Pia Gruber M.Sc.

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin/Research and teaching assistant
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Kunz: Controlling
Phone: +49 (0)821 598 - 4482
Email: pia.gruber@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de
Room: 2330 (J)
Visiting hours: nach Vereinbarung per Mail
Address: Universitätsstraße 16, 86159 Augsburg

About the person

Curriculum vitae:

After completing her vocational training, Pia Gruber finished her school career in 2011 at the Berufsoberschule Augsburg with the subject-specific university entrance qualification. She then studied information-oriented economics at the University of Augsburg, graduating with a Bachelor of Science. During her bachelor studies, she completed a semester abroad at San Diego State University in California, USA. Her bachelor thesis dealt with the economic analysis of the too-big-to-fail problem.
 

Subsequently, she studied for a Master's degree in Economics and Public Policy with a focus on Finance & Information at the University of Augsburg. Her master thesis dealt with the explanatory approaches for the Escalation of Commitment, in which she performed a comparative analysis of Self-Justification Theory and Prospect Theory. During this time she also worked as a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Kunz.

 

During her studies, Ms. Gruber gained practical experience as a working student at MAN Diesel & Turbo, Augsburg, in the area of Master Data Management, and at MAN SE, Munich, in the area of Compliance Continous Control Monitoring. She also completed an internship at BMW AG, Munich, in the area of Controlling Product Projects, Development and Invest.
 

Since October 2017, Pia Gruber has been working as a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Chair of Business Administration with a focus on Controlling at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Augsburg. During her PhD, Ms. Gruber was also at the ESSEC Business School in Cergy-Pontoise, France, for an international research stay from September to October 2021.

 

Ms. Gruber has been a representative of the academic Mittelbau as well as a member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business and Economics since October 2019 and a representative of the Standing Commission for University Planning of Augsburg University since October 2021. She was also a substitute representative of the Standing Commission for Research and Young Academics at Augsburg University from October 2019 to September 2021.

 

Contract person:

  • Bachelor course „Grundlagen des Controlling“
  • Master seminar „Methoden der Controllingforschung“

Supervisor:

  • Bachelor seminar „Ausgewählte Themen des Controlling" 
  • Bachelor seminar "Controlling im internationalen Kontext"
  • Bachelor course „Grundlagen des Controlling“
  • Master seminar „Controlling in der Praxis“
  • Master seminar „Methoden der Controllingforschung“
  • Master course „Behavioural Controlling“
  • Erasmus course „Principles of Accounting, Controlling and Taxation“
  • Final thesis (Bachelor and Master)

Research

© University of Augsburg

Behavioural Controlling:   

Escalation of Commitment

International research exchange:

  • Research stay at ESSEC École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales in Cergy-Pontoise, France, with Prof. Dr. Stefan Linder (Sept./Oct. 2021)

You can find a short report about the stay here (in German): #scientistwhoselfie

 

(Conference) Presentations:

  • Invited presentation at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Markus C. Arnold (31.08.2022) „Escalation of Commitment in Digital Group Decision-Making: the Team Leader-Effect
  • EXRIMA 2022 - Summer School and Research Conference (23.06.2022) „Escalation of Commitment in Digital Group Decision-Making: the Team Leader-Effect
  • ERMAC 2022 - Summer School and Research Conference (21.06.2022) „Escalation of Commitment in Digital Group Decision-Making: the Team Leader-Effect
  • BFGA 2021 - 3rd Conference on Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting   (05.11.2021) „Individual error handling and organizational escalation of commitment – A comprehensive analysis“ - Prof. Dr. Jennifer Kunz 
  • BrownBag-Seminar -   ESSEC École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales -   Département Comptabilité Controle de gestion (19.10.2021) „Individual error handling and organizational escalation of commitment – A comprehensive analysis“   
  • WK Org 2021   -   45. Workshop der Kommission Organisation (24.09.2021) „Individual error handling and organizational escalation of commitment – A comprehensive analysis“ 
  • WK Org 2021   -   45. Workshop der Kommission Organisation (24.09.2021) „Escalation of Commitment in Group Decision Making: An Approach Considering Team Roles“
  • EIASM 2021   - 11th conference on performance measurement and management control (17.09.2021)   „Individual error handling and organizational escalation of commitment – A comprehensive analysis“ 
  • ERMAC 2021 - Summer School and Research Conference (21.06.2021) „Individual error handling and organizational escalation of commitment – A comprehensive analysis“

Conference attendance:

  • EXRIMA 2022 - Summer School and Research Conference (Bochum, Germany: 21.-24.06.2022)

  • ERMAC 2022 - Summer School and Research Conference (Wien, Austria: 19.-20.06.2022)

