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Friday, June 23, 2017


79th Annual Meeting of the VHB

June 7-9, 2017

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Business Research




Official Open Access Journal

In 2008, the VHB has successfully established the open access journal ‘Business Research’. Business Research is a worldwide-accessible open electronic journal and publishes articles in five areas of business research: accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations and information systems.


Members of the VHB, as well as the general public, have free access to the Business Research website under All articles and supplemented material are hosted there for free download.


Every researcher is welcome to submit articles along with supplementary material under Please take note that only papers written in American English will be accepted. All manuscripts are subject to a double-blind review process designed to maintain the top quality of our published articles. Authors publishing in Business Research will be read worldwide and have their articles listed in international databases.



Editor in Chief

Sönke Albers, Hamburg



Department Editors

Accounting: Rainer Niemann, Graz

Finance: Engelbert Dockner, Wien

Management: Thomas Hutzschenreuter, Vallendar

Marketing: Sönke Albers, Hamburg

Operations and Information Systems: Stefan Minner, München