News 2016

20 December 2016

Prof. Reitzig will be on sabbatical during Summer Term 2017. Therefore, no Master Seminar and no KFK oral exam will be offered. 

 

16 December 2016

On 16 December, Helge Klapper successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Three Essays on Organizational Decision-Making". The entire Strategy Area congratulates Helge who will assume his new position as Assistant Professor in Rotterdam as of January 2017!

 

14 November 2016

We would like to announce our next Seminar in our Seminar series on Strategy and Organizational Studies in cooperation with WU Vienna.

Assistant Professor Giada Di Stefano will be presenting on Monday, 21 November 2016 from 1.15pm-2.45pm on the topic of "Making Experience Count: The Role of Reflection in Individual Learning" at meeting room 4.313 (4th floor) at Uni Wien, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna. 

Further information can be found here.

 

13 October 2016
Another article has been accepted for publication:
“Surrendering Control to Gain Advantage: Reconciling Openness and the Resource-based View of the Firm”, co-authored by Oliver Alexy (TU Munich), Joel West (KGI), Helge Klapper (Vienna), and Markus Reitzig (Vienna) will be forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal's Special Issue on "New Theory in Strategic Management".

 

12 October 2016

Our list of Master theses topics has been extended. More information can be found here.

 

13 September 2016

The Master Seminar will  not be offered in Summer term 2017.

Therefore, students studying the Core Subject Combination (KFK) Strategic Management who were going to complete their KFK by Summer term 2017 to remain within the standard period of study, may already attend the Seminar in Winter term 2016/17 even though they may still be missing prerequisite courses.

Alternatively, students may complete the Master Seminar in Winter term 2017/18.

 

08 August 2016

Markus Reitzig will give an invited presentation at the Workshop "Behavioural Strategy" on 17 September 2016 at this year's annual conference of the Strategic Management Society in Berlin.

 

07 August 2016

Five members of the Strategy Group participate in this year's annual meeting of the Academy of Management, where we also had a chance to catch up with several of our longstanding coauthors. From left to right:

Markus Reitzig (Vienna), Christian Schumacher (Vienna), Olav Sorenson (Yale), Helge Klapper (Vienna), Steffen Keck (Vienna), Tobias Kretschmer (Munich), Ramon Lecuona Torras (Duke), and Boris Maciejovsky (UC Riverside). Missing from the picture: Katharina Poetz (Vienna).

04 August

Markus Reitzig's TEDx talk on "How Hierarchies Help and Hamper us in Creating Great Organizations" is now available on the TEDx video pages.

01 August 2016

Inna Smirnova represents the Strategy Group at this year's Open and User Innovation workshop held at Harvard Business School (HBS).

 

30 July 2016

Helge Klapper presents joint work with Phanish PuranamBoris Maciejovsky, and Markus Reitzig on "The organization of strategic information aggregation processes" at this year's annual conference of the TOM society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

 

20 July 2016

The paper "Attracting High Performers to Non-Traditional Institutions: Comparing the Performance of Wikipedia Collectives" by Helge Klapper and Markus Reitzig has been accepted for presentation at this year's Special Conference of the Strategic Management Society in Hong Kong.

 

15 July 2016

Steffen Keck and Christian Schumacher received a research award by the Austrian Chambers of Commerce in Vienna for their project: "Viennese Global Leaders: Management experience abroad and firm success".

 

25 June 2016

On 25 June, Markus Reitzig gave a TEDx talk entitled "Organizations Aiming High" at the independently organized TEDx event at FH Kufstein.

The video of his presentation will become available for streaming later this summer.

 

15 June 2016

Click here to stream the video of Markus Reitzig's lecture at the Federation of Austrian Industries on 9 June 2016 on "Strategic Organizational Design".

 

23 May 2016

Find Markus Reitzig's  interview on "Is coordination without hierarchy possible?" (in German) in Der Standard.

 

11 May 2016

We would like to announce a forthcoming uniMind Lecture (9 June) by Markus Reitzig titled "Strategisches Organisationsdesign: Wie sich Unternehmungen strukturieren (sollten)" as part of the University meets Industry series.  Full details to be found here.

 

09 May 2016

Please find our current job call for a PhD position here. Applications are invited via this website:

http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at/en/applications/.

