Research Area Managerial and Organizational Economics (MOE) School of Business and Economics

About us

Members of the Research Area:

Karin Knottenbauer Macroeconomics

Almut Balleer Applied Economics and Econometrics

Wolfgang Breuer Finance

Christian Grund Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics

Özgür Gürerk Experimental Economics

Christine Harbring Organizational Economics

Jaewon Jung Economics

Thomas Kittsteiner Microeconomics

Peter Letmathe Management Accounting

Oliver Lorz International Economics

Marion Ott Game Theory and Behavioral Economics

Björn Paape Didactics of Economics

Rüdiger von Nitzsch Decision Theory and Financial Services

Information on the Master course Corporate Development and Strategy:

How can firms operate successfully in the market? This is one of the key questions addressed by research in business and economics. During the course of globalization and the emergence of new organizational forms, the ‘rules of business’ have also changed, so that now – more than ever before – it is imperative that firms and their markets are not analyzed in isolation of each other. Managerial economics and organizational economics are of equal relevance, and an interdisciplinary approach based on a variety of research methods is imperative. In this particular Research Area, the School’s chairs of business and of economics work together on topics such as corporate governance, organizational and market design, and the impact of internationalization strategies on firms.

Other key research focuses include the analysis of incentive agreements and the motivation, management, and leadership of employees in organizations. Earlier collaborative ventures with the University’s schools of engineering have demonstrated how highly effective interdisciplinary collaboration is for such analyses, where an optimal synthesis of operative processes and the corresponding management instruments is called for. Most of our research projects are empirical. Based on field data or experimental data, they enable both business economists and engineers to derive interesting implications for management practice. On the basis of new theoretical findings and a meticulous economic analysis coupled with an evidence-based approach, we have created a solid foundation to facilitate a deeper understand of organizations in different environments. Central to the Areas’s common research agenda is the role and importance of heterogeneity as cause and/ or consequence of economic activity and success. Our ultimate goal is the formulation of concrete recommendations for enhancing the success of firms.

Research Area Managerial and Organizational Economics (MOE)