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Michael König

Dr.rer.soc.oec. Michael König MBA
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I am a tenured Senior Lecturer at the Department of Strategy and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). From 1997-2009, I served in several management practice functions, including C-suite positions in the luxury goods industry, before switching back to Academia in 2010. This makes me one of those rather exotic persons at a university, who are experienced in both worlds, practice and theory. I earned a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Vienna and received an MBA in General and Strategic Management from the Cass Business School, City University of London. I am alumnus of the Oxford Scenarios Programme, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. My enthusiasm and passion for teaching is recognized by the WU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and in 2016. In 2018, I was nominee for the Global Teacher Prize. I am an experienced strategist and foresighter, and I am fascinated to work together with seasoned executives, post-grads and first-year students alike. I love to have an interdisciplinary view reaching out to other arenas of science as well as to arts and humanities.
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CV

since 2014
Senior Lecturer (tenured) at WU
2010-2013
Subject Leader Strategy and Management Control at another University
2006-2009
Managing Director of Julius Meinl am Graben, Austria's flagship luxury retailer and first address for gourmets, located in the heart of Vienna
2004-2006
CFO with Moёt Hennessy Austria, of French stock-listed luxury conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moёt Hennessy)
2000-2003
Group Controller with Europapier AG, formerly MONDI group
1997-2000
Auditor with KPMG

Researcher Identifier

Awards and Honors

2018
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution to Reviewing - IATSS Research, Elsevier
Certificate of Outstanding Contribution to Reviewing - Transportation Research Part F, Elsevier
Nominee Global Teacher Prize
2017-2019
Nominee WU Excellent Teaching Award
2016
WU Excellent Teaching Award
2015
WU Excellent Teaching Award

Classifications

  • 5307 Business and management economics (Details)
  • 5333 Business management (Details)
  • 5350 Innovation research (Details)
  • 5359 Controlling (Details)

Expertise

  • Business Model Evaluation
  • Corporate Foresight
  • Management Control
  • Strategic Foresight
  • Strategic Management
  • Scenarios

Activities

Reviewer for scientific organization
  since 2016 Jubiläumsfonds der OeNB - Referee
  since 2015 FFG - Referee
Reviewer for a scientific journal
  since 2019 Journal of Business Research - Reviewer
  since 2018 Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour - Reviewer
  since 2018 Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies - Reviewer
  since 2018 Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice - Reviewer
  since 2017 IATSS Research Journal - Reviewer
Organization other meeting (Excursion etc.)
  2018 Organisation WU Senior Lecturer Meeting 1.2.2018 - Convenor
Other scientific activities
  2018 TUM Graduate School (Technische Universität München) - Mentor Doctoral Dissertation: Lambert Neumayr
  2015 Department of Strategy and Innovation - Expert Assessor on Teaching Quality in the postdoctoral qualification process of Peter Keinz

Publications

Journal article

2018 König, Michael, Ludescher, Michael. 2018. Zur Rolle des Aufsichtsrats bei der Sicherstellung der Zukunftsorientierung einer börsenotierten AG. Aufsichtsrat aktuell, (4), 6-12. (Details)
2017 König, Michael, Neumayr, Lambert. 2017. Users’ resistance towards radical innovations: The case of the self-driving car. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 44, 42-52. (Details)
2016 Austerer, Michael, König, Michael. 2016. Inside Research: Forecasten Sie noch oder Foresighten Sie schon? CFO aktuell - Zeitschrift für Finance & Controlling, 10 (3), 105-109. (Details)
2014 König, Michael, Sedlatschek, Elisabeth, Wallner, Natalie. 2014. Strategic Foresight. Oder: Hic sunt dracones!. CFO aktuell - Zeitschrift für Finance & Controlling (4): 139-141. (Details)
2012 Baumüller, Josef, König, Michael. 2012. Kennzahlen der strategischen Frühaufklärung im Rahmen der Lageberichterstattung. Steuer- und Wirtschaftskartei (SWK) 87 (25): 1096-1101. (Details)
  Baumüller, Josef, König, Michael. 2012. Kennzahlen der strategischen Frühaufklärung im Rahmen der Lageberichterstattung. Steuer- und Wirtschaftskartei (SWK). 87 (25), 1096-1101. (Details)
1998 Reiter, Robert, König, Michael. 1998. Die Bewertung von Pensionsrückstellungen. RWZ - Zeitschrift für Recht und Rechnungswesen (früher: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Recht und Rechnungswesen RWZ), (9), 257-262. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2017 König, Michael. 2017. Innovations in Business Administration. In: Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Hrsg. Carayannis (ed.), 1-7. New York: Springer. (Details)
  König, Michael. 2017. Vertriebs-Controlling: Umsetzung und Steuerung der Vertriebsstrategie. In: Controlling: 21-mal Bindestrich-Controlling für die Praxis, Hrsg. Eschenbach Rolf, Baumüller Josef, Siller Helmut, 523-542. Wien: LexisNexis. (Details)
2012 König, Michael. 2012. Strategische Regentänze? Wildes Denken im Strategischen Management. In: Strategie, Personal, Organisation, Führung, Hrsg. Heimerl Peter, Sichler Ralph, 117-159. Wien, Stuttgart: UTB. (Details)
2001 König, Michael. 2001. Personalrückstellungen. In: Praxisleitfaden zur Internationalen Rechnungslegung, Hrsg. Hassler Rainer, Kerschbaumer Helmut, 79-90. Wien: Linde Verlag. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2012 König, Michael. 2012. Strategische Frühaufklärungssysteme zur Krisenantizipation in komplexen und hochvolatilen Märkten. In 6. Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschulen, 11.-12. April 2012, Tagungsband 3: Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Beiträge gegen die Krise, Hrsg. FH Joanneum Graz, 51-54. Graz: FH Joanneum. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2019 König, Michael. 2019. The Role of Luck in Strategy Implementation. Wiener Strategiekonferenz 2019, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wien, Österreich, 24.06.-24.06. Invited Talk (Details)
2018 König, Michael, Ludescher, Michael. 2018. Future Orientation of Supervisory Boards. Scenario Planning and Foresight 2018: Advancing Theory and improving Practice, Conference of the British Academy of Management , Warwick Business School, Großbritannien, 10.12.-11.12. (Details)
  König, Michael. 2018. Was ist "neu"? Über die unterschiedlichen Facetten von Neuheit und über Feral Futures. Wiener Strategiekonferenz 2018, Landesverteidigungsakademie Wien, Österreich, 27.06.-27.06. Invited Talk (Details)
2017 König, Michael. 2017. Beyond Turing? The notion of economic performance in the new normal. Futures of a Complex World 2017, Turku, Finnland, 12.06.-13.06. (Details)
  König, Michael, Marquart, Stefan. 2017. The Capability of Strategic Foresight - A Cultural approach. Futures of a Complex World 2017, Turku, Finnland, 12.06.-13.06. (Details)
  König, Michael. 2017. The Power of Elpis. Oxford Futures Forum 2017, Said Business School, University of Oxford, Großbritannien, 02.06-03.06. (Details)
2011 König, Michael. 2011. Strategic Futuring - Managing Strategic Uncertainty in Turbulent Times. International Conference "Shifting Environments, Innovative Strategies", University of Sopron, Faculty of Economics, Sopron, Ungarn, 02.11.-02.11.. (Details)

