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FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz

FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz is Research and Strategy Coordinator at the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES).

Dr. Schulz studied economics with a focus on regional science and international economic relations at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

After completing her doctoral thesis in the field of “Corporate Strategy” at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, she was assistant professor for Corporate Strategy at the Free University of Berlin. She was a visiting scholar at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Publications by
Ann-Christine Schulz

Activities

Research

Ann-Christine Schulz researches, teaches and advises as an expert in the following areas:

  • Corporate strategy
  • Restructuring
  • Digital transformation
  • Corporate governance

Publications and awards

Her research has been published in leading international journals such as

  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Academy of Management Learning & Education
  • Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Review of Managerial Science

was quoted by the Financial Times, among other media, and awarded with several renowned prizes (Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Award 2010, Strategic Management Conference Best Paper Prize for Practice Implications 2011, AOM MED Division Best Paper Award in Graduate Management Education 2018).

Additional activities

Ann-Christine Schulz also publishes practitioner-oriented studies and regularly gives lectures and talks in academic and business contexts.

Specialization and Competence

Areas of Specialization

  • Corporate & Behavioral Strategy
  • Corporate Governance & Capital Market Actors
  • Corporate Restructuring and M&A

Areas of Competence

  • Econometric Models
  • High Quality Academic Research
  • Quantitative Empirical Methods

