Karl Leitl Partnership Awards

The 13th annual Karl Leitl Partnership Awards were presented in recognition of outstanding academic work.

Photo credit: Leitl-Werke
Photo credit: Leitl-Werke

The 13th annual Karl Leitl Partnership Awards were presented in recognition of outstanding academic work in the area of company partnerships. Four academic papers and five individuals were presented with awards.

The Karl Leitl Partnership Award aims to provide academic support to realize partnership ideas in business. Topics such as distributive justice, employee participation, and responsible corporate governance are addressed. The topics of the submitted papers spanned a broad field of subject areas. Ilse Leiter initiated the awards named after the awards founder of the same name.

Cooperation with the JKU Linz

The call and awards were presented by the Institute for Industrial Relations at the Johannes Kepler University Linz together with the Research Institute for Banking.

Ceremony at the Bank Austria

This year’s awards ceremony took place at the Bank Austria in Linz at the invitation of the family as well as the Leitl company, the JKU Linz, and Bank Austria. Following the opening remarks by Günter Gruber (Deputy Director of Corporate Clients in Upper Austria, Bank Austria), Christoph Leitl (President of the European Economic Chamber), spoke about the award’s objectives. Friedrich Schneider (JKU) held a presentation titled “Die Bedeutung des “neuen„ Modells der Mitarbeiterbeteiligung der Firma Leitl aus volkswirtschaftlicher Sicht”.

Awards were then presented to the authors of four winning Diploma degree theses. The awards, also accompanied with prize money, were presented by Friedrich Schneider, Christoph Leitl and Elisabeth Dreer (Research Institute for Banking).

The Award Winners

Scientific Publications

Prof. Erik G. Hansen (Institute for Integrated Quality Design) / Prof. Stefan Schaltegger (Leuphana University Lüneburg): “The Sustainability Balanced Scorecard: A Systematic Review of Architectures"

Dissertation / PhD

Melanie Wiener: “Open Foresight und Unternehmenskultur – Organisationskulturelle Voraussetzungen für die Zukunftsfähigkeit von Unternehmen” written at the Institute for Strategic Management under the supervision of Prof. Franz Strehl and Prof. Harry Boer (Aalborg University).

Master’s/Diploma Degree Theses:

  • Selina Baier (SoWi): Höhere Verteilungsgerechtigkeit in Österreich durch Mitarbeiterbeteiligungsmodelle
  • Stefanie Hauser (SoWi): Corporate Social Responsibility und Shareholder