Center for Advanced Management




Prof. Marie Louise Mors (Copenhagen Business School)

Programm 1

Datum: 22. Oktober 2019

Zeit: 12.00 - 13.30 Uhr

Ort: Professor-Huber-Platz 2, Raum V005

Titel: Fast success and slow failure: Process efficiency of dispersed teams


Teams often work together across geography and formal firm boundaries to reach successful outcomes such as innovative solutions. While prior work has recognized that this leads to coordination challenges, it is not clear how working together in such teams affects process efficiency outcomes, such as the speed with which team efforts come to a resolution. Process efficiency outcomes are important because, if the performance benefits associated with working in geographically and organizationally dispersed teams have a trade-off cost in terms of reallocating resources, then the net performance benefits from working in such teams may be seriously diminished or even reversed. While the literature on dispersed teams has explicitly acknowledged that coordination costs are present, the field has also struggled to measure efficiency constructs such as process speed. We fill that lacunae by examining 5,138 teams that work together in an open standard setting, and where the time to resolution of both failed and successful projects is observable. We find that teams that are organizationally or geographically dispersed are efficient in reaching success, but fail more slowly than teams that have low levels of dispersion. The latter finding suggests that there are coordination costs, which affect process efficiency by preventing project failure and has important practical implications given the opportunity cost of tying up resources in teams.

Programm 2

Datum: 14. November 2019

Zeit: 12.45 - 14.00 Uhr

Ort: Kaulbachstraße 45, 202

Titel: Are you ready for the PhD job market marathon?


Louise Mors and Marcus Asplund will give a joint session for PhD students on how to handle the academic job market. Marcus Asplund is currently a Professor of Economics at CBS. He has a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics and prior to arriving at CBS he held positions at Columbia Business School, London Business School, Stockholm School of Economics, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Gothenburg University. With this broad international background, Marcus has extensive experience with the recruitment process in the international economics job market. Louise Mors is a Professor of Strategic Management and Globalization at CBS. She has a PhD from INSEAD and worked at the London Business School prior to arriving at CBS. At LBS she was actively involved in the recruitment process of junior faculty in the Strategy Department and at CBS she is a career mentor to PhD students going on the Strategy and Management job market. Louise and Marcus will each give an introduction to the job market in their respective fields and then take questions from the students.

Programm 3

Datum: 28. November 2019

Zeit: 12.00 - 13.30 Uhr

Ort: Kaulbachstraße 45, 202

Titel: How to publish in AMP?


Louise Mors is an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Perspectives (AMP). AMP is one of the journals of the Academy of Management. With a recently revised editorial statement, the journal now has as its main mission “to publish papers with policy implications based on management research.” The submission process to the journal is also slightly different from other management journals as the journal requires a paper proposal to be accepted before paper submission. In this seminar, Louise Mors will present the journal and talk in more detail about the publication process at AMP.