Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig

Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig

Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management


Main fields of research

  • Societal Oriented Service Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Curriculum vitae

1993 Diplom Kaufmann (M.Sc. in Business Administration), University of Würzburg
1997 Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.), University of Freiburg
2001 Habilitation, University of Freiburg
2001–2008 Full Professor for Nonprofit-Management and Marketing, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
2002 Visiting Faculty Guest, Harvard Business School, (Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
2006 Visiting Scholar, University of Edinburgh, Management School (UK)
2005–2008 Director of the Institute for Research on Nonprofit Management, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Since 2008 Full Professor and Director of the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management, University of Mannheim
2008–2010 Associate Dean for International Relations, Business School, University of Mannheim
2011 Guest Professor at the Vienna University for Economics and Business (Austria)
2015 Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (California, USA)

Selected memberships

  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
  • European Institut for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)
  • European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS)
  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)
  • Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e. V.

Prizes, awards, honors

  • Award for “Outstanding Digital Teaching Project” in 2019 for the course “Nonprofit Management” (together with Simon Thimmel) by the University of Mannheim
  • Best Textbook Award of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) for the Book “Nonprofit Management” (together with Silke Boenigk) in 2013

Selected editorial activities

  • Advisory Board “Nonprofit Management and Leadership”
  • Editorial Board “Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly”
  • Editorial Board “Voluntas – International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations”

Selected publications