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May 2022

Professor Dr. Brigitte Biehl wins the Research Award 2020

The Research Award of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences is awarded annually in recognition of the scientific merits of the award winner. All publications, third-party funding and research-related honors received by December 31 are taken into account.

At the SRH Spring Festival at the BrewDog DogTap Berlin on Thursday, 05 May 2022, the Research Award was presented to Professor Dr. Brigitte Biehl by the Vice President Research and Transfer, Professor Dr. Carsten Schermuly. Professor Dr. Brigitte Biehl had distinguished herself in 2020 through her research achievements including book publications such as "Management in the Creative Industries" and "Leadership in Game of Thrones" and refereed articles such as 'Women 'in motion': The kinaesthetic viewing experience in Chinese viral advertising films' prevailed against numerous other strong research applicants.

We congratulate Professor Dr. Brigitte Biehl and wish her success for her future research projects!

 

May 2022

Students win THE BEST PAPER Crystal Award - International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies

Professor Alexander Iliev, Mayank Dewli, Muhsin Kalkan, Preeti Prakash Kudva and Rekha Turkar participated in "The CompSysTech'21 International Conference" and presented their paper titled “Acoustic Event Detection and Sound Separation for security systems and IoT devices” on June 19, 2021.

The paper was awarded THE BEST PAPER Crystal Award by the international program committee. The conference was held at the University of Ruse (Bulgaria) on 18-19. June 2021.

People can easily identify an event or a setting by looking at an image. Various objects within an image describe an event or a setting. Similarly, various sounds can describe an acoustic event. Residential, indoor, or industrial settings can be defined by a set of various audio signals. When we think of audio data, we think of music and speech. However, the set of various kinds of audio data, contains a vast multitude of different sounds. Human brain can identify sounds such as two vehicles crashing against each other, someone crying or a bomb explosion. When we hear such sounds, we can identify the source of the sound and the event that caused them. We can build artificial systems which can detect acoustic events just like humans. Acoustic event detection (AED) is a technology which is used to detect acoustic events. Not only can we detect the acoustic event but also, determine the time duration and the exact time of occurrence of any event. This paper made use of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) in classifying environmental sounds which are linked to certain acoustic events. Classification and detection of acoustic events has numerous real-world applications such as anomaly detection in industrial instruments and machinery, smart home systems, military, and security applications, tagging audio data and in creating systems to aid the hearing-impaired individuals. While environmental sounds can encompass a large variety of sounds, we focused specifically on certain urban sounds in our study and made use of CNNs which have traditionally been used to classify image data. The model, when given a sample audio file can assign a classification label and identify various environmental sounds with a great precision.

April 2022

Springer VS Verlag has published the new publication by Prof. Dr. Michael Beuthner since 7.4. Prof. Dr. Michael Beuthner is co-editor of the anthology with 15 contributions on a currently highly explosive and topical subject and also author.

The Corona pandemic, climate change, terrorism, refugee and economic crisis, military operations in Afghanistan and Mali, exhaust emissions scandal, etc. The list of risks, crises and conflicts is long, and the "cases" are increasingly complex. What about professional communication about them? Is it sufficiently transparent and mindful-critical, or rather interest-driven and superficial? Internal structures and guidelines as well as dynamic external conditions make communication more difficult. There is sometimes a lack of formats, opportunities, resources, courage or even expertise and skills. Those who (have to) produce professional publicity in the event of risks and crises may not communicate sufficiently (well) with one another and may not (yet) have the options of social media and their players regularly in their sights. The multilayered network of relationships among communicators seemingly offers more potential for irritation than for synergy.
For the first time in this form, the anthology bundles interdisciplinary empirical values and insights of actors from journalism, politics, science, environment and health. In this way, challenges and opportunities of medial communication of risks and crises are identified and, at the same time, the necessity and starting points for training explicitly geared to this topic are made clear:

Beuthner, M., Bomnüter, U., & Kantara, J. A. (2022). "Risiko- und Krisenkommunikation auf dem Prüfstand: Herausforderungen für eine überfällige Qualitätsinitiative. In: Beuthner, M., Bomnüter, U., & Kantara, J. A. (Hrsg.), Risiken, Krisen, Konflikte. Herausforderungen und Perspektiven medialer Vermittlungen (S. 1-23). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

More information: 

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-36195-2?noAccess=true

April 2022

New Video Series on Gender and Leadership

Brigitte Biehl is producing a series of animated videos that examine leadership theory as well as leadership practice from the critical perspective of gender studies.

