore his research paper (together with his co-authors Michael Hartisch and Ulf Lorenz) was accepted for publication by the Operations Reserach Proceedings 2017, Selected Papers of the International Conference on Operations Research.

 

            

 

More than 800 practitioners and academics from mathematics, computer science, economics, engineering, and related fields participated at the International Conference on Operations Research at the Campus of Freie Universität Berlin.

The conference motto “Decision Analytics for the Digital Economy” takes up the trends that are currently empowering the field more than ever before, opening up new areas of applications in industry and society, and giving rise to exciting scientific challenges.

The research paper „Lattice Structure Design with Linear Optimization for Additive Manufacturing as an Initial Design in the Field of Generative Design“ and the related conference presentation provides a mixed-integer linear program to describe the static load distribution in a two-dimensional space as a first starting point to create construction proposals, with the technical background knowledge that the combination of optimization tools of any kind and additive manufacturing should be able to improve lightweight construction. Over the last decade technical optimization became increasingly important for the modern, energy-efficient and therefore material-saving construction.

The traditional approach uses construction software combined with human knowledge to produce CAD-drawings and to display all technical data. The results can be considered in succeeding analysis, e.g. numerical or nonlinear toplogy optimization. Irrespective of the quality of those methods, the initial drawing still is a product of the human intellectual capacity.

 

Our approach is to use optimization in the first instance to generate the design itself. Therefore, we want to provide optimization tools to compute the design, since it might be possible that the computer-based design outperforms the human-based design.

 

Contact:

Christian Reintjes B.Sc.
Universität Siegen SME Graduate School – Fast-Track PhD
E-Mail: christian.reintjes@student.uni-siegen.de

 

 

6. November 2017

New publication by our fellow Christine Weigel

On October 23rd, an article by SME Graduate School fellow Christine Weigel (together with her co-authors Dai Huu Nguyen and Martin R. W. Hiebl) was accepted for publication by the “Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change” (VHB Rating: B). The article, “Beyond Budget: Review and Research Agenda”, provides an overview of the available research on beyond budgeting. In particular, it compares conceptual papers that mostly stress the benefits of beyond budgeting with empirical evidence on beyond budgeting implementation and offers ideas for future research, especially regarding the scaling of beyond budgeting, organizational changes under beyond budgeting and challenges resulting from the implementation of beyond budgeting. A pre-print version of the article can be found here:

Beyond Budgeting: Review and Research Agenda

6. October 2017

PhD Workshop on “Publishing Strategy and Econometrics with STATA”

The SME Management School has successfully concluded a 3-day workshop (October 2-4, 2017) on “Publishing Strategy and Econometrics with STATA” by Prof. Dr. Simon C. Parker (Professor of Entrepreneurship) Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

The workshop constituted econometrics sessions and introduction to analyses in STATA software (Data Analysis, Simple Regression, Limited Dependent Variable Models, Endogeneity and Sample Selection). Moreoever, one day of the workshop was dedicated to equip the participants with techniques in journal publishing.

About the Instructor:

Originally from the UK, Dr. Parker is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour, IZA, in Bonn, Germany. He is a Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing and a Co-Editor at the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals, and is the author of The Economics of Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He was as advisor to the OECD on entrepreneurship and SME public policy in Italy in 2013 and Canada in 2015, and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and workshops. He also regularly leads doctoral training seminars at universities in the US, UK and Europe.

Dr. Parker writes cases on entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in the challenges and strategies associated with Internet-based start-ups, including their use of social media. His recent cases include a crowdfunded venture, Devium’s Dash; a corporate venture, Luminar; intrapreneurship at Alcatel-Lucent; and a new sustainable environmental start-up, Ten Tree International.

19. September 2017

PhD Workshop on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

The SME Management School has successfully concluded a 3-day workshop (September 13-15, 2017) on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) by Prof. Dr. Peer Fiss of the University of Southern California (USA).

The workshop provided a ground-up introduction to QCA and fuzzy sets to participants of diverse research backgrounds. It consisted of a combination of interactive lectures and hands-on sessions that offered an introduction to working with the fsQCA software package.

About the Instructor:

Peer Fiss is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Before joining USC, he taught at Queen’s University, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Hamburg. Peer is broadly interested in how meaning structures shape organizational actions and in configurational theory and set-theoretic methods such as fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA). Peer’s work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, among others. His recent book with Charles Ragin, entitled Intersectional Inequality: Race, Class, Test Scores, and Poverty (University of Chicago Press) uses a set-analytic approach to examine the different ways in which advantages versus disadvantages combine to affect social inequality.

 

 

13. August 2017

Upcoming Workshops and Seminars

13th-15th September, 2017

PhD Workshop on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Prof. Dr. Charles C. Ragin, University of California, Irvine

Prof. Dr. Peer C. Fiss, University of Southern California

More information: SoCal QCA Workshop Call_Syllabus 2017


2nd-4th October, 2017

PhD Workshop on STATA and Panel Analysis

Simon Parker, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School, Canada

More information: Publishing Strategy and Econometrics with STATA