International Management & Leadership

Director of Studies International Management and Leadership & Banking, Finance and Compliance, Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Tamás Csermely, MSC

Tamás Csermely gained his PhD in operations management and logistics at the University of Vienna where his research focused on behavioral decisions in supply chain- and economics-related settings. In addition, he has attended Indiana University Bloomington and he has received the Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic 4 times. He has published several articles in scientific and professional journals and his research has also been featured in Die Presse. He is an affiliate of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network at Harvard Business School and he has participated in several renowned conferences and held talks at the Universities of Oxford, Toronto, Cornell, and Shanghai. When it comes to teaching, he is a devoted advocate of gamification, experience- and case-study-based methods. He also serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO) and the Journal of Business Economics (JBE). In 2018, he was bestowed as Professor of the Lauder Business School.

Professionally, he used to work in the Emerging Markets/Quantitative Research/Asset Allocation division of Raiffeisen Bank International and also as a research and teaching associate at the WU Vienna during his early career. In 2015, he was appointed Head of Procurement at Quantoras, an Austrian technology-based consulting company, where he became responsible for managing the purchasing team, leading dozens of large-scale supply chain projects and also for the company’s strategic direction.  Before having been appointed as the Director of Master Studies at the Lauder Business School, he made a name for himself on saving 14.2% on average in several branches (base chemicals, metals, automotive, textile, pharmaceutical, foundry, construction, etc.) for the company’s clients – which were world market leaders in their segments in several cases. He also proved his stress resistance by answering 10 questions correctly in the ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire’ TV show.

Academic Coordinator

Zvia Dem

Responsibilities: 

  • Information management of all academic issues
  • Management and handling of all semester schedules
  • Organisation and supervision of retake and commission exams

Phone:+43 1 369 18 18 764

Email:zvia.dem@lbs.ac.at

Prof. Manfred Bräuchle, Doctor ©, MBA, BBA

Manfred Bräuchle has an extensive career both in  the academic arena as well as in business. He was born and raised in Santiago, Chile and subsequently did his studies in the USA.

He received his BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame, Magna Cum Laude,  and his MBA degree from the University of Chicago. Subsequently he did his doctoral work at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain in Applied Economics and holds a Doctor ©. He worked several years for the Gillette Company , in Marketing and Management positions in the US , Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Later he managed his own company in Chile, a wholesale and distribution operation in hardware and house-ware products,  for almost 25 years.

He has been in full academic life for almost 20 years and was Dean of Postgraduate studies at the Universidad Mayor and Universidad Finis Terrae in Santiago , Chile. He has taught at various universities worldwide for over 40 years, in Chile, Austria, Germany and  in the USA. His field of expertise is Strategy, International Business, Marketing and Change Management.  Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of the Escuela de Comercio in Chile, associated to the Santiago Chamber of Commerce. He is also active as a board member of Beta Gamma Sigma in Chile.

He enjoys various sports, Tennis, Golf and Skiing  and as a hobby he belongs to a theater group where he is involved in acting and directing.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Pablo Collazzo-Yelpo, MBA

Pablo Collazzo-Yelpo has an extensive academic and professional experience in the sustainable competitiveness and strategic leadership fields. He is currently Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Lauder Business School. A former Rector of Universidad del Pacífico in Ecuador, he was also Chair of the Institute for Responsible Competitiveness at Nyenrode University in the Netherlands. Prior to that, he was Director of Academic Affairs at the European Academy of Business in Society in Brussels, after an international career in investment banking. He serves as board member to profit and non-profit organizations and is Senior Advisor on Sustainable Competitiveness to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

His academic background is in law and economics, with graduate studies at Boston University (MBA) and ESADE (PhD). His teaching, research and consulting are on strategy, sustainability and leadership. He is an Affiliate Faculty and Council Chair of the Competitiveness network at Harvard Business School, holds teaching appointments at Universidad Carlos III (Spain), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and NIDA (Thailand), and is a regular speaker to diverse audiences on the interplay of competitiveness, sustainability and leadership.

