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Publishing specialised information

The FIR publishes a variety of specialised information in various media formats. Some of the FIR media are:

FIR-Annual book

The publication gives a overview of tge diversity of our porjekcts and activities. It is addressed primarily to the reference groups of the FIR.

Doctoral theses

FIR employees’ theses can be consulted in the FIR’s library. Since October 1997, most of these theses and other FIR reports have been published by Shaker Verlag in a series called “Rationalisierung”.


The PAS is a publicly available specification that describes products, systems or services by defining characteristics and requirements. Its big advantage is that it can be published much faster than a standard, since it does not require the full consensus of all interested parties. Therefore it is possible to meet market requirements by closing the gap between industrial and consensus-based standardisation. Jointly with  Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), FIR has already published numerous PAS.

Reference books

FIR is involved in the publication of several reference books in the fields of service management, information management and product management.

Marktspiegel Business Software

The FIR and the FIR spin-off Trovarit jointly publish the “Marktspiegel Business Software”. It offers an overview of the market of business software for special application areas and is based on regular analyses carried out by the FIR.

Contact Person

Quack van Wersch, Julia
Telephone: +49 241 47705-158


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