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Research

Striving for excellence.

Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci, Director of Research

One of the key research elements of the school is the connection of the business perspective with an overall economic perspective. Research conducted at ESMT aims at having a significant impact at the highest academic levels, generating new knowledge, and boosting sustainable growth.

ESMT's research findings aspire to enlighten the judgment of business leaders and policy makers, thereby improving human societies and organizations. The research output from ESMT's faculty is published in international academic journals, which are first-class in their respective fields. These research findings also provide cutting-edge and profound insights for the business community as well as the classroom through managerial publications and case studies.

Research projects

  • ERC Starting Grant: Digital platforms - Pricing, variety and quality provision

    Digital platforms: Pricing, variety and quality provision



    Funding type: European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant

    Funding period:  2020-2025, the new beneficiary is the European University Institute (EUI) as of September 2023

    Research team: Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin), Willy Lefez (ESMT Berlin), Atara Oliver (former ESMT Berlin)



    Digital platforms, such as Amazon, Alibaba, Google, have become important global players. Their practices have led to significant anti-trust and regulatory scrutiny, and interventions. The existing theoretical models are not suited for the analysis of most of digital platforms as they fail to capture their important aspects and dynamics. This project’s first goal is to develop tractable and applicable models of markets with digital platforms capturing their unique features. The second goal is to investigate the implications of digital platforms’ business practices on prices, variety and quality provision to buyers, on small rivals, and on potential platform entry. The findings of this project will highlight potential distortions in these multi-billion markets and ultimately suggest effective policy recommendations for competition policy in digital markets, which can greatly improve consumer welfare in the EU.

    More detailed information can be found on the official project website.

  • European Union H2020: EQUAL4EUROPE - Gender equality standards for AHMSSBL institutions throughout Europe

    EQUAL4EUROPE: Gender equality standards for AHMSSBL institutions throughout Europe

    Funding type: EU Horizon 2020 Framework Program​​​, Coordination and Support Action ​​​

    Funding period: 2020-2023

    Research team: Monica Perez (former ESMT Berlin), Friederike Kreßner (former ESMT Berlin), Amelie Eckersley (former ESMT Berlin)

    Cooperating institutions and partners: ESADE (coordinator), Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Comenius University Bratislava, IEDC Bled School of Management, ESMT Berlin, INSEAD, EFMD, PNO Consultants.



    The EQUAL4EUROPE project, comprising eight research institutions and accreditation organizations, aims at removing barriers to the recruitment, retention, and career progression of female researchers. Within the four-year project, ESMT will focus on the identification and evaluation of gender issues.

    Women in the EU still account for only 33 percent of overall and 24 percent of top-level (grade A) researchers according to EU statistics. In order to bring about sustainable cultural and institutional change, the research institutions will develop and implement evidence-based gender equality plans as well as establish best practices and recommendations for others. In addition, the accreditation organizations plan to include the project results into their international standards.

    More detailed information can be found on the official project website.

Honors and awards

Research staff

Researchers and our research staff play an integral role at ESMT Berlin.

                  

Research associates

*denotes postdoctoral.

News

Individuals less likely to evaluate peers negatively if facing evaluation themselves

May 23, 2024 | ESMT Press
New research from ESMT Berlin finds that individuals strategically select the colleagues they evaluate, and the evaluation they give, based on how they want to be perceived.

"Leading The Future Workplace: Managers Must Be The Engineers Of Their Hybrid Teams"

May 22, 2024 | Forbes
Forbes published an article by Nora Grasselli, lecturer in leadership at ESMT Berlin, where she talks about the future of hybrid work and obstacles to overcome in establishing a productive hybrid working environment as and for future managers.

Businesses unintentionally discourage diverse ideas

May 15, 2024 | ESMT Press
Businesses influence the ideas they receive from external contributors by unintentionally signaling which ideas they like, finds research from ESMT Berlin and INSEAD. This leads to a narrow set of nondiverse ideas.

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