Selected Publications

Mag. Alexander Degenhart, MBA, LLM

Alexander Degenhart runs his own consultancy firm with a selected specialization on sales and its development and management. His customers are small and international companies from different market sectors and several business schools and universities of applied science. Alexander mainly supports companies in the fields of turning sales strategies into results, designing sales and business models and implementing training formats for salespeople and sales managers. For many years Alexander has been working in an international business environment. He holds master degrees in law and economics, studied management and leadership and likes combining his training, lectures and consultancy services with business simulations.

Prof. (FH) Mag. Julius Dem, MBA

Julius Dem is the Director of Studies for the IBA Program at LBS. He has extensive experience in many different leadership positions, including having been the project manager for the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna and having co-founded W&D Consulting Ltd. Specializing in Project Management, he has been teaching at LBS since 2008 and has developed trainings for and trained at many other organizations in Austria such as Post AG, Spar and Siemens. He received his MBA from Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv, and is a certified court translator and interpreter for Hebrew.

Univ. Doz. Mag. Dr. Claus Ebster, MSC, MBA

Claus Ebster has had a varied and widespread career in business and education. After studying in the US and Vienna, where he took his habilitation in Business Administration, he has taught extensively. Claus Ebster is associate professor (Universitätsdozent) of business administration at the University of Vienna and has extensive teaching experience at both the Vienna Medical University and Webster University. In addition to this, he is also the author of numerous academic articles and textbooks on marketing research, shopper marketing as well as the techniques of academic writing. Moreover, he is also the founder of Market Mentor Consulting.

 

Selected Publications

Member of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Reinhard Edlmair

Reinhard Edlmair holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU Wien (1997), where he specialised in Transport Economics & Logistics.  He spent a research semester at Northwestern University (NWU) in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Nebraska Wesleyan University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, conducting research on transportation logistics. Previously he studied at Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and earlier spent a year as an intercultural exchange student in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.
Reinhard Edlmair has been teaching at Lauder Business School since 2007, where he became Professor (FH) in 2010 and holds the chair of Business Administration.  He is the author of various studies and economic evaluations in the areas of Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Tourism. He is a Lecturer for Logistics at the University of Applied Sciences, IMC Krems and has held research posts at WU Wien, Donauuniversität Krems, Industriewissenschaftliches Institut (IWI), FH bfi Wien, FH Oberösterreich and with Krems Research.
He speaks German, English, Spanish and some French.

Claudia Falkinger, MA

Claudia Falkinger studied Communication Management in Austria and the Netherlands and holds a master degree from the University of Applied Sciences of WKW. She is a communication and innovation strategist and has been working with various startups and corporations on an international level. Fascinated by new technologies, Claudia has served as a lecturer at the University of Vienna with a focus on new communication methods such as virtual reality and chatbot platforms.

Since 2015 she has been organizing a community conference series and ideas platform dedicated to local and international knowledge transfer at TEDxVienna, where she is currently leading the partners and event management team. She also has been involved in international events such as SXSW and the Ars Electronica Festival. In recent years Claudia has been living and working in Austin/Texas, Luxembourg, Utrecht and Vienna.

Email:claudia.falkinger@lbs.ac.at

Mag. Dr. Katharina Götsch

Ms. Götsch studied at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna and holds a PhD in Political Science. After internships at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM Vienna), she started working in social research. She participated in several national and international R&D projects including a FP7-EU project with nine European partners. In 2014, she moved on to work at the University of Vienna as Project Coordinator and Postdoc. Since 2014, Ms. Götsch is teaching research methods and introduction courses at the University of Vienna, the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna as well as the Lauder Business School.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Arno Haslberger, MSIR

As Senior Research Fellow at Middlesex University Arno Haslberger specializes in Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Workplace Studies. He has taught at numerous universities in Austria, Germany, the UK, Spain and, inter alia, at Loyola University Chicago. He serves on the editorial boards of high-ranking academic journals such as the JGM, IJHRM, and EJIM.

 

Selected Publications

Ing. Mag. Robert Kotal CFP ®EFA®

Robert Kotal has occupied numerous positions at Raiffeisen, firstly as Project Leader there, then as Product Manager of Capital Markets and Pension Provision Products and, finally, as Deputy Compliance Officer (a position which he still occupies). He has his Masters in International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and has many certifications relating to compliance and the provision of financial advice.

