Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2018

Management, Technologie und Ökonomie Master Information
Willkommen und Einführung ins MSc ETH MTEC
Montag, 17.09.2018, 15.15 h, HG D 1.1
Wahlfächer
NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
363-0301-00LWork Design and Organizational Change Information W3 KP2GG. Grote
KurzbeschreibungGood work design is crucial for individual and company effectiveness and a core element to be considered in organizational change. Meaning of work, organization-technology interaction, and uncertainty management are discussed with respect to work design and sustainable organizational change. As course project, students learn and apply a method for analyzing and designing work in business settings.
Lernziel- Know effects of work design on competence, motivation, and well-being
- Understand links between design of individual jobs and work processes
- Know basic processes involved in systematic organizational change
- Understand the interaction between organization and technology and its impact on organizational change
- Understand relevance of work design for company performance and strategy
- Know and apply methods for analyzing and designing work
Inhalt- Work design: From Adam Smith to job crafting
- Effects of work design on performance and well-being
- Approaches to analyzing and designing work
- Modes of organizational change and change methods
- Balancing stability and flexibility in organizations as design criterium
- The organization-technology interaction and its impact on work design and organizational change
- Example Flexible working arrangements
- Strategic choices for work design
LiteraturA list of required readings will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course includes the completion of a course project to be conducted in groups of four students. The project entails applying a particular method for analyzing and designing work processes and is carried out by means of interviews and observations in companies chosen by the students.
363-0311-00LPsychological Aspects of Risk Management and Technology Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 65
W3 KP2VG. Grote, N. Bienefeld-Seall, R. Schneider, M. Zumbühl
KurzbeschreibungUsing uncertainty management by organizations and individuals as conceptual framework, risk management and risk implications of new technologies are treated. Three components of risk management (risk identification/evaluation, risk mitigation, risk communication) and underlying psychological and organizational processes are discussed, using company case studies to promote in-depth understanding.
Lernziel- understand basic components of risk management in organizations
- know and apply methods for risk identification/evaluation, risk mitigation, risk communication
- know psychological foundations of risk perception, decision-making under risk, and risk communication
- know organizational principles for managing uncertainty
- apply theoretical foundations to applied issues such as safety management, regulatory activities, and technology design and implementation in different domains (e.g. transport systems, IT, insurance)
InhaltThe syllabus includes the following topics:
Elements of risk management
- risk identification and evaluation
- risk mitigation
- risk communication
Psychological and organizational concepts relevant in risk management
- decision-making under uncertainty
- risk perception
- resilient organizational processes for managing uncertainty
Case studies on different elements of risk management (e.g., rule making, training, managing project risks, automation)
Group projects related to company case studies
SkriptThere is no scirpt, but slides will be made available before the lectures.
LiteraturThere are texts for each of the course topics made available before the lectures.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course is restricted to 40 participants who will work closely with the lecturers on case studies prepared by the lecturers on topics relevant in their own companies (SWICA, SWISS, Credit Suisse).
363-0393-00LCorporate Strategy Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Due to didactic considerations, the number of participants for this course is limited to 45.

Please register through myStudies to enroll for the course. Slots are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis (in the order of the registration date on myStudies). We will confirm your registration by e-mail. If you have any inquiries about the course, please contact the course assistant.
W3 KP2VS. Ben-Menahem
KurzbeschreibungThis course focuses on the challenges in managing multi-business corporations, and covers topics related to the vertical and horizontal scope of business activities.
LernzielCourse Topic and Learning Objectives:

Large- and medium-sized corporations play a central role in the economic activity of most developed and developing countries. Many of these organizations perform multiple business activities in multiple markets. In the face of increasing international competition, globalization, technological development, deregulation, and the emergence of new markets and industries, operating such a portfolio of business activities poses important managerial challenges forcing corporations to continuously re-consider their vertical and horizontal scope and boundaries.

