News 2019


19 December 2019

The year ended well for the Strategy Subject Area in many ways. Amongst other things, Professor Reitzig ended up at the top of the rankings for management scientists based in Austria as measured by articles published in premier scientific journals. According to, Professor Reitzig currently tops the list of Austrian peers in terms of current research published in A+ and A outlets, and comes in third in the respective lifetime rankings. uses a sophisticated citation-weighted evaluation methodology to qualify research productivity. Details on the methods are to be found here.


13 December 2019

If you missed Prof. Reitzig on yesterday's iteration of "Punkt 1", you still have a chance to give it a listen. Click here to go to the oe1 webstream. Prof. Reitzig, Mr Dürtscher and Ms Konopitzky took to the radio to discuss cutting costs via personnel cuts ("Sparen beim Personal") and also took some time to answer questions posed by the audience. 

11 December 2019

When it comes to cutting costs, personnel cuts are a hotly debated topic. If you have been wondering about the (de)merits of such a measure, then tune in tomorrow (12 December 2019) 13:00 on oe1 to listen to the newest iteration of their "Punkt 1" series. Prof. Reitzig will be on air, discussing the topic with Karl Dürtscher and Natasa Konopitzky. More information can be found here.


06 December 2019

The article "Biased Interpretation of Performance Feedback: The Role of Overconfidence" by Christian Schumacher (WU), Steffen Keck (Uni Wien) and Wenjie Tang (National University of Singapore) has been accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal.


15 November 2019

This week, we've had the opportunity to host two guest speakers in Vienna for our seminar series, co-organised with the WU. On Tuesday, Nov 12, Prof. Shipilov (INSEAD Fontainebleau) gave a talk on "Integrating Research on Inter-Organizational Networks and Ecosystems" at the University of Vienna, and on Thursday, Nov 14, Prof. Meyer-Doyle (INSEAD Singapore) held his talk on "Prior Experiences of Managers and Responsiveness to Performance Feedback: Evidence From Mutual Funds" at the WU.

We would like to thank both of them for taking the time to join us in Vienna, it was a pleasure having you here!

In case you couldn't be there, let us give you an impression of Prof. Shipilov's talk below.

1 November 2019

The department of Strategic Management has to say good-bye to one of its members. We would therefore like to say 'thank you' and 'farewell' to Karoline Eadie, who has been an invaluable support for us over the last years. We are sad to see her go, but wish her all the best for the future!


30 October  2019

For the next session of our Seminar Series (in cooperation with the WU), we have invited Professor Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD Fontainebleau) to join us in November. On Tuesday Nov 12 (4-5.30pm) he will give a talk on "Integrating Research in Inter-Organizational Networks and Ecosystems" at the OMP1.

We are looking forward to it and hope to see you there!


27 September 2019

Professor Reitzig attended the following presentation at INQA-Thementage (Messe Köln): "Cheflos glücklich? Führungskultur neu definieren".

You can find some photos ((c) Kolja Matzke - and first impressions (of the third day of the event; impressions of 17 September yet to come) here:

01 September 2019

Robert Janjic joins the Strategy Subject Area as of 1 September 2019 as PhD student. A very warm welcome!


30 August 2019

On 17 September, Professor Reitzig will attend "INQA-Thementage: Impulse für New Work" at Messe Köln by participating in the following presentation: "Cheflos glücklich? Führungskultur neu definieren". Find the programme of the whole event here.


29 August 2019

Frequent readers of "Der Standard" might have stumbled across it on their own last weekend, but everybody else interested in the intersection of forecasting and wisdom of the crowd can find the article "When It Takes Senior Leadership To Help Forecast The Future" here. Professor Reitzig and Assistant Professor Keck have put pen to paper for the latest issue of the Leadership Standard (Aug 24/25).


28 August 2019

Hierarchies in the workplace approached from a different angle: During the "Messe Zukunft Personal Europa" (Sep 17 - Sep 19) in Cologne Prof. Reitzig will participate in a talk considering the idea of being "Cheflos glücklich" (Happy without a boss). You can find the schedule here.


21 June 2019

For the next few days our department has the honour to host our bi-annual conference "The Vienna Conference on Strategy, Organizational Design, and Innovation". We are thankful for the support of both the Mayor of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Science Fund.

For more information have a look here. In the future you will also find some impressions of the 2019 conference in the form of photos and a video.


20 May 2019

If you are currently thinking about getting started on your MA thesis, you may want to have a look at our currently available thesis topics, which we have recently updated.


20 May 2019

If you did not get the chance to partake in the Uniport Jobtalk with Prof. Reitzig last Tuesday, 14 May 2019, you can find an article published by the Standard here, which will give you an overview on the central arguments and points of discussion.


20 May 2019

In early May we had the pleasure of hosting a talk by Prof. Balázs Kovács (Yale School of Management), who gave us an insight into some of his most recent research revolving around categories and search. You can find some pictures of his talk below. (If you would like some more information about our on-going seminar series, you can find it here.)

09 May 2019

In the Handelsblatt you can find an article by Markus Reitzig and Thomas Sattelberger, who put together their thoughts on what constitutes good management. You can read "Das sind die Geheimnisse guten Managements" here. (Only available in German.)


29 April 2019

Find Markus Reitzig's Interview on AI, entitled "Wie künstliche Intelligenz unsere Arbeit verändern wird?"  in the current edition of uni:port magazine here (in German). 


27 April 2019

Markus Reitzig gave an invited talk at the School of Commerce at Waseda University Tokyo on the topic of "Endogenous Status", a joint research project with Olav Sorenson and Inna Smirnova


24 April 2019

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

Professor Balázs Kovács (Yale School of Management) will be presenting on Tuesday, 07 May 2019, from 2.00pm-3.30pm (Topic: On Categories and Search: Micro-level evidence from patent examiners) at University of Vienna, Meeting Room 4.313 (4th floor), Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna. 

Further information can be found here.


26 March 2019

Find Markus Reitzig's Interview on hierarchies, entitled "New Work: Goodbye Hierarchie, hallo Team?"  in the current edition of uni:port magazine here (in German).


12 March 2019

Alles außer Langeweile: von tablets, communities und künstlicher Intelligenz in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften.

At this year's BeSt Prof. Reitzig took to the stage to give prospective students some insight into a selection of the latest issues studied at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics. You can find a video of the talk here.


01 January 2019

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