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New research shows what NASA can teach organizations on strategic agility

November 30, 2023
In their 60-year history, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had to go through several radical organizational changes. New research by ESMT Berlin and Warwick Business School shows what NASA’s history can teach organizations about strategic agility, and how organizations can adapt their business models effectively to cater to external challenges.
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Seconded employees provide more novel and innovative ideas, finds new research

November 16, 2023
Seconded employees - employees temporarily assigned to a different role, organization, or department - choose more innovative ideas and influence permanent staff to do the same, finds new research from ESMT Berlin.
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ESMT Berlin installs the largest photovoltaic system in the center of Berlin

November 13, 2023
ESMT Berlin has installed a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of its historical main building, covering about 25 percent of its electricity needs in the future. With a total of 893 highly efficient modules on the former GDR State Council building, the PV system achieves a total output of 366 kWp, making it the largest system of its kind in central Berlin. The system is expected to be connected to the electricity grid in January 2024.
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Champions in transition: CEO dialogue event and book presentation highlight the global importance of German and European SMEs

November 3, 2023
Yesterday's CEO dialogue on “Leading Global Champions” brought together 200 CEOs and chairpersons of internationally active family businesses at ESMT Berlin. They engaged in discussions with leading German politicians such as Federal Minister Wolfgang Schmidt, head of the Federal Chancellery, and Carsten Linnemann, deputy party chairperson, Secretary General, and head of the CDU's Programme and Policy Commission. The primary focus was on the successful development of hidden to global champions.
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Shared medical appointments increase patient engagement, finds new research

October 31, 2023
New research from ESMT Berlin finds that shared medical appointments increase engagement from patients as they ask more questions, make more comments, and exhibit higher levels of nonverbal engagement, providing greater value for other patients in the sessions.
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New ESMT Berlin research shows how to weed out bad ideas at the early stages of open innovation using data from the LEGO IDEAS platform

October 19, 2023
The characteristics people use to judge whether an idea will be successful differ vastly depending on the stage of the idea, according to new research from ESMT Berlin. At an early stage, people tend to look at the status of the idea creator and a carefully crafted presentation, characteristics that have little bearing on success. Whereas at a later stage in the development of business ideas, people are more likely to judge based on how popular it already is and how that popularity is growing.
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ESMT Berlin starts autumn term with two future-oriented new master programs

October 10, 2023
With the MSc in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, and the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ESMT Berlin introduces two future-oriented degree programs to enable graduates to be changemakers. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in areas critical to business success and ensure that the organizations that they join or found will meet the challenges of tomorrow.
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Olaf Scholz, Charles Michel, among others join international leaders from business and government at new economic forum Berlin Global Dialogue on September 28-29

September 6, 2023
At Berlin Global Dialogue 300 global policy and business leaders will unite in Germany to discuss the future of the global economy in times of transition. Participants of the conference will be heads of state such as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, ministers as well as global C-level business leaders.
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ESMT Berlin welcomes new faculty member

September 4, 2023
On September 1, 2023, Oliver Binz joined ESMT Berlin as an assistant professor, strengthening the business school’s faculty in accounting.
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Matthias Qian joins ESMT Berlin

September 4, 2023
Matthias Qian joined ESMT Berlin on September 1, 2023, as an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship.
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Talented scientists and engineers join technology startups for love of the job and not the pay

August 16, 2023
New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ESMT Berlin uncovers the factors influencing the job choices of talented STEM PhDs, showing how and why startups can hire high ability scientists and engineers.
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New PNAS study from ESMT Berlin reveals ideal first offer in negotiations

August 7, 2023
When beginning a negotiation, buyers often struggle to find a first offer that lowers the final sale price but also avoids the risk of non-agreement. Based on the analysis of 26 million real eBay negotiations, new research from ESMT Berlin in PNAS shows how an ideal first bid should look.
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Julia Langdon strengthens faculty at ESMT Berlin

August 2, 2023
Julia Langdon joined ESMT Berlin as an assistant professor of organizational behavior on August 1, 2023.
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ESMT Berlin: flagship Executive Transition Program celebrates 20th anniversary

July 31, 2023
The Executive Transition Program (ETP), an annual three-module seminar that prepares executives for general management roles, is turning 20 this year. The first module of the upcoming program will start on November 10, 2023, in Stockholm.
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Bayer partners with DEEP – Institute for Deep Tech Innovation at ESMT Berlin

July 24, 2023
DEEP – Institute for Deep Tech Innovation at ESMT Berlin has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Bayer to jointly strengthen the translation of cutting-edge technologies in life sciences as well as biotech and healthtech startups.