The course Corporate Strategy draws from a wide range of theories and methods to develop an understanding of the conceptual frameworks, debates, and developments concerning decisions associated with the management of multi-business corporations. We will cover the key questions driving a firm's corporate strategy, including:

- In what markets to compete with which businesses?
- Which activities should be performed by the firm and which should be outsourced (i.e. "make" or "buy" decisions)?
- What are the most appropriate approaches to growth and divestiture?
- How do institutional forces impact corporate strategy?

Specifically, we will examine how organizations manage their portfolio of business activities and markets to achieve competitive advantage through vertical integration, cooperative strategies such as strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate diversification, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and globalization/international strategies, and strategic renewal.

Format:

The course is a combination of lectures about concepts/methods, guest lectures, case studies, and individual assignments.
InhaltThe course homepage can be found at: http://www.smi.ethz.ch/education/corporate-strategy.html
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesHaving participated in the course Strategic Management by Prof. Georg von Krogh/Dr. Stephan Herting is an advantage but not a requirement.
363-0425-00LTransformation: Corporate Development and IT Information W3 KP2GT. Gutzwiller
KurzbeschreibungDie Vorlesung behandelt die wesentlichen Problemstellungen rund um die unternehmerische Transformation und demonstriert die Anwendung des Wissens anhand von Fallbeispielen im Rahmen eines durchgängigen Vorgehensmodells.
LernzielZiel dieser Vorlesung ist es, die wesentlichen Problemstellungen rund um die unternehmerische Transformation aufzuarbeiten und anhand von Fallbeispielen im Rahmen eines durchgängigen Vorgehensmodells anzuwenden.

Die Studenten sollen lernen

• die wesentlichen Ursachen der unternehmerischen Transformation darzustellen,
• die Instrumente der projektorientierten Steuerung der unternehmerischen Transformation (Unternehmensentwicklung) zu formulieren,
• die Interdependenzen zwischen Unternehmensstrategie, Unternehmensprozessen und Informationssystem-Architektur zu erklären, insbesondere den Übergang vom Entwurf der Unternehmensstrategie, in die Geschäftsprozesse und in die Umsetzung mittels Informationssystemen zu erläutern,
• die kritischen Faktoren für eine erfolgreiche Durchführung von Grossprojekten zu formulieren,
• die wesentlichen Instrumente des Projektmanagements zu erklären und anzuwenden,
• unterschiedliche Arten von IT-Projekten zu unterscheiden und zu beurteilen,
• die Instrumente des Qualitätsmanagements im Rahmen von Grossprojekten zu erläutern und anzuwenden,
• und zu erläutern, wie ein Grossprojekt auf der sachlich-rationalen und der emotional-psychologischen Ebene geführt wird.
InhaltDie globale Wirtschaft führt dazu, dass der Transformationsrhythmus laufend zunimmt. Unternehmen müssen sich immer schneller verändern, um sich den neuen Umweltbedingungen aus Wettbewerb und Markt anzupassen. Im Informationszeitalter heisst dies nicht nur Strategie und Prozesse sondern vor allem auch Informationssysteme an die neuen Bedingungen anzupassen. Die schnelle und kontrollierte Umsetzung neuer Unternehmensstrategien über veränderte Geschäftsprozesse, die Unterstützung von Geschäftsprozessen durch geeignete Informationssysteme ist für viele Unternehmen Voraussetzung dafür, dass sie Wettbewerbsvorteile realisieren können. Die Einführung von neuen Prozessen und Informationssystemen erfolgt im Regelfall durch komplexe, häufig über Jahre angelegte Transformations-Projekte resp. -Programme. In der Praxis scheitern viele dieser Projekte an der mangelnden Vernetzung zwischen Entscheidern im Geschäft (Unternehmensführung) und der IT. Der erfolgreiche Projektablauf wird durch mangelnde Planung, unklares Rollenverständnis, die Fehleinschätzung von Projektsituationen, das Fehlen methodischer Vorgehensweisen und die fehlende Einbindung der betroffenen Mitarbeiter in die Veränderungsprozesse gefährdet.

