Abteilung Finanzwirtschaft und Banken
Dr. Jan-Oliver Strych

Dr. Jan-Oliver Strych

  • Akademischer Rat
  • Coordinator of the Business Administration Core Program
  • Gruppe: 

    Department of Finance and Banking

  • Sprechstunden: 

    Mondays, 14:30 - 15:30

  • Raum: 225 (2. OG)
  • Tel.: +49 721 608 42299
  • strychLtj8∂kit edu

Academic Positions / Akademische Positionen

  • Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (German assistant professor equivalent) at the Chair of Finance and Banking (Prof. Dr. Martin Ruckes), Institute for Finance, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, since 2015
  • Visiting Scholar at the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2018
  • Lecturer for Financial Accounting (freelancer contract) at the HECTOR School of Management and Engineering, since 2013
  • Coordinator of the Business Administration Core Program at the Department of Economics and Business Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, since 2011
  • Scientific assistant at the Chair of Finance and Banking (Prof. Martin Ruckes), Institute for Finance, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2008 - 2015 

Research Interests / Forschungsinteressen

  • Empirical Finance/Financial Accounting
  • Short Selling
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Earnings management
  • Insider Trading

Dissertation

  • Human Capital: Incentive and Job Design (December 2014, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Ruckes)

Publications / Publikationen

  • Entrenchment Through Discretion over M&A Contractual Provisions, with Richard Schubert, 2019, The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog

  • Human Capital: Incentive and Job Design, Dissertation, KITopen Publication, Karlsruhe, 2015 (composed of three essays: Promotion Incentives, Performance Pay, and Human Capital; Job Rotation and Employer Learning about Human Capital; Internal Governance of Firms)

Working Papers / Arbeitspapiere

  • Real Effects of Potential Stock Recalls on M&A Premiums and Acquirer Stock Prices, with Richard Schubert, presented at 2019 New Zealand Finance Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand (forthcoming); 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Finance Association (MFA), Chicago, USA; Southwestern Finance Association 58th Annual Meeting 2019 (SWFA), Houston, USA*; 28th Annual Meeting of the European Financial Management Association (EFMA) 2019 – “Merton H. Miller” Doctoral Seminar, Ponta Delgada, Portugal*; 23rd Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association (FMA) Europe, Glasgow, Scotland*; 31st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC), Sydney, Australia; Brown Bag Research Seminar of the University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia; 2018 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association International, San Diego, USA*; 6th Paris Financial Management Conference (PFMC) 2018, Paris, France (invited); 10th Nordic Corporate Governance Network Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden; 2nd Global PhD Colloquium 2018, University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia*; 35th Annual Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI), ESCP Europe, Paris, France; Brown Bag Research Seminar of the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Augustin Cournot Doctoral Days (ACDD), University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (invited)*; 5th ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control, University of Lille, Lille, France*; 24th Annual Meeting of the German Finance Association, Ulm, Germany, poster presentation; 5th HCCG Ph.D. Workshop in Corporate Governance, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland*; Brown Bag Research Seminar of the Institute for Finance at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Entrenchment through Discretion over M&A Contractual Provisions, with Richard Schubert, presented at 32nd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference (AFBC), Sydney, Australia (forthcoming); Brown Bag Research Seminar at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia*; 28th Annual Meeting of the European Financial Management Association (EFMA) 2019 – “Merton H. Miller” Doctoral Seminar, Ponta Delgada, Portugal; Research Seminar at the University of Lille II, Lille, France*
  • Coworking Spaces, Founding Activity, and Entrepreneurial Finance, with Felix Gauger and Andreas Pfnür, presented at 26th European Real Estate Society Annual Conference 2019, Cergy-Pontoise, France*
  • Promotion Incentives, Performance Pay, and Human Capital, presented at Doctoral Colloquium of the 13th EURAM Conference in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Job Rotation and Employer Learning about Human Capital, presented at 18th Colloquium on Personnel Economics 2014, Cologne, Germany; Ph.D. course in Personnel Economics and Education, University of Zurich, Grindelwald (external seminar), Switzerland; Doctoral Seminar in Economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

* presented by co-author

Research Grants and Awards / Forschungsförderungen und Auszeichnungen

  • Travel grant by the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, Australian National University, 2018
  • Infrastructure grant by the Fördergesellschaft Finanzwirtschaft und Banken am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (i.e., privately-sponsored foundation for research in finance and banking at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), 2018
  • Infrastructure grant by the Fördergesellschaft Finanzwirtschaft und Banken am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (i.e., privately-sponsored foundation for research in finance and banking at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), 2014
  • Mercer-AlumniUM-Vordiplom-Award for achieving the 9th best intermediate diploma in business administration among a cohort of approx. 800 students of the University of Münster´s School of Business and Economics, Münster, Germany

Administrative Functions / Organisatorisches

  • Coordinator of the Business Administration Core Program (four lectures and adjunct tutorials in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Production Economics, Strategic Management und Information Management)
  • Team leader and hiring of all BA Core Program Tutors
  • Approval of courses regarding Finance, Financial Accounting, and the BA Core Program completed at other universities
  • Member of the Committee on Quality Management in Teaching

