Faculty

Our lecturers have a scientific background with many years of relevant training experience. They combine theoretical input with a strong focus on practical implementation.

Strategic Management & Technology

[Translate to English:] Portrait von Florian Bauer

Florian Bauer holds the Sir Roland Smith Chair in Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School. He examines sustainable corporate development and organizational transformation processes, particularly mergers and acquisitions. He is also editor-in-chief of M&A Review and co-founder of MADiscover GmbH (digitization of M&A screening).

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[Translate to English:] Foto Martin Friesl

Martin Friesl is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Bamberg, Professor of Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR). His research focuses on strategic renewal, strategy implementation, and the development and replication of organizational capabilities.

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[Translate to English:] Foto Wolfgang Güttel

​Wolfgang H. Güttel is a university professor for human resources and corporate management at the Institute for Management Sciences and Dean of the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) at the TU Vienna. His research is dedicated to the topics of leadership, strategy & change management. Previously, he was head of the Institute for Leadership and Change Management at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and Co-managing director of the LIMAK Austrian Business School.

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[Translate to English:] Portrait von Ann Christine Schulz

Ann-Christine Schulz is research coordinator and senior researcher at the Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy (IDS). She previously worked as a Junior Professor for corporate strategy at the Free University of Berlin and as a visiting researcher at UC Irvine and WU Vienna. Her research interests lie in the areas of restructuring, acquisitions and management compensation.

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[Translate to English:] Walter Schwaiger

Walter Schwaiger is Chairman of the Institute of Management Sciences and Professor at the TU Wien. He studied business administration at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Innsbruck, where he habilitated in 1999. His teaching and research interests include IFRS Financial Management: Investment and Financing, Cost and Performance Accounting, Controlling as well as Enterprise Risk Management and IT-based Management Systems.

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Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch holds the Chair of Management and Organization and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Research at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt | Or. His research focuses on strategic heuristics and communication in organizations, organizational creativity, path dependence and the strategic development of emerging markets (e.g. start-ups).

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Digital Transformation & Change Management

[Translate to English:] Portrait Dr. Dr. Sebastian Eschenbach

Sebastian Eschenbach studied business informatics and business psychology. He has worked in management consulting, market research, and the automotive and beverage industries. He is currently setting up the Digital Economy Department at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences. His research and teaching focus on strategic management issues in the context of digital transformation.

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[Translate to English:] Prof. Michael Filzmoser

​Michael Filzmoser is an associated professor in the research area of ergonomics and organization at the Institute for Management Sciences at the TU Vienna and vice dean of studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. His research includes simulation, negotiation and organizational theory (analysis and design of coordination processes linked to digitalization and automation).

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[Translate to English:] Univ.Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Güttel

Wolfgang H. Güttel is university professor for human resources and corporate management at the Institute for Management Sciences, Dean of the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) at the Vienna University of Technology. His research is dedicated to the topics of leadership, strategy & change management. Previously, he was head of the institute for leadership and change management at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and co-managing director of the LIMAK Austrian Business School.

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​Arne Keller is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Management Sciences at the TU Vienna. His research interests lie at the interface of strategic management, organizational theory and innovation management, in particular dynamics of organizational competencies, strategic reactions to technological changes, organizational inertia, ambidexterity and the management of strategic alliances.

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[Translate to English:] Foto Walter Mayrhofer

Walter Mayrhofer is Head of Research and Professor at FHWien der WKW as well as Head of Research Center Digital Economy. Before that, he was head of research at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland and Fraunhofer Austria as well as managing director of FTI Burgenland GmbH and the Danube University Krems.

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Hilda Tellioğlu is a professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, head of research area, dean of studies for computer science at TU Wien, academic director of the center. Her research focus is on computer supported cooperative work, coordination work and change management, design thinking and digital transformation.

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Foto Doris Weyer

Doris Weyer is founder and managing partner of the medium-sized consulting company hrdiamonds. She has been successfully active on the market in various industries for 12 years and has been based in organizational development and HR management for 20 years. Her focus is on supporting (agile) transformation processes, training and coaching of executives taking into account "new work" approaches, development of agile learning architectures and processes. She is a university lecturer and winner of various awards such as the most women- and family-friendly company in Vienna. 

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Innovation, Digitalization & Entrepreneurship

[Translate to English:] Foto Doris Agneter

Doris Agneter has been CEO at 'N.vest Unternehmensfinanzierungen des Landes NÖ GmbH' for 15 years. She received her doctorate in technical sciences in 1990 and previously graduated from the TU Wien with a degree in engineering. Doris Agneter is also CEO of Tecnet Equity and NÖBEG and Advisory Board of EIT Manufacturing. In 2018, she won the Female Investor Award as Fund Manager of the Year.

