Academic Initiative in Management and Entrepreneurship

Research at the pulse of time: We work on the megatrends of the present.

By connecting management, business informatics, engineering, and psychology, Economics and Law we unite disciplinary strengths into a unique interdisciplinary profile of individual, organizational, technological, and societal perspectives that shed light on the intersections of management and technology. In doing so, we pioneer understandings of and solutions to the core challenges of our time, such the digitalization, demographic change, and climate change.

Our research themes

We explore the intersection of management and technology through research that revolves around three themes.


We see entrepreneurship as a key competence to identify, seize and create opportunities that challenge existing and often unquestioned structures through unconventional thinking and critical reflection. Entrepreneurship is often seen as a driver of innovation and progress, and is an area of moving beyond the status quo to more digital and sustainable practices in business and society. In this sense, we see entrepreneurship as a way to create economic, environmental or social value.

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Students in conversation

Digital Transformation

As a mega-topic in business and society, we are dedicated to questions around the digital transformation in the areas of BigData, Internet of Things, and Social Media, investigating changing use habits, resource-saving potentials for increasing efficiency, and automation options. Among others, this orientation is reflected in ongoing research projects on Digit@l Entrepreneurship, E-Mental Health, E-Business, E-Commerce, Online Marketing, Knowledge Management and E-Learning.

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Digital learning

Sustainable and responsible Management

We explore and promote ways to operate and use management and technology in more sustainable and responsible ways. Among other things, we explore psychological and organizational success factors for sustainable behavior and decision-making, draw attention to social entrepreneurship as a driver for sustainable and responsible management, shed light on ethical concerns related to digital technologies, and gain an understanding of more sustainable production and use of materials.

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Walk in the biotope

Our research centers

Our research centers are vibrant communities of scholars who combine their disciplinary perspectives to shed light on the School of Management and Technology’s key research themes.

Research Center for Entrepreneurship

At the Research Center for Entrepreneurship, we develop understandings of and foster entrepreneurship as an engine of change in business and society. We do so as a team of internationally renowned and prolific researchers who are interested in the details that ignite the engine and keep it going, as well as the general picture of the role tthat entrepreneurship plays in society.

To the Research Center for Entrepreneurship (RCE)

Research Center for Digital Transformation

At the Research Center for Digital Transformation, we address the challenges of digitalization in business and society. We do so by bringing together disciplinary strengths in management, business informatics, engineering, and psychology. In our research projects, we collaborate with regional, national, and international partners to create knowledge that is practically relevant.

To the Research Center for Digital Transformation 

The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Values (YCSB)

The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Values (YCSB) is an inter- and transdisciplinary center at Leuphana University Lüneburg. It is part of a network of 82 Yunus Centres around the world inspired and supported by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. The YCSB at Leuphana University was founded in 2019 on the initiative of Prof. Günther Strunk, Dominique Dauster, Manouchehr Shamsrizi and Prof. Markus Reihlen.

To the Yunus Centre


We publish our research in the leading journals of our fields. Explore our publications here