[Translate to English:] Prof. Wolfgang Güttel, Copyright Fernanda Nigro

Univ.Prof. MMag. Dr.Wolfgang Güttel

Leader of the Leadership and Strategy - Research Group

Department of Human Resources and Business Management | Institute of Management Sciences
Dean TU Wien  Academy for Continuing Education 
Getreidemarkt 9
A-1060 Vienna (Austria)

Phone: +43.664.605887700 (mobile)

E-Mail: wolfgang.guettel@tuwien.ac.at

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae 

Wolfgang H. Güttel is a Full Professor of Leadership & Strategy at the Institute of Management Science at the TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology; Austria) and Dean of the TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education. His main field of research concerns leadership, strategic change, and learning in the context of newly emerging technologies in complex and dynamically evolving environments. His work has been published in various academic books and journals such as Long Range Planning, Strategic Organization, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Human Relations, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership, Management Learning, International Journal of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Schmalenbach Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Research or Austrian Management Review. He is also engaged in executive education and consulting to advise leaders, firms, and public organizations on managing strategic change. His executive teaching focuses on leadership, team development, organization, strategy, and change management. His academic career includes roles as Dean and Managing Director of the JKU Management School LIMAK (Linz International Management Academy) between 2011 and 2015, Professor at the Universities of Linz (Austria), Kassel, and Hamburg (Germany), Research Fellow at the Universities of Liverpool (United Kingdom) and Padua (Italy) and Assistant Professor at the WU Vienna (Austria). Before embarking upon his academic career, he acted as Management Consultant at Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart (Germany), at Diebold Management Consulting in Vienna (Austria), and founded his consultancy Güttel Management Consulting, Training, & Research in Vienna (Austria).

Education

2008: Habilitation in Business Administration, WU Vienna
2002: Doctorate of Social and Economic Sciences, WU Vienna
1997: Diploma in Political Science, University of Vienna
1995: Diploma in Business Administration, WU Vienna

Academic Appointments

Since 2020: Full Professor, Institute of Management Science, TU Wien
Since 2020: Dean of the Academy for Continuing Education, TU Wien

2019-2020: Dean of the Business School, JKU Linz
2016-2017: Visiting Professor (25%), Institute of Management, University of Geneva
2016: Visiting Professor, Institute of Human Resource Management, Ruhr-University Bochum
2009-2020: Full Professor, Institute of Leadership & Change Management, JKU Linz
2009: Full Professor, Institute of Human Resource & Change Management, Kassel University
2009: Dean of the Kassel International Management School (KIMS), Kassel University
2008-2009: Full Professor (Temporary), Institute of Strategy & Organization, Hamburg University
2007: Research Fellow (Part-Time), Management School & Advanced Institute of Management Research, University of Liverpool
2007-2008: Full Professor (Temporary), Institute of Organization &Human Resource Management, Kassel University
2007-2009: Research Fellow (Part-Time), Institute of Industrial Engineering, Padua University
2002-2006: Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Resource Management, WU Wien
1999-2002: Assistant Professor (Part-Time), Institute of Management Consulting Research, University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt

Business Experience

Güttel Management Consulting, Research, & Training (Vienna; Austria)

  • Founder & Managing Partner (since 1999)

LIMAK Austrian Business School/Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria)

  • Academic Director of the Global Executive MBA (2012-2020)
  • Academic Director for the Leadership courses (since 2012)
  • Academic Director of the Digital Transformation & Change Management MBA (2012-2020)
  • Dean & Managing Director (2011-2015)

Diebold Consulting - DaimlerChrysler (Vienna; Austria)

  • Consultant (1998 - 1999)

Daimler-Benz (Stuttgart; Germany)

  • Consultant (1997 - 1998)