Leadership is more than an abstract concept. Behind the concept are real flesh and blood people. Their different gender identities still lead to unequal treatment - this is made clear by the video series.

In doing so, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Biehl is responding to an educational gap that exists in both scientific and public awareness. "Until now, management research has largely ignored and underexposed the topic of 'gender'. Leadership has been viewed as rational, disembodied and objective. But it is not!" the expert emphasizes. "Leadership is interpersonal, leadership is influenced by social gender stereotypes and role models, leadership has something to do with gender."

The topic of gender and leadership is addressed in a separate module in the B.A. Creative Industries Management - the creative industries in particular are considered a source of innovation for new work models and pioneers for gender diversity. Gender issues are also addressed in the M.A. International Management "Creative Leadership," which is led by Biehl. The lighthouse project "Creativity for Diversity" explores how artistic methods can promote gender equality.

The videos were produced as part of Biehl's visiting professorship for Gender & Queer Studies in Leadership at the FernUniversität in Hagen, where he is associated with the Chair of Business Administration, in particular Human Resource Management and Organization (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler).

Video series 

Press release of the FernUniversität in Hagen 

 

 

April 2022

Instrument to Measure the Culture for Psychological Empowerment in Organizations

Carsten Schermuly, Jan Koch, Laura Creon, Ivana Drazic​​​​​​​ und Carolin Graßmann have developed and validated an instrument for measuring the culture of empowerment on the theoretical basis of the psychological empowerment concept in four studies. The paper "Developing and Testing an Instrument to Measure the Culture for Psychological Empowerment in Organizations (IMPEC)" was published in the European Journal of Psychological Assessment. Link: https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000708

Leadership styles and psychological empowerment

The Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies has freshly published the meta-analysis by Carsten Schermuly, Laura Creon, Philipp Gerlach, Carolin Graßmann, and Jan Koch on the relationship between different leadership styles and psychological empowerment experience:

Schermuly, C. C., Creon, L. E., Gerlach, P., Graßmann, C., & Koch, J. (2022). Leadership styles and psychological empowerment: A meta-analysis. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1177/15480518211067751 

March 2022

Beyond Wonder Woman and Superman - Future-oriented Leadership in Film and Series

The conference on 8.3.2022 (Zoom) at the FernUniversität in Hagen with the participation of professors of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences and the lighthouse project "Creativity for Diversity" deals with leadership and gender and takes well-known films and series as a starting point.

In the morning there will be lectures by international scholars who will discuss the connection between power, leadership and gender on the basis of various series and develop forward-looking and critical perspectives for leadership and management. 
The topics are hegemonic masculinity and possibilities for change (Prof. Dr. Allison Pullen - Macquarie University, Australia), (Prof. Dr. Marcus S. Kleiner - Vice President Creativity and Interaction SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences), the masking of gender issues in leadership research (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, FernUniversität in Hagen), learning about leadership with film (Prof. Dr. Brigitte Biehl), and black women who have asserted themselves with new leadership styles in the creative industries (Kathleen Bomani).

In the afternoon, workshops with different thematic orientations offer the opportunity for practical examples and hands-on exercises in the areas of leadership through language (Dr. Simone Burel) and effective appearance (Jana Herz) as well as career negotiations (Claudia Irsfeld). In addition, there will be a workshop on including marginalized positions and the LGBTQIA+ community in organizations (Dr. Saoirse O'Shea) and a workshop on artistic methods for leadership development (Verena Landau and Brigitte Biehl, IWK).
At the SRH in Berlin, artistic methods for personnel and organizational development are being researched especially in the context of the lighthouse project "Creativity for Diversity" (IWK Institute for Continuing Education and ICDS Institute for Cultural Diversity Studies). In teaching, this also includes the use of aesthetic experiential learning, for example with film. The topic of gender diversity is emphasized here in relation to management, organization and leadership.   

Organizers:
- Prof.* Dr.* Brigitte Biehl (Visiting Professor Gender and Queer Studies at the FernUniversität in Hagen; Professor at the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Head of Studies B.A. Creative Industries Management and M.A. International Management "Creative Leadership" and Director of the IWK Institute for Profesional Development with the lighthouse project "Creativity for Diversity")
- Prof.* Dr.* Jürgen Weibler (FernUniversität in Hagen, Chair of Business Administration, esp. Human Resources Management and Organization)
- Department of Equal Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Office of the FernUniversität in Hagen. 

