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Publication: 2013-04-14



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Institute for Management Research Cologne



  • Dr. Rainer Harms1st Deputy Chairman -- Dr. Rainer Harms is an Associate Professor at the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS), the University of Twente (Netherlands). Previously, he has been at the University of Klagenfurt worked as assistant professor and in 2003, at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in business administration promoviert.Darüber addition, Rainer Harms taught as a visiting lecturer at the TU Berlin, TU Dortmund, the UAB Barcelona and the Vienna .His research interests include the interface between innovation and organization, management of growth companies, as well as entrepreneurship.

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias FinkChairman -- Matthias Fink is professor of international SME Management and Innovation at the University of Lüneburg and Head of the Research Institute for the professions as well as researchers at the Institute for SME Management at the Vienna University of Economics, where he qualified in June 2010. He was APART (Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology) postdoctoral fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a visiting professor at the University of Vaasa (Finland), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), the University of Twente (Netherlands) and EECPCL Participating Professor at Harvard Business School (USA). Furthermore, Matthias Fink Vice Chairman of IMFK - Institute for Management Research Cologne eV and Country Vice President of the European Council of Small Business (ECSB). He is a department editor of the magazine for SMEs and Entrepreneurship and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing. For his research promoted Matthias Fink than a million euros in external funding. He received the first prize for Bank of Central and Eastern Europe and the research Rudolf Sallinger Price and Best Conference Paper Award in innovation research. In addition, a number of its research, and publications of the Vienna University of Economics was awarded. Matthias Fink has published more than 30 contributions to peer-reviewed journals such as British Journal of Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

  • Prof. Dr. Sascha KrausSascha Kraus has Univ. at the University of Utrecht (NL), and Associate Professor (Associate Professor). for Entrepreneurship at the University of Liechtenstein, Adjunct Professor at the Lappeenranta University of Technolog (FIN) and visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ESP) He is still active as Country Vice President of the European Council for Small Business (ECSB), chief editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV) and Associate Editor of the Emerald journal Management Research News (MRN). Prior to his current activities, he took the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship & Innovation at the University of Salzburg and was as Evald and Hilda Nissi Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Vaasa (Finland), as hatred Visiting Professor at the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology & Enterprise (KITE), Newcastle University (UK) and worked as Country Vice President of the European Council for Small Business (ECSB). Professor Kraus was the founder of a start-up companies in the media industry and board member of two German SMEs. His research focuses on strategic management and entrepreneurship. From 2007-2012, Prof. Kraus 2nd Deputy Chairman of the IMFK.

  • Dr. Carl Henning ReschkeCFO -- Carl Henning Reschke is co-founder of the Institute for Management Research Cologne and takes over the role of Treasurer (CFO). He studied business and economics and sociology at the University of Passau, Maastricht, Strasbourg, Cologne and Santa Cruz. After a degree at the University of Maastricht, he received his doctorate at the University of Witten / Herdecke about evolutionary processes in strategy and research in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. His research interests include the relationship between natural and social sciences as cognitive winning, evolutionary learning. These he studied for the example of strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and financial economics based on an evolutionary perspective.

  • Dr. Katherine GundolfFounding Member -- Katherine Gundolf studied business administration at the University of Vienna and the University of Montpellier 1, where she graduated 2006th Since autumn 2006 she has worked at the Montpellier Business School and prepares showcasing their habilitation. Furthermore, she has taught at the Universities of Montpellier 1, Montpellier 2, Montpellier 3, and at the University of Lyon 2, the University of Aix-Marseille 2, the University of Nice Sofia Antipolis and at the FH Salzburg. Katherine Gundolf is a board member of AIREPME (Association Internationale de la Recherche en Entrepreneuriat et PME) and the editorial board and reviewer of various international journals (RIPME, IJSB, IJBG, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV). Addition, she was on the organizing committee of several conferences workshops and working (IECER, CIFEPME, AIMS) and coordinated various special issues of journals. Her research interests lie mostly in the themes micro enterprises, cooperation and cluster.

  • Dr. Elmar D. KonradFounding Member -- Elmar D. Konrad studied at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) Industrial Engineering and Applied Cultural Studies. As a researcher, he built at the Institute of Applied Economics and Business Management at the University of Karlsruhe in the field of entrepreneurship teaching and research on a new focal area of ​​innovation management and organizational development. In his thesis he combined the areas entrepreneurship and cultural work and graduated in 2000 with the theme "cultural entrepreneur". Elmar Conrad was and is a lecturer at the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Karlsruhe, at the Department of Technology and Innovation Management at the TU Berlin. At Steinbeis Business Academy at the Steinbeis University Berlin and the Institute for Cultural Management of Ludwigsburg His research interests are in addition to employment with the company and foundation research, new approaches to arts management theory, interdependence between culture and innovation, and the areas of the creative industries. From April 2003 to September 2007, Dr. Conrad was a director of the subject company was founded at the University of Dortmund. Since October 2007 he is head of the certificate course work culture and creative industries.