Die Veranstaltung gliedert sich in die folgenden Teile:

• Einführung
• Steuerung der Unternehmenstransformation
• Management von grossen Transformationsprojekten: Integration von Strategie-, Prozess- und Informationssystem-Entwicklung
• Qualitätsmanagement in Grossprojekten
• Projekt-Management in Grossprojekten
• Projektbegleitendes Change-Management
• Zusammenfassung
363-0562-01LEconomics of Innovation and GrowthW3 KP2GM.‑C. Riekhof, H. Gersbach
KurzbeschreibungOverview how the world has developed. Understanding the role of innovation and institutions for economic growth. Discussion of policies to foster innovation and growth.
LernzielThere are three goals of the lecture. First, understanding how the world has developed over the last centuries and the proximate and fundamental causes of economic growth. Second, understanding and applying the basic models of economic growth. Third, discussion of policies to foster innovation and growth to reduce the large wealth differences in the world.
Inhalt1. Introduction

2. Neoclassical Growth Theory

3. Innovations and Growth (New Growth Theory)

4. Growth Policy and Fundamental Causes for Growth
SkriptThe transparencies used in the lectures will be distributed to the participants.
LiteraturCore literature:

1.Acemoglu, D. (2009): Introduction to Modern Economic Growth. Princeton University Press, Cambridge MA.

2. Barro, R.J. and X. Sala-i-Martin (2004): Economic Growth. MIT Press.

3. Aghion P. and P. Howitt (1998): Endogenous Growth Theory. MIT Press.

4. Aghion P. and S. Durlauf (eds. 2005): Handbook of Economic Growth. Elsevier, chapter 6.


Additional literature:

6. Romer, D. (2001): Advanced Macroeconomics. McGraw-Hill, chapters 1 and 3.

5. Bretschger, L. (1999): Growth Theory and Sustainable Development. Edward Elgar.

7. Romer, P. (1990): Endogenous Technological Change, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 98(5).

8. Aghion, P. and P. Howitt (1992):A Model of Endogenous Growth through Creative Destruction. Econometrica, Vol. 60(2).

9. Lucas, R. (1988): On the Mechanics of Economic Development, Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 22.

10. Rebelo, S. (1991): Long-Run Policy Analysis and Long-Run Growth. Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 99(3).

