Florian von Wangenheim: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017
|Name||Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim|
Professur f. Technologiemarketing
ETH Zürich, WEV J 409
|Telephone||+41 44 632 69 24|
|Department||Management, Technology, and Economics|
Entry level course in management for BSc, MSc and PHD students at all levels not belonging to D-MTEC. This course can be complemented with Discovering Management (Excercises) 351-0778-01.
|3 credits||3G||B. Clarysse, M. Ambühl, S. Brusoni, E. Fleisch, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, T. Netland, G. von Krogh, F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||Discovering Management offers an introduction to the field of business management and entrepreneurship for engineers and natural scientists. The module provides an overview of the principles of management, teaches knowledge about management that is highly complementary to the students' technical knowledge, and provides a basis for advancing the knowledge of the various subjects offered at D-MTEC.|
|Objective||Discovering Management combines in an innovate format a set of lectures and an advanced business game. The learning model for Discovering Management involves 'learning by doing'. The objective is to introduce the students to the relevant topics of the management literature and give them a good introduction in entrepreneurship topics too. The course is a series of lectures on the topics of strategy, innovation, corporate finance, leadership, design thinking and corporate social responsibility. While the 14 different lectures provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations, the experiential learning outcomes result from the interactive business game. The purpose of the business game is to analyse the innovative needs of a large multinational company and develop a business case for the company to grow. This business case is as relevant to someone exploring innovation within an organisation as it is if you are planning to start your own business. By discovering the key aspects of entrepreneurial management, the purpose of the course is to advance students' understanding of factors driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and company success.|
|Content||Discovering Management aims to broaden the students' understanding of the principles of business management, emphasizing the interdependence of various topics in the development and management of a firm. The lectures introduce students not only to topics relevant for managing large corporations, but also touch upon the different aspects of starting up your own venture. The lectures will be presented by the respective area specialists at D-MTEC.|
The course broadens the view and understanding of technology by linking it with its commercial applications and with society. The lectures are designed to introduce students to topics related to strategy, corporate innovation, leadership, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, value chain analysis, corporate social responsibility, and business model innovation. Practical examples from industry experts will stimulate the students to critically assess these issues. Creative skills will be trained by the business game exercise, a participant-centered learning activity, which provides students with the opportunity to place themselves in the role of Chief Innovation Officer of a large multinational company. As they learn more about the specific case and identify the challenge they are faced with, the students will have to develop an innovative business case for this multinational corporation. Doing so, this exercise will provide an insight into the context of managerial problem-solving and corporate innovation, and enhance the students' appreciation for the complex tasks companies and managers deal with. The business game presents a realistic model of a company and provides a valuable learning platform to integrate the increasingly important development of the skills and competences required to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, analyse the future business environment and successfully respond to it by taking systematic decisions, e.g. critical assessment of technological possibilities.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Discovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Business Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich.|
No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
|363-0305-00L||Empirical Methods in Management||3 credits||2G||F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||Evidence-based management requires valid empirical research. In this course, students will learn the basics of research design, fundamentals of data collection and statistical methods to analyze the data acquired in social science research. Students are expected to apply their knowledge in class discussions and out-of-class assignments.|
|Objective||- Ability to formulate research questions and designing an appropriate study|
- Ability to collect and analyze data using a variety of methods
- Ability to critically assess the quality of empirical research in management
- Applied knowledge of empirical methods through out-of-class assignments
|Content||1) Introduction to empirical management research|
2) Research designs: exploratory, descriptive, experimental
3) Measurement and scaling
4) Data collection and sampling
5) Data analysis methods
6) Reporting and presenting empirical research
|Prerequisites / Notice||Assignments and projects: This course includes out-of-class assignments and projects to give students some hands-on experience in conducting empirical research in management. Projects will focus on one particular aspect of empirical research, like the formulation of a research question or the design of a study. Students will have at least one week to work on each assignment. Students are expected to work on these assignments individually. Duplicate answers will receive no credit and will be subject to a disciplinary review. Assignments will be graded and need to be turned-in on time. |
Class participation: Class participation is encouraged and can greatly improve students' learning in this class. In this spirit, students are expected to attend class regularly and come to class prepared.
