Chair of General Business Administration and Health Care Management
Key Fields of Research
The Chair of General Business Administration and Health Care Management currently carries out research on three main topics: health care management, management of nonprofit organisations and management of social systems in developing countries.
Our current main areas of research in health care management are clinical time studies, courses of treatment, process optimisation, telemedicine and health care in the rural region. The economic evaluation of individualised medicine as part of the GANI_MED project is a specific field of interest. If possible, we base our work on models.
Non-profit Organisations (NPO)
Our research into the management of Non-profit Organisations (NPO) currently focuses on charitable NPOs in the health care and social sectors. The research topics cover the planning of service programmes in non-profit companies, the decision-making in multidimensional target systems and the economics of trust.
Health Care and Social Services in Developing Countries
Health Care and social services in developing countries are a further focal point of our work at the Chair of General Business Administration and Health Care Management. We are working on larger projects in Tanzania, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Venezuela and Kenya. The main emphasis is put on the cost analysis of the health care facilities and programmes, the design of financing systems and staff development. Furthermore, the Chair has expertise in the development of strategic simulations for epidemiological processes, e.g. malaria and AIDS, as a foundation for evaluating intervention strategies from a health economic point of view.