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Upper Echelons: Verhaltensorientierte Aspekte der Unternehmensführung

(WiSe 2021/22)


This research seminar will address a number of different behavioral issues that concern firms’ upper echelons. Throughout the course, we will study the socio-psychological mechanisms top managers and board members that influence behavior relevant to the leadership of firms. Topics will include legitimacy and institutional logics, social learning, reciprocity and social exchange, status and power, as well as other heuristics and biases.

The seminar is restricted to 25 participants and requires a prior application.
In order to apply for the seminar, please fill out this form and send it, together with a short motivation letter and a transcript of records, to ruben.anders@fu-berlin.de by Friday, October 1 2021 at 12 noon at the latest. We will notify all selected participants on Monday, October 4 2021 per Email. You will then have time until Friday, October 8 2021 to confirm your participation. Spaces that are not being confirmed will be given away to the candidates on the waiting list.

In addition to a weekly lecture class (Wednesdays 9-10 am), the seminar will take place on the full days (9 am to 6 pm) of Nov 4, Nov 25, Feb 3 and Feb 4.

The examination for this seminar will consist of a seminar paper of approx. 15 pages together with a presentation and discussion.

Language of the seminar will be English. The seminar papers can be written in either English or German.