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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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).
PhD Seminar „Hard Questions about Public Service Motivation”
On 23rd November 2018, Martin Sievert presents the current research project “Public Service Motivation in Third-Sector Research” in a Ph.D. seminar at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. The seminar is held each year by the special interest group on public service motivation of the International ...
Doctoral Fellowship Seminar at 47th ARNOVA Conference
Simon Thimmel will present the research project „employee resilience in nonprofit organizations“ at this year’s Doctoral Fellowship Seminar of the 47th ARNOVA Conference. The internationally renowned conference of nonprofit management research is organized by the Association for Research on ...
72. Deutscher Juristentag Leipzig 2018
As part of this year’s 72nd Deutscher Juristentag 2018 (26th – 28th September) in Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig is invited to present a speech on economic, governance and management relevant factors concerning changes in the legal nonprofit status. Following the plenary and working groups’ ...
Update of master thesis topics
The chair’s list of master thesis topics has been updated. Current topics can be found under the tab “Teaching” (
Dr. Pinz receives ABCD Award
Dr. Alexander Pinz did receice at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management the ABCD (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Award of the “Organization and Management Theory Division” for exceptional expertise.
Presenting research projekt at the AoM
Dr. Alexander Pinz stellt auf dem diesjährigen Treffen der Academy of Management in der Public and Nonprofit Division die Ergebnisse seines, zusammen mit Franziska Wallmeier durchgeführten Forschungsprojekts zur Integration von Bürgerbeteiligung in Verwaltungsstrukturen vor. Zudem nimmt er an den ...
Price of the Karin-Islinger-Stiftung for excellent dissertations
The thesis “Management in Nonprofit-mikro finance organisations – an analysis of the added value processes of Nonprofit-micro finance organisations in the context of institutional pluralty”, by Alexander Pinz, was priced with the price of the Karin's Islinger endowment of excellent thesis.