April 24, 2009

Prof. Sabine T. Köszegi appointed as new Academic Director of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Prof. Sabine T. Köszegi was appointed as new Academic Director for the third class of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation by the Vice Rector for International Affairs of the Vienna University of Technology. She took over the position from Prof. Stepan who still executes this function for the second class. Together with Prof. Franke she will also direct the Entrepreneurship Center Vienna – a joint Venture of TU Vienna and WU Vienna.

Prof. Köszegi studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USA. She received her doctorate from the School of Business, Economics, and Computer Science of the University of Vienna and wrote her dissertation on “Trust in Virtual Organizations”.

Her professional experience includes positions in the fields of Organizational Development and Change Management with Andersen Consulting Austria and KSB-Consulting, Bank Austria. Besides that she also supports Start-up companies as scientific mentor.

Prof. Köszegi started her academic career as Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Economics, and Statistics of the University of Vienna. International visiting positions as Guest Researcher or Visiting Professor include the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. In January 2009 Prof. Köszegi became Full Professor for Labor Science and Organization at the Institute of Management Science of the Vienna University of Technology.

Prof. Köszegi published articles in many renowned journals and participated in many international conferences and workshops. She received several awards like the Award for Innovative Teaching by the University of Vienna in the year 2001. Her research focus is on virtual organizations and electronic negotiations including intercultural and emotional aspects as well as gender salience. Her current research project deals with “Foundations of Effective Electronic Negotiation Support: Socio-emotional, Prescriptive and Technological Perspectives”.

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