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Research focuses of the Business School

Our faculty significantly shapes business research on a national as well as on an international level. Its results are pioneering, contemporary and cover a broad spectrum of the research field.

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  • Accounting & Taxation

    Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof

    Prof. Dr. Jannis Bischof

    Chair of Business Administration & Accounting

    • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
    • Accounting for Financial Instruments
    • Fair Value Accounting
    • Bank Accounting
    • Bank Regulation
    • Securities Regulation
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • German GAAP
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Auditing
    Prof. Dr. Holger Daske

    Prof. Dr. Holger Daske

    Chair of Accounting & Capital Markets

    • Financial Reporting and Disclosure
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • U.S. GAAP
    • Standard Setting
    • Capital Market Communication
    • Investor Relations and Corporate Valuation
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Financial Analysis
    • Accounting of Financial Institutions
    Prof. Dr. Philipp Dörrenberg

    Prof. Dr. Philipp Dörrenberg

    Chair of Business Administration & Taxation

    • Behavioral Effects of Taxes
    • Tax Effects on Financial Markets 
    • Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud
    • Behavioral Economic Aspects of Taxation
    Prof. Stefan Reichelstein, Ph.D.

    Prof. Stefan Reichelstein, Ph.D.

    Endowed Chair for Business Administration

    • Cost and Profitability Analysis
    • Decentralization
    • Internal Pricing
    • Performance Measurement
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons

    Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons

    Chair of Business Administration & Accounting

    • International Accounting
    • Theory of Accounting and Auditing
    • Corporate Disclosure
    • New Institutional Economics
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel

    Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel

    Chair of International Taxation

    • International Taxation and Tax Planning
    • Tax Accounting
    • Harmonization of Company Taxation in Europe
    • Measurement of Effective Tax Burdens
    • Taxation and Innovation
    • Taxation in the Digital Economy
    Prof. Dr. Johannes Voget

    Prof. Dr. Johannes Voget

    Chair of Taxation & Finance

    • International Taxation
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Applied Econometrics
    Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann

    Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann

    Chair of Business Administration, Accounting & Auditing

    • Financial Accounting
    • Normative Accounting Research
    • Institutional Economics
    • Behavioral Law and Economics
    Prof. Stephen Campbell, Ph.D.

    Prof. Stephen Campbell, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professorship for Accounting

    • Tax Avoidance
    • Taxation and Busines Decisions
    • Effects of Corporate Income Taxation
    Prof. Dr. Reeyarn Li

    Prof. Dr. Reeyarn Li

    Assistant Professorship of Accounting & Taxation

    • Accounting Information and Capital Market Research
    Prof. Dr. Katharina Nicolay

    Prof. Dr. Katharina Nicolay

    Assistant Professorship of Accounting & Taxation, especially Business Taxation

    • Taxation and the Decision Behavior of Multinational Firms
    • Tax Reform Analysis 
    Prof. Dr. Nikolas Wölfing

    Prof. Dr. Nikolas Wölfing

    Assistant Professorship for Accounting at the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies

    • Energy Economics and Finance
    • Competition Analysis and Strategy
    • Environmental Economics
  • Banking, Finance & Insurance

    Prof. Dr. Peter Albrecht

    Prof. Dr. Peter Albrecht

    Chair of Risk Theory, Portfolio Management & Insurance

    • Risk Management and Insurance
    • Investment Management
    • Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
    Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen

    Prof. Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen

    Chair for Financial Markets

    • Household Finance
    • Aging Economics and Demographic Change, especially the Role of Private and Public Pension Systems and Longterm Financial Decisions
    Prof. Ernst Maug, Ph.D.

    Prof. Ernst Maug, Ph.D.

