Forschung an der Privatuniversität

Forschungsseminare

Die Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg organisiert regelmäßige Forschungsvorträge aus dem eigenen Professorium sowie auch von externen WissenschaftlerInnen. Die Vorträge sind offen für alle interessierten StudentInnen, WissenschaftlerInnen und PraktikerInnen.

Bei Interesse, Fragen oder Anmerkungen melden Sie sich bitte bei Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Theresa Treffers.

Geplante Forschungsseminare 2017

07. September, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: The Returns to Eco-Wine Production: A Quantile Regression Approach

Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg)
Using a large dataset including more than 54,000 different wines that have been produced by some 800 wineries over the period 2010 thru 2017 we show that the returns to ecological behavior are statistically significant and economically highly relevant: Self-declared eco-wineries can charge about 5 percent higher prices per bottle than observationally similar conventional wineries raising the question why only a small minority of all German wine-makers produce eco-friendly wines (about 10 percent). Moreover, eco-certification is associated with yet another statistically significant and economically relevant price premium of 5 percent per bottle, suggesting that the costs that are associated with the production of this signal are high enough to achieve a separating equilibrium.

05. Oktober, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: Drivers of extended work-related availability of managers: A multi-centric pilot study

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harald Stummer (UMIT)
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08. November, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: Natur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Experimentalstandards

Prof. Dr. Gregor Weihs (Universität Innsbruck)
Die Naturwissenschaften und einige Disziplinen in den Sozialwissenschaften haben eine lange Tradition in experimenteller Forschung. Die wissenschaftlichen Standards haben sich jedoch unterschiedlich entwickelt und in aktuellen Studien werden diese unterschiedlich angewandt und bewertet. Dieses Forschungsseminar dient dem interdisziplinären Austausch zwischen Experimentalphysik und Experimentalpsychologie zu disziplinspezifischen Experimentalstandards und deren Anwendung und Bewertung in aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Studien.

07. Dezember, 10:00-11:00 Uhr, Antrittsforschungsseminar: Professor/in für Digital Business / Innovationsmanagement

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17. Januar, 19:00 Uhr: Antrittsforschungsseminar: Professor/in für Wirtschaftspsychologie

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01. Februar, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: Antrittsforschungsseminar: Professor/in für Digital Business / Innovationsmanagement

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Frühere Forschungsseminare 2017

06. Juli, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: The effect of team affective trait composition on team learning and performance

Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Theresa Treffers (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg)
How should organizational teams be composed to optimize their performance in complex tasks that require fast and accurate decisions? Recent research suggests that teams perform better when they learn from each other, but we know little what stimulates team learning. Defining team learning as a cognitive process and knowing that cognitions and emotions are interlinked, a team’s affective composition might influence if and how teams learn. While some studies address the role of team affect in team cognitive processes, they only look at diversity in positive affect among team members and only consider singular aspects of the learning process, e.g., information sharing. Thus, neglected in extant studies is diversity in negative affect among team members and how diversity in positive and negative affect would influence various team learning processes (i.e., action, reflection, adaption) and team performance. This study investigates in an experimental setting how different affective trait compositions among team members influence a team’s learning processes and performance. In our experiment, teams are randomly formed according to team members’ individual levels of positive and negative affective traits. The subsequent experimental task is completed in several rounds to allow team learning and team performance is measured after every round of the task in terms of speed and accuracy. This study contributes to organization theory on how team affective trait composition enhances team learning and performance and delivers practical implications about how to compose high performance teams.

01. März, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: What Drives the Increase of Facebook Fans of German Bundesliga Soccer Clubs?

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Grohs (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg)
Using a data set from the Deutsche Bundesliga, Germany’s highest level football league with 18 soccer clubs, we model changes in each team’s Facebook fans as a function of its Facebook interactions (likes, shares, comments), heterogeneity of posts (Herfindahl-Index of post types), sponsor mentions (number), and team success (rank), controlling for different types of posts (statuses, videos, photos, links, and questions), different activations (requests, questions, competitions, auctions, and promotions), and idiosyncratic characteristics of the 18 soccer clubs. Data were collected for every team on every day of the 2012/13 Deutsche Bundesliga season. The data set consists of 5,472 (304 days x 18 soccer clubs) observations with overall 18,574 Facebook messages. Analyses show that interactions, heterogeneity of posts, and team success have significant positive effects on the relative change in a team’s Facebook fans. In addition, interactions on a team’s Facebook fan page are significantly positively influenced by the heterogeneity of posts, by photo posts, and by request activations, and significantly negatively influenced by competition activations. Modeling issues and managerial implications are discussed.