Chair of SME Research and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Michael Woywode
Professor Woywode's chair is dedicated to teaching the subjects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship. The theoretical and practical teaching focus lies on startup-related topics in general, such as business model development and scaling, internationalization of startups and social entrepreneurship, as well as the relation of these topics to SMEs. Our entrepreneurship courses are conducted by the MCEI (Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation), which is interdisciplinary in focus and offers its courses throughout the university.
The team of the chair is also part of the Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship (ifm Mannheim), which represents all our research activities. The ifm Mannheim has four research areas: digitization and competitiveness in SMEs, family businesses, new self-employment, and entrepreneurship.
On our chair's webpages, you can learn more about our courses, our teaching staff, our research and job offerings. Even though both the ifm Mannheim and MCEI have their own dedicated webpages, all the central information is accessible via our chair's webpage as well.