Business research is both theory-driven and practice-oriented. The relevance for business practice is expressed in the fact that research helps to better understand and solve practical problems. In this sense, we attach great importance to the exchange with business practice.

Some examples of cooperation possibilities are:


  • Final theses in cooperation with companies
  • Study project on problems in practice
  • Guest lectures by company representatives
  • Excursions



  • Joint empirical studies
  • Application-oriented research projects
  • Action research and scientifically accompanying advice
  • Third-party-funded doctoral projects


In order to facilitate and deepen the dialogue between representatives of practice and science, we have founded a non-profit association "Zentrum für Forschung und Praxis zukunftsfähiger Unternehmensführung e.V.".

It accompanies and supports the manifold cooperation possibilities between practice and research at the chair. You are welcome to join our association as a sponsoring member and support us in achieving the goal of a theoretically and methodologically sound as well as practically relevant teaching and research.

The annual "Dialog Personalmanagement" is popular and established as a permanent institution among human resources managers. Top-class practitioners and scientists discuss current HR topics in the pleasant atmosphere of our officers' casino.