Publications

Monograph
  1. Schulz, A.-C. (2011) ‘Die Rolle der Finanzanalysten bei der Verbreitung von Managementkonzepten’, Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
Article in scientific journal (peer reviewed)
  1. Schulz, A.-C. & Flickinger, M. (2018) ‘Does (Over-)Compensation Influence Corporate Reputation?’, Review of Managerial Science, Vol. 14 (4), pp. 903-927.
  2. Schulz, A.-C. & Johann, S. (2018) ‘Downsizing and the Fragility of Corporate Reputation: An Analysis of the Impact of Contextual Factors’, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 34, pp. 40−50.
  3. Schulz, A.-C. & Wiersema, M. F. (2018) ‘The Impact of Earnings Expectations on Corporate Downsizing’, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 39, pp. 2691−2702.
  4. Schulz, A.-C. & Nicolai, A. T. (2015) ‘The Intellectual Link between Management Research and Popularization Media: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Harvard Business Review’, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 14, pp. 31−49.
  5. Nicolai, A. T., Schulz, A.-C. & Göbel, M. (2011) ‘Between Sweet Harmony and a Clash of Cultures: Does a Joint Academic-Practitioner Review Reconcile Rigor and Relevance?’, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 47 (1), pp. 53−57.
  6. Nicolai, A. T., Schulz, A.-C. & Thomas, T. W. (2010) ‘What Wall Street wants − Exploring the Role of Security Analysts in the Evolution and Spread of Management Concepts’, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47 (1), pp. 162−189.
Article in scientific journal (not peer reviewed)
  1. Gersch, M., Müller-Seitz, G., Güldenberg, S., Renzl, B., Güttel, W. & Schulz, A.-C. (2020) ‘Gestaltungsherausforderungen der digitalen Transformation: Pfade erkennen, gestalten oder verlassen?’, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, Heft 2–3, pp. 44-51.
  2. Schulz, A.-C. (2010) ‘Book Review: R. Nagel & R. Wimmer, Systemische Strategieentwicklung – Modelle für Berater und Entscheider’, Die Unternehmung, Vol. 2, pp. 221-223.
  3. Schulz, A.-C. (2009) ‘Book Review: M. Göbel, Interaktive Unternehmenssteuerung’, Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation (ZFO), Vol. 78, pp. 256−257.
Contribution in anthology/conference proceedings (full paper)
  1. Kraus, S., Schulz, A.-C. & Halberstadt, J. (2008) ‘Humankapital als Erfolgsfaktor für Unternehmensgründungen’, In: Schwithal, T. T., Duensing, M., & Tredop, D. (Eds.): Kapital, Kompetenz, Konflikte, Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag, pp. 111−124.
Presentation at scientific conference
  1. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C. & Scholz, M. (2019) ‘Beiräte als Chance für Mittelunternehmen in Österreich’, 23. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand (G-Forum), Vienna (AT).
  2. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C. & Scholz, M. (2018) ‘Motive und Gründe für die Einrichtung von Beiräten im Mittelstand’, 22. Interdisziplinäre Jahreskonferenz zu Entrepreneurship, Innovation und Mittelstand (G-Forum), Stuttgart (DE).
  3. Kerstin, F. & Schulz, A.-C. (2018) ‘The Diffusion of MBA Programs in Germany: An Empirical Analysis through an Institutional Lens’, 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago (US).
  4. Schulz, A.-C. & Fehre, K. (2018) ‘The Institutionalization of MBA Programs in Germany’, European Academy of Management Conference, Reykjavik (IS).
  5. Schulz, A.-C. & Himme, A. (2017) ‘Leaner and Meaner: How the Stock Market Legitimized Corporate Slimming Cures’, 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta (US).
  6. Schulz, A.-C. & Flickinger, M. (2017) ‘Overpayment and Applause? The Influence of CEO Compensation on Firm Reputation’, 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta (US).
  7. Johann, S. & Schulz, A.-C. (2016) ‘How Layoff Characteristics Influence a Firm’s Reputation: An Empirical Analysis of the SP 100 Firms’, 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim (US).
  8. Schulz, A.-C. & Himme, A. (2016) ‘How Wall Street Legitimized Corporate Downsizing’, 36. Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin (DE).
  9. Schulz, A.-C. & Flickinger, M. (2016) ‘Overpayment and Applause? The Influence of CEO Compensation on Firm Reputation’, 36. Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin (DE).
  10. Fehre, K. & Schulz, A.-C. (2015) ‘The Diffusion of MBA Programs in Germany’, Symposium: Governance, Performance & Leadership of Research in Public Organizations, Munich (DE).
  11. Schulz, A.-C. & Wiersema, M. F. (2015) ‘The Impact of Earnings Pressure on Layoff Announcements’, VHB Pfingsttagung, Vienna (AT).
  12. Schulz, A.-C. & Wiersema, M. F. (2014) ‘Are Investment Analysts Optimistically Based Towards Downsizing?’, WK Org Workshop, Jena (DE).
  13. Schulz, A.-C. & Wiersema, M. F. (2014) ‘Corporate Downsizing: The Impact of Earnings Pressure’, 34. Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Madrid (ES).
