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Prof. Dr. Mark Ebers

Raum: 3.12a, Herbert-Lewin-Straße 2
Telefon: +49 (0) 221 / 470 – 2458
E-Mail: ebers(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de
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Vita

Prof. Dr. Mark Ebers hat in seiner Geburtsstadt Hamburg Betriebswirtschaftslehre studiert. Nach seinem Abschluss als Diplom-Kaufmann wechselte er an die Universität Mannheim, wo er zunächst als wissenschaftlicher Angestellter am Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Organisation, Prof. Dr. Alfred Kieser tätig war und nach der Promotion Hochschulassistent an der Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft. 1989/90 erhielt er ein Stipendium als John F. Kennedy Memorial-Fellow der Harvard University Cambridge, Mass., welches es ihm ermöglichte, dort ein Jahr zu forschen. 1993 wurde Professor Ebers an der Universität Mannheim habilitiert. In den Jahren 1992 und 1993 hat er zunächst den Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Organisation an der Universität-GHS Paderborn cum spe vertreten. Von 1994 bis 2004 war Professor Ebers Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Schwerpunkt Unternehmensführung und Organisation an der Universität Augsburg. Während dieser Zeit erhielt er Rufe an die Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, die Universität Witten/Herdecke sowie die Universität St. Gallen. Er nahm Gastprofessuren an der Universitá Luigi Bocconi, Mailand (1996), Harvard University (1997), Harvard Business School (2002), Tilburg University (2004), Columbia University (2008) wahr. Er wurde überdies als AIM International Visiting Fellow an der University of Strathclyde (2005) und Fellow des Institute for Advanced Studies der Hebrew University Jerusalem (2012) berufen. Seit dem 01.10.2004 ist Professor Ebers Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Unternehmenswicklung und Organisation an der Universität zu Köln.

Gastprofessuren, Gastvorträge, und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2012-2013 Fellow, Institute for Advances Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2008-10 Gastprofessor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2008-09 Gastdozent, Columbia Business School, New York City, U.S.A.
  • 2006-07 Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) International Visiting Fellow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2004 Gastprofessor Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • 2002 Gastdozent, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, U.S.A.
  • 1997 Gastdozent, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
  • 1996 Gastprofessor, Universitá L. Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  • 1989-90 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow CES, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Awards

  • 2009 Albertus-Magnus-Award für besondere Leistungen in der Lehre, verliehen durch die Studierendenschaft der Wiso-Fakultät der Universität zu Köln
  • 2007 Best Paper Award, German Academic Association for Business Research, for „The dynamics of social capital and their performance implications: Lessons from biotechnology start-ups.” Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 51, 2006, 262-292 (with Indre Maurer)
  • 2007 Best Paper Award of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) for “Learning in project-based organizations: How project members' social capital affects effective knowledge transfer and organizational performance." (Indre Maurer, Vera Bartsch, Mark Ebers and Svenja Knöpfler)
  • 1985 Karin-Islinger Prize, Mannheim University for dissertation "Organisationskultur - Ein neues Forschungsprogramm?"

Research Grants

  • 2012 – 2014 BMBF (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research): Professors as entrepreneurship promotors in institutions for basic research (PEP).
    784.600,00 €
  • 2010 – 2013 DFG (German Federal Research Council): Adoption, adaption and performance implications of management concepts in mergers and acquistions.
    276.420, – – €
  • 2008/09 DFG (German Federal Research Council): Learning and innovation in inter-organizational projects.
    23.600, – – €
  • 2005 Fund for Investments in Base Research (FIRB), Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR): Knowledge governance and projects.
    15.000, – – €

Forschung

Forschungsinteressen

  • Netzwerke und soziales Kapital von Unternehmen

  • Dynamische Fähigkeiten (Dynamic Capabilites) von Unternehmen

  • Innovation und Lernen

  • Post-merger Integration

Forschungsprojekte

Publikationen

Monographien

  • Ebers, M. 1993. Internationale Regierungsorganisationen - Eine institutionenökonomische Analyse. Unpublished Habilitationsschrift, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim.

