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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Research seminar MAN 710 on “Shared Value Creation in Social Start-Ups”

Social enterprises align their organizational activities towards the achievement of a social mission. At the same time, commercial intentions are being pursued. The aim is to create both social, societal and economic, commercial value. This phenomenon is scientifically discussed using the shared ...

New publication: Formalization and Administrative Burden as Obstacles to Employee Recruitment: Consequences for the Public Sector

Martin Sievert published a research article in the journal Review of Public Personnel Administration in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Dominik Vogel (University of Hamburg, Germany) and Mary K. Feeney (Arizona State University, USA)

Practical master thesis on “capacity and resource building in nonprofit networks” (project “Vereinsbegleitung” from the “Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband”)

In the period between September 2020 and April 2021, we offer the opportunity to write a practical master thesis on the topic "Capacity and resource building in nonprofit networks". The research object of the analysis for the master thesis is the project "Vereinsbegleitung" project of the ...

Presentation of several research projects at the 36th colloquium of the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Benedikt Englert, Martin Sievert, and Simon Thimmel presented their research projects at the virtual colloquium of the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Martin Sievert presents Research Project at the Virtual Doctoral Showcase

Presentation on the symbolic effects of gender representation in the context of coproduction at the Virtual Doctoral Showcase

Bachelor thesis topics in Business Administration in Spring 2020 online

The topics for the bachelor thesis in Business Administration in Spring 2020 you find at teaching/bachelor thesis.

The #WirVsVirus Hackathon

The #WirVsVirus hackathon Together with the federal government, we are creating the digital participation process in the corona crisis. Work on solutions: everywhere in Germany. The #WirVsVirus online hackathon is the digital space in which we can develop, test and ...

Exams postponed

Dear students, due to the recent developments in order to prevent further spread of covid-19, examinations need to be postponed as the following resolution (see below-quoting Point 6, March 16th) of the university officials executive vice president and president states: “Written on-campus ...

Öffnungszeiten Sekretariat

Liebe Studierende, aufgrund der derzeitigen Situation mit dem Corona Virus sowie der Weisung des Wissenschaftsministeriums sehen wir uns gezwungen, unseren Service stark einzuschränken. Bis auf weiteres ist das Sekretariat nicht mehr besetzt, auch die Lehrstuhlbibliothek bleibt geschlossen.  ...

Guest speaker Caritas EU

As part of this year’s bachelor modul MAN 451 Introduction to Nonprofit Management, Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig has invited Esther Bohé, Caritas EU Policy & Campaign Officer from Brussels to be a guest speaker on Thursday, 5th March, 12:00 - 13:30 (room O 126). The presentation will center around the ...


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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