11. Piketty, T. (2014): Capital in the Tewnty-First Century. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
363-0585-00LIntermediate EconometricsW3 KP2VM. Kesina
KurzbeschreibungThe idea of this course is to familiarize students with instrumental variables estimation of linear regression models and the estimation of models with limited dependent variables as well as of nonlinear regression models. While most of the material covered will pertain to cross-sectional data, we will also work on selected issues with panel data.
LernzielI will provide STATA programs and show the execution thereof. After having participated in this course, students will be able to carry out simple research projects and understand the basics of intermediate econometrics. In particular, they will be able to write simple programs in STATA and to qualify their own and others' regression output relating to problems covered.
LiteraturJeffrey M. Wooldridge: Introductory Econometrics; Jeffrey M. Wooldridge: Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data; A. Colin Cameron and Pravin K. Trivedi. Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications.
363-0723-00LCorporate FinanceW3 KP2GM. Neuhaus
KurzbeschreibungUnternehmensfinanzierung, Investitionsmanagement, Unternehmensbewertung, Wertmanagement & Entschädigung, Finanzberichterstattung heute & in Zukunft, Financial Reporting Wertschöpfungskette, Reporting zu nicht-fin. Aspekten, Fusionen & Übernahmen, rechtliche & steuerliche Aspekte von Corp. Fin., Corporate governance - Risikomanagement - Internes Kontroll- & Mgmt. Informationssystem, Turnaround.
LernzielEinführung in die Theorie und die Praxis von Corporate Finance. Der Fokus liegt auf der Analyse der Unternehmensfinanzierung und von Transaktionen, wobei auch rechtliche und steuerliche Aspekte miteinbezogen werden.
InhaltUnternehmensfinanzierung, Investitionsmanagement, Unternehmensbewertung, Wertmanagement und Entschädigung, Finanzberichterstattung heute und in Zukunft, Financial Reporting Wertschöpfungskette, Reporting zu nicht-finanziellen Aspekten, Fusionen und Übernahmen, rechtliche und steuerliche Aspekte von Corporate Finance, Corporate governance - Risikomanagement - Internes Kontrollsystem und Management Informationssystem, Turnaround.
SkriptPräsentationen in Englisch werden auf folgender Website zur Verfügung stehen: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=4479
LiteraturBrealey, Richard A. / Myers, Stewart C. / Allen, Franklin (2017): Principles of Corporate Finance, 12th Edition / Global Edition., New York: McGraw Hill - Hill Book Co.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDie Vorlesung wird vom Lehrstuhl "Entrepreneurial Risks" betreut. Detailliertere Informationen zur Vorlesung sind auf der Website des Lehrstuhls zu finden (http://www.er.ethz.ch/education/teaching.html)
363-0887-00LManagement Research Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Participation in both sessions and completion of all assignments is required to successfully pass the course.
The course requires preparation time and completion of an assignment before the first course day. Please check the Moodle course page for more information.

The course is mandatory for MSc students and recommended for MAS students who write their Master Thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation.
W1 KP1SN. Geilinger
KurzbeschreibungThis course is for students who plan to write their master's thesis at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics and is required of M.Sc. students and recommended for MAS students who write their master's thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation.
LernzielYou will learn how to approach management research from various perspectives, how to evaluate empirical research, and how to develop your own research project. The successful completion of the course will help you to:
- Think critically and make compelling arguments about the strengths and weaknesses of published management research
- Find and review appropriate literature and previous research for your thesis
- Develop and frame interesting and relevant research questions and problem statements
- Design your research and choose an appropriate methodology for analysis (specific research methods and techniques are not discussed in this course)
- Structure your manuscript
- Plan and manage your thesis project
InhaltYou will acquire the foundations for good empirical research in management research and will apply your learnings during the course in individual and group assignments. The course is designed with two main groups of students in mind: first, those writing their master's thesis at the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, and second, other MTEC students writing their master's thesis in the field of management. For both groups, the focal issues of this course will arise frequently during their journey of writing their thesis. We will provide some specific content which might not be applicable for students writing their thesis at other MTEC chairs, but the main part should be relevant for all students.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course is graded with pass or fail based on completing all assignments and attending the full two course days.
The first assignment is due before the first course day. Please check the assignments on the Moodle coursepage. If you sign up for the course on short notice before the first course day, please advise the lecturer by email of your registration.
363-1037-00LFiscal Competition and Multinational FirmsW3 KP2VM. Köthenbürger, M. Stimmelmayr
KurzbeschreibungThe course enables students to understand how multinational firms respond to differential tax regimes in a global economy and how countries strategically use the tax system to host multinationals. In particular, the course covers transfer pricing issues, internal financing decisions and agency problems and their relation to tax policy.
LernzielUnderstanding how taxes influence decisions of multinational firms

Develop thinking about the strategic use of differential tax systems for multinational firms