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[Translate to English:] Prof.Dr. Jörg Freiling

Jörg Freiling is Full Professor at the University of Bremen, Faculty for Business Studies and Economics, LEMEX Chair in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He graduated in Business & Economics at Bochum University and holds a PhD in Business & Economics as well as a second doctorate (habilitation) from Bochum University. His research focuses transnational entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurial support systems, competence-based management, and business model innovations.

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Heimo Hammer

Heimo Hammer is founder and managing director of kraftwerk, an agency for communication and co-founder of Next One GmbH.
Previously, he worked in marketing at Siemens, among others, and maintains numerous speaking engagements at the WU Vienna, the WIFI Institute and the Fast Forward Forum, among others. From 2018 to 2020, he was a board member of the Content Marketing Forum.

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[Translate to English:] Dr. Renate Kratochvil

Renate Kratochvil is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at BI Norwegian Business School, in Oslo. She conducts research on strategy formulation, strategic change and received her PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from WU Vienna in 2018. Renate Kratochvil taught at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and previously at WU Vienna from 2014-2017. She is the winner of numerous awards, such as the Best PhD Proposal 2016 award from the European International Business Academy.

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Stefan Kreppel has been Head of Open Innovation at P21st at Palfinger AG since 2018. He is a lecturer at TU Vienna and TU Graz (Innovation, Design Thinking, Business Model, Finance), start-up mentor and coach, speaker, inventor in innovation fields. In 2014, he was nominated as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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[Translate to English:] Foto Stefan Piëch

Dr. Stefan Piëch is CEO and main shareholder of the listed media company Your Family Entertainment AG. After studying film and media studies, business administration and Japanese studies in Scotland and California, he earned his doctorate at the University of Klagenfurt. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed training courses in entrepreneurship, digital transformation and innovation leadership. Dr. Piëch is a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG Austria, SEAT S.A. and TTTech Computertechnik AG, Vienna.

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[Translate to English:] Foto Philipp Smole

Philipp Smole has been Vice President Corporate Incubator P21st at Palfinger AG since 2018.
He studied Technical Physics at the TU Wien and consequently received his PhD in Solid State Physics in 2004. Prior to his position at Palfinger AG, he worked as Technical Lead New Value Spaces at Philips. Philipp Smole holds numerous patents and has various lecturing activities in connection with his fields of activity.

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Risk Management & Corporate Finance

Gernot Kreiger has more than 25 years of banking experience in sales in leading positions in several Austrian banks. He has a degree in banking and finance and is an internationally certified project manager. Gernot Kreiger has many years of experience in supporting freelancers, corporate clients and top private clients as well as over 20 years of seminar and teaching experience.  He has numerous teaching assignments at domestic and foreign technical colleges and universities, international training experience in Africa and Asia. In addition to his work in a bank, he is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna, TU Wien, Donau Universität, HTW Dresden and a faculty member of the Retail Banking Academy in London.

Dale Lehman is a professor of business analytics at Loras College in Iowa. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Rochester and has taught and researched at numerous universities, including Alaska Pacific University and Fort Lewis College. He has also served as director of MBA programs at Alaska Pacific University and held industry positions at Bell Communications Research and SBC. He has a special interest in applying data analytics to problems in health care, natural resources, telecommunications and information, and finance.

Walter Mayrhofer has been appointed FH professor in January 2021, he has been Head of Research at the university of applied sciences since October 2020, and is thus responsible for its entire research agendas. He also serves as Head of Research Center Digital Economy. 

He studied electrical engineering as well as business administration, law and economics at TU Wien, engineering management at the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed an MBA program at Danube University Krems.

Between 2017 and 2020 Walter Mayrhofer worked as a research associate at the TU Wien and prior to that as Head of Research at FH Burgenland and Fraunhofer Austria, and as Managing Director of FTI Burgenland GmbH, Forschung Burgenland GmbH and “die angewandte” Continuing Education GmbH, the continuing education institution of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Danube University Krems.

Tatiana Miazhynskaia works as a Risk Controller in the Market and Liquidity Risk Modeling department at Erste Group Bank AG. She has an academic background in Applied Mathematics and received her PhD from the University of Vienna in 2004. In addition, Tatiana Miazhynskaia teaches at the FH of BFI Vienna and has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience at the university and years of practical experience in banking and finance.

