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Simon Hartmann

Dr. Simon Hartmann

Institute for Export Management

Department of Global Business and Trade

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Welthandelsplatz 1A-1020 Vienna/Austria Building D1

Tel: +43-1-31336-4406


Simon Hartmann is currently working at the institute in a post-doc position. He has a degree in business administration with a special focus on financing and a doctorate in economics from the University of Innsbruck. He started his career in applied research (international economics and development) in Vienna in 2009, and started teaching in 2011, in the Master’s Program in Applied Economics at the University of Innsbruck. In 2013 he started teaching in several modules of the BA in Banking and Finance at a private university in Hanoi, Vietnam as part of the University of London’s International Program. Since 2014 he has been teaching at WU in the Master’s Program in Export and Internationalization Management and the specialization in Export Management.  Currently, his courses at WU include international risk management and reporting at the master’s level and exchange hedging, financial decision-making, and managing political risks at the bachelor’s level. He supervises numerous bachelor’s and master’s theses and is active in the theory/practice dialog with master’s students.

His research focuses mainly on the institutional environment of international business activities, especially in developing countries. He contributes actively in the research project funding application process and publishes extensively, including journal articles, book chapters, working papers and policy papers, in German and English. The results of his research are presented and discussed regularly at academic conferences in Austria and abroad. He received awards and repeated merit scholarships for his doctoral thesis.

Research areas:

  • (New) Institutional Economics

  • Property Rights Security and Firm Performance

  • Transaction Cost Economics and the Boundaries of the International Firm (SME – MNC differences)

  • Risk Management & Finance in International Business