News 2020


June 10

We are overjoyed to be able to congratulate Steffen Keck for moving forward a big step in his academic career: He has achieved tenure and is now an Associate Professor at the Subject Area of Strategic Management!

After attaining his Phd in Management (Decision Sciences) at the INSEAD Fontainebleau in 2012, Steffen Keck spent 2 years at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh / USA as Postdoctoral Fellow, before joining our team in Vienna in 2014. 

Since then he has been an integral part of the Subject Area for Strategic Management, and a valued colleague. Steffen Keck has done excellent work in both teaching and research on strategic decision-making, and many of his works have been published in some of the best recognized journals, such as the Strategic Management Journal, Psychological Science and Management Science.

So once again we would like to say: Congratulations on this well-earned achievement, Assoc.-Prof. Keck!


May 05

May brought a number of changes to our team - two times to say "Welcome!" and one to say "Good-bye!"

To start with fantastic news: Welcome to Felix Meissner, who, just after finishing his PhD at the University of Zurich, was immediately ready to become part of our team as postdoctoral fellow. We are looking forward to his contributions to our team, and academia in general, in the coming years!  

With the end of April we had to say good-bye to Mario Gwisdorf, one of our student assistants, who got offered a fantastic full-time position at another institution. We are grateful for the many months he spent supporting our team, and wish him nothing but the best for the future in all aspects of his life. 

The beginning of May thus also brought Lenz Söder as a new student assistant to our team. We're happy to have Mr Söder on board, and are glad that we can rely on him and Ms Schivo as our current team of student assistants from now on. 


April 16

In addition to the papers accepted for conferences mentioned earlier this month, we are also happy to let you know about two forthcoming papers, which have been accepted for publication: 

Keck, S., “Elaborating or aggregating? The joint effects of group decision-making structure and systematic errors on the value of group interactions” Management Science, 2020, Forthcoming  (with Tang, W.).

Keck, S., “Enhancing the wisdom of the crowd with cognitive process diversity: The benefits of aggregating intuitive and analytical judgments” Psychological Science, 2020, Forthcoming (with Tang, W.).

Keep an eye out for their publication! 


April 03

We are glad to announce that two of our recent papers have been accepted for oral presentations at the Academy of Management's annual conference, this year set to happen in Vancouver in August. 

The respective works are:

Richter, V.Janjic, R., Keck, S., Klapper, H. and  Reitzig, M., "Authority and Search in Organizations".

Smirnova, I.Reitzig, M. and Mitsuhashi, H., "On the Division of Labor in Open Innovation Teams: An Empirical Analysis". 



March 12

As has been published on the university's website ( no course sessions will take place at the university's various buildings until April 03. We are currently trying to book alternative sessions for affected courses, or organize for e-learning were possible. We advise you to check the university's website and your e-mails regularly for updates, and encourage you to follow recommendations to stay safe and healthy.


February 13

Starting this semester, we are offering an additional methodological track, as our methods courses are always heavily booked. An additional Experimental Methods I course has been added, which can be found in the course registry/u:find. We hope that this will somewhat alleviate the pressures of the long waiting list.

These two tracks for Experimental Methods will each focus on a different topic, which is mentioned in the title and elaborated on in the course description. 

Starting next semester, we will also offer advanced courses for both of these. Therefore please note: We very much encourage picking one of the two tracks and sticking to it for the second course as well. The knowledge of the contents gained in the first course will be essential for the successful completion of the second courses, so we do not recommend mixing them.


January 07

Some things may be left in the old year, but other issues remain pertinent, such as the question of how digitalisation continues to impact the labour market. You can read more about this in the article "Kollege Computer", published on 21 Dec 2019 in "Der Spiegel", where Prof. Reitzig and Markus Dettmer consider recent developments. The article is available here (only in German). 


January 01

As one year ends, another one begins - so all of us from the Subject Area Strategic Management would like to wish you a "Happy New Year" and much success in the new decade!