Prof. Dr. Bernhard H. Vollmar
Professor of General Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurship and Finance
After vocational training and activity as as a Bank Business Management Assistant (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen), Bernhard H. Vollmar studied Business Administration at the Georg-August University Göttingen. Following his studies (from which he graduated as a Diplom Kaufmann), he was employed, for several years, as a consultant and research associate for an international management company. During his employment as a research assistant at the Institute of Banking and Finance (IfBG, Department of Business Finance and Banking Management) at the Georg-August University Göttingen, he gained his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) with a study focusing on basic theory ("Trust and construction of realities – implications for economic theorizing").
After that, he became a research assistant at the Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg. In addition to foundation-specific teaching and research (including acquisition of third-party funding), he acted as an adviser for business starters and was involved in network activity at the interface between university and business, as part of the EXIST-III project "North-West Business Plan", among other things. In parallel, he was employed as the managing director of VentureLab Oldenburg e.V., the business starter centre for young and start-up companies. He contributes his management expertise to an innovative start-up company as co-founder, co-shareholder and managing director.
He carries out teaching contracts at the University of Vechta and Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, and acts as a referee for international entrepreneurship journals and conferences. In the context of his Habilitation project in the Faculty of Business Sciences at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, he is examining the topic area "Management, decision-making and communicative constitution of actual organisational practice".
In October 2009, he accepted the offer of a professorship in General Business Administration, specialising in Entrepreneurship, at the PFH Göttingen, and has since been responsible for practically oriented teaching and research and innovative practice-based projects relating specifically to business start-ups, focusing on both young and established companies. Since the spring of 2010, he has been head of the ZE Centre for Entrepreneurship.