Prof. Dr. Thomas Mellewigt

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Image Credit: Michael Fahrig

Professor

Address
Garystr. 21
Room 206
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Wednesdays 13-14 o'clock

Brief CV

since 11/2015

Chair of Strategic Management

10/2006 - 11/2015

Chair of Corporate Management, especially Knowledge Management Geared Toward Value Creation – Endowed Professorship, Deutsche Telekom Stiftung

10/2004 - 09/2006

Chair of Organization and Corporate Management, especially the Media Sector, at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Paderborn University

04/2003 - 09/2004

Chair of Business Administration, especially Organization, at the University of Leipzig

12/2002

Granting of the venia legendi for business administration, “Management of Strategic Cooperation in the Telecommunications Industry – An Empirical Study Based on the Resource-Oriented Approach”

10/1998 - 03/2003

Research assistant and Habilitation candidate at the Chair for Organization at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

01/1995 - 09/1998

Employee and department head, regulatory economics, at o.tel.o communications GmbH & Co.

03/1995

Doctorate earned with the dissertation entitled “Konzernorganisation und Konzernführung – eine empirische Untersuchung börsennotierter Konzerne” (Corporate Group Organization and Governance – An Empirical Study of Publicly Listed Corporate Groups)

1991 - 1994

Research associate, Chair of General Business Administration and Organization at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Dr. Rolf Bronner, Prof.)

1985 - 1990

Degree program in business administration at Paderborn University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Areas of focus: organization and financing

1982 - 1985

Formal vocational training as a certified management assistant in banking (Bankkaufmann) at Commerzbank AG

 

Awards and Distinctions

  • Winner of the Teaching Award for the 2013/2014 winter semester and the 2014 summer semester in the category of “Best Bachelor’s Program Lecture with Over 50 Participants” at the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin

  • Third place in the competition for the title of Professor of the Year in 2011 in the Business, Economics and Law category, UNICUM magazine

  • Winner of the Teaching Award for 2011 for the best teaching at the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin (course: Strategisches Management für BWLer)

  • Winner of the Teaching Award for 2009/2010 for the best teaching at the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin (course: Management für VWLer)

  • Winner of the KPMG Best Conference Paper Award, 70th Annual Conference of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), May 2008, for “Level and time effects of recruitment sources on early turnover,” Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1146–1162 (with I. Weller, B. C. Holtom and W. Matiaske).

  • Distinction for the dissertation entitled “Konzernorganisation und Konzernführung – eine empirische Untersuchung börsennotierter Konzerne” with the 1998 Stinnes Stiftung endowed prize

  • Distinction for the degree thesis entitled “Effizienz von Konflikten in Entscheidungsprozessen – eine Experimentaluntersuchung” (Efficiency of Conflicts in Decision-Making Processes – An Experimental Study) with the 1990 Paderborn University endowed prize

Memberships

 

Scientific Presentations

"Behavioral Strategic Management", presentation at the XIV. Symposium zur ökonomischen Analyse der Unternehmung der GEABA, 25. September 2013 at Universität Magdeburg

“My Once and Future Partner – or Acquiree? Unpacking the Influence of Partner-Specific Alliance Experience”, presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 03.-07. August 2012, Boston, USA (with Adeline Thomas and Edward Zajac)

"Preventing Partner Opportunism in Buyer-Supplier Relationships: Do You Better Invest in Relations or in Contracts?", presentation at the 31st SMS Annual International Conference, November 6-9, 2011 Miami (with Alexander Hickel and Glenn Hoetker)

"Opening the Black Box of Concurrent Souring: The Impact of Uncertainty Type on Concurrent Sourcing Mode Choice"; presentation at the 31st SMS Annual International Conference, November 6-9, 2011 Miami (with Anna Krzeminska and Glenn Hoetker)

"Costs of Partner Search and Selection in Entrepreneurial Alliances",  presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, August 12-16,2011, San Antonio (with Dr. Carolin Decker)

"Alliances versus Acquisitions: The Ambiguous Effect of Partner-Specific Alliance Experience", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, August 12-16,2011, San Antonio (with Adeline Thomas)

"A Dual Reconceptualization of Dual Governance", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 06.-10. August 2010, Montréal, Canada (with Anna Krzeminska and Glenn Hoetker).

