In late February 2017, Dr. Pernille Eskerod presented her current research on project opportunity exploitation to students and faculty at Webster Thailand. The presentations took place at Webster's Bangkok Academic Center as well as at the Cha-Am/Hua Hin campus. Dr. Eskerod has been visiting professor at Webster Thailand for the term Spring 1, 2017.
The Business and Management Department successfully kicked-off a new Research Seminar Series on February 22nd, 2017. In these events the department's research faculty provides insights into their latest research work.
“Textbooks used to say that project success is to finish the project on time, within budget and with defined quality. This is no longer the case. Today focus is on creating benefits. The project should bring value to their initiators, their stakeholders, and maybe to the society. However, it is not easy, when planning the project, to see all possible opportunities.”
Dr. Mehdi Ali, Adjunct Professor at the Business and Management Department and accredited to OPEC as Oil Analyst, participated in the OPEC Ministerial Meeting held in Vienna on Wednesday, 30th November 2016. The meeting was historic as it was the first meeting since 2008 where OPEC decided to cut oil production.
Last week Webster Vienna welcomed a group of Hospitality Management students from the Zeeland Institute of Business and Technology (ZIBAT) in Denmark on campus. The project initiator and faculty sponsor, Dr. Pernille Eskerod from the Business and Management Department, welcomed the students together with their assistant professor Dr. Billy Adamsen in Vienna and offered them a four-day multifaceted academic and practical experience on the topic of Change Management.
An article co-written by Dr. Bradley E Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was recently re-published in Hungarian by the peer-reviewed, online journal Apertúra. The article was identified as a definitive piece of scholarship on the topic of internet memes and was included in a special issue of Apertúra along with re-publications of related, definitive scholarship by others.
Article on innovation within Webster Vienna along with a special feature on the Vice President and Provost of Webster University, Dr. Julian Schuster, and the Head of our Business department in Vienna, Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis.