Andreas Suchanek

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Andreas Suchanek (born August 12, 1961 in Stadthagen ) is a German economic and corporate ethicist and one of the best-known students of the business ethicist Karl Homann .

He is both an economist and an economic and corporate ethicist. As an academic student of the business ethicist Karl Homann, he co-founded and shaped the approaches of institutional economics to business ethics, which today not only play an important role at universities and international business schools, but also in business, politics and social coexistence.


Andreas Suchanek studied economics at the Universities of Kiel and Göttingen before becoming a Dr. rer. pole. received his doctorate summa cum laude from the private University of Witten / Herdecke . The habilitation took place in 1999 at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt with the thesis Normative Environmental Economics . In 1999 he then took over the representation of the chair for economic and business ethics of the economic science faculty of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt from Karl Homann , who took over the chair for philosophy and economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In 2004 he was appointed to the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (formerly Leipzig Graduate School of Management ). Since then he has the Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Business and Business Ethics.

In addition to his teaching and research activities at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Andreas Suchanek has been a member of the board of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics since 2005 , which deals in particular with the topics of "Building Global Cooperation" and corporate responsibility , as globalization , world economy and competition should be designed to serve all people. This requires general principles that enable peace, justice and prosperity in a global society that is growing together. Since 2013 he has been chairman of the center's foundation, the founder of which was the former US ambassador. D. Andrew Young and Secretary of State a. D. Hans-Dietrich Genscher are. The founding idea of ​​the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics is based on the principle of Hans-Dietrich Genscher: Winners vs. losers - that's not how the new world order should be. Everybody should have their share of the winning side. In affirming the interests of others lies a chance for oneself. As scientific director, Andreas Suchanek is responsible for the further development of the theoretical foundations of the Wittenberg Center in order to further anchor this guiding principle in society. Well-known companies and organizations as well as personalities from politics, business, churches, culture and science support the work of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics.

As an expert in questions of corporate responsibility, Andreas Suchanek advises well-known and internationally active companies from various sectors of the economy.


Suchanek's main research areas are: economic and corporate ethics, sustainability , trust and credibility management. His approach can be characterized as "economic ethics" or interaction ethics. At the center of this approach are questions about the conditions that enable social cooperation, what members of society can legitimately expect from one another and why it is sensible for the individual to meet the legitimate expectations of others. The economically reformulated golden rule emerges as an imperative : Invest in the conditions of social cooperation for mutual benefit.

As a member of the core team of the HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management , he developed a “Leipzig management model” together with Manfred Kirchgeorg , Timo Meynhardt , Andreas Pinkwart and Henning Zülch .

Offices and memberships

  • Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics
  • Working group for business ethics and business culture of the German Society for Philosophy
  • Member of the German Network for Business Ethics (DNWE)
  • Member of the Association for Social Policy
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the CSSA (Chemical Social Partner Academy)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Berlin Demography Forum (until 2017)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Professional Association of Compliance Managers (BCM)
  • Member of the jury for the prize for business ethics of the German Network for Business Ethics

Publications books

Other publications

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Business and Business Ethics ( Memento of the original from June 26, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics
  3. ^ Meynhardt, Timo, Pinkwart, Andreas, Suchanek, Andreas, Zülch, Henning: The Leipzig leadership model: Leading and contributing. Ed .: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. 3rd, verb. Edition. HHL Academic Press, Leipzig 2019, ISBN 978-3-9818509-5-6 .
  4. ^ List of members of the Working Group on Economic Philosophy and Ethics