Herausgeberschaften

  • 1993 - today Editorial Member "Organization Studies"
  • 2000 - today Co-editor "Die Betriebswirtschaft"
  • 2001 - today Editorial Board Member "Strategic Organization"
  • 2003 - today Editorial Board Member "Scandinavian Journal of Management"
  • 2017 - today Editorial Board Member "Academy of Management Review"

Books:

  • Kieser, A., & Ebers, M. (Eds.). 2014. Organisationstheorien (7th ed.). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. Details
  • Cropper, S., Ebers, M., & Ring, P. S. (Eds.). 2013. Inter-organizational relations, 5 Volumes. Los Angeles: Sage.
  • Cropper, S., Ebers, M., Huxham, C., & Ring, P. S. (Eds.). 2008. The oxford handbook of inter-organizational relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kieser, A., & Ebers, M. (Eds.). 2006. Organisationstheorien (6th ed.). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Ebers, M. (Eds.). 1997 (paperback edition with new Forward 1999). The formation of inter-organizational networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journals:

  • Powell, W. W., & Ebers, M (Eds.). 2007. Biotechnology: It's origins, organization, and outputs. Special Issue of Research Policy, 36(4): 433-437.
  • Backhaus, K., & Ebers, M. (Eds.). 2006. Die Anwendung der Kausalanalyse in der betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung. Die Betriebswirtschaft, 66(6): 607-608
  • Ebers, M., & Jarillo, J. C. 1998. The construction, forms, and consequences of industry networks. Guest-edited issue of International Studies of Management and Organization, 27(4): 3-21

Artikel in referierten Zeitschriften (Auszug)

  • Ebers, M. (mit Arbeitskreis Organisation der Schmalenbachgesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.), 2016. Organisationsmodelle für Innovation. Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung. Details DOI: 10.1007/s41471-016-0021-x
  • Ebers, M., & Maurer, I. 2016. To continue or not to continue? Drivers of recurrent partnering in temporary organizations. Organization Studies, 37(12): 1861-1895. Details DOI: 10.1177/0170840616655490
  • Ebers, M., & Oerlemans, L. 2016. The variety of governance structures beyond market and hierarchy. Journal of Management, 42(6). Details DOI: 10.1177/0149206313506938
  • Ebers, M., & Semrau, T. 2014. What drives the allocation of specific investments between buyer and supplier?. Journal of Business Research. Details DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.06.007
  • Ebers, M., & Maurer, I. 2014. Connections count: How relational embeddedness and relational empowerment foster absorptive capacity. Research Policy, 43(2): 318-332. Details DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.017
  • Bartsch, V., Ebers, M., & Maurer, I. 2013. Learning in project-based organizations: The role of project teams' social capital for overcoming barriers to learning. International Journal of Project Management, 31(2): 239-251. Details
  • Ebers, M., Arbeitskreis Organisation der Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. 2012. Entwicklungslinien zukünftiger organisatorischer Strukturen und Prozesse. Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation, 81(5): 329-335.
  • Cropper, S., Ebers, M.,  Huxham, C., & Ring, P.S. 2011. Packing more punch? Developing the field of inter-organisational relations. International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 2(3): 153-170. Details
  • Maurer, I., Bartsch, V., & Ebers, M. 2011. The Value of Intra-organizational Social Capital: How it Fosters Knowledge Transfer, Innovation Performance, and Growth. Organization Studies, 32(2): 157-185. Details
  • Powell, W.W., & Ebers, M. 2007. Biotechnology: Its origins, organization, and outputs. Special Issue of Research, 36(4): 433-437. Details
  • Maurer, I., & Ebers, M. 2006. Dynamics of social capital and their performance implications: Lessons from biotechnology start-ups. Administrative Science Quarterly, 51(2): 262-292. Details
  • Ebers, M. 1999. The dynamics of inter-organizational relationships. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 16: 31-56.
  • Oliver, A. L., & Ebers, M. 1998. Networking network studies: An analysis of conceptual configurations in the study of inter-organizational relationships. Organization Studies, 19(4): 549-583.
  • Ebers, M., & Jarillo, J. C. 1997. The Construction, Forms, and Consequences of Industry Networks. International Studies of Management & Organization, 27(4): 3-21.
  • Ebers, M. 1995. The Framing of Organizational Cultures. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 13: 129-170.