|363-0403-00L||Introduction to Marketing||3 credits||2G||F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||The course is designed to convey a profound understanding of marketing's role in modern firms, its interactions and interfaces with other disciplines, its main instruments and recent trends. Particular attention is given to emerging marketing concepts and instruments, and the role of marketing in technology firms.|
|Objective||After taking the lecture, students should have knowledge about|
1) The definition and role of marketing (marketing basics)
2) Creating marketing insights - understanding customer behavior
- Theoretical concepts in customer behavior (customer behavior)
- Analytical means to extend knowledge on customer behavior (marketing research)
- Strategic tools to quantify customer behavior (CLV, CE)
3) Strategic marketing - translating marketing insights into actionable marketing strategies
- Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning
- Attracting customers (marketing mix, 4Ps)
- Maintaining profitable customer relations (CRM)
|Content||The course is designed to convey a profound understanding of marketing's role in modern firms, its interactions and interfaces with other disciplines, its main instruments and recent trends. Particular attention is given to emerging marketing concepts and instruments, and the role of marketing in technology firms.|
The lecture features tutorial sessions that are held at irregularly spaced intervals throughout the semester (approximately every third week). The tutorial sessions take place at the same time and location as the main lecture. It serves to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts from the lecture by walking students through the analysis of real-world data from the telecommunications industry. The case data will be provided so that students practice and apply the concepts of the lecture on their own. The tutorial is held jointly by two Teaching Assistants (Zhiying Cui and Jana Gross) and the professor (Prof. F. von Wangenheim).
|Literature||Kotler, P./Armstrong, G.: Principles of Marketing, 17th edition, Pearson 2017.|
Weekly readings, distributed in class (via Moodle)
|363-1051-00L||Cases in Technology Marketing |
Number of participants limited to 20.
Students have to apply for this course by sending a CV and an one-page motivation letter to email@example.com. Additionally please enroll via myStudies. Places will be assigned on the basis of your motivation letter.
|3 credits||1G||F. von Wangenheim, C. Grieder|
|Abstract||The aim of this module is to introduce students to some key concepts in technology marketing and to familiarize them subsequently with the challenges that (marketing) managers face in technology intensive markets by using real life cases. Students will have to "solve" current and past managerial problems and will be enabled to compare their solutions with what has actually been done.|
|Objective||This module should enable students to deal with the uncertainty related to challenges in technology marketing by introducing them to some key concepts and letting them apply those concepts to real life cases. The competences acquired in this module are meant to go beyond the mere understanding of the study material by improving students' problem solving capabilities, analytical skills and capacity for team work. Furthermore, students will be exposed to decision-making styles and procedures in companies.|
|Content||Students have to work on three to four real Bühler cases and present the solutions in class.|
Solutions/ presentations will be part of the grades.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Students have to apply for this course by sending a CV and a one-page motivation letter until 18.9.2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Does not take place this semester.
|3 credits||3S||F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||The course enables students to apply their knowledge from marketing and other disciplines to real life cases under the supervision of internationally operating partner companies.|
|Objective||First, students have to assess and analyse real life problems in order to generate creative solutions. |
Secondly, students have to demonstrate that they are both - able to apply their knowledge from marketing theory to practice, as well as to communicate their ideas to other students and leading marketing executives.
|Content||The Circle of Excellence is a one-year talent program for outstanding students together with the universities of Münster, Cologne and Berlin. It aims at preparing the participants for interesting management tasks within various workshops in collaboration with our internationally operating partner companies, e.g. PanGas, L'Oréal, Henkel, McKinsey, EDEKA,...|
Please find more information on:
|Prerequisites / Notice||Your profile:|
- Strong interest in Marketing topics
- Very good academic performance
- Interesting and convincing personality
- High commitment and flexibility
Students have to organize the remaining phase of their studies in a way that they are able to participate in the workshops.
|364-1013-06L||Marketing Theory |
Does not take place this semester.
|1 credit||1G||F. von Wangenheim|
|Abstract||The course is taught Florian Wangenheim (ETHZ)|
It focuses on the theoretical foundations of marketing and marketing research.
|Objective||The purpose of the course is to confront students with current theoretical thinking in marketing, and currently used theories for understanding and explaining buyer and customer behavior in reponse to marketing action.|
|Content||In the first class, current understanding of the marketing literature and marketing thought is discussed. |
In the following classes, various theories are discussed, particularly in light of their importance for marketing. Economic, pschological and sociological theory will be related to current marketing thought.
|364-1064-00L||Inagural Seminar - Doctoral Retreat |
Pre-registration upon invitation required.
Once your pre-registration has been confirmed, a registration in myStudies is possible.
|1 credit||1S||F. von Wangenheim, S. Brusoni, B. Clarysse, T. Netland, J. Reuer, P. Schmid|
|Abstract||This course is geared towards first and second-year doctoral candidates of MTEC. It is held as in a workshop style. Students attending this seminar will benefit from interdisciplinary discussions and insights into current and future work in business and economics research.|
|Objective||The purpose of this course is to|
- introduce doctoral candidates to the world of economics, management and systems research at MTEC
- make doctoral candidates aware of silo-thinking in the specific sub-disciplines and encourage them to go beyond those silos
- discuss current issues with regard to substantive, methodological and theoretical domains of research in the respective fields