Faculty of Business and Economics

Federal Ministries, Berlin/ Bonn


Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Bonn
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), Berlin
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Berlin


Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Bonn

  • Sustainability Management in Vocational Education and Training

    Sponsor:
    Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Bonn

    Coordinator:
    Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development

    Faculty representative:
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Dierkes, Chair of Finance and Control

    Funding period: 2016-2019



Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), Berlin

  • The impact of digitalization on the determination and auditing of transfer pricing - the future of a transaction-based profit-sharing method
    The research project examines the influence of digitalization on the profit-sharing of multinational companies that work across borders. Participating researchers investigate whether the attributes related to digitalization lead to increasing interconnectedness, use of data, and development of new business models, and whether the methods of profit accrual of international businesses can be adapted or standardized. For this purpose, the influence of digitalization on the business models of the German export industry should be analyzed, applicable guidelines for the operationalisation of the goal of taxation at the place of value creation should be established, as well as how these places of added value will be affected by digitalization.

    Sponsor:
    Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin

    Coordinator:
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Oestreicher, Stb, Tax Division

    Faculty representatives:

    • Prof. Dr. Jan Muntermann, Chair of Electronic Finance and Digital Markets
    • Prof. Dr. Robert Schwager, Chair of Public Finance


    Additional partners:

    • PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
    • PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH, Düsseldorf


    Funding period: 2018-2019



  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Berlin

    • SustEnergyPort - simulation based evaluation of measures to increase sustainability in port operations
      The project will develop structured, model-based processes and content so that measures can be customized for port-based companies in order to improve their energy efficiency and identify uses of renewable energies thereby improving their environmental impact and profitability. Subsequently, the project sets the stage for both economic and environmentally-sound port operations and thereby contributes to maintaining the high level of competitiveness of German ports while reducing the impact of CO2 emissions.

      Sponsor:
      Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Berlin

      Coordinator:
      Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC)

      Faculty representatives:
      Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann and Dr. Lars-Peter Lauven, Chair of Production and Logistics

      Additional partners:
      HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH

      Funding period: 2017-2019



    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

    Funding until 2019

    • Kommunaler Innenentwicklungsfonds (municipal development funds)
      The aim of the project is to examine legal and current requirements for the establishment of voluntary and self-organized municipal development funds and to develop pilot studies as well as two lab experiment simulations to further develop the funds. To be able to account for the different conditions of shrinking regions and states in Germany, we plan to carry out a structured dialogue with many of the participating communities from different regions across Germany. The experiments with municipal project partners will ultimately lead to an impact analysis of the community development funds.

      Sponsor:
      The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as part of the funding bid: innovative municipalities.

      Faculty representative:
      Prof. Dr. Kilian Bizer, Chair of Economic Policy and SME Research

      Additional partners:

      • Nienburg district
      • Gifhorn district


      Funding period: 2016-2019


    • Non-monetary returns to education - civic participation (NEWz-UG) project of the Department of Business and Human Resources Education, University of Göttingen: "Investigation of the relationship between general and vocational education such as work environment and political participation"

      Sponsor:
      The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the funding group "Non-monetary benefits of education"

      Coordinator:
      Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader and Prof. Dr. Esther Winther, German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE), Bonn

      Faculty representative:
      Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development

      Additional partners:

      • Prof. Dr. Martin Baethge, Sociological Research Institute, University of Göttingen
      • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha, Institute of Education, University of Tübingen
      • Prof. Dr. Stephan L. Thomsen, Institute of Social Policy, University of Hanover


      Funding period: 2016-2019



    • Funding until 2018

    • Development of individual and institutional motives and barriers to vocational education of "fringe groups" for the planning of further education for the select target group

      Sponsor:
      The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the tender "Innovative Approaches to Future Vocational Training"

      Coordinator:
      Prof. Dr. Eveline Wuttke, Chair of Business Education, esp. of Research in Teaching and Learning, University of Frankfurt/ Main

      Faculty representative:
      Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development

      Funding period: 2016-2018

    • Simulation-based measurement and validation of a competence model for sustainability management (Ko-NaMa): Sub-project A: Competence measurement and validation

      Sponsor:
      The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

      Coordinator:
      Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development

      Faculty representatives:
      Prof. Dr. Stefan Dierkes, Chair of Finance and Control
      Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann, Chair of Applied Systems and E-Business

      Additional partners:
      Prof. Dr. Johannes Hartig, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt/ Main

      Funding period: 2016-2018

    • ISHARE - Impact of the Sharing Economy in Germany
      More information about the research project: www.i-share-economy.org

      Sponsor: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

      Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode, IFM Mannheim

      Faculty representative:
      Prof. Dr. Indre Maurer, Chair of Organization and Corporate Development

      Additional partners:

      • Prof. Johanna Mair, Phd, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
      • Prof. Dr. Bernd Helmig, Chair of Public & Nonprofit Management (NPO), University of Mannheim
      • Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit, Chair of Information Systems & Management, University of Augsburg


      Funding period: 2015-2018


    • Objects of the experienced. Materialisation of hand-craft experiences between tradition and innovation (OMAHETI)

      Sponsor: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

      Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Kilian Bizer, Chair of Economic Policy and SME Research

      Additional partners:

      • Institute for SMEs and the skilled crafts at the University of Göttingen (ifh)
      • Institute for the Cultural Anthropology/ European Ethnology at the University of Göttingen
      • "Forschungsinstitut für Berufsbildung im Handwerk an der Universität zu Köln (FBH)" (Research Institute for the Vocational Education in the Skilled Crafts at the University of Cologne)
      • "Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks (ZDH)" (Central Association of the Skilled Crafts Sector in Germany)


      Funding period: 2015-2018


    • Consumer behaviour and innovations for sustainable chemistry (KInChem) on the example of products with problematic ingredients
      The purpose of the project is to promote the enforcement of "sustainable" products on the market, which are made without the use of problematic ingredients. For this purpose, we use the example of the chemical regulation REACH's deficits and gaps in terms of consumer policy approaches that previously related to the "provision" of sustainability-related product information. With the inclusion of various agents, communication and use barriers should be removed.

      Sponsor:
      The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), under the guidelines for the promotion of R&D projects in the context of socio-ecological research on the topic of "sustainable industries".

      Coordinator:
      Prof. Dr. Martin Führ, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences Society for Institutional Analysis - sofia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Work

      Faculty representative:
      Prof. Dr. Kilian Bizer, Chair of Economic Policy and SME Research, head of the project "Economic and empirical analysis"

      Funding period: 2015-2018