Leadership, Education, Personality: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Call for papers from the School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE)

The world is undergoing sweeping change – transcending society, the state, politics, the media, culture, and business. It’s times like this that leaders are needed who know how to lead themselves, organizations, and entire sections of society through this change. The sign of a good leader is that he or she possesses certain leadership qualities and skills, that they are committed in their entire being to the challenges posed by change. What can a community do to ensure that some of the people in that community are capable of leading and want to lead? An important answer to this question lies in education. The School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) at Steinbeis University is launching a regular scientific publication called the Open Access Journal. Produced by Springer, the specialist publisher from Wiesbaden, the journal aims to publish research findings on these topics. The editors are currently calling for articles for the first issue of the journal.

The journal will revolve around the fascinating topics (and sometimes conflicting interests) of “leadership, education, and personality” and it sees itself as a transdisciplinary, transfer-oriented platform for discussion in this area.

The journal is expressly looking for articles from all fields of science, since the real world of business functions beyond the boundaries of individual disciplines. The central terms of leadership, education, and personality are in themselves interdisciplinary – ubiquitous issues that can be defined neither by a specific term nor by a particular theory:

  • Leadership, education, and personality have no specific social or historical context. Leadership can be regarded as an interdisciplinary topic of research; it can be witnessed happening at any time and in any organization or community.
  • Leadership, education and personality have no direct link to a particular interest, aim, or method of acquiring knowledge. As a result, education is a topic that occupies teachers, scientists, philosophers, etc.
  • There is no defined way to interpret leadership, education, and personality, nor how these areas should be looked at as a topic of research. Personality is an interdisciplinary object of research; it may have a certain aura about it, but it can be interpreted in a number of ways.

The journal is open to articles in German or English from all areas of societal interest. This is because new insights should not just be transferred from science into business practice, but also the other way around. It is therefore hoped that published scientific articles will be written by the representatives of business, politics, the religious community, and society in general. The editors would also welcome different types of methodological approaches, i.e. analytical models, interviewbased studies, hypothetical case studies, and descriptive or empirical analyses.


Liane Windisch
SIBE Scientific Projects GmbH (Herrenberg)