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Dr. Kathrin Reinsberger

Kathrin Reinsberger is an Assistant Professor (NTT) at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Her research interest lies in the intersection of the fields of innovation, technology, strategy and entrepreneurship. Within this context, she focuses on the question on how to enable organizations to acquire, assess and implement external knowledge to create innovation. Her ongoing research centers on organizational learning and -behavior specifically within the context of crowds, contests and communities.

Before joining the E&I Team, Kathrin received a PhD in Innovation and Technology Management and as well as a bachelor and master’s degree in economics from the University of Graz. Besides, she gained professional experience working as a consultant for the BMW AG and the Austrian Institute of Economic Research Vienna.

Kathrin has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School, New York City in 2018 and the Laboratory of Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), Boston in 2019. Furthermore she has been appointed a SCANCOR Visiting Scholar to Stanford in spring 2020.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2015 - todayAssistant Professor (NTT), Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business/Austria
2011 - 2015Researcher & Lecturer, Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research - University of Graz/Austria
2011 - 2013Consultant, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) Vienna/Austria
2010Trainee, Bayrische Motorenwerke AG (BMW) Munich/Germany

University Education

2012 - 2015PhD in Innovation and Technology Management (summa cum laude) – University of Graz/Austria
2007 - 2010Master in Economics – University of Graz/Austria
2007 - 2008Erasmus Scholarship, University of Oulu/Finland
2004 - 2007Bachelor in Economics – University of Graz/Austria


  • 2019: Visting Fellow Scholarship - WU Vienna

  • 2019: Top Publication – WU Vienna

  • 2018: Visiting Fellow Scholarship – WU Vienna

  • 2017: Top Publication – WU Vienna

  • 2015: Award of Excellence for PhD Thesis - BMBWF

  • 2014: Merit Scholarship - University of Graz



Publications & Teaching