The Center for Banking Studies is based in Munich and is part of the Research Center for Financial Services at the Steinbeis University Berlin. It has its research focus in analysing the field of banking. In the context of this research focus, several studies and papers have been published within the last few years. The objective of the Center for Banking Studies is to develop the banking market through scientific investigations. The Center for Banking studies is therefore supposed to build a bridge between the academic research and practically useful experiences. Directors of the institute are Professor Dr. Jens Kleine, Professor for financial services at the Steinbeis-University Berlin, and Professor Markus Venzin, Professor for strategic management at the university L. Bocconi in Milan. Furthermore the team consists of several research and graduate assistants.

Topics of special interest for the Center for Banking Studies are:

    • Development of the European and German banking market

    • Consumer/ regulator/ provider trends

    • Future of banking: Sustainability as a trend in the banking market

    • Competitive analyses

    • Possibilities to enhance customer proximity

    • Challenges in sales and sales control