The Management Area within the Business School of the University of Mannheim (Brauer, BiemannHelmig, Hoisl, Schons, Woywode) covers the fields of corporate social responsibility, human resource management, international management, public and non-profit management, and small- and medium-size enterprises. Research in these fields shares a strong methodological basis with the social sciences. Many challenging research questions in this field require an interfunctional and interdisciplinary approach within business administration, economics, and social sciences. Insights are frequently obtained from industrial practice and therefore survey design and data collection methods play a prominent role in research in business strategy and management.

Fields of research

The members of the area management conduct fundamental research as well as research on the frontier to industry. They produce a substantial yearly amount of research contributions. A dynamic research environment is indispensable for excellent study conditions since state-of-the-art teaching is impossible without a profound research background. The area covers a wide spectrum of research fields.