A method becomes business practice as soon as it is effectively and efficiently used by an organisation on a regular basis. At the moment, algorithms based on neural networks are in this stage of technology diffusion. This is because neural networks work behind the websites that translate themselves automatically, behind the facial recognition in the legitimation check or behind the computer voices in the call centres that can react in context. The research programme "Artificial Intelligence from an Economic Perspective" aims to accompany this development scientifically.
Economics deals with companies, markets and countries. Specific operational questions about AI relate to production, marketing, management accountig, financing and, last but not least, the influence on a company's business model. The diffusion of AI into individual sectors, such as the energy and water sector, is also examined. From an economic point of view, the focus is on the effects on the labour market, economic policy and social issues.
The research programme was founded on 1 October 2020 and now has a network of 15 professors at the Institute of Economics.
Accompanying the research programme "Artificial Intelligence from an economic perspective", a conference on the topic of AI from an economic perspective will take place at the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences in Mülheim an der Ruhr in March 2023.
Further information can be found in the call for papers on the homepage.
The first issue of the January 2021 newsletter deals with the topic of Corona and AI.
The second issue of the newsletter from May 2021 is about AI and regulation.
The 2021 federal election and AI is the topic of the third issue of the September 2021 newsletter.
The fourth issue of the newsletter, published in February 2022, is dedicated to the topic of Machine Programming.
Visual Intelligence and its impact is the subject of the fifth issue of the June 2022 newsletter.
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Bönner
General Business Administration, in particular Investment and Financing
Prof. Dr. Christian Cornelissen
Technical Project Management
Prof. Dr. Arne Eimuth
Vice President of Innovations in Studies | General Business Administration, in particular Internal Accounting
Prof. Dr. Olga Hördt
General Business Administration (focus: Organisation, Human Resources, Corporate Management)
Prof. Dr. Isabel Lausberg
General Business Administration and Management Accounting / Internal Accounting
Prof. Dr. Jutta Lommatzsch
Dean Faculty 2 | Business Law
Prof. Dr. Christian Müller-Roterberg
Head of study programme: Business Administration (M. A.) | General Business Administration, in particular Technology and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Mark Oelmann
Head of study programme: Energy and Water Management | Infrastructure and Networks
Prof. Dr. Karla Ohler-Martins
Teaching: Industrial Service
Prof. Dr. Ellen Roemer
Head of study programme: Business Administration - International Trade Management & Logistics | Market Research, International Marketing
Prof. Dr. Michael Römmich
Prof. Dr. Simone Roth
Marketing and International Marketing
Prof. Dr. Sonja Schade
General Business Administration, in particular Logistics
Prof. Dr. Julia Kristin Thalmann-Ulshöfer
General Business Administration, in particular Trade & E-Ecommerce
Prof. Dr. Michael Vogelsang
Fundamentals of Economics (incl. quantitative methods) as well as Practice of International Management
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the two heads of the research programme
Prof. Dr. Isabel Lausberg and Prof. Dr. Michael Vogelsang