    Chair of Corporate Finance

    • Corporate Governance
    •  Executive Compensation
    •  Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Shareholder Voting and Board Structures
    •  Behavioral Finance
    • Corporate Bankruptcy
    • Corporate Finance
    Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

    Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

    Chair of Corporate Governance

    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Governance
    • Empirical Banking
    • Asset Management
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Gender Differences on Capital Markets
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt

    Prof. Dr. Oliver Spalt

    Chair for Business Administration, Corporate Governance and Financial Market Institutions

    • Behavioral Finance
    • Corporate Governance
    • Financial Market Institutions
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi

    Chair of International Finance

    • Asset Management
    • Mutual Funds
    • Hedge Funds
    • Empirical Asset Pricing
    • Advertising & Capital Markets
    • Media & Capital Markets
    • Ethical Investing
    • Gender and Finance
    • Textual Analysis
    • Diversity & Team Management
    Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

    Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

    Chair of Finance

    • Empirical Research in Financial Markets
    • Market Microstructure
    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Governance
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Martin Weber

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Martin Weber

    Senior Professorship

    • Banking
    • Empirical Research on Capital Markets
    • Experimental Economics
    • Decision Theory
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Market Efficiency
    • Household Finance
  • Economic & Business Education

    Prof. Dr. Carmela Aprea

    Prof. Dr. Carmela Aprea

    Chair of Economic and Business Education, Instructional Systems Design and Evaluation

    • Financial and Economic Literacy Education for the 21st Century
    • Connectivity of Vocational Learning and Teaching in the Era of Digital Transformation
    • Resilience in Learning and Professional Contexts
    • Curriculum and Lesson Development in Business and Economics Education
    • Design Thinking in Business and Economics Education
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler

    Prof. Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler

    Chair of Economic & Business Education, Learning, Design & Technology

    • Digital Technologies for Schools
    • Learning Analytics
    • Organizational Learning
    • First-year Students
    • Game-based Learning
    • Change Management
    • Technology Integration, Automated Assessment and Feedback
    • Adaptive and Personalized Learning
    • School Development

     

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch

    Professor Dr. Andreas Rausch

    Chair of Economic and Business Education - Workplace Learning

    • Learning at the Workplace
    • Evaluation of Professional Competences
    • Problem Solving in Professional Contexts
    • Quality of Education and Training
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seifried

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Seifried

    Chair of Economic & Business Education, Professional Teaching & Learning

    • Teacher Education Research
    • Development and Measurement of Economic Competence
    • Workplace Learning
    Prof. Dr. Viola Deutscher

    Prof. Dr. Viola Deutscher

    Assistant Professorship of Economic & Business Education, Competency Development & Training Quality

    • Economic Competence Assessments
    • Educational Quality of Workplace Learning
    • Teacher Education Research
  • Information Systems

    Prof. Dr. Christian Becker

    Prof. Dr. Christian Becker

    Chair of Information Systems II

    • Context-aware Computing
    • Distributed Systems
    • Pervasive Computing
    • Edge Computing
    • Mobile Cloud Computing
    • Self-organizing and Self-adaptive Systems
    • Green IT
    Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl

    Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl

    Chair of General Management and Information Systems I

    • Information Systems Outsourcing and Governance
    • Agile Software Development and Multi-Team Coordination
    • Human Information Behavior
    • Information Systems in Healthcare
    • Platform Ecosystems
    Prof. Dr. Hartmut Höhle

    Prof. Dr. Hartmut Höhle

    Chair of Enterprise Systems

    • Design, Implementation und Use of Enterprise Systems
    • Management of Enterprise Systems Security
  • Management

    Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann

    Prof. Dr. Torsten Biemann

    Chair of Business Administration, HRM & Leadership

    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership and Careers
    • Research Methods
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Brauer

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Brauer

    Chair of Strategic & International Management

    • Strategic Corporate Transformation and Restructuring (i.e. M&A, Divestitures)
    • Corporate Strategy and Governance: Sustainably Managing Business Groups
    • Managing Growth
    • Effectiveness of Management “Tools” and Practices in Strategy Formulation and Implementation
    • Strategic Decision-Making
    Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig

    Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig

    Chair of Business Administration, Public & Nonprofit Management

    • Societal Oriented Service Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
    Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl

    Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl

    Chair of Organization & Innovation

    • Organizational Innovation
    • Knowledge Management
    • Labor Mobility
    • IP Strategy

     

    Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons

    Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons

    Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility

    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Consumer Responsibility and Sustainable Behavior
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Innovative Business Models and Pricing Mechanisms
    Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode

    Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode

    Chair of Small & Medium Sized Enterprises & Entrepreneurship

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Family Business Research
    • Industry Life Cycles
    • Organizational Design

     

    Prof. Dr. Marc Lerchenmüller

    Prof. Dr. Marc Lerchenmüller

    Assistant Professorship for Technological Innovation & Management Sciences

    • Innovation Economics
    • Technology and Innovation Management 
    • Science Policy and Translation
  • Marketing & Sales

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christian Homburg

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christian Homburg

    Chair of Business-to-Business Marketing, Sales & Pricing

    • Market-oriented Management
    • Costumer Relations Management
    • Distribution Management
    • Price Management
    • International Marketing
    • Product and Innovation Management
    • Innovation and Technology Marketing
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Consumer Behavior
    Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus

    Prof. Dr. Florian Kraus

    Dr. Werner Jackstädt Endowed Chair of Sales & Services Marketing

    • Distribution Management 
    • Service Marketing
    • Direct Distribution
    • Distribution of Solutions
    • Hybrid Combinations of Products and Services
    • Personal Sales

     

    Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuester

    Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuester

    Chair of Marketing & Innovation

    • Marketing of Innovations
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Marketing Management
    • International Marketing
    • Digital Marketing

     

    Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

    Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

    Chair of Quantitative Marketing & Consumer Analytics

    • Advertising and Sales Promotion
    • Brand Appearance and Brand Management
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Consumer Decision Models and Demand Forecast
    • Consumer Movements and Loyalty 
    • Digital Marketing
    • Pricing Management and Pricing Strategy 
    • Social Media
    • Social Networks in Marketing

     

    Prof. Dr. Christina Schamp

    Prof. Dr. Christina Schamp

    Assistant Professorship for Empirical Research Methods

    • Consumer Behavior, especially Ethical Consumption Behavior
    • (Moral) Consumer Behavior in the Context of Social Media
  • Operations Management

    Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

    Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

    Endowed Chair of Procurement

    • Customer-Supplier-Relations
    • Innovation in Inter-Company Networks
    • Procurement and Distribution Management
    • Risks and Gaps in the Value Chain
    • Sustainability
    Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann

    Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann

    Chair of Logistics & Supply Chain Management

    • Supply Chain Management and Inventory Management
    • Revenue Management and Demand Fulfillment
    • E-Fulfillment and Omni-Channel Distribution
    • Closed-Loop Logistics and Sustainability in Logistics
    • Incentive Conflicts und New Product Development, R&D and Innovation Management
    Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schön

    Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schön

    Chair of Service Operations Management

    • Integrative Optimization Approaches for Service Design
    • Quantitative Decision-Making Support in Service Operations Management
    • Optimization Approaches for Product Line Design
    • Revenue Management
    • Sustainable Value Adding, e.g. Through Service Focus 
    Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz

    Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz

    Chair of Production Management

    • Quantitative Decision-Making Support
    • Methods in Operations Research
    • Analysis of Time-Dependend Queue Systems
    • Performance Analysis and Optimization of Dynamic Stochastic Systems 
    • Design of Lean Production Systems
    • HR Planning
    • Planning of Production Processes 
    • Fields of Application: Automotive Production, Distribution Centers, Call Centers, Airports
    Prof. Dr. Danja R. Sonntag

    Prof. Dr. Danja R. Sonntag

    Assistant Professorship of Operations Management

    • Inventory Management with Stochastic Production Yield
    • Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems