In accordance with the strategic orientation of the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, the existing competencies are bundled across disciplines and chairs. The research and teaching activities are divided into the following eight fields of competence.

The field of competence "Applied Economics and International Economic Policy" provides international and application oriented research and teaching based on sound theoretical and methodological foundations. An internationally oriented knowledge transfer, inter alia through visits of international institutions (eg ECB, European Commission, OECD, WTO, ITU, IZA), characterizes this field of competence.

Prof. Dr. André Betzer
   Chair of Finance and Corporate Governance

Prof. Dr. Werner Bönte
   Chair of Industrial Economics and Innovation

Prof. Dr. Christian Bredemeier
   Chair of Applied Economics

Prof. Dr. Hans Frambach
   Research Area Microeconomics and History of Economic Thought

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Jürges
   Chair of Health Economics

Prof. Dr. Falko Jüßen
   Chair of International and Regional Economics

Prof. Dr. Uta Pigorsch
   Chair of Econometrics

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens
   Chair of Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

„Entrepreneurship and Innovation“  is a field of competence that deals with the emergence of new and dynamic businesses and innovation processes. Research projects and study programs include methods from management, economics as well as educational science. In particular,  research activities focus on innovative entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial personality, social entrepreneurship, financing of new ventures, organization of innovation management, knowledge transfer between public research institutions and firms, research as well as evaluation of research and technology policy.

Prof. Dr. Werner Bönte
   Chair of Industrial Economics and Innovation

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Braukmann
   Chair of Management Education, Entrepreneurship Education and Didactics

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lambert T. Koch
   Chair of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Rupietta
   Junior professorship for Innovation

Prof. Dr. Peter Witt
   Chair of Technology and Innovation Management

Prof. Dr. Christine Volkmann
   Chair of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Jackstaedt Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research

Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research

The field of competence "Finance, accounting, controlling and taxes" discusses all the major issues of economic decisions, which are typically accruing in finance departments, eg the issues of corporate finance, the management and control sub-areas, accounting, taxation, asset management, controlling and auditing. In addition, the prevailing legal conditions as well as the observation, evaluation and further development of theoretical principles is focused.

Prof. Dr. André Betzer
   Chair of Finance and Corporate Governance

Prof. Dr. Nils Crasselt
   Chair of Managerial Accounting

Prof. Dr. Christian Lohmann
   Chair of Managerial Accounting

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider
   Chair of Taxation and Finance

Prof. Dr. Stefan Thiele
   Chair of Auditing and Accounting

The field of competence "Management and Marketing" is dedicated to the management of companies with a special emphasis on customer, market and employee orientetation. Increasing competition between companies requires the continuous development of new forms of marketing, customer services and Human Resource Management in order to survive.

Prof. Dr. Claus Ahrens
   Chair of Private Law, esp. Private Business Law

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Bruns
   Junior professorship for Marketing

Prof. Dr. Stefan Diestel
   Chair of Labour and Organisational Psychology

Prof. Dr. Michael J. Fallgatter
   Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisation

Prof. Dr. Ina Garnefeld
   Chair of Service Management

Prof. Dr. Tobias Langner
   Chair of Marketing

Prof. Dr. Dirk Temme
   Chair for Empirical Economic and Social Research

Prof. Dr. Stephan Zielke
   Walbusch-Endowed Chair for Multi-Channel Management

The field “Operations Management” deals with the management of production processes and of service operations. This comprises fulfilling all the necessary tasks of strategic, tactical, and operative planning as well as of real-time control in order to ensure an efficient execution of production processes and service operations.

For this purpose, various planning- and real-time control optimization problems have to be mathematically modeled, analyzed, and solved by specifically designed solution algorithms. By using modern information and communication technologies, these algorithms are able to plan and control real-world processes.

Due to its interdisciplinary character, this field integrates results obtained from related fields of research such as Business Administration, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Operations Research.  

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bock
  Chair of Business Computing and Operations Management

Prof. Dr. Dirk Briskorn
   Chair of Production and Logistics

Prof. Dr. Nils Crasselt
   Chair of Managerial Accounting

Prof. Christian Lohmann
  Chair of Managerial Accounting

Prof. Dr. Uta Pigorsch
   Chair of Econometrics

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rachuba
   Junior professorship for Operations Management

The claim of the society as a whole for social, economical and ecological sustainability faces companies with enormous challenges. Their accomplishment requires on the economical level an enhanced contribution towards questions containing planning, structuring and controlling referring to the aspect of sustainability - their processes and structures.

Prof. Dr. André Betzer
   Chair of Finance and Corporate Governance

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Braukmann
   Chair of Management Education, Entrepreneurship Education and Didactics

Prof. Dr. Dirk Briskorn
   Chair of Production and Logistics

Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick
   Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Prof. Dr. Hans Frambach
   Research Area Microeconomics and History of Economic Thought

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lambert T. Koch
   Chair of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra Palzkill-Vorbeck
   Junior professorship for Transformation research and Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind
   Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Philipp Trotter 
   Junior professorship for Sustainability Management

The field of competence “Health Economics and Management” focuses on current challenges in health and health care. It analyses health-related questions from a variety of vantage points: social and economic determinants, implications, and policy interventions. This includes the role of the education system in general and universities in particular providers of knowledge and research institutions. Contemporary challenges in health and health care sector require complex and innovative thinking. The field “Health Economics and Management” provides the much-needed cross-disciplinary methodological repertoire, which is geared towards the demands and needs of the regional and national health sector.

Prof. Dr. Nils Crasselt
   Chair of Managerial Accounting

Prof. Dr. Stefan Diestel
   Chair of Labour and Organisational Psychology

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Jürges
   Chair of Health Economics

Prof. Dr. Juliane Köberlein-Neu
   Chair of Health Services Research and Health Economic Evaluation

Prof. Dr. Christian Lohmann
   Chair of Managerial Accounting

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider
   Chair of Taxation and Finance

Prof. Dr. Vera Winter
   Chair of Management in Health Care

The field of competence "methods" deals with a comprehensive methodological training in the fields of mathematics, statistics, accounting and business informatics as well as an introduction to economics and related areas of law. Handling economic models and theories, as well as the application of necessary mathematical and statistical methods aim for modeling and solving industrial problems.

Prof. Dr. Claus Ahrens
   Chair of Private Law, esp. Private Business Law

Prof. Dr. Winfried Bausback
   Chair of Public Economic Law

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bock
   Chair of Business Computing and Operations Research

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kluckert
   Chair of Public Law

Prof. Dr. Marco Staake
   Chair of Civil Law and Corporate Law

Prof. Dr. Dirk Temme
   Chair for Empirical Economic and Social Research

Prof. Dr. Uta Pigorsch
   Chair of Econometrics

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