Chair of Organization and Corporate Development

Corona virus: General information of the chair

Due to the corona virus, all university events are currently cancelled until 20.04.2020.

  • The crisis surrounding the corona virus has led to far-reaching measures by the university management to prohibit the further spread of the virus. Therefore, all employees are working from home and can be contacted at any time by e-mail for questions! The personal consultation hours are continued via Skype or telephone.
  • All events until the 20th of April 2020 are cancelled.The regular courses in the summer semester at the faculty of economics start uniformly on the 20th of April 2020. From this date on, all courses of our chair will be shifted to Distant Learning (for concrete information about the courses see below). Furthermore, the courses of the chair depend on future developments and the university's assessments.
  • Examination reviews: Due to given reasons there are currently no examination reviews taking place. We will inform you in time about catch-up dates. The period for filing a possible objection only begins on the day of the inspection.
  • If you have organizational questions, you can contact Mrs. Bettina Färber by phone or e-mail. The opening hours of the secretariat are Monday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm.


Corona Virus: Current information on the courses offered by the chair

Teaching curriculum – Summer term 2020:
All courses of the chair will be conducted online!

In light of the recent corona crisis, our chair is working on offering our courses in the summer term 2020 in a distant learning format. It is our goal to maintain our teaching curriculum (starting April 20th) for our students with as little disruptions as possible. To do so, we are exploring new ways, which support teaching and discussing of contents as well as answering students’ questions. Given the variety of our teaching, we offer tailored solutions for our individuals courses; that is solutions which are adapted to content, format, and students. We will continually adapt these solutions to the ongoing development of the crisis.

The course “Management and Organization” deals with the basics of strategic management and organizational design. The corresponding tutorial aims at applying the lecture’s content to specific case studies.
You will be able to download lecture slides and literature via StudIP.Additionally, starting April 21th, we will provide you with weekly (every Tuesday) mediacasts that deal with the lecture’s contents. You will find these mediacasts on StudIP where we will also inform you about new contents and give you up-to-date examples from corporate practice. You can use the StudIP discussion board to ask us questions regarding course contents. We will make sure to answer them daily. Furthermore, we will offer you a quiz once each chapter is finished that will help you deepen your understanding of the contents.
You will find these mediacasts on StudIP where we will also inform you about new contents and give you up-to-date examples from corporate practice. You can use the StudIP discussion board to ask us questions regarding course contents. We will make sure to answer them daily. Furthermore, we will offer you a quiz once each chapter is finished that will help you deepen your understanding of the contents.
Planned date of the exam: July 24th 2020.

 

The lecture introduces models and strategies of corporate development. It focuses on tracks and drivers of corporate development processes, strategies to grow company size (e.g. via M&A or strategic alliances) as well as ways to reduce company size (e.g. via downsizing).
You may download lecture slides and corresponding literature from StudIP. Additionally you find a weekly Mediacast in StudIP, starting on April 20th, 2020). Please contact Prof. Maurer or Mark Okraku via Email for questions regarding lecture content.
The tutorial complements the lecture. Students learn how to apply tools and concepts in order to analyze and tackle case studies and how to deal with the ambiguity of real situations. The tutorial is scheduled at the end of the lecture period end of June / beginning of July. We will adapt the exact form of the tutorial as the situation demands and inform you on our decision in a timely manner.
You will receive detailed and timely information on the exam (currently scheduled for July 27th, 2020).

 

The lecture deals with current debates on behavior in organizations. The topics cover basics of organizational behavior, motivation, emotion, team work, conflict management, organizational culture, and organizational change.
You will be able to download lecture slides and literature via StudIP. Additionally, starting April 21th, we will provide you with weekly (every Tuesday) mediacasts that deal with the lecture’s contents. You will find these mediacasts on StudIP. If you have any questions regarding the contents of the lecture, you can contact Dr. Marion Brehm via e-mail (marion.brehm@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de).
On StudIP we will further provide you with additional practice material in the form of questions from previous exams and the corresponding solutions.The arrangements for the exam will depend on the university’s general course of action. We will inform you concerning this matter as soon as possible.
Planned date of the exam: September 1st 2020.

 

The course comprises topics of strategic and operative process management. The contents will be approached with the help of case studies from corporate practice. The kick-off date is May 4th 2020.
On our website, we will shortly provide you with further information on the application, format, procedure, and appointments of the course.

 

This seminar for master students deals with the topic of “Process management and interprofessional collaboration: Analysis and optimization of processes in the healthcare industry.” Supervision of the students’ work is currently conducted via phone, skype, or e-mail. If the closing event of the seminar on May 6th 2020 cannot take place, we will offer an interactive webinar instead, in which the individual groups can present their results. Participants of the seminar will be informed in greater detail.

 

Regarding the exam (planned date: April 28th 2020), we will inform you shortly. The arrangements for the exam will depend on the university’s general course of action.


Welcome to the Chair of Organization and Corporate Development.

The Chair of Organization and Corporate Development is both in research and teaching concerned with the configuration and development of organizations in a dynamic environment. The efficient configuration of organizational structures and processes is an important part for organizations in order to face the challenges of global competition and to be successful in the long term. But not only the internal development but also external possibilities for development build an important strategic tool, like the formation of network relationships with affiliates and external growth. Within these areas we provide students with practice-oriented knowledge and contribute to current research.


Current lectures & seminars in summer term 2020


Planned lectures & seminars in winter term 2020/21