Kerstin Neumann

Professor for Corporate Sustainability and Resource Management

Department for Organisation and Learning
University of Innsbruck

  Rennweg 1, Hofburg, TOP 312, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
   +43 512 507-71540

Office hours: upon appointment via email only


Research Interests
  • Organizational change towards sustainable enterprise models
  • Management of stakeholder and collaborative relationships
  • Integration of stakeholder theory in literature on corporate growth
  • (Inter)-organizational design, learning and change
  • Individual- and organizational level explanations of long-term and responsible decision-making
Biographical note

Venia Legendi - Habilitation (2015) and Doctoral Degree (2007), both in Business Administration, WU Vienna, Austria

Diploma in Business Administration, WU Vienna, Austria (2003)

Diploma (FH) in Business Administration, FH Lausitz, Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany (1999)

Academic CV

Since September 2016:

Full Professor for Corporate Sustainability and Resource Management, University of Innsbruck, Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism; Academic member of the Innovation Lab for Sustainability, University of Innsbruck

April 2013-August 2016:

Senior Researcher, Bocconi University, ICRIOS Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy, Milan, Italy

March 2007-March 2013:

Assistant Professor of Strategy (non-tenure track), WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Strategy and Management Control at the Department for Strategy and Innovation, Vienna, Austria

Selection of invited guest stays: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2009), University of Surrey (several short stays in 2008-2011), Bocconi University (several short stays and sabbatical (7 months) in 2009-2012), ETH Zurich (several short stays 2014-2016)

Member of: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)

Editorial review board member of: Organization and Environment

Ad-hoc reviewer for: Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization and Environment; Organizational Studies; Journal of Management Studies; Management Accounting Research; Journal of Business Ethics; European Management Review; American Journal of Business; Industrial and Corporate Change

Research Committee member of the GOLDEN for Sustainability research program (Global Organizational Learning and Development Network for Sustainability), directed at Bocconi University


Various courses in strategic management, corporate sustainability, selected topics in (inter)-organizational design and academic writing; research seminars

Levels: undergraduate, graduate, PhD, executive teaching

For current courses and information about diploma/master theses see here

 Selected Publications
  • Bettinazzi, E.; Massa, L.; Neumann, K. 2019. Sustainability as a competitive tool for the brave? Or for the best? A behavioral theory perspective. Organization and Environment, online first.

  • Neumann, K.; Mollona, E.; Zollo, M. 2019. A behavioral perspective on the co-evolutionary dynamics of trust and governance in alliances. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2019.

  • Bettinazzi, E., Jacqueminet, A., Neumann, K., Snoeren, P. 2018. Exploring the conditions for environmental legitimacy: Evidence from the energy industry. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2018.

  • Neumann, K.; Zollo, M. 2017. A stakeholder-based view of strategic alliances. In: Collaborative Strategy: A Guide to Strategic Alliances (edited by L. Mesquita, R. Ragozzino and J. Reuer), in print.
  • Zollo, M.; Bettinazzi, E.; Neumann, K.; Snoeren, P. 2016: Toward a comprehensive model of organizational evolution: Dynamic capabilities for innovation and adaptation of the enterprise model. Global Strategy Journal, 6 (3): 225–244.
  • Neumann, K.; Bettinazzi, E.; Massa, L.; Zollo, M. 2015. Macro-economic crises, competitive strategy and corporate sustainability. Awarded for publication in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2015.
  • Speckbacher, G.; Neumann, K.; Hoffmann, W. H. 2014: Resource relatedness and the mode of entry into new businesses: Internal resource accumulation vs. access by collaborative arrangement. Strategic Management Journal, 36 (11): 1675–1687.
  • Zollo, M.; Cennamo, C.; Neumann, K. 2013. Beyond what and why: understanding organizational evolution towards sustainable enterprise models. Organization and Environment, 26 (3): 241-259.
  • Neumann, K.; Bachmann, R. 2011. The containment of opportunism in the post formation period of inter-organizational relationships. In: Strategic Alliances in a Globalizing World - Series: Research in Strategic Alliances, (edited by TK Das), 159-184. New York: Information Age Publishing.
  • Neumann, K. 2010. Ex ante governance decisions in inter-organizational relationships: A case study in the airline industry. Management Accounting Research, 21 (4): 220-237.
  • Hoffmann, Werner H.; Neumann, Kerstin; Speckbacher, Gerhard. 2010. The Effect of inter-organizational trust on make-or-cooperate decisions: Disentangling opportunism-dependent and opportunism-independent effects of trust. European Management Review, 7 (2): 101-115.


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