The interdependence of governance systems, human action and decision-making is the focus of the chair's theoretical and empirical research. The sustainable development of our society and a fair and transparent design of governance systems with the support of relevant research and knowledge transfer are the vision of the chair.
Governance is not only the reserach focus of Professor Jungwirth. She has also gained practical experience in this field over many years - as dean, as university women's representative, as vice president of the HRK (German Rectors‘ Conference) and WiSoFT (association of management and social science faculties) and as president of the University of Passau. Linking theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of governance in such a way that the abstract topic becomes tangible for society is the mission of the chair's research and teaching activities.
The main topics of the chair are:
- Professionalisation of university management
- Efficiency and effectiveness of regional economic development
- Women in leadership positions
Methodologically, it integrates different research methods and strategies (conceptual-theoretical, quantitative-large-scale, qualitative-case-study-based) in order to contribute to the current societal discussion and to provide suggestions for improving the societal situation. We understand empirical social research as a practice-oriented science and work intensively with practice partners.