Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke
Faculty of Management and Economics

    Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management (RMI)

    RMI-Team: Leona Henry, Clemens Wagner, Dr. Maximilian Heimstädt, Elieti Fernandes, Dr. Simone Schiller-Merkens, Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering, Laura Jacobsohn, Johannes Busold. They are missing: Claudia Galys, Prof. Dr. Günther Ortmann
    RMI-Team (from left to right): Leona Henry, Clemens Wagner, Dr. Maximilian Heimstädt, Elieti Fernandes, Dr. Simone Schiller-Merkens, Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering, Laura Jacobsohn, Johannes Busold. They are missing: Claudia Galys, Prof. Dr. Günther Ortmann
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    The Bertelsmann Stiftung has funded the Reinhard Mohn Institute (RMI), which is named after its founder, since its foundation in 2010.  With its research, teaching and culture of dialogue with practice, the institute provides substantial national and international impetus for reforming corporate governance theory and practice.

    The RMI operates in line with the participative and responsible governance philosophy of Reinhard Mohn, with a solid foundation of organization theory. Its new content conception perceives strategy, management, organization and control increasingly as inter-organizational processes in the sense of cooperative governance in networks.

     

    Twitter: @RMI_UWH

    2019

    November 21-22, 2019: Workshop "Moral Critique in and around Markets"

    We will organize a research workshop on the moral critique of markets and alternative forms of organizing. The workshop will take place at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, on November 21–22, 2019.

    The aim of this research workshop is to look more deeply into the kinds of alternative organizing models for and in the economy that are currently discussed in the social sciences, and to explore their implications for markets and organizations. The deadline for abstract submissions is May 20, 2019  - see call for papers  for more details.

    Organizers:
    Simone Schiller-Merkens (Reinhard Mohn Institute, Witten/Herdecke University)
    Philip Balsiger (Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel)


    Keynote speakers:
    Tim Bartley (Washington University in St. Louis)
    Marie-Laure Djelic (Sciences Po Paris)
    Francesca Forno (University of Trento)
    Ignasi Martí Lanuza (ESADE)

    June 06, 2019: "Trust and Culture" - RMI Research Seminar
    Prof. Dr. Hwee Hoon Tan, Singapore Management University

    (Foto: SMU)

    Prof. Hwee Hoon Tan from Singapore Management University will present research findings on cross-cultural aspects of trust.

    Drawing on a large-scale research project together with David Schoorman and Roger Mayer, Prof. Tan’s talk will focus on the development of a culturally valid scale to measure propensity to trust as well as a systematic examination of the impact of ability, benevolence and integrity on trust across 29 countries across the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. While noting differences across cultures, it appears that the trustworthiness factor of integrity is fairly universal.

    Hwee Hoon Tan is a tenured Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources at Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Her research focuses on interpersonal trust within organizations and across cultures. Hwee Hoon has published in many international journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations and many others.

    The event is open to anyone interested. Please register by email.

    April 9, 2019: RMI Distinguished Lecture with Prof. John Child "Cooperative Strategies"
    March 21, 2019: RMI in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on the topic of "Digital Civil Society"
    March 1, 2019: RMI Management Forum "Responsibility: Who is ready?"
    March 2, 2019: Maximilian Heimstädt gives lecture at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
    February 22, 2019: Eszter Simon Guest Researcher at the RMI
    February 15, 2019: Another strong RMI presence at WK-ORG in Münster
    February 1, 2019: Maximilian Heimstädt gives lecture on algorithm governance
    January 23, 2019: Prof. Dr. Rainer Strack at the World Economic Forum in Davos

    2018

    18 December 2018 - RMI Debate with Rita Süssmuth and Thomas Druyen
    Thomas Druyen, Rita Süssmuth and Guido Möllering (image source: RMI)

    How capable of change are people, organisations and society? On 18 December 2018, former President of the German Bundestag Professor Rita Süssmuth and the Professors Thomas Druyen and Guido Möllering discussed this issue during a public RMI Debate in the Audimax of the UW/H. The debate took place on 18 December 2018.

    Everyone is talking about modification, transformation or "change". Today's world seems increasingly volatile, unpredictable, complex and unclear, but change is rarely popular. Instead of seizing opportunities, inertia at the individual, organizational and social levels often takes hold. The RMI had invited the interested public to a debate on how capable of and ready for change we are in Germany. How do we go into the future? What do we learn from the past? What do we preserve? What are we adapting to? What are we shaping?

    RMI Director Guido Möllering gave a radio interview on this subject on the morning of the event.

