Business Administration

    Have you ever wondered what business people actually do? Are you interested in understanding the societal, political and economic contexts in which businesses and whole economies operate? Would you like to get involved during your studies, and develop critical thinking skills with a focus on ethical issues? If you answered yes to the questions above, then this might be the right program for you.

    Prof. Dr.
    Frank Best

    Professorship in Business Administration - Subject Area: International Management + Program Director Business Administration BW


    HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences
    Department of Business, Cultural and Legal Studies
    Alfred-Wachtel-Straße 8
    78462 Konstanz

    Room P 208
    +49 7531 206-338
    +49 7531 206-87338

    Office hours

    Tue.: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (only during the lecture period)

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    BWB 1: Unternehmensprozesse und -funktionen (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Stefan Waitzinger) (M1 - BWL-Grundlagen)
    ==> Company Processes and Functions (taught in German)
    BWB 4: International Sales Management (Englisch) (M18 - Markt und Unternehmen)
    ==> International Sales Management (taught in English)
    BWB 6: International Management (Englisch) (M24 - Internationalisation)
    ==> International Management (taught in English)

    MKE 6: Betriebswirtschaftslehre
    ==> Business Administration
    MIM-A: Theories and Strategies of Complexity Management (Englisch)
    ==> Theories and Strategies of Complexity Management (taught in English)

    Current Activities / Lectures

    Lecture in the series "Energy and Transformation" at the University of Konstanz (02.06.2022):

    Basics of CO2 pricing in Europe and Germany.
    The pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is considered an efficient and socially acceptable way to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.  The lecture describes the concept of CO2 pricing in theory as well as the practical implementation through the European emissions trading EU ETS and the German emissions trading nEHS. The main differences between a cap-and-trade emissions trading and a CO2 tax will be presented. Furthermore, different possibilities of using the revenues and their distributional effects on the population are discussed.

    Südkurier Konstanz (March/April 2022):
    "Food prices rise massively, fuel prices remain high: all because of the war?" (In German)

    Guest Speaker: "Driving Sustainable Business through Innovation" at the International Seminar of Contemporary Business and Management 2021 of Universitas Indonesia (December 2021) (30 min, from 3:32:40)
    Driving Sustainable Business Through Innovation

    Panel discussion Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) 2021:
    German industry: Transformation towards climate neutrality
    Panel discussion

    Podcast with Stadtwerke Konstanz (Municipal Utilities of the City of Konstanz) (August 2021):

    What does the climate cost us Part 1 (10 min) (in German)
    What does the climate cost us Part 2  (9 min) (in German)

    Lectures presented within a student project called "Come and tell..."(July 2021):

    Climate Protection through a CO2 T oder Certificate Trading (17m) (in German)
    Q/A on the Subject of Climate Protection through a CO2 Tax or Certificate Trading (7min) (in German)

    Lecture as part of the lecture series "Aspects of Global Warming" at the University of Bonn / Siegburg (June 2021):

    Pricing of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: fair - efficient - socially acceptable  (1h45m) (in German)