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Barbara Mehner, M.Sc.

Barbara Mehner is a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is part of the EU project STREAM, in which her role is to develop business cases for innovative technologies, e.g. from CERN. During her time at WU, she has conducted research visits to MIT and the German Aerospace Center.

Before joining the E&I team in 2016, Barbara studied Economic, Organizational and Social Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich and at Macquarie University, Sydney. During and after her studies, she gained practical experience in the areas of human computer interaction, human resource development, employer branding and consulting.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience 

2016 - todayResearch and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2015 - 2016Freelancer at UVM Institute for Change Management, Munich, Germany
Change Management & Training
2014 - 2015Working Student at aconso, Munich, Germany
Project Management, Knowledge Management & Consulting
2013 - 2014Intern at Allianz, Munich, Germany
HR Development & Employer Branding
2012 - 2013Working Student at Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
Usability of Process Visualizations & Process Automation
2012Intern at Hanseatisches Personalkontor, Berlin, Germany
HR Consulting

University Education

2016 - todayDoctoral Studies (Dr.rer.soc.oec.), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2013 - 2016M.Sc. Psychology: Economic, Organisational and Social psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany Business Administration as minor subject
Master Thesis: “User experience of self-optimization technologies – Bitter and sweet factors on the way to change”
2015Exchange Semester, Macquarie University (MQU), Sydney, Australia
2010 - 2013B.Sc. Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Bachelor Thesis: “When do men and women initiate a negotiation? Effects of objective and subjective discrepancy”


  • PROSA Scholarship (2015)

  • Scholarship (2010-2016)



Publications & Teaching