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Seminar: Aktuelle Fragen der Managementforschung

Name of module in english: Seminar: Current Issues in Management Research

Exam number: 3078

Semester: Advanced (specialization phase)

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each semester

Prerequisites: Spots are limited. To get enrolled, it is necessary to apply in the introductory session. If there are more applicants than spots, the selection will be based on previously completed courses at our chair (identical to the selection process for final theses). Registration will be conducted in the first session. Personal presence in the first session is required.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Name of the professor: t.b.a.

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Work load: 48 h (in class); 132 h (individual study)

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
Seminar paper; mandatory presentation and discussion of journal articles (bonus of up to 20 % of the final grade)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: For further information, check the regulations of your study program.

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Students will familiarize with foundational and, in part, advanced academic research on management, organization, and entrepreneurship. The main aim is to encourage students to challenge presumably taken-for-granted assumptions and enable them to differentiate between valid knowledge and untenable positions.

Contents of the module:
Introduction to the academic system, journal rankings, journal missions and politics, paper styles, authors, and editors.
The main part of the seminar is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of up to 30 recent papers on current issues in management theory. The discussions will focus on developing interrelations, overlaps, and tensions between advanced theoretical ideas, and to develop a landscape of the focal field of research. This synthesis will provide a starting point for generating an interest in a potential question to elaborate further in the seminar paper.

Teaching and learning methods:
Seminar; individual study for preparation and follow-ups

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Sporadically complemented by "Landscape Seminar" guest lectures of internationally renowned scholars

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Relevant journal articles, which will be made available on Moodle.