Inst. Technologie und Management (ITM)

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Price anchoring in Online Markets: an Empirical Assessment

Bogliacino, Francesco ; Cuntz, Alexander (2013)

There is a large literature in behavioral economics contradicting the empirical prediction of rational choice theory once applied to auctions. The issue is of particular relevance due to the large use of auctions in mechanism design. One of the heuristics that may induce biased behavior is anchoring, namely the possibility that uninformative information influences choices. In this article we as...

Creating Value by Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Practices – a Cross-Country Comparison

Campos, Juliana Kucht ; Straube, Frank ; Wutke, Sebastian ; Cardoso, Patricia Alcântara (2017)

Research on the development of multinational companies towards a more sustainable business reveals country specific particularities in this process. In order to build a cross-country collaboration framework, sustainability reports of leading companies from developed and developing countries were analyzed and statistically significant differences identified. The framework contributes to comprehe...

Spannungsfeld Krankenpflege: Auf dem Weg zu größtmöglicher Patientensicherheit und zufriedenen Mitarbeitern

Zander, Britta (2018)

Hintergrund: Die Zahl der internationalen Studien, die einen Zusammenhang zwischen dem organisatorischen Kontext, in dem Krankenpflegekräfte arbeiten und der Versorgungsqualität herstellen, ist in den letzten Jahren enorm angewachsen. Gleichzeitig rücken steigende Fluktuationsraten und die erhöhte Bereitschaft des Pflegepersonals zu einem Arbeitsplatzwechsel in den Fokus des Interesses vieler F...

Standardization and international business: evidence from German micro data

Müller, Jo-Ann (2018)

Increasing globalization opens up market opportunities, but also results in increased competition. In order to meet the strong opposing forces for customization and cost efficiency at work at the same time, firms aim to simultaneously increase the level of product adaption and efficiency. Standardization can play a significant role for international businesses to achieve these goals. The objec...

Geschäftsmodellinnovationen in der Energiewirtschaft

Dizdarevic, Husein (2018)

This thesis explores the opportunities and challenges of innovations in big firms focusing the energy sector. It is also a sector that has become vital for a functioning economy as a whole, including its societal life and of the security of the nation. Hence, the dangers of disruptions in the energy market are of great concern. Anyhow, all assumptions that “not to innovate” might be a path of l...

Neue Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsmethoden im stationären Sektor

Ex, Patricia (2018)

Die Finanzierung neuer Gesundheitstechnologien im stationären Sektor erfolgt oft über Entgelte für Neue Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsmethoden (NUB-Entgelte) als temporäres Erstattungsinstrument. Mehr als zehn Jahre nach ihrer Einführung gibt es kaum Studien über NUB-Entgelte und wie sie die Anwendung und Verbreitung von neuen Gesundheitstechnologien beeinflussen. Auch die Ergänzung einer Nutze...

Not just the what and how, but also the who: the impact of entrepreneurship educators

Steiner, Susanne (2014)

The profile of entrepreneurship educators is as unexplored as it is diverse. While many studies in entrepreneurship education (EE) look at students and their entrepreneurial learning process (e.g., Peterman and Kennedy, 2003; Fayolle et al., 2006; Pittaway and Cope, 2007; Müller, 2009), they have so far paid little attention to the profiles of educators. Educators’ profiles, however, might pla...

Entrepreneurship education in the age of effectuation: teaching strategies evidence from Mexico and Germany

Guerrero, Maribel ; Steiner, Susanne (2011)

The positive impact of Entrepreneurship on economic development has been supported by many research studies (Drucker 1985). Based on those, education and training have been confirmed as relevant factors in promoting and fostering an entrepreneurial perspective (Gibb 1994; Peterman and Kennedy 2003; Kuratko 2005; Pittaway and Cope 2007). Therefore, universities have increasingly incorporated ent...

Show me the money: the impact of funding on entrepreneurship education at German universities

Steiner, Susanne ; Kratzer, Jan ; Haase, Heiko (2013)

This article examines the current characteristics of Entrepreneurship Education (EE) at German universities. We first assess the degree of alignment between course objectives and corresponding contents on an individual course level. As a result, we find a low degree of alignment. In the second part of our analysis we show that the German universities in our sample predominantly use internal fun...

Resource orchestration as source of competitive advantage of cities

Berseck, Nadja (2018)

This doctoral dissertation responds to the call on the management community to refocus on real-world problems amid the current trend towards increasing urbanization. The first strategy scholar, who applied his model of competitive advantage of firms to nations, cities or places, was Michael Porter. Since then, scholars form other disciplines such as economics, economic geography, sociology and ...

