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Manchot Graduate School

The Manchot Graduate School “Competitiveness of Young Enterprises“ (WEJU) of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics explores how young companies can achieve a competitive market position and how they are able to become market leaders within highly competitive environments. Accordingly, the aim is to empirically examine key challenges young enterprises are confronted with in order to derive evidence-based recommendations for entrepreneurs and new ventures.

For this purpose, ten dissertation projects are supported since April 2016. Within these projects, challenges of young enterprises are analyzed. In particular, the focus is on the intersection of three fields of business: (1) human resource management and organization, (2) finance and accounting, and (3) marketing and strategic management.

Scholars will join a three-year doctoral program. Due to advanced courses, an intensive mentoring, access to a network with the international scientific community and young companies, an excellent education is offered. The two-track program, called the Y-model, offers either a scientific or a practical orientation opening various future career opportunities for participants.

We would like to thank the Manchot Foundation for their generous financial support of the Graduate School!

Speakers of the Graduate School:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Lutz¹ and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Süß²

¹Riesner Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurial Finance, www.ef.hhu.de

²Chair of Business Administration, in particular Organization Studies and Human Resource Management, www.orgaperso.hhu

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