Ann-Christine Schulz

Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz


Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz is Deputy Head of the Competence Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, which is part of the Research Cluster SMEs and Family Business at the University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication, as well as Cluster Research Coordinator. Before joining FH Wien, Ann-Christine was Assistant Professor of Corporate Strategy at Freie University Berlin and a Visiting Scholar at UC Irvine for several times.

Dr. Schulz‘ research interests are in the areas of organization theory, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, and behavioral strategy. Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed management journals including the Journal of Management Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Learning and Education and has been quoted by the Financial Times. In 2010, she received the Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Award.

Publications

Books

  1. Die Rolle der Finanzanalysten bei der Verbreitung von Managementkonzepten, 2011, Gabler: Wiesbaden

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. The intellectual link between management research and popularization media: A bibliometric analysis of the Harvard Business Review. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 14: 31−49, 2015 (with Alexander T. Nicolai).
  2. Between sweet harmony and a clash of cultures: Does a joint academic-practitioner review reconcile rigor and relevance? Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 47(1): 53−57, 2011 (with Alexander T. Nicolai & Markus Goebel).
  3. What Wall Street wants − Exploring the role of security analysts in the evolution and spread of management concepts. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1): 162−189, 2010 (with Alexander T. Nicolai & Thomas W. Thomas).
  4. Paper received the Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Award 2010
  5. Does a joint academic-practitioner review process reconcile rigor and relevance? Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Montreal, 2010 (with Alexander T. Nicolai & Markus Goebel).

Working Papers

  1. Nominated for Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize 2016
  2. Corporate downsizing: The effect on analyst earnings forecasts. In preparation for submission (with Margarethe F. Wiersema)
  3. Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Price for Practice Implications 2011
  4. The diffusion of MBA programs in Germany (with Kerstin Fehre).

Selected Conference Presentations

  1. The diffusion of MBA programs in Germany. Symposium: Governance, Performance & Leadership of Research in Public Organizations, München, 2015 (with Kerstin Fehre).
  2. Are investment analysts optimistically biased towards downsizing? WK Org Workshop, Jena, 2014 (with Margarethe F. Wiersema).
  3. Overoptimistic earnings forecasts: Layoff announcements and investment analysts. European Academy of Management Conference, Istanbul, 2013 (with Margarethe F. Wiersema).
  4. How popular is popularization among scientists? The case of the Harvard Business Review. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, 2013 (with Alexander T. Nicolai & E. Klee).
  5. Matchmakers or wedding guests? Exploring financial analysts’ assessments of M&A decisions. Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Glasgow, 2013.
  6. The Harvard Business Review in the citation network of management science: A bibliometric study. European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Helsinki, 2012 (with Alexander T. Nicolai & Esther Klee).
  7. Do security analysts ride on fashion waves: The case of downsizing. Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Miami, 2011.
  8. Did securities analysts fuel the spread of downsizing in the 1990s? European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Göteburg, 2011.
  9. Does a joint academic-practitioner review process reconcile rigor and relevance? Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, 2010 (with Markus Goebel & Alexander T. Nicolai).
  10. Sweet harmony or a clash of cultures? – How practitioners and academics evaluate manuscript submissions for the ‘ZfO’. European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Barcelona, 2009 (with Markus
  11. Goebel & Alexander T. Nicolai).
  12. Did security analysts foster downsizing in the 1990s? European Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool, 2009 (with Alexander T. Nicolai).
  13. Are security analysts fashion victims? – The core competence case. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, 2008 (with Alexander T. Nicolai).
  14. Management fashions, core competencies, and analysts’ forecast bias. European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Amsterdam, 2008 (with Alexander T. Nicolai).
  15. Are security analysts fashion victims? – The core competence case. European Academy of Management Conference, Ljubljana, 2008 (with Alexander T. Nicolai).

Chapters in Edited Books

  1. Kraus, S./Schulz, A.-C./Halberstadt, J. (2008). “Humankapital als Erfolgsfaktor für Unternehmensgründungen”. In: Schwithal, T. T., Duensing, M., Tredop, D. (Hrsg.): Kapital, Kompetenz, Konflikte, Oldenburg, p. 111−124.

Book Reviews

  1. Schulz, A.-C. (2010). “Nagel, R., Wimmer, R.: Systemische Strategieentwicklung – Modelle für Berater und Entscheider”, Die Unternehmung, 2010.
  2. Schulz, A.-C. (2009). “Göbel, M.: Interaktive Unternehmenssteuerung”, Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation (ZFO), 78, 2009, p. 256−257.

Coverage in Business Press

  1. “Beware of Fad-loving Analysts”, The Financial Times, 18th August 2008 (by Stefan Stern).