The chair of International Business analyses questions with the aim to contribute to fundamental research and to entrepreneurial practice. In teaching as well as in research a problem-oriented selection of theoretical argumentations and empirical methods is emphasized. There is a high degree of interaction between research and teaching. In teaching the establishment of a profound specialist knowledge is enabled to the students. The fundament of teaching represents the understanding to train students for the profession of a specialist on the one hand and for the fulfillment of basic leadership roles on the other hand.

Besides dealing with the fundaments of international corporate governance the following contentual emphases are pursued:

  • International HR-Management (especially international comparative Human Resource Management resting upon the data of the Cranet project)
  • Internationalization of Medium-sized Companies (especially learning mechanisms in order to gain experiences in the foreign market)
  • International Forms of Cooperation and Market Processing (especially international joint ventures)
  • International Entrepreneurship (especially internationalization of young technology companies)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (especially start-ups at the university)
  • Intention to start a Business and Start-up Behavior (especially according to gender differences)
  • Challenges of Corporate Governance at the Interface between Efficiency, Added Value and Sustainability (e.g. HR Business Partner, Employer Branding, eHRM, Outsourcing, Downsizing, Interim-Management, flexibilization of working hours and employment contract, demography, diversity, gender)
  • eGovernment and eParticipation
  • Empirical and Evidence-based Management Research

The activities of the chair of International Business flow into different research- and transfer projects such as the Cranfield Project on International Strategic Human Resource Management (Cranet) or the Knowledge- and Technology Transfer Activities of TecUP.