The different fields of research are headed by Prof. Dr. Beatrix Eugster (Economics), Prof. Dr. Nils Jent (Applied Disability) and Prof. Dr. Stephan Böhm (Business Administration). For detailed information on current research, please visit the pages of the individual research units.
Research in Business Administration addresses the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. The focus is on general conditions, processes and behaviors in the organizational environment that positively affect inclusion and the prevention of incapacity to work. As part of this, the research unit's activities also cover the topic of New Work, with particular emphasis on the health effects of digitalization.
Research in Economics aims to contribute to the economic inclusion of people with disabilities, thereby relieving the burden on social security systems. One the one hand, the scientific activities focus on the economic factors that explain the increase in the number of people with disabilities. On the other hand, measures to prevent disability and to successfully include people with disabilities are evaluated. This also comprises the design of social security and school systems to encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities, while ensuring that these systems remain affordable.
Based on latest research findings, Applied Disability develops concrete measures and practical recommendations for the inclusion of people with disabilities in organizations and in society. The objective of this research unit is to design practice-oriented inclusion concepts and instruments, creating benefits for all stakeholders.