Teaching / Lehre

  • My Lectures:
    • Financial Statements and Analysis (Rechungswesen, intermediate level): Winter Term 13/14, Winter Term 14/15, Winter Term 15/16, Winter Term 16/17, Winter Term 17/18, Winter Term 18/19,  Winter Term 19/20
    • Business Administration: Strategic Management and Information Engineering and Management - Foundations of Business Administration (Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Unternehmensführung und Informationswirtschaft - Grundbegriffe der BWL): Winter Term 11/12, Winter Term 12/13, Winter Term 13/14, Winter Term 14/15, Winter Term 15/16, Winter Term 16/17, Winter Term 17/18, Winter Term 18/19,  Winter Term 19/20
    • Business Administration: Strategic Management and Information Engineering and Management - Strategic Management (Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Unternehmensführung und Informationswirtschaft - Unternehmensführung): Winter Term 12/13
    • Business Administration and Management Science C - Managerial Accounting (Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre C - Controlling): Winter Term 08/09, Winter Term 09/10, Winter Term 10/11, Winter Term 11/12
  • My Tutorials:
    • Financial Statements and Analysis (Rechnungswesen, intermediate level): Winter Term 13/14, Winter Term 14/15, Winter Term 15/16, Winter Term 16/17, Winter Term 17/18, Winter Term 18/19,  Winter Term 19/20
    • Business Administration: Strategic Management and Information Engineering and Management -  Strategic Management (Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Unternehmensführung und Informationswirtschaft - Unternehmensführung): Winter Term 12/13, Winter Term 13/14, Winter Term 14/15, Winter Term 15/16
  • Supervision of Tutorials:
    • Business Administration: Finance and Accounting (Business Administration Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Finanzwirtschaft und Rechnungswesen: Winter Term 12/13, Winter Term 13/14, Winter Term 14/15,  Winter Term 15/16,  Winter Term 16/17,  Winter Term 17/18,  Winter Term 18/19,  Winter Term 19/20
    • Business Administration: Production Economics and Marketing(Betriebswirtschaftslehre: Produktionswirtschaft und Marketing): Summer Term 13, Summer Term 14, Summer Term 15, Summer Term 16, Summer Term 17, Summer Term 18, Summer Term 19
    • Business Administration and Management Science C  - Strategic Management, Finance, and Managerial Accounting (Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre C - Unternehmensführung, Finanzwirtschaft und Controlling): Winter Term 08/09, Winter Term 09/10, WinterTerm 10/11, Winter Term 11/12
    • Business Administration and Management Science B  - Production Economics and Marketing (Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre C - Produktionswirtschaft und Marketing): Summer Term 09, Summer Term 10, Summer Term 11, Summer Term 12
  • Advisor in the Seminar "Finance" for undergraduate and graduate students: since Winter Term 08/09

Bachelor and Master Theses

  • Topics: Short Selling, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Hedge Fund Activism, Earnings Management, Capital Market Rumors, Insider Trading, Management Compensation and Turnover, Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Premise: Inhouse or industry premise

 

Education / Ausbildung

  • Dr. rer. pol. with distinction (“summa cum laude”) (doctoral degree in economics) in December 2014 at the Department of Economics and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2014
  • Doctoral student at the Chair of Finance and Banking, Institute for Finance, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (advisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Ruckes (Professor of Finance), 2008 – 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Münster, Münster, Germany, 2005 – 2008
  • Study abroad at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Economics und at the Anderson School of Management (UCLA) in Business Administration, Los Angeles, USA, 2008
  • Diploma in Information Systems (master of science degree equivalent) at the University of Münster, Münster, Germany, 2003 – 2008

Non-Academic Positions / Nicht-akademische Positionen

  • Business consulting of start-ups (freelancer), in particular about funding negotiations, since 2014 
  • Instructor of the Workshop “Valuation of Start-Ups” for delta Karlsruhe e. V. consultants (student consultancy), with KIT start-up tego energy (now otego GmbH, printed thermoelectric generators), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2015
  • Organizer of the monthly Afterwork Get Together for all KIT PhD Students (German: Doktorandenstammtisch, not-for-profit social engagement) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013-2015
  • Analyst in the project “Bester Geschäftsbericht des Manager Magazins 2008” (i.e., award of a well-known German business magazine for the best annual report) with Prof. Jörg Baetge, 2008
  • Financial analyst for the valuation of non-performing loan portfolios (working student position) at Lowell Financial Services GmbH (formerly GFKL Financial Services GmbH, investor in non-performing loan portfolios with workout divisions), Essen, Germany, 2005 - 2007
  • Software developer of an online content management system (working student position) at the Exam GmbH (now DEKRA EXAM GmbH, inspection company), 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant in approx. 700 dermatological surgeries as civil servant and subsequently as employee at the hospital Klinikum Vest GmbH – Behandlungszentrum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany, 2002-2003