Health care public reporting utilization

Pross, Christoph ; Averdunk, Lars-Henrik ; Stjepanovic, Josip ; Busse, Reinhard ; Geissler, Alexander (2017)

Quality of care public reporting provides structural, process and outcome information to facilitate hospital choice and strengthen quality competition. Yet, evidence indicates that patients rarely use this information in their decision-making, due to limited awareness of the data and complex and conflicting information. While there is enthusiasm among policy makers for public reporting, clinici...

Promotoren und Kompetenzen projektorientierter Organisationen

Lehner, Patrick (2018)

Fast alle Unternehmen führen Projekte. Doch heutzutage reicht es nicht mehr, nur einzelne Projekte erfolgreich zu managen. Die projektorientierte Organisation gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung. Welchen Nutzen stiften projektorientierte Organisationen und welche Kompetenzen zeichnet eine projektorientierte Organisation aus? Welche Rolle nehmen Schlüsselpersonen bei der Entwicklung projektorientiert...

Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in communities living in proximity to coal seam gas developments in regional Queensland

Mactaggart, Fiona ; McDermott, Liane ; Tynan, Anna ; Gericke, Christian A. (2017)

Background There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impact of these conditions on health and wellbeing is often not monitored to the same degree as direct environmental health impacts in the mining context, but merits attention. This...

Ethics and privacy issues of critical infrastructure protection – risks and possible solutions through standardization

Wurster, Simone (2014)

Recent studies propose a paradigm shift in standardization strategies and research and the use of ethical aspects as an additional factor to explain standardization success. This article goes one step further. It focuses on specific ethical and privacy standards and introduces privacy as a new dimension of the interplay between standards nd innovation in the fields of civil security and the pro...

The interplay of patents and standards for information and communication technologies

Pohlmann, Tim ; Blind, Knut (2014)

ICT products are often interdependent and in some cases indispensably work together. Firms may thus compete on different market levels pursuing different business models to sponsor their proprietary technologies and to maintain market share for their products and services. Interoperability of products is a crucial factor for market success and firms evermore have to coordinate and set standards...

Paying for hospital care: the experience with implementing activity-based funding in five European countries

O'Reilly, Jacqueline ; Busse, Reinhard ; Häkkinen, Unto ; Or, Zeynep ; Street, Andrew ; Wiley, Miriam (2012)

Following the US experience, activity-based funding has become the most common mechanism for reimbursing hospitals in Europe. Focusing on five European countries (England, Finland, France, Germany and Ireland), this paper reviews the motivation for introducing activity-based funding, together with the empirical evidence available to assess the impact of implementation. Despite differences in th...

Food standards and exports: evidence for China

Mangelsdorf, Axel ; Portugal-Perez, Alberto ; Wilson, John S. (2012)

Using a new database on standards in China, we estimate the impact of voluntary and mandatory standards – either harmonized to international norms or purely domestic – on Chinese food exports. The dataset covers seven Chinese products over the period 1992–2008. We find that standards have a positive effect on China's export performance, as the benefits to standardization in terms of reducing po...

Overcoming barriers to successfully commercializing carbon dioxide utilization

Kant, Marvin (2017)

The successful transition to a low-carbon economy hinges on innovative solutions and collaborative action on a global scale. Sustainable entrepreneurship is thereby recognized as a key driver in the creation and transformation of ecologically and socially sustainable economic systems. The purpose of this article is to contribute to this topic by understanding commercialization barriers for stro...

Hospital volume and mortality for 25 types of inpatient treatment in German hospitals

Nimptsch, Ulrike ; Mansky, Thomas (2017)

Objectives To explore the existence and strength of a relationship between hospital volume and mortality, to estimate minimum volume thresholds and to assess the potential benefit of centralisation of services. Design Observational population-based study using complete German hospital discharge data (Diagnosis-Related Group Statistics (DRG Statistics)). Setting All acute care hospitals in...

Integrated diabetes care delivered by patients

Struckmann, Verena ; Barbarella, Francesco ; Dimova, Antoniya ; Ginneken, Ewout van (2017)

Increasing numbers of persons are living with multiple chronic diseases and unmet medical needs in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian ‘Diabetic care’ non-profit (DCNPO) programme aims to provide comprehensive integrated care focusing on people with diabetes and their co-morbidities. Methods: The DCNPO programme was selected as one of eight ‘high potential’ programmes in the Innovating Care for People ...