The Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF) emerged in 1987 from the Schmalenbach working group "Innovative Unternehmensgründung" to promote the idea of entrepreneurial independence and entrepreneurial action. Today, the FGF is the leading scientific association for start-up research, education and policy in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The aim of the Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung is the "promotion of research, teaching and transfer on the subject of business start-ups". The FGF makes an important contribution to the infrastructure for academic research and teaching in the still young field of entrepreneurship. It sees itself as a network node and takes on a coordinating role in entrepreneurship research and teaching. Mr. Witt was president of the FGF from 2009-2015.

The Journal of Business Economics (JBE) is one of the oldest journals in business economics. It was founded in 1924 by Fritz Schmidt and continued by Wilhelm Kalveram, Erich Gutenberg and Horst Albach. Today, it is edited by 14 university professors who serve as Department Editors. The Editorial Board includes well-known personalities from the university and business practice. The subject representatives come from the USA, Japan and Europe. The JBE aims to stimulate research in the field of business administration and to contribute to the dissemination and application of its results. It emphasizes the unity of the subject; it wants to counteract narrow and one-sided specialization in business administration. The journal serves the exchange of ideas between science and business practice. It aims to draw the attention of business administration researchers to important business administration problems in practice and to stimulate them with suggestions from business practice. Mr. Witt is the JBE Department Editor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

Journal of Business Economic

The Wuppertal Institute, founded in 1991, researches and develops guiding principles, strategies and instruments for transitions to sustainable development at regional, national and international level. The focus is on resource, climate and energy challenges in their interactions with economy and society. The analysis and induction of innovations for the decoupling of nature consumption and wealth development are a focus of his research. The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is a non-profit limited liability company whose sole owner is the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Wuppertal Institute cooperates with a large number of universities and institutes in Germany and abroad. Formal collaborations exist with the University of Tehran (CEERS) in Iran, with the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing, with the University of Osnabrück and the University of Wuppertal. With the aim of exploiting synergies at the Wuppertal site, cooperation with Bergische Universität is particularly intensive. Mr. Witt cooperates with the Wuppertal Institute in various research projects on the energy industry.

Wuppertal Institute for Climate Research

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