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Farewell Hendrik, Isabel, and Jessica

A little more than three years ago, we’ve started the IndiKon. As the generous funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for our project terminates this October, some of our colleagues in Hamburg and Friedrichshafen move on to new professional challenges. After obtaining her PhD, Jessica leaves for the university hospital in Kiel. Hendrik continues his research at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB). And Isabel works at the Chair of Management, especially Strategy and Leadership at Constance University.

It’s been a wonderful time with you and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Job opening: Research associate (PhD student) at University of Hamburg

The Chair of Organization and Management at the University of Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate (PhD student). Our new team member commences his/her studies in our reesearch project IndiKon and continues after approximately one year in a state-funded position as a lecturer with teaching responsibilities. The position is initially fixed for three years and remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 75% of standard work hours per week.

Core research areas are: organization theory, public sector professionals, organizational rules, behavioral decision theory. The position commences on 1 October 2016 or at the earliest possible date. If you are interested, please send your applications by August 31 2016. You will find additional information and contact details here: Information in English / Information in German.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Center for Higher Education and Science Studies @ UZH

I’m currently visiting the Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS) at the University of Zurich (UZH). Founded in 2014, the interdisciplinary center brings together fourteen scholars from business and economics, media research and journalism, pedagogy and educational research, history of economics and of education, social psychology, sociology, and public policy.

As the Mananing Director Bernhard Nievergelt states, the CHESS is a reaction to meet the new challenges for higher education governance that universities face due to changing institutional demands. It concentrates respective research efforts at UZH and facilitates exchange through talks and workshops. In the future, the center shall also provide academic training for students and practitioners. The CHESS is, thus, an important step towards etablishing science studies at European universities and part of the trend to professionalize higher education management. I’m grateful for the opportunity to visit the center and thank Katja Rost for supporting my stay.

Welcome to Hamburg: Rick and Jessica

Better to report it late than never: Rick Vogel has been appointed the Chair of Public Management at Hamburg University. As of January 1st 2015, Rick and Jessica strenghten our community here in northern Germany. We give them a warm welcome (we wanted to… honestly, weather was rather cold and rainy) and wish them all the best in their academic endeavours!

Start the IndiKon

Beginning on January 1st 2014, the project Integrative control of visible and invisible colleges: configurations of performance indicators in science has officially been launched. The project itself is a collaborative effort of the Chair of Organization and Management (Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost) at the University of Hamburg, the Chair of Management Theory (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Alfred Kieser) and the Chair of Public Management & Public Policy (Prof. Dr. Rick Vogel) at the Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.

2 positions for research assistants (PhD) @ Zeppelin University

The chairs of Management Theory (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Alfred Kieser) and Public Management & Public Policy (Prof. Dr. Rick Vogel) at Zeppelin University offer two positions for research assistants (each 75% FTE). The positions are associated to our projects and, thus, located at the crossroads of organization and management research, science studies, and higher education research. You’ll find the job description here.

Growing network of science studies: Welcome, Zeppelin University!

We are proud to announce that we have new partners in our research network: Alfred Kieser and Rick Vogel from Zeppelin University have joined our group and will surely facilitate and enrich our studies on the organization of sciences! From January 1st 2014, two more PhD students will also be engaged at Zeppelin University. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is generously funding our collaborative research efforts until 2017 under the label “IndiKon” (Grant No. 01PY13014).

Stellenausschreibung – wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

Der Lehrstuhl Organisation und Unternehmensführung sucht zum 01.10.2013 oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter

Zu den Aufgaben gehören wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen (vorrangig in Forschung und Lehre) in den Bereichen Organisation und Unternehmensführung, insbesondere im Wissenschafts- und Hochschulmanagement. Im Rahmen der Dienstaufgaben besteht Gelegenheit zur wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung, insbesondere zur Anfertigung einer Dissertation. Hierführ steht mindestens ein Drittel der vereinbarten Arbeitszeit (13 Stunden pro Woche) zur Verfügung.

Weiterführende Informationen zur ausgeschriebenen Stelle entnehmen Sie bitte dem beigefügten PDF-Dokument.

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Bewerbungsschreiben, tabellarischer Lebenslauf, Hochschulabschluss) werden bis zum 01.09.2013 erbeten.

As time goes by…

One year ago, we’ve started the RePort. We take this occasion to sum up what happened during the first year and to give you a glance at what’s coming up in the second. Besides having a lot of fun doing our research, we’ve finished three papers that are currently under revision in edited volumes and an international journal. Other papers are in the writing process. We’ve also get to know interesting people and other researchers in the field of higher education studies by contributing to conferences, organizing a workshop at Hamburg University, and hosting a track at next years EURAM conference. We’re also informing practitioners and higher education managers by evaluating a comprehensive reorganization of administrative structures and processes at Hamburg University and, of course, by having Markus as vice president in Leuphana’s top management team. Just now, we’re gathering new and interesting data by issuing a factorial survey, tracking collaboration and communication structures among scientists, and conducting further semi-structured interviews. We’re quite optimistic that we will have preliminary results from these inquiries ready for submission to the big conferences (EGOS, EURAM, AOM), coming up in January 2013. So thank you for your interest in our studies and stay with us in our second year, analyzing “Multi-Level Governance of Resource Portfolios in Higher Education Institutions“.

Start the RePort

Beginning in September 2011, the project Multi-Level Governance of Resource Portfolios in Higher Education Institutions has officially been launched. The project itself is a collaborative effort of the Chair of Organization and Management (Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost) at the University of Hamburg and the Chair of Strategic Management (Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen) at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. It is generously funded by the BMBF.

Since the project is situated in Germany and concerned with the governance of German Higher Education Institutions, it is obvious that the research should be mostly in German, too. However, we are first and foremost scholars of management science and organization theory, which is why English is our weapon of choice when it comes to international scholarly publications. Therefore, most of the posts to follow will be in English, as most of our research will be. Some posts will nonetheless be in German, and maybe even some research to come.

In brief, we welcome you to our weblog where we’ll keep you posted about the project and all respective research. Rock ‘n’ Research!