Research

Das Hauptforschungsgebiet ist Führung, strategischer Wandel und Lernen im Zusammenhang mit neu entstehenden Technologien in komplexen und sich dynamisch entwickelnden Umgebungen. Mein Forschungsinteresse ist geprägt von der Wechselwirkung zwischen Stabilität und Wandel. Ungewissheit, Komplexität und Mehrdeutigkeit kennzeichnen die gegenwärtige Situation in vielen Märkten und Volkswirtschaften. Mit anderen Worten: Unternehmen und Führungskräfte müssen den Wandel erleichtern oder Stabilität in einem sich disruptiv verändernden Umfeld erreichen. Die Untersuchung des Entwicklungspfads von Organisationen mit ihren eingebetteten organisatorischen Routinen und Regelsystemen - manchmal über Jahrzehnte hinweg - wirft ein Licht auf die Dynamik zwischen der Nutzung vorhandener Fähigkeiten und der Erleichterung der Erkundung, um neue Fähigkeiten zu schaffen. Im Laufe der Organisationsentwicklung müssen Unternehmen stets ein angemessenes Gleichgewicht zwischen den widersprüchlichen Anforderungen von kurzfristiger Effizienz und Innovationsfähigkeit finden, was als Ambidexterität bezeichnet wird. HRM und Führung tragen wesentlich dazu bei, das Gleichgewicht zwischen Exploration und Exploitation zu finden. In meiner Forschung konzentriere ich mich daher auf das dynamische Zusammenspiel von Strategie, Organisation, HRM und Führung. Bislang wissen wir jedoch nur wenig über die Rolle der Regelsysteme von Organisationen (formale Regeln, soziale Normen und soziale Konventionen, die organisatorische Routinen darstellen) und die Entscheidungsheuristiken von Führungskräften, die organisatorische Entwicklungsprozesse in unvorhersehbaren Märkten steuern. Wir verwenden die Verhaltenstheorie des Unternehmens als theoretische Grundlage. Die meisten unserer Studien basieren auf Fallstudien, die eine längsschnittliche Prozessperspektive mit dem Ziel der Theorieentwicklung einnehmen.

Selected Publications

Hansen, N. K., Güttel, W. H., & Swart, J. (2019). HR in dynamic environments: Exploitative, exploratory and ambidextrous HR architectures. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(4), 648-679, https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1270985, opens an external URL in a new window.

Müller, B., Konlechner, S. W., Güttel, W. H., & Link, K. (2019). The Emperor's new clothes: How dealing with failure prevents cultural change. Organizational Dynamics, 48(4), 1-7, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2018.08.003, opens an external URL in a new window.

Konlechner, S. W., Latzke, M., Güttel, W. H., & Höfferer, E. (2019). Prospective sensemaking during planned change interventions: A comparison of two hospital units. Human Relations, 72(4), 706-732, https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726718773157, opens an external URL in a new window.

Konlechner, S. W., Müller, B., & Güttel, W. H. (2018). A dynamic capabilities perspective on managing technology: A review, framework, and research agenda. International Journal of Technology Management, 76(3-4), 188-213, https://doi.org/10.1504/ijtm.2018.10012460, opens an external URL in a new window.

Garaus, C., Furtmüller, G., & Güttel, W. H. (2016). The hidden power of small rewards: The effects of insufficient external rewards on autonomous motivation to learn. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 15, 45-59, https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2012.0284, opens an external URL in a new window.

Garaus, C., Güttel, W. H., Konlechner, S. W., Koprax, I., Lackner, H., Link, K., & Müller, B. (2016). Bridging knowledge in ambidextrous HRM systems: Empirical evidence from hidden champions. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27, 355-381, https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2015.1045007, opens an external URL in a new window.

Müller-Seitz, G., & Güttel, W. H. (2014). Towards a choreography of congregating – a practice-based perspective on organizational absorptive capacity in a semiconductor industry consortium. Management Learning, 45, 477-497, https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507613497323, opens an external URL in a new window.

Vogel, R., & Güttel, W. H. (2013). The dynamic capability view in strategic management: A bibliometric review. International Journal of Management Review, 15, 426-446, https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12000, opens an external URL in a new window.

Filippini, R., Güttel, W. H., & Nosella, A. (2012). Ambidexterity and the evolution of KM initiatives. Journal of Business Research, 65(3), 317-324, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.04.003, opens an external URL in a new window.

Güttel, W. H., & Konlechner, S. W. (2009). Continuously hanging by a thread: Managing contextually ambidextrous organizations. Schmalenbach Business Review, 71(2/09), 150-172, https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03396782, opens an external URL in a new window.

Affiliations

  • Austrian Academy of Management & Leadership (AAML): Founder & Chairman
  • Strategie-Kompetenz-Management (SKM)/Competences-Strategy-Management (CSM): Governing Team Member
  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB): WK Organisation, WK Personal & WK Strategisches Management
  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)
  • Schmalenbach Gesellschaft
  • German University Association: Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)