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Assoz. Prof. Dr. Peter Keinz

Peter Keinz is Associate Professor at WU’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In research, he focuses on Open and User Innovation. Specifically, Peter researches and develops strategies, methods, and tools for organizations to leverage internal and external knowledge in the context of innovation processes. Furthermore, he is interested in the strategic and organizational antecedents and consequences of Open and User Innovation approaches on firm level.

Before joining the E&I team in 2005, Peter studied Business Administration at WU Vienna and majored in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as in Strategic Management, Controlling and Consulting. After having finished his studies, he left university and worked as assistant to the CEO of the Austrian Controllers’ Institute. He also gained some experience in the consulting industry with Contrast Management Consulting. Today, besides his academic duties, Peter acts as speaker and coach to technology-driven start-ups, corporates, and research organizations and supports them in their knowledge and technology transfer activities. To learn more about Peter, please go to https://at.linkedin.com/in/peterkeinz.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience 

2016 - todayEuropäische Organisation für Kernforschung - Wissenschaftlicher Leiter und Work Package-Koordinator "Valorisation" (STREAM WP 6)
2016Raiffeisen Campus - Wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Forums Zukunft
2015 - todayAssociate Professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.e-and-i.org)
2013 - 2015Europäische Organisation für Kernforschung - Wissenschaftlicher Leiter und Work Package-Koordinator "Dissemination, knowledge transfer, and external research funding" (TALENT WP 6)
2009 - 2015Assistant Professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.e-and-i.org)
2005 - 2009Research Assistant at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.e-and-i.org)
2003 - 2009Member of the Board of Directors of “Idea Exchange Austria – Das Netzwerk der Gründer und Gründungsinteressierten an Österreichs Hochschulen” (www.idex.at)
2003 - 2005Research Assistant at the Austrian Controllers’ Institute (www.oeci.at)
2002Contrast Management Consulting (www.contrast.at)

University Education 

2005 - 2009Doctoral Studies (Dr.rer.soc.oec.), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dissertation: “User-to-user-support in selfdesign-processes: an empirical investigation of the benefits for novice toolkit-users”.
1999 - 2003Master of Business Administration (Mag.rer.soc.oec.), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Majors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Strategic Management, Controlling & Consulting, Diploma Thesis: “Die Effektivität des Controlling österreichischer Unternehmen”.

Honors

  • Jürgen-Hauschildt-Preis 2013 der Kommission für Technologie, Innovation und Entrepreneurship des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (Deutschland)

  • Exzellente Lehre 2013 - Award der WU Wien (Österreich)

  • 2010 WU Best Paper Award together with Nikolaus Franke and Christoph Steger for the article "Testing the Value of Customization: When Do Costumers Really Prefer Products Tailored to Their Preferences?", in Journal of Marketing, Vol 73, Iss. 5, 2009, pp 103-121;

  • 2010 Theo Schöller-Preis (Munich Best Paper Award Innovation Management) for the article „Testing the Value of Customization: When Do Customers Really Prefer Products Tailored to Their Preferences?” (Journal of Marketing 73, together with Nikolaus Franke and Christoph Steger).

  • 2009 WU Best Paper Award

  • 2009 Rudolf Sallinger Preis

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