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Günter K. Stahl

Professor Dr. Günter K. Stahl

Office: D1.5.066
Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: +43-1-31336-4434
Fax: +43-1-31336-90-4434


Position at IIB, other positions and academic career

Günter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management and Director of the Centre for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). Prior to joining WU Vienna, he served for eight years as a full-time faculty member at INSEAD, the leading international business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. He is also an Academic Fellow of the Centre for International HRM at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University, and was a visiting professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Waseda University and Hitotsubashi University, among others.

Günter is an accomplished teacher who has won numerous Outstanding Teacher and Program Director awards, including six-time winner of the CEMS Course of the Year Award (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019) for the most highly-rated course in the CEMS network worldwide, the WU Executive Academy Award forTeaching Excellence in the Professional MBA Program, the Outstanding Teaching Award in Executive MBA Program, HEC Université de Genève, and the Teaching Excellence Award of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Executive MBA Program. He serves on the advisory boards of several for-profit- and non-profit organizations, including Catalyst, the research and advisory organization working globally with companies to expand opportunities for women in business. He has been involved in consulting and executive teaching for a variety of industrial and professional services companies including Alstom, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Anadolu Group, Astra Zeneca, Audi, Avea, Bank Mandiri, Bayer Healthcare, Beiersdorf, Biomin, BMW, Booz & Company, Commerzbank, DaimlerChrysler, Dogus Automotive, EVN, Exxon Mobil, FMC Technologies, Fresenius, GlaxoSmithKline, Heineken, Henkel, Nissan, Noble, Novartis, IBM, KPMG, Lufthansa, MDM Bank, Mobilink, Siemens, Standard Chartered Bank, Telekom Austria, Türk Telekom, UGS and UniCredit Group, as well as for organizations in the non-profit sector such as More Than One Perspective, Transparency International, and the ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy. In addition to teaching for WU Vienna, he regularly teaches in MBA, EMBA and executive programs at leading business schools around the world, including programs with the Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD, Sabanci and Bilgi Universities’ Executive Education Programs, the HEC Université de Genève EMBA, Tel Aviv University’s Lahav Executive Education Center, and GU Tech’s Middle East MBA Program in Muscat, Oman.

Research interest

Professor Stahl’s research interests include purpose-driven leaders, the drivers of corporate responsibility and irresponsibility, grand societal challenges and their implications for strategy and management, the changing nature of global work, and the challenges facing global migrants. His research has been published in leading academic journals, profiled in a wide range of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, and been recognized by prestigious awards, including the Carolyn Dexter Award of the Academy of Management, the JIBS/ Palgrave Macmillan 2020 Decade Award for the most influential paper published in the Journal of International Business Studies over the past decade, the SAGE/ Journal of Leadership Award for the most significant contribution to advance leadership and organizational studies, and the Academy of Management Best Paper in International Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability Award. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of International Management of Organizations & People as well as Senior Editor of the Journal of World Business.