PD Dr. rer. pol. habil. Christian Nitzl

Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS)
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PD Dr. rer. pol. habil. Christian Nitzl

Dr. Christian Nitzl studied business administration at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He received his doctorate (2012) and habilitation (2020) from the Universität der Bundeswehr München. Since January 2020, Dr. Nitzl has been a Senior Researcher at the CISS and since February 2022, he has been Head of Research at the Kompetenzzentrum Krisenfrüherkennung (KompZ KFE) at the Universität der Bundeswehr München.

His research interests include the development and application of path models for crisis prediction, the development of reliable and valid indicators for crisis prediction, the use of artificial intelligence/Big Data in intelligence and security-related domains, and human decision-making behavior in crisis prediction. Dr. Nitzl has published in Acta Astronautica, Business Research, Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, Financial Accountability & Management, Hospital Pharmacy, Industrial Management & Data Systems, International Journal of Market Research, Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Economics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Health Organization and Management, Journal of Management Control, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Management, Public Management Review, SAGE Open Medicine, Schmalenbach Business Review, and Die Betriebswirtschaft, among others. So far, he has worked several times as a reviewer for top-class professional journals. Christian Nitzl has received several awards. In addition, he regularly coaches researchers, practitioners and is a frequently invited speaker.

Currently, Dr. Nitzl is active in teaching at the WOW Faculty of the University of the Armed Forces Munich, teaching in the MISS- module "Theoretical Approaches and Methods in Intelligence and Security Studies", supervising MISS master theses and doctoral dissertations, and is involved in the examination and selection organization of the MISS program.

See also: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-christian-nitzl-4a8863120/




Research Interests and Expertise

Crisis forecasting in intelligence and security related areas:
- human decision-making in crisis prediction;
- development and application of path models;
- development of relevant indicators;
- use of artificial intelligence/big data.



Main Publications

(A complete list of publications can be downloaded here)



Assessing Measurement Model Quality in PLS-SEM Using Confirmatory Composite Analysis, in: Journal of Business Research, 109, 101-110, 2020 (with Joseph F. Hair and Matt Howard)





The Use of Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) in Management Accounting Research: Directions for Future Theory Development, in: Journal of Accounting Literature, 37, 19-35, 2016.





Mediation Analyses in Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling: Helping Researchers to Discuss More Sophisticated Models, in: Industrial Management & Data Systems, 116: 9, 1849-1864, 2016 (with José L. Roldán and Gabriel Cepeda).