Marina Fiedler

Marina Fiedler
Universität Passau · Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

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April 2010 - present
Universität Passau
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2009 - March 2010
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 1999 - August 2009
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (103)
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Sustainability and digitalization are two megatrends posing an impetus for change and challenging organizations. Particularly in the case of sustainability, research emphasizes the impact of proactive employee actions for identifying and realizing sustainability change opportunities. However, it remains unclear why sustainability seemingly mobilize...
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Sustainability and digitalization are two megatrends posing an impetus for change and challenging organizations. Particularly in the case of sustainability, research emphasizes the impact of proactive employee actions for identifying and realizing sustainability change opportunities. However, it remains unclear why sustainability seemingly mobilize...
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The financial industry is argued to play a vital role in transforming our economies toward sustainability, yet little is known on how to achieve such a transformation. In an inductive, qualitative, single case study analysis of a sustainability leader in the financial services industry, we investigate how the introduction of sustainability key perf...
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(1) Digitalisierung, (Hyper-)Automatisierung und Künstliche Intelligenz verlagern Kommu- nikations- Interaktions- und Arbeitsprozesse in den virtuellen/digitalen Raum. In Folge entstehen neuartige Formen einer hybriden Zusammenarbeit mit vielfältigen Potenzi- alen für Individuen, Unternehmen und Gesellschaft, die über die oft diskutierte Frage „p...
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Blockchain gives rise to many new applications and use cases and has already markedly changed several industries, such as financial services, energy and utilities, or healthcare. Although blockchain could potentially be used disruptively for end-user applications as well, utilizing it remains poor. It appears that the unconvincing design of many en...
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This paper identifies antecedents to frustration arising in micro-task crowd work (MTCW) and measures their impact on a frustrating work experience. Surprisingly, research to date has said little on frustration in MTCW, despite it being a central challenge to working persistently in these increasingly important socio-technical work environments. Gu...
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Companies are increasingly using environmental management information systems (EMISs) to systematically gather, process and make available information on their environmental impact. However, the strategic and environmental impact of an EMIS mostly remains limited. Based on a case study of a shadow EMIS implemented by a major German chemical product...
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Organizations struggle to initiate change for sustainability and particularly in identifying relevant projects and creating engagement for sustainability. Therefore, organizational sustainability transformation (OST), meaning a substantial rather than a symbolic shift in the organization’s operations, values and goals to extensively incorporate sus...
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Alongside the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI), calls for responsible conduct have increasingly been put forward, particularly addressing the private sector as the primary owner of AI technologies. This demand for ethical conduct has given rise to the relatively new field of AI ethics, about which little is known in theory, and eve...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the workplace increasingly substitute for employees' tasks, responsibilities, and decision-making. Consequently, employees must relinquish core activities of their work processes without the ability to interact with the AI system (e.g., to influence decision-making processes or adapt or overrule decision-maki...
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AI systems are increasingly substituting human decision making. Based on an in-depth case study, we describe how one such AI system fulfilled the intentions of senior management for introducing it. However, we also identify the unintended consequences (positive and negative) of AI-based decision making for both employees and the organization. Based...
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Organizations increasingly experiment with spiritual and wellness practices in contemporary work contexts. Particularly, mindfulness practices play a dominant role in this movement. Rooted in spirituality and applied in clinical psychology, mindfulness is explained as a tool for dealing with workplace demands. Despite the increasing interest in min...
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This paper investigates how gamified information systems enable the alignment of nor-mative, hedonic, and gain goals to motivate eco-sustainable behavior (ESB). Our study is motivated by the importance of finding effective ways of increasing ESB and the relative inattention prior research has given to often competing goals which frame individuals'...
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Zusammenfassung Autonome Informationssysteme (AIS), die lernen, schlussfolgern und entscheiden und damit eigenständig Programme zur Handlung entwickeln, stellen ein zusätzliches Element im Arbeitskontext dar. Je nach Anwendung führen sie dazu, dass sich die Arbeitsteilung zwischen Mensch und Technologie weiter verschiebt. Zwischen den beiden Extrem...
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Despite the growing popularity of crowdworking platforms, crowdworker engagement and its antecedents are still unexplored. This paper investigates how social support in professional crowdworking online communities affects worker engagement in micro-task crowdworking (MTCW). We know from organizational settings that social support is a central antec...
