Honorary professorship awarded to Dr. Philipp Goedeking

In acknowledgement of his accomplishments in education and science, the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, has awarded Dr. Philipp Goedeking the honorary professorship at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU) upon the proposal of the Faculty of Law, Management and Economics. On Friday, 29 October 2021, Dr. Goedeking was solemnly handed over the certificate of appointment at the Presidential Office of the JGU.

Since the summer semester of 2015, Dr. Goedeking has been offering the lecture "Airline Strategies", which is complemented by seminars and project theses at the graduate level.

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Goedeking, a highly renowned and respected expert in the aviation industry, as an honorary professor at the faculty.

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Katharina Spieß joined GSME as a new Professor for Population Economics

The GSME welcomes new faculty member Prof. Dr. Katharina Spieß. This is a joint appointment with the Federal Insitute for Population Research (BiB) Wiesbaden where she is the new director since October.

Katharina Spieß is an applied micro economist. In her research, she mainly focuses on family and education related issues, with a particular focus on the economics of early childhood. She graduated from the Universiy of Mannheim and received her doctorate from the Ruhr-University Bochum. Her “Habilitation” was received by the Technical University in Berlin. Before moving to Mainz, she was professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and a guest professor and researcher abroad, for instance at the Cornell University, the University of Washington and the Syracuse University. Since 2000 she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), first as a member of the SOEP-group and then as the head of the department for education and family. She received several awards and grants, including a prestiogous grant by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. Her research was published in internationally renowned scientific journals such as Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology and Journal for Health Economics. She also serves as an advisor on several scientific advisory boards, for instance those for the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs (BMFSFJ) or the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

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Jana Oehmichen – new professor of organization, human resources, and management

The GSME is happy to welcome new faculty member Prof. Jana Oehmichen who joins JGU Mainz as a new professor of organization, human resources, and management. In her research, she is interested in corporate governance, incentive systems, board composition, ownership structure, strategic change, and digital strategy. Before joining JGU Mainz, she was full professor of organization and management studies at the University of Groningen (2017-2021), assistant/associate professor (20011-2017) at the University of Göttingen, and postdoctoral research fellow at the Copenhagen Business School (2011). She holds a master level degree in industrial engineering and management and a doctoral degree in management, both from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Her work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Business Review.

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Prize for the habilitation thesis PD Dr. Roland Happ

The habilitation thesis of PD Dr. Roland Happ was awarded the prize of the Käthe and Ulrich Pleiß Foundation. The title of the habilitation thesis is "The influence of the migration background on different facets of economic knowledge - implications for economic didactics". The prize money is 3,000 €.

Further information can be found on the foundation's homepage:

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Excellent Results in CHE Ranking 2020/2021

In Management and Economics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) achieved excellent results in the current CHE Ranking which was published by the Zeit Studienführer 2020/2021

Based on feedback from the students, the department 03 is in the top group for four indicators. JGU is ranked better than average with regard to general learning environment, support, exams, and program organization. For the support of new students and for the chance to complete the Bachelor program in time, Management and Economics are ranked in the national top group.

In addition, the researchers in Accounting, Finance and Management show strong achievements in the indicator for publications.