Teaching materials

2019 König, Michael. 2019. Materials for Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Finance. (Details)
2018 König, Michael. 2018. Materials for Business Planning and Performance Management (Intergrative Modules version). (Details)
  König, Michael. 2018. Materials for Understanding Business / Business Planning. (Details)
2015 König, Michael. 2015. Materials for Business Planning and Performance Management (Business Gaming version). (Details)
  König, Michael. 2015. Materials for Fundamentals of Management Control. (Details)
2014 König, Michael. 2014. Unterrichtsmaterialien für Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre (STEOP, Case Study). (Details)

Magazine/newspaper article

2015 König, Michael. 2015. Strategic Foresight - Die Unternehmenszukunft aktiv gestalten. WU Alumni News, 01.03. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2018 König, Michael. 2018. Tapir Fridolin und der neue Kaufmannsladen. Kinderuni 2018, WU Wien, 11.07.18 (Details)
  König, Michael. 2018. Der letzte Dodo und sein Museum. Vorlesung zum Pressetermin Eröffnung der Kinderuni 2018, Wien, 05.06.18 (Details)
  König, Michael. 2018. Unternehmensführung: Was sollten zukünftige Unternehmer/innen und Führungskräfte können? Tag der Offenen Tür - Schnuppervorlesung, WU, 02.03.18 (Details)
  König, Michael. 2018. About Giordano Bruno's Cantus Circaeus: The magic box of Cost of Equity. SIMC Mid-Term Lecture, WU Wien, 18.01. (Details)
2017 König, Michael. 2017. Tapir Fridolin und der neue Kaufmannsladen. Kinderuni 2017, WU Wien, 12.07.17 (Details)
  König, Michael. 2017. Spooky Action at a Distance: Entanglement in Data Analysis. SIMC Mid-Term Lecture, WU Wien, 09.03. (Details)
2016 König, Michael. 2016. The Past is a Foreign Country: Making Sense of Yesterday, Today, and the Future of an Enterprise. SIMC Kick-Off Lecture, WU Wien, 03.10. (Details)
  König, Michael. 2016. The Phenomenon of Abnormal Returns and Longevity in Bespoke Services. SIMC Mid-Term Lecture, WU Wien, 26.04. (Details)
2015 König, Michael. 2015. The Last Voyage of Ulysses. To See the Unpeopled World and Travel the Untraveled Seas. SIMC Mid-Term Lecture, WU Wien, 05.05. (Details)
2014 König, Michael. 2014. Hic Rhodos, Hic Salta! Managing the Knowns, the Known Unknowns, and Exploring the Unknown Unknowns in Postnormal Times. SIMC Mid-Term Lecture, WU Wien, 06.05. (Details)
2011 König, Michael. 2011. Strategisch planen - strategisch managen - strategisch basteln?. Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion, Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, 25.05. (Details)

Miscellaneous

2014 König, Michael. 2014. Only 2,4 percent of firms have integrated strategic foresight systems. futureorientation.net, 1.09.2014. (Details)

Projects

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