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Three Contributions Accepted for Academy of Management Annual Meeting – one “Best Paper” Award

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The Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership will contribute three studies to this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting, one of the studies was designated as a “Best Paper”.

Prof. Dr. Graf-Vlachy and his co-authors from the Uni­ver­sity of Passau and the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne will present three studies at this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting. All studies relate to different aspects of managers’ cognition. One study explores how flattery by capital market analysts induces CEOs to disclose potentially more in­for­mation than intended, and which role narcissism plays in this process. This study was designated a “Best Paper” by the Academy of Management’s Strategy Division. A further study develops a socio-cognitive perspective on di­gi­tal platform companies and particularly explores their organizational identities. The third study investigates the effect of CEOs’ neuroticism on the speed with which they perform recalls when product defects arise.

  • Schill, A.-K., Boutalikakis, A., Hawighorst, F., Graf-Vlachy, L., & König, A. 2022. Analyst Flattery, CEO Narcissism, and CEO Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Specificity, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Seattle.
  • Castell, C., Kiefer, J., König, A., Schumann, J.H., Graf-Vlachy, L., & Schubach, S. 2022. Towards a Socio-Cognitive View on Digital Platform Firms: An Organizational Identity Perspective, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Seattle, 2022.
  • Gass, D.F., Fügener, A., & Graf-Vlachy, L. 2022. Better Safe Than Sorry: How CEO Neuroticism Affects Time-To-Recall in Product Recalls, 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Seattle.


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The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.


The departments of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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