Mag.Rer.Nat Sebastian Körber, PGCHP

Sebastian Körber is a serial entrepreneur based in Austria and Colombia. Originally he graduated from the University of Vienna with a master’s degree in Psychology and afterward underwent a postgraduate in Clinical Psychology. After this he emigrated to South America, working in a Peruvian jail or in re-socialization programs for guerillas in Colombia. There he encountered the focus of his work, fear.
His main business is being a leadership trainer and keynote speaker for high executives.  His style is tough and very direct, often painful. He’s a co-founder of an IT company in Hungary, that focuses on feedback tools. His company in Colombia focuses on expansion-consulting and on-boarding of executives to Latin American subsidiaries. Once a year he gathers together adrenaline-seeking executives in Medellin-Colombia and makes them emotionally composed under any circumstances.
Applying successful strategies for dealing with the fear of leadership made him an expert in Change  Management. He has impact through clarity.
Sebastian is teaching at several universities in Europe and America. His working languages are German, English and Spanish.

Dr. Christopher Kronenberg

Christopher Kronenberg earned his doctoral degree with a thesis on „Growth and Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises“ at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. During his time at Kingston University London he could gain international and cross-cultural working experience. His main research focus lies on the concept of competitiveness, from a business as well as regional perspective and how innovation and business model design can increase the competitiveness of companies and clusters.

Christopher teaches innovation and strategic management, entrepreneurship as well as Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) at all levels – undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA. In addition, he acts as a mentor and workshop facilitator for start-ups and SMEs in the fields of business model design, innovation and strategic development.

Vice-Chairperson of the Council

Prof. (FH) Mag. Dina Margules-Rappaport

With considerable experience in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, Dina Margules-Rappaport teaches various related courses at LBS and is also Vice-President of the LBS Council. Dina holds a degree in Commercial Sciences from the Wirtschaftsuniversität, Vienna, and has taken many courses relating to Project Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. She was a HR Manager at emarsys – emarketing systems as well as a partner at Personalentwicklungsfirma ITO. She leads regular coaching and mentoring sessions and is the CEO and HR Manager of a private school.

Márta Pataki, M.SC.

Márta Pataki is an entrepreneur, independent trainer and coach. She is co-founder at sefeedback.com, an online feedback platform to support self-development in organizations. She entered the entrepreneurial scene after an international career in the real estate sector. She held various senior management positions at Immofinanz, CBRE, TriGranit, and C&W with a focus on CEE countries. She got fascinated by the human side of the business and is now deeply engaged in finding keys to leadership. Her business is based in Vienna and Budapest. She holds a first class degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc in Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Hanno Pöschl, MSC, MBA

Hanno Pöschl gained his PhD in Business Administration and Economics from the University Trier/GER and holds Master degrees in International Finance and Accounting as well as Business Administration (MBA) from the OUBS/UK and is a Certified International Controller. Before joining Lauder Business School/AUT in 2014 he has been Research Professor for Strategic Management and Corporate Finance at Webster University/US since 2008, where he also served as area coordinator for Business administration and Management. He holds/has held positions as lecturer at prestigious English, American and Austrian Universities, where he teaches/taught Strategic Management, Corporate Finance as well as Accounting and Controlling courses at Bachelor and Master level in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He serves/served as Senator of the faculty senate, member of the Council, member of scientific advisory boards and as standing member in examination boards. In his most recent publication “Strategische Unternehmensführung zwischen Shareholder-Value und Stakeholder-Value“ at Springer/Gabler, he challenges reductionist management approaches built upon the sole goal of shareholder-value creation and proposes a systemic-coevolutionary model of strategic management on the basis of an obliged management philosophy towards a sustainable stakeholder value-based strategic management.

He has also been involved in corporate training at C-level for international companies in various sectors. Before entering his academic career he accumulated senior management position experience in the private sector, public administration and in politics as Member of Parliament.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Prosser

Having completed his habilitation and received his PhD in Economics and Business from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Alexander Prosser embarked on his academic career. This career has taken him from teaching at the HEC in Paris, through lecturing at the School of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney to his current positions. He is now the Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Operations at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, as well as being Member of the Board of the Austrian Computer Society and Chairman of the eGovernment Forum. He has received the European eGovernment Award, the BMW Scientific Award, and the Senator Wilfing Award amongst other awards.

Dr. Alexander Rabas, MSc

Alexander Rabas studied Statistics and Economics at the University of Vienna and finished his PhD in the field of Behavioral Economics. Among his research topics are statistics, risk management, game theory and gender models in the labor market. Currently, he is employed as a data analyst at Win2Day Holdings.

Senior Researcher

Dr. Christian Reiner

Christian Reiner studied economic geography, history, and economics at the University of Vienna and the University of Salzburg. He has a doctoral degree in economic geography (University of Salzburg) and experience in basic and applied empirical economic research (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Joanneum Research, Institute for Advanced Studies). Christian Reiner works as a senior scientist at the Lauder Business School and as a lecturer in economics, economic geography, and statistics at the University of Vienna, Modul University Vienna, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and the FHWien University of Applied Sciences of WKW. His fields of interest include regional economics and industrial organization. Mr. Reiner’s research has added insights into the following topics: Structural change, growth policy, innovation, human capital mobility, industrial policy, green growth, and policy evaluation.

 

Publications and Presentations

 

LBS Research

Member of the Council

Dr. Verena Régent

Verena Régent studied Sociology and Socio-Economics at the Universities of Linz and Helsinki.  She earned her Doctor’s degree at the JKU Linz with a dissertation about the EU migration and asylum regime and its compatibility with Human Rights. Until 2009, Verena worked as Young Professional at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva and in the Austrian Foreign Ministry. As of 2010, she has been working as a research manager and researcher at the Max Planck Society in Munich and a small research-oriented Viennese enterprise.  Before joining LBS, Verena was working for a consulting company supporting research institutions in acquiring project funding (in particular Horizon2020). Moreover, she has been teaching research methods and project management at the Universities of Applied Sciences Vienna and Eisenstadt since 2013.

Dr. Dagmar Silvius-Zuchi

Dagmar Zuchi is a senior consultant and trainer. For a period of around 20 years, she has gained valuable experience in managing and consulting projects, programmes, managing and supporting changes and developing people. She is a lecturer at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and at several other universities. Dagmar got a certification as senior project manager by IPMA (Level B), by PMI (PMP) and PRINCE2 (P2 Practitioner) and has in-depth knowledge of project management standards. She contributed as part of the Austrian Delegation to the development of the ISO 21500 “Project Management“ and is currently working at the ISO TC258 SG1 “Governance of Projects, Programmes and Portfolios”. Dagmar Zuchi is co-founder and manager of the network enable2change.

 

Selected Publications

Univ.Prof. Dr. A. Nicholas Simon, J.D.

Nicholas Simon received Juris Doctor Degrees from both Boston University School of Law and the University of Vienna. A member of the bar in Massachusetts and Austria, he is a specialist in international commercial transactions at his Vienna-based law firm Andréewitch & Simon. Professor Simon serves as an Adjunct Professor for International Business Law at Webster University Vienna and as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. At Webster he received the Excellence in Teaching Award (1989), the Distinguished Services Award (1997) and Professor of the Year Award (2003).

 

Selected Publications

Chairperson of the Council

Prof. (FH) Dr. Edith Singer

“Act always so as to increase the number of choices.” – Heinz von Foerster

 

After completing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Klagenfurt (‘Surviving in the Post-Industrial Society: An Empirical Study on Self-Steered Life and Career Designing), Edith Singer became a Chartered Career Consultant and, in 2004, she took her Executive Coaching Masterclass. She teaches courses in Personal Development and also Psychology at various Universities of Applied Sciences. Additionally, she is Owner of Life and Career Design and a Consultant at Singer Business Consulting. As of 2017, she is the Head of Human Resources at the largest Austrian advertising and marketing company, Gewista Werbegesellschaft m.b.H.

