Academic Chairs & Research
““In line with the school's research policy, the research activities at ESCP Berlin combine scientific rigour with a high level of managerial relevance, to investigate up-to-date issues of companies, ranging from start-ups to large multinationals or non-profit.
Beyond theoretical developments, our application-oriented research is particularly intended to support organisational transformations.
We believe that research should be an integral part of our teaching activities as well. Future managers should apply theory and science to make meaningful and responsible decisions.
Prof. Dr. Véronique Tran, Rector ESCP Berlin and Academic Dean, Executive MBA and GMP &
Prof. Dr. Robert Wilken, Prorector for Research and Faculty, ESCP Berlin
Department of Research Funding
The Department of Research Funding supports academic staff of ESCP Berlin concerning issues of research funding. It provides faculty and staff with information about external research funding opportunities and current calls for proposals, and supports them during the preparation and submission of proposals.
Business Ethics and Management Control
Business Ethics and Controlling are two essential functions in a company. Both areas have many interesting theoretical and practical aspects which this chair deals with in research and education.
Business Informations Systems
This Chair aims to mainly focus on the effective and efficient design and utilization of information systems by individuals, groups, enterprises, and society for the improvement of social welfare.
The major research fields of the Chair for Corporate Sustainability include business models for sustainability, values-based innovation, and alternative business paradigms.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Say Institute
Entrepreneurship nowadays draws more and more attention, as practitioners provide fascinating success stories, educators develop exciting new approaches, and researchers are all set for tackling the challenging opportunities ahead.
Chair / Junior Professorship for
This chair aims to develop novel solutions for people’s needs and believes that entrepreneurship can be a force for good in society.
Environment and Economics
This chair aims to take a forward-looking understanding of future requirements for a sustainable economy which offers opportunities for innovation and the ability of market leadership in the environmental sector.
The research at the Chair of Finance focusses on developing a better understanding of how corporate financial decisions are made. In research as well as in teaching the Chair aims at combining theory with practical orientation.
Human Resource Management & Intercultural Leadership
The main research focus of the Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership is on International Human Resource Management and Cross-cultural Management.
This chair focusses on financial accounting and auditing in accordance with national and international standards. A broad range of research methods is used, including archival methods, surveys, and experimental designs.
This chair focusses on the global economic environment in which businesses, households, and policy makers operate.
Chair / Junior Professorship for
This chair aims to lead state of the art research on international entrepreneurship and to inspire students with a vision inherent in international entrepreneurship.
International Financial Markets
This chair is interested in markets and information intermediaries. Its teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of secondary financial markets and real economic activity.
International Management and Strategic Management
In research and in teaching, the Chair is concerned with strategic, organizational and cultural challenges of international companies.
The focus of the Chair of International Marketing is set on concepts and methods that support marketing-related decisions in international companies. All research projects are based on state-of-the art statistical methods and try to gather data for cross-cultural analyses.
The Chair of Marketing educates students in all the school’s programms, undertakes exhaustive research activities, and interacts with the business community on an international level
Organisation and Human Resource Management
This chair analyses the various factors that organisations can implement to influence individuals’ engagement with their tasks. A specific focus lies on HR practices, the role of leadership and new work arrangements.
Strategic Management and Decision Making
This chair investigates how companies can adapt to the dynamic technological environment we face today.
Supply Chain and Operations Management
The chair's focus is on the management of risks and complexity, intercultural supplier relationships, social/ethical issues, and the larger implications of new digital technologies.
Research Centre - SustBusy
Business & Society – Towards a Sustainable World
Development of a sustainability culture, implementation of a strategy or supply chains are covered as well as CSR reporting, socially responsible investment, social issues of an anti-consumption lifestyle and a behavioural economics based analysis of environmental policy.
Research Centre - CIM
Centre for Intercultural Management
The goal of the Center for Intercultural Management is to deepen the understanding of intercultural and diversity-related issues in organisations and to translate the latest scientific insights into practice.
Research Centre - JBSI
Centre for Entrepreneurship: Jean-Baptiste Say Institute
In 2007, ESCP created the Chair of Entrepreneurship which became a renowned alternative way to learn and understand entrepreneurship. Today, ESCP launches the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute to offer a European academic reference dedicated to entrepreneurial leadership and innovation.
Research Centre - ECDC
European Center for Digital Competitiveness
The European Center for Digital Competitiveness was founded at ESCP Business School in Berlin to help bring Europe to the forefront of digital competitiveness and to inspire a responsible application of technology that serves society.
Research Centre - TMI
Talent Management Institute
Given the demographic changes (aging, fewer and a more diversified workforce), continued global war for talent and new types of employee relationships that present new challenges and obstacles for companies of any size, talent management has become the #1 priority for executives.
The Library of ESCP Berlin provides relevant literature and access to databases related to business and economics to support learning, teaching and research activities. It offers a collection of print and electronic media and is a place for silent study. The Library staff are happy to help with special enquiries regarding literature searching for student needs with their studies and researchers’ needs with their research.