Entrepreneurship and financial markets in focus - Anita Zehrer and Thomas Stöckl win the coveted research prize for international research in the field of Entrepreneurial Behavior of Service Companies and Information Asymmetries in Financial Markets.
As part of a festive and lively ceremony in the Civic Room of the Old Town Hall, Vice-Mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer recently presented the coveted City of Innsbruck Award for research and innovation at MCI. The two winners Anita Zehrer and Thomas Stöckl impressed not only with their outstanding research, but also with their extraordinary careers to date.
FH-Prof. PD MMag. Dr.habil. Anita Zehrer coordinates the research agendas at the MCI for the fields of business & society and has run the Family Business Center there since 2016. She impressed with her research topic "Entrepreneurship in tourism - Entrepreneurial Behavior of Service Companies by way of the Example of Tourism". With her excellent research, she closes an important gap in business management research and, with her findings, enables in-depth access to specific entrepreneurial behavior in predominantly owner-managed service companies.
Curriculum Vitae Anita Zehrer
The financial market economist FH-Prof. PD Dr is deputy dead of the department of Business & Management and heads the English-language bachelor program "Business & Management". The Prize of the City of Innsbruck is to commend his "research on the investigation of situations in which financial markets are characterized by the presence of asymmetric information distribution". He applies methods of experimental financial market research in this otherwise difficult subject area and thus contributes to a better understanding of insider trading in financial markets and to the discussion on the meaningfulness of regulatory measures.
Curriculum Vitae Thomas Stöckl
"Scientific quality, degree of innovation and economic and social relevance are essential criteria for the awarding of this prize," emphasized Deputy Mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer. "Both chosen candidates exceedingly meet these strict criteria and have therefore more than earned this award."
Michael Kraxner, Head of Research & Development at MCI, congratulated the award winners, whose award-winning research is distinguished not only by its extraordinary scientific relevance, but also by its economic and social significance. "I congratulate Anita Zehrer and Thomas Stöckl on their scientific work, which makes a significant contribution to the further development of the Entrepreneurial School®. Furthermore, my thanks also go to the state capital Innsbruck, namely Ms. Vice Mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer, who has made the staging of this coveted award possible."
The "City of Innsbruck Award for Research and Innovation at the Management Center Innsbruck" was granted for the first time in 2017. The MCI organizes the annual competition and nominates the candidates. The city of Innsbruck provides the prize money of 5,000 euros and the city Senate chooses the winner/s of the award, which is then announced to the City of Innsbruck by MCI on an annual basis.