Selected projects and knowledge transfer studies / publications

“Revolution Retail 4.0 – Five key success factors to grow in the new digital era”. Pan-European research study about the impact of ongoing digitalization, data analytics & AI on retailing, consumer goods & services industries. Based on in-depth interviews with more than 20 C-level executives from 8 EU countries and a large-scale quantitative research, IIHD | Institute, 2016

NEWretail publication series (renamed 2018, as before Red Paper Series). Since 2013 I publish a paper series that is distributed to over 2500 senior executives, researchers and policy makers. It studies current and strategically relevant issues of the retailing, consumer goods & services industries. NEWretail challenges existing ways of thinking, gives new stimuli and depicts innovative approaches to deal with a new digital and more complex business world. As of 2018 14 papers have been published so far, among those

  • “Internet of things in retailing”, NEWretail No 2, IIHD | Institute, 2018.
  • Retail innovation radar 2020 – Analyzing trends & developments shaping tomorrow’s retail landscape” , NEWretail No 1, IIHD | Institute, 2018.
  • “Ecosystems & platforms transform competitive structures in retailing – Why cross-industry networks determine a new era of retailing”, Red Paper | Retail & Consumer No 12, IIHD | Institute, 2017.
  • “Speed retailing – Speed as a core dimension in retail business models”, Red Paper | Retail & Consumer No 10, IIHD | Institute, 2017
  • “Structural change in German retailing – How are small and medium sized cities facing the consequences of the ongoing digital change”, Red Paper | Retail & Consumer No 8, IIHD | Institute, 2015.
  • “Optimization of pricing & trade terms– How power relations between retailer and supplier determine purchasing conditions”, Red Paper | Retail & Consumer No 6, IIHD | Institute, 2014.
  • “Explanatory models for an increasingly complex world – What executives should know now about Big Data and Predictive Modeling”, Red Paper | Retail & Consumer No 5, IIHD | Institute, 2014.

“Managing brand trust as a strategic resource in consumer goods settings “. Academic review of existing research and development of a brand trust management model. Research commissioned by the AIM European Brands Association. IIHD | Institute, 2015.

“How to win in an all-channel world? Key success factors to effectively transform operating models”, conceptual research study about operating models and redefinition of the retail value chain in cross-channel retailing, IIHD, 2012.

Selected Monographies & Book Chapters

Funder, J. (2014): „Optimizing the financial structure to improve corporate risk ratings”. In: Varnholt, N.T./ Hoberg, P. (2014): „Balance Sheet optimization to improve risk ratings “. 2nd Edition, pg. 33-42, Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschl.

Manke, K./ Funder, J./ Sehi, R. (2014): „Big Data in the age of cross-channel retailing: why especially cross-channel retailers benefit from big data approaches”. In: Bevh (2014): „Compendium of interactive trade 2013/2014“, pg.92-95, o.O.: Bundesverband des E-Commerce und Versandhandels (bevh).

Funder, J./ Manke, K./ Sehi, R. (2013): „Transformation of organizational and governance structure in cross-channel retailing”. In: Bevh (2013): „Compendium of interactive trade 2012/2013“, pg. 103-106, o.O.: Bundesverband des Versandhandels (bvh).

Funder, J. et al. (2011): „Winning online: Optimizing shop and marketing strategically”. Frankfurt: Deutscher Fachverlag.

Funder, J. (2006): “Viability of complex organizations – strategy formation as a social process of orientation“. Bamberg: Difo Druck.

Selected conference proceedings

Funder, J. / Sehi, R. (2018): “Limits of strategic renewal: An empirical analysis on self-reinforcing mechanisms impeding firms’ dynamic capabilities”. Invited paper presented at 38th annual conference of the Strategic Management Society, September 22-25, 2018, Interest group track H “Strategy Process”, Paris, France.

Funder, J. / Sehi, R. (2017): “Why giants fail to innovate: An empirical study on the self-reinforcing mechanisms impeding firms’ dynamic capabilities”. Invited paper presented at 33rd annual international conference of the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), July 6-8, 2017, sub-theme 66: Organizational capability building: dynamics, creative processes, failures, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Funder, J. / Brill, J. (2016): “Corporate incubation as source of business model renewal”. Invited paper presented at EURAM Conference, June 1-4, 2016, Tracks SIG 06: Innovation (INNO), ST 06_02 business model innovation (BM), Paris, France.

Funder, J. / Sehi, R. (2016): “Limits of Dynamics: How self-reinforcing mechanisms impact the micro-foundations of dynamic capabilities”. Invited paper presented at 16th EURAM 2016 Conference, June 1-4, 2016, strategic management standing track 13_05: Micro foundations of strategy, dynamic capabilities and knowledge mechanisms, Paris, France. (Best Paper Award)

Funder, J. / Brill J. (2016): “The role of corporate interfaces as linking mechanisms between cognition and action in business model transformations”. Invited paper presented at 32nd Annual International Conference of the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), July 7-9, 2016, Sub-theme 46: The long shadow of business models: Inertia and improvisation, Naples, Italy.

Funder, J./ Brill, J (2016): “Business model renewal of established firms: Corporate interfaces as driver of incubation success. Invited paper presented at Strategic Management Societies 36th annual conference, September 17-20, 2016, Track I: Knowledge and Innovation and Track X: Executive Discoveries Series, Berlin, Germany.

Funder, J./ Sehi, R. (2015): “The limits of dynamics: how self-reinforcing mechanisms impact the resource allocation processes of German electricity suppliers”. Invited paper presented at 31st EGOS Colloquium July 2-4, 2015, Sub-theme 35: Innovation, knowledge integration and path dependence: Towards more reflective practices, Athens, Greece.

Funder, J. (2012): “Breaking the code – stability and change within routines and its impact for strategy formation”. Invited paper at the 28th annual international conference of the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), July 2-7, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.