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Das komplette Papier kann hier heruntergeladen werden: https://www.muenchner-kreis.de/download/MUENCHNER-KREIS-Kompetenzpapier.pdf (1)Das digital-vernetzte Arbeitsleben erfordert neuartige und veränderte Kompetenzen, die sich in sechs Kompetenzfeldern differenzieren lassen: Personenbezogene Kom-petenzen, soziale Kompetenzen, MMI-Kompetenzen, Proze...
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Micro-task crowdsourcing (MTCS) arrangements have increasingly gained importance as alternatives to traditional work arrangements. Many crowdworkers participate on MTCS platforms as they value the opportunity to work independently, be creative or engage in a wide variety of tasks. However, little attention has so far been given to those crowdworker...
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Blogs as digital collaboration tools are promising resources in higher education to impart knowledge, enhance collaboration and social interaction among students and thus, to increase their success. Despite the widespread use of blogs, little is known about blogs’ impact on students’ social networks and its effect on learning success. Therefore, ba...
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Higher education has increasingly implemented blended learning tools as supplements to traditional learning. Their aim is to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange and self-directed learning. Blog usage promises to enhance the shift from instruction-based to student-centered learning as promoted by the constructivist learning theory. Prior resear...
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Last year, human mankind exhausted the planet's resources for the year as early as never before by consuming food, water, or clean air beyond the nature's sustainable means. To prevent further environmental damages, understanding and promoting individual pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) is crucial. However, motivating individual PEB is considered...
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An increasing number of individuals are engaging in micro-task crowd work arrangements. Requesters provide short-term tasks on online platforms, which are processed by crowd workers, who receive payments for successfully completing tasks. Nonetheless, crowd workers’ success in task completion is under-researched. Especially the influence of workers...
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The rapid proliferation of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) has attracted the attention of organizational and IS researchers. Despite a growing body of literature on this emerging field, there is still a paucity of research examining how ESN usages affect employees' task performance in the workplace. In particular, we still have a limited understa...
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Organizations have increasingly begun to implement enterprise social networks (ESNs) due to their potential to afford enterprise-wide collaboration, knowledge sharing, and interaction. Despite their proliferation, many companies still struggle to motivate a sufficient number of employees to actively participate in these collaborative networks. Cons...
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While many studies have addressed encouraging employees’ pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) in the workplace, the roles of structures and institutions have received little attention and thus remain unclear. We draw on the concept of affordances as being enacted and embedded in institutional logics, which provide a frame of reference for individual a...
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Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) are increasingly implemented, as they promise to offer enormous potentials to enhance organizational collaboration, innovation, and performance. Nevertheless, many companies fail to encourage their employees to actively engage in ESNs. In order to understand the reasons for the lack of participation, we qualitative...
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In response to growing concerns about environmental degradation, firms increasingly aim to reduce their environmental footprint. On an operational level, green information systems (IS) are recognized as an important driver of more eco-sustainable practices. The impact of Green IS on a strategic level, however, is less understood. Our study seeks to...
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This paper explores how and why pro-environmental behaviours emerge within corporate organizations by linking pro-environmentalism with the concept of institutional logics. Investigating a qualitative in-depth case study based on interviews and document analyses, we show that corporate pro-environmentalism can be provoked by an external trigger, su...
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Exisiting research has tried to explore how organizations can encourage their employees to act pro-environmentally in the workplace, but neglected the role of structures and insitutions. Given our emphasis on organizational sustainability transformations, we seek to explain factor that motivate employees to behave pro-environmental by addressing te...
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The literature suggests that in the trust game setting a third party may have an impact on trust and trustworthiness. This may be done through monitoring alone, as well as through punishment or reward. We examine the impact of these three factors in both fixed and random partner settings. We find evidence that third party intervention is sensitive...
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This paper focuses on turnover intentions in temporary work. Specifically, we analyse whether job satisfaction and leader–member exchange (LMX) play the same role as antecedents of turnover intentions for both temporary and permanent employees. Results from a total-effects moderation model based on a survey of 593 individuals placed by a temporary...
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We explore the role of communication in linking strategy and performance and attempt to explain the inconsistent findings within strategy research. In doing so, we develop two forms of communication: fit and redirection. Fit is a consistency between communication and strategy, while redirection involves communicating an alternative strategy. Using...
