The Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe is being enabled by the Editorial Board, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and its Commission for Social and Economic History in Munich, and by the publishing house Mohr-Siebeck in Tübingen. The various responsibilities are distributed among these three institutions.
The editing of single volumes of the Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe is decentralized. The volume editors chosen by the Editorial Board employ academic staff and assistants for editing and researching the texts. This work is carried out at branch offices located in a number of university departments: at Düsseldorf (with Frankfurt/Oder), Heidelberg and Munich. Munich houses both a branch office and the general editing office of the Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe within the Commission for Social and Economic History.