Research at IHM differentiates between a micro and a macro analysis.
The following themes form the research focus at IHM:
Strategy, organization, and leadership of higher education institutions with special attention to universities
Change and adaptation of universities
Governance and performance of business schools
Competitiveness of national higher education systems
Impact of universities
New business models for different types of higher education institutions
Research on these themes uses primarily empirical studies of different international examples and comparisons (comparative perspective).
The following topics are available for dissertation candidates:
Competitiveness and Innovative Capacity of National Science and Higher Education Systems: A Comparative Study
Governance and Performance of Institutions of Higher Education: A Study of Business Universities and Faculties
Business Models for Universities of the Future: Scenarios and Approaches
Strategy and Innovation in Expert Organizations: the case of universities
Convergence and Differences of Mission and Strategy in Business Schools
Required are research experience and knowledge of methods for the social sciences. In case you are interested, please contact Professor Sporn directly for a meeting.
Dissertation working title Bernhard Böhm: „The role of dynamic capabilities for the strategic positioning of merged higher education institutions - A business model analysis”
Dissertation working title Ana Godonoga: „Socially Responsible Universities: Analysis of their conceptualisation, strategies and management control and rewards systems"
The New Silk Road – Implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe, in collaboration with a network of international experts from Europe, Asia and USA
The Entrepreneurial Capacity of Universities Improving the Competitiveness of Regions: A Comparative Analysis
A Global Positioning Strategy in Marketing to International Students, Anglo-American and Central European Style, together with Professor Gary Rhoades, University of Arizona