Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Marcus A. Drescher

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2556

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+49-(0)89-289-24814

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+49-(0)89-289-24805

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Office Hours

By appointment, please e-mail.

Educational Background

since 04/2009 Researcher and doctoral candidate at the Chair for Strategy and Organization at Technische Universität München
08/2012 - 10/2012 Visiting MIT Center for Collective Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/2003 - 03/2009 Business Engineering, Diploma (M.Sc. equivalent) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly known as Universität Karlsruhe (TH))
  Academic program:
Management and Organization, Economic Interaction and Decision Models, Finance and Accounting, Quality Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Logistics, Automotive Engineering
  Diploma Thesis:
Determinates of forced CEO turnover. An empirical analysis of in Germany listed corporations
[Determinanten erzwungener CEO-Wechsel - Eine empirische Analyse der in Deutschland notierten Aktiengesellschaften]

Teaching

Lecturer Introduction to Business Administration 2010-2012
  Seminar Social Networks 2009-2010
  Seminar Advanced Strategy and Organization 2012-2013
Assistant Lecture Organisation 2010-2012
  Lecture Corporate Strategy 2011-2013
  Lecture Internationalization Strategies 2012-2014

Research

I am part of an international research team examining the functioning of virtual teams. In the context of the online strategy simulation game Travian, we study how teams manage to be successful in a virtual environment. This environment faces them with challenges such as global dispersion, diversity and the need to mainly use information and communication technology in order to interact with each other. My research focuses on the network structure of virtual teams. I am interested in how networks within virtual teams and the network of cooperating and competing virtual teams affect the development of teams and outcomes like individual or team performance. The goal of my research is to provide insights in effective team structures and what influences them both positively and negatively. What makes it even more interesting is the internationality of the study. We are blessed to have a great cooperation with Travian Games that allows us to conduct surveys for our study in 23 countries. This, however, faces us with the challenge of handling gigabytes of data, but data crunching is fun!

Project summary

Collaboration and cooperation are essential to innovation and knowledge creation, and virtual teams are a valuable tool for such collaborations. Characteristic features of virtual teams, such as the dispersion and diversity of team members and the reliance on information and communication technology rather than direct interaction, are advantageous but also pose challenges. The purpose of this project is to examine what enables teams to best meet these challenges. We use the concept of trust as an organizing principle for understanding how technostructural and social-psychological factors affect the behavior in virtual teams. See more...

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Drescher, M. A., Korsgaard, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Picot, A., & Wigand, R. T. (2014, April 14). The dynamics of shared leadership: Building trust and enhancing performance. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0036474

Gallenkamp, J. V., Picot, A., Welpe, I. M., & Drescher, M. A. (2010). Dynamik von Führung, Vertrauen und Konflikt in virtuellen Teams [Dynamics of leadership, trust, and conflict in virtual teams]. Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung, 41, 289303. doi: 10.1007/s11612-010-0129-0

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Proceedings

Introne, J. & Drescher, M. A. (2013). Analyzing the Flow of Knowledge in Computer Mediated Teams. CSCW '13 Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work: 341-356. doi: 10.1145/2441776.2441816

Wigand, R. T., Agarwal, N., Osesina, O. I., Hering, W., Korsgaard, M. A., Picot, A., & Drescher, M. A. (2012). Social network indices as performance predictors in a virtual organization. Proceedings of the (CASoN), 2012 Fourth International Conference on Computational Aspects of Social Networks, 144–149. doi: 10.1109/CASoN.2012.6412393

Assmann, J. J., Drescher, M. A., Gallenkamp, J. V., Picot, A., Welpe, I. M., & Wigand, R. T. (2010) MMOGs as emerging opportunities for research on virtual organizations and teams. AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. Paper 335. Available on http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2010/335/

Assmann, J. J., Drescher, M. A., Gallenkamp, J. V., Picot, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2010). Here be (no more) dragons: Pushing the frontier of research on virtual organizations and teams. Proceedings of the 43nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2010.218

Gallenkamp, J. V., Assmann, J. J., Drescher, M. A., Picot, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2010). Conflict, culture, and performance in virtual teams: Results from a cross-cultural study. Proceedings of the 43nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2010.117

Conference Presentations (Peer-Reviewed)

Korsgaard, M. A., Drescher, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Wigand, R. T., & Picot, A. (May 15-17, 2014). Predictors of Trust Asymmetry and Diversity in Groups. Presentation at the symposium "Trust in Organizations across Levels: Interpersonal, Team, and Multiteam" at the 2014 Conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Drescher, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Korsgaard, M. A., & Wigand, R. T. (2012). How does shared leadership affect team performance? A mediational path over communication and trust. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, USA.

Jeong, S. S., Korsgaard, M. A., Drescher, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Picot, A., & Wigand, R. T. (2012). When trust is not enough: The enabling effect of coordination on team cooperation. 6th Workshop on Trust within and between Organizations, Milan (Italy), June 14-15, 2012.

Drescher, M. A., Straub, N., Welpe, I. M., Korsgaard, M. A., Picot, A., & Wigand, R. T. (2012). The Impact of Shared Leadership on Communication, Trust, and Performance in Virtual Teams. 74th Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Bolzano (Italy), May 30-June 2, 2012.

Drescher, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Korsgaard, M. A., Picot, A., Spörrle, M., & Wigand, R. T. (2012). The Waxing and Waning of Trust: The Dynamic Role of Ability in the Development of Trusting Behavior. 74th Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Bolzano (Italy), May 30-June 2, 2012.

Drescher, M. A., Straub, N., Welpe, I. M., Korsgaard, M. A., Picot, A., & Wigand, R. T. (2012). The impact of shared leadership on communication, trust, and performance in virtual teams. Workshop der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Organisation des VHB, Berlin (Germany), February 29-March 2, 2012.

Drescher, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Korsgaard, M. A., Picot, A., Spörrle, M., & Wigand, R. T. (2011). The waxing and waning of trust: The dynamic role of ability in the development of trusting behavior. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA.

Gallenkamp, J. V., Assmann, J. J., Drescher, M. A., Picot, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2010). Conflict, culture, and performance in virtual teams. Results from a study in an MMOG. Paper presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

Brosi, P. & Drescher, M. A. (2010). Measurement of passion, compassion and other emotions. Causus held at the 2010 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

Last update 2014-04-15