Workshop Andres König


10:00 - 16:30

Forum 2

Presenting Science Powerfully

Prof Koenig (visiting professor at department M&O)

Amsterdam Business Research Institute

Business and Organisation


Imaging you have a Nobel-Prize-worthy insight, but nobody actually ever hears of it … Doing great science is important, but much of the scientific process and scientific progress is determined by how well you are able to share your insights in personal communication with others. From explaining your initial idea to colleagues, to presenting at conferences, to your job talk at your dream university: Presenting science is a key skill for any management scholar.

In this highly interactive seminar, we will learn and apply some fundamental techniques for powerful, inspirational, and the same time profound scholarly presentations. We will especially focus on aspects such as setting the hook, weaving in stories and anecdotal evidence thoughtfully, visualizing theory and data in insightful figures and charts, as well as body language and vocal delivery. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and to use video-recordings and other tools to reflect and improve.

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Andreas König is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Passau and Visiting Professor at Free University Amsterdam. He is also a member of the visiting faculties at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, IMD Lausanne, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research focuses on discontinuous organizational transformation, strategic leadership, and executive communication. His work has appeared, for example, in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He has received numerous Best Paper Awards, including from the Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management, the Cooperative Strategy IG of the Strategic Management Society, the Strategic Management IG of the European Academy of Management, and the German Academic Association for Business Research. His work is significantly influenced by his unique diverse experiences, particularly as a professional musician (he holds a Master of Music in trumpet performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London) prior to entering the field of business studies.