Aktuelles - Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität zu Köln https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/ Aktuelle Hinweise und Nachrichten aus der Forschung und Lehre der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität zu Köln de-de WiSo-Fakultät Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:35:21 +0100 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:35:21 +0100 TYPO3 EXT:news news-16987 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:38:29 +0100 Winners of the "Junior Teaching Prize" for the spring term 2018 https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/winners-of-the-junior-teaching-prize-for-the-spring-term-2018/ The prize honors the implementation of excellent teaching The winners of the Junior Teaching Award were honoured at this year's Bachelor Examination Ceremony. This year's prizewinners are Dr. Michael Schwan, who was awarded the Junior Teaching Prize of the WiSo Faculty for his Bachelor course "Political Economy of the Federal Republic of Germany" in the spring term 2018. The award also goes to Mr. Dennis Walheiser for the seminar "Gründungsplansspiel". Both received the award for the implementation of excellent teaching in the category "Events with up to 50 participants". 

In the category "Events with more than 50 participants", we can congratulate Jun.-Prof. Dr. Peter Limbach, who received the Junior Teaching Award for his lecture "Corporate Governance".

You can find the photos of the event in the category WiSo-Alumni on our website.

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news-16985 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:04:08 +0100 Fraud during studies https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/fraud-during-studies/ Is academic fraud widespread at German universities? The German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has published an article on the subject of fraud during studies. According to this article, the fraud at German universities is not only daily business, but also tolerated to a certain extent. An accusation of plagiarism against a CDU politician gave rise to the discussion. The sociologist Sebastian Sattler (Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, ISS), conducted a survey with German students for his Fairuse study about misconduct and fraud in the rendering of academic achievements.
Among his results are that 31% of the students took a cheat sheet with them in an exam and 17% used it. 18% of the students had already plagiarized and according to Sattler the students can "in many cases get through with it quite easily" and this although there are enough possibilities to uncover the plagiarisms.

The article can be found here: Süddeutsche Zeitung - "Betrug im Studium: Wird schon keiner merken", 8. February 2019.

 

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news-16976 Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:11:37 +0100 Soziologischer Aschermittwoch https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/soziologischer-aschermittwoch/ Mit Hartmut Esser, Thomas Hinz, Stefan Hirschauer, Stephan Lessenich und Monika Wohlrab-Sahr Vor 100 Jahren wurde in Köln das erste Forschungsinstitut für Sozialwissenschaften in Deutschland gegründet. Neben einer Reihe anderer Veranstaltungen zum 100jährigen Jubiläum findet aus diesem Anlass am 6. März 2019 der erste „soziologische Aschermittwoch“ statt. Bezugspunkt dieser öffentlichen Diskussionsveranstaltung ist die aktuelle Auseinandersetzung um die zukünftige Ausrichtung der Soziologie und den Umgang mit der dieses Fach kennzeichnenden Vielfalt an Ansätzen, Methoden und Wissenschaftsverständnissen.

Wie kritisch kann und soll die Soziologie sein?
Hintergrund ist die Gründung der sog. „Akademie für Soziologie“, die teilweise als Konkurrenz zur „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie“ wahrgenommen wird. Dabei wird gerade das Verhältnis von empirisch-analytischer Soziologie – die häufig als Kern der sog. „Kölner Schule“ angesehen wird – zu anderen Ansätzen kontrovers diskutiert: Wie kritisch oder wertneutral kann und soll die Soziologie sein? Wie positioniert sie sich im Verhältnis zu Nachbardisziplinen? Welche methodischen Standards sind einzuhalten und wie kann die Soziologie der lauter werdenden gesellschaftlich-politischen Polemik gegenüber wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis entgegentreten?

Der von Professor Clemens Kroneberg (Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie) und der Hochschulgruppe Sozialwissenschaften organisierte „soziologische Aschermittwoch“ soll diese Diskussion in Köln gerade auch für Studierende sichtbar machen. Hierzu kommen am 6. März 2019 zentrale Figuren dieser Diskussion und bekannte Fachvertreter*innen nach Köln.

Referent*innen
Den Anfang machen zwei Impulsvorträge von Thomas Hinz (Konstanz) und Stephan Lessenich (München), die anhand konkreter Beispiele veranschaulichen werden, was Soziologie ihrer Ansicht nach (nicht) leisten kann und sollte. Daran an schließt eine 90minütige Podiumsdiskussion, an der neben den beiden Referenten Hartmut Esser (Mannheim), Stefan Hirschauer (Mainz) und Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (Leipzig) teilnehmen werden. Auch für das Publikum besteht die Möglichkeit sich in die Diskussion einzubringen. Der soziologische Aschermittwoch ist einem offenen, kontroversen Austausch verpflichtet und wird im besten Fall sowohl lehrreich als auch unterhaltsam sein.

Hinweis:
Bitte registrieren Sie sich vorab kostenlos für die Veranstaltung über die folgende Webseite: Eventbrite

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news-16966 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:06:14 +0100 Obituary to Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/obituary-to-prof-dr-felix-hoeffler/ We mourn the loss of a lovable man and esteemed professor Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler passed away on 4 February 2019. He leaves behind a diverse heritage and an immeasurable gap, also in our Faculty. It owes much to him, both as a researcher and as a manager.

Because of his research, he was a very respected colleague. He was also popular with the students. In his roles as Director of the Chair of Industrial Economics and Energy Economics, the Institute of Energy Economics and the Institute of Economic Policy, he has gained visibility far beyond the university. His advice had weight. He also provided many impulses and solutions for the management of the faculty. In conflict situations, his constructive objectivity earned him a lot of respect from his colleagues.

We will miss Felix Höffler and keep a respectful memory of him!

Our deepest sympathy goes to his family.

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news-16895 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:43:06 +0100 University of Cologne in 2nd place within Germany https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/university-of-cologne-in-2nd-place-within-germany/ Rankings of the journals "AIS 8" of the last five years Great news from the Information Systems division: In the AIS Research Rankings, the University of Cologne achieves excellent ranking results.

The rankings of the AIS 8 (Journals: EJIS, ISJ, ISR, JAIS, JMIS, MISQ, JSIS, JIT) based on the selection of the 2014-2018 period rank the University of Cologne 41st worldwide. In the selection of "Europe, Africa, Middle East" for 2014-2018, the University of Cologne ranked 7th and thus 2nd within Germany. (Status: 31.01.2019)

Among the authors, Professor Jan Recker of the Cologne WiSo Faculty ranked 77th and Professors Wolfgang Ketter und Christoph Rosenkranz 188th worldwide.

About the ranking:
The AIS Research Ranking Service evaluates the research productivity of universities and researchers in the form of publications in high-quality journals on the basis of the "AIS Senior Scholars' Basket".
 

List of abbreviations / journals "AIS 8":

EJIS: European Journal of Information Systems 

ISJ: Information Systems Journal 

ISR: Information Systems Research 

JAIS: Journal of the Association for Information Systems 

JMIS: Journal of Management Information Systems 

MISQ: Management Information Systems Quarterly 

JSIS: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems  

JIT: Journal of Information Technology

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news-16846 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:30:47 +0100 Jan Recker research-strongest business economist below 40 years https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/jan-recker-research-strongest-business-economist-below-40-years/ Ranking by WirtschaftsWoche Professor Jan Recker from the University of Cologne is the most successful business economist below the age of 40 in the German-speaking world according to a current weekly economic ranking. His research focuses on the design of information systems and digital innovations. According to Recker, the aim here is to understand man and machine equally and to bring them together in research. In his most recent publication, he addresses the connection between digitalization and sustainable corporate development. Recker explains to WirtschaftsWoche that this is important because IT is one of the biggest resource guzzlers of our time.

More about the ranking (in German): Jan Recker: Wie tickt der Jungstar der BWL? (WiWo, 21.1. 2019)

Further information about the person: Jan Recker bei "Find an Expert"

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news-16842 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:41:54 +0100 Committee elections from 22.01. to 24.01. https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/committee-elections-from-2201-to-2401/ Elections to the senate, to the gender equality commission and to the Faculty Council From today, 22.01., until Thursday, 24.01., the elections for the senate, the gender equality commission and the Faculty Council will take place.

Employees of the University of Cologne can cast their votes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 20 (Fakultätssitzungssaal) in the WiSo-Schlauch.

You can view the individual candidates on the election lists here: Announcement of the candidates for the elections from 22.01. to 24.01.2019

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news-16829 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:23:05 +0100 Honorary Professorship for Dr. Christian Glasmacher https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/honorary-professorship-for-dr-christian-glasmacher/ Appointment by the Institute of Trade Fair Management of the University of Cologne We congratulate Dr. Christian Glasmacher: On 16 January 2019 he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor. For 12 years he has been a lecturer at the Institute for Trade Fair Economics at the University of Cologne, which Koelnmesse co-founded in 1999. As a member of Koelnmesse's Executive Board and Head of Corporate Development, he acts as an interface between the institute and the company.

