Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke
Faculty of Management and Economics

    Research at the Faculty of Management and Economics

    Our research focus is on understanding, examining and interpreting complex, dynamic and socially relevant management and economics issues and developing theories thereof. The Witten approach permanently scrutinizes, expands and refines known concepts and explanatory models by changing perspectives.

    Serving society and relevant to practice

    The national and international scientific community constantly verifies our research findings. At the same time, research has to serve the interests of society and be accessible to practice. The faculty considers research a central task and strives for internationally recognised excellence.

    Key research topics

    1. Entrepreneurship
    2. Family Business and Entrepreneurship
    3. Leadership and Organisation
    4. Democracy and Growth
    5. Health Economics and Health Care Management

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    Understanding and explaining – developing theories – broadening the horizon
    Research excellence – practical relevance
    International networking
    Integrating research and teaching

    Discussion Papers

    The next generation of scholars

    Promoting the next generation of scholars is one of the key tasks of the faculty, which has the right to award doctorates and postdoctoral lecturing qualifications (habilitation). We are proud of the large number of current doctoral candidates and the success of our PhD graduates and graduates with postdoctoral lecturing qualifications in science and society.

    1. Doctorate

    The Faculty of Management and Economics at Witten/Herdecke University awards the academic degree of a doctor in economics (Doctor rerum politicarum – Dr. rer. pol.) pursuant to regular doctoral procedures.

    2. Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturing qualification)

    The Faculty of Management and Economics offers postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to acquire a postdoctoral lecturing qualification in all disciplines and foci represented at the faculty.

    Promoting the next generation of scholars is one of the key tasks of the faculty, which has the right to award doctorates and postdoctoral lecturing qualifications (habilitation). We are proud of the large number of current doctoral candidates and the success of our PhD graduates and graduates with postdoctoral lecturing qualifications in science and society.

    The faculty supports doctoral candidates in many ways, whether in form of a structured doctoral training programme or seminars. Doctoral training is divided into four major fields:

    • Strategy and Management
    • Family Business and Entrepreneurship
    • Institutional Economics and Economic Philosophy
    • Health Economics and Health Care Management
    Heike Korn:

    HEIKE KORN

    Sachbearbeiterin
    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft (Promotionsbüro Wirtschaftswissenschaft)

    Phone: +49 (0)2302 / 926-127

    E-Mail: Heike.Korn@uni-wh.de

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