Using theoretical models and empirical analysis to uncover regularities in how multinational firms respond to taxes
363-1044-00LApplied Negotiation Seminar Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Prerequisites: Successful completion of lectures "363-1039-00L Introduction to Negotiation".
W3 KP2SA. Knobel
KurzbeschreibungThe block-seminar combines lectures introducing negotiation, negotiation engineering and specific aspects of successful negotiation with the respective application through in-class negotiation case studies and games.
LernzielStudents obtain a concentrated insight into key aspects of the field of negotiations, negotiation engineering and specific aspects of successful negotiation. Multiple opportunities to apply that knowledge in different negotiation situations allow for an in-depth learning experience.
363-1049-00LContemporary Conflict Management
The deadline for deregistering expires at the end of the second week of the semester. Students who are still registered after that date, but do not attend the exam, will officially fail the course.
W3 KP2VV. Butenko
KurzbeschreibungThe course provides students with theoretical and practical insights of the modern approaches to conflict management. The course covers conflicts in 3 areas: International, business and interpersonal relations. Students are introduced into tools and methods used to analyze conflicts illustrated by the real world current cases, old and new international/regional conflicts, business and mediation.
LernzielStudents will gain
- knowledge of history of conflict management;
- comprehension of major ideas in the theory and practice of conflict management, mediation, transformation and resolution;
- application of theoretical concepts to current conflict situations;
- evaluation of conflict situations in international relations and business.
InhaltThe following topics will be covered:
- history of international and regional conflicts;
- theoretical concepts of conflict management;
- models of arms races, conflict escalations, strategic behaviour;
- case studies in international conflicts, as well as in business.

Distinguished guest speakers will be invited.
Literatur- Jacob Bercovitch, Victor Kremenyuk, and I. William Zartman (editors) (2013): The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution. SAGE, Los Angeles, LA
- Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse, and Hugh Miall (2012): Contemporary Conflict Resolution. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK
-Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson (2012): Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century: Principles, Methods, and Approaches. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI
- Peter Wallensteen (2012): Understanding Conflict Resolution. SAGE, London, UK
- Tricia Jones and Ross Brinkert (2007): Conflict Coaching: Conflict Management Strategies and Skills for the Individual. SAGE Publications, London, UK
- Susan S. Raines (2013): Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes (The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series). Jossey-Bass, San-Francisco, CA
- William Ury (2015): Getting past no: Negotiating with difficult people. Random House, UK
- Philip D. Straffin (1993): Game theory and strategy. Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.
363-1080-00LPower and LeadershipW3 KP2SP. Schmid
KurzbeschreibungStudents will learn about different leadership styles and how power and leadership play out in social interactions. Emphasis is placed on personal development and the implementation and application of topics to the workplace context.
LernzielThis course will enhance students’ understanding of the complexity of hierarchical relationships in the workplace in weekly lessons that include lectures, analyses of leadership situations (e.g., case studies), exercises, and group discussions. More specifically, students will be informed about how power shapes people’s behaviors and decision-making processes. They will learn to analyze the different elements that make a good leader such as personality traits, behavior, and skills. With case studies and small group exercises, students will learn to evaluate different types of social and emotional skills related to leadership. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own communication skills and leadership potential and will be given the opportunity to train their leadership skills. The course further addresses integrity and ethics in leadership.
363-1081-00LAsset Liability Management and Treasury Risks Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 40
W3 KP2VP. Mangold, M. Eichhorn
KurzbeschreibungAsset Liability Management (ALM) is key to the financial success of any corporation. The goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of corporate balance sheet and off-balance sheet positions and related profits and losses, including identification and mitigation of undue risks taken. This course is geared towards preparing students to apply these concepts in practical settings.
LernzielThe main learning objectives of this course are:
- develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of corporate balance sheet and off-balance sheet positions and their respective contribution to profits and losses
- measure and assess exposures to risk factors such as interest and FX rates, equity and commodity prices, as well as liquidity events
- trading and hedging to mitigate undue risks incurred
InhaltThe course is organized around a series of case studies. We will first discuss and develop an understanding of the fundamentals on different aspects of the management and risk management of the balance sheet. Using real life case studies each concept will then be directly applied and tested. In-class discussions, presentations and one written assignment are used to facilitate active and interactive learning in a stimulating environment. During the case studies students will frequently work in small groups. Therefore, the number of participants is limited to 40.

