Henrik Franke

Research Associate 
Phone +49 (0) 7131 645636-867
E-Mail henrik.franke@remove-this.ggs.de

Current research project

Cross-functional Supply Chain decision making: Sources of group politics, states of misalignment and the pursuit of suitable coping mechanisms

Curriculum Vitae/Professional Experience

Professional experience

  • 08/2018-12/2018: IUPUI Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis – Visiting Scholar
  • Since 09/2015: GGS, Heilbronn – Research associate,  Chair of Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • 01/2015-05/2015: Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart – Master Thesis central logistics planning
  • 06/2014-08/2014: Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart – Reverse logistics diesel systems
  • 05/2014: EBS Universität Institute for SCM, Wiesbaden – Scientific support in global sourcing project
  • 08/2011-08/2013: Wurm GmbH Elektronische Systeme, Remscheid – Working student R&D

University education

  • Since 09/2015: EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel – Doctoral candidate, ISCM
  • 2013-2015: EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel – M.Sc. Management
  • 2010-2013: Bergische Universität Wuppertal – B.Sc. Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Elektrotechnik


Refereed journal articles

Franke, H., & Foerstl, K. (2019). Goals, conflict, politics and performance of cross-functional sourcing teams – Results from a social team experiment. Journal of Business Logistics (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).

Franke, H., & Foerstl, K. (2018). Fostering integrated research on organizational politics and conflict in teams: A cross-phenomenal review. European Management Journal, 36(5), 593-607. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).

Foerstl, K., Franke, H., & Zimmermann, F. 2016. Mediation effects in the 'Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) Practice-Performance Link': Findings from a Meta-Analytical Structural Equation Model. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 22(4), 351-366. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).


Conference contributions (peer-reviewed)

 Franke, H., Eckerd, S., Foerstl, K. (2018). Functional Goals and Psychological Needs in Cross-Functional Sourcing Teams. Presented in the invited session on ‘Empirical Supply Chain Research across Multiple Levels’ at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (Chicago, USA)

Franke, H., Foerstl, K. (2018). How Rational are Sourcing Teams? The Effect of Goals and Knowledge on Politics and Rationality. Proceedings of the 78th Academy of Management Conference 2018 (Chicago, USA) and awarded with the ISM Best Paper Award.

Cataldo, Z. A., Foerstl, K., Franke, H. (2018). Exploring Antecedents to Reshoring and Insourcing Decisions: An Experiment based on Theory of Planned Behavior. Presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the European Decision Science Institute (Udine & Venice, Italy).

Franke, H., Foerstl, K. (2018). Goals, Conflict, Politics and Performance of Cross-Functional Sourcing Teams. Proceedings of the 27th IPSERA Conference Meeting 2018 (Athens, Greece) and awarded with the Best Paper Award.

Franke, H., Foerstl, K. (2017). Bridging between conflict and organizational politics in teams: a structured review. Presented at the Academy of Management Conference 2017 (Atlanta, USA).

Franke, H., Foerstl, K. (2017). Instructing supply chain management on conflict and politics in cross-functional teams. Proceedings of the EurOMA Conference Meeting 2017 (Edinburgh, Scotland).

Reuter, C., Franke, H., Foerstl, K., Kirchoff, J. (2017). Unterstanding Directed Sourcing in Triadic Supply Networks. Proceedings of the EurOMA Conference Meeting 2017 (Edinburgh, Scotland).

Franke, H., Foerstl, K. (2017). Conflict and Political Behavior in SCM Teams: Borrowing and Learning from General Interest Management Literature. Presented at the IPSERA Conference Meeting 2017 (Balatonfüred, Hungary).

Franke, H., Foerstl, K. (2016). Misalignment in strategic cross-functional sourcing decisions. Presented at the IPSERA 2016 PhD student consortium (Dortmund, Germany).





Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (VHB-JOURQUAL Rating: B) since 2016

International Journal of Operations and Production Management (VHB-JOURQUAL Rating: B) since 2018

Academic honors

  • CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award 2019 Honorable Mention
  • IJOPM (VHB-B) Outstanding Reviewer Award 2019
  • AoM 2018 ISM Best Paper Award together with Kai Foerstl
  • IPSERA  conference Best Paper Award 2018 together with Kai Foerstl
  • Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (VHB-B) Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017
  • Deutschlandstipendium (2011, 2012, 2013)