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Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Research at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Due to disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the faculty innovative solutions are developed - for the future of the regional economy and society and beyond.

Our faculty is part of the United Nations-supported initiative for Responsible Management Education (PRME) with its six principles purpose, value, method, research, partnership and dialogue.

Key research areas

Key research areas

Innovation and technology

  • Strategic Management
  • Value-creation networks in the private and public sector
  • Usage of (re)innovation opportunities
  • Organisational transformation and educability
  • Resource-efficient and data-intensive business concepts, processes and products
  • Institutional management and incentive systems
  • Communication and trademarks in the customer relationship management
  • Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship-Ecosystems


  • Transformation of energy supply systems
  • Services of general interest
  • Sustainable growth and resource economy
  • (Environmental) risk management and risk review
  • Scenarios of internal and external management succession
  • Companies and countries in the international (tax) competition
  • International climate coalitions, 2030 Agenda
  • Policy and control instruments


  • Knowledge as a value-added factor and diversity
  • Competences for accomplishing the digital transformation
  • Management of global networks and cooperations
  • Organisational change, development and transformation
  • Management of complexity and systematic falsities in economic decisions


  • Management and regulation of the resource "data"
  • Automation of decisions and responsibility
  • Business intelligence & analytics
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Social media and self service technology
  • Big data management
  • Data governance
  • Internet of Things
  • Industry 4.0
  • IT management and process management
  • Leadership and human resources Personal in the scope of digital transformation


  • New types of employment
  • High performance management and digital pioneers
  • Institutions and institutional regulations for market processes
  • Economic inequality
  • Demographic change
  • Social protection systems

Research projects

SFB 692 - High-Strength Aluminium-Based Lightweight Materials for Safety Components (Subproject C4 - Target Life Cycle Costing)

Development, fabrication and characterization of novel lightweight materials and their use in safety-relevant applications is at the heart of Collaborative Research Centre 692 – "High-Strength Aluminium-Based Lightweight Materials for Safety Components". Organized in 18 subprojects the research focuses on the following three fields of activity: high-strength Al wrought alloys, Al matrix composites and Al-coated magnesium.

The objective of subproject C4 "Target Life Cycle Costing and Management" is to design instruments for the appraisal and controlling of new materials‘ profits. It is concerned with the conceptual development of an evaluation technique for the lifecycle and target costs of new production materials as well as a proper configuration of relating processes.

SFB 692 - High-Strength Aluminium-Based Lightweight Materials for Safety Components

Chemnitz Economic Papers

Chemnitz Economic Papers are the working paper series of the Economics faculty of Chemnitz University of Technology. As an electronic publication series they replace the faculty's discussion paper series that was formerly available in print.

Chemnitz Economic Papers aim to reflect the full breadth of the faculty's research in economics, business administration, informatics and law. Chemnitz Economic Papers are distributed via the faculty's website as well as the research platform RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), which guarantees maximum international visibility.

Chemnitz Economic Papers

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