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Research and development: socioeconomically and scientifically based

Key information

  • Founded: 2006
  • Location: Leipzig
  • Permanent staff: 79 permanently employed members of staff (status: 2017/18)
  • Professional expertise: economic science (business administration, political economics); politics and social sciences
  • Language competences: English, French, Spanish, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Tamil, Czech, Tunisian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian as well as Arabic, Hindi, Italian, Dutch and Slovak

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Thorsten Posselt

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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Posselt

Institute Director

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-100

Fax +49 341 231039-190

Diana Worms

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Dr. Diana Worms

Head of the Institute Director's Team

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-165

Fax +49 341 231039-9165

Marija Radic

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Dr. Marija Radic

Head of Research Division: Corporate Development in International Competition

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-124

Fax +49 341 231039-9124

Steffen Preissler

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Dr. rer. pol. Steffen Preissler

Head of Research Division: Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-121

Fax +49 341 231039-9121

Dirk Böttner-Langolf

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Dirk Böttner-Langolf

Spokesperson, Head of Marketing and Communication Division

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-250

Fax +49 341 231039-9250

Aron Geißler

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Aron Geißler

Head of Administation

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-109

Fax +49 341 231039-9109

The economy, science, politics and society are becoming increasingly internationalized, and the interdependencies between these sectors are growing. The Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy focuses on the fundamental change processes in a globalized world. Some significant trends are the worldwide development towards a knowledge economy, the global shift in generating value creation and the growing realization of the need to promote sustainable development at a regional and international level. From the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy point of view, these are the challenges of the future.

The institute provides its clients and customers from the economy, science and politics with support in meeting these challenges successfully. Analyses are compiled, and recommended procedures developed. Political structures, economic constitutions and systems, as well as structural conditions –  such as the infrastructure and human capital – are examined as to the extent to which they can stand their ground in the competition for internationalized value creation processes.

In order for companies to have constant access to the latest knowledge, and in order for this knowledge to be processed quickly and used independently of the location, the institute supports the transfer of knowledge from science to the economy. For individual companies and/or sectors, the ability to absorb innovations is additionally analyzed and the development and realization of economic sustainability strategies supported.