Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

    Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management (RMI)

    The Bertelsmann Stiftung has funded the Reinhard Mohn Institute (RMI), which is named after its founder, since its foundation in 2010.  With its research, teaching and culture of dialogue with practice, the institute provides substantial national and international impetus for reforming corporate governance theory and practice.

    The RMI operates in line with the participative and responsible governance philosophy of Reinhard Mohn, with a solid foundation of organization theory. Its new content conception perceives strategy, management, organization and control increasingly as inter-organizational processes in the sense of cooperative governance in networks.

    RMI's current focus areas include: Cooperative Relationships, Network and Alliance Strategies, Strategic Adaptation Processes, Managing Openness and Transparency, Trust in and between Organizations, Innovation and Learning in Organizations, New Forms of Leadership and Work in the Digital Age, and Corporate Responsibility.

    On June 29, 2021, Reinhard Mohn would have turned 100. RMI is contributing to the anniversary year with a commemorative publication and events, in particular the "RMI Tag der Unternehmensführung 2021" .


    Twitter: @RMI_UWH                        Email: rmi@uni-wh.de


    September 1, 2021: RMI welcomes visiting guest-researcher Joe Hamm
    Guido Möllering (le.) and Hendrik Wilhelm (Ri.) welcome Joe Hamm (middle) at University Witten/Herdecke

    © RMI

    The RMI team is very excited about the arrival of Joe Hamm, who will be a guest at the RMI during his sabbatical from early September to late December 2021.

    Joseph A. Hamm is Associate Professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the Michigan State University , USA and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. Together with Guido Möllering, director of the RMI, he conducts interdisciplinary research on various trust issues.

    Research stays, such as Professor Hamm’s, embody the international orientation of the RMI.

    A very warm welcome, Joe, to the RMI and Witten!

    May 20, 2021 - RMI Online Research Seminar with Eugenia Rosca on the Role of Intermediaries in Base of the Pyramid Supply Chains in Poverty Settings
    April 29, 2021: International conference "Betrieb as Corporate Actor" with a lecture by Günther Ortmann
    April 15, 2021: RMI Online Forum: Homesick for the office? Corona special of the Leadership Radar
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.
    Guido Möllering

    Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Department für Management und Unternehmertum)
    Reinhard-Mohn-Institut für Unternehmensführung

    Phone: +49 (0)2302 / 926-501

    E-Mail: Guido.Moellering@uni-wh.de

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    The Board of Trustees of the Reinhard Mohn Institute serves as advisory, shaping and supervisory body. Members of the Board of Trustees:

    Dr. Ralph Heck (Chairman), CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Prof. Dr. med. Martin Butzlaff (Vice Chairman), President, Witten/Herdecke University

    Dr. Immanuel Hermreck, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

    Dr. Brigitte Mohn, Member of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Liz Mohn, Vice Chairwoman of the Executive Board of the Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Dr. Heike Schütter, Managing Director, Faculty of Management, Economics and Society, Witten/Herdecke University

    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erik Strauß, Dean, Faculty of Management, Economics and Society, Witten/Herdecke University

    Dr. Katharina Weghmann, Partner by EY Forensic & Integrity Services, Head of Integrity

    Corona Virus: RMI Seminars in the Summer Semester 2021

    The RMI seminars will take place in the summer semester 2021, taking into account the current pandemic developments and the applicable regulations of the faculty, the University of Witten/Herdecke and the state government of NRW.

    Up-to-date information on the implementation can be found for the respective seminar in UWE and on Moodle. Stay healthy!



    November 21-22, 2019: Workshop "Moral Critique in and around Markets: Organizing (for) Alternatives in Troubled Times"


    Simone Schiller-Merkens (Reinhard Mohn Institute, Witten/Herdecke University)

    Philip Balsiger (Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel)


    Keynote speakers

    Tim Bartley (Washington University, St. Louis)

    Francesca Forno (University of Trento)

    Ignasi Martí Lanuza (ESADE)


    Workshop Programme | November 21-22, 2019 | Witten/Herdecke University

    The aim of this research workshop is to look more deeply into the kinds of alternative organizing models for and in the economy that are currently discussed in the social sciences, and to explore their implications for markets and organizations.


    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    10:00 – 10:30


    Welcome to the workshop

    10:30 – 11:15


    Keynote Markets, Wasted Lives, and Social Repairing

    Ignasi Martí Lanuza (ESADE)

    11:15 – 11:30

    Short break

    11:30 – 13:00


    Alternative Organizing in the Food Sector

    Profit Sharing? The Emergence, Development, and Scaling of a New Social
    Enterprise Model in Coffee

    Janina Grabs (ETH Zurich) and Elizabeth A. Bennett (Lewis & Clark College)

    From CSAs to Intelligentsia: Comparative Consumer and Producer Politics in
    Quality Agriculture

    Elizabeth Carter (University of New Hampshire)

    complete program: see Pdf

    Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: