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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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.
Dr. Alexander presents evaluation project at the fishbowl discussion event organized by FUSO.MA
On 4 April 2019, Dr. Alexander Pinz participated in the fishbowl discussion event organized by the student initiative FUSO.MA (Forum for Firms and Social Organizations in Mannheim e. V.). There, he presented the cooperation of the Chair for Public and Nonprofit Management with FUSO.MA with the ...
Guest lecture and coding workshop – Solange Hai, Program Manager, Care Netherlands
On Friday, 12 April 2019, Solange Hai, Program Manager at Care Netherlands, gave a guest lecture on the topic “Research in Practice: A Case from Care” in our research seminar MAN 710. In addition, she coached students during a coding workshop that aimed at making them familiar with qualitative data ...
Dr. Alexander Pinz gives kids lecture
On Wednesday, 20th of March 2019 Dr. Alexander Pinz gave a lecture for fourth grade children as part of the project “Uni-Cleverlinge”, a cooperation of the Mannheim Business School and the nonprofit organization “Kinderhelden”. Topic of the lecture was: “What is a business?”.
Dissertation Benedikt Englert
Mr. Benedikt Englert’s dissertation „Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations: On the Role of Person-Environment Fit“
Guest lecture – Dr. Gerhard Mersmann, City of Mannheim
On Friday, 15th February 2019 (10:15 am – 11:45 am), Dr. Gerhard Mersmann, head of human resources and organization at the city of Mannheim, gave a guest lecture in our bachelor course “Introduction to Public Management.” Dr. Mersmann presented on public service and leadership as well as ...
Management goes “MOOC”
For the first time, our chair offers the course “Management“ as Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).


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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