    16 December 2018: Günther Ortmann gives lecture at Deutschlandfunk Nova Radio
    11 December 2018: New publication in the Journal Business Strategy and the Environment
    05 December 2018 - RMI Distinguished Lecture "Trusting Enemies" with Nick Wheeler
    15 November 2018: 12th bdvb Forum on the topic of "Digital Transformation”

    2017

    10. November 2017: Neue Publikation im European Management Journal
    19 October 2017: RMI at 4th network meeting of ZIM cooperation network "CopServ"
    13 October 2017: Journal of Trust Research 7(2) published
    6 October 2017: Maximilian Heimstädt appointed Wikimedia 'Open Science Fellow'
    1 October 2017: New offer: "Cooperation manager" management programme
    21 September 2017: Leona Henry and Guido Möllering at Trust Workshop, Birmingham
    15 September 2017: New publication: Dancing in chains
    4 August 2017: Academy of Management in Atlanta
    31 July 2017: 2nd RMI Impetus Day
    13 July 2017: Bayern 2 radio interview on learning a lesson from the financial crisis
    10 July 2017: RMI debate: Entrepreneurship ideology? Charisma, success and facts
    5 July 2017: EGOS Colloquium "The Good Organization"
    1 July 2017: Interview: Transparent management – Open-minded towards all and everything?
    26 June 2017: RMI Distinguished Lecture
    14 June 2017: Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Conference
    2 April 2017: New publication: Openwashing
    8 March 2017: Paper workshop and guest lecture in Oslo
    2 March 2017: Prof. Möllering at the 43rd Herrenhäuser Gespräch, NDR broadcasting station
    15 February 2017: Scientific Commission on Organization
    Kieser criticizes scientific publication system
    Book contribution on energy transition: Transformative Processes in the Constitution of Markets
    Guido Möllering new Journal of Trust Research editor

    2016

    Kieser criticizes scientific publication system
    Book contribution on energy transition: Transformative Processes in the Constitution of Markets
    Guido Möllering new Journal of Trust Research editor
    International guest lectures on Trust-Based Organizing
    RMI at FINT 2016 Workshop in Dublin
    DFG Network Meeting: Neo-Institutionalism
    Lecture: Trust without familiarity?
    Lectures by Prof. Dr. Günther Ortmann
    RMI at the Momentum Kongress 2016: Foundations of Power
    DFG Network Meeting: Events, Organization, Creativity
    New study: Cooperation, Trust and Networking
    Press release: RMI director on dispute between Volkswagen and Prevent
    RMI at EGOS Colloquium 2016: The Practices and Process of Organizational Trust
    Handbook of Research Methods on Trust

    RMI Symposium 2016: Balanced ratio of trust and control

    Press release

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    Speakers

    Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering
    Director of the Reinhard Mohn Institut of Management and holder of the Reinhard Mohn Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance at Witten/Herdecke University

    Prof. Dr. med. Martin Butzlaff
    President of Witten/Herdecke University and member of the Board of Trustees of the Reinhard Mohn Institut of Management

    Dr. Günther Horzetzky
    State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    Aart De Geus
    CEO of Bertelsmann Stiftung and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Reinhard Mohn Institut of Management

    Åsa Lautenberg
    Head of Corporate HR & People Strategy at Lufthansa Group, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

    Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wimmer
    Vice President of Witten/Herdecke University; member of the Board of Trustees of the Reinhard Mohn Institut of Management; co-founder of osb Wien Consulting GmbH

    Dr. Bennet van Well
    Partner at Metaplan Structure & Strategy Consulting

    Dr. Miriam Wilhelm
    Associate Professor of International Management at the University of Groningen

    Prof. (em.) Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Alfred Kieser
    Professor emeritus of the University of Mannheim and visiting professor of organization theory at the Reinhard Mohn Institut of Management at Witten/Herdecke University

    The Board of Trustees of the Reinhard Mohn Institute serves as advisory, shaping and supervisory body. Members of the Board of Trustees:

    Aart de Geus (Chairman); CEO of Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Liz Mohn, Vice Chairwoman of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann Stiftung; Member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

    Dr. Immanuel Hermreck, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

    Dr. Brigitte Mohn, Member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Prof. Dr. med. Martin Butzlaff, (Vice Chairman), President, Witten/Herdecke University

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marcel Tyrell, Faculty of Management and Economics, Witten/Herdecke University

    Dr. Katharina Weghmann, Senior Associate, Ernst & Young GmbH

    N.N., Managing Director, Faculty of Management and Economics, Witten/Herdecke University

    Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering

    Prof. Dr.
    Guido Möllering

    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
    Reinhard-Mohn-Institut für Unternehmensführung
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