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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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 ...
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 ...
Article in the professinal magazine HI:TECH Campus
Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig published a short article in the professional magazine HI:TECH Campus in collaboration with Martin Sievert.
New edition Nonprofit Management Textbook
New edition of the Nonprofit Management Textbook by Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig and Prof. Dr. Silke Boenigk published.
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.


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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