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Winfried Weber is a professor of management at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences where he is directing the Mannheim Institute of Applied Management Research (MiM). He is a consultant, author and keynote speaker and a member of various boards.

Winfried Weber was awarded a PhD in Management/Economics at University of Witten-Herdecke/Reinhard-Mohn-Chair for Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Social Evolution. He earned a diploma in andragogy and politics at the University of Bremen.

For more than 30 years he worked as a manager, consultant, training manager, social entrepreneur, and lecturer. 

His research topics are management (since 1988), globalization (since 1990), managing global Mittelstand companies / "Mighty Minnows" / Hidden Champions (since 1991), management thinkers / philosophy (since 1991), models of self-organization (since 1998), similarities and differences in managing the for-profit, public and non-profit sectors (since 1991), entrepreneurship (in social and industrial sectors, since 1986/1991), lean management / lean production (since 2007), comparison of East-Asian and German management - research, networks (focus: China, Japan, South-Korea - since 2007).

In addition to his scientific publications, Winfried Weber writes for various newspapers and media, including Frankfurter Allgemeine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Brandeins, BBC, Chosun (Seoul), Hankyoreh (Seoul), Forbes Korea, Civilization and Management (Tokyo) and the Arabian Post (Dubai).


Honorary Positions:

Winfried Weber is the president of a non-profit management network: The Peter F. Drucker Society of Mannheim e.V. which he founded in 2009 and whose aim is to strengthen the leadership in the for-profit, public and nonprofit sector in Germany.




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