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Dr. Stephan Leixnering

Phone: +43-1-313 36 -4938

Biographical Sketch

  • 2008: Master's Degree in Business (Mag. rer.soc.oec.), major in Public Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

  • 2008-2010: Doctorand, WU Vienna, Institute for Economic and Social History, Philosophy-Group (Prof. Gabriele M. Mras)

  • 2010: Ph.D. in Social and Economic Sciences (Dr. rer.soc.oec.), major in Philosophy, WU Vienna

  • 2010-2013: Assistant Professor, WU Vienna, Institute for Public Management & Governance (Prof. Renate E. Meyer)

  • 2013-15: Assistant Professor, WU Vienna, Institute for Organization Studies (Prof. Renate E. Meyer)

  • 2014: Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, SCANCOR (Prof. Sarah A. Soule)

  • 2015-current: Senior Scientist, WU Vienna, Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance (Prof. Renate E. Meyer)

  • 2016-current: Guest Lecturer, Leibniz University Hanover, Interdisciplinary Institute for Work and Employment Studies (Prof. A. Haunschild)

  • Vice President of the Austrian Association of Organization and Management (ÖVO); Vice President of Wiener Hilfswerk; Honorary Member of the Globart

Research Profile

Stephan Leixnering’s research focuses on the governance and organization of the public sector. He also works on the emergence of organizational forms and ethical aspects of organization and management. His current research covers collaborative city governance, issues of public corporate governance, the effectiveness of public auditing, and joined-up government on the local level. Other projects are on the institutionalization of the corporation as a legal form, public interest-oriented organizational forms, public sector executive identities and the morality of organizations.

Research Interests

Governance and organization of the public sector and cities; collaborative governance; emergence of organizational forms; ethical aspects of organization and management

Selected Publications and Research Projects

A comprehensive list of research projects in which Stephan Leixnering is involved as well as a list of his publications can be found in the FIDES documentation.


  • SBWL Organisation II: Organisationsanalyse und -gestaltung

  • SBWL Organisation III: Die "gute" Organisation

  • SBWL Organisation V: Die "gute" Organisation

  • SBWL Public und Nonprofit Management: Konzepte und Instrumente des Public und Nonprofit Management

  • SBWL Public und Nonprofit Management: Public Corporate Governance

  • SBWL: Public Management I: Public Governance: Konzepte und Theorien der Steuerung öffentlicher und Nonprofit Organisationen

  • SBWL: Public Management IV: Projekt- und Methodenseminar

  • ZuWi II: Dimensionen "guter" Corporate Governance

  • Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens

  • Masterarbeit Coaching

  • Masterarbeit Defensio

  • Diplomand/inn/en-Seminar

  • Elective Public Management: Public Management I - Public Corporate Governance

  • Kompetenzfeld: Steuerung und Management von öffentlichen und Non-Profit-Organisationen

  • Wahlfach: Public Management

  • Thesis seminar: How to write a thesis