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Journal Article
The European Business Review
Mandy Hübener, Bianca Schmitz, Bethan Williams (2021)
Subject(s)
Economics, politics and business environment
Keyword(s)
Leadership, MBA, executive education
To guarantee maximum ROI for its clients, executive education needs to fulfil some key criteria. The content must be tailored to individuals’ profoundly personal career paths, knowledge gaps, and blind spots, and the format must also suit the learning style and working context of each participant (podcasts, TED talks, print – no learning method is invalid). Self-paced online modules are a good step in this direction, allowing a decoupling from the rigid corporate calendar or the availability of teaching faculty. But individualization must also mean creating regular opportunities to reflect on and assimilate new skills and knowledge. Furthermore, executive participants should feel they have the toolkit and the support network they need to continue their learning journey long after they leave campus.
Journal Article
The European Business Review Septemer-October: 38–44
Nora Grasselli, Bethan Williams (2020)
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
Leadership, global virtual teams, gamification
How are team dynamics affected by our evermore global and virtualized business context? An innovative game created at ESMT Berlin pits business leaders against fictional hackers to find out.
Journal Pages
38–44
Journal Article
The European Business Review
Hannes Gurzki, Ashok Som (2020)
Subject(s)
Marketing; Strategy and general management
Keyword(s)
Design thinking, innovation, emerging ideas, luxury strategy, marketing & communication
Since its inception, the luxury industry has been a growth story. Product extensions, store network expansion, entering growth markets – especially China and digital commerce – have been the drivers of the last years. Business cycles? There were some downturns during the SARS epidemic and the financial market crisis in 2009. Soon after, growth resumed at an even accelerated rate, driven by many more consumers craving luxury goods. Few thought that the diversification in terms of products, geographies, sectors, and consumers could be affected by economic downturns. All that is needed is a constant growth of the luxury clientele and their disposable incomes for marketers to turn them into customers of the brand.
Journal Article
Harvard Business Review
Michael Schaerer, Martin Schweinsberg, Roderick Swaab (2020)
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
Negotiations, nudge, social comparisons
ISSN (Print)
0017-8012
Journal Article
Harvard Business Review Special issue Summer 2020: 36–39
Jan U. Hagen, Zhike Lei, Avner Shahal (2020)
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
Crisis management, error management, inquiry, leadership
Through two studies we observed, that leaders must make a concerted effort to encourage assertiveness and speak-up behavior in their area of responsibility by asking open-ended questions before posing solutions, even (and especially) in high-stakes and urgent situations. When people are under pressure, it’s not uncommon for many to shut down and grow quiet as oppose to proactive. This is why inquiry must be used as a means for getting information — especially during crises. Further, leader’s encouragement will help to create an environment of psychological safety, and the solutions they gather will be much better for it. A business framework that emphasizes leading with questions, and one that trains and retains leaders with this skill set, is capable of achieving operational excellence.
Previously published on HBR.org
December 9, 2019

Journal Pages
36–39
ISSN (Print)
0017-8012
Journal Article
Harvard Business Review
Linus Dahlander, Martin Wallin (2020)
Subject(s)
Strategy and general management; Technology, R&D management
ISSN (Print)
0017-8012
Journal Article
Zi Ziegelindustrie International - Brick and Tile Industry International 2: 34–37
Subject(s)
Human resources management/organizational behavior
Keyword(s)
Error management, leadership
Journal Pages
34–37
ISSN (Print)
0341-0552
Journal Article
The European Business Review
Christoph Burger, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell, Jens Weinmann (2020)
Subject(s)
Ethics and social responsibility; Health and environment; Strategy and general management; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
Sustainability and wellbeing, climate change, innovation, emerging ideas, social impact, strategy and management, strategic spotlight
New regulations and opportunities in the decentralized energy market can be good for the planet and business.
Subject(s)
Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
Technology, software
Journal Article
Antitrust Chronicle 3 (2): 33–38
Martin Schallbruch, Heike Schweizer, Achim Wambach (2019)
Subject(s)
Information technology and systems; Technology, R&D management
Keyword(s)
Competition law, antitrust law, digital platforms, data access
The Commission “‘Competition Law 4.0’” was set up by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy with the task to draw up recommendations for the further development of EU competition law in the light of the digital economy. The final report with 22 recommendations was handed over in September 2019.
The commission finds that the practical and actual power of consumers to dispose of their own data must be improved, clear rules of conduct for dominant platforms must be introduced, legal certainty for cooperation in the digital sector must be enhanced, and the institutional linkage between competition law and other digital regulation must be strengthened.
Volume
3
Journal Pages
33–38