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Honours and prizes awarded to members of the WiSo Faculty

(in alphabetical order)

Honours and prizes awarded by the University of Cologne in 2018

  • The Albertus Magnus Teaching Award in the fall term 2017 was awarded to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Thonemann, PhD.


    Junior Techung Awards of the WiSo Faculty
  • Anna-Kristina Kerkhof received the “Junior Teaching Award of the WiSo Faculty” for the Bachelor course „Medienordnung“ in the summer semester 2017.
  • Dr. Hendrik Wilhelm received the “Junior Teaching Award of the WiSo Faculty” for the Bachelor course „Organisationsgestaltung“ in the summer semester 2017.
  • Samuel Stäbler received the “Junior Teaching Award of the WiSo Faculty” for the Master seminar „Management Skills“ in the summer semester 2017.

Honours and prizes in 2017

  • Prof. Dr. Carlos Alós-Ferrer made the 20th place in the "Handelsblatt Ranking VWL 2017" in the category "Current research performance in the last 5 years".
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Bierbrauer won the "Prix Edmond Malinvaud" award for his paper „Efficiency, Welfare and Political Competition“, in cooperation with Pierre Boye.
  • Dr. Max Backhaus, Department of General Business Administration, Marketing and Market Research, was awarded the Schmalenbach-Preis in September 2017 for his dissertation „Econometric Essays on Protecting, Growing, and Benefiting from Costumer-Based Brand Equity” 
  • Dr. Karina Copil received the 11th Werner Kern Prize for Production Economics Research for 2015 and 2016 for her dissertation "Capacitated Lot-Sizing and Scheduling with Scarce Setup Resources" at the Seminar for Supply Chain Management and Production.
  • Christian Czymara and Alexander Schmidt-Catran won the price of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung for social science essays for their article „Wer ist in Deutschland willkommen? Eine Vignettenanalyse zur Akzeptanz von Einwanderern“ published in KZfSS . Furthermore, Mr. Czymara got an honorable mention for the Early Career Award of ESRA and the "Best Paper Award" of the 04. Annual BAGSS Conference 2017.
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Delfmann, outgoing president of the scientific advisory board of the "Bundesvereinigung Logistik" (BVL), was honored with a lifetime membership in May 2017.
  • Dr. Alexander Edeling und Prof. Dr. Marc Fischer, Department of General Business Administration, Marketing and Market Research, were finalists for the Paul E. Green Award 2017 for their article “Marketing’s Impact on Firm Value: Generalizations from a Meta-Analysis“, that was published 2016 in the Journal of Marketing Research.
  • Dr. Alexander Edeling, Department of General Business Administration, Marketing and Market Research, received the "IMU Research for Practice Award" of the Institute for Market-oriented Management of the University of Mannheim for his dissertation  „Essays on Strategic Marketing Behavior and Its Financial Performance Implications“. In addition, he received the Horizon Foundation Award 2017 for his dissertation and was awarded third place in the EMAC/Sheth Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Competition 2017 for his dissertation.
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Gürtler is on the 14th place in the "Handelsblatt Ranking VWL 2017" in the category "Researchers under 40 (total research achievement)".
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketter, Department of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, received the European Energy Exchange Excellence PhD Thesis Award, Advisor to Micha Kahlen, 3000 Euro Prize Money, Brussels, Belgium. Wolfgang Ketter also received the European Information Systems Research Paper of the Year 2017 Award, Runner-up, CIO CITY and the Association for Information Systems, Amsterdam, Netherlands. As Advisor to Angelos Tsereklas-Zafeirakis, the KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award was received, 1000 Euro Prize Money, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Dr. Hanno Kruse was awarded with the „Nachwuchspreis der DGS-Sektion für soziologische Netzwerkforschung“ (together with Sanne Smith of the Stanford University and Frank van Tubergen and Ineke Maas of the University of Utrecht).
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels has been appointed as Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in 2017. He was ranked 48th in the "Handelsblatt Ranking VWL 2017" in the category "Current research performance over the last 5 years". In addition, Prof. Ockenfels is appointed spokesman of the ceres thematic focus "Health and Society in the Digital Age" and member of the scientific advisory board of the "Karlsruhe Decision and Design Lab" (KD2Lab).
  • "Tandem Fellowship" for Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz: The Stifterverband has selected the project proposal "Integrating basic economic understanding into non-economic courses of study - an example of case-based higher education for prospective biologists" by Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz and Prof. Dr. Jutta Papenbrock from the University of Hanover as one of two nationally funded tandem applications.
  • Prof. Werner Reinarzt, PhD ranked 19th in terms of research impact by the German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in their yearly ranking of Germany’s most influencing economists [Deutschlands einflussreichste Ökonomen, Kategorie Forschung/Forschungszitate].
  • Prof. Werner Reinartz' Artikel „Creating Enduring Customer Value“ together with V. Kumar is one of the finalists for the 2017 Shelby D. Hunt / Harold H. Maynard Award. The award recognizes the best article in the Journal of Marketing for its significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • Prof. Dr. Merlin Schaeffer won the "Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award 2017” of the "Section on Sociology of Population" of the American Sociological Association in cooperation with Joscha Legewie (Yale University). He was also awarded the prize of the DGS section „Modellbildung & Simulation“ which is given every two years, the "Anatol-Rapoport-Preis", for the year 2016.
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Schmitz made the 22nd place in the "Handelsblatt Ranking VWL 2017" in the category "Current research performance in the last 5 years". In addition, he is awarded 34th place in the category "Lifetime achievement (total research achievement)".
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Schoder, Department of Information Systems and Information Management, was awarded the "Lehrbuchpreis 2017" by Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane Laudon and Detlef Schoder of the German Association of Teachers of Business Administration (VHB) for the innovative book "Wirtschaftsinformatik - Eine Einführung".
  • Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Detlef Schoder, the cooperation project "Man-Machine Symbiosis" of the Cologne Information Systems experts with Jettainer GmbH - a subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo AG - was also named finalist of the Innovation Award of German Aviation (IDL 2017)
    in the category "Emission reduction". The project also reached the final round of the German Innovation Award 2017.
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Sutter was ranked 7th in the "Handelsblatt Ranking VWL 2017" in the category "Current research performance in the last 5 years". Also in the category "Life's work (total research achievement)" he made the 31st place.
  • Prof. Dr. Dominik Wied was ranked 57th place in the "Handelsblatt Ranking VWL 2017" in the category "Researchers under 40 (total research achievement)".

Honours and prizes awarded by the University of Cologne in 2017