Buchbeiträge

  • Ebers, M. forthcoming. Interorganizational relationships and networks. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences, 2 ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. Details
  • Ebers, M., & Gotsch, W. 2014. Institutionenökonomische Theorien der Organisation. In A. Kieser & M. Ebers (Eds.), Organisationstheorien, 7 ed.: 195-255. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. Details
  • Ebers, M., & Maurer, I. 2014. Netzwerktheorie. In A. Kieser & M. Ebers (Eds.), Organisationstheorien, 7 ed.: 386-406. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. Details
  • Cropper, S., Ebers, M., & Ring, P.S. 2013. Editor's introduction. In S. Cropper & M. Ebers & P. S. Ring (Eds.), Interorganizational relations, Vol. 5. Los Angeles: Sage. Details
  • Ebers, M., Maurer, I., & Graumann, M. 2011. Organisation: Management von Strukturen und Wandel. In W. Busse von Colbe & A. Coenenberg & P. Kajüter & U. Linnhoff & B. Pellens (Eds.), Betriebswirtschaft für Führungskräfte, 4 ed.: 170-205. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel. Details
  • Cropper, S., Ebers, M., Huxham, C., & Ring, P. S. 2008. Introducing Inter-organizational relations. In S. Cropper & M. Ebers & C. Huxham & P. S. Ring (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of inter-organizational relations: 3-21. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Details
  • Cropper, S., Ebers, M., Huxham, C., & Ring, P. S. 2008. The field of inter-organizational relations. A Jungle or an Italian Garden? In S. Cropper & M. Ebers & C. Huxham & P. S. Ring (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of inter-organizational relations: 3-21. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Details
  • Ebers, M. 2007. Unternehmensentwicklung. In R. Köhler & U. Küpper & A. Pfingsten (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Betriebswirtschaft, Vol. 1, ed. 6: 1789-1801. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel. Details
  • Ebers, M., & Gotsch, W. 2006. Institutionenökonomische Theorien der Organisation. In A. Kieser & M. Ebers (Eds.), Organisationstheorien, 6 ed.: 206-258. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Böhringer, A., Bukowsky, I., Ebers, M., & Maurer, I. 2006. Herausforderungen grenzüberschreitender M&A. In B. W. Wirtz (Ed.), Handbuch Mergers & Acquisitions: 131-156. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Details
  • Ebers, M. 2001. Property-Rights-Ansatz. In R. Bühner (Ed.), Management-Lexikon: 633-635. München: Oldenbourg. Details
  • Ebers, M. 2001. Interorganizational relationships and networks. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences: 7855-7860. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. Details
  • Ebers, M. 2000. The Economic Institutions of Capitalism. Firms, Markets, Relational Contracting. New York 1985. In K. Türk (Ed.), Hauptwerke der Organisationstheorie: 336-339. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.
  • Ebers, M., Hermesch, M., Matzke, M., & Mehlhorn, A. 2000. Strukturwandel und Steuerungsformen von Netzwerken in der deutschen Bauindustrie. In J. Sydow & A. Windeler (Eds.), Steuerung von Netzwerken - Konzepte und Praktiken: 251-279. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.
  • Ebers, M. 1997. Explaining inter-organizational network formation. In M. Ebers (Ed.), The formation of inter-organizational networks: 3-40. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ebers, M., & Grandori, A. 1997. The forms, costs and development dynamics of inter-organizational networking. In M. Ebers (Ed.), The formation of inter-organizational networks: 265-286. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ebers, M. 1995. Organisationskultur und Führung. In A. Kieser & G. Reber & R. Wunderer (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Führung: 1664-1682. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel.
  • Ebers, M. 1994. Die Gestaltung interorganisationaler Informationssysteme- Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer transaktionskostentheoretischen Erklärung. In J. Sydow & A. Windeler (Eds.), Management interorganisationaler Beziehungen: 22-48. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.

