The Journal of Business and Economics in Times of Crisis (JOBETOC) was published by the Lupcon Center for Business Research (LCBR). Please visit the former website of LCBR for further information about the organization.


Crises are best managed when business decision makers have multidimensional information resources at their disposal. For this reason, JOBETOC published papers from a wide range of academic disciplines.  Papers could come from disciplines as diverse as marketing, economics, finance, ethics, psychology, and many others inside the actual field of business and outside.

Editorial Process

Papers selected for publication had to pass through an anonymized peer-review process. The pool of reviewers included the members of the Academic Advisory Board of LCBR as well as appointed ad hoc reviewers. LCBR Director Christian Wolf served as editor-in-chief of the Journal.

Previous Issues (Content)

Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)

"The Non-Declared (Currency) War – Or: Devaluation As Growth Policy"
Leef Dierks, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany

"Business Resilience and Dealing with Economic Crises: Developing a Model to Measure Business Resilience"
Glenn Varona, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia

"Macroeconomic Stability in an External  Finance Premium Model"
Manuel Sánchez, National Univ. of Distance Education, Madrid, Spain

"Somalia, business and peace - a case study exploring the scope and nature of private sector peacebuilding"
Timothy Wilson, United Nations Secretariat

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2015)

"The impact of the economic crisis on listed private equity"
Simone Hollenwaeger, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Andreas Gruener, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

"En Route to a European Banking Union - Disrupting the Doom Loop?"
Leef Dierks, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany

"Marginal Q: An Institutional Search for an Unobservable Variable"
Craig Medlen, Menlo College, United States

Vol. 1, Issue 2

“Crisis Anticipation: Has it any impact in anti-crisis preparation?”
Maria del Mar Alonso Almeida, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Kerstin Bremser, Hochschule Pforzheim, Germany

“Applying an organizational lens to the study of financial crisis: An analysis of the U.S. housing bubble”
Brandon William Soltwisch, University of Northern Colorado, United States

“International remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa, the countercyclical debate and economic crisis in the OECD countries”
Abel E. Ezeoha, Ebonyi State University


Vol. 1, Issue 1

"Industrial Aspects of the Stock Bubble of the 1920s: Free Cash and the Federal Reserve”
Craig Medlen, Menlo College, United States

“A Once-in-a-Century Tsunami in Transition Age: the case of USA”
Luis F. Dumlao, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

“Contagion Inside the Credit Default Swap Markets in the Light of the 2008 Crisis”
Jamal Mattar, HEC Management School, University of Liege, Belgium
Danielle Sougne, HEC Management School, University of Liege, Belgium