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.
Survey on the implementation of responsible corporate management in Austrian SMEs
Find here our current survey ! (German) Its main focus is on challenges arising from the integration of ecological standards and social obligations into company’s activities. The results of the study should help to develop successful and sustainable strategies for SMEs and to derive appropriate measures for practice.
Panel discussion on global sustainability goals – nothing will happen without companies and universities
On Thursday, April 12, the Competence Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (CGBE) of the Research Cluster SMEs & Family Businesses of FHWien der WKW hosted a keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Katrin Muff (Business School Lausanne) followed by a panel discussion. A special focus is to enhance the principles of responsible and sustainable management in the awareness and behaviour of our students.
Follow-up: CGBE Lectures, Summer Term 2018
CGBE Lectures have been held every semester since 2012: The lecture series is attended by students, teachers and the CSR community. In the summer term of 2018, leading international experts (Prof. Dr. Frank De Bakker, Prof. Dr. Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, Prof. Dr. Juliane Reinecke) were guest lecturers at FHWien der WKW.