Dr. Martin Murmann has been appointed assistant professor

Dr. Martin Murmann, who has been a post-doc and senior research associate at the Chair for Entrepreneurship, has been appointed assistant professor at Bern University of Applied Sciences. Congratulations and all the best!





Startup grant to entrepreneurship professor Ulrich Kaiser

After 14 years as the Chair for Entrepreneurship and scholar of entrepreneurship, Ulrich Kaiser eventually turned into a startup promoter himself by winning a startup grant worth 15000 CHF to, an online tool which tracks startup activity in Switzerland which was developed by UZH student startup Chiron services, The grant was jointly awarded to Chiron services and professor Kaiser by, the Swiss Innovation Agency. .




Sangyun Kim receives the Best Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society conference


A paper by Sangyun Kim and Prof. Hart E. Posen (University of Wisconsin-Madison) has been chosen Best Paper for the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group at this year’s Strategic Management Society conference.

This study ("vicarious experimentation through imitation: evidence from video game sequel releases") examines an underappreciated question in research on imitation: how can innovators learn from being imitated? They call the process through which such learning occurs vicarious experimentation. Most prior work suggests that imitation is detrimental to the innovator’s advantage. By examining the implications of imitation as a source of experiential learning, the authors explore how being imitated may increase, rather than decrease, the innovator's performance. Results from the US video console game industry are consistent with the prediction that the innovator’s next-generation product has higher quality if the original product experienced more imitation. Furthermore, this effect is strengthened when the imitators are more visible in the market and the innovator successfully retains the product-specific knowledge embedded in its development unit.





Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper with Entrepreneurial Implications Award awarded to Prof. Dr. Lauren Howe and Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges


At the Academy of Management meeting this summer on August 5th, a paper Prof. Dr. Lauren Howe co-authored with Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges, entitled "Investors increase financial support to entrepreneurs who share a personal shortcoming", was selected by the Organizational Behavior division for the Best Paper with Entrepreneurial Implications Award.





Swiss Reception at AOM


The Department of Business Administration at the University of Zurich hosted the 11th annual Swiss Reception at AOM (PDF, 3 MB) on August 6th at the Academy of Management Meeting. The event was organized by Florence Bernays, Vera Hampel, Prof. Dr. Lauren Howe, Bennet Schwoon, and Dorothee Winkler, and was sponsored by the chairs of Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges, Prof. Dr. Andreas Scherer, and Prof. Dr. David Seidl; the event was well attended by over 100 invited guests who gathered at Optimism Brewing in Seattle to exchange.





Studieninformationstage der UZH am 7. und 8. September 2022


Die Studieninformationstage der UZH am 7. und 8. September waren erneut ein grosser Erfolg. Viele MaturandInnen haben den Weg an die Uni gefunden um sich dort über das Bachelor Angebot zu informieren. Wir danken Pascal Meier für die sehr erfrischende Präsentation! Auch ein grosses Dankeschön geht an alle AssistentInnen, die am BWL Stand ausgiebig Auskunft gegeben haben!





«Stepping up – Intergenerational Mobility and Identifying New Pools of Talent» – Event on 22.9.2022


How can young talents from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds be reached? And what does it take to successfully enter the job market, what role does Vocational Education and Training (VET) play? These and other questions will be discussed at a high-level panel on September 22, 2022 with Prof. Dr. h.c. Eric P. Bettinger, PhD, this year's honorary doctor of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich, and other experts. Register now!

What is needed for a successful step into the labor market? How do educational programs need to change? How can young people be reached who haven’t planned educational careers? How can new pools of talent be attracted? With his great creativity and his rigorous statistical methods Prof. Bettinger identifies cause-and-effect relationships in education and evaluates programs and pilots in the USA and in developing and industrialized countries across the globe. On the occasion of his honorary doctorate, he comes from Stanford University to the University of Zurich to present findings of his longstanding research in this area and to discuss them with outstanding personalities from different fields (see panelists).

Prof. Bettinger, Professor at Stanford University (USA) and Advisory Board Member of the Leading House VPET-ECON was awarded an honorary doctorate of the University of Zurich on Dies Academicus 2022. It thus appreciates his great contributions to the methodological and substantive development of the economics of education and his significant contributions to evidence-based education policy in both industrialized and developing countries.

To celebrate the honorary doctorate, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics will host an event with a panel in the Aula of the University of Zurich on Thursday, September 22, 2022, 04.30 p.m.


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Welcome Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pull as Inge Strauch visiting professor


We are pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pull as Inge Strauch visiting professor at UZH as of today. Kerstin Pull is visiting professor at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics and senior research fellow at Collegium Helveticum. She is Chair of Human Resource Management & Organization at the School of Business & Economics at Tuebingen University. In her research, Kerstin Pull takes a personnel economics perspective on HR questions. In most of her projects, she follows a quantitative empirical approach.





