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Research at EBS Business School

Excellent Business Research

In line with its mission, EBS Business School is dedicated to excellence in academic research, which it enables by providing strategic, institutional support to finance research. The strategic aim of EBS Business School is to create research that is both rigorous and relevant. Rigorousness and relevance enable participation and visibility in the international research community, thereby allowing us to make an impact with our research.

In addition to academically ambitious research, EBS Universität is known for its strong practice link and the relevance of its research questions and the addressed phenomena. This extension starts with translating insights from one field to the other (research to practice or vice versa), as both sides use different “languages” and goes beyond mere translation by providing a place or platform for exchanging ideas on our guiding theme of dealing with uncertainty. EBS Universität wants to have an impact on its corporate partners. The insights created in its conversations and discussions with practitioners and other stakeholders from politics, as well as the local community, international academic partners, and students, are fed back into the research questions it addresses.


EBS Best Paper Award

Every year, EBS Universität awards the Best Paper Award. Find out more about the winners in 2020:

Research talks

  • Research talk given by Prof. Emmanuelle Reuter (Dr. oec. HSG) Assistant Professor of Innovation Management, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland & Dr. Florian Überbacher Senior researcher (‘Oberassistent’) at the Department of Business Administration, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Topic: Regulators’ Territories and General Deterrence Across Borders: Swiss Banks’ Territorial Self-Categorizations and Responses to U.S. Criminal Prosecutions // Date: 10. November 2020 // Time: 11:00 – 12:00 // Location: ZOOM EBS Business School
  • Research talk given by Prof. Dr. Rasa Karapandza Professor of Finance, EBS Business School
    Topic: Home-Country Media Slant and Equity Prices // Date: 27. August 2020 // Time: 16:30 - 17:30 // Location: ZOOM EBS Business School
  • Research talk given by Prof. Nicola M. Pless Professor of Management & Chair of Positive Business, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA
    Topic: Responsible Leadership - A Research Agenda // Date: 10. June 2020 // Time: 09:30 - 10:30 // Location: ZOOM EBS Business School
  • Research talk given by Dr. Arno Kourula, Associate Professor Amsterdam Business School
    Topic: The Corporate License To Operate: Toward A Theory Of Corporate Irresponsibility // Date: 27. May 2020 // Time: 13:00 - 14:00 // Location: ZOOM EBS Business School
  • Research talk given by Effrosyni Adamopoulou, PhD, University of Mannheim
    Topic: The Long Run Earnings Effects of a Credit Market Disruption // Date: 20. May 2020 // Time: 10:30 - 11:30 // Location: ZOOM EBS Business School
  • Research talk given by Prof. Dr. Myriam N. Bechtoldt, EBS Business School
    Topic: Scientists face disadvantages in the tenure process when publishing with opposite-gender majority teams // Date: 08. April 2020 // Time: 09:30 - 10:30 // Location: ZOOM EBS Business School

EBS Distinguished Visiting Professor Programme

The EBS Distinguished Visiting Professor Programme is offered every year to an experienced, internationally renowned expert in any of our academic focus areas (strategy, innovation management, entrepreneurship, international business, operation and supply chain management, organisational behaviour, leadership, business ethics, marketing, finance, behavioural economics and real estate).

The selected person is expected to collaborate in top-quality research projects and participate in research activities at EBS Universität during his/her stay (e.g. research colloquia, involvement in the doctoral program, etc.). If interested, he/she may be further involved in teaching and other activities at EBS Universität. Active involvement at EBS Universität for a period of two to six months is required. Pre-requisites are a university degree and doctorate (or PhD) in one of the above-listed focus areas and an affiliation with a University or research institute outside of Germany. German language skills are not required. The application time is usually in early summer.

Visiting Professors

  • 2020 Prof. Nicola M. Pless, Professor of Management & Chair of Positive Business, University of South Australia, Adelaide SA

  • 2018 Prof. Andrew Inkpen, J. Kenneth Seward Professor of Global Strategy Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, USA

  • 2017 Prof. Frank T. Rothaermel, The Russell and Nancy McDonough Chair Professor & Sloan Industry Studies Fellow Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Doctoral studies

The doctoral programme of EBS Universität constitutes an important part of our range of programmes. Our objective is to provide doctoral students with an inspiring and challenging research environment. The programme complements the supervision by a professor with a structured programme of theoretical and methodical courses. Your supervisor will challenge your ideas and inspire your inquisitiveness further in a guided process of annual reviews.

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee has the task of reviewing the ethical aspects of planned social science research projects at EBS Universität. The Ethics Committee advises the researching members of EBS Universität on questions of research ethics by issuing a statement if necessary. The ethical responsibility of the responsible researcher remains unaffected. The Ethics Committee and its members are independent in the performance of their duties and are not bound by instructions. They are only bound by their conscience.



The Habilitation - a post-doctoral degree - is the highest university degree that can be awarded in Germany. At EBS Universität, it serves to determine the ability to independently represent a specialist field of business studies and economics in research and teaching.

The habilitation is based primarily on the candidate’s proven research achievements. He or she must also prove that he or she is qualified for an international scientific career and demonstrate good skills in the specialist field of teaching. During the Habilitation the candidate works together with a mentor and joins actively the academic life (both research and teaching) at EBS Business School.

For more details on our Habilitation regulations and the admission procedure, please contact Ms. Andrea Slotnarin.

External Habilitation

Maikki Diehl

Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Vice Dean Research EBS Business School

+49 611 7102 1426
Andrea Slotnarin
Referent Research & Academic Development
+49 611 7102 2011