• Address Administration in Universities

  • Situation orientation and individualisation of management support systems

  • Comprehensive Neo-Schumpeterian Economics Prof. Dr. Horst Hanusch (Innovationsökonomik, Public Sector Management, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Japans)
    This research project deals with the development and the application of a comprehensive neo-schumpeterian approach. In this concept, the innovation-based and future-oriented structure is not only applied to the industrial, but also to the public sector as well as the financial markets.

  • New Combinations and Endogene Growth Prof. Dr. Alfred Maußner (Empirische Makroökonomik)
    Schumpeter already pointed out the significance of enforcing new combinations in the development and growth process of economies. In this project an endogenous growth model is developed which with regards to its basic structure fits into the modern growth theory and even enlarges it. This enlargement consists in considering the endogenous development of new technologies with new production factors which can subsequently be combined with those of existing technologies.

  • Keeping Monetary Reserves and Life Cycle Prof. Dr. Alfred Maußner (Empirische Makroökonomik)
    In models based on a representative household demand for money can be motivated in different ways including, among other things, the prepayment approach, the consideration of transaction costs and money as an argument of utility function. This project examines the question of whether those approaches can be used to explain the empiric distribution of moneys within one and between the generation(s).

  • Empirical Research on Capital Markets Prof. Dr. Manfred Steiner (Finanz- und Bankwirtschaft)
    Empirical Research on Capital Markets, in particular factor models on the German share market, measuring of performance and explanation of yield anomalies.

  • Rating and credit risk management Prof. Dr. Manfred Steiner (Finanz- und Bankwirtschaft)
    Rating and credit risk management, with a particular emphasis on aspects of legal control and evaluation.

  • Airline Schedule Planning Prof. Dr. Robert Klein (Mathematische Methoden der Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
    Due to increasing wage costs, sinking margins as well as high capital and operating costs, airlines are forced to use their capacities to such an extent that preferably high revenues are generated. In order to achieve this, the flight schedule should be as attractive as possible to potential passengers with regard to offered connections and flight times. To make medium-term flight schedules is considered to be a highly complex problem which can only be solved successfully by using quantitative methods.

  • Strategic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management Dipl.-Kfm. Baptiste Lebreton (Produktions- und Umweltmanagement)
    Closed loops depict supply chains for which reintegrate their returned products into their own production network. While the reverse logistics research has extensively addressed the technical aspects of product reintegration, very few insights are available on whether OEMs should commit themselves to a closed-loop. The structure of the monograph is aligned to the decision-making process of OEMs willing to investigate the potential of closed-loops. This decision-making process is structured around fundamental questions managers are expected to answer prior to running a circular supply chain: Does a closed-loop fit in the corporate objectives? Is it profitable to run a closed-loop? How should OEMs deal with free-riders’ competition? Which product/technology/location setup leads to a profit-maximizing supply chain? The planning framework is finally applied to two case studies from the tire and the computer industry.

  • Integrated Supply and Production Management Dipl.-Inf. Christian Gahm (Produktions- und Umweltmanagement)
    Operational production planning in special purpose machinery is marked by high uncertainty, caused by information dynamics and disturbances. Against this background a planning approach for the calculation of a robust resource allocation plan will be developed. The approach comprises a concept that integrates the resource allocation planning in the hierarchical planning context, a robust planning method that takes the uncertainty by (simulation based) correction factors into account and an algorithm to solve the resulting planning problem (a hybrid-flow-shop problem with variable-intensity and preemptive operations). To apply the developed planning approach a decision-support-system that focuses usability as well as adaptability will be developed.

  • Scheduling of resources for job shop production in the engine building industry Dipl.-Inf. Markus Jantzen (Produktions- und Umweltmanagement)
    Due to the increasing pressure of competition, companies are forced to schedule their production more efficiently. Particularly, on closer examination of make-to-order production of capital-intensive products, there is great potential in the optimization of the work in process supply. The reduction of these assets can be realized by organizational methods, as well as by a more efficient resource constraint project scheduling. In order to solve this problem, a resource-oriented rolling planning approach has been developed. By reason of the structure of the underlying mathematical planning problem, the adoption of heuristic methods appears promising. This approach is tested exemplarily by means of an application from the aircraft industry.

  • Energy-oriented machine scheduling for identical parallel machines Dipl.-Kfm. Markus Rager (Produktions- und Umweltmanagement)
    A machine scheduling in consideration of energy-oriented information about single production orders supports an efficient use of energy sources (e.g. electric power, heating oil or natural gas). This leads to a corresponding cost reduction as well as to a reduction of greenhouse gases.