Em. ord. Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Robert Hansen

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E-Mail: hansen [at] wu.ac.at

Short Biography

Hans Robert Hansen is professor emeritus of manage­ment and infor­ma­tion systems at WU. He is one of the trail­bla­zers of the IS disci­pline and of stra­tegic manage­ment at univer­si­ties.

He has over 40 years of expe­ri­ence in manage­ment, teaching, rese­arch, and consul­ting. He started his career as assis­tant professor at Wuerz­burg Univer­sity, worked several years for IBM Germany, and became full professor of busi­ness admi­nis­tra­tion, with a focus on infor­ma­tion systems at Duis­burg Univer­sity in 1974. Four years later he accepted an offer of the Vienna Univer­sity of Econo­mics and Busi­ness Admi­nis­tra­tion (Wirt­schafts­uni­ver­si­taet Wien; WU). He is the founder and was more than 30 years chair of the Insti­tute for Manage­ment Infor­ma­tion Systems at WU. In addi­tion he served as head of the Univer­sity Compu­ting Centre (1978–1986) and as WU rector (1987-1991, 1998-2002).

His IS rese­arch inte­rests focus on IS stra­te­gies, concepts, methods and tools in Marke­ting and Retailing. Since the mid nine­ties he and his team deve­l­oped industry oriented refe­rence models for elec­tronic commerce. At present, the rese­arch activi­ties concen­trate on busi­ness models, IS archi­tec­tures, and tools for inter­ne­t-­based consumer infor­ma­tion systems (B2C).

He has published dozens of arti­cles and books on these topics. His “Wirt­schafts­-in­for­matik” text­book is the IS book best­seller in German spea­king coun­tries (more than 500.000 copies sold).

He spent sabba­tical semes­ters as Visiting Rese­arch Fellow at the Busi­ness Schools of New York Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Cali­fornia in Berkeley, and the Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy in Sydney.

At present, Hans Robert Hansen lives in Posada, Sardinia from May to September, and in Vienna, Austria from October to April.