Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ

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The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ is a research, teaching and practice transfer institution of Zeppelin University. Its main topics relate to the work on the theory of Relational Economics and in particular to:


  • the governance of value-adding networks,
  • questions of business and leadership ethics and corporate culture,
  • the conditions for success of transcultural cooperation,
  • management innovation from East and South Asia, as well as
  • the economic/social conditions and consequences of disruptive technologies.

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Research Areas

To contribute to its mission and realize its vision, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ focuses on four core topics.

Foundations of Relational Economics

Relational Economics is a political economy of the governance of economic transactions of modern societies. The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ engages in this topic in various ways, thus making it accessible to students, researchers and organisations.

The Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership, guided by Prof Dr Josef Wieland, supervises the topic of Relational Economics. Current focal areas are Relational Leadership, Transcultural Management, Corporate Governance and Shared Value Creation.

Contact

Wieland, Josef
Wieland, Josef Prof Dr

Director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ, Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership

Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

Engaging in the field of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics, the Leadership Excellence Institute | LEIZ takes up the topic intensively. Students, researchers and organisations are given access to this using various formats.

The Chair of Economic Psychology, led by Prof Dr Carmen Tanner, supervises the fields of Business Psychology and Leadership Ethics. Current focal areas are Behavioural Business Ethics, Corporate Culture, Moral Intelligence and (Dis)Honesty.

Contact

Tanner, Carmen
Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr

Vice director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ, Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics


Leadership and Innovation in Asia

Not only is more than half of the world's population concentrated in Asia, but also an ever-increasing share of global value creation. Cooperation with companies from China, Japan and Korea, but increasingly also from Southeast Asia, has become a central part of the globalization strategy of companies from the DACH region. These need to be rethought in many companies due to recent phenomena such as the New Silk Road, the COVID pandemic and political narratives of decoupling in the local discourse.


The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ has esablished a resaerch focus on East and Southeast Asia that specifically deals with ideas about leadership, innovation and management in companies and issues of promoting innovation in the region.

Leadership in Asia | source: shutterstock

The research focus makes knowledge about transcultural leadership in Asian contexts accessible to a broader audience through its own research, events for science and business practice, and debate contributions in public discourse.

Contact

Niedenführ, Matthias
Niedenführ, Matthias Dr

Head, Research Focus  "Leadership and Innovation in Asia"

Senior Research Fellow LEIZ


Transcultural Management

This focus area deals with the conditions for success of transcultural cooperation and leadership in contexts of cultural complexity. Multi-year research, innovative teaching formats and transfer projects continuously develop and are implemented and networked on the Transcultural Caravan platform. The Transcultural Caravan is a hub for global thinking, exchange, learning and networking. 

Caravan | Photo Credit: Pixabay
Caravan | Photo Credit: Pixabay

Initiated and conducted by the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ under the direction of Prof Dr Josef Wieland, the Caravan’s overarching goal is to tackle questions on a new type of leadership and ability to cooperate across cultural and disciplinary borders. To realise this, a wide range of different formats is implemented.

Contact

Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica
Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica Dr rer pol
Institute Manager | LEIZ
Research Fellow | Team Scientific Direction LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2265
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63

Governance of Disruptive Technologies

Being confronted with technological advances disrupting the status quo, a paradigm shift on how to deal with the concomitting changes can be observed. The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ builds on this by its work on the Governance of Disruptive Technologies in the Lake Constance region.


This work is channelled by the The Lake Constance Innovation Cluster Digital Transformation | BIC. It is based on the conviction that the Lake Constance region, as one of the most innovative technology regions in Europe, has extensive explicit and implicit knowledge about the framework conditions, consequences and, above all, opportunities in the context of the digital transformation. The BIC brings together research institutions, technology companies and other relevant stakeholders in the region.

Lake Constance Innovation Cluster Digital Transformation | Picture: Richard Behr
Lake Constance Innovation Cluster Digital Transformation | Picture: Richard Behr

The work of the BIC is based on empirical studies regarding the status, challenges and opportunities of digital transformation for companies in the Lake Constance region, which are conducted in biennial rhythm. Currentfocal areas of BIC are cybersecurity, digital sustainability management, lifelong learning and societal implications of artificial intelligence.

Contact

Wiesmüller, Sabine Dr rer pol

Head of the Innovation Laboratory
Lake Constance Innovation Cluster | BIC


Resources

Ranging from the Transcultural Management Book Series, the Leadership Log, to current Interviews, Podcasts and Articles: The activities of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ are also covered in media.

