Legal notice according to §5 Telemediengesetz (Germany)

FIR (Institute for Industrial Management) at RWTH Aachen University
Campus-Boulevard 55
52074 Aachen

Telephone: +49 241 47705-0

Fax: +49 241 47705-199

The FIR is represented at this point by:

Professor Wolfgang Boos, MBA, Managing director and responsible for content

Authorized Representative of the Board:

Dipl.-Ing. Ingo Kufferath-Kaßner (Chair)

Contact person regarding this publication server:

The Publication and Media Services Team at FIR, represented by Simone Suchan


USt-Id-Nr.: DE 121 684 389

Registry court: Amtsgericht Aachen, register number VR1191

Legal remarks on the form of organisation:

The FIR at RWTH Aachen University is a scientific research facility of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia that is run in the legal form of a of a registered association (eingetragener Verein, e. V.; FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen).

Legal remarks on liability:

The FIR at RWTH Aachen University endeavours to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and up-to-date. That having been said, errors and points that are unclear cannot be ruled out entirely. That is why the Institute does not guarantee the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Unless it is demonstrably guilty of either deliberate intent or gross negligence the Institute accepts no liability for material or immaterial damage arising directly or indirectly from the use or non-use of the information supplied or from the use of inaccurate or incomplete information. The Institute reserves the right to change, add to, delete or cease publication temporarily or permanently of the entire website or parts thereof and to do so without notice.

References to "external content" resulting from direct or indirect links to other providers are suitably indicated. The Institute has no influence on "external content" and does not endorse it in any way. The Institute is not positively aware of illegal or offensive content on linked pages. Should linked pages contain anything illegal or offensive, however, the Institute expressly dissociates itself from any such content.

Terms of Use:

The texts published on the publication server of the FIR at RWTH Aachen University can be used according to the open content license indicated in each individual document. For figures and photos different rules may partly apply; please refer to the relevant license information. As far as a document does not include a reference to an open content license, the copyright law shall apply. According to the copyright law, it is allowed to copy, e.g. print or digitally store texts for personal scientific or private use. Quotations may be made from texts in accordance with the rules of citation law (§ 51 UrhG Germany). Depending on the need for use, the Urheberrechts-Wissensgesellschafts-Gesetz (UrhWissG Germany) must also be observed. Copyright law does not permit the works to be distributed, made publicly available or commercially exploited without the individual consent of the author, unless an open content license regulates further use and exploitation accordingly. In case of doubt, the consent of the rights holder must be obtained.