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Prof. em. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Otto H. Jacobs was chairholder of the Chair Business Administration and Taxation II from 1971 to 2006. From 1988 to 1994 he was also president of the University of Mannheim. He gained considerable recognition in Germany and abroad for his research activities on national and international corporate taxation and is regarded as one of the most renowned academics in the field of business taxation.
The most significant research activities are in the areas of national and international corporate taxation and accounting (internal and external). Closely linked field is the development of IT-supported concepts for the foundation of business management decisions.