Wolfgang Obenaus

Prof. Wolfgang Obenaus

Prof. Wolfgang Obenaus

Full Professor

About

Professor Obenaus received his Mag. rer. soc. oec degree in 1976 and his Dr. rer. soc. oec. degree in 1979, both from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. In 1978 he spent a research period at Georgetown University and at the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D. C. focusing on government-supported export promotion (export credit guarantees and export finance). Concentrating on government-supported promotion of foreign direct investment he spent another research period at Georgetown University and at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in 1982. He spent another research period at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and with the Schumpeter-Fellowship in 1990 doing research on international economics. Between 1976 and 1991 he was assistant professor at the Institute. He became full professor in 1991.

His main areas of research and fields of interest are:

  • foreign trade terminology

  • business communication

  • the language of presentations and of meetings and negotiations

  • CEMS-Business Language Programs

  • terminological research

  • terminological data base

  • joint-study programs

  • cross-cultural management

  • cross-cultural linguistics

Professor Obenaus currently gives lectures on:

  • International Trade,
    International Trade Policy, and
    Risk Management in International Trade

Book (monograph)

2012 Beer, Alexander, Herles, Martin, Obenaus, Wolfgang. 2012. Schäfer Wirtschaftswörterbuch Finanz- und Rechnungswesen Englisch-Deutsch / Deutsch-Englisch. Read more
2008 Obenaus, Wolfgang, Weidacher, Josef. 2008. This is the Manager Speaking. Erfolgreich kommunizieren im Alltags- und Geschäftsleben. Read more
2006 Obenaus, Wolfgang, Weidacher, Josef. 2006. Dictionary and User's Guide to the NEW Handbook of Business English. Keywords in Context. Read more
2006 Obenaus, Wolfgang, Weidacher, Josef. 2006. This is the Manager Speaking. Erfolgreich englisch kommunizieren im Alltags- und Geschäftsleben. Read more
2006 Obenaus, Wolfgang, Weidacher, Josef. 2006. NEW Handbook of Business English. Keywords in Context. Read more
1998 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1998. CEMS, Community of European Management Schools: Doing effective presentations in an intercultural setting. Read more
1990 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1990. Handbuch der amerikanischen Terminologie des Wechselkursrisikos und der Kurssicherungstechniken. Read more
1985 Obenaus, Wolfgang, Weidacher, Josef. 1985. Handbook of Business English. Keywords in Context. Read more

Journal article

2008 Lavric, Eva, Obenaus, Wolfgang, Weidacher, Josef. 2008. "We have been able to increase our export quota again". False friends and other semantic interlinguistic pitfalls in business English and French. Read more
1987 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1987. Glossar der amerikanischen Export-Förderung. 2. Teil. Read more
1986 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1986. Glossar der amerikanischen Export-Förderung. 1. Teil. Read more
1982 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1982. Buchbesprechung von 'The Financing of Long-Term Development'. Papers and Group Discussions from the 32nd International Banking Summer School held at St. John's College, Cambridge. The Institute of Bankers, London 1979. 206 Seiten. Read more

Chapter in edited volume

2000 Rathmayr, Renate, Schifko, Peter, Obenaus, Wolfgang. 2000. Fachsprachen unterrichten - eine Wissenschaft für sich. Read more
1998 Schifko, Peter, Obenaus, Wolfgang, Rathmayr, Renate. 1998. Fremdsprachen unterrichten - eine Wissenschaft für sich. Read more

Lecture notes/Article in lecture notes/Teaching resources

2000 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 2000. Risks in International Trade. Read more

Contribution to conference proceedings

1999 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1999. Teaching the Oral Communication of Specialised Business Information in Intercultural Contexts. Read more
1998 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1998. What Sort of Materials are Useful for Teaching Presentation Skills for Intercultural Contexts? In: Gibson, Robert (ed.): International Communication in Business: Theory and Practice. Read more
1997 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1997. Teaching Presentations in an International Context - the CEMS Approach. Read more
1997 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1997. Corporate Language Needs. Read more
1997 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1997. Current Perceptions of Corporate Linguistic Needs. Read more
1996 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1996. CEMS - Making the difference in tomorrow's firms. Read more
1996 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1996. Teaching and Testing Communicative Competence in a Managerial Context: Some Practical Examples. Read more
1995 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1995. Language Programmes and Evaluation in CEMS Schools. A Model for the Next Millenium?. Read more
1995 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1995. Taking up the linguistic challenge of the new era of Euro-management. Read more
1995 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1995. CEMS-language exams in communication: corporate needs. Read more
1994 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1994. Taking up the Linguistic Challenge of Tomorrow's Europe. The CEMS Programme. Read more

Habilitation

1990 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1990. Die amerikanische Terminologie des Wechselkursrisikos und der Kurssicherungstechniken. Read more

Doctoral thesis

1979 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1979. Staatliche Exportförderungsmaßnahmen in den USA und in Österreich: ein sachlicher und terminologischer Vergleich. Read more

Diploma thesis

1976 Obenaus, Wolfgang. 1976. Retirement pensions and the earnings rule. Read more