Das Konstanz Institut für Corporate Governance

    Prof. Dr. Stephan Grüninger

    Scientific Director


    Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Stephan Grüninger is the Scientific Director of Konstanz Institute for Corporate Governance (KICG). Dr Grüninger is a W3-Professor for General Business Administration with a focus on Managerial Economics at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences. In addition, he heads the Center for Business Compliance & Integrity (CBCI) and is director of the Forum Compliance & Integrity (FCI) and the Forum Compliance Mid-Sized Companies (FCM)

    He completed his PhD on the topic of “Trust Management - Cooperation, Ethics and Governance” under advisor Prof. Dr. Purely Pfriem at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in 2001.

    Dr. Grüninger worked as a consultant and auditor, particularly in the areas of Anti-Fraud & Compliance Management as well as Fraud Investigation, most recently as a partner at Ernst & Young AG.


    Work and Research Focus

    Compliance & Anti-Fraud Management
    Business Ethics / Corporate Responsibility
    Trust and Risk Management


    Responsibilities and Cooperation Partners

    Research Head, KICG - Konstanz Institute for Corporate Governance

    Head of the CBCI - Center for Business Compliance & Integrity (; Cooperation Partner COMFORMIS (

    Head of the Forum Compliance & Integrity  (

    Head of the Forum Compliance for Mid-Sized Companies (

    Program Director Compliance & Integrity on the board of directors, Center for Business Ethics - ZfW (

    Chairman of the Integrity & Governance Committee, German Institute for Compliance DICO (

    Member of the Baden-Württemberg Center of Applied Research (BW-CAR), research focus: MIG - management, innovation and society (

    Member of working group for sustainable management in the Schmalenbach Society (

    Expert for the German Society of Science and Humanities (WR)

    Ombudsman of the Commission to investigate allegations of scientific misconduct




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