  14. Schulz, A.-C., Klee, E. & Nicolai, A. T. (2013) ‘How Popular is Popularization Among Scientists? The Case of the Harvard Business Review’, 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando (US).
  15. Schulz, A.-C. (2013) ‘Matchmakers or Wedding Guests? Exploring Financial Analyst’s Assessments of M&A Decisions’, Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Glasglow (GB).
  16. Schulz, A.-C. & Wiersema, M. F. (2013) ‘Overoptimistic Earnings Forecasts: Layoff Announcements and Investment Analysts’, 13th European Academy of Management Conference, Istanbul (TR).
  17. Schulz, A.-C., Nicolai, A. T. & Klee, E. (2012) ‘The Harvard Business Review in the Citation Network of Management Science: A Bibliometric Study’, 28th EGOS Colloquium, Helsinki (FI).
  18. Schulz, A.-C. (2011) ‘Did Securities Analysts Fuel the Spread of Downsizing in the 1990s?’, 27th EGOS Colloquium, Gothenburg (SE).
  19. Schulz, A.-C. (2011) ‘Do Security Analysts Ride on Fashion Waves: The Case of Downsizing’, 31. Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Miami (US).
  20. Schulz, A.-C., Nicolai, A. T. & Goebel, M. (2010) ‘Does a Joint Academic-Practitioner Review Process Reconcile Rigor and Relevance?’, 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal (CN).
  21. Schulz, A.-C. & Nicolai, A. T. (2009) ‘Did Security Analysts Foster Downsizing in the 1990s?’, 9th European Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool (UK).
  22. Schulz, A.-C., Nicolai, A. T. & Goebel, M. (2009) ‘Sweet Harmony or a Clash of Cultures? – How Practitioners and Academics Evaluate Manuscript Submissions for the ‘ZfO’.’, 25th EGOS Colloquium, Barcelona (ES).
  23. Schulz, A.-C. & Nicolai, A. T. (2008) ‘Are Security Analysts Fashion Victims? – The Core Competence Case’, 8th European Academy of Management Conference, Ljubljana (SI).
  24. Schulz, A.-C. & Nicolai, A. T. (2008) ‘Are Security Analysts Fashion Victims? – The Core Competence Case’, 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim (US).
  25. Schulz, A.-C. & Nicolai, A. T. (2008) ‘Management Fashions, Core Competencies, and Analysts’ Forecast Bias’, 24th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam (NL).
Technical Reports/White Papers
  1. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C. & Scholz, M. (2019) ‘Beiräte im österreichischen Mittelstand’, FHWien der WKW, Study for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, Vienna.
  2. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C. & Scholz, M. (2019) ‘Kooperationen vor dem Hintergrund der digitalen Transformation’, FHWien der WKW, Study for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, Vienna.
  3. Schulz, A.-C. & Bröcker, J. (2007) ‘Die Erreichbarkeit der Arbeitsmärkte für Berufspendler aus den Gemeinden Schleswig-Holsteins’, IABregional, No. 01, Nürnberg.
  4. Herrmann, H. & Schulz, A.-C. (2005) ‘Räumliches Muster der Berufspendlerverflechtung im Raum Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg’, Beiträge aus dem Institut für Regionalforschung der Universität Kiel, Nr. 40, Kiel.
  5. Gedeon, E., Herrmann, H., Meyer, R., Schneekloth, N. & Schulz, A.-C. (2004) ‘IAB-Betriebspanel Report 2003 – Arbeitgeberbefragung Schleswig-Holstein’, Beiträge aus dem Institut für Regionalforschung der Universität Kiel, Nr. 39, Kiel.
Article in industry media
  1. Busch, A. & Schulz, A.-C. (2020) ‘Digitalisierungskooperationen erfolgreich umsetzen’, KMU-Magazin, Nr. 4/5, pp. 2-4.
  2. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C. & Scholz, M. (2019) ‘Beiräte als Chance für Klein- und Mittelunternehmen in Österreich’, Aufsichtsrat aktuell, Ausgabe 1, pp. 20-22.
  3. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C. & Scholz, M. (2019) ‘Ungenutzte Chancen für österreichische Mittelunternehmen durch geringe Präsenz von Beiräten’, Aufsichtsrat aktuell, Ausgabe 4, pp. 26-30.
  4. Nicolai, A. T. & Schulz, A.-C. (2008) ‘Are Security Analysts Fashion Victims? – The Core Competence Case’, Professional Investor Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 22-24.
Article in mass media
  1. Scholz, M., & Schulz, A.-C. (2020) ‘Forschungsinstitut für Nachhaltiges Management gegründet’, Businessart (AT), May 28., Link
  2. Schulz, A.-C. (2020) ‘Interview zum Thema Managergehältern und Bonuszahlungen im Fall der Austrian Airlines (AUA)’, Zeit im Bild, ORF (AT), August 25.
  3. Scholz, M. & Schulz, A.-C. (2020) ‘Sind Boni für Führungskräfte in Corona-Zeiten unanständig?’, Salzburger Nachrichten (AT), August 19, by Helmut Kretzl & Regina Reitsamer., Link
  4. Schulz, A.-C. (2017) ‘Ist der Ruf erst ruiniert’, Die Presse (AT), December 23, by Veronika Schmidt.
  5. Schulz, A.-C. & Nicolai, A. (2008) ‘Beware of fad-loving analysts’, The Financial Times (UK), August 18, by Stefan Stern., Link