"Disentangling TCE and RBV Explanations of Ambiguity and Alliance Governance Form", Vortrag auf der Academy of Management Conference, 06.-10. August 2010, Montréal, Canada (with Franziska König, Anoop Madhok and Ingo Weller).

“How Do Different Types of Control Impact Franchisees’ and Employee-Managers’ Satisfaction?”, presentation Academy of Management Conference, 06.-10. August 2010, Montréal, Canada (with Carolin Decker and Thomas Ehrmann).

"The Impact of Control Mechanisms on Franchisee and Employee-Manager Satisfaction: Does One Type of Control Fit All?", presentation at the Iberoamerican Academy of Management  Conference, 9.-11.12.2009 in Buenos Aires (with Carolin Decker and Thomas Ehrmann, Universität Münster).

"The Uncertainty-Governance Choice Puzzle Revisited: A Review of TCE, RBV and Real Options Studies", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 7.-11.08.2009 in Chicago (with Franziska König).

"Business Exit and Strategic Change: Sticking to the Knitting or Striking a New Path?", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 7.-11.08.2009 in Chicago, (with Carolin Decker).

"Contract Design in Buyer-Supplier Relations: A Closer Look at Specificity and Safeguarding", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 7.-11.08.2009 in Chicago, (with Ingo Weller and Björn Eckhard).

"Legitimacy Needs as Drivers of Business Exit", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 08.-13.08.2008 in Anaheim, USA (with Carolin Decker and Tina Dacin, Queen's University, Canada).

"Matching Governance Mechanisms to the Sources of Potential Opportunism in Alliances", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 08.-13.08.2008 in Anaheim, USA (with Glenn Hoetker, University of Illinois, USA).

"Integrating The Factor Market And Sustainability Streams Of The Resource-Based View", presentation at the 27th SMS Annual International Conference, 14-17.10.2007, in San Diego, USA, (with Katja Nothnagel and Michael Leiblein).

"Alliance Structure Choice: Resource Type or Resource Heterogeneity?", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 03.-08.08.2007 in Philadelphia, USA (with TK Das, Baruch College)

"Contract Design: Transaction Characteristics, Lock-ins, or Knowledge Management?", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 03.-08.08.2007 in Philadelphia, USA (with Björn Eckhard).

“Matching Governance Mechanisms to the Sources of Potential Opportunism in Alliances”, presentation at the 26th SMS Annual International Conference 01.11.2006 in Vienna, Austria (with Glenn Hoetker, University of Illinois, USA).

“Contractual Functions and Contractual Dynamicsi n Inter-Firm Relationships: What We Know and How to Proceed”, presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 11. – 16.08.2006 in Atlanta, USA (with Bjoern Eckhard).

“The Uncertainty-Governance Choice Puzzle Revisited: Predictions from Real Options Theory, Transaction Cost Economics, and Resource-Based View”, presentation at the 25. Strategic Management Society Conference, 26.10.-28.10. 2005, Orlando, USA (with Franziska König and Anna Krzeminska).

“The Relationship between Organizational Controls and Partner Learning in German Telecommunications Alliances”, presentation at the25. Strategic Management Society Conference, 26.10.-28.10. 2005, Orlando, USA (with Mona Makhija, Ohio State University, USA, and Glenn Hoetker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA).

“Choice and Performance of Governance Mechanisms: Matching Contractual and Relational Governance to Sources of Asset Specificity", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 05.-10.08.2005 in Honolulu, USA (with Glenn Hoetker, University of Illinois, USA).

“Trust and Formal Contracts in Interorganizational Relationships - Substitutes and Complements!", presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 05.-10.08.2005 in Honolulu, USA (with Anoop Madhok, University of Utah, USA, and Antoinette Weibel, Universität Zurich, Switzerland).