Nicolas Bastardoz appointed Assistant Professor at KU Leuven (Belgium)


Nicolas Bastardoz accepted a new position as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Work and Organization Studies at KU Leuven. He started there in September 2021 after three years at the Chair of Human Resources Management and Leadership working with Prof. Dr. Jochen Menges and Prof. Dr. Lauren Howe. Nicolas will continue to act as Associate Editor and Methods Advisor for The Leadership Quarterly. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.





UZH Mentoring Award 2021 for Prof. David Seidl


Professor David Seidl has received the UZH Mentoring Award 2021. This award recognizes supervisors of PhD candidates at UZH for outstanding mentoring and promotion of early-career researchers. The prize money is endowed with 5,000 Swiss francs. The award ceremony takes place during the Graduate Campus Annual Ceremony.





Inauguration ceremony for the new "Swiss Leading House VPET-ECON"


With an inauguration ceremony on Monday, October 25, 2021, the new "Swiss Leading House VPET-ECON" started its work. During the event, the new “Leading House VPET-ECON” received greetings and congratulations from Josef Widmer, Deputy Director of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), from Prof. Egon Franck, Director of the Department of Business Administration at the University of Zurich, and from Prof. Maximilian von Ehrlich, representative of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Bern. The ceremony was surrounded by greetings and historical remarks from its two co-directors, Prof. Uschi Backes-Gellner and Prof. Stefan C. Wolter.

Another highlight of the evening was the keynote speech by Prof. Harald Pfeifer, head of the department on “Economics of Vocational Education and Training” at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (bibb) in Bonn as well as professor of “Economics of Vocational Education and Training” at the “Research Centre for Education and Labor Market (ROA)” at Maastricht University. In his lecture, he focused on the role of  economic research on vocational education and training (VET) and reflected upon special features and challenges of VET research. He further explained the importance of VET research for policy makers and practitioners by providing examples of the actual benefits of VET economics and in so doing underlined the importance of future research by the Swiss Leading House VPET-ECON.



Agnes Bäker


Agnes Bäker accepts Associate Professorship at VU Amsterdam


We are proud to announce that Agnes Bäker has received and accepted an offer of Associate Professor for Leadership at VU Amsterdam. Congratulations! She has also received and declined an offer of Associate Professor for People Management at University of Southern Denmark.



Julia Grimm


Dr. Julia Grimm accepted the post of Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Dr. Julia Grimm, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Business Administration (Prof. A Scherer), was offered and accepted the post of Assistant Professor of Business Administration with focus on Sustainability at the Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University. Julia Grimm has assumed the position on September 1st, 2021. JIBS is double accredited (AACSB, EQUIS).



Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Scherer


Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Scherer named Doctor honoris causa of the University of Hamburg


Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Scherer, Professor of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm at the University of Zurich, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg in recognition of his career and contributions to research in the fields of business and social sciences, in particular to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 in the presence of Prof. Dr. Jetta Frost, Vice-president of the University of Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Cord Jakobeit, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg, as well as Prof. Dr. Dirk Ulrich Gilbert and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta from the same faculty who delivered laudatory speeches and Prof. Dr. Timo Busch who moderated the ceremony. About one hundred attendees followed the virtual ceremony that was held in a synchronous online format due to the Covid-19 situation.





Professor Edward P. Lazear has passed away


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing away of Professor Edward P. Lazear. He was honorary doctor of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Business Administration, a regular lecturer in the Institute's doctoral programme, and a dear colleague and friend of many in the Faculty.

Ed Lazear was a professor of economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Ed Lazear was the founder of the field Personnel Economics, and inspired generations of young scientists with his enthusiasm. He won practically any prize in his field. Just recently a new prize in his name was established by the Society of Labor Economists, the Annual Edward P. Lazear Prize – which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of labor economics, devoted a portion of their careers for the benefit of civil society and actively helped shape public policy.

Ed Lazear passed away on November 23, 2020 after short severe illness. Our thoughts are with his family.



Prof. Dr. Andrea Giuffredi-Kähr, Prof. Dr. Martin Natter


SNF Projektgenehmigungen


Das Projekt "Narcissistic, Machiavellian, and Psychopathic Brands: Measurement, Outcomes, and Contingency Factors" von Prof. Andrea Giuffredi-Kähr und das Projekt "ShopHero - Digital Receipt Based Sustainability and Food Waste Monitoring and Interventions" von Prof. Martin Natter wurden in der aktuellen SNF Projektausschreibung genehmigt. Beide Professoren sind in der Marketinggruppe unseres Departments. Die Finanzierungsdauer beträgt 4 Jahre. Ganz herzliche Gratulation!





Lehrpreisverleihung 19/20

Die Ergebnisse des diesjährigen Goldenen Schwamms sind da, dieses mal beinhaltet alle Dozierenden der Assessmentstufe. Allen voran liegt Prof. Christiane Barz mit ihrer Vorlesung zu Mathematik I & II. Den zweiten Platz teilen sich die Professoren Egon Franck und Ulf Zölitz. Wir gratulieren Prof. Barz und Prof. Franck ganz herzlich zu diesem hervorragenden Ergebnis!





