Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch
Holder of the Chair of Management and Organization
My current research activities focus on strategic management, organizations, and entrepreneurship, in particular on strategic practices and heuristics, strategic communication, organizational and entrepreneurial creativity, the relationship between organizations and (emerging) markets and the theory of strategic and organizational path dependence. Empirically, I am especially interested in process studies of nascent organizations and firms (including early-stage startups), ecosystems and institutions fostering the development of startups and firms (e.g., accelerators), and highly complex incumbent organizations and their strategic development. From a theoretical point of view, I essentially refer to a broader range of modern and postmodern sociological theories and philosophies, whereas systems theory and the theory of social practices are of upmost importance. My empirical research is focused on tailor-made qualitative process studies with a variety of methods and analytical techniques, such as discourse, narrative and video analysis.