Business and Management

Are Voters Rational?

Fitting in a year of presidential elections in Austria and the United States, Webster Vienna Business and Management faculty member Ralph Schoellhammer published a book chapter on the question of voting behavior. The article outlines the misperception of political participation as a purely rational act, the role of emotions and morality in group formation and conclude with a section on what this means for contemporary politics in Europe and the United States.

Erste Bank Webster Start Up Campus – Launchpad Edition: Hardware

An event series, which aims at providing quick and easily accessible networking opportunities for start-ups and startup enthusiasts to meet with consultants, patent experts, funding agencies and partners and provides important information for startups by means of casual one-on-one conversations.

This time we will also introduce a couple of successful hardware startups from Austria, which will show you their prototypes and tell you about their ups and downs as well as best practices.

CHANGE LEADERSHIP - Program Presentation & Content Appetizers

How do you cope in the flux of changes? Research shows that 70 % of all change initiatives fail and the aimed-for benefits are not harvested. Today’s working professionals must know how to act as proper change agents. They need sound project management techniques, excellent communication skills and an understanding of the bigger picture, regardless of the industry and their formal position within the organization.

We would like to invite you to find out how you can become a successful change agent and thrive on challenge:

Successful Book & Research Presentation - ''Rethink! Project stakeholder management''

On 14th April 2016, Dr. Pernille Eskerod, Full Professor at the Business and Management Department proudly presented her new book ''Rethink! Project stakeholder management'' she co-authored with Dr. Martina Huemann and Dr. Claudia Ringhofer from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business in a fully booked Atrium on Webster Vienna’s campus.

CHANGE LEADERSHIP - Program Presentation & Content Appetizers

How do you cope in the flux of changes? Research shows that 70 % of all change initiatives fail and the aimed-for benefits are not harvested. Today’s working professionals must know how to act as proper change agents. They need sound project management techniques, excellent communication skills and an understanding of the bigger picture, regardless of the industry and their formal position within the organization.

We would like to invite you to find out how you can become a successful change agent and thrive on challenge:

Executive Management Seminar for Hilton Hotels Austria

Last week Dr. Pernille Eskerod, Full Professor at the Business and Management Department, successfully completed an executive management seminar on change leadership for Hilton Hotels Austria. A group of 16 participants, amongst them Hilton Austria executive directors, hotel managers and middle managers, were introduced to the topic of change leadership over 1.5 days on campus.

Dr. Eskerod on Enhancing Project Benefit Realization

How can the harvest of aimed-for benefits in change efforts be enhanced? Dr. Pernille Eskerod’s cooperation with practitioners in an in-depth case study within an international service organization has led to a peer-reviewed journal article on project benefit realization in the International Journal of Project Management (impact factor: 2.436):

Erste Bank Webster Start Up Campus

Learned enough theory and want to get practical insights into the Startup world? Have a business idea and need tips on execution?

Webster Vienna starts partnership with FH Campus Wien

As of Fall 2016, Webster Vienna will start a partnership with the University of Applied Sciences, FH Campus Wien and is jointly going to offer the first Professional MBA program for professionals in the areas of Life Sciences, Engineering Business or the Construction Economy. The dual language program (English and German) has been developed by both universities with the aim of providing a strong foundation in relevant management, leadership methods, complementing the established industry experience of prospective Professional MBA students.

Learn to Manage the Risk of Cyber-crime in your Business!

“Imagine you are the CEO of a hospital and you receive a note saying it will cost you $ 75,000 to restore all your company data. What are you going to do?” Dr.

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