Corporate Governance - Strategic Leadership

In a broad definition, corporate governance generally refers to the institution of institutions and the organisation and control of corporate management in such a way that the welfare of other individuals and institutions with an interest in the continued existence of the company (e.g. employees, local authorities) is safeguarded. Our research and teaching work is based on business ethics as well as personnel, organisational and behavioural economics. Depending on the research question and the information available, various types of data are analysed, including data from our in-house economics experimental laboratory BaER-Lab.


10.06.2024 - 10.06.2024

Praxisvortrag "Interne Kontrollstrukturen"

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04.06.2024 - 04.06.2024

Praxisvortrag "Corporate Governance und Vorstandsvergütung"

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Stellenausschreibungen von CONSUST

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Studentische Hilfskraft (SHK oder WHB) (w/m/d) für IT-Aufgaben am Lehrstuhl für BWL, insb. Corporate Governance, Fachgruppe Behavioral Economic…

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Stellenausschreibungen von PwC

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Our research

Our research issues include compliance, ethical corporate decisions, sustainable corporate governance, responsibility in the digitalised society and human-machine interaction. We conduct research on a wide variety of projects and our chair is responsible for the scientific and organisational management of the BaER-Lab, the experimental research laboratory of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.


The Business and Economic Research Laboratory (BaER-Lab) is our faculty's experimental laboratory for research into economic issues. Our projects cover the entire research spectrum of our faculty, but we primarily carry out research projects of our chair.

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Our research results are published in numerous publications.

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You can find a detailed list of all our projects in the project database.

Our teaching

Our Chair of Corporate Governance offers a broad spectrum of teaching and deals with comprehensive mechanisms for ensuring good corporate governance. A basic understanding of the subject matter is conveyed in our chair's foundation courses. Building on this, the in-depth courses analyse differentiated economic issues with a focus on sustainability, business ethics or empirical management research.

Our network

The Chair of Corporate Governance maintains numerous collaborations with companies, organisations and research institutions in order to continuously optimise the quality of its teaching. Our Chair attaches great importance to practical relevance: Projects in cooperation with Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co KG and PwC provide students with exciting insights into practice-oriented sustainability strategies, sustainability reporting and the fields of compliance management and corruption prevention.

Further information can be found here.


Application-orientation is a top priority in the specialist group:

Projects in these collaborations provide students with exciting insights into practice-oriented sustainability strategies, sustainability reporting and the fields of compliance management and corruption prevention.

Weidmüller Interface GmbH & co. KG


Foundation Economy for the Common Good NRW: Cooperation in the seminar "Applied Economy for the Common Good (ECG)"
Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
Frauenhofer Institute for Mechatronic Design Technology IEM
Miele & Cie. KG
WAGO GmbH & Co. KG
Paderborn district
Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport GmbH
Aerosoft GmbH Aviation data technology


Prof Dr Daniel Quevedo, Professor in Cyberphysical Systems with the School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Queenland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia


Impulses - Discussions - Exchange

The Business Ethics Forum is organised around a different business ethics topic each year. The half-day event offers you space for reflection together with experts and opens up new perspectives on business ethics issues. Paderborn University and the Paderborn Faculty of Theology have been cooperating in the field of business ethics since 2013. The initiators, Prof Dr René Fahr and Prof Dr Günter Wilhelms, regularly invite students and interested citizens to joint events. You can find more information here.

"You can't be sustainable on your own. No individual, no company and no state can do it, only all of us can."

Prof Dr René Fahr in a laudatory speech at the award ceremony for the Reineccius Medal to Christian Felber, the initiator of the Economy for the Common Good, 2017.

Unser Team

Eine ausführliche Auflistung aller wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeitenden unseres Lehrstuhls und des Forschungsbereich Behavioral Economic Engineering & Responsible Management finden Sie auf der Seite des Heinz Nixdorf Instituts.

Aktuelle Stellenausschreibungen finden Sie sowohl auf der Seite des Heinz Nixdorf Instituts als auch auf der Seite der Universität Paderborn.

Prof. Dr. Michael Ebert

Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insb. Controlling

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Behavioral Economic Engineering and Responsible Management / Heinz Nixdorf Institute

Department 1: Management

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