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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

    FHWien der WKW is a member of PRME


  • Guest commentary Markus Scholz: Industry needs “pooling” of all forces

    How to deal with the increased demand for drugs in the Corona crisis?

    The pharmaceutical industry is particularly challenged in the corona crisis – also from an ethical point of view. Self-control is needed to prevent the best bidder principle for drugs. In addition, politics must reform competition rules, says Markus Scholz (Head of Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics) in a guest commentary on

    See the guest commentary by Markus Scholz here.

    Sustainability Centres Community Workshop postponed to 2021

    We are sorry to announce that, after careful consideration, we have decided to delay the Network for Business Sustainability Sustainability Centres Community Workshop to summer 2021 because of the corona virus.

    Please stay tuned to updates in the next few months regarding the 2021 date. We are sad about the circumstances but happy that the 2021 workshop will still be hosted by FHWien der WKW together with WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) in Vienna, Austria.

    Please visit the conference website for updates:

    Markus Scholz as guest editor of the special issue Review of Managerial Science

    Dr. Markus Scholz (Head of Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics) was guest editor of a special issue of “Review of Managerial Science”. The special issue is dedicated to the topic of third-party funding of universities.
    The introduction to the special edition, written by Matthias Fink (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Isabella Hatak (University of St. Gallen), Simon Down (Anglia Ruskin University) and Markus Scholz, is available here: