Masters in Leadership

Blog of the Master Programme Leadership

March 15, 2013
by Prof. Dr. Lutz Becker
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I think it was back in 2009 when Andreas P. Müller and I first had the idea to start a common research project on “Narrative and Innovation”. Our idea was to bring two views, the narrative and innovation, together. Our basic hypothesis was (and still is) that narratives are the forerunners of new social and economical issues and developments. Nevertheless we were also aware of the fact that only a broad range of technical, economic and social views could help us to understand this phenomenon. So we asked practitioners and faculty from various backgrounds and countries to contribute.

Narrative and Innovation - The BookIn 2010 we hosted the first international conference on “Narrative and Innovation“. Our newly released book on Narrative and Innovation condenses the finding of the conference and adds some really groundbreaking new findings.

“Narratives are ubiquitous and hold the potential to indicate future changes in politics, economies and markets. As “stressors” and stabilizers in organizations, narratives and changes in the consensus narrative indicate the need for strategic change or organizational stasis and may be utilized as a source for early recognition in strategic management. The use of narratives in management, however, makes it necessary to adopt a new perspective. This volume offers a polyphonic forum for the development of an interpretive approach towards business administration, strategic management, and entrepreneurship, by introducing instruments of semiotics, linguistics, narratology, and others. This compilation, therefore, presents a comprehensive overview of scientific and industrial perspectives beyond the mainstream.” [Source: Springer VS (15.03.2013)]

The book displays a game changing approach to Foresight, Innovation and Strategic Leadership. It is a “must read” for both faculty and practitioners interested in really new perspectives on change and innovation.

We are looking forward to receiving feedback from our readers and discussing the topic with the community.

Müller, Andreas P./Becker, Lutz (des.) (2013): Narrative & Innovation. Heidelberg. Springer VS.

October 16, 2012
by Prof. Dr. Lutz Becker
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A historic case

Tweet Tamara and Julien are students in International Business at Karlshochschule International University who currently spend their semester aboard in Brest/France. They asked me to send them a brief video statement for a presentation on the history of business. I … Continue reading

November 26, 2011
by Prof. Dr. Lutz Becker
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Leadership: Our Guest from Norway

Tweet I first met Professor Dr. Hong Wu last spring while being on an Erasmus faculty exchange trip to Østfold University College in Fredikstad and Halden, Norway (Høgskolen i Østfold). The Østfold University College is located southeast of Oslo, close … Continue reading

June 9, 2011
by Prof. Dr. Lutz Becker
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2b AHEAD ThinkTank offers Master Scholarship

Tweet 2b AHEAD is among Germany’s best renowned and most innovative ThinkTanks. Among others 2b AHEAD scans for business opportunities and develops new business models. For the first time 2b AHEAD offers a scholarship for Karlshochschule International University’s consecutive full-time … Continue reading

June 8, 2011
by Prof. Dr. Lutz Becker
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The Effect of Change Management on the Success of IT-Projects

Tweet On Oct. 26, 2011 Dr. Jan Mütter (Director at IT.NRW) and Veronika Dinius (Student in Karlshochschule’s Master Program “Leadership” and assistent to the CIO of EnBW) officially present the findings of the common study conducted by Karlshochschule International University … Continue reading