Management of Universal Basic Income Non-Government Organizations (MUBINGO)

Promoting the concept of unconditional basic income through effective management of UBINGOs: a research from the perspective of social innovation and social marketing.

The project aims at developing effective social marketing approaches for non-governmental organizations that have made the realization of an unconditional basic income (UBI) their mission. In a first step, based on approaches of social innovation research this study strives at identifying the drivers of the acceptance of the unconditional basic income (i.e., the acceptance perspective). In addition, preferences for different forms of the uncondi- tional basic income in different population groups will be estimated. In a second step, to increase acceptance and support among citizens MUBINGO strives at designing effective social marketing strategies (i.e., the implementation perspective).

Research Team

Prof. Dr. theol. Klaus Baumann
born 1963, studied theology in Freiburg (1983-85) and Rome (Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 1985-88) and received his ordination in 1989. 1989-1992 subsequent studies in psychology (1992 Lic. psych.); 1989-1993 psychotherapy training. 1992-1995 Teaching Assistant at Istituto di Psicologia, P.U. Gregoriana, Rome, and psychotherapeutic work ibid. 1993 STL (Lic. theol.) in moral theology, P.U. Gregoriana; 1996 STD (dissertation in theology) entitled „Das Unbewußte in der Freiheit. Ethische Handlungstheorie im interdisziplinären Gespräch“ (Analecta Gregoriana 270), Rome: Ed. PUG 1996, awarded with the „Premio Bellarmino 1996“. 1996-2002 pastoral care in Hinterzarten, Germany; 1996-2002 psychotherapeutic practice in Freiburg; 2003/04 Vice rector, Theological Faculty, Paderborn. Since 2004/05 Director, Department of Catholic Welfare Studies (Caritaswissenschaft), Institute of Practical Theology, University of Freiburg; 04/2008-02/2010 Assistant Dean, Theological Faculty; since 03/2010 Dean, Theological Faculty, University of Freiburg.
Founding director of the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS)
Lives in Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jörg Lindenmeier
2000-2004 Research assistant at the Chair of Marketing and Health Management (Prof. Dr. Dieter K. Tscheulin) at the University of Freiburg. Doctoral thesis on “Consequences of Yield Management for Customer Satisfaction: Conceptual Foundations and a Causal Analytical Consideration” (summa cum laude) and post-doctoral thesis on “Recent and Latest Developments in the Marketing of Profit-Oriented and Non-Profit-Oriented Companies: Considerations from the Perspective of (Consumer) Behavioral Research” (Venia Legendi for the subject Business Administration).
2012-2013 Professor for Health Care Management & Behavioral Economics at the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr and since 2013 Professor for Public and Non-Profit Management, in particular Corporate Governance and Ethics at the Universität of Freiburg. At hoc reviewer of numerous journals.
Lives in Lahr, Germany

Prof. Dr. Dieter K. Tscheulin
Studied Economics and Business Administration at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, and the Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany; stays abroad in Florence, Italy and Uppsala, Sweden, Junior Professor at the Université Notre-Dame de la Paix Namur, Belgium.
2008-2014 Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Freiburg. Teaching positions at numerous national and international universities. Director of the Chair, Department of Marketing and Health Management, University of Freiburg.
Lives in Lörrach, Germany

FRIBIS Team Coordinator

Franziska Leopold
Master of Science: Business Administration Public and Nonprofit Management, University of Freiburg. Worked as a research assistant at the Götz Werner Chair of Economic Policy and Constitutional Economic Theory at the University of Freiburg and at the Frauenhofer ISE Freiburg.
Lives in Freiburg, Germany


Transfer Team

Ronald Blaschke
is a graduate in education and phil., co-founder of the Basic Income Network Germany, the Federal Working Group on Basic Income in and at DIE LINKE Party, the European Network Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE).
He is co-editor of several books and author of numerous articles on basic income and related topics. He coordinated the European Citizens’ Initiative “Unconditional Basic Income Across the EU” at the EU and German levels.
Lives in Dresden, Germany

Karl-Heinz Blenk
describes himself as: Human, partner, father, friend. He is a founding member and board member of the BGE Allgäu e.V. and the “Better Place Organization” Common Good Society, registered association and a founding member of the German political party Basic Income Alliance. Professionally, he is a banker, organizational consultant and software developer.
Lives in Lauben near Kempten in the Allgäu, Germany

Joachim Winters
Studied law at the University of Freiburg, Germany, many years of self-employed commercial activity in various industries in external and in his own company.
Joachim Winters was project coordinator at the political party Basic Income Alliance and was a member of the Network Council of Network Basic Income Germany. He gives workshops on UBI and networks the topic with other socially relevant issues.
Lives in Göttingen, Germany