13. Juni 2016

Research papers

As part of our youth development, selected students get the opportunity to present their research topics here. You are invited to get in contact directly with the contact persons and researchers.

An excerpt of some research papers can be found in the following list:

Analysis of the Impact of „Made in China 2025 and Industry 4.0 on the International Human Resources Mangement

This paper focuses on the consequences of the „Made in China 2025“ and „Industrie 4.0“ models on the international HR-management in relation to intercultural differences. The production sector will experience great changes in the coming years. The purpose of this analysis is to identify needed actions in the HR-sector in order to prepare the workforce for the challenges ahead and therefore help to accomplish the goals set by the future models.

Rafail Foutzopoulos
LinkedIn: Rafail Foutzopoulos

The Role of Governmetal Influence in Chinese Outward Direct Investment

This paper examines the extent of the influence of direct investments by the Chinese government on globally operating companies, as well as the effect on the global community of nations.

Fiala, Zoltán


Chinese multinationals in Germany: Institutional proximity, local networking and knowledge exchange

The Institute of Geography of the University of Giessen (JLU) and the Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research (NIW) are together conducting a research project on acquisitions of German industrial companies by Chinese multinationals, which is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The objective of the research project is to study the organization of internal knowledge transfer processes, the handling of institutional distance and the impact of the acquisition on upstream and downstream enterprises in the supply chain. This will contribute to the scientific and public debate on the prospects for Chinese M&As in Germany.

Miriam Richter-Tokar, M.Sc.


The relevance and potentials of the Harvard negotiation project for business negotiations in China

The aim of this thesis is to find out how the „Harvard Negotiation Project“ concept can be applied in relationship-oriented cultures such as China, in order to complete successful business with these partners. Another focus is on intercultural aspects that must be considered necessary to establish a critical SWOT Analysis regarding this theory. Experts were consulted in order to fully discuss this comprehensive and versatile subject and to reach a high-quality result.

Wegl, Yasmine
IMC FH Krems, Österreich

Development of a System to recruit an retain Chinese employee at the German-Chinese Joint Venture Benecke Changshun Auto Trim Co., Ltd.

This Master thesis outlines and explains the development of an efficient recruitment system in China for a German automotive supplier, as well as provides implementation framework.

Harmeyer, Kristin


Intercultural education – a pedagogical study

In this research the requirements and needs of the global businesses are investigated, for example at which point a training or coaching is profitable. On the other hand, the design and implementation of the process in international companies is considered from an educational perspective, too.
Contact: gessner-m (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gessner, Magdalena

Foreign direct investment from emerging markets in Germany – scope, investment priorities, motives and strategies of companies from the BRIC countries

The work focusses on the study of multinational companies from emerging markets, specifically the countries Brazil, Russia, India and China. The aim is to work out country specific approaches to dealing with investment commitment, as well as identify any striking differences in investment behavior within Germany, on the basis of a comparative country study.

Brenzeck, Vicky



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