Jan Niklas Wick
Since October 2015 I am a Research Associate at the TUHH Institute of Entrepreneurship (TIE) pursuing my PhD. My research focusses on advancing the management literature on two established phenomena with empirical insights:
social judgement of (young) organizations, specifically how making nonconformist choices may result in negative effects
decision-making processes of individuals that are member of a larger crowd, specifically how an individual’s decision is influenced by the decisions of others that are heterogeneous in terms of expertise.
I research these phenomena in the context of early-stage venture financing with the distinct focus on the interplay of old (venture capital) and new (equity crowdfunding) funding forms.
Prior to starting my PhD I was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company (since Oct 2015 on educational leave) working with international clients in, e.g., Germany, Switzerland, Spain, UK and the US on strategic topics in the financial and advanced industries (power & gas) sector.
Research Associate at Institute of Entrepreneurship, Okt 2015 - current
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Visiting Research Associate, Management Department, Apr - Jul 2016
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Consultant (on leave from Oct 2015), Sep 2013 - current
McKinsey & Company, Hamburg, Germany
Trainee, 2009 - 2012
HSH Nordbank, Germany
MSc Finance, 2013
London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK
BA in Business Administration, 2012
HSBA, Hamburg, Germany
- Group behaviour
- Crowd wisdom
- Decision-making processes
- Social judgement of organizations
- Crowdsourcing / -funding
- Early-stage venture financing