    weiterer Aktivitäten

    Herausgebertätigkeiten

    • Mitglied des Editorial Board "Organization Studies" (1993 - heute)
    • Mitherausgeber "Die Betriebswirtschaft" (2000 - heute)
    • Mitglied des Editorial Board "Strategic Organization" (2001 – heute)
    • Mitglied des Editorial Board "Scandinavian Journal of Management" (2003 – heute)
    • Geschäftsführender Herausgeber "Die Betriebswirtschaft" (2004 –2007)
    • Mitglied des Editorial Board "Journal of Management & Governance" (2000 -2007)
    • Mitglied des Editorial Board "Columbia Journal of World Business" (1999 - 2005)
    • Mitglied des Editorial Board "Organization Science" (1998 - 2003)
    • News and Notes Editor "Organization Studies" (1986 - 1993)

    Gutachtertätigkeiten

    • Academy of Management Journal

    • Academy of Management Review

    • Columbia Journal of World Business

    • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

    • Die Betriebswirtschaft

    • Journal of Business Research

    • Journal of Management and Governance

    • Organization Science

    • Organization Studies

    • Scandinavian Journal of Management

    • Schweizer Nationalfonds

    • Strategic Management Journal

    • Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation

    • Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft

    Ämter in wissenschaftlichen Vereinigungen und in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung

    • 2003 – today Member of the Board, Schmalenbach – Gesellschaft Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
    • 2005 – today Member of Curatorium „Organisationsforum Wirtschaftskongress (OFW)“, Cologne University
    • 2007 – today Senator, Cologne University, representing the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences
    • 2007 – today Member of the Council of the “International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy”, Cologne
    • 2011 – today Academic Head, Working Group “Organization” in the Schmalenbach – Gesellschaft Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
    • 2012 – today Academic Director of "Change Management Executive Education Programme", European School of Management and Technology, USW Netzwerk Schloss Gracht
    • 2012 – today Academic Director of " Management Update Executive Education Programme", European School of Management and Technology, USW Netzwerk Schloss Gracht
    • 2012 - today Representative-at-large, Organization and Management Theory Division (OMT), Academy of Management
    • 2011 – 2013 Member of the Selection Committee for Best Paper Awards of the German Academic Association for Business Research
    • 2012 Chair of the Peer Review Evaluation Committee reviewing the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D – MTEC), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)
    • 2011 Facilitator, Professional Development Workshop on Paper Development, OMT, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX
    • 2002 – 2011 Academic Director of "Young Leaders Executive Education Programme", European School of Management and Technology, USW Netzwerk Schloss Gracht
    • 2007 – 2010 Member International Relations Committee, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics,and Social Sciences, Cologne University
    • 2009 Facilitator, Doctoral Consortium, OMT, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL
    • 2007 – 2008 Program Chair, Annual Conference 2008, German Academic Association for Business Research
    • 1999 – 2006 Member of Grant Selection Committees for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    • 2003 – 2004 Member of the Board of Curators AIESEC, Augsburg University
    • 2002 – 2004 Director of Division of Organization Studies within the German Academy of Management
    • 2000 – 2004 Co–Director of German Academy of Management Educational Program for Assistant Professors
    • 1998 – 2004 Co–Director Augsburg Executive MBA Program
    • 2000 – 2002 Director of Division of Research Methods within the German Academy of Management
    • 2000 – 2001 Dekan (Head of Department) of Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences, Augsburg University
    • 1999 – 2003 Co–Organizer (with Anna Grandori, Bocconi University, Milan) of "Standing Workgroup on Business Network Research" within the European Group of Organisation Studies (EGOS),
    • 1993 – 1997 Coordinator of the research program 'Inter-organizational Networks' within the European Science Foundation’s program 'European Management and Organizations in Transition'