The course focuses on the application of finance concepts to the financial management of corporations and is geared towards preparing students to apply these concepts in practical settings. Executives of all sectors are expected to have a sound understanding of the content covered. As such, the course is not exclusively targeted at students who are considering a career in the financial services sector. It also recommended for students who want to work in the finance, treasury or risk area of corporates. It is also suitable for students who want to work for a consultancy firm.
LiteraturNo single textbook covers the course, below we list some useful references. Further materials will be made available to students prior to the lectures

Choudhry, M. 2012. The Principles of Banking. Wiley Finance.
Marrison, C. 2002. The Fundamentals of Risk Measurement. McGraw-Hill.
Bohn, A. & Elkenbracht-Huizing, M. 2017. The Handbook of ALM in Banking (2nd edition).
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesParticipants should have a basic understanding of financial management, gained, for example, from prior undergraduate economics, business, or accounting studies.
363-1050-00LSimulation of Negotiations: Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W3 KP3VM. Ambühl, A. Knobel
KurzbeschreibungThe Global Studies Institute (University of Geneva) is organizing a simulation seminar on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in collaboration with SciencesPo Paris, MGIMO Moscow and the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management (ETHZ).
LernzielStudents will have the possibility to participate in simulated diplomatic negotiations and to analyse and assess the negotiation logic behind the situation. During the course, they should gain insight into the negotiations between North Korea and the international community as well as negotiation techniques in general.
InhaltIn the lectures, students will be provided with basic information related to non-proliferation. The historical, military, economic (sanctions) and political dimensions, including the various treaties and existing agreements and their evolution will be analyzed. Students will as well participate in an introduction on negotiation techniques, particularly on the negotiation engineering approach. On the basis of the comprehensive analysis, negotiation scenarii will be developed and subsequently tested during a two-day simulation exercise. The simulation exercise will be prepared with the help of experienced negotiators and experts.

The simulation exercise is intended for Masters degree and PhD students. The course will be taught in English. The project is headed by Prof. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva.

Students who wish to register for this course have to apply no later than 14 September 2018. Please send your application to Andreas Knobel: aknobel@ethz.ch, additionally register in mystudies. (Technical note for the registration: All registered students will initially be placed on a waiting list)

The homepage for this course with more information is located at (ETH-login needed): Link.

Students from ETH Zurich, Sciences Po and MGIMO will participate in the seminar sessions via video conferencing. They will go to Geneva for the session scheduled on 26 October and for the simulation exercise on 29 and 30 November 2018.

Date/Time/Location
GE = University of Geneva;
VC = Video conference (ETH main building: HG D22)

18 September | 10:15-12:00 | 1. Introductory session (VC)
25 September | 10:15-12:00 | 2. Introduction to the "Negotiation Engineering" method (VC)
2 October | 10:15-12:00 | 3. North Korea (VC)
9 October | 10:15-12:00 | 4. The crisis, geostrategic dimension (VC)
16 October | 10:15-12:00 | 5. The crisis, ballistic and nuclear dimensions (VC)
23 October | 10:15-12:00 | 6. The position of the European Union and other parties (VC)
26 October | 10:30-17:30 | 7. Special session on the method of negotiation engineering (GE)
6 November No session (study week)
13 November | 10:15-12:00 |8. Assessment of the situation in South Korea (VC)
20 November | 10:15-12:00 | 9. Preparation session for the simulation (VC)
29-30 November | 10:30-17:30 | 10. Negotiation simulation (GE)
4 December | 10:15-12:00 | 11. Debriefing and conclusion (VC)
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesEvaluation

I. Active participation in class (50%)

1. Attend all seminar sessions either in person or via video conference and actively participate in discussions.
2. Participate in person in the session of 26 October 2018 and in the two-day simulation exercise (29-30 November);
3. Do the required readings and regularly read international newspapers (e.g. Financial Times, The New York Times, The Economist, NZZ).