Transcultural Management Series

The Transcultural Management Series addresses questions of transcultural leadership, communication and management and benefits from the input of scholars, business people and young researchers from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania. LEIZ has made this series accessible for everyone as an Open Access publication.

all editions of the series

Transcultural Management Series – Volume 10 |

Sustainable Development Goals – Perspectives from Vietnam

(Jessica Geraldo Schwengber, Tobias Grünfelder, Josef Wieland (eds.) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 9 |

European Perspectives on the New Silk Roads – A Transcultural Approach (Josef Wieland | Matthias Niedenführ | Jessica Geraldo Schwengber (eds.)) Full text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 8 |

European Relational Societies – Best Practice for Civil Society Cooperation

(Josef Wieland, Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Jessica Geraldo Schwengber, Julika Baumann Montecinos (eds.)) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 7 |

Relational Leadership – Case Studies from Brazil (Julika Baumann Montecinos, Jessica Geraldo Schwengber, Josef Wieland (eds.) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 6 | Brazilian Perspectives on Transcultural Leadership (Josef Wieland, Julika Baumann Montecinos (eds.) ) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 5 |

Transculturality and Community – Learning from the Hope Development Initiative in Uganda (Josef Wieland, Dominik Fischer (eds.)) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 4 |

Hybridity and Transculturality - Learning about the Case of Hong Kong (Josef Wieland, Ross Cheung, Julika Baumann Montecinos (eds.)) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 3 |

Sub-Saharan Perspectives on Transcultural Leadership (Josef Wieland | Julika Baumann Montecinos (eds.)) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 2 |

Transcultural Leadership and Transcultural Competence (Josef Wieland | Julika Baumann Montecinos (eds.)) Full Text


Transcultural Management Series – Volume 1 |

Transculturality – Leadership, Management and Governance (Josef Wieland | Karl Leisinger (eds.)) Full Text

Leadership Log

The “Leadership Log”: the track of research activities of the Institute’s two professorial chairs, its degree programmes, and its strategic goals.

ZU|Daily

ZU|Daily: The digital research showcase of Zeppelin University.

Interviews & Podcasts

Interviews & Podcasts: The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ as a discussant.


Partner Organizations

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The Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ was initiated and has since 2012 been most generously supported by the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG). The Foundation was established in 1998 by the industrialist and philanthropist Karl Schlecht who had led his concrete-pump manufacturer Putzmeister to global success. Karl Schlecht Foundation.


Furthermore, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ has been supported intensively by a wide range of sponsors. Supporting especially the work on Transcultural Management and the Governance of Disrupting Technologies, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ builds its work on valuable partners.

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Team

To fulfill its mission and realize its vision, the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ is driven by a strongly committed team.

Director of LEIZ and holder of the Chair of Institutional Economics

Wieland, Josef
Wieland, Josef Prof Dr
Vice President Teaching and Learning |
Director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2261
Room:FAB 3 | 1.55

Vice director of LEIZ and holder of the Chair of Economic Psychology and Leadership Ethics

Tanner, Carmen
Tanner, Carmen Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2271
Room:FAB 3 | 1.53

Institute Manager

Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica
Geraldo Schwengber, Jessica Dr rer pol
Institute Manager | LEIZ
Research Fellow | Team Scientific Direction LEIZ
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2265
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Wiesmüller, Sabine
Wiesmüller, Sabine Dr rer pol
Senior Research Fellow Shared Value & AI Governance | LEIZ
Managing Director Bodensee Innovationscluster Digitaler Wandel | BIC
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2267
Room:FAB 3 | 1.63
Witt, Nicole
Witt, Nicole Dr rer soc
Quality Management & Accreditation | Consultant for Organizational Development
Research Fellow
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2272
Room:FAB 3 | 1.67

Visiting Researchers

Baumann Montecinos, Julika Prof Dr | Research Fellow | julika.montecinos@zu.de


De Jongh, Derick | Visiting Researcher | derick.dejongh@up.ac.za


Heck, Andreas E.H. Dr oec | Visiting Researcher | andreas.heck@zu.de


Hellpap, Robert L. Dr soc | Visiting Researcher | rhellpap@soziologie.rwth-aachen.de


Kordesch, Ramona Dr theol | Visiting Researcher | ramona.kordesch@gmail.com

Junior Fellows


Werner, Said D. | Junior Fellow | saiddjamilwerner@icloud.com

LEIZ Advisory Board

Dr hc Ernst Susanek (Chairman)

Honorary Chairman of the ZU Foundation

Dietmar Kokott
Former Senior Vice President of BASF SE
Foundation’s board of trustees of Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics

Prof Dr Klaus Mühlhahn
President of Zeppelin University

Prof Dr Dr hc Klaus Leisinger
President of the Foundation Global Values Alliance

Dr Philipp Bocks
Executive Board Member of the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG)

Dr Norbert Copray
Philosopher and Theologian, Coach and Publicist

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