Welcome to Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.

The Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. initiates and coordinates the dialogue between business research, teaching and practice. As the oldest and most traditional association, it offers an important meeting place for business administration science and practice and is a unique network: #high-profile #leading in expertise #committed to scientific standards #ideally and financially independent.

The "Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V." in its present structure was founded in 1978 with the merger of two long-standing business economics societies - the "Schmalenbach-Vereinigung", Cologne, and the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft", Berlin. 1 schmalenbach-gesellschaft_1a

The activities of both societies date back to the beginning of the twentieth century, notably to the efforts of Prof. Eugen Schmalenbach, one of the most distinguished German business economists. His main goal was to develop business economics into an applied science by creating a close link between economic theory and practice.

The Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft is the oldest association dealing with business administration in Germany. It is a registered institution and as such non-profit oriented and moreover politically independent. The Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft counts both business economists and executives among its members. They have joined the society in order to promote Schmalenbach's idea of bridging the gap between research institutions and enterprises.


Contact Information

für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
Bunzlauer Str. 1
50858 Cologne
Tel. ++49 - (0) 2234 - 48 00 97
Fax ++ 49 - (0) - 2234 - 48 00 05
E-mail: sg@schmalenbach.org