Managament & Society

Responsibility & Management

Responsibility & Management

The MCI is a signatory of the PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative of the United Nations and committed to pursuing ethics, responsibility and sustainability in teaching, research and organisational practice. The ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) provide an overarching framework in this effort. In this context, both responsible management education and responsibility towards society are objectives of the research focus ‘Responsibility & Management’. Responsibility has a legal as well as an ethical component and must be considered in all management areas (personnel, strategy, lifelong learning, etc.), especially in situations of asymmetric information distribution.

Responsibility in the areas of management, strategy and organisation

Against the backdrop of disruptive developments (digitalisation, demographic developments, sustainability, etc.), responsible management is of great importance, particularly in the areas of management, strategy (especially regarding Mergers & Acquisitions) and organisation (HR and personnel). The challenges these changes pose for society, companies and employees are a subject of this research focus, which emphasises both research and practical transfer (SMA Research Lab).

Responsibility, law and ethics

Situations of asymmetric information distribution in particular are characterised by an imbalance that necessitates correspondingly responsible action. In this context, responsibility also has a legal and an ethical component in addition to the management area and is based on values (Jean Monnet Chairs). Fields of application of this approach are, amongst others, digitalisation (e.g. artificial intelligence), the health sector and, more generally, decision-making, especially at the EU level (lobbying).

Responsibility for ‘futures‘

Responding responsibly to future changes today and actively shaping the future are crucial competencies for the 21st century (UNESCO Chair Futures Literacy). For this to happen, individuals and organisations need to continuously develop. Combining traditional learning and digital technologies opens up new opportunities for lifelong learning. Topics in this research field include futures literacy, lifelong learning, organisational behaviour, emotions in organisations and behavioural economics.

Contact
Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M. | Study Coordinator European Union Law Bachelor's program Management & Law
Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M. Study Coordinator European Union Law +43 512 2070 - 3632

If you have any questions regarding this research area, please contact us: 
ethics@mci.edu


Research & Transfer Centers
Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M. | Study Coordinator European Union Law Bachelor's program Management & Law
Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M. Study Coordinator European Union Law +43 512 2070 - 3632
Prof. Dr. Simon Czermak | Behavioral Economics Master's program International Business & Law
Prof. Dr. Simon Czermak Behavioral Economics +43 512 2070 - 3635
 Martin Dinter, BA, MA | Teaching & Research Assistant Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Martin Dinter, BA, MA Teaching & Research Assistant +43 512 2070 - 4224
 Moritz Mosenhauer, Ph.D. | Lecturer Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Moritz Mosenhauer, Ph.D. Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 4234
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA | Teaching & Research Assistant Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA Teaching & Research Assistant +43 512 2070 - 4225
Mag. Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil. | Deputy Head of Department & Studies Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Mag. Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil. Deputy Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4231
Dr. Daniel Degischer | Senior Lecturer Bachelor's program Management & Law
Dr. Daniel Degischer Senior Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 3637
Prof.  Wendy Farrell, PhD | International Business & Organizational Behavior Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Wendy Farrell, PhD International Business & Organizational Behavior +43 512 2070 - 4232
Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer | Head of Department & Studies Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer Head of Department & Studies
Dr. Maria Wallnöfer | Senior Lecturer
Dr. Maria Wallnöfer Senior Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 2124
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Antje Bierwisch | Management, Strategy & Innovation Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Antje Bierwisch Management, Strategy & Innovation +43 512 2070 - 4233
Prof. Dr. Johannes Dickel | Business Administration | Marketing Bachelor's program Management & Law
Prof. Dr. Johannes Dickel Business Administration | Marketing +43 512 2070 - 3631
Prof. Dr. Ralf Geymayer | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Management & Law
Prof. Dr. Ralf Geymayer Head of Department & Studies
 Nadin Reinstadler, BSc, MSc | Teaching & Research Assistant Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Nadin Reinstadler, BSc, MSc Teaching & Research Assistant +43 512 2070 - 4226
 Philipp Weinkogl, BA MA | Teaching & Research Assistant Bachelor's program Management & Law
Philipp Weinkogl, BA MA Teaching & Research Assistant +43 512 2070 - 3624
Prof. Dr. Yevgen Bogodistov | Strategic Management & Organizational Behavior Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Dr. Yevgen Bogodistov Strategic Management & Organizational Behavior +43 512 2070 - 4235
 Thomas Dilger, MA, BA | Senior Lecturer Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Thomas Dilger, MA, BA Senior Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 3537
Prof. Dr. Markus Kittler | Business Administration | Work & Organization Bachelor's program Management & Law
Prof. Dr. Markus Kittler Business Administration | Work & Organization +43 512 2070 - 3636
Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlögl | Human-Centered Computing Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlögl Human-Centered Computing +43 512 2070 - 3535

Digitalisation Strategy & Change in the Craft Trade Sector
Duration:
2019 - 2020

Project Lead:
FH-Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer

Team:
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA

Mag. Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil.

Description:
In the project "Digitization & Change in the Crafts", the MCI is developing a strategy to exploit the potential of digitization in the crafts sector together with Riedle Installationen GmbH. First, MCI conducts interviews to evaluate the current situation in the company. Then, the MCI and Riedle Installationen GmbH develop goals and concrete implementation options in workshops. Moreover, the MCI supports Riedle Installationen GmbH in implementing the digitization strategy. In addition to process optimization and the introduction of digital tools, the focus of the project is on supporting the change process.

FLASH
Duration:
2023 - 2026

Project Lead:
FH-Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M.

Description:
FLASH - Flexible Approaches to Support Health through financing One of the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic is the importance of flexibility in funding and organization of health systems. European countries responded quickly to this extreme event, by expanding the amount of financial resources available for health care and reallocating financial and human resources. However, there are several other challenges for health care systems that require efficient and flexible financing mechanisms to be successfully addressed. This project undertakes a comprehensive analysis of health care financing mechanisms in Europe, by focusing on the two key stages of the process: i) budget allocation (e.g., among managing authorities, clinical areas), ii) financing of health services within a specific budget, through the definition of contracts and payment rules. We identify and examine the most prominent mechanisms underlying the relationship between the main challenges faced by health care systems (demand shocks, ageing, budget pressure) and their financing. By employing a wide range of methodological approaches, we provide evidence on the ability of existing financing mechanisms and contracts to address such challenges and study new solutions to achieve more effective, efficient and equitable health care systems.

Project homepage:
jeanmonnet.mci.edu

EU Values & DIGitalization for our CommuNITY (DIGNITY)
Duration:
2019 - 2022

Project Lead:
FH-Prof. Dr. Markus Frischhut, LL.M.

Description:
Under the umbrella of the UN Global Compact, the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative was founded in 2007. In 2011, MCI has joined PRME, to promote responsible management education and is also a founding member of the PRME-DACH Chapter. Taking such a holistic approach in education is also part of MCI's mission, which thrives, amongst others, on responsibility towards society. Named according to one of the EU's founding fathers, Jean Monnet, the European Union (EU) is supporting activities in the field of EU integration under its Erasmus+ programme. Within this context, the EU has established a Jean Monnet chair on European integration & ethics from September 2016 to August 2019. Based on this previous chair on ethics, in September 2019 the EU has established a new Jean Monnet Chair on EU values and digitalization, which is again generously co-funded by Erasmus+. This chair closely cooperates with ethucation (an independent network for etchics and bioethics), as well as with SETup (support for social entrepreneurship).

Project homepage:
https://jeanmonnet.mci.edu/


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