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In this paper, we empirically investigate the spiraling effects of mobile communication use. Firstly, we explore how mobile communication use can increase technological enabled autonomy and techno-overload, i.e. increases in amount of work, pace and changing working habits from technology. In doing so, we add to the understanding of the autonomy pa...
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The aim of this study is to identify the main barriers to smart energy information systems (SEIS) diffusion. We used the grounded theory method (GTM), with its repetitive cycles, to develop a theoretical model that illustrates these barriers. As a starting point, we discussed the discrepancy between the potential and the actual status of smart ener...
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It still remains unclear whether the decision to outsource IT is governed by rule of efficiency or from institutional constraints imposed by the state and the professions in order to gain legitimacy through institutional isomorphism. Our analysis is based on a unique data set that contains all first-time decisions of publicly listed German firms to...
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In this study, we introduce the concept of legitimacy to the rigor-relevance debate and investigate empirically how rigor, relevance, and legitimacy are related to the process of knowledge dissemination within a research field. We argue that this analysis has been a missing piece in the debate on rigor and relevance when institutional logics about...
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This paper presents our findings from an empirical survey of 598 individuals placed by a German temporary work agency. Specifically, we focus on how differences in the job satisfaction of temporary and permanent workers influence the role that leader-member exchange (LMX) relationships can play on employees’ turnover intentions. Our results suggest...
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It still remains unclear whether the decision to outsource IT is governed by rule of efficiency or from institutional constraints imposed by the state and the professions in order to gain legitimacy through institutional isomorphism. Our analysis is based on a unique data set that contains all first-time decisions of publicly listed German firms to...
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This paper presents our findings from an empirical survey of 580 individuals placed by a German temporary work agency. The study aims to examine the linkages between human resource management practices and ambidexterity with regard to the integration of an external, highly qualified workforce into the firm. We focus on aspects of the internal labor...
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Knowledge of the factors that influence the quality and quantity of research productivity is vital for governments, universities, departments, and research groups. Using a data set of 995 young scholars in academia from the fields of business and economics, we investigate the influence of job satisfaction, two different types of work motivation, an...
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Ein unternehmensübergreifendes Verständnis von Organisation ist von zentraler Bedeutung. Denn es hat sich gezeigt, dass die Organisation des Unternehmensumfeldes, z. B. Wettbewerbspolitik, und die Organisation an den Grenzen der Unternehmung - z.B. Outsourcing, Kooperationen - erheblichen Einfluss auf den Erfolg und die Gestaltung von Unternehmenss...
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We investigate (1) whether firms deliberately write incomplete contracts, and (2) if so, under which conditions. A better understanding of this phenomenon is important, because research shows that incomplete contracts can yield higher results than fully specified ones. We investigate these questions using the grounded theory methodology developed b...
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This study examines the influence of information technologies on organizational knowledge management. Specifically, we examine how technological and firm-level characteristics influence the use of so-called social or web 2.0 software and the creation of personal networks, information sharing and the build up of organizational memory. Based on recen...
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This study assesses different dimensions of the work environment (i.e. organizational encouragement, supervisory encouragement, organizational impediments and workload pressure) with its relation to job satisfaction, self-confidence, and publication productivity of junior faculty in the field of management. We use pre-tested scales from creativity...
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How do organizational factors influence knowledge retention and storage within companies? In this study, we examine the influence of organizational structure on organizational memory. We are specifically interested in the effects of specialization and standardization - dimensions of the organizational structure - on organizational memory as concept...
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Dieser Beitrag beschreibt, auf der Grundlage einer aktuellen Erhebung bei Postdoktoranden, Habilitanden, Juniorprofessoren und Privatdozenten in deutschsprachigen Ländern die Soziodemografika, die berufliche Situation sowie die Forschungsleistungen und Qualifizierungswege des betriebswirtschaftlichenHochschullehrernachwuchses. Die Ergebnisse zeigen...
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Based on a secondary data analysis we study the question which factors influence publication productivity of junior faculty researchers and their advisors. The results show that publication productivity of the advisor is the most important influence on the publication productivity of the junior researcher. We also find for junior researchers (i.e....
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In 2002, the German system of higher education went through a set of reforms that were - among others - intended to make the university career more attractive for young academics, in order not to lose them to alternative careers. Until today, however, there is no theoretical or empirical analysis on the determinants of young academics’ career decis...
