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Kunisch, Sven

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Works: 15 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 539 library holdings
Roles: Editor, dgs, Thesis advisor, Author
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Most widely held works by Sven Kunisch
Analysis of Corporate Headquarters Characteristics in Large German Firms by Gavriʼel ben Ḥayim Miller( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Building on existing research on corporate headquarters, this study analyzes the charac-teristics of corporate headquarters and potential relationships between company and headquarter characteristics. A comprehensive framework is developed with the purpose of describing the corporate headquarters considering three different perspectives. Based on this framework, a Transparency Index is defined that allows to evaluate companies with regard to the reporting about their headquarter characteristics. A transparency as well as a content analysis are executed based on a sample of the 100 largest publicly traded German firms. The transparency analysis shows that the more specific and detailed the headquarter characteristics are, the less frequent they are reported. Company size measured by revenue is found to be positively correlated with the level of reporting transparency. Transparency is however not found to be significantly dependent on industry sector. Regarding content, results show that roles and activities performed at headquarters are in accordance with literature. It can also be observed that headquarter size varies widely among the companies considered whereas headquarter size does not depend on industry sector. A significant relationship between company performance and headquarter size cannot be confirmed. Considering potential symbolism of headquarters, a trend towards more symbolic new headquarters can be found. This work expands current research by providing a structured and comprehensive framework to describe the characteristics of corporate headquarters and by introducing a novel quantitative measure of transparency
The Significance of new CEOs' International Experience : the Consequences on Organizations and the Moderating Role of Predecessor Experience and CEO Origin by Alexander Bode( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawing on existing research on executive succession and upper echelons this study investigates the relationship between the demographic characteristic new CEO international experience and the firm's post-succession international diversification. Furthermore it examines the moderating role of predecessors' international experience and successor origin on this relationship. Based on 421 succession events in large US firms of the S & P 500 between the years 2003 and 2012 results indicate that there is a positive relation between new CEO international experience and post-succession rate of foreign sales as well as rate of foreign assets. It was found that firms with internationally inexperienced predecessors achieve a higher post-succession rate of foreign sales than firms with internationally experienced predecessors. Additionally, outside successors with international experience are stronger related to the post-succession rate of foreign sales than inside successors. However, findings provide limited support for the influence of outside successors with international experience on post-succession rate of foreign assets and no support for the influence of international experience of predecessors on the relationship between new CEO international experience and post-succession rate of foreign assets. Through a follow up analysis, support was found that new CEO international experience is positively associated with the post-succession number of geographic segments
A Comprehensive Analysis of Corporate Headquarters Characteristics by Manuel Züllig( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accompanying the emergence of the M-form corporations and its triumphal procession in the 21st century, the attention on corporate headquarters has increased among scholars. The purpose of the thesis at hand is to provide a theoretical as well as an empirical foundation on the topic of corporate headquarters characteristics. Moreover, it is intended to make a contribution to close the research gap on understanding corporate headquarters and to provide guidelines for future research in this area. The underlying approach of the thesis follows a tripartite structure. First, an aggregated picture of the current state of management science about corporate headquarters characteristics is displayed. Afterwards, the thesis collects data of a sample that comprises 73 firms, on which a transparency analysis on the availability of information as well as a content analysis on different corporate headquarters designs are executed. The former is concluded by four different types of corporate headquarters embodiments that are derived from their degree of transparency aggregated from the emergence-based clusters: strategy, structure, and location. The latter identifies differences in corporate headquarters operating income and age between firms with single and those with multiple corporate headquarters locations
Corporate Programs : an Empirical Analysis of Their Performance Implications in Large German Firms by David Kuhn( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Konzernprogramme sind ein wichtiges Instrument für große Unternehmen, um konzernweite strategische Massnahmen zu planen, umzusetzen und zu koordinieren. Diese Studie untersucht die Beziehung zwischen spezifischen Programmcharakteristika und der Unternehmensleistung empirisch, um optimale Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten für solche temporäre Organisationsformen abzuleiten. Auf Strategischer Management und Organisationsliteratur aufbauend, argumentieren wir, dass mehrere Programmcharakteristika einen Einfluss auf die Unternehmensleistung ausüben. Wir setzen Content Analysis ein, um Konzernprogramme in großen deutschen Unternehmen zwischen 2000 und 2014 zu identifizieren und zu charakterisieren und untersuchen die Leistungsauswirkungen spezifischer Programmcharakteristika durch die Anwendung multipler linearer Regression. Während wir signifikante Beweise für den negativen Einfluss von Programmdauer auf die Unternehmensleistung finden, kann unsere Studie keinen Nachweis für die Leistungsauswirkungen der Strategischen Orientierung, des Komplexitätsgrades und des Programmauslösers präsentieren. Obwohl diese Ergebnisse keine umfassenden Programmgestaltungsanweisungen liefern können und weitere Forschung nahe legen, bringt diese Studie das Forschungsgebiet der Konzernprogramme voran, da sie eine Indikation für eine verbesserte Programmgestaltung gibt, indem sie beweist, dass kürzere Programme erfolgreicher sind
Von der Qualität und Quantität des deutschen M & A-Marktes - eine phasenorientierte Entwicklungsanalyse by Henning Düsterhoff( )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Changes at Corporate Headquarters: Review, Integration and Future Research( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract In modern corporations, the corporate headquarters (CHQ) unit is considered central to the fortunes of the overall firm. In light of ever‐changing environments, changes at the CHQ have become a crucial concern in management research and practice, and scholars have studied a variety of changes at the CHQ. Despite the common focus on the CHQ entity and the potential for cross‐fertilization across several research tracks, a coherent picture of this dispersed body of knowledge is lacking. This paper reviews 25 years of research on changes at the CHQ. In so doing, it advances a common language and an overarching framework that integrates the existing knowledge in the intellectual domains of strategy, organizational design and international business research. On this basis, the authors suggest directions for future research to advance knowledge of: (1) the pressure for and resistance to changes at the CHQ; (2) interrelationships among changes at the CHQ; (3) change processes at the CHQ; (4) agents involved in changes at the CHQ; and (5) adaptive and disruptive effects of changes at the CHQ. Overall, the study provides a conceptual basis for combining the existing knowledge of changes at the CHQ and serves as a guide for future research
