International workshop on top management research – panel discussion on 7 June at 9 a.m.
Passau’s management researchers Professor Andreas König and Dr Lorenz Graf-Vlachy have managed to bring a particularly high-quality workshop series on top management research to Germany: on 6 and 7 June, leading academics from the field of top management research will be coming to the University of Passau for the tenth EIASM Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research. Alongside the University of Passau, the workshop is being co-organised by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), a scientific network based in Brussels.
“I am delighted that we have been able to bring this fantastic workshop to Passau”, said Professor Andreas König, holder of the Chair of Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. “Participants will include many of the best researchers from all over the world specialising in this field.” Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy, co-organiser and Lecturer under Professor König’s Chair, added: “This workshop also represents a huge opportunity for early career researchers: everyone – from doctoral students to professors – will have a chance to present their work. This creates a very constructive atmosphere, and offers an opportunity for all to give a decisive boost to their own research.”
The workshop will be held in English on 6 and 7 June in Room 017 of the University of Passau’s IT Centre. Selected researchers from all over the world have been invited. The English-language panel discussion on Friday 7 June from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Room 017 of the IT Centre will also offer an insight into “Strategic Management in Unstable Times”. Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the panel discussion and subsequent specialist events.
The panel will include:
• Professor Tine Buyl, Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
• Professor Albrecht Enders, Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Dean of Programs and Innovation, IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland
• Professor Donald Hambrick, PhD, Evan Pugh Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, USA
• Professor Bolko von Oetinger, Honorary Professor of Strategic Corporate Planning, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
• Presenter: Professor Andreas König, holder of the Chair of Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, University of Passau
There will be a festive end to the workshop on the Friday evening: at 5:45 p.m. in the presence of President Professor Jungwirth, the University of Passau’s School of Business, Economics and Information Systems will award an honorary doctorate to Professor Donald C. Hambrick during a gala concert at Neuburg Castle.
About Professor Donald C. Hambrick
Professor Hambrick is Evan Pugh Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on the personalities of top executives and how they affect companies’ activities and success. “Don Hambrick is the founder of what is known as ‘upper echelons research’, one of the most important research fields in the management sciences. He is without a doubt nothing less than a superstar among management researchers. He also has served the University of Passau in a wide variety of ways, and it is our great honour to be able to reward him here in Passau”, in the words of Professor König. Hambrick has written numerous academic papers and scientific books. His most recent book for practitioners is entitled „Navigating Change: How CEOs, Top Teams, and Boards Steer Transformation”. Hambrick was President of the Academy of Management (the world’s leading association for management researchers), sat on the board for the Strategic Management Society, and was a member of the advisory boards for numerous prestigious scientific journals. He is just one of a handful of academics to have received both of the Academy of Management’s highest accolades for an academic life’s work, the Distinguished Scholar Award and Distinguished Educator Award. He holds honorary doctorates from the Sorbonne in Paris, the University of Antwerp, and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
We will publish a written and photographic report of the ceremony to award an honorary doctorate to Donald C. Hambrick in due course.
Please register for the panel discussion by contacting the Media Relations Section at the University of Passau, tel. 0851 509-1439, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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