II. Texts to be submitted before, during and after the simulation (50%)

1. Before the simulation: Prepare a 4-5 page summary of your group's negotiating mandate, including a description of the positions of all the parties (group evaluation).
2. During the simulation: Draft and present an introductory and final statement (group evaluation).
3. After the simulation: Prepare a report on the negotiation outcomes to the organization, state or region you represent (3-4 pages) and a press release (max. 1 page). The report and press release are individually evaluated.
363-0345-01LRingvorlesung Einkauf
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W2 KP1VS. Wagner
KurzbeschreibungPraxis- und Theorie-Dialog zu Einkauf und Beschaffung. Referenten aus Industrie- und Dienstleistungsunternehmen beleuchten den Beitrag von Einkauf und Beschaffung zum Unternehmenserfolg. Mögliche Referatthemen: Unternehmens- und Beschaffungsstrategien, Lieferantennetzwerke, Beschaffungsorganisation, Innovationen in der Beschaffung, Supply Chain Redesign, Nachhaltigkeit in der Beschaffung.
LernzielZiel der Veranstaltung ist es einen Einblick in die praktischen Herausforderungen von Einkaufs- und Beschaffungsmanagern zu erlangen, den Einkauf als wichtige Unternehmensfunktion kennen-zulernen und seine Bedeutung für den Unternehmenserfolg zu erkennen.
InhaltPraxis- und Theorie-Dialog zu Einkauf und Beschaffung. Referenten aus Industrie- und Dienstleis-tungsunternehmen beleuchten den Beitrag von Einkauf und Beschaffung zum Unternehmenserfolg.

Die Referenten sind Führungskräfte aus den Bereichen Einkauf und Supply Chain Management sowie der allgemeinen Geschäftsführung. Sie diskutieren aktuelle Themen in Einkauf und Beschaf-fung wie beispielsweise: Unternehmens- und Beschaffungsstrategien, Lieferantennetzwerke, Beschaffungsorganisation, Innovationen in der Beschaffung, Supply Chain Redesign, Nachhaltigkeit in der Beschaffung.

Die diesjährigen Veranstaltung trägt den Titel "Einkauf und Volatilität - vor dem nächsten Frankenschock und anderen Herausforderungen"
363-0445-02LProduction and Operations Management (Additional Cases)W1 KP2AT. Netland
KurzbeschreibungExtension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
LernzielExtension to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
InhaltAdditional cases to course 363-0445-00 Production and Operations Management.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesA parallel enrolment to the lecture 363-0445-00L Production and Operations Management is mandatory.
363-1050-01LSimulation of Negotiations: Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Exercises) Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W1 KPM. Ambühl, A. Knobel
KurzbeschreibungThe Global Studies Institute (University of Geneva) is organizing a simulation seminar on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in collaboration with SciencesPo Paris, MGIMO Moscow and the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management (ETHZ).
LernzielThe two main aims of the exercises are: 1) to process and discuss the research that students from Geneva conducted earlier on individual topics on the subject; 2) to work on the mandates for the simulation under supervision of the lecturers.
InhaltDates/Time/Location:

2 October 2018, 13:15-17:00, WEV F 109-111
20 November 2018, 13:15-15:00, WEV F 109-111
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesIn order to participate in this module please apply and register for the lecture 363-1050-00L Simulation of Negotiations: Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
363-0861-00LAlliance Advantage - Exploring the Value Creation Potential of CollaborationsW3 KP2GC. G. C. Marxt
KurzbeschreibungThe development of new business models coping with the constantly augmenting complexity of technologies and systems as well as the ever increasing global competition force organizations to focus on close collaboration with key partners. These alliances are key value creation opportunities and constitute the core part of this lecture.
LernzielLearning outcomes professional competence
- The students learn and understand the management basics of inter-firm cooperation and organizational networks (business models, incl. risk, communication, etc.)
- realize the value creation potentials of alliances (added value)
- understand underlying theoretical models (Transaction cost theory, principal agent, game theory)
- Identify and understand specific forms of collaboration (Strat. All., JV, Networks, M&A, etc.)
- Apply tools hands on in real companies (in coll. with companies)

