Research at FHWien der WKW

Research carried out by FHWien der WKW is organized in the Research Cluster SMEs & Family Businesses and the Research within the Study Programs.

The cluster is made up of two research centers:

The focus of practice-led research at FHWien der WKW is on knowledge transfer to businesses. We seize upon impulses and questions from companies and organizations and work on practically relevant solutions and methodically robust insights in research projects. The practice-led research at FHWien der WKW is conducted in the Study Programs.

Research Cluster SMEs & Family Businesses

The Research Cluster SMEs & Family Businesses conducts excellent research projects which are practice-oriented and targeted at international top-tier journals. It comprises of two research centers with complementary research themes:

  • Competence Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics (CGBE)
  • Competence Center for SMEs & Strategic Change (CCSC)

The activities of the Research Cluster focus on three core areas: research, teaching and business practice.

Research within the Study Programs

FHWien der WKW departments engage in practice-led research with a strong focus on the specific career fields covered by their degree programs. For this practice-led research work, FHWien der WKW and its departments work in close collaboration with private-sector clients, national and international universities and funding agencies.

This is in line with FHWien der WKW’s clear objective of helping organizations to master new challenges and exploit their innovation potential, even in economically difficult times.