Publishing specialised information

FIR publishes a variety of specialised information in various media formats. 

  • Further publications with FIR participation
    FIR is also involved in the production of publications outside the FIR publishing house. A selection you will find here.
  • FIR-Annual book 2020 (German)
    The Annual book gives a overview of the diversity of our projects and activites. It is addressed primarily to the reference groups of the FIR.
    You can browse the yearbook online as a flipping book or download it as a PDF file.
  • Subject Library
    Our books are archived in a reference stock, which remains present in the house, but cannot be borrowed externally.
    Nevertheless, there is the possibility to share our literature - via copies/scans, weekend loans etc.
    If you need a book from the FIR stock, please contact us via email to: The library team, consisting of Simone Suchan and Astrid Peters, will be happy to help you.
    In addition to the FIR holdings, you can find other publications related to RWTH in the RWTH University Library.
  • Theses
    The special feature of the doctorate at FIR is its practical orientation. In addition to the high scientific standards, FIR employees are given the opportunity to carry out professional activities in a modern research and consulting house. In addition to their scientific knowledge, they thus acquire practical know-how.
    In order for you to benefit from this knowledge, we provide you with all available dissertations here:
    All dissertations of FIR employees can be viewed in the FIR library.
    The dissertations as of May 2010 (not quite complete) as well as further reports of the FIR are published in the "Schriftenreihe Rationalisierung" by Apprimus-Verlag.
    The dissertations from October 1997 to April 2010 are published in the "Schriftenreihe Rationalisierung" by Shaker-Verlag.
  • Scientific publications of our employees
    Our employees regularly publish articles in professional journals. You can find the publications on the staff pages of the respective authors.
  • Single volumes
    FIR is involved in the creation of numerous specialist books. The books can be assigned to the specialist areas of business transformation, service management, information management and production management.