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We conduct a quasi-field experiment in a virtual world environment to investigate the impact of social distance on economic choices. We design trust games with partner selection, in which the proposer chooses between a familiar responder and a stranger with a higher multiplier. When choosing between the two responders, the proposer faces tradeoffs...
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The experience effect in asset markets is one that was thought to be settled. As subjects gained experience with the interface and each other, they typically exhibit fewer instances of mispricing and at lower magnitudes. But questions regarding trading experience are not easy to address in the lab with the typical subject pool since the kind of exp...
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The current body of literature offers contradictory results concerning the role of clusters and innovation networks in the commercialisation of high technology. Whereas several previous studies verify the overall beneficial effects of cluster membership for knowledge-intensive firms, others report that clusters have only little or no influence on t...
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Die jüngste Dienstrechtsreform für Professoren hatte unter anderem zum Ziel, die Universitätskarriere für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs attraktiver zu gestalten, um diesen nicht an Alternativkarrieren zu verlieren. Bis heute liegen jedoch weder theoretische noch empirische Analysen der Einflussfaktoren der Karrierewegentscheidung von Nachwuchswi...
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We examine the antecedents for cooperative behaviour in the commercialisation of nanotechnology for both small/medium and large firms. For small and medium firms (SMEs) our results confirm the influence of complementary assets and transaction costs, but surprisingly do not support any influence of intellectual property rights protection on cooperat...
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While the question of how community design influences user behavior in online communities has recently attracted considerable research, few studies have empirically evaluated the influencing factors of specific user behavior. Building on a conceptual framework of identity-based vs. bond-based attachment in online communities, this study evaluates t...
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We investigate (1) whether frms deliberately write incomplete contracts, and (2) if so, under which conditions. a better understanding of this phenomenon is important, because research shows that incomplete contracts can yield higher results than fully specifed ones. p]We investigate these questions using the grounded theory methodology developed b...
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Can radical organizational change be better achieved through planned change measures or through change measures developed as part of an evolutionary process? Based on 20 open interviews as well as recent survey data from 236 junior faculty members and 382 senior faculty members from departments of management at German universities and other academi...
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We study trust games in a virtual world environment and contrast results with laboratory studies, with and without personal interaction enabled by the virtual world platform. Particular attention is given to the motives that drive behavior in the various environments and to issues that are context dependent, particularly communication and social di...
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This article reports the results of a controlled lab experiment that studies the effects of strategically irrelevant “cheap talk” via 3D world audio communication and 2D text messaging. I also analyze the effects of technical information richness, experience with a communication medium, social distance and collective orientation on cooperation. The...
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Zusammenfassung Virtualisierung von Kommunikation mit Hilfe von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien unterstützt Unternehmen in der global verteilten Wertschöpfung. Von besonderer ökonomischer Bedeutung ist für Organisationen dabei, dass die Unternehmensangehörigen miteinander kooperieren, um so Verbundvorteile zu erwirtschaften. Computerve...
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Virtualization of communication by means of information and communication technology supports companies in globally distributed value creation. Cooperation among employees in order to gain economies of scope is of special economical importance. Computer mediated communication like video conferencing and teleconferencing is more and more accompanied...
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Das Erstaunliche bei vielen Open-Source-Software (OSS) Projekten ist, dass trotz des Fehlens von Anweisungsrechten, klaren Aufgabenteilungen und Aufgabenzuordnungen oder gar eindeutigen Arbeitsprozessen kein Chaos bei der Entwicklung derartiger Software herrscht, sondern Software entsteht, die teilweise in Bezug auf Stabilität und Qualität klassisc...
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Based on a survey of university management professors in German-speaking Europe, we analyze the relationship between individual and organizational characteristics and university academics’ preferences in appointment decisions. Senior faculty’s attitude towards change proves to be a particular robust predictor of differences in appointment preferenc...
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Schon heute machen Software- und softwarebezogene Dienstleistungen etwa 6% am EU15-Bruttoinlandsprodukt aus.1 Zukünftig dürfte durch die Konvergenz verschiedener Branchen in Verbindung mit den zunehmenden Möglichkeiten der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie dieser Anteil noch weiter steigen.2 Dabei werden weniger als 20% der Umsätze in der...