Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Otto Jacobs

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Otto Jacobs


Telephone:        +49 (0) 621 – 181 1703

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.

Research Interests

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.

  • National and International Taxation

    • Influence of taxation on business decisions
    • Basic facts of cross-border business activity
    • Aspects of international tax planning (tax planning)
    • Comparison on international tax burden
    • Proposals to reform taxation in Europe and Germany
  • Financial Accounting

    • Cost and performance accounting
    • Annual Accounts and Annual Accounts Analysis
    • Consolidated financial statement analysis as planning and decision accounting
    • International accounting

Other Activities

  • Member of various scientific national and international institutions
  • Member of the Scientific Commission for Business Taxation in the Association of University Professors of Business Administration e.V.
  • Coordinator of various international student exchange programs, e.g. Erasmus, Socrates and Tempus programs
  • Member of various supervisory boards of international and national companies
  • Member of advisory boards of large companies
  • Member of the board or supervisory board of various foundations
  • Member of various committees of professional organizations of the auditors and tax consultants
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto (since 1989) and the Academic Advisory Board of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (since 2001)
  • Appointed to the Advisory Board for the further development of Computer Engineering at the University of Mannheim