On the occasion of Koelnmesse's 75th anniversary in the summer of 1999, the Institute for Trade Fair Management was founded jointly with the University of Cologne and affiliated to the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. This was the first German institute for trade fair management at university level. "I am proud of our years of successful cooperation with the university. Koelnmesse's involvement enables students to gain a direct insight into the trade fair business through lectures by renowned speakers and visits to trade fair events," explains Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse.

On the initiative of the university, Dr. Christian Glasmacher has now been nominated for an honorary professorship after 12 years of teaching. He was officially awarded the title at a ceremony held at the university by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Werner Mellis. "I am very pleased about this award and thank you very much for the trust you have placed in me," said the newly appointed Prof. Christian Glasmacher.

Bachelor students at the Institute of Trade Fair Management can take the focus specialization module Trade Fair Management as one of two profile groups in the Bachelor's programme, in which Prof. Glasmacher holds the two courses "Strategic Trade Fair Management" and "Operative Trade Fair Management". "It is enriching to prepare young people for their professional careers and to take the opportunity to introduce young talents to the trade fair business. In this way, we provide targeted support for education and science in Cologne and at the same time promote the next generation of managers in our industry," adds Prof. Glasmacher.

Unique training opportunities at the trade fair institute

Since 1999, the institute has been supervising the bachelor's degree specialization module "Trade Fair Management", conducting basic and applied research on trade fair-related topics and promoting the implementation of scientific results in practice.

The university education of executives for the trade fair industry as it is lived at the University of Cologne is unique. The institute sees itself as an interface between theory and practice: every year, numerous Koelnmesse employees are involved as guest lecturers and thus ensure optimal practical relevance in addition to theory. Since the institute was founded, more and more students have attended the institute's lectures and have given it above-average valuation in surveys. And a number of graduates have long been active in key positions in the trade fair industry throughout Germany and beyond.

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news-16775 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:49:21 +0100 Application period 2019 has started! https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/application-period-2019-has-started/ Apply now for our CEMS MIM program starting in October 2019 The application period for our Master International Management (CEMS MIM) has started.

You can reach the application portal at cemsmim.wiso.uni-koeln.de

The application deadline is 31 March 2019.

Students with a (bachelor's) degree which was not obtained in Germany have to additionally apply at www.uni-assist.de/en and by post. 

The Master's application portal for further Master's programmes and Double Master's programmes will be open at the beginning of March. Further information on our Master's programmes and applications can be found on our website "Application procedures for Master's programmes".

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news-16666 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:33:00 +0100 Buddy Programme for the Summer Semester 2019 https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/buddy-programme-for-the-summer-semester-2019/ For visiting students of the WiSo Faculty Each term, the International Relations Center at the WiSo Faculty (ZIB WiSo) and the PIM and CEMS Student and Alumni Club Cologne e.V. organise a Buddy Programme for guest students from the WiSo Faculty's partner universities. At the beginning of each term, ZIB WiSo looks for students and doctoral candidates interested in mentoring guest students for that term. 

Benefits of the Buddy Programme

  • Meet students from all over the world 
  • Participate in the "Welcome Days"
  • Participate in a number of exciting, international social events
  • Develop your language skills
  • Demonstrate social commitment during your studies
  • Receive first-hand information about partner universities as optimal preparation for an exchange term

Responsibilities of a buddy 

  • Contacting the guest student's landlord prior to their arrival (if requested to do so by the student)
  • Collecting the keys to the flat or organising the hand-over of keys
  • Collecting the guest student from the station/airport (Cologne/Bonn) and seeing them to their accommodation
  • Providing support in dealing with public authorities (registration office, etc.)
  • Where necessary, supporting guest students in other areas at the beginning of their stay 

Additional involvement is entirely up to you. 

Buddies are assigned on a 'first-come, first-served' basis: the earlier you register, the more likely we can take your preferences into consideration. 

Upon request, we will be happy to issue a letter of acknowledgement covering your support, which may turn out to be useful as proof of social commitment for future job applications. 

Thank you for being a real 'buddy'! 

For more information, please check out our website.
Contact: Jens Funk: j.funk(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de
 

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news-16479 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:11:36 +0100 Joint project "OERinForm" https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/joint-project-oerinform/ Consulting for media and e-learning centres at universities The joint project "OERinForm" provides extensive support for teachers and e-learning centres at the University of Cologne.

You can find the complete article here:
"OER: Netzwerk Medien ist Kompetenzzentrum im Bereich frei zugänglicher Bildungsmaterialien"

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news-16404 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 13:43:33 +0100 Trust in the banking system? https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/trust-in-the-banking-system/ An interview with Prof. Thomas Hartmann-Wendels

Bank stress tests, the upcoming US elections for the House of Representatives, low interest rates or digitization: banks currently have many construction sites. But a healthy economic development is based on trust in banks. An interview with Prof. Thomas Hartmann-Wendels from the WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne about major crises and German banks.

You can find the complete interview here:
"Vertrauen in Bankensystem: „Politischer Radikalismus führt zur Zurückhaltung bei Investitionen“"

About the person
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartmann-Wendels is Director at the Department of General Business Administration and Banking Management and at the Research Institute for Leasing and Managing Director of the Banking Department at the Institute for Banking Economics and Banking Law at the University of Cologne.

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news-16196 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:29:59 +0200 WiSo Mentoring Programme https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/wiso-mentoring-programme/ Students of the WiSo faculty can become mentees

Dear students of the WiSo Faculty,

become a mentee in the WiSo Mentoring Programme and be accompanied for one year during your Master's degree in Business Administration - Corporate Development by a mentor.

With the support of a mentor, your skills and potential in the transition phase from studies to career can be promoted. At targeted seminars, workshops, networking meetings and much more, you will get a lot of helpful advice as well as contacts for your later professional life.

Are you interested in applying as a mentee of the WiSo faculty? Then we would be pleased if you contact us by e-mail via mentoring(at)wiso.unikoeln.de. We would be happy to inform you personally about the contents and structure of the programme.

Project Coordinator:
Kristin Pfeiffer
Tel.: +49 - (0) 221 / 470 89257
Website: Wiso Mentoring Programme

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news-16170 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:33:46 +0200 Theoretical and Methodological Innovations in Comparative Politics https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/theoretical-and-methodological-innovations-in-comparative-politics-1/ CCCP Workshop

On November 22 and 23, the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP) will host an international workshop for early-career scholars. 

On the first day of the workshop, academics from different universities will address the topics Electoral Politics and Representation in Europe and Political Institutions. The topics Political Economy and New Methods for Comparative Research will be discussed on the second day. Finally, there will be a concluding discussion. 

Further information and registration options can be found on the CCCP website: https://www.cccp.uni-koeln.de/de/workshop/ 

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news-16038 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:57:51 +0200 Job-related further training maintains status quo https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/job-related-further-training-maintains-status-quo/ New study by ISS

Did you know that job-related further training helps to maintain the professional status quo?

Job-related further training is often recommended to employees who want to develop professionally. This is illustrated, for example, by the Federal Ministry of Education’s programme "Aufstieg durch Bildung [Advancement through Education]". A study by ISS researcher Christian Ebner and Martin Ehlert (Social Science Research Center Berlin) has now examined whether individual participation in further training has a positive effect on the professional careers of employed persons in Germany. 

 

The analysis focuses on non-formal further training 

The effects of so-called "non-formal" further training activities were analyzed. These activities include the many training courses, which are usually relatively short and do not lead to recognised educational qualifications. This includes, for example, software or language courses, presentation training and much more. Non-formal further training makes up the majority of employees’ learning activities. While there are clear indications of career improvements with regards to the much rarer formal further training (e.g. a “Meister” degree following an apprenticeship), the findings on the topic of non-formal further training are anything but clear.

Effects of non-formal further training on career development

Possible career mobility due to non-formal further training was examined by analyzing employees’ changes of occupation, firm changes, improvements and deterioration in the income hierarchy as well as becoming labour market inactive (e.g. unemployment). The empirical analyses were based on data from the National Education Panel (NEPS). The NEPS addresses educational processes, competencies and returns over the entire life span. The starting cohort 6 analysed here is a sample of the cohorts born 1944-1986 in Germany. The authors use the seven panel waves of 2009-2016, as detailed information on non-formal training courses is available here. 

Non-formal further training works as a kind of "safety net" to counteract downward mobility

The results show that further training courses do not function as a stepping stone. Rather, it became apparent that employed persons who participate in further training courses tend to remain in their jobs. Participation in further training thus stabilizes employment careers. This means that non-formal further training has the function of a "safety net" and counteracts downward mobility and labour market inactivity. However, as a result of non-formal further training, there are also fewer career advancements, fewer company and fewer career changes.