[Translate to English:] Foto Werner Seebacher

Werner Seebacher has been managing director of the management consultancy Seebacher Unternehmensberatung GmbH since 2000. He studied economics and law at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, where he also earned his PhD. For many years, Werner Seebacher has been teaching at various universities of applied sciences and universities, specializing in the topics of "Applied Business Administration" or "Applied Accounting", as well as "Applied Controlling" or "Applied Corporate Planning".

In 2009, the Seebacher Method ®, which he created, was developed: He has a teaching method, with the help of which the central interrelationships in corporate accounting can be taught in a simple form.

  

Walter Schwaiger is Chairman of the Institute of Management Sciences and Professor at the TU Wien.

He studied business administration at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Innsbruck, where he habilitated in 1999.
His teaching and research interests include IFRS Financial Management: Investment and Financing, Cost and Performance Accounting, Controlling as well as Enterprise Risk Management and IT-based Management Systems.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Fazel Ansari

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Fazel Ansari is Full Professor of Data-driven Maintenance Management and head of research group Production and Maintenance Management at the TU Vienna. He is also head of Strategic Projects at Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Center for Sustainable Production and Logistics. He teaches in the areas of production information management, knowledge management 4.0, knowledge-based maintenance and Industry 4.0.

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Dr. Robert Glawar

DI Robert Glawar, PhD ist Prozessmanager Digitalisierung & Lean Management bei der Voestalpine Steel & Service Center GmbH. Er war leitender Forscher und Gruppenleiter für Produktionsoptimierung und Instandhaltungsmanagement bei der Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich Produktions- und Anlagenmanagement – Analyse, Optimierung und Umsetzung von Prozessen mit Schwerpunkt Wartungsplanung.

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Jesko Hermann

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.(FH), Dipl.-Ing.(BA) Jesko Hermann is Managing Director and Director Projects at Bertrandt Technologie GmbH, which specializes in digitalization, autonomous driving, connectivity and e-mobility. Mr. Jesko was responsible for vehicle development projects worth millions in Europe as well as the engineering departments for the entire body development, e-mobility and production planning, the laboratory and test centers for these engineering disciplines and business development for the Asian region.

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    Prof. Vera Hummel

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Hummel is a professor at Reutling University, Germany. Her research and teaching focuses on industrial engineering, work design, production and work systems, engineering management in production, plant planning, manufacturing ergonomics, changeable corporate structure - Stuttgart corporate model, quality management and business excellence, and much more.

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    Lukas Lingitz

    Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Lingitz is a senior researcher and group leader for production planning and order management at Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. He conducts research in the area of production planning and control - with a focus on processes, systems and the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence. He led numerous industry-funded projects, such as the digitalization of production planning, control and order processing.

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    Prof. Daniel Palm

    Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Daniel Palm is professor of logistics and supply chain management at Reutlingen University and head of the Fraunhofer project group for production and logistics management in Vienna. His research topics are logistics planning and supply structures, supply chain management, production management, Corporate, production and logistics networks, IT systems in supply chain management, e-business.

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    Dr. techn. Martin Riester

    Dr. techn. Martin Riester is head of the “Logistics and Supply Chain Management” business area at the Fraunhofer Institute. As part of his work, Martin Riester has carried out numerous industrial and research projects to optimize logistics processes and structures. He focuses primarily on strategic logistics.

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    DI Marco Schlimpert

    Dipl.-Ing. Schlimpert is an international expert for business transformation in mechanical engineering, the automotive and chemical industries in the areas of operations, procurement and supply chain management and leads the development of business and purchasing strategies as well as their sustainable implementation. In his current role at Lenzing, he implements an outstanding performance improvement program.

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    Dr. Alexander Schloske is a senior expert in the Sustainable Production and Quality Management department and has been part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Engineering and Automation IPA since 1989. He has extensive teaching experience at the universities in Stuttgart, Vienna, Reutlingen and Hamburg.

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    Dr. Andreas Schumacher

    Dr. Schumacher currently serves as Chief Digital Officer at VTU Group, an international engineering company, and oversees the company-wide digitalization strategy. He previously worked at Fraunhofer Austria and researched the practical effects of industrial digitalization and Industry 4.0. He has published numerous publications in the areas of strategy and operations research.

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    Klaus Schmid

    Ing. Klaus Schmid is an executive, consultant, coach and lecturer with more than 20 years of experience in operational and strategic management functions at C-level for national and international companies in the areas of automotive, e-mobility, renewable energies, financial services, trade and telecommunications.

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    Prof. Wilfried Sihn

    Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing.Dipl.Wirtsch.-Ing.Prof.eh.Dr.h.c. Wilfried Sihn is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Institute for Management Sciences at the TU Wien and former Managing Director of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. He has been working in applied research for over 30 years and is involved in more than 300 industrial projects. His current focus is on the implementation of Industry 4.0 concepts, such as smart maintenance.

