Stationary retailers are increasingly redesigning their stores to differentiate themselves from the competition and appeal to new customer groups. In an interview with “Die Glocke”, Professor Krafft explains how traditional retailers successfully transform their stores along the lines of real market halls to better meet changing consumer preferences.
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.
Dr. Jonas Schmidt, research assistant at the Chair of Marketing Management, participated in the award ceremony for the best dissertation hosted by the Academy of Marketing Science. The Academy of Marketing Science is an international, scholarly organization dedicated to promoting high standards and excellence in both the creation and dissemination of marketing knowledge and the advancement of marketing practice around the world. For more than 25 years, the international cosmetics company Mary Kay Inc.
The Rector of the University of Münster and the Prorector for Strategic Human Resources Development, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels and Prof. Dr. Maike Tietjens, presented the dissertation prize in a video call to the authors of the 14 best dissertations from the 14 departments of the university. Since a ceremonial presentation was not possible due to the Corona pandemic, the Rectorate chose the digital way to congratulate the graduates personally.
The new study “Insight is Power: Understanding the Terms of the Consumer-Firm Data Exchange” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Retailing. The paper has been co-authored by Professor Krafft and a multinational research team consisting of, among others, V. Kumar, Colleen Harmeling, Siddharth Singh, Ting Zhu, and Jialie Chen.
In a new study conducted by Stanford University scholars and published by prestigious PLOS Biology journal in October 2020, Prof. Thorsten Hennig-Thurau from the Marketing Center Münster is listed as one of the world's leading scholars in the field of marketing and business/economics. In the ranking, which includes the Top 2% global scientists across a wide range of academic disciplines, Hennig-Thurau is ranked 2nd among all marketing scholars in Germany and 63rd among all marketing scientists globally.
MCM scholars Kai Manke (LMM) and Raoul Kübler (JPM&MA) win together with Professor Koen Pauwels from Northeastern University Boston the inaugural “Most Promising Research” Award of this year’s Interactive Marketing Research conference sponsored by the Lazaridis Institute of Technology.
In their award-winning research study “An Analysis of Social Media Engagement in the Case of the 2016 US Presidential Elections“ the international team examines how the social media strategies of the two presidential candidates drove the election outcome in 2016.
In the middle of October, the team from the Chair of Marketing Management (IfM) spent its annual doctoral seminar at the Landhaus Rothenberge to discuss current research projects of its doctoral students. Although the format stems from a long tradition, this year's event took place under quite different circumstances due to the Corona pandemic. Not only were the applicable hygiene guidelines self-evidently followed, but also ways of digital communication were used to enable all team members an equally beneficial participation.
In conversation with the press office of the University of Muenster, Prof. Dr. Krafft gave insights into his findings on the buying behavior and wishes of today’s supermarket customers. He states that, on the one hand, some customers have an increasing need for a fast and hassle-free purchasing process, while on the other hand, others value a broad assortment, enough personnel, and an enjoyable atmosphere.