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.




  • Daniela Ortiz in the news

    Daniela Ortiz explains on TTR, the information portal for Tyrolean tourism, how responsible entrepreneurship can be implemented in the tourism industry and which enterprises are pioneers here.

    In the course of the Project “Responsible Corporate Governance in SMEs” funded by the City of Vienna, Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna and Hotel & Villa Auersperg in Salzburg were analysed. The low fluctuation rate, the attractiveness of the employer as well as the high occupancy rate and the positive ratings of the visitors show that sustainability pays off.

    To the article on TTR.

    Markus Scholz in the news

    Markus Scholz was asked by the Salzburger Nachrichten on animal and human experiments in car companies and why there is a gap between being and wanting in spite of the high expenditure on topics such as ethics and behaviour.

    The reasons for this can be found in the vague distribution of responsibilities, a lack of integrity culture and the absence of reflection possibilities for employees, as well as in the weak role-model of high level executives in these organizations.

    To the article in the Salzburger Nachrichten.

    Businesses and Business Schools as key partners for achieving the SDGs

    The Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics ask you to save the date of

    April 12, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

    Dr. Katrin Muff (Business School Lausanne) talks about opportunities and challenges faced by companies in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Following her keynote presentation a panel with participants from business, politics and NGOs will discuss this topic from different perspectives. Further information will be available soon.