Refining Perspectives on Procedural Justice in Organizations - A Systematic Literature Review and Directions for Future Research by Aron Wilken( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This review examines the prevailing literature on Procedural Justice (PJ) and synthesizes the findings in a conceptual framework. It proposes that, in addition to specific factors, four major clusters - supervisor & process characteristics, explanation & justification, voice, and outcomes - can be considered the causes of PJ. Similarly, the paper suggests that PJ results in six outcome clusters, described as trust, satisfaction, commitment, intentions, behavior, and performance. The importance of differentiating between subjective and objective justice, that are representing actual and perceived levels of procedural fairness, is further elaborated giving a central role to a phenomenon labeled pseudo justice. Moreover, the originator, the receiver, and the perceiver are introduced as the predominant roles involved in the two types of PJ. The US as a country, and educational settings in general, are identified as the predominant research contexts. Based on insights from the current literature, it is concluded that additional research is needed on a content level, on methodological advancements that improve the concept's validity, as well as on the progression of theoretical integration. Practical implications are discussed
CEO Successions Corporate vs. Business Level CEO Origin : A Study of Organizational Antecedents by Lukas Germann( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawing on upper echelon and contingency theory, we examine for the first time antecedents of the new CEO's organizational level of origin. We argue that the directionality of change in product and international diversification affects the decision to recruit a new CEO with a distinct organizational level of origin. The results of a sample of S & P 500 firms over a five-year period reveal that enhanced total and unrelated product diversification are positively associated with the selection of a corporate executive, whereas enhanced international diversification, contrary to our supposition, is negatively associated with it. However, we find no support for our supplementary argument that appointing a corporate executive has a positive influence on postsuccession financial performance under the hypothesized circumstances. By distinguishing between corporate and business level executives in the context of CEO succession, we complied with prior research's request for taking into account the potential multidimensionality of the new CEO's origin and thus contribute to the existing literature on the antecedents of new CEO characteristics
An Empirical Analysis of Large Firms' Diversification Strategies by Johanna Laufenberg( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper summarizes existing research on the effects of product and geographical diversification on firm performance. Building on this, we examine interaction effects of product and geographical diversification and the influence of diversification on firm performance in times of an economic-wide shock. Data on firm performance, diversification and control variables of the 500 largest firms worldwide from the years 2004 to 2014 is obtained to test our hypothesis with an OLS regression. We use separate time-wise samples to distinguish between the crisis and stable period. Our results confirm the previous findings that the main effects of related product and geographical diversification on firm performance are positive while unrelated product diversification has a negative impact. In addition to the current state of research, we find that only related product diversification, and not unrelated product diversification, interacts with geographical diversification to impact firm performance negatively. Moreover, we find that in times of an economy-wide shock, the impact of related product diversification and the impact of the interaction between related product and geographical diversification is higher. Overall, results indicate that related product and geographical diversification offer the potential to increase market power and put excess physical as well as knowledge-based resources to work. Combined levels of related product and geographical diversification have a negative impact on performance due to increased coordination and communication costs
Managing Professional Service Firms - Review, Synthesis and Future Directions by Felix Gruenewald( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Professional services as provided by e.g. accountants, consultants and lawyers have increased drastically in relevance for business and research in the last decades. As a maturing research field with varying industry definitions and terminologies, research on these so called Professional Service Firms [PSF] has become more and more fragmented. Hence, with a meta-analysis of top management journals I synthesize, structure and present the past and the present of PSF research. Six topic clusters could be identified: Strategy, Organization, Career Mobility, Culture & Informal Networks, Knowledge and Client Relations. Not only do these clusters vary in exhaustiveness, research is also found to be so dispersed across industries and topics that conclusiveness can seldom be evaluated. While this alone builds a strong case for future research, I start by proposing a more coherent and structured research approach via an integrative analysis framework and then present four individual major research directions: Scholars are called to evaluate PSFs with regard to innovation, their financials and economics, their role in society and finally to cover the actual work and projects of PSFs
The agency perspective for studyingheadquarters-subsidiary relations : an assessment and considerations for future research by Adrian Schulte Steinberg( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dimensions of Organizational Unlearning in the 21st Century a Review of the Organizational Unlearning Literature and Proposal of a Future Research Agenda by Jan Martin Jacobi( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper is a review of the relevant extant literature on organizational unlearning. The review offers a characterization of the research activity, an integrative framework structuring previous key research findings and also an aggregating review of weaknesses of previous research designs, research depth and potentially linkable research topics. This is done to broaden the variety of topics for future organizational unlearning research activity and enhance the quality of future research findings. The review concludes with a proposition of transforming the integrative framework on organizational unlearning into a managerial tool for the professional practice by future researchers refining different aspects of the theory bound in the integrative framework
From grey to silver by Sven Kunisch( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From Grey to Silver : Managing the Demographic Change Successfully( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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