PhD at the Chair of Management and Organization
My current research activities focus on strategic management, organizations, and (evolutionary) psychology, in particular on strategic decision-making such as heuristics and change of decision patterns. Furthermore, I am interested in the influence of disruptive innovation on nascent organizations and firms, such as strategic paths, sustainable transition, and client-customer interplay, in particular through the emergence of autonomous driving cars. Further topics of my research engage in strategic practices and temporality, time and space of firms (including early-stage startups). Empirically, I am especially interested in process studies of nascent organizations and firms, ecosystems and institutions fostering organizational change and their strategic development. My empirical research is focused on tailor-made process studies including ethnography, case studies and (processual) experimental studies.
Publications and Proceedings
Rauch M, Wenzel, M, Wagner H-T. forthcoming. The impact of digital innovation on path-dependent decision-making: The mediating role of risk propensity and opportunity-threat perception. Conditionally accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems, Seoul, South Corea. [VHB: A]
Rauch, M, Wenzel, M, Wagner H-T. 2016. "The digital disruption of strategic paths: An experimental study.” Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin, Ireland [VHB: A]
Rauch, M, 2017. Strategy-making in the “War-Room”: An ethnography of top managers behind closed doors. SMS 37th Annual International Conference, October, Houston, Texas
Wenzel, M, Rauch, M, Koch, J., Hartmann, M, 2017. Staging deliberate strategy-making: A dramaturgical analysis. SMS 37th Annual International Conference, October, Houston, Texas
Rauch M, Wenzel M, Koch J. 2017. Heuristics in the strategy process: Environmental fit without “generative capabilities”? 10th SKM Symposium, September, Berlin, Germany.
Hartmann M, Koch J, Wenzel M, Rauch M. 2017. Between being and doing: Strategic action, organizational identity, and first-order and second-order reflection. 10th SKM Symposium, September, Berlin, Germany.
Stanske S, Rauch M. 2017: From Being to Becoming: the Continuous Transformation of an Organization in the Age of Disruption. 10th SKM Symposium, September, Berlin, Germany.
Rauch, M, Wenzel, M, Koch, J. 2017. The complexity of simple rules. Exploring the role of generational capabilities. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August, Atlanta, GA.
Wenzel, M, Rauch, M, Koch, J, Hartmann, M. 2017. Deliberate strategy-making as myth and ceremony: A dramaturgical analysis. 9th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, June, Kos, Greece.
Wenzel, M, Rauch, M, Koch, J, Hartmann, M. 2017. Staged strategy-making: How top managers enact induced strategic actions. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, July, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Rauch, M, Wenzel, M, Koch, J. 2017. "Exploring Heuristics in the Strategy Process: The Relationship to Scope of Actions and the Environment. Strategic Management Society Special Conference, March, Milan, Italy.
Rauch, M, Wenzel, M, Wagner H-T. 2016. "The digital disruption of path-dependent business models. An experimental study. 37th International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin, Ireland
Rauch, M, Wenzel, M, Koch, J. 2016. „Heuristics in the strategy process: Opening the black box". 6th AMOR Conference, September, Hamburg, Germany.
Rauch, M, Wenzel, M, Koch, J. 2016. "Decision-constraining heuristics in the strategy process: Opening the black box". 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August, Anaheim, USA.
Rauch, M., Wenzel, M., Koch, J. 2016. (Non-) Decision-Making in the Strategy Process: Exploring „Decision-Constraining Heuristics“. Paper presented at 8th International Process Symposium, Corfu, Greece.
Rauch, M., Wenzel, M. & Wagner, H. T. 2016. The digital disruption of path-dependent business models: An experimental study of digital disruption. König Forschungskolloquium, Berlin, Germany.
Rauch, M., & Koch, J. 2015. Revisiting Strategic Decision-Making: Heuristics, Simple Rules, Rules of Thumb and their relationship to Dynamic Capabilities. 9th Strategic Competence Management (SKM) Symposium, Bochum, Germany.
Hartmann, M., Koch, J.& Rauch, M. 2015. Reflecting on dynamic capabilities research and its approaches to explain organizational success. Paper presented at SKM Symposium, Bochum, Germany.
Rauch, M., & Wagner, D. 2015. Dynamic Capabilities: Bridging Diverging Conversations. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC.
Rauch, M., Koch, J., Eisend, M. 2015. The influence of heuristics on dynamic capabilities. 31st EGOS Colloquium, July, Athens, Greece.
03/2012 – 12/2012
Maternity cover for HR Manager, IMS GEAR Mexico
01/2012 – 02/2012
Internship in the Department of HR, IMS GEAR Germany
02/2011 – 07/2011
Internship in the Department of HR, Bosch Siemens Home Appliance New Bern, NC, USA
07/2009 – 09/2009
Internship in the Department of HR, Siemens AG
Doctoral Program in Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships (Scholarship), European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) & German Graduate School of Management and Law, Heilbronn
Empirical Research Methods Summer School; Courses: Experimental Design (Gerald Häubl) and Regression II (Timothy McDaniel). University St. Gallen, Switzerland
01/2013 – 02/2014
Studies of Management and International Business. Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom, Degree: Master of Science (Distinction)
07/2013 – 08/2013
Studies of International Management in China and Mandarin, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
10/2008 – 11/2012
Studies of Business Administration and HRM, University of Pforzheim, Germany, Degree: Bachelor of Science
08/2011 – 12/2011
Studies of International Business (exchange semester), Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Campus Queretaro, Mexico
- Academy of Management (since 2014)
- European Group of Organization Studies (since 2015)
- Strategic Management Society (since 2015)
- Association of Information Systems (since 2016)
Reviewer Journal of Strategy and Management, 2016 - present
International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), 2016 - present
Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2015 – present
International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2015 - present
Strategic Competence Management (SKM), 2015 - present
Co-Convenor EGOS Sub-theme 2018: Heuristics: Novel Insights Into Organizing and Organizations. 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia. (together with Wolfgang Guettel and Moritz Loock)
Organizer Symposium on Strategic Decision-Making. 2017: Unraveling the Mechanisms of Dynamic Capabilities: An integrative perspective on heuristics, simple rules and routines. 77th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management , Atlanta, GA. (together with Henning Duesterhoff)
Organizer Symposium on Strategic Decision-Making. 2016: Strategic Decision-Making in discontinuously evolving environment. Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC. (together with Atefeh Mazghi)
Organizer Symposium on Dynamic Capabilities. 2015: Bridging Diverging Conversations. Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, BC. (together with David Wagner)
Co-organizer Workshop on “Experimental Design” with Nicole Koschate-Fischer, German Graduate School, Heilbronn, Germany in February 2016 (together with Miriam Lohrmann)
Teaching and Committee Work
Since 4/2015 – present
Lecturer of “International Management”, University of Technology and Economics Berlin, Germany
Grants, Awards and Scholarships
Nominated for Best PhD Paper Award at Annual Conference of Strategy Management Society in Houston, October, 2017 for "Strategy-Making in the “War-Room”: An Ethnography of Top Managers Behind Closed Doors
Nominated for Best Paper Award at Annual Conference of Strategy Management Society in Houston, October, 2017 for "Strategy-Making in the “War-Room”: An Ethnography of Top Managers Behind Closed Doors
Best Paper Award at British Academy of Management Online Conference for "I can, therefore I am: From the Interplay of Organizational Doing and Being over Time" (together with Sarah Stanske)
Ph.D. scholarship of the Dieter-Schwarz Foundation, 04/2014 – today
Vice-Chancellor scholarship for Summer School at BLCU, Beijing, China – 2013
German (Native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (advanced) & Mandarin (basic)