The new publication “The Future of Physical Stores: Creating Reasons for Customers to Visit” co-authored by Els Breugelmans (KU Leuven), Lina Altenburg (KU Leuven), Felix Lehmkuhle (University of Münster), Manfred Krafft (University of Münster), Lien Lamey (KU Leuven) and Anne L. Roggeveen (Babson College) is published by the Journal of Retailing.
This winter semester 2023/24 the Marketing Center Münster had again the pleasure to welcome Prof. Dr. Wayne Hoyer from the University of Texas, Austin in Münster.
As longstanding visiting international professor, Prof. Hoyer was invited to give a lecture for the Marketing master course Consumer Behavior.
As part of a doctoral colloquium, Professor Manfred Krafft and his team from the Chair of Marketing Management (IfM) visited the University of Iceland in Reykjavík in mid-September. During two days, an exciting exchange with two different departments of the University of Iceland took place.
Digital technologies are rapidly changing the way businesses operate. There is an increasing demand for partially or fully digital products and services; companies interact with customers and supply chain partners through digital channels; internal processes and operations such as production or manufacturing or office management also rely on digital technologies.
WWU receives funding from the 'Erasmus+' program for project on "Customer Management Skills in Digitalizing B2B Markets ”
The WWU, under the leadership of Professor Manfred Krafft, has been awarded funding for partnerships in higher education through the "Erasmus+" program. Despite first experiences with Erasmus+ at the University of Münster, this is a particularly pleasing result, as only a few funding applications in the co-application procedure have been approved so far for the WWU. The project duration is 3 years.
In March 2022, Professor Manfred Krafft spent three weeks at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The primary goal of the stay was to promote cooperation efforts between the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the WWU on various levels. On the one hand, an exchange program between the universities is to be established, which is to be implemented department-wide at the level of students, doctoral candidates and lecturers.
Continuation of a long-standing cooperation - Professor Manfred Krafft appointed "Honorary Professor" at the University of Auckland
Jedes Jahr vergibt der Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (VHB) auf seiner Jahrestagung den Preis für das beste neu erschienene bzw. grundlegend überarbeitete BWL-Lehrbuch. Für den VHB-Lehrbuchpreis 2021 wurde das Buch „Entertainment Science“ von Professor Thorsten Hennig-Thurau (Lehrstuhl für Marketing & Medien) und Mark Houston (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth) nominiert.
CULTMARTS 2019: Video Interview with Professor Hennig-Thurau about the Creative Industries and Emerging Markets in the “Era of Entertainment Science”
In September last year, MCM professor Thorsten Hennig-Thurau travelled to Bogotá/Colombia to offer the keynote speech of the first-ever CULTMARTS conference (see here). His presentation, entitled „Welcome to the Era of Entertainment Science“, was attended by about 500 managers from the creative industries.