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    Dipl.-Ing. Tanja Zigart

    Dipl.-Ing. Tanja Zigart arbeitet als Wissenschaftlerin im Forschungsbereich Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion an der TU Wien. Ihr Kernforschungsthema ist die multikriterielle Bewertung industrieller Assistenzsysteme.  Sie arbeitete zuvor als Lean-Programmmanagerin in einem globalen MedTech-Unternehmen und leitete lokale und internationale Projekte im Operations-Bereich. Since November 2023 she is a Strategy Consultant at Accenture.

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    Mobility Transformation

    Prof. Peter Hofmann ist ein Experte im Bereich Verbrennungskraftmaschinen spezialisiert und Professor im Bereich Hybridfahrzeuge und Alternative Antriebssysteme.  Er koordiniert Industrieprojekte am Institut für Fahrzeugantriebe und Automobiltechnik der TU Wien und ist wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Kompetenznetzwerkes Antriebssysteme der Zukunft.

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    Mag. (FH) Christina Hubin, M.A.

    Mag. (FH) Christina Hubin, M.A. leitet den Bereich Research & Development bei Upstream – next level mobility GmbH (ein Tochterunternehmen der Wiener Stadtwerke und Wiener Linien) und erprobt prototypische Technologien und Services für die zukünftige Mobilität.  Zuvor arbeitete sie bei den Wiener Linien im Controlling und verantwortete zahlreiche Projekte im Bereich Digitale Optimierung und Logistik.

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    Dipl.-Ing. David Knapp ist Unternehmensinhaber des Ingenieurbüros für Verkehrswesen und Verkehrswirtschaft. Er war Senior Expert für das Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung und Wohnen und den Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) GmbH und war Lehrgangsbeauftragter für kommunale Mobilität an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.

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    Dr. Micahel Nöst, MBA

    Dr. Michael Nöst verfügt über mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im Automobil- und F&E-Beratungsbereich und war in verschiedenen Positionen als Forscher (Institut für ICE & Thermodynamik) und Manager (BMW, AVL-List, EFKON AG) tätig. Er ist Gründer und Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung von IESTA, einem außeruniversitären Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitut. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Publikationen in den Bereichen Antriebsentwicklung und nachhaltiger Energie- & Transportanwendungen.

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    jürge Rudolf

    Jürgen Rudolf verantwortet das Projekt SmartCargo für die Rail Cargo Austria und ist Spezialist für digitale Anwendungen im Bereich der Mobilität. In über 20 Jahre hat er enormes Fachwissen in Bezug auf Fleet Management Lösungen, elektronische Maut, Enforcement Systeme, City Access und elektronische Parkraumbewirtschaftung.

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    Prof. Sebastian Schlund

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schlund ist seit 2017 BMK-Stiftungsprofessor für Industrie 4.0 an der Technischen Universität Wien und leitet dort den Forschungsbereich Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion am Institut für Managementwissenschaften (IMW). Zusätzlich ist er Geschäftsführer Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH.

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    Dr. Peter Schöggl

    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Peter Schöggl ist Vice President der AVL List GmbH und ist Vice President des Business Field Racing. Seit 2011 ist er CEO von der der österreichischen Fahrzeug- und Motorakustik GmbH. Er unterrichtet „Autonomous Driving and Alternative Vehicles“ an der TU Wien  und „High Performance and Race Engines“ und „Racing Engines“ an der TU Graz.

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    Dr. Sandra Stein

    Dr. Sandra Stein leitet den Bereich Forschung bei der Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Transportlogistik, insbes. Physical Internet, kollaborative Transportnetzwerke, integrierte Transport- und Produktionsplanung, FTI in der Logistik, Logistik-Cluster, die sich in einer Vielzahl an Publikationen widerspiegeln. Sie leitet diverse öffentlich geförderte Projekte, wie z.B. das österreichische Mobilitäts-Leitprojekt „PhysICAL - Physical Internet through cooperative Austrian Logistics“.

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    Mag. Marlene Suntinger ist Koordinatorin im Mobilitätslabor mit Schwerpunkt Innovation am Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung. Sie ist als Vortragende bei den Salzburger Medienfrauen der Stadt Salzburg tätig und war an zahlreichen Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekten wie der „SimpliCity“ und der „Haltestelle 4.0“ tätig,  zum Teil in Kooperation mit nahmhaften Mobilitätsunternehmen gearbeitet.

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    The above faculty represent a selection of our lecturers.