Conference website www.fernuni-hagen.de/gleichstellung/veranstaltungen/zukunftsweisende-fuehrung.shtml 


Registration (free of charge) and Flyer

 

March 2022

Empowerment of the Institute of Global Hospitality Research: Markus Schuckert moves to New Hampshire 

The Academic Director of the Institute of Global Hospitality Research at the Dresden School of Management is moving to the University of New Hampshire, where he will take over as Department Chair Hospitality Management. Prof. Dr. Markus Schuckert has many years of experience at the University of Applied Sciences Chur, Hong Kong Polytech and the University of New Orleans and also took over the position as Academic Director of the Institute of Global Hospitality Research in 2019, the year it was founded. 

"It confirms our claim to be an internationally linked research institution that Prof. Dr. Schuckert will continue as academic head of the Institute of Global Hospitality Research. We are greateful that Prof. Dr. Schuckert will continue to be available for supporting the Institute of Global Hospitality Research. With his experience from Europe, Asia and the USA, he brings valuable expertise that our institute can optimally use in application-oriented projects as well as in strategic research. „I would like to thank my colleague Schuckert very much for his commitment," states Prof. Dr. habil. Carsten Schermuly, VP Research and Transfer at the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences.

February 2022

Publications

  • An article written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg entitled „Generationswechsel“ in: Strategische Personalarbeit in der Transformation - Partizipation und Mitbestimmung für ein erfolgreiches HRM. Ed. by Rainer Gröber & Inga Dransfeld-Haase, was published by Bund-Verlag.
  • An article written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès entitled „ Digitale Bildung ermöglichen“ was published by Verantwortung. Das Magazin für Nachhaltigkeit, CSR und innovatives Wachstum, FAZ Institut publiziert.
  • An article written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès entitled „Ein neues nachhaltiges Bildungswesen ist nötig: Als Fundament für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung sowie für unsere Gesellschaft und Umwelt“ was published by Bulletin Online 2022 BCCG Future Relations und gemeinsame Zukunftsthemen.

January 2022

Research Project:

Optimization of Risk and Crisis Communication of Governments, Authorities and Health Care Organizations (MIRKKOMM)

SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences investigates risk and crisis communication in the Corona pandemic.
Since November 2021, the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences has been involved in a large-scale research project analyzing the risk and crisis communication of governments, authorities and health care organizations in the Corona pandemic. A research team at the SRH Berlin School of Popular Arts (SOPA), led by Prof. Dr. Michael Beuthner, is investigating for the first time what requirements and expectations journalists and social media actors in particular have of the content of such institutions, how they deal with it, and how and why they create their specific posts from it using their own visual design tools. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the three-year project as part of the "Research for Civil Security" program (with 313,000 euros).

 

November 2021

Publications

  • A book written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg and Susanne Bachmann entitled „Effiziente Krisenkommunikation – transparent und authentisch“ was published by Springer Gabler.
  • An audio book based on the book written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg entitled „30 Minuten Wirkungsvoll kommunizieren“ was published by GABAL-Verlag.
  • An article written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg entitled „Generationswechsel“ in: Strategische Personalarbeit in der Transformation - Partizipation und Mitbestimmung für ein erfolgreiches HRM. Ed. by Rainer Gröber & Inga Dransfeld-Haase, was published by Bund-Verlag.

 

 

 

September 2021

After 2020, the Coaching Research Paper of the Year Award of Henley Business School goes again to SRH. Prof. Dr. Carolin Graßmann and Prof. Dr. Carsten Schermuly win it for the article "Coaching with Artificial Intelligence: Concepts and Capabilities", published in the Human Resource Development Review.


In the article, Stephen Palmer's coaching process model is used as a basis and Brynjolfsson and Mitchell's (2017) AI criteria are used to examine which process steps artificial intelligences can potentially take over in coaching.

 

August 2021

Publications by  Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg

An article written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg entitled „Faktor Menschlichkeit: Erfolgsgarant für Digital Leadership“ in: Sonderband Zukunft der Arbeit (Human Resources Consulting Review. Band 12). Ed. by Jens Nachtwei & Antonia Sureth, was published VQP.

A book edited by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès von Hattburg, Peter Spiegel, Arndt Pechstein und Annekathrin Grünbergentitled „Future Skills. 30 Zukunftsentscheidende Kompetenzen und wie wir sie lernen können.“ was published by Vahlen.

A book written by Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès entitled „ Ferngesteuert?! Hin zur Digitalen Souveränität.“ was published by Springer.

July 2021

81st Academy of Management Annual Meeting

On July 31st, 2021, Jan Koch presented the paper “Managing the Crisis: How COVID-19 Demands Interact with Agile Project Management in Predicting Employee Exhaustion“, which he developed together with Carsten Schermuly, at the 81st Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the largest international conference on management and took place virtually this year. The abstract of the paper can be found here.

