Niklas Bergmann

Short Profile

Niklas Bergmann is an external doctoral candidate at HSBA within the department of Finance & Accounting. Starting in October 2021, he is supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Prigge. For his dissertation, Mr. Bergmann conducts research on family businesses, focusing on the intersection towards Finance. Apart from the substantial economic relevance of family firms in general, especially the proximity towards the entrepreneurial reality of family firms provides many interesting starting points for relevant research.

After finishing his undergraduate studies in cooperation with the automotive supplier Continental AG in Hanover, Niklas Bergmann took part in the Global Management & Governance program at HSBA from 2018 to 2021. During this time, Mr. Bergmann was able to publish two peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of maritime decarbonization and sustainable finance.

Mr. Bergmann continues to work for Continental AG as a Credit Manager in the automotive supplier’s Finance and Treasury team. In this role, he deals with various topics at the intersection of credit risks, working capital management as well as data analytics and IT.

Research Areas

  • Family firms
  • Finance