    Gastvorträge

    • Contextual vs. Temporal Ambidexterity in Network Development: Which Provides the Better Pathway to Enhancing Firms’ Financial Performance? Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 16 January 2013.
    • Contextual vs. Temporal Ambidexterity in Network Development: Which Provides the Better Pathway to Enhancing Firms’ Financial Performance? Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19 December 2012.
    • Contextual vs. Temporal Ambidexterity in Network Development: Which Provides the Better Pathway to Enhancing Firms’ Financial Performance? Technion, Haifa, Israel, 6 December 2012.
    • Der Einfluss sozialen Kapitals auf die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen. Nordrhein – Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Klasse für Ingenieurs – und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Düsseldorf, Germany, 14 December 2011.
    • Institutional work in unwelcoming settings: Entrepreneurship in institutions for basic research. 6th Max Planck Summer Conference on Economy and Society “Bringing Organizations Back In: Bridging Economic Sociology and Political Economy”, 13 – 16 July 2011, Schloss Ringberg, Tegernsee.
    • The institutional and social embeddedness of governance arrangements. Workshop on “States and Markets”, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, 26 March 2009.
    • When, why, how and with what effects do what types of networks evolve (differently)? 68th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA, 8 – 13 August 2008, Professional Development Workshop “Network Evolution and Dynamics”, organized by Joel Baum and Ranjay Gulati, Organization and Management Theory Division.
    • Learning in Project – Based Organizations: How Project Members’ Social Capital Affects Effective Knowledge Transfer and Organizational Performance. ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 5 June 2008.
    • Einige Beobachtungen zu Wechselwirkungen zwischen Organisation und IKT. Podiumsdiskussion „Wechselwirkungen zwischen Organisation und IKT – Was läuft gut, was könnte besser laufen in Forschung und Ausbildung?“ 32. Workshop der Kommission Organisation im Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., München, Germany, 21 February 2008
    • The KGP project. Advanced Institute of Management Workshop “International Collaborative Research: Planning for Impact”, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 3 – 4 December 2007.
    • Chancen und Risiken des Outsourcing. 8. Schmalenbach Unternehmerforum der Schmalenbach – Gesellschaft Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., Halver, Germany, 17 November 2006.
    • Knowledge, Governance, and Projects. Advanced Institute of Management Workshop on Comparative International Research (CIR) Methodologies, London Business School, London, UK, 10 November 2006.
    • Configurations of Governance Structures in IORs. British Academy of Management Special Interest Group on Inter-organizational Relations, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK, 1 November 2006.
    • The Field of IOR – A Jungle or an Italian Garden? British Academy of Management Special Interest Group on Inter-organizational Relations, London Business School, London, UK, 12 June 2006.
    • The Dynamics of Social Capital. Advanced Institute of Management Senior Fellows Meeting, London Business School, UK, 9 June 2006.
    • The Influence of Goodwill – and Competence – based Trust on the Governance of Inter-organizational Relations. Graduate School of Business, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK, 6 June 2006.
    • The Dynamics of Social Capital. Faculty of Economics, Bologna University, Italy, 18 May 2006.
    • Configurations of Inter-organizational Governance Structures. Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, 15 March 2005.
    • Why are some firms more profitable than others? German Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 17 April 2002.
    • How different types of trust and attitudes towards risk affect the efficient design of inter-organizational governance structures. Harvard Business School, Spring 2002 Organizational Behavior Seminar Series, Boston, USA, MA, 12 April 2002.
    • How to Make Cross – Border Combinations and Strategic Alliances Work. 2001 Globalization Conference of the American Accounting Association and the Schmalenbach – Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft, Berlin, Germany, 22 – 25 June 2001.
    • The Dynamics of Inter-organizational Relationships. Workshop "Research and Practice in Inter-organizational Collaboration", McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 4 April 1998.
    • Transaction scale and scope: How organizations get hooked on interorganizational systems. ESF Planning Workshop "Modes of International Integration of European Management and Organization", Milan, Italy, 11 – 12 June 1992.