Research Cooperations

The Center for Sports and Management cooperates with several prestigious institutes all over the world. Learn more about our partners in research.


The National Center for Econometric Research (NCER) was founded in July 2006 in Brisbane, Australia. It is a research organisation dedicated to enhancing econometric research and to disseminating the outcomes to policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. This research embraces all forms of econometrics, including the development of new methodologies, estimating quantitative models of economic and financial behaviour, assessing the effects of public policy and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals. Prof. Dr. Benno Torgler leads the sportometrics program within NCER, which focuses on econometric analysis of data in sports. Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt is research fellow of the sportometrics program at NCER.

NCER Website

The Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA) was founded by Prof. Dr. Dr. hc mult. Bruno S. Frey, Reiner Eichenberger (University of Fribourg), René L. Frey (University of Basel) and Margit Osterloh (University of Zurich) to promote scientific research in economics, management and the arts, based on the rational choice approach and on insights from the neighboring social sciences (in particular psychology, sociology and law). Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt is a research fellow at CREMA.

CREMA Website

Harvard Business School - Digital Initiative

Chairholder Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt cooperates closely with various professors at Harvard Business School (HBS) in Boston and is part of the Digital Initiative, which studies the digital transformation of the economy, and seeks to shape it by equipping leaders and engaging our community with cutting-edge research. As a think/do start-up at Harvard Business School, D/I brings together leading scholars and practitioners to explore the re-invention of business in a digital, networked, and media-rich environment.

Among other things, Prof. Schmidt also published the Harvard Case "Die Mannschaft - How Germany Won the 2014 FIFA World Cup" together with Prof. Boris Groysberg and the Business Case "TSG Hoffenheim - Football in the Age of Analytics" together with Prof. Karim R. Lakhani and Prof. Feng Zhu.

HBS Website HBS Digital Initiative