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Violetta Splitter
Research Associate
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Current list of topics for Bachelor and Master thesis supervised by Violetta Splitter
Basic Literature
Management Education: How is management
and strategy taught at Universities and Business
Schools and what does this mean for the practical
relevance of management research? What effect
has management education on future managers?
Does management education care about the
transfer of ethical values?
Mintzberg (2004)
Gosling & Mintzberg (2004)
Grant (2008)
Korpiaho et al. (2007)
Bennis & O'Toole (2005)
Brew (1999)
Grey (2002)
Open Strategy: How do firms "do" open strategy?
How does this new concept of strategy differ from
classical strategy processes? Can existing
research on strategy explain this new
phenomena? Is current strategy research
outdated to explain open strategy?
Bjelland & Wood (2008)
Chesbrough & Appleyard (2007)
Matzler, Füller, Koch, Hautz, & Hutter (2014)
Whittington, Cailluet, & Yakis‐Douglas (2011)
Practical Relevance and aesthetics: How
important are aesthetic aspects for the relevance
of research? How do different designs impact the
way managers apply concepts? In what way does
design shape the understanding of science?
Van de Ven & Johnson (2006)
Nicolai & Seidl (2010)
Abrahamson (1996)
Brady (1986)
Dickie (1964)
Argyris & Schon (1974)
For more information do not hesitate to contact me directly. Theses can be either conceptual or
empirical and can be written in German or English.
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Augier, M., & March, J. G. (2007). The pursuit of relevance in management education.
California Management Review, 49, 129-146.
Abrahamson, E. 1996. Management fashion. Academy of Management Review, 21(1): 254–
Argyris, C., & Schon, D. A. 1974. Theory in practice: Increasing professional effectiveness:
Bjelland, O. M., & Wood, R. C. 2008. An Inside View of IBM's' Innovation Jam'. MIT Sloan
management review, 50(1): 32–40.
Brady, F. N. 1986. Aesthetic components of management ethics. Academy of Management
Review, 11(2): 337–344.
.Baldrige, D., Floyd, S., & Markoczy, L. (2004). Are managers from mars and academics
from venus? Toward an understanding of the relationship between academic quality and
practical relevance. Strategic Management Journal, 25, 1063-1074.
Bennis, W. B. and O’Toole, J. (2005). How business schools lost their way, Harvard
Business Review, 83(5): 96-104.
Brew, A. (1999). Research and teaching: Changing relationships in a changing context.
Studies in Higher Education, 24, 291-301.
Chesbrough, H. W., & Appleyard, M. M. 2007. Open innovation and strategy.
Dickie, G. 1964. The myth of the aesthetic attitude. American Philosophical Quarterly, 1(1):
Gosling, J. and Mintzberg, H. (2004). The education of practicing managers. MIT Sloan
Management Review, 45(4), 19-22.
Grant, R. M. (2008). Why Strategy Teaching Should Be Theory Based. Journal of
Management Inquiry, 17, 276-281.
Grey, C. (2002). What are business schools for? On silence and voice in management
education. Journal of Management Education, 26, 496-512.
Hugh E. Kramer and Hugh Kramer, The Philosophical Foundation of Management
Rediscovered, Management International Review, Vol. 15, No. 2/3 (1975), pp. 47-54
Matzler, K., Füller, J., Koch, B., Hautz, J., & Hutter, K. 2014. Open Strategy–A New Strategy
Paradigm?, Strategie und Leadership: 37–55: Springer.
Kieser, A., & Leiner, L. (2009). Why the rigor–relevance gap in management research is
unbridgeable. Journal of Management Studies, 46, 516-533.
Korpiaho, K., Paivio, H. and Rasanen, K. (2007). Anglo-American forms of management
education: A practice-theoretical perspective. Scandinavian Journal of Management,
23(1), 36-65.
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Mintzberg, H. (2004). Managers not MBAs. A hard look at the soft practice of managing and
management development. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.
Nicolai, A., & Seidl, D. (2010). That’s relevant! Different forms of practical relevance in management science. Organization Studies, 31, 1257-1285.
Van de Ven, A., & Johnson, P. (2006). Knowledge for theory and practice. Academy of
Management Review, 31, 802-821.
Whittington, R., Cailluet, L., & Yakis‐Doug las, B. 2011. Opening strateg y: Evolution of a
precarious profession. British Journal of Management, 22(3): 531–544
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