Dr. Florian Überbacher, Ruf als Associate Professor of Management (with tenure)


Dr. Florian Überbacher, Postdoktorand und Oberassistent am IBW, hat einen Ruf als Associate Professor of Management (with tenure) am Department for Sustainable Management of Economy, Human Resources, Information Systems and Diversity der Montpellier Business School erhalten und angenommen. Stellenantritt ist auf den 1. Februar 2021. Die Montpellier Business School ist triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).





Jamie Gloor - SNF PRIMA Grant

Jamie Gloor, Post-Doc (Betriebswirtschaftlehre), erhält für ihr Projekt «Playing the Game Relieves 'More of the Same'? Leadership Diversity through Sport» einen PRIMA Grant vom Schweizerischen Nationalfond zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (SNF) in der Höhe von 1,173,853CHF Franken (2021-2025). (22.8.20)





Ehrendoktorwürde für Frau Professorin Uschi Backes-Gellner


Die Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Tübingen hat beschlossen, Frau Professorin Uschi Backes-Gellner aufgrund herausragender Leistungen den Grad und die Würde eines Doktors der Wirtschaftswissenschaften ehrenhalber zu verleihen.

Die Universität Tübingen ist eine von 10 Exzellenzuniversitäten in Deutschland und kann in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften auf eine lange und erfolgreiche Tradition zurückblicken.





Jahrespreis für Robin Schnider beim UZH Dies Academicus 2020


Auf Antrag der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät hat die Universität Zürich einen Jahrespreis an Robin Schnider für seine Dissertation «Macro-, Meso-, and Micro-Level Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro-Social Behavior» verliehen.

Robin Schnider untersuchte die soziale Verantwortung von Unternehmen und wie diese von öffentlichen Dialogen abhängt. Mithilfe innovativer Experimente konnte dabei die unbewusste Wirkung sozialer Medien auf die Wahrnehmung sozialer Akzeptanz nachgewiesen werden. Seine Forschung liefert wichtige Erkenntnisse für das digitale Zeitalter und die Bewältigung globaler Probleme.





José Parra-Moyano ist Finalist fuer den UZH Lehrpreis 2020

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Dr. José Parra-Moyano, Dozent am Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, in die Endrunde des Nominationsverfahrens für den UZH Lehrpreis 2020 gekommen ist. Das diesjährige Thema des Lehrpreises lautete «Im Lernprozess begleitet: Welche Dozentin/welcher Dozent begleitet den Lernprozess bis hin zum Leistungsnachweis am besten?». Das Nominationsverfahren wurde im Auftrag der Universitätsleitung vom Prorektorat Lehre und Studium organisiert. Die Nomination erfolgte aufgrund einer Internet-Umfrage unter den Studierenden und einer Einschätzung durch ein Auswahlgremium (vgl.





Dr. Jamie L. Gloor Wins Best Paper Award at AOM 2020

Dr. Jamie Gloor's paper, "Help When Dads need Somebody? Follower Reactions to Leader Work-Family Conflict" (coauthored with Susanne Braun, Durham University) was just awarded with the best paper distinction in the Organizational Behavior Division at the Academy of Management; it will be published in the best paper proceedings. Jenny Hoobler (University of Pretoria) and Claudia Peus (Technical University of Munich) also coauthored the paper, but were not listed on the AOM submission, due to the rule of three. Congratulations!





Dr. Jamie L. Gloor accepts a tenured position as a senior lecturer at Exeter University Business School

As of April 1, Dr. Jamie L. Gloor, will be appointed as a Senior Lecturer (tenured, equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Business School at the University of Exeter in Exeter, England. At Exeter, Dr. Gloor will continue her award-winning research and teaching on leadership, diversity, and the future of work. This appointment will begin part-time to facilitate Dr. Gloor's finishing her current post-doctoral position with Assistant Professor, Dr. Agnes Baeker, at the University of Zurich, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Lehrkredit for teaching innovation. Dr. Gloor is also a University of Zurich alumna, having started her PhD under the supervision of our former Professor, Dr. Bruno Staffelbach (now President of the University of Lucerne) in 2013, finishing in 2016 (summa cum laude). Dr. Gloor has research experience across 4 continents, including Yale University, the Technical University of Munich, the National University of Singapore, and The University of Queensland. Good luck, Jamie!





Prof. Backes-Gellner Mitglied im neu etablierten "Rat der Arbeitswelt" in Deutschland
Am 21. Januar wurde vom deutschen Arbeitsminister der 'Rat der Arbeitswelt' in Deutschland eingerichtet. Frau Prof. Backes-Gellner ist eines von elf ausgewählten Mitgliedern. Dieses Expertengremium aus Wissenschaft und Praxis soll den Wandel der Arbeitswelt und damit einhergehende Herausforderungen analysieren, Handlungsempfehlungen geben und die Erkenntnisse, sowohl für die Politik wie auch für die betriebliche Praxis, nutzbar machen. Wir gratulieren Frau Prof. Backes-Gellner ganz herzlich!