Professor Helmig is the author of a large number of monographs and scientific articles. He is also among only a few German-speaking professors in the area of the Public & Nonprofit management, who is nationally, as well as internationally recognized. Prof. Helmig was the only scientist, worldwide, who was a member
the board for all three of the most important scientific journals on nonprofit organizations research (Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Voluntas).
Prof. Helmig began his professorial career in 2001 at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland (Chair of Nonprofit Management & Marketing; primo loco). In 2008, Prof. Helmig was appointed by the University of Mannheim (Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management, primo loco). Furthermore, Prof. Helmig received offers for full professorships from of the University of Hamburg (Chair of Public Management, in 2007, primo loco), the Technical University of Munich (Chair of Sports Management and Health Management, in 2012, primo loco) and the Ludwig's Maximilians University of Munich (Chair of Management, in 2013, primo loco), which he respectfully declined.
Visiting research and teaching stays lead Prof. Helmig to Harvard Business School (Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 2002), University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK, in 1999 und 2006), Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria, in 2011) as well as Stanford University (California, USA; in 2015).
From 2008 to 2010, Prof. Helmig was Associate Dean for International Relations at the faculty for Business Administration of the University of Mannheim, and besides that, from 2009 to 2011 Prof. Helmig served as Director Executive Education in Mannheim Business School gGmbH.