“Choice and Performance of Governance Mechanisms: Matching Contractual and Relational Governance to Sources of Asset Specificity“, presentation at the 67. Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 18.-21.05.2005 at the Universität Kiel (with Glenn Hoetker, University of Illinois, USA).

“Determinants of HR Outsourcing: An Empirical Test of TCE and RBV Explanations“, presentation at the Strategic Management Society Conference, 31.10.-03.11.2004 in Puerto Rico, USA (with Rüdiger Kabst, Universität Giessen and Glenn Hoetker, University of Illinois, USA).

“Balancing Authority and Consensus in Interorganizational Relationships: Insights from the Problem-Solving Perspective“, presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 06.-11.08.2004 in New Orleans, USA (with Glenn Hoetker, University of Illionois, USA).

“Entrepreneurial Alliances as Contractual Forms“, presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 06.-11.08.2004 in New Orleans, USA (with Africa Ariño, IESE Spain).

“The Relationship between Organizational Control and Learning in Strategic Alliances: Empirical Evidence from the German Telecommunications Industry”, presentation at the 66. Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 01.-04.06.2004 at the Universität Graz (with Mona Makhija, Ohio State University, USA).

“Trust and Formal Conctracts in Interorganizational Relationships - Substitutes and Complements!”, presentation at the 66. Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 01.-04.06.2004 at the Universität Graz (with Anoop Madhok, University of Utah, USA, and Antoinette Weibel, Universität Zurich, Switzerland).

“Entrepreneurial Alliances as Contractual Forms“, presentation at the 66. Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 01.-04.06.2004 at the Universität Graz (with Jeff Reuer, Ohio State University, USA, and Africa Ariño, IESE Spain).

“Trust and Formal Contracts in Interorganizational Relationships - Substitutes and Complements!”, presentation on the occasion of the 28. Workshops der Kommission Organisation des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 26.-27. Februar 2004 in Augsburg (zusammen mit Anoop Madhok, University of Utah, USA, und Antoinette Weibel, Universität Zurich, Switzerland).

“The Relationship between Organizational Control and Learning: An Empirical Investigation of German Telecommunications Firms”, presentation at the Strategic Management Society Conference, 09.-13.11.2003 in Baltimore, USA (with Mona Makhija).

“In Contracts We Trust: Trust and Control in Strategic Alliances in the Telecommunications Industry”, presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 01.-06.08.2003 in Seattle, USA (with Julia F. Späth).

"Top Management Teams and Strategic Change: Empirical Evidence from the German Brewery Industry“, presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, 01.-06.08.2003 in Seattle, USA (with Sven Kloninger).

"Governance of Strategic Alliances in the Telecommunications Industry: A Resource-based View“, presentation at the 65. Wissenschaftlichen Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 10.-13.06.2003 at the University Zurich.

"Determinanten des Outsourcings von Personalfunktionen – eine empirische Untersuchung auf Basis des Transaktionskostenansatzes und des ressourcenbasierten Ansatzes“, presentation at the 65. Wissenschaftlichen Jahrestagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V., 10.-13.06.2003 at the University Zurich (with Rüdiger Kabst).

“Stuck in the Middle: Exploring Start-up Sequences of Nascent Entrepreneurs who Start and who Give up in Germany”, presentation at the Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Research Conference, 05.-07.06.2003, Babson College, Boston, USA (with Folkert Schmidt).

"Occurence, Size, Completeness and Performance of Entrepreneurial Teams: A Meta-Analysis of German and US Empirical Studies“, presentation at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, 13.-16.06.2001, Universität Jönköping, Schweden (with Julia F. Späth).

"Viel Lärm um Nichts – Rückblick auf ein Jahrzehnt empirischer Outsourcing-Forschung“, presentation at the Jahrestagung der Kommission Organisation des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V. am 02.03.2001 at the Universität Lüneburg (with Wenzel Matiaske).

"Konzernmanagement: Stand der empirischen betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung“, presentation at the 62. Wissenschaftlichen Jahrestagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V. am 15.06.2000 at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (with Wenzel Matiaske).

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