Centers are a key component of practical research activities at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. They serve in particular to facilitate greater depth of research in particular areas and enable close integration of theory and practice. This integration is multifaceted:
The holders of individual chairs at WHU are primarily responsible for the orientation and development of the various Centers. Some of the Centers are also headed by two university instructors. The Centers are financed for the most part by external funds. The ability to secure such funds ensures the efficacy and efficiency of the Centers’ work and is another reflection of the successful union of theory and practice.
The following Centers are currently in place at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management: