The Business and Management Department held another Research Seminar within its new event series. This time Dr. Pernille Eskerod, research expert on project management and stakeholder management, provided insights into her latest research work and techniques to students, staff and faculty. Her research seminar was based on a case study on the 50-year-old Astoria Bridge that connects the American states Oregon and Washington. Dr.
Business and Management Associate Professor Dr. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance in HN Komentare, the most readable Economic Newsletter in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. His latest commentary was dealing with the question of why public debt is so frightening:
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.”
A symposium where the causes of the Greek crisis as well as content specific proposals for a radical approach to get “Greece, Out of the Crisis” will be presented. Invited are world renowned academics and experts in the financial system.
The presentation will cover both the theoretical framework of understanding the link between information and communication technology (ICT) investment and economic growth as well as measurement issues in order to quantify the payoffs from investing into the ICT sector using the data of advancing economies.
The presentation provides a journey through the typical stages of a research project involving a quantitative survey as it may be conducted in a marketing-related master thesis. It will provide insights into research about impact factors on consumers’ intention to shop with their mobile phones, a behavior that is rapidly increasing in many industries.
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.