The mission of the GBM competence center is a profound and interdisciplinary exploration of all essential economic and business interrelationships of international value networks to support companies and the national economic policy in this process. For this purpose, the involved Professors are working closely together in combined research projects, since many questions involve branches from both business and economics. Moreover the GBM competence center cooperates with other departments at the University of Augsburg, in particular with the competence center “Augsburg Center for Global Economic Law and Regulation” at the law department.