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Priv.Doz. Dr. Stephan Leixnering

Priv.Doz. Dr. Stephan LEIXNERING

Priv.Doz. Dr. Stephan LEIXNERING

Biographical Sketch

  • 2021–current: Deputy director, WU Vienna, Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance

  • 2021: Habilitation in business administration (Priv.Doz.), WU Vienna

  • 2016–current: Senior scientist, WU Vienna, Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance

  • 2013–2015: WU Vienna, Institute for Organization Studies

  • 2010–2013: WU Vienna, Institute for Public Management

  • 2010: Doctorate degree in social and economic sciences (Dr. rer.soc.oec.), WU Vienna

  • Visiting professor at Mines Paris-PSL, research fellow at Zeppelin University; former visiting fellow at Stanford University and guest lecturer at Leibniz University Hanover

  • Deputy chair of the Austrian Association of Organization and Management (ÖVO)

Stephan Leixnering

(c) The London School of Economics and Political Science

Research Interests

Stephan’s research focuses on issues of organizational governance, the emergence of organizational forms, and ethical aspects of organization and management. He studies the coordination of public sector entities, cross-sector collaboration, and the role of the common interest in private-sector corporate governance. Stephan’s research explores an array of topics and empirical settings such as the management of inter-organizational arrangements in the public sector, board composition and compensation, city resilience, collective decision-making in crises, the "twin transition" of digitaliztion and sustainability, the sharing economy, the purpose of corporations as well as gender diversity on boards. With an educational background in business administration and ethics, he seeks to combine a philosophical approach with a perspective on organization and management theory grounded in the social sciences.

In the Media

Stephan's recent media appearences include the following:

Stephan Leixnering

(c) Raimo Rumpler

Research and Publications

Recent scholarly publications include:

Recent popular-science publications include:

Recently published teaching material:

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 PURE documentation.

Editorial Activities

Stephan holds editorial positions in various journals:

Stephan Leixnering

(c) Leibniz University Hanover


Undergraduate and graduate courses at WU Vienna: