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13.08.2016 | Editorial

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06.08.2016 | Original Paper

Redundant configuration of automated flow lines based on “Industry 4.0”-technologies

Over the past decades, robots have been heavily used for flow lines to increase productivity and product quality and to relieve workers of repetitive and dangerous tasks. However, despite continuous improvement of robots, the occurrence of …

02.08.2016 | Original Paper

Systemic interest rate and market risk at US banks

This paper is the first to quantify and analyze the dynamics of market risk (MR) and interest rate risk (IRR) of the system of US bank holding companies (BHCs) based on time-varying risk exposures estimated using the Kalman filter. These dynamics …

18.06.2016 | Original Paper

Analyzing investment strategies under changing energy and climate policies: an interdisciplinary bottom-up approach regarding German metal industries

German metal producers face an intense international competition. The comparably high domestic energy and production costs additionally challenge the producers. Beside this, German energy intensive industries (GEII) are embedded in a complex …

14.06.2016 | Original Paper

“Whom do I want to be the next CEO?” Desirable successor attributes in family firms

The aim of our study is to understand whether different incumbent attitudes towards desirable successor attributes have an impact on their intention to nominate a family member or a non-family member as CEO and the extent to which this intention …

01.06.2016 | Original Paper

Operation of shunting yards: train-to-yard assignment problem

A multiple shunting yard as a major freight rail yard consists of several sub-yards of limited capacities. Our research question is how to assign the railcars of inbound trains among the sub-yards such that the number of re-assignments is …

26.05.2016 | Original PaperOpen Access

A data mining framework for targeted category promotions

This research presents a new approach to derive recommendations for segment-specific, targeted marketing campaigns on the product category level. The proposed methodological framework serves as a decision support tool for customer relationship …

14.05.2016 | Original Paper

Assessing the economic effects of server launches in free-to-play MMO games

In MMO (massively multi-player online) games, the interaction among thousands of players can produce both positive and negative network effects. It is therefore crucial for a company managing MMO games to establish how the entire user base should …

11.05.2016 | Original Paper

Information as potential key determinant in switching electricity suppliers

An econometric study on Austrian households

In this paper, we investigate the drivers and obstacles to switch the electricity supplier for Austrian households. Since the liberalization of the market in 2001, the annual switching rates have remained at surprisingly low levels, leading to a …

11.05.2016 | Original Paper

Risk governance: conceptualization, tasks, and research agenda

While risk management has been of fundamental interest to researchers and practitioners alike during the last decade, its limitations in today’s dynamically changing business environment become more and more obvious. A growing body of literature …

11.05.2016 | Original Paper

Revisiting Basel risk weights: cross-sectional risk sensitivity and cyclicality

We empirically assess the sensitivity of Basel risk weights to bank portfolio risk and the business cycle. With our econometric model, we distinguish between cross-sectional risk sensitivity and longitudinal risk sensitivity (cyclicality) of the …

07.05.2016 | Original PaperOpen Access

Visualizing association rules in hierarchical groups

Association rule mining is one of the most popular data mining methods. However, mining association rules often results in a very large number of found rules, leaving the analyst with the task to go through all the rules and discover interesting …

23.04.2016 | Original Paper

Impact of ESG factors on firm risk in Europe

A huge body of research has addressed the impact of corporate social performance (CSP) on corporate financial performance. However, prior literature provides only limited evidence of the impact of CSP on firm risk. The aim of this paper is to …

23.04.2016 | Original Paper

Analyzing the dependences of multi-category purchases on interactions of marketing variables

We extend the usual specification of the multivariate probit model frequently used to analyze multi-category purchase incidence data by introducing interaction effects between marketing variables. Models are estimated by a Markov Chain Monte Carlo …

15.04.2016 | Original Paper

Effects of management control mechanisms: towards a more comprehensive analysis

Even though it is widely accepted that management control systems consist of formal (results and/or action controls) and informal mechanisms (personnel and/or cultural controls), empirical research analyzing the effects of these management control …

01.04.2016 | Original Paper

Neglected disciplinary effects of investor relations: evidence from corporate cash holdings

We examine whether, and how, investor relations (IR) quality affects managerial malfeasance by exploring the potential effects on the value, accumulation, and uses of cash holdings. Using European data, we find that an increase in the IR quality …

31.03.2016 | Original Paper

Customer acceptance of tradable service contracts

Service providers from various industries design and sell, using retail channels, tradable service contracts (TSC). These are vouchers for predetermined services which can be claimed at a later time. TSCs promise to broaden service providers’ …

28.03.2016 | Original Paper

Explanatory and predictive power of the adaptive learning model: average and heterogeneous behavior in a newsvendor context

The newsvendor problem is an economic decision problem with an interesting degree of complexity while still providing a quite simple and intuitive normative solution. Therefore, one should expect that decision makers find the optimal solution at …

24.03.2016 | Editorial

Editorial

23.03.2016 | Original Paper

Risk-taking in tournaments: an experimental analysis

This paper examines risk-taking in tournaments experimentally. More precisely, we investigate two potential drivers of risk-taking in tournaments. The first driver is the proportion of tournament winners, which is a design parameter and therefore …

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