DEC participants at Hilti AG
Hilti AG
New Media Marketing: Case Studies Seminar - Participants at Manroland goss web Systems GmbH
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Digital Excellence Circle - Participants at headquarters of Burda
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Bild DEC Workshop Check24
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Case Studies Seminar participants Witty
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By maintaining existing and establishing new business contacts, we strive for identifying real-life research problems that are highly relevant for both research and practice and for transferring our knowledge and research insights to the business community. We have a permanent cooperation with the Institute for Digitization Research which provides a platform for different business and research projects related to digitization (e.g., the Digital Excellence Circle).

We are interested in three forms of cooperation with companies...

Research Cooperation

  • Knowledge exchange (i.e., presentation and discussion of topics in our research areas)

  • Cooperative research projects (i.e., research on a topic of shared interest, analysis of data provided by firms)

Teaching Cooperation

  • Guest lectures (i.e., lectures by practitioners in our courses)
  • Bachelor or master theses (i.e., supervising topics of shared interest)
  • Cooperative seminars or projects (i.e., students work on business problems and present their solutions to the company)

Business Cooperation

  • Contact to potential interns and graduates (i.e., informing students about job opportunities, recommendation of students with high potential)
  • Consulting (i.e., consulting projects based on an empirical study)
  • Employee training (i.e., workshops on topics in our areas of expertise)

Among others, we cooperated with the following companies & nonprofit organizations:

  • Check 24 GmbH
  • CELO, S.A.
  • Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Dorint GmbH
  • explido GmbH
  • Freiwilligen Zentrum Augsburg
  • GfK SE
  • GWW Gesamtverband der Werbeartikel-Wirtschaft e.V.
  • Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte
  • Hilti Deutschland AG
  • HOERBIGER Flow Control GmbH
  • Hubert Burda Media Holding Kommanditgesellschaft 
  • KMS Team GmbH
  • MAN Energy Solutions SE
  • manroland Goss web systems GmbH
  • McDonald's Deutschland LLC
  • Minimax Viking GmbH
  • mybestbrands GmbH
  • Petershof
  • Possehl Online Solutions GmbH
  • Remondis GmbH & Co. KG
  • Serviceplan Group SE & Co. KG
  • SGL Carbon SE
  • Siemens AG
  • Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Stadtwerke Augsburg Holding GmbH
  • Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG
  • UPM GmbH
  • Witty GmbH & Co. KG