On July 31st, 2021, Laura Creon presented the paper „Welcome to Our (Divided) Team: Perceived Subgroups and LMX During Newcomer Socialization“, which she developed together with Carsten Schermuly, at the 81st Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is the largest international conference on management and took place virtually this year. The abstract of the paper can be found here.

32nd International Congress of Psychology

On July 22nd, 2021 Am 22.07.2021 Laura Creon presented the paper „A new pathway to training transfer: Psychologically empowered training participants“, which she developed together with Carsten Schermuly, at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology. The presentation was part of the symposium „Contemporary developments in training and learning in the workplace“ which she had organized together with Carolin Graßmann (VICTORIA International University of Applied Sciences) and Julian Decius (Paderborn University). The international conference takes place every four years and is among the largest worldwide in the area of Psychology. This year, the conference was held virtually.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Schermuly was selected by Personalmagazin as one of the 40 leading HR minds of 2021. The award honors personalities in the categories of management, science and consulting who have advanced HR in Germany with their topics. Carsten Schermuly was honored above all for his research work in the field of new work and coaching. You can watch the video speech here:  

www.youtube.com/watch

June 2021

 

21. International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologys
Professor Alexander Iliev, Mayank Dewli, Muhsin Kalkan, Preeti Prakash Kudva and Rekha Turkar participated in "The CompSysTech'21 International Conference" and presented their paper titled Acoustic Event Detection and Sound Separation for security systems and IoT devices  on June 19, 2021. 
The paper was awarded THE BEST PAPER Crystal Award by the international program committee. The conference was held at the University of Ruse (Bulgaria) on 18-19. June 2021.


Future Skills of EU Green Deal

The EU Green Deal, a holistic approach to deal with the extensive challenges of climate change, and its importance is undisputable – but how can the ambitious sustainability goals be met?

The EIT Cross KIC initiative and SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin have jointly developed a white paper, which analyzes essential future skills to meet the requirements of the EU Green Deal.

The conducted survey with experts from industry, academics and politics in affected domains has identified the necessity of specific training and education to develop new overall skills (e.g., interdisciplinary and system thinking). Those new overall skills are critical success factors for the prosperous implementation of the EU Green Deal in all areas of life.

Agile Project Management

Is agile project management a resource or an additional demand for project employees during the COVID-19 pandemic? Jan Koch and Carsten Schermuly surveyed individuals in Germany (n = 168) and the USA (n = 292) during the first wave of the pandemic. The result is the article "Managing the Crisis: How COVID-19 Demands Interact with Agile Project Management in Predicting Employee Exhaustion"; recently published online by the British Journal of Management (BJM). 

March 2021

On 23 March 2021, Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander J. Wulf from SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences co-organizes the German-Japan Joint Symposium on ”Smart City and its Ethical, Legal and Social Issues”. The conference is hosted by the RIKEN AIP AI Ethics and Society Team. Other Co-organizers are Osaka University Research Center on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI Center) General Research Division and the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development. The online conference begins at 08.20 AM German time, 16:20 PM Japanese Time. Conference languages are German and Japanese, there will be simultaneous translation. Registration is free but required. To register please send an email to yuki.hori.fs@riken.jp with the subject line: “German-Japan Joint Symposium” including:

  • 1. Name
  • 2. Affiliation (Department / Division) and Position
  • 3. Country
  • 4. E-mail address

February 2021

In the recently published handbook "The Bloomsbury Handbook Of The Anthropology Of Sound" (ed. Holger Schulze), Prof. Dr. Marcus S. Kleiner discusses the topic of "Sonic Desire" in his article "The Admiration" from an autoethnographic perspective and with reference to the topics of performativity, sensology, education and fan fiction.


In October 2020, the widely discussed monograph "Streamland. Wie Netflix, Amazon Prime und Co. unsere Demokratie bedrohen" (Streamland: How Netflix, Amazon Prime and Co. threaten our democracy) by Prof. Dr. Marcus S. Kleiner was published by Droemer Verlag. Kleiner presents a differentiated critique of 'the' digital transformation using the example of on-demand video streaming services.

 

January 2021

Prof. Dr. Carsten C. Schermuly and colleagues from TU Dresden have been awarded with the Coaching Research Paper Award 2020 by Henley Business School for the following article:Schermuly, C. C., Wach, D., Kirschbaum, C., & Wegge, J. (in press). Coaching of insolvent entrepreneurs and the change in coping resources, health, and cognitive performance. Applied psychology.

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