The field of research “transformation of economy and society” studies the ecological, social and economic frame conditions of regional development and transformation processes and planning instruments to control them. This includes
- the analysis of social and economic frame conditions of regional development and planning (in developing and transformation countries as well as in industrialized countries),
- the development and assessment of development paradigms and concepts from a regional perspective,
- the systematik analysis of interactions of social and ecnomomic systems including their natural environment.