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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Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig was elected to the office of Vice President for a further two years at the delegates' meeting of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers on March 23, 2021.
The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband DHV) represents more than 30,000 members and advocates impartial academia in a liberal constitutional state. Its fundamental principles are freedom and the indivisibility of research and academic teaching. The ...
Area Management News 2020
This news catches a glimpse of the broad range of research and teaching activities of the area: From successfully published journal articles and completed dissertations to recent research projects and events as well as practitioners’ lectures. Have a look!
Simon Thimmel presented work on 6th i-share symposium
Simon Thimmel presented his research projects on the organization of work in german sharing economy organizations at this year´s i-share symposium. For more information on the talk, symposium and project please visit
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 ...
Course Offer Fall Term 2020
Information about courses offered by the Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management this fall term 2020
Martin Sievert presents Research Projects at the virtual EGPA Conference 2020
Two presentations of research projects at the annual conference of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) Martin Sievert presented two research projects on organizational legitimacy at this year’s conference of the European Groups of Public Administration (EGPA): Sievert, M. (2020). ...
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)
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