Dept. III: General Business Administration and Corporate Finance

Research projects

Here you can find information regarding ongoing and completed research projects.

Ongoing projects:

Projects marked with *) are led by the Institute

  • Sustainable investment-strategies in the proprietary business (Depot A business) of savings banks. (2014-2016) *)

Project Bankroller:

Wissenschaftsförderung der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Bonn)

  • Social Impact Investing at banks and savings banks (2015) *)

Project Bankroller:

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh)

  • SRI Sentiment Index 2015 (2015) *)

Project Bankroller:

Union Investment-Gruppe (Frankfurt/M.)

 

Excerpt from completed research projects

Projects marked with *) were led by the institute

  • „Obesity“ among children and young people as a systematic risk (2006-2009)

Project Bankroller:

BMBF (Bonn), Verbundprojekt

  • Successful distribution concepts for sustainable investments in the business area of institutional customers in the pension provision filed of savings banks. (2009-2011) *)

Project Bankroller:

Wissenschaftsförderung der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Bonn)

  • Successful distribution concepts for sustainable investments in the business area of foundations of savings banks. (2009) *)

Project Bankroller:

Wissenschaftsförderung der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Bonn)

  • ARGUS – Development of a web based information-platform to display systems, processes and results of Corporate Sustainability/ Corporate Social Responsibility ratings (2008-2011) *)

Project Bankroller:

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (Osnabrück)

Project Partners:

Universität Stuttgart, Prof. Dr. G. Kemper, Lehrstuhl für Business Intelligence

  • Microfinance as an asset class for savings banks. Product design and distribution of an fond based type of investment (2008-2009) *)

Project Bankroller:

Wissenschaftsförderung der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Bonn)

Project Partners:

Hochschule Liechtenstein (Vaduz), Enabling Microfinance AG (Vaduz)

  • Derivatives and their use in risk management of companies. Application oriented explanations of the central instruments (2008-2009) *)

Project Bankroller:

Hans Böckler Stiftung (Düsseldorf)

  • Steuerungs- sowie Bewertungsinstrumente für wertorientierte und nachhaltige Immobilieninvestitionen (2008-2010) *)

Project Bankroller:

BMBF (Bonn), Verbundprojekt

Project Partners:

Projektpartner: LBBW Immo (Stuttgart), TU Karlsruhe

  • Project based financial and risk management in supply chain management networks of the automotive industry by taking the role of logistics services into special consideration (2005-2008)*)

Project Bankroller:

Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (Bonn)

 

  • Internationally applied rating-systems for the evaluation of CSR - Results of an explorative study (2006-2007)*)

Project Bankroller:

PwC (Stuttgart), LBBW (Stuttgart)

  • Achieving and taking responsibility for success in business. A financial market controlled evaluation and management model of corporate responsibility (2006)*)

Project Bankroller:

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh)

  • Social responsibility of family businesses (2007) *)

Project Bankroller:

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh)

  • Social Responsibility of small family businesses (2008) *)

Project Bankroller:

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh), Stiftung Familienunternehmen (München)

  • Information requirements of family business shareholders. A survey against the background of the international accounting guidelines (2008)*)

Project Bankroller:

Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (Mannheim)

  • Management- and evaluation tools for value based and sustainable property investments (2006-2008) *)

Project Bankroller:

VMEBF (Weinheim)

Project Partners:

WestLB, TU Karlsruhe, RFU (Wien), IW Consult

  • Successful distribution concepts for sustainable investments in the business area of retail customers of savings banks (2008) *)

Project Bankroller:

Wissenschaftsförderung der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Bonn)

 

  • Successful distribution concepts for sustainable investments in the business area of foundations of savings banks (2008) *)

Project Bankroller:

Wissenschaftsförderung der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Bonn)

  • Derivatives and their use in risk management of companies. Application oriented explanations of the central Instruments (2008) *)

Project Bankroller:

Hans Böckler Stiftung (Düsseldorf)

  • Analysis of the suitability of sustainable investments regarding foundations asset investments (2006-2008)

Project Bankroller:

Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschungs (Mannheim)

Project Partners:

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (Osnabrück)

Management of collaborative research projects

2006-2008: Head of the research project „Steuerungs- sowie Bewertungsinstrumente für wertorientierte und nachhaltige Immobilieninvestitionen. Praxistudie zu marktmäßigen bauökonomischen Perspektiven, zur Kriterienbildung, kapitalmarktorientierten Bewertungskonzeptionen und Voraussetzungen innovativer Produktkonzepte“.

Seit 2008: Head of the research project „Integration von Nachhaltigkeitsaspekten in die Wertermittlung und Risikobeurteilung von Einzelimmobilien und Gebäudebeständen“

Advisory activity in the field of research

  • Advisor for the legal committee of the German Bundestag BilMoG
  • Scientific review of the research programme proposals within the ‘Mistra Sustainable Investment Initiative’, MISTRA Fund, Stockholm
  • Advisor for the BMWI-Forschungsprojekt “Wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Bedeutung von Familienunternehmen”, carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research, 2007 - 2008
  • Advisor for the Microfinance-research project of the University of Liechtenstein, 2005 - 2007
  • Member of the research advisory board of the imug – German Institute for Market, Environment and Society, Hannover
  • Permanent expert for several scientific journals (i.e. Business Ethics. A European Perspective, Kredit und Kapital, Zeitschrift für Organisation, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance)
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Umwelt-Akademie, München

Research Networks and partners

Scientific networking in Baden-Württemberg

  • Universities: KIT
  • Industry: LBBW, PWC, Robert Bosch GmbH, Daimler AG, IHK Stuttgart, L-Bank, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall, dokeo Gmbh, Südwestbank AG
  • other: ZEW

Scientific networking outside Baden-Württemberg

  • Universities: University of Augsburg, Frankfurt School of Finance, University of Bamberg, University of Bayreuth, University of Liechtenstein, University of Huddersfield, King’s College Belfast, University of Bergamo, University of Groningen, Norwegian School of Management, Ghent University, KU Leuven
  • Industry: KPMG, Bank für Kirche und Caritas, Deloitte & Touch, Unicredit Hypovereinsbank AG, DZ Bank, Commerzbank AG, Hessisch-Thüringische Landesbank
  • other: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Familienstiftung, Bundesumweltstiftung, BDI/BDA, DSGV, VfU

Research Awards

2004: Olaf-Triebenstein-Preis of the Stiftung Warentest „Sozialkriterien im Nachhaltigkeitsrating“, with the collaboration of Dipl. Volksw. Philipp Lindenmayer

Research initiatives

Co-applicant for the subsequent application of the „Graduate School for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering“, established 2007 at the University of Stuttgart within the framework of the tender for the federal initiative “Exzellenzcluster”