  • Dr. Anja SchulzRegular Member -- Dr. Anja Schulz (21/01/1970, born Schulte) studied economics at the University of Dortmund. She worked from 1990 to 2002 as a freelance journalist for the West German Radio. After a job in Brussels in 1997, she took a job as assistant to the WISO faculty of the University of Dortmund. Numerous BMBF research projects on internationalization and SMEs could be accompanied by her. She received her PhD 2002: "The phenomenon of the shift back - international location decisions of small and medium enterprises." For this she was awarded in 2004 with the Research Award of the Foundation for Industrial Research in Cologne. In 2005 she was honored by the University of Dortmund with Rudolf Chaudoire price for outstanding scientific work. In the summer semester of 2009, she served as Deputy Professor of Organization at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Camput Duisburg). Anja Schulz is currently Assistant Professor at the Business Administration Department of Management and International Management at the University of Dortmund. Her main research interests lie in the area of ​​SME management. It deals with the aspects of SME strategy, organization, personnel, controlling and international management.

  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Florian U. SiemsRegular Member -- Born 1972 in Munich. Studied business at the University of Regensburg (Diplom-Kaufmann, 1998), a researcher at the University of Basel (Dr. rer., Summa cum laude, 2003). Since 1998 Consultant (Consultant, Senior Consultant) for various companies, including pharmaceuticals, banking, transport services, tourism enterprises and non-profit organizations. Since 2005, teaching at various universities, including University of Basel, Technical University of Munich, University of Lucerne (HSLU), Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and School of Business Administration Zurich (HWZ). From 2005 to 2008 Head of Department and Head of chair of marketing at the University of Salzburg. Since October 2008, holders of the junior professor of business, especially business-to-business marketing at the Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), funded by the Excellence Initiative. Research: Relationship Marketing, customer satisfaction and cost management, especially marketing and sales of engineering and technology-based products and services with a focus on customer satisfaction and pricing.

  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar RösslFounding Member -- Dietmar Rößl heads the RiCC - Research Institute for Co-operation and Co-operatives (since 2005) and a University Professor. at the Institute of Business Administration of the small and medium enterprises at the Vienna University of Economics (since 1997), lecturer at the Polytechnic "Military Leadership" (since 2005) and Vice President of the European Council for Small Business (since 2004). Studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics. Contract, project and assistant professor positions at the Vienna University of Economics. Visiting Lecturer at the University of Banska Bystrica, a visiting professor at the University of Pilsen and the Free University of Bolzano, 1998 Offer of a professorship in "Business Administration in particular founding management" at the University of Dortmund. His research focuses on inter-firm cooperation, information economics, relationship management of small and medium enterprises as well as entrepreneurial and marketing of local small and medium enterprises.

  • Dr. Teemu KautonenRegular Member -- Teemu Kautonen Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Turku (FIN) and Asc. Member, Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE), University of Newcastle (UK). Previously, he worked as a professor of "growth, internationalization and networking of business activity" at the University of Vaasa (Finland). 2005 he was a PhD from the University of Wuppertal in Business Science and gained scientific experience in addition to Finland and Germany (RWI) and the UK (University of Newcastle upon Tyne). His current research focuses on issues of strategic management in small businesses and the start-up policy, most recently for example in a project on "bogus" as the project manager responsible for the Finnish Ministry of Labour.The scientific publications of Teemu Kautonen include numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and anthologies, as well as the editorship of two anthologies. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV).

  • Prof. Dr. Dieter BögeholdRegular Member -- Dieter Bögehold degrees in sociology: Diploma, 1979, Ph.D. 1984 Habilitation, 1993, all of Bielefeld University, Germany. He has taught and Carried out research at various universities, 1994-1999 Heisenberg research grant holder by the German Science Council (DFG). 1994/96 visiting professor at Trier University for Business Administration and Small Business Economics, from 1999 to 2006 visiting professor at the University of Economcis and Business Administration at Vienna, Department of Business Entrepreneurship and SME's, 2000 visiting professor to the Center for Social Policy Research at Bremen University, 2000 - 2001 (full) professor for entrepreneurship research at the International Business School of Jönköping University (Sweden), 2001 visiting professor to the National Institute of Working Life, Deptm. on Work and Ethnic Studies, 2001-2003 visiting professor in sociology at the University of Saarland at Saarbrücken, Germany, 2001-2004 visiting professor for "start-up Councelling" at the University of Hagen, Germany (Tele University). Since 2003 contract professor at the Free University of Bolzano, Italy, teaching Sociology (A + B), Entrepreneurship, History of Economic Thought, and "Creative Destruction: An Interdisciplinary View on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Dynamics by JA Schumpeter" (Summer Course ). 2006-2008 teaching at the University of Vienna, Institute of Sociology, since 2007 External examiner (visiting professor) to the National University of Ireland. Bögehold has taught in the Department of Economics, Business Administration and of Sociology; membership in Numerous national and international organizations. He is author or editor of 13 books, and he has published more than 100 articles. Main research fields: International Business and Society, Entrepreneurship, Markets, Self-Employment, SME's, Innovation, Organization Studies, Work, Social Stratification and the Diversity of Life-Styles, Service Sector Dynamics, History of Economic and Social Thought, Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • German-Speaking CountriesThe geographic focus of [our] research is on the German speaking countries. Particular attention will be company-economic as well as social implications of the development of management theories and concepts studied and the results of research are made in terms of socio-political guidance to the general public.