Did you know that …?

On the website of the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) researchers report regularly on their latest results.

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news-15874 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:35:13 +0200 Exit from coal-fired power generation https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/exit-from-coal-fired-power-generation/ Why an exit is counterproductive

Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels and Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt have written an article dealing with the reasons why a German exit from coal-fired power generation is not sufficient. The article also deals with a solution to the problem: an internationally coordinated CO2 price. 

You can find the detailed article under the following link: "Bloß kein Alleingang".

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news-15866 Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:09:41 +0200 Graduate exchange with HKUST Business School https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/graduate-exchange-with-hkust-business-school/ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

From the academic year 2019/20 on, HKUST Business School will be available for an exchange term for Business and Economics master students within the WiSo Faculty‘s STAP programme.

Founded in 1991, HKUST is today approved as one of the best young universities. It outdoes many of its counterparts in terms of rankings, for instance, the 1st in Times's Best young universities rankings in 2018 and 2nd in the QS Top 50 Under 50 from 2015 to 2018 successively.

The HKUST Business School was the first business school in the region accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS. It is strategically located at the heart of Asia's economic center. At HKUST, students not only enjoy access to a unique fusion of East-meets-West, but also excellent proximity to China and the opportunity to experience the vitality of one of the world's most important economies.

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news-15728 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:02:48 +0200 Almost a third of cooperatives were recently founded https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/almost-a-third-of-cooperatives-were-recently-founded/ New study by the ISS Did you know that almost a third of cooperatives in Germany were recently founded?

Since the turn of the millennium, more than 2,400 new cooperatives have been founded, so that today almost 8,000 companies exist in Germany in the legal form of cooperatives. Nevertheless, the total number of cooperatives has almost halved since 1970, while at the same time the number of memberships has almost doubled. This overall decline in the number of companies despite the many new start-ups is by no means due to insolvencies - on the contrary, the cooperatives are rightly regarded as particularly insolvency-proof. Mergers in the credit cooperative sector in particular have often led to comparatively large cooperative companies. Nevertheless, as in the entire cooperative sector, regional roots and proximity to members and customers continue to be part of the brand.

Results of the study

The new foundations since the turn of the millennium strengthen the cooperative sector. Interestingly, by far the majority of cooperative founders chose this legal form to occupy new business models and areas. The economic sectors traditionally occupied by cooperatives, such as the banking industry, agriculture, trade, crafts and housing, play only a minor role in the establishment of new companies. Most new foundations can be found in the energy cooperatives, but also medical and social cooperatives as well as other community-oriented cooperatives are entering new cooperative business areas.

In 2014, this boom in new cooperatives was the occasion for a study on the potentials and obstacles to entrepreneurial activity in the legal form of a cooperative, which was carried out by ISS researchers Johannes Blome Drees, Philipp Degens and Clemens Schimmele together with employees of the management consultancy Kienbaum. Among other things, it had to be examined whether the amendment to the cooperative law implemented in 2006 actually led to the establishment of new cooperatives. The study showed that the new legislation does not provide an appropriate legal framework for all cooperative projects. As a result, the Cooperatives Act was further amended.

Why are there so many new companies?

The hallmark of many new foundations is often a very high level of civil society commitment on the part of the members in order to achieve the goals of their joint project. Cooperatives are valued for their needs-economic orientation - they do not produce for an anonymous market, but are oriented towards the needs of their members - as well as personal democracy. In addition, there is the identity of the owners with the customers, suppliers or, in the case of productive cooperatives, with the employees. Thus cooperatives correspond in a central aspect to what today characterizes the change of the consumer role under terms such as prosuming, collaborative consumption or co-production.Proven examples of these phenomena can be found in the tradition of consumer or producer-consumer cooperatives; new forms such as solidary agriculture or special housing projects are being added, in some cases with opportunities for working together. Digital platforms in cooperative hands could ensure that the revenues of the platform operators benefit the users. In contrast to the large platforms of sharing (Uber or Airbnb) that have become established in recent years, the profits of cooperative companies remain in the cooperative company or are distributed to the members and thus to the users.

Did you know that …?
On the website of the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) researchers report regularly on their latest results.

