Chair of Corporate Finance and Higher Education Finance
Prof. Ulrich Hommel, Ph.D.
The Chair is part of the Department of Finance, Accounting and Real Estate. The general focus of our research and teaching activities is Corporate Finance with specific emphasis placed on corporate risk management, international financial management and the financing of privately held companies (venture capital & private equity, SME and family business financing).
The chair also conducts research in the area of higher education management with a specific focus on the financial management of higher education institutions. Current research projects analyze the interdependence between financial risk taking and reputation building in the context of managing business schools.
These pages contain information on our teaching and research activities. Further information on our finance-related research can be found on the web page of the Strategic Finance Institute (SFI).
CALL FOR PAPERS
2nd EFMD Higher Education Research Conference
23 - 24 May 2013, U. Paris-Dauphine
"Purpose, Performance and Impact of Higher Education Institutions and Business Schools"
Call for Papers
Ulrich Hommel, Michael Fabich, Ervin Schellenberg und Lutz Firnkorn (eds.)
The Strategic CFO: Creating Value in a Dynamic Market Environment
The role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has substantially changed in a world characterized by globalized financial markets and truly global products. The accelerated development of new technologies, products, and markets has led to an increasingly dynamic and uncertain competitive situation. The book demonstrates and discusses the impact of this changing corporate environment on the role and responsibilities of the CFO. A more holistic view that integrates business and financial decisions is required in order to manage these challenges of globalization. The book shows how the CFO can adopt and implement this management approach and thus play a vital role in the firm’s value creation.