Responsibility & Sustainability

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 (including third mission activities) are objectives of this research area. Responsibility has a legal as well as an ethical component and must be considered in all management areas (personnel, strategy, lifelong learning, etc.).

Responsibility, Law, Ethics

Responsibility is linked to both law and ethics and is based on values and principles (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, etc.).

Sustainable Organizational Behaviour & Development

Against the backdrop of dynamic 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).

Digital & Sustainable Learning

Digital and sustainable Learning is at the forefront of addressing the complex challenges that digitalization presents for both individual growth and organizational evolution, now and in the future. Our research prioritizes knowledge management, competence development, and learning within the information society, with a keen focus on sustainable practices. Furthermore, we explore digital workplace learning and emerging trends in vocational education and training. Our goal is to ensure that digital learning solutions of the future are not only effective and innovative but also mindful of their environmental and societal impact.

Futures Thinking & Foresight

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. Topics in this research field include futures literacy, lifelong learning, organisational behaviour, emotions in organisations and behavioural economics.

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 Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Martin Dinter, BA MA Teaching & Research Assistant +43 512 2070 - 4224
Prof.  Moritz Mosenhauer, PhD | Finance & Economics Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Moritz Mosenhauer, PhD Finance & Economics +43 512 2070 - 4234
Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlögl | Human-Centered Computing Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlögl Human-Centered Computing +43 512 2070 - 3535
Prof.  Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil. PhD | Head of Bachelors Program Business Administration Online Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil. PhD Head of Bachelor's Program Business Administration Online +43 512 2070 - 4200
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 Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Wendy Farrell, PhD International Business & Organizational Behavior +43 512 2070 - 4232
Mag. Regina Obexer, Master of Education | Senior Lecturer Student & Career Center
Mag. Regina Obexer, Master of Education Senior Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 1922
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA MSc | Lecturer Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA MSc Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 4231
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Antje Bierwisch | Management, Strategy & Innovation Bachelor'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
Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer Head of Department & Studies
Prof. Dr. Maria Wallnöfer | Strategic Management
Prof. Dr. Maria Wallnöfer Strategic Management +43 512 2070 - 2124
Prof. Dr. Yevgen Bogodistov | Strategic Management & Organizational Behavior Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Dr. Yevgen Bogodistov Strategic Management & Organizational Behavior +43 512 2070 - 4235
 Thomas Dilger, BA MA | Senior Lecturer Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Thomas Dilger, BA MA 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
 Juliana Pattermann, BA MA MSc | Teaching & Research Assistant Bachelor's program Business Administration / online
Juliana Pattermann, BA MA 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

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

Project Lead:
FH-Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer

Team:
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA MSc

FH-Prof. Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil. PhD

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' | 'Horizon Europe' project funded by the European Union | 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/


  • Huter, L., Pammer, M., Pattermann, J., & Windbichler, R. (2023). Integration von Planspielen in Hochschul-Programmen: Evaluierung der Einsatzvarianten. Zeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung, 18(Sonderheft Planspiele), 187–205. https://doi.org/10.21240/zfhe/SH-PS/11
  • Farrell, W. C., & Phungsoonthorn, T. (2020). Generation Z in Thailand. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470595820904116
  • Palan, N., Waldegger, J., & Pammer, M. (2022). The Importance of Social Components in Online Learning: The Case of Business Administration Online at MCI. In L. Carvalho, N. Teixeira, & P. Pardal (Ed.), Interdisciplinary and Practical Approaches to Managerial Education and Training (pp. 193-207). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-8239-8.ch011
  • Mosenhauer, M. (2022) Salience and management-by-exception. Managerial and Decision Economics, online first publication, doi:10.1002/mde.3622
  • Frischhut, M. (2022). The Ethical Spirit of EU Values: Status Quo of the Union of Values and Future Direction of Travel. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-12714-4
  • Rattrie, L. T., Kittler, M. G., & Paul, K. I. (2020) Culture, Burnout and Engagement: A Meta‐Analysis on National Cultural Values as Moderators in JD‐R Theory. Applied Psychology, 69(1), 176-220.
  • Degischer, D., & Wallnoefer, M. (2020). Micro firms's path to success: an investigation of conflicting strategic orientations, Midwestern Academy of Management Conference 2020, October 28, United States

  • Faeth, P. & Kittler M.G. (2019) Hostile Environments and Expatriation: Contextualising Demands and Resources. Paper presented at the 45th EIBA Annual Conference 2019, Leeds, UK. (What Now? International Business in a Confused World Order, 13 – 15 December 2019)
  • Frischhut, M. (2024, April 19). "The ethical spirit of EU law and EU values. ‘Conflicts of interest’ and beyond", presentation at the ‘thematic session’ for the ‘Ethics and Compliance Committee (ECC)’ at the European Central Bank (ECB), Frankfurt am Main
  • Frischhut, M. (2024, April 16). "EU fundamental values and health", presentation at the launch conference “The European Union as Global Health Actor” of the Centre of Excellence “New visions of the European Union's role in Global Health” (EU4GH) at the University of Salerno, online via Teams
  • Farrell, W., Bogodistov, Y., & Mössenlechner, C. (2023, August 10). Is Academic Integrity at Risk? Perceived Ethics and Technology Acceptance of ChatGPT. AMCIS 2023, Panama City, Panama.
  • Mosenhauer, M. (2019, February). Salience and Management-by-Exception. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Royal Economic Society, Warwick, UK
  • Walsh, M., Kittler, M.G., Antwi, J. Mthethwa, K. & Robbins, M. (2018) Strengthening Health Systems: A Salutogenic Community Operational Research Perspective. Paper presented at the OR60 Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Lancaster, UK.