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    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
    dies ist der erste Forschungsnewsletter der Fakultät für International Business. In diesem Newsletter finden Sie eine Kompilation aller Forschungsaktivitäten, die an unserer Fakultät im Zeitraum von 2014 bis heute stattgefunden haben und stattfinden. Das Ziel war es, ein Gesamtbild über die Aktivitäten zu gewinnen. Dazu wurden alle Faktultätsmitglieder angeschrieben und um ihre Beiträge gebeten. Je nachdem, ob ein Abstract zu den Veröffentlichungen zur Verfügung gestellt wurde, ist der erhaltene Beitrag damit ergänzt wurden.
    Der Newsletter ist in verschiedene Themen gegliedert. Er beginnt mit Veröffentlichungen mit Peer-Review, gefolgt von Veröffentlichungen in Fachzeitschriften oder anderer Publikationen. Desweiteren sind Konferenzteilnahmen und Forschungsprojekten aufgelistet, genausowie die Promotionsthemen der DoktorandINen. Die Promotionsthemen sind durch einen Abstract ergänzt, um einen tieferen Einblick dazu zu gewähren.
    Auch dem monatlichen Forschungskolloquium für Professoren und Doktoranden ist ein Kapitel gewidmet. Darin ist aufgelistet, welche Themen von welchem Vortragenden präsentiert wurden und werden.
    Abschliessend werden sonstige Forschungsaktivitäten aufgelistet, welche Bezug auf Mitgliedschaften in Forschungsgremien, Weiterbildungen oder andere freiwillige Aktivitäten im Forschungsbereich nennen. Die Ergänzung um diesen Teil des Newsletters wurde im Nachhinein einbezogen und aus den zugesendeten Informationen gefiltert. Gern kann dieser Teil um weitere Beiträge der Forscherinnen und Forscher ergänzt werden. Schicken Sie mir diese gern zu.
    Der Forschungsnewsletter befindet sich erst im Entstehungsprozess. Sehr gern können Sie sich an der Gestaltung durch Ideen, konstruktiver Kritik, aber natürlich auch durch eigene Beiträge an der Entwicklung und Umsetzung des Newsletters beteiligen. Sollten Korrekturen oder Eränzungen zu den Inhalten nötig sein, kann das problemlos umgesetzt werden. Ich bitte Sie dazu lediglich um eine Email an Maria.Klewer@hs-heilbronn.de.

    Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Spass beim Entdecken.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen Maria Klewer