  • BFGA 2021 - 3rd Conference on Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting (digital: 04.-05.11.2021)

  • WK Org 2021 -   45. Workshop der Kommission Organisation (digital: 23.-24.09.2021)

  • EIASM 2021 - 11th  conference on performance measurement and management control (digital: 15.-17.09.2921)

  • ERMAC 2021 - Summer School and Research Conference (digital: 21.-22.06.2021)

  • ACMAR 2021 - 18th Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research   (digital: 01.-05.03.2021)

  • BWL 2020   - 82. Jahrestagung des VHB (digital: 17.-20.03.2020) – Digitale Transformation

  • RWL 11   - 11th International Conference on Research Work & Learning (Giessen, Germany: 24.-26.07.2019) – Configuring Enterprises as Spaces for Learning: Possibilities, Risks and Limits
  • COPE 2019   - 22nd Colloquium on Personnel Economics (Augsburg, Germany: 14.-15.03.2019) – economic analysis of personnel policies

Scholarships and Grants:

  • Female High Potential -   Mentoring program for young female scientists at the University of Augsburg

You can find more information about Ms. Gruber's participation here (in German): Mentoring: Female High Potential

 

  • Programm Procope-Mobilität - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic, Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in Berlin - to support the mobility of doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers from Germany to France (research stay in France).  
  • Programm Chancengleicheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre - Short-term scholarship of the University of Augsburg (research stay in France) 
  • Forschungsstipendium - Funding of the research trip of the University of Augsburg (research stay in France)
  • Funding for doctoral course 2021 - Competence Center for Global Business Management (VHB ProDok: Experimental Research and Behavioral Decision Making)
  • Funding for doctoral course 2019 - Competence Center for Global Business Management (VHB ProDok: Qualitative Research Methods)    

Representative and committee work

  • Representative of the academic Mittelbau (since October 2019)
  • Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Economic Sciences (since October 2019)
  • Representative of the Standing Commission for University Planning of the University of Augsburg (since October 2021)
  • Substitute representative of the Standing Commission for Research and Young Academics of Augsburg University (October 2019 - September 2021)

 

To the website (in German)

Further education and training

VHB ProDok:

  • Experimental Research and Behavioral Decision Making (Berlin, in English: 21.-24.09.2021)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (Berlin, in English: 09.-12.04.2019)

ProfiLehre:

  • Individual voice training in teaching (University of Augsburg, in German: 16.02.2022)
  • Pronunciation and Fluency - Brushing up on spoken skills for use in conferences, teaching and academic discussions – Basic level (University of Augsburg, in English: 21.04.-05.05.2021; weekly)
  • Certificate in University Teaching of the Bavarian Universities (31.08.2020) with:

Leading Learning Groups (University of Augsburg, in German: 02.03.2020)

Counseling students - basic level (University of Augsburg, in German: 10.05.2019)

Psychological disorders in students - basic level (University of Augsburg, in German: 25.03.2019)

Storytelling in teaching - achieving more with stories (University of Augsburg, in German: 21.03.2019)

Multiple-choice tests (University of Augsburg, in German: 15.12.2018)

Humor in teaching basic level (University of Augsburg, in German: 05.-06.10.2018)

Rhetoric Advanced Level (University of Augsburg, in German: 04.10.2018)

Fundamentals of university teaching for novice teachers - basic level (University of Augsburg, in German: 20.-21.09.2018)

Teaching economics - making lectures, seminars and exercises attractive - basic level (University of Augsburg, in German: 23.03.2018)

Legal foundations of university teaching (University of Augsburg, in German: 06.03.2018)

Rhetoric basic level (University of Augsburg, in German: 19.02.2018)

 

 

Others (z.B. KleVer Program, ZWW, Workshops):

  • Coversation round French (digital, in French: 01.06.-10.08.2022)
  • (Non)-verbal communication - voice and presence for women scientists (Augsburg, in German: 01.04.2022)
  • Half-time: Women reflect and optimize the doctoral process (Augsburg, in German: 11./25.03.2022)
  • Being assertive instead of always being nice (Augsburg, in German: 02.-03.12.2021)
  • Feedback culture in diverse teams (Augsburg, in German: 14.-15.04.2021)
  • Good scientific practice and reproducible research with STATA (Augsburg, in German: 09.04.2021)
  • Career as a professor at a HAW (Augsburg, in German: 04.11.2020)
  • 2nd Workshop on Vignette Experiments in Business Administration and Economics (Augsburg, in English: 01.02.2018)
  • Speed Reading Training (Augsburg, in German: 20.03.2018)
  • Writing Coaching for PhD Students (Augsburg, in German: 08.03.2018)
  • Project PhD: A PhD Coaching Workshop (Augsburg, in German: 07.03.2018)

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