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news-15664 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:22:37 +0200 22nd Cologne Venture TradeFair and presentation of the "TradeFair Award“ https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/22nd-cologne-venture-tradefair-and-presentation-of-the-tradefair-award/ Friday, 6th July between 14 and 16 o'clock

The Cologne-based venture TradeFair will present innovative business concepts in the field of media and technology management at the University of Cologne on Friday, 6th July between 2 pm and 4 pm. During a ten-week seminar, students developed business ideas on their own responsibility.

TradeFair' has been a central part of Prof. Dr. Claudia Loebbecke's teaching at the Department of Media and Technology Management for many years. Within the framework of a course, student groups develop and calculate innovative business concepts on their own responsibility.

At eleven stands on July 6, visitors will have the opportunity to be surprised by the developers, their ideas and their enthusiasm. The highlight of the event will be the presentation of the "Trade Fair Award" sponsored by "MTM-Verein" by an external jury at 4 pm.

WHEN? 
On Friday, 6.7.2018
14:00 - 16:00 h TradeFair
16:00 h TradeFair Award ceremony

WHERE?
In the foyer of the lecture hall building of the University of Cologne

Videos and photos of previous years' events can be found at www.mtm.uni-koeln.de.

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news-15490 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:50:02 +0200 What does luxury mean in a service context? https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/what-does-luxury-mean-in-a-service-context/ Research cooperation with Johann Lafer In the future, Professor Dr. Martin Paul Fritze (Koelnmesse Endowed Chair of Trade Fair Management and Marketing, University of Cologne) will deal with luxury in a service context. With the help of a new research cooperation between the junior professor and the star chef, entrepreneur and cookbook author Johann Lafer, luxury in the service context is to be examined using the example of the catering and hotel industry. Johann Lafer, well-known from numerous cooking shows, will provide the University of Cologne with insights into the practice of a luxury service provider as part of a joint research project.


Research topic and cooperation
This is a research cooperation on the subject of luxury services. The cooperation agreement was concluded on May 30, 2018 during a joint meeting at Johann Lafers Stromburg.

Jun. professor Dr. Martin Paul Fritze is already looking forward to working with Johann Lafer:

"I am very pleased that we were able to win Johann Lafer as a partner for this research project. We want to find out how luxury is perceived when services are used. This glance into practice is a great opportunity for us to understand this better from both the customer's and the company's perspective".

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news-15053 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:22:43 +0100 Marketing Area Annual Report 2017 https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/marketing-area-annual-report-2017/ Now online The 5th edition of the Annual Marketing Area Report provides a detailed insight into the work of the Marketing Area at the WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne during the last 12 months.

The Marketing Area of the University of Cologne with its professors Hernán Bruno, Marc Fischer, Monika Imschloss, André Marchand, Werner Reinartz, Franziska Völckner - together with the team of post-doctoral students, PhD students, secretarial and student assistants - looks back on a busy and successful year in 2017.

The research report provides a summary of this year's publications, conference presentations, doctoral theses, awards and research grants.

Here you can download the marketing report: Marketing Area Annual Report 2017.

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news-15035 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:00:16 +0100 Master Day Business & Economics https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/master-day-business-economics/ Find your Master at the Master Day

On the Master's Day, you can find out more about Master's programmes in economics from Europe's best business schools. Selected companies present their job, master and internship offers for bachelor's degrees. The next dates in an overview:

  • Master Day Business & Economics Stuttgart on 10.03.2018
  • Master Day Business & Economics Frankfurt 17.03.2018
  • Master Day Business & Economics Munich 24.03.2018

Further information can be found here: Master's Day Business & Economics

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news-14909 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:44:00 +0100 Smart aircraft containers https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/smart-aircraft-containers/ Project as part of the Laboratory Course on Development In the last summer semester a great innovation project was created within the framework of the "Laboratory Course on Development" together with Jettainer.

Under the title "Air Cargo 4.0", the student team dealt with the digitization of the airfreight industry and developed a smart container.

Best wishes to all involved, the result is very impressive!

Further information about the project can be found here: "Universitätsprojekt: Kölner Studenten entwickeln smarten Container"

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news-14880 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:21:49 +0100 The Bachelor-Newsletter will be send out through WhatsApp now as well https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/en/news/news-faculty/the-bachelor-newsletter-will-be-send-out-through-whatsapp-now-as-well/ Registration is possible from now on Starting next week the bachelor-newsletter will also be available on WhatsApp. Registration is possible from now on under this link (all the way down): Newsletter of the WiSo student & Career services

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