Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen
Dr. Friedrich Glauner combines interdisciplinary research expertise on the drivers of human and institutional action with many years of entrepreneurial practice at the interface of business and knowledge transfer. As a Permanent Fellow in the field of research at the Global Ethic Institute, he has developed the “Value Cockpit” for the management of organisational cultures and the “Tübingen Model for Sustainable ‘Ethicological’ Management”. This model combines the ethical principles of successful cooperation with the ecological principles of symbiotic exchange systems into a holistic approach in which more resources are created than are used and consumed at all levels of economic activity.
Prior to this, he worked for 18 years as an entrepreneur, managing director and manager in his own and owner-operated companies. Dr. Glauner has also taught at the TU and FU Berlin, the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel and the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he also teaches the Tübingen Model at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, Neubiberg, at the Weihenstephan-Triersdorf University of Applied Sciences and the Rottenburg University of Applied Forest Sciences, which has been awarded the title of the smallest university of excellence in Germany.
He studied philosophy in Berlin, Cologne and London, and as a Fulbright Scholar in Berkeley, specializing in epistemology, philosophy of language and philosophy of science, with economics, religious studies, history and semiotics as subsidiary subjects. As a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, he received his doctorate in Berlin in 1994.
At the Global Ethic Institute, Dr. Glauner holds seminars on ethical corporate governance and sustainable business models.