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Winfried Weber is a professor of management at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences where he was directing the Mannheim Institute of Applied Management Research (2011-2023). He is a consultant, author and keynote speaker and a member of various boards.

Winfried Weber holds a doctorate in Management/Economics from the University of Witten-Herdecke/Reinhard-Mohn-Chair for Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Social Evolution. He holds a diploma in andragogy and politics from the University of Bremen.

For more than 35 years he worked as a manager, consultant, training manager, social entrepreneur, and lecturer. 

His research topics are management and governance (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 / monozukuri (since 2007), comparison of East-Asian and German management (research and 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). Winfried was a keynote speaker and offered workshops in Europe, US, Japan, China and Korea.


Honorary Positions:

Winfried Weber is the founding president of a non-profit management network: The Peter F. Drucker Society of Mannheim e.V. since 2009 and whose aim is to strengthen the leadership in the for-profit, public and nonprofit sector.
At their annual "Purpose Summit" experts and managers discuss the new realities in government and politics, in economy and business, in society and world view.



Winfried W. Weber
Die Purpose-Wirtschaft.
Management als Balance
zwischen Gewinn
und Gemeinwohl

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