Faculty of Business Administration

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Torsten Gonschorek

Professorship Management of Medium-Sized Enterprises

 


 

Professorship

The professorship of Management of Medium-Sized Enterprises is responsible for teaching in the following subjects

  • Management in Medium-Sized Enterprises - Leadership and Management (Bachelor)
  • Corporate Management in Medium-Sized Enterprises - Commercial Control (Bachelor)
  • Operational and Strategic Controlling for Medium-Sized Enterprises (Master)
  • Financial Management and Financing in Medium-Sized Enterprises (Master)
  • Risk and Crisis Management in Medium-Sized Enterprises (Master)
  • Strategic Business Simulation (Master)
  • Introduction to Production Management (Bachelor)

The professorship's courses are offered in the Bachelor's degree programmes in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and Management, International Business as well as in the Master's degree programmes in Management of Medium-Sized Enterprises, Industrial Engineering and Management.

Particular focal points/special areas in teaching are the examination of the specific requirements of corporate management of medium-sized companies.

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Torsten Gonschorek

responsible person for Master "Management of SMEs"

Response times:
Wednesday, 26.06.24, 10-11 a.m.

Room Z606 or online, Link: https://webroom.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de/gl/tor-jzw-5l3-0zh

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Torsten Gonschorek

General topic suggestions for a thesis


Below you will find possible topics for theses. The topics are to be understood as examples and can also be used to develop your own questions. If you have your own, differing ideas on the topics listed, you can discuss them together. To do so, please contact Prof. Torsten Gonschorek.


MASTER -  Themes

  • Market and competition analyses for a start-up project in the field of sustainable resource use (application-oriented work with practice partner)
  • Family governance - influence of non-active family members on the management of family businesses (meta-analysis of empirical studies) (research-oriented work)
  • Investigation of the market for early warning systems as an element of the risk management system of medium-sized companies (research-oriented work)
  • The new pre-insolvency restructuring procedure - analysis of the consequences for business practice (research-oriented thesis)
  • Development of an Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Dashboard (research-oriented work with practice partne

BACHELOR - Themes

  • Market and competition analyses for a start-up project in the field of sustainable resource use (application-oriented work with practice partner)
  • Recording sustainability aspects in the accounting of medium-sized companies (sustainability accounting) (research-oriented work with practice partner)
  • Investigation of the market for early warning systems as an element of the risk management system of medium-sized enterprises (research-oriented work)
  • Further development of the marketing concept for the marketing of further education offers (application-oriented work with practice partner)

Vita

  • Since 2009 Professorship at the HTW Dresden
  • Since 2004 Management consultant for medium-sized companies
  • 2004-2008 Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Technical University of Dresden (Chair of Prof. Dr. Thomas Günther) on the topic of factors influencing the application of value-based management in German SMEs
  • 2006 4-month stay abroad at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA)
  • 2001-2003 BOREAS GmbH, Dresden - Commercial Manager
  • 1999-2001 SÜDOST WOBA GmbH, Dresden - Head of Finance Department
  • 1997-1999 SÜDOST WOBA GmbH, Dresden - Group Manager Finance
  • 1995-1997 HYPO-Bank, Dresden - Credit officer
  • 1990-1995 Studied business administration at the Technical University of Dresden

Interests

The research/interest focus of the Chair of Management of SMEs is on the topic of corporate management in SMEs, especially in the areas of financing, controlling and strategic management, business start-ups and business succession as well as risk and crisis management.

Since 2013, the professorship has accompanied the "Saxon Milestone" competition (prize for successful company succession) with a scientific evaluation of the submitted applications, which is organised by Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen GmbH / Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH under the patronage of the Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport. (www.saechsischer-meilenstein.de)

Prof. Gonschorek is responsible for the cooperation with Ellipsis Gesellschaft für Unternehmensentwicklung mbH, Dresden, in the framework of which further education courses certified by HTW Dresden have been held since 2013. (www.ellipsis.de/ellipsis-campus/lehrgaenge/)

Prof. Gonschorek gives lectures on the aforementioned research/interest areas and advises companies on these topics.

Organised by Prof. Gonschorek, excursions and practitioner lectures regularly take place in the courses, e.g. excursions to Dr. Doerr Feinkost GmbH & Co. KG, Dresden or to LAKOWA GmbH, Sohland/Spree.

Further information on research projects and publications

Research Information System

Summer semester 2024

  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 4. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 6. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 4. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 4. semester in the reinforcement "Vertiefungsmodule"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 4. semester in the reinforcement "Vertiefungsmodule"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 4. semester in the reinforcement "Vertiefungsmodule BWL"
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W75 - International Management
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 1. semester
Module in Modulux

Winter semester 2024/25

  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W71 - Business Administration
    in the 5. semester in the reinforcement "Vertiefungsmodule"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 5. semester in the reinforcement "Vertiefungsmodule BWL"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W74 - International Business
    in the 3. semester in the reinforcement "Vertiefungsmodule"
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme M52 - Vehicle Engineering
    in the 7. semester in the field of study "Nutzfahrzeugtechnik (MF-Nfz)"
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme M52 - Vehicle Engineering
    in the 7. semester in the field of study "Kraftfahrzeugtechnik (MF-Kfz)"
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W76 - Management of small and mid-sized companies/family firms
    in the 2. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W78 - International Management (4 sem)
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory module in the study programme W79 - German Business Culture and International Management
    in the 1. semester
  • Compulsory elective module in the study programme W72 - Business Administration and Engineering
    in the 2. semester
Module in Modulux