Management theorists” are people who make a significant contribution to the development of management teaching, practice and institution by developing new methods, concepts, models and theories.

Typically, the work of successful “management theorists” is characterized by a high degree of innovation and an interest in the central challenges facing management practice at the time. The term “management theorist” expresses that the person’s work has made a significant contribution to the further development of management theory, which has attracted considerable resonance in academic teaching and business practice.

The terms “Management Thought Leader” and “Management Thinker” are used as synonyms. The word “Business Thinker” is also closely related in its meaning.

How to Cite

The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.