Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management

Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig

Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig

The scientists at the chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management of professor Helmig, conduct research projects on different topics dealing with professional management in organizations, aiming at contributing to the public weal. 

The mission of the chair is to generate and transfer knowledge to management of organizations oriented to the public weal. This knowledge is generated by means of fundamental research, as well as applied research, and contract research. Furthermore, this knowledge is also transferred to the public by means of publications (articles in scientific journals, practitioner magazines, books), university courses (BA, MA, PhD), continuing education activities (MBA programs, executive programs, in-house programs, seminars, talks) and projects with practice partners. 

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Martin Sievert presents Research Project at the EGPA Conference in Belfast (UK)

Presentation on organizational legitimacy of public adminsitrations at the annual conference of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) - Queens University Belfast (UK)

New publication: The Power of Conformity in Citizens Blame: Evidence from a Survey Experiment

Martin Sievert published a research article in the journal Public Performance & Management Review in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Dominik Vogel (University of Hamburg).

Research Study on Person-Environment Fit of Volunteers (Open Access)

The research study on person-environment fit of volunteers by Benedikt Englert and Bernd Helmig (in collaboration with Julia Thaler) has been published in „Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly”. The article is available Open Access via the following link: ...

Orientation Event of the Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management

Dear students, next Tuesday (September 3rd), 10:15 to 11:45 am, we host our this year's orientation evant in room O151. Here, we want to introduce the team of professor Helmig and assistants and present potential thematic focuses and contact points within your master studies. We are looking forward ...

Great presence of the Area Management at this year's Academy of Management conference in Boston, MA

Members of the Area Management of the University of Mannheim have presented their research to an international audience in numerous formats, from paper development workshops, to panel discussions and presentations, at the 76th annual meeting of the Academy of Management from 9 to 13 August 2019.

Neue Forschungskooperation mit Nationaltheater Mannheim

Nationaltheater kooperiert mit dem Lehrstuhl für Public und Nonprofit Management der Universität Mannheim

12th EIASM Workshop on the Challenges of Managing the Third Sector

Michaela Platz and Simon Thimmel presented their research projects „Organizational identity and innovation adoption in nonprofit organizations “and“ Nonprofit management research: state of the art and future directions” at this year’s EIASM Workshop on contemporary challenges in managing all kinds ...

Conference of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)

This year’s conference of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) was held from June 12th to June 14th at the University of Rostock. Dr. Benedikt Englert and Martin Sievert were invited to present their research projects on „Goal importance congruence in nonprofit organizations“ ...

Paper Presentation in CERMI-Seminar at the University of Mons

On 11 June 2019, Alexander Pinz presented the paper „Managing logics multiplicity in hybrid organizations“ in the CERMI-seminar at the University of Mons.

Alexander Pinz receives ABCD-Reviewer Award

Dr. Alexander Pinz received the ABCD (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Reviewer Award of the “Organization and Management Theory Division” of the Academy of Management for outstanding reviewer activities.


The library of the Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management is located in L5, 4 on the second floor (rooms 207/209). It holds a wide range of relevant literature and thus helps students work on their research projects. The library is primarily directed at the needs of students with a specialization in Public & Nonprofit Management. Moreover, the library contains literature on general business administration and a variety of seminal works on research methods.

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