 

02 May 2016


We would like to announce our next Seminar in our Seminar series on Strategy and Organizational Studies in cooperation with WU Vienna.

Professor Linus DAHLANDER (ESMT Berlin) will be presenting on Thursday, 12 May 2016 from 12.00pm-1.30pm on the topic of "Benevolent Rejections: The Effect of Rejections on Engagement and Effectiveness in Crowdsourcing" at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Seminar room TC.4.04, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 

Further information can be found here.

 

18 April 2016


We would like to announce our next Seminar in our Seminar series on Strategy and Organizational Studies in cooperation with WU Vienna.

Professor Felipe Csaszar (University of Michigan's Ross School of Business) will be presenting on Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 12.15pm-1.45pm on the topic of "Individual and Organizational Antecedents of Strategic Foresight" at meeting room 4.313 (4th floor) at Uni Wien, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna. 

Further information can be found here.

 

10 April 2016

On 10 April, "Team Strategy", just as in 2014, participated once again in the 2016 Vienna City Marathon, securing a respectable 198th rank among all teams overall (as well as rank 109 in the class of male relay teams) by finishing the race in under 3 hrs and 24 mins. Putting our "economist" hat on, we argue that our age-weighted  team performance increased from 27 team age*distance/total time to 29 team age*distance/total time. Being honest management scholars, we simply admit that our time increased from 3 hrs 14 mins to 3 hrs 23 mins from 2014 to 2016.

The runners in order of appearance:

1.  Helge-Forrest Klapper-Gump - our response to the Ethiopian challenge (16.1 kms, 4 min 29 sec/km)

2. Markus Reitzig - Fat Boy Slim (5.7kms, 4 min 21 sec/km)

3. Christian Schumacher - from Austria with love (9.1 kms)

4. Steffen Keck - "ohne Zweifel" (11.3 kms)

08 April 2016

Find Markus Reitzig's and Katharina Poetz's interview on "Start-us: what drives success or failure" (in German) in Der Standard.

 

16 March 2016

The papers "Controlling CEOs and Horizontal Span" by Christian Schumacher, Steffen Keck, and Markus Reitzig and "The Emergence of Organization Designs: a Qualitative Enquiry" by Katharina Poetz, Oliver AlexyPhanish Puranam, and Markus Reitzig have been accepted for presentation at this year's Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management in Anaheim/California. Moreover, Markus Reitzig will feature as an expert panelist in the professional development workshop entitled “What do we Know about Strategy Formation?” organized by Erim Ergene and Steven Floyd.

 

03 March 2016

Markus Reitzig has been invited to speak at the TEDx event "Aiming High" in Tyrolia this summer. The event will take place on 25 June 2016 in Kufstein, and will be broadcast on the TEDx pages. For more information (theme, speakers, trailer), please visit http://tedxfhkufstein.at. For information updates, see "In the Media".

 

18 February 2016

Markus Reitzig will give an invited presentation at the "In-crowdsourcing" workshop hosted by Phanish Puranam at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

 

15 February 2016

Helge Klapper, PhD student in his 4th year and currently on the jobmarket, has received several offers for junior faculty positions from some of Europe's finest universities - among them the prestigious Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Helge will join their School of Management  in late 2016/early 2017 as a (tenure-track) assistant professor. The entire Strategy group congratulates Helge on this tremendous success!

 

12 February 2016

The paper "The Emergence of Organization Designs: a Qualitative Enquiry"

by Katharina Pötz (Vienna), Oliver Alexy (Munich), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD), and Markus Reitzig (Vienna) has been accepted for presentation at this year's EGOS conference in Naples in July.

 

08 February 2016

Helge Klapper will give two invited research talks at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (09 February) and at the ESMT Berlin (07 March), presenting joint work with Markus Reitzig on "The Co-ordination Motivation Trade-off Revisited - Empirical Evidence from Wikipedia".

 

01 February 2016

Find Markus Reitzig's interview on "Upwards, Downwards, Sidewards" in brandeins's current issue on "corporate careers"(February 2016). For details, see the "In the Media" section.

 

15 January 2016

Helge Klapper will give two invited research talks at Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the University of Tilburg, presenting joint work with Markus Reitzig on "The Co-ordination Motivation Trade-off Revisited - Empirical Evidence from Wikipedia".

 

01 January 2016

The Strategy Subject Area wishes all its students and co-operating partners a Happy New Year.