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


  • Global Goals as an opportunity for SMEs?

    January 23, 2019, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
    FHWien der WKW, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna

    The final event of the project CR4SME is dedicated to the close cooperation between research and (business) practice: impulses, research results, exchange of experience and knowledge to promote sustainable strategies in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    Further information on the event and registration can be found here

    We are looking forward to your participation.

    Students thinking about responsible management education

    The 5th PRME Research Conference focused on Leadership Development for Advancing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals took place at Cologne, Germany. As part of the conference, students (or student teams) were invited to produce a two-minute video in which they present their views and ideas about “Responsible Management Education”. FHWien der WKW was one of six partner, which organised the video competition.

    Dr. Daniela Ortiz, head of the CR4SME team at FHWien der WKW, was a member of the jury.

    More information can be found here

    CGBE’s eventful fall season

    The fall season of the Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics was dominated by knowledge transfer: subject-specific lectures, conferences and teaching and training events strengthen the ongoing exchange with our stakeholders and ensure the mutual enrichment of theory and practice.

    Our review can be found here