Götz Heinrich Giering
Doctoral Researcher in Management Science and Operations
Götz joined Loughborough University as a doctoral researcher in Management Science in January 2017. Prior to his PhD studies, he undertook a Masters in Business Analytics Consulting at Loughborough University in 2016. His undergraduate degree in International Business Studies was granted from Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg and involved courses in Germany, China and South Korea. Over the course of his education he was able to secure multiple scholarships to support his development.
His extra-curriculum activities involved being a programme representative for his master course, as well as being a member of entrepreneurial student societies in Germany and Switzerland.
He gained professional experience during his studies as a student worker at Fraunhofer Institute, and several entrepreneurial projects. Götz holds numerous certificates, e.g. for his involvement for The Institute for Peace Affairs in Seoul, and for his achievements as a programme rep and his work with SAS software during the completion of his master degree.
His personal interests besides research include travelling, investment, chess, and football.
My research aims to better understand the dynamics of multi-attribute decision making. Currently, I follow the constructive approach of preferences and therefore try to identify the “what” and “how” of factors influencing these kind of decisions. For my PhD project I am especially interested in the ways and underlying processes that different levels of exposure to decision options may affect choices.
My long-term goal is to utilise such information in order to help companies, individuals, and myself with their decision making in decision settings that are complex and unfamiliar.
Currently, I am focusing on my literature research. Until next year I also aim to specify a couple concrete research questions, which I then intend to target via several behavioural experiments.
Prof. Gilberto Montibeller & Prof. Alberto Franco
The Dynamics of Multi-attribute Choices - Preference Construction and Concreteness (Working Title)