The rising power of firms is a major topic for economists and business scholars. While managers try to gain market power by applying several (legal and sometimes even illegal) strategies, society may suffer from welfare losses and higher inequality as a result. While these issues are more discussed in the US than in Europe, an increasing number of publications are devoted to the analysis of corporate power and its consequences within Europe.
On May 24, 2018 we had the privilege to host external lecturer Ms Larissa Dauchner, who works in the field of brand management in the Hotel Sacher Marketing Department. As part of the Statistics for Economics and Business 2 course led by our Senior Researcher Dr. Christian Reiner, our bachelor students had the opportunity to hear her firsthand experience and learn about use and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in the development of the Hotel Sacher’s marketing strategy and operations.
Publications and presentations are important output of applied economic research at Lauder Business School. Depending on the audience and type of journal, the aim can be either to participate in the scientific debate or to inform the wider public of new research results and discuss its social relevance.
Furtenbach is a chemical company and its core business lies in the field of resins and coatings. It is the third largest company in Europe in its branch. Just to provide a snapshot on its relevance, there is at least one element in every vehicle that was manufactured with the help of its final products.
Dr. Ronen Harel from the Department of Business Administration of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev visited LBS from April 16 to April 20 as part of the Erasmus+ lecturer exchange program. The purpose of his visit was to shadow LBS lecturers and implement best practices in his home institution.
Dr. Christian Reiner, senior researcher at LBS published an essay on innovation economics on a blog for economic research, called “Ökonomenstimme”.