Learning outcomes methodological competence
- Writing academic papers
- Developing structured documentation of interviews
- Transferring theory directly into application
- Contributing to the learning journey

Learning outcomes social competence
- Work together with industrial partners
- Improving communication skills as basics for collaboration
- Developing and applying team work skills
- Coping with conflicts resolution in teams
InhaltThe constantly augmenting complexity of technologies and systems, the increased pressure caused by competition, the need for shortening time-to-market and the thereby implied growing risks force organizations to increasingly focus on core competencies. Collaboration with external partners is a key value creation opportunity for successful ventures. This type of cooperation also has implications on daily management activities. This lecture will provide a better understanding of special requirements needed for management of cooperation issues.Content:
- Introduction to theory and management of inter-firm collaboration and networks.
- Description of the formation, management and evolution of collaborations and networks.
- Collaborations in marketing, development, manufacturing (e.g. NUMMI).
- Special forms of collaborations: mergers & acquisition (e.g. pre- and post-merger activities, joint venture, strategic alliances (e.g. Doz & Hamel, networks, virtual communities)

Learning journey:
In an introductory lecture we will give an overview of the theoretical framework and explain the concept of the lecture (first week of semester, Sept. 21, 2017). In weeks 2-5 you will work on a first assignment on six different aspects of the underlying framework: strategy and activities, structure and process, culture and people orientation, interaction and roles, risk and trust, knowledge and learning. This first assignment will give you the basics to participate in the second part (Nov. 2+3, 2017) of this seminar. There you will present the results of the first assignment and get additional theoretical input to perform the 2nd assignment. The second assignment will be to analyze real alliance projects in the partner companies. The final lesson will be used as a best practice exchange (Dec. 21, 2017).
Skript- Lecture script
- Current course material
- Harvard Case Studies
- Reader with current papers
LiteraturA list with recommended publications will be distributed in the lecture.

Additional Books:
HBR Collaborating Effectively ISBN 978-1-4221-6264 4
HBR on Mergers and Acquisitions: ISBN 1-57851-555-6
Doz, Y.; Hamel, G.: Alliance Advantage: ISBN 0-87584-616-5
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe number of students participating in the lecture is limited to 30.
363-0790-00LTechnology Entrepreneurship Information W2 KP2VU. Claesson, B. Clarysse
KurzbeschreibungTechnology ventures are significantly changing the global economic picture. Technological skills increasingly need to be complemented by entrepreneurial understanding.
This course offers the fundamentals in theory and practice of entrepreneurship in new technology ventures. Main topics covered are success factors in the creation of new firms, including founding, financing and growing a venture.
LernzielThis course provides theory-grounded knowledge and practice-driven skills for founding, financing, and growing new technology ventures. A critical understanding of dos and don'ts is provided through highlighting and discussing real life examples and cases.
InhaltSee course website: Link
SkriptLecture slides and case material
363-1021-00LMonetary PolicyW3 KP2VJ.‑E. Sturm, A. Rathke
KurzbeschreibungThe main aim of this course is to analyse the goals of monetary policy and to review the instruments available to central banks in order to pursue these goals. It will focus on the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy and the differences between monetary policy rules and discretionary policy. It will also make connections between theoretical economic concepts and current real world issues.
LernzielThis lecture will introduce the fundamentals of monetary economics and explain the working and impact of monetary policy.
LiteraturThe course will be based on chapters of:
Mishkin, Frederic S. (2015), The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 11th edition, Pearson. ISBN 10: 1-29-209418-4 ISBN 13: 978-1-292-09418-2
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge in international economics and a good background in macroeconomics. The course website can be found at: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=2457
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