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2011 ESMT R&D Annual Report presents high research productivity and impact

- Research output increased by a third - Launch of Sustainable Business Roundtable and new seminar series - Increase in national and international grants

ESMT European School of Management and Technology's Research & Development Annual Report 2011 mirrors the continuously growing research impact at the international business school in Berlin. ESMT faculty published 24 peer-reviewed articles in influential international academic journals as well as eleven books in 2011.

In comparison to the year before, ESMT increased its research productivity by more than a third. The publications concentrated on topics such as economics, management of technology, corporate responsibility and sustainability, competition policy, and leadership.

In 2011 the ESMT Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBRT) was initiated by Prof. CB Bhattacharya, Dean of International Relations and E.ON Chair in Corporate Responsibility. The international forum aims to support the mainstreaming of sustainability in the participating organizations. Prof. Matthew Bothner, Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development, and Prof. Guillermo Baquero started two new seminar series, one dedicated to advancing the pipeline of faculty research, the other, co-hosted with the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, concentrating on finance.

ESMT initiated the Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop to bring together behavioral and experimental economic researchers, together with Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), and Technische Universität Berlin. The School also hosted the 8th Christmas Meeting of German-speaking Economists Abroad. The Center for Leadership Development Research built upon the success of the last few years, holding its third Coaching Colloquium. In total, more than 50 research seminars took place at ESMT in 2011. Speakers came from prestigious international institutions such as Harvard University, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Stanford University.

ESMT increased its commitment to the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics & Management Science (BDPEMS), and faculty members held several courses and workshops in management science and behavioral economics. New and continued funding for ESMT research came from the Peter Curtius Foundation, DFG-Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, and the European Commission.

"We are proud that we were able to increase our research output in 2011 and plan to continue in the years to come," said Catalina Stefanescu-Cuntze, ESMT Director of Research.

Press contact Martha Ihlbrock, +49 (0)30 21 231-1043, <martha.ihlbrock@esmt.org> Ulrike Schwarzberg, +49 (0)30 21231-1066, <ulrike.schwarzberg@esmt.org>

About ESMT ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers full-time MBA and executive MBA programs, as well as executive education. ESMT focuses on three main topics: responsible and sustainable leadership, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. Additionally the business school offers an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a state-accredited private business school based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional location in Schloss Gracht near Cologne. <www.esmt.org>

idw :: 14.02.2012