In our research, we deal with challenging and visionary projects, often in cooperation with other renowned chairs and departments. Our projects are frequently supported by public sponsors such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the European Union. We are convinced that our practical orientation is beneficial to our research programs. Therefore, we cooperate closely with companies like Allianz, Deutsche Bank, Hilti, and Siemens. Such projects provide funding for most of our employees. Partnering with these companies, we develop innovative concepts based on the most current scientific findings in order to solve complex and individual problems companies face. The knowledge we gain through dealing with those problems in practice is reflected in our research and allows us to combine publicly-funded basic research and applied research in collaboration with our partners. 

We focus on the analysis, the economic valuation and the development of innovative solutions

Examples of our research

  • ​Modeling (exogenous) factors (e.g. basic conditions, risk, dependencies, security and privacy protection) in interdependent networks
  • Financial valuation of investment decisions from a portfolio perspective
  • Analysis of cause and effect relationships (e.g. acceptance of mobile information technology)
  • Development of innovative management approaches (e.g. for IT-supplier management)

The scientific publications of the Research Center FIM have been published in many renowned scientific journals under double-blind review including:
  • ​Business & Information Systems Engineering
  • Business Process Ma​nagement Journal​
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Die Betriebswirtschaft
  • European Journal of O​perational Research
  • Finanz Archiv
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Information & Management
  • Information Systems and E-Business-Management
  • Journal für Betriebswirtschaft​
  • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organisation
  • Journal of Decision Systems​
  • Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems​
  • Journal of the AIS​
  • ​Nature Materials​
  • ​Resources Policy​
  • ​Review of Financial Economics
  • Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (ZfbF)

Our researchers have presented their work in international and renowned scientific conferences such as:

  • ​European Conference on Information ​Systems (ECIS)
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
  • Internationalen Konferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik​​
  • Multikonferenz Wirschaftsinformatik (MKWI)

The Research Center FIM is internationally recognized as experts in the field of Finance and Information Management. The following research areas are of particular importance to us: