Dr. Erik Eschen

  • Lehrbeauftragter am

    Institut für Technologie und Management im Baubetrieb des
    Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT)
    Geb. 50.31
    Am Fasanengarten
    D-76131 Karlsruhe

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Erik studied Business Administration in Berlin and holds a PhD in Strategy. After joining one of the international auditing firms he was involved in the restructuring of the German Railways. In 2005 he joint Bilfinger as Head of M&A and later on took over various senior international management positions.

Currently, he is Finance Director of Keller EMEA, part of Keller Group, the world’s largest independent ground engineering specialist, listed at the London stock exchange.

He reads Strategic Management, Business Administration and General Management at Universities and Business Schools.

Publications

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Strategic Management in the Construction Industry
  • Good Corporate Governance
  • Motivation of Key Staff: Concepts to Understand High Performers
  • Dysfunctions in Modern Management Practice

 

MONOGRAPHS

  • Eschen, Erik (2002), Der Erfolg von Mergers & Acquisitions: Unternehmungszusammenschlüsse aus der Sicht des ressourcenbasierten Ansatzes. Deutscher Universitätsverlag (Gabler), Wiesbaden. (English: The Success of Mergers & Acquisitions: A Resource-Based Approach)

 

ARTICLES IN REFERENCE JOURNALS

  • Eschen, Erik und Rudi K.F. Bresser (2005/2008), Closing Resource Gaps: Toward a Resource-Based Theory of Advantageous Mergers & Acquisitions, in: European Management Review 2 (3), p. 167-178. Reprint (2008): Jeffrey A. Krug (editor), Mergers & Acquisitions, Sage Library in Business and Management, Los Angeles, p. 256-276.

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  • Lanzenauer, Christoph Haehling von, Erik Eschen and Karsten Pilz-Glombik (2002), Capacity Planning in a Transitional Setting with Simulation-Based Modeling: A Case Study, in: International Transactions in Operational Research, 9 (2), p. 125-139.
  • Bresser, Rudi K. F., Erik Eschen and Klemens Millonig (2001), Internet-Banking verdirbt Filialbanken das Geschäft, in: Harvard Business Manager, 23 (3), p. 28-39.
  • Eschen, Erik (2000), Mittelstandsholding: Eine Lösung für Wachstums- und Größenprobleme kleiner und mittelgroßer Unternehmungen, in: Zeitschrift Führung + Organisation, 69 (3), p. 166-172.

 

ARTICLES IN BOOKS

  • Eschen, Erik (1998), Finanzkennzahlen im Strategischen Management, in: Rudi K. F. Bresser, Strategische Managementtheorie, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, p. 602-626.

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

  • Eschen, Erik (2011), Due Diligence und Unternehmensbewertung im Akquisitionsprozess, Lecture in MBA-Course Mergers & Acquisitions, Freie Universität Berlin, May 18, 2011.
  • Eschen, Erik and Lukas Kottula (2004), From Funny Money to Real Value: The Use of New Economy Stocks As Acquisition Currency During the Hype of the Stock Market, paper presented at the Strategic Management 24th Annual International Conference, October 31-November 3, 2004, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Eschen, Erik (2004), Core Business Or Diversification: Theory & Practice, Lecture in Strategic Management Course, FHW Berlin, Berlin, June 23, 2004.
  • Berner, Christian and Erik Eschen (2003), Measuring the Influence of Financial Markets on Strategic Decision Making, paper presented at the Strategic Management 23rd Annual International Conference, November 9-12, 2003, Baltimore, U.S.A.
  • Eschen, Erik (2003), Rent Distribution in Mergers & Acquisitions: A Resource-Based Perspective, paper presented at the 63rd Academy of Management Conference, Business Policy and Strategy Division, August 1-6, 2003, Seattle, U.S.A.
  • Eschen, Erik and Rudi K. F. Bresser (2003), Mergers & Acquisitions, ökonomische Renten und deren Verteilung: Eine ressourcenbasierte Analyse, paper presented at the 65. Pfingsttagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., June 10-13, 2003, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Erik Eschen and Rudi K. F. Bresser (2002), Rent Appropriation in Mergers & Acquisitions, paper presented at the Strategic Management 22nd Annual International Conference, September 22-25, 2002, Paris, France.
  • Eschen, Erik (2002), Bewertung strategischer Alternativen mit Hilfe des Realoptionsansatzes: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der quantitativen Bewertung von Handlungsflexibilität des Managements, disputation at the Freien Universität Berlin, June 10, 2002.
  • Erik Eschen and Rudi K. F. Bresser (2001), Mergers & Acquisitions: Insights from a Resource-based Perspective, paper presented at the Strategic Management 21st Annual International Conference, October 21-24, 2001, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Bresser, Rudi K. F., Erik Eschen and Klemens Millonig (2000), Cyberbanking’s Business Models: Assessments from Germany, paper presented at the Strategic Management 20th Annual International Conference, October 15-18, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Erik Eschen (2000), Strategische Planung für Existenzgründer, lectures on “Entrepreneurship – University as laboratory for start-ups“, June, 20, 2000, Freie Universität Berlin.

 

WORKING PAPERS

  • Eirk Eschen and Rudi K. F. Bresser (2002), Rent Appropriation in Mergers & Acquisitions, in: Rudi Bresser, Gertraude Krell and Georg Schreyögg (Hrsg.), Diskussionsbeiträge des Instituts für Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Folge 16/2002.
  • Erik Eschen and Rudi K. F. Bresser (2001), Mergers & Acquisitions: A Resource-based Perspective, in: Rudi Bresser, Gertraude Krell and Georg Schreyögg (Hrsg.), Diskussionsbeiträge des Instituts für Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Folge 15/2002.
  • Lanzenauer, Christoph Haehling von, Erik Eschen and Karsten Pilz (1998), Managing Strategic Transitions with Computer-Supported Analysis, in: Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschafts­wissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin, Nr. 1998/22, Betriebswirtschaftliche Reihe.
  • Eschen, Erik (1998), Mittelstandsholding: Holdingstrukturen für kleine und mittelgroße Unternehmungen, in: Rudi Bresser, Gertraude Krell and Georg Schreyögg (Hrsg.), Diskussionsbeiträge des Instituts für Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Folge 7/98.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND INTERWIEWS

  • Interview, Bloomberg TV, 30th November 1999: Feindliche Übernahme der Mannesmann AG durch Vodafone plc (Hostile Takeover of Mannesmann AG by Vodafone plc.).
  • Erik Eschen (1995), Politische Freiheit – Ein Problem des nächsten Jahrzehnts. Interview mit Jürgen Jeske, Herausgeber der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung, in: NETwork Economists´ Newspaper, No. 2, edited by Sabine Anger and Erik Eschen, p. 7-9.
  • Erik Eschen (1995), Ein Amerikaner in Berlin. Irwin Collier, Professor der Volkswirtschaftslehre, in: NETwork Economists´ Newspaper, No. 2, edited by Sabine Anger and Erik Eschen, p. 29-31.

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

  • Session chair “Performance:  Defining the Dimensions of Success” at the 24th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2004.
  • Session chair “Financial Markets and Corporate Added Value” at the 23rd Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2003.
  • Reviewer for the Academy of Management Conference, Business Policy and Strategy Division, New Orleans, U.S.A, 2004.
  • Reviewer for the Academy of Management Conference, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Seattle, U.S.A, 2003.