Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics


We have particular research expertise in the areas of Corporate Citizenship, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Strategy. We offer academic teaching in these areas and constantly aim to establish a networking hub between parties with an interest in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.

  • From Research to Practice

    We investigate a range of theoretical problems together with international researchers. Our findings are made available to different stakeholders – from private companies, to public institutions, non-profit- and non-governmental organizations. This process helps us to provide relevant recommendations to support successful industry projects.

  • Teaching Corporate Responsibility

    We provide courses on Corporate Governance, Business Strategy and Business Ethics. Our teaching conveys knowledge from theory through to practice. Frequent lectures from internationally renowned academics and leading representatives from different industries complement the teaching offered. Our courses are integrated into all of the Master’s programs at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication. Our senior researchers are also engaged at other international universities.

  • Connecting Research and Practice

    We see ourselves as a hub between researchers and representatives of the practicing professions in the field of Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. We therefore organize a range of events, which are addressed both to the international research community as well as to representatives of different professional sectors. Together this creates an impact beyond the scientific community and into civil society.




  • Four papers of Research Cluster accepted at EURAM 2018

    Four papers of the Research Cluster SMEs & Family Business are accepted for presentation at this year’s European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Christina Schweiger and Alexander Engelmann present a „literature review on the dominant logic“ together with Barbara Kump (WU Vienna). The second paper of Christina Schweiger and Barbara Kump is about „intuition in interpretative organizational research”. Ann-Christine Schulz has two papers accepted: one with Miriam Flickinger (University of Aarhus, Denmark) on„CEO excess compensation“ and one with Kerstin Fehre (KIT, Germany) on „MBA programs“.

    Learn and then break the rules of the organization’s logic to foster strategic Change

    This was the topic of Christina Schweiger’s Slam Talk at the “3. HR Progress Business Breakfast” at the FH Wien der WKW. Based on the findings of the research project at the Competence Center for SMEs & Strategic Change at the Research Cluster SMEs & Family Businesses she suggested, in order to foster strategic change, learn and then break the rules of the organizational logic. Find more information about the Project here.

    Five-Star Reviews for New GVV MOOC

    The new GVV MOOC launched in September by UVA Darden and Coursera has received many positive reviews, including a listing among Poets & Quants’ “Best Free MOOCs in Business.”

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