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Individuals less likely to evaluate peers negatively if facing evaluation themselves

May 23, 2024
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.
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Businesses unintentionally discourage diverse ideas

May 15, 2024
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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ESMT Berlin researchers show ways to propel product success

May 13, 2024
New research from ESMT Berlin explores the key strategies that firms should adopt when launching a new product. The researchers say that these strategies depend on the current market view of the product and the firm. Employing the correct one, which might sometimes be collaborating with overtly demanding reviewers or instituting rather challenging pilot tests, ensures that the product launch will go as successfully as possible.
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ESMT Berlin and BMW Group enter third year of Change Maker Fellowships with a focus on digitalization

May 8, 2024
ESMT Berlin and the BMW Group are partnering for the third time to offer BMW Group Change Maker Fellowships. The 10 full-tuition fellowships for the ESMT Global Online MBA will support ambitious young mathematics or technology professionals to accelerate positive and meaningful change.
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ESMT Berlin reaccredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities

April 24, 2024
ESMT Berlin has received institutional reaccreditation from the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) for a further 10 years without any conditions. The council confirmed the international business school’s right to award PhDs and also sees no need for ESMT to be accredited again. The decision was based on the business school’s exceptional academic performance and its globally recognized excellence in research and teaching.
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If you give companies R&D credits, they are more likely to acquire startups

April 22, 2024
Firms that receive research and development (R&D) credits are much more likely to acquire venture capital (VC) backed startups, alongside investing in their own R&D efforts, according to new research by ESMT Berlin.
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ESMT Berlin offers students new apartments near campus

April 12, 2024
Starting June 1, 2024, ESMT Berlin will offer seven fully furnished shared apartments to provide affordable housing for its students in Berlin. Each apartment will accommodate up to six people and is owned by the Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte mbH.
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ESMT Berlin: New index shows increasing bureaucracy in Germany

April 9, 2024
A recent study by Prof. Stefan Wagner from ESMT Berlin shows an increasing bureaucratization of Germany. The analysis, which was conducted in collaboration with the internet platform, testifies to a continuous increase in the volume of federal legislation in Germany and thus underpins the perception of increasing bureaucracy in Germany.
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Sanction the use of cyberweapons, not the weapons themselves

April 5, 2024
A recent analysis by Helene Pleil, research associate at the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, alongside colleagues from Technical University Darmstadt, outlines that rapid technological progress, a lack of political will and uniform definitions, as well as the dual use of cyber tools, are the main challenges facing effective cyber arms control which is vital for foreign and security policy. As cyberspace is increasingly used in conflicts, cyber arms control needs to be addressed as well.
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AI can take over key management roles in scientific research

April 2, 2024
New research from ESMT Berlin shows how AI can manage human participants in large-scale research projects, taking over functions such as task allocation, coordination, and motivation.
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Firms with exclusive networks excel by 7% in market crises

March 28, 2024
Firms with exclusive brokerage positions in their collaboration networks outshine their counterparts by an average margin of more than 7% in crisis conditions, according to recent research conducted at ESMT Berlin. The competitive advantage of exclusive brokers stems from their capacity to adapt quickly, and on their own terms, when crisis erupts - unlike their peers trapped in more tightly-knit, constraining networks.

ESMT Berlin students present DigitalFuture Summit 2024

March 28, 2024
This year’s DigitalFuture Summit (DFS), the annual networking event entirely organized by ESMT Berlin master’s students, will take place April 4-5 on campus in the center of Berlin. The event connects talented students and young professionals with potential future employers from around the world who are passionate about technology and innovation. Attendees gain direct insights from top industry leaders and experts and get the opportunity to expand their knowledge, develop new skills, and build valuable connections that can advance their career.
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“Building Common Ground” - Berlin Global Dialogue announces the theme of its second summit

March 20, 2024
After a successful launch last year, the second Berlin Global Dialogue will take place October 1-2, 2024, at ESMT Berlin. Founded by Lars-Hendrik Röller, former chief economic advisor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Berlin Global Dialogue unites leaders from business, government, and academia to develop joint solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. Under the theme “Building Common Ground,” this year’s summit invites global leaders to find new ways to cooperate amidst volatility and fragmentation.
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ESMT Berlin unveils new logo and brand identity

March 4, 2024
ESMT Berlin has updated its brand identity with a new logo, color scheme, and tagline “Business as unusual.” This brand transformation comes a little more than 20 years after the international business school’s founding and illustrates its forward-looking identity. The new logo draws inspiration from the iconic Berlin TV tower, which is visible from the ESMT campus in the center of Berlin. The TV tower builds a transmission line and symbolizes collaboration across ideologies and national borders, resonating with ESMT’s commitment to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.

ESMT Berlin elevates its sustainability focus

February 9, 2024
ESMT Berlin, a leader in innovative business education, is significantly expanding its sustainability focus across all facets of the international business school. Building upon a decade of highly successful sustainability initiatives, it is bringing together its diverse and effective programs under one roof: the ESMT Institute for Sustainable Transformation. The institute will bundle the business school’s sustainability activities in the areas of research, teaching, and outreach, thus amplifying their impact and fostering responsible leadership practices that benefit individuals, businesses, and society at large.