 

www.lifeandcareer.eu

Dr. Mag. Christin Vallinkoski, MA

Christin Vallinkoski studied Political Science, Communication Science, and Literature in Austria and England. She holds a master degree with distinction in Communication Science from the University of Vienna and a master degree with distinction in Literary Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at OU/England. She earned her PhD with distinction under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eva Kreisky at the Institute of Political Science with a dissertation about the role of literature between the poles of critical political awareness and state-constitution as well as state-support in authoritarian political systems. She works/worked as an expert advisor and scientific assistant in public administration and several university settings, as a journalist and author. She has published several short stories in anthologies like West-Östliche Diven (DTV) and En Detail (Holzhausen).

Gordon Van Der Veen, MA (MGT) PGDBA

Gordon F. van der Veen is an international management consultant to major blue chip undertakings and international organizations such as the European Central Bank, the European System of Central Banks, IBM, Tomra Sorting, Electrolux and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He has extensive international management, strategy, supply chain management, finance and accounting, consultancy and teaching experience in businesses as diverse as turnkey project management, information technology, auditing, energy conservation, construction, development consultancy, management consultancy, and management education consultancy.

He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Van Der Veen Management Services and a Senior Adjunct Professor for Business and Management at Webster University, Vienna. His qualifications include a Masters degree in Management, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce. He is published on such subjects as Meso-Finance and Industrial Restructuring.”

 

Selected Publications

Rebecca Vogels, PH.D.

Rebecca Vogels is a Brand and Communications strategist, author, and public speaker. She is the founder & CEO of the creative agency All of the Above. After spending many years living in the US, Rebecca is now bringing Silicon Valley brand strategies and ideas to companies based in Europe. Rebecca is a regular contributor for t3n – one of the leading German digital magazines – where she shares ideas on brand development and thought leadership. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, using a narrative approach to report on “Women in Tech.” For Forbes, she is writing about innovative branding, communication, and Silicon Valley strategies.

Before founding All of the Above, Rebecca was listed as one of 5 people to follow on Twitter by the German Tech Magazine Deutsche Startups and named one of the Top 25 Female Entrepreneurs in Austria by the Austrian magazine Futurezone. In 2018, she was named Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech by the California Diversity Council.

Born in Germany, Rebecca has spent multiple years living and working in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. She is an alumnus of Columbia University and Harvard University. Based in Vienna, Rebecca frequently travels to the city that has become her second home, San Francisco.

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Christian Reiner, senior researcher at LBS, published a book chapter on firm innovation together with Katerina Vrtikapa. The paper is a chapter in the book “Umkämpfte Technologien. Arbeit im digitalen Wanel”, edited by the „Beirat für gesellschafts-, wirtschafts- und umweltpolitische Alternativen“ (BEIGEWUM).

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On October 23, FH Technikum and Insticore announced integration between the two academic environments to streamline a complete blockchain education program in Vienna. The experience and status of FH Technikum as a top-provider of technical education in Austria, and the business and economic background of Insticore, incubated by the Lauder Business School, allows the two to carry out a complete blockchain program for those interested in becoming experts in this new technology.

Companies Going Global

Dr. Christian Reiner, Senior Researcher at LBS, gave a presentation on the internationalization of firms at a seminar for Austrian teachers at secondary schools on 12.October 2018. The seminar was organized by the Institut für Österreichkunde and the Österreichische Geographische Gesellschaft.
Firms with international activities, i.e. exports and/or foreign direct investment, are quite distinct from firms with no international orientation. In addition, exports are heavily concentrated; a small share of exporters account for a large share of exports.

Celebrating 15 years of LBS with Ambassador Lauder

On October 9, 2018 we were honored to welcome our Founder and President Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder and celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Lauder Business School! In the presence of our Founder and President Ambassador Ronald. S. Lauder, our Vice President Prof. Jacob I. Biderman, the Executive VP and CEO of The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Rabbi Joshua Spinner, the LBS Executive Director Alexander Zirkler, as well as many distinguished guests, faculty members and students, we were delighted to celebrate 15 years of Lauder Business School!