    Veröffentlichungen Zeitschriften mit Peer-Review

    Hafner, Kurt A. (2015). Tax Competition and Economic Integration, Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(1), pages 45-61, 02. DOI:10.1111/rode.12124 · (0.69 Impact Factor)
    Abstract: This article examines the role of tax competition and economic integration in a core–periphery setting, where agglomeration forces are present. I present a New Economic Geography model, which accounts for firm entry/exit and international mobility of skilled labor employed in the public R&D sectors. In contrast to other literature on tax competition, I focus on its impact on labor migration and net earnings of skilled and unskilled labor. Economic integration is modeled as trade liberalization, an easing of factor mobility restrictions and technology diffusion. I find that tax competition favors skilled labor when trade costs are reduced. In contrast, unskilled labor benefits when factor mobility restrictions are eased and technology diffusion is enhanced.
    Hafner, Kurt A. (2014). Technology spillover effects and economic integration: evidence from integrating EU countries. Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Vol. 46(25), pages 3021-3036, September. DOI:10.1080/00036846.2014.920479. (0.46 Impact Factor)
    Abstract: The article uses time series for the period 1981-2008 to estimate the impact of foreign technology spillover effects on Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, representing the integrating European Union (EU) countries. I restrict technology diffusion to EU-12 countries and compare the results to unrestricted technology diffusion from a sample of 32 OECD countries. Accounting for nonstationarity and co-integration, the dynamic OLS estimator is used to estimate the impact of foreign R&D stock on labour productivity, taking into account patent-, trade- and FDI-related technology diffusion channels. I find empirical evidence for trade-related foreign technology spillover effects for Greece and Ireland if technology diffusion is unrestricted. Restricting technology diffusion to EU-12 countries, there are significant foreign technology spillover effects from European integration for Portugal (patent related) and Spain (trade and FDI related). Moreover, the domestic R&D stock and education are significant drivers for labour productivity in integrating EU countries. The empirical results are robust for different regression specifications and sources of technology diffusion.
    Cerritos, R. ,M. Klewer, M. (2015). Pre-Hispanic agriculture practices: Using pest insects as an alternative source of protein. In Animal Frontiers. Doi:10.2527/af.2015-0017 (Link zum kostenfreien Zugang: http://bit.ly/1H3Sc66).
    Abstract: Pre-Hispanic cultures used sustainable agricultural practices, which included the exploitation of diverse food sources such as insects, weeds, and fungi species. With a specific focus on the exploitation of insects, this article conceptually explains that Orthoptera species show large potential for mechanic pest control.
    Initial research from the natural sciences and strategic management perspectives suggest that pre-Hispanic practices can be a solution to directly address global challenges such as poverty, food and water scarcity, population growth, and health issues and to produce social, environmental, and considerable economic benefits.
    Kuechle, G., Boulu-Reshef, B. & Carr, S. (accepted). Prediction versus control-based strategies in entrepreneurship: The moderating role of Information. Strategic Management Journal.
    Key Words: Entrepreneurship; Uncertainty, Effectuation; Experimental economics, Theories of entrepreneurship.
    Abstract: Prediction-based strategies and control-based strategies are two main competing hypotheses of how entrepreneurs deal with uncertainty in theories of entrepreneurship. In an experimental test, we study the conditions under which prediction and control strategies lead subjects to accept an uncertain bet in ambiguous environments. Individuals who use control methods to mitigate uncertainty are more likely to accept the bet after a favorable outcome compared to those who used predictive methods. These results revert in the presence of unfavorable news. We discuss the theoretical implications of the results for theories of entrepreneurship.
    Kuechle, G. Rios, D. (2015). Optimization-Based Explanations. Philosophy of the Social Sciences. DOI DOI: 10.1177/0048393115586999.
    Key Words: rationality, rational choice, optimization, evolutionary theory
    Abstract: This article argues that evolutionary models based on selection validate, under appropriate conditions, the relevance of optimality as an explanatory mechanism in rational choice theory. The reason is that these frameworks share the mechanism that drives the results, namely, optimization, even if they situate it at different levels. The consequences of our argument are twofold. First, it resolves the tension between those predictions of rational choice theory that are accurate and the evidence showing that individuals seldom optimize. Second, it relativizes the explanatory import of rationality without diminishing the role of optimization as a mechanism.
    Kuechle, G. 2014. Regional concentration of entrepreneurial activities. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 102, 59-73.
    Key Words: Entrepreneurship; Regional concentration, Evolutionary game theory; Market entry games; Spatial mobility.
    Abstract: Entrepreneurial agglomerations often feature positive feedback mechanisms such as strategic complementarities, knowledge spillovers and network externalities. However, they can also occur in the absence of these mechanisms, even across regions of considerably homogeneous economic potential. We analyze a market entry game in an evolutionary setup to investigate how two economically similar regions may evolve different rates of entrepreneurship under the assumption that there is migration between them, and that individuals are predisposed to imitate others who are economically more successful. We examine the long run dynamics of this model and assess the impact of the economic, social and demographic exchange on the regional concentration of entrepreneurial activities.
    Harrington, R.J., Ottenbacher, M. & Löwenhagen, N. (accepted for publication). Culinary and hospitality service attribute fulfilment: are these primary drivers of returning visits for culinary tourism locations. Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism.
    Ottenbacher, M., Schwebler, S., Metzler, D. and Harrington, R.J. (accepted for publication). Sustainability criteria for tourism attractions: a case study of Germany. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 6 (2).
    Jochim, T., Ottenbacher, M. & Harrington, R.J. (accepted for publication). What and how are firms in the quick-service industry reporting corporate social responsibility? Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 18 (3).
    Harrington, R.J., Ottenbacher, M. and Treuter, A. (accepted for publication). The musicscape model: A test with the casual restaurant experience. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 16 (2).
    Harrington, R.J., Chathoth P.K., Ottenbacher, M. & Altinay, L. (2014). Strategic management research in hospitality and tourism: Past, present and future, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Special Issue of Progress of Hospitality Research, 26 (5), pp. 778-808.
    Vogler, R. (2014). Die Verwechslungsgefahr der juristischen Abschlüsse als Nachwirkung der Bologna-Reform. WissR (Wissenschaftsrecht) No. 2, 2014, p. 176 – 186.
    Vogler, R., Heene, J. (2014). Medizintourismus: medizin- und reiserechtliche Implikationen ZMGR (Zeitschrift für das gesamte Medizin- und Gesundheitsrecht) No. 6, 2014, S. 372 - 384.
    Abstract: Abstract Der Beitrag befasst sich zunächst mit den unterschiedlichen Motivationen der Patienten, den rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen sowie Abrechnungsmöglichkeiten im Rahmen des „Medizintourismus“