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Corporate Partners

 
Accenture logo
The consulting firm Accenture has joined the International Management group as a corporate partner. Accenture is one of the leading global professional service firms and delivers a wide array of consulting services. In particular, it has a strong focus on IT-related and data-driven solutions. As part of this collaboration, the International Management group will organize guest lectures and extracurricular events for students, such as workshops and skill seminars, in cooperation with Accenture.
 
 
Guest Lecture by
Accenture
On May 3, Robert Weiß, Business and Integration Arch Manager at our corporate partner Accenture, joined students for a guest lecture on the interlinkage between strategy and corporate software systems. Robert presented a case study on the implementation of a cloud-driven Human Capital Management software in a large multinational firm. In this presentation, he discussed with students what challenges the firm faced (e.g., regulatory differences, legacy systems, organizational resistance) and how Accenture helped the firm to overcome these obstacles.
 
 


 
Doppelmayr logo
The International Management group cooperates with Doppelmayr/Garaventa. Doppelmayr Group is the global quality, technology, and market leader in ropeway engineering. It operates production plants as well as sales and service centers in 50 countries worldwide. To date, the company has built more than 15,100 installations for customers in 96 nations. As a corporate partner, Doppelmayr conducts in-class projects with students. Students analyze a business case and pitch project finance proposals to potential investors. Thereby, Doppelmayr gives students the opportunity to gain insights in its international business development activities.
 

Presentations, talks, and workshops

 
Sustainability in Austrian Corporate Law
The International Management group contributed to the first conference on sustainability in Austrian corporate law. Thomas Lindner gave a talk on the financial perspective on sustainability as part of a panel on auditing and valuation. Thanks to the conference organizers at the Corporate Law group, particularly Alexander Schopper and his team for hosting the great event.
 
 
Cross-cultural management
IM@School
At the International Management group, we believe that public outreach and talking about our research outside university is essential. Harald Puhr gave a lecture at VBS Hamerlingplatz, a business-oriented high school (HAK). In his presentation, he outlined the importance of cross-cultural differences as a major source of risk in international business. Together with interested students, he discussed how this risk factor affects global strategy and competitive positioning.
 
 
EIBA Workshop
Let's Talk Politics
Our colleagues at WU Vienna’s Institute for International Business organize the EIBA workshop “Let’s talk politics: Politics in International Business.” The aim of this workshop is to bring together junior and senior scholars interested in the overlap of International Business and Politics. Thomas Lindner will join the workshop as senior faculty.
The organizers invite paper proposals as well as working paper submissions that will receive useful feedback in an interactive discussion format. Participants without submissions are also very welcome. All will benefit from networking opportunities, senior faculty talks, and expert roundtables. Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2022. Deadline for registration: May 13, 2022. Here you can find the call for papers and additional information.
 
 
Alpine Winter Conference
AWC
In collaboration with WU Vienna’s Institute for International Business, the International Management group hosted the Alpine Winter Conference 2022 in Vienna and Innsbruck. The conference took place in January and featured research on populism in International Business. Over forty researchers from prestigious institutions such as CBS, ESADE, NYU Stern, University of Melbourne, and Wharton/UPenn joined the conference to participate in engaging discussions, paper presentations, and panels. You can find further information on the conference here.
 


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