Erik Kommol, M.Sc.
Erik Kommol has been a part of the Institute for Strategy, Technology, and Organization as a University Assistant (pre-doctoral) since 2020. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology at the University of Vienna and spent a semester as an exchange student at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. His master thesis was recognized with the Austrian State Prize for the best Diploma and Master's degrees in 2020 (50 out of approximately 16,000 degrees). Before joining WU as a University Assistant, Erik worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Methods of Psychology at the University of Vienna and as a Consultant in Psychometrics.
His research interests include collective intelligence, the wisdom of crowds, and organizational behavior. In his research, he employs methods such as experimental techniques, complex statistical analysis, and agent-based modeling. He has presented his research at various international conferences, including the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making, the Advances in Decision Analysis Conference, and the Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision-Making Conference. He has also been invited to speak at renowned institutions like the Network Science Institute in Boston, the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development, and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. In addition, he has held a visiting researcher position at the Network Science Institute in Boston.
Erik teaches at the Bachelor, Master and postgraduate levels and has conducted applied project courses on innovation and strategy in partnership with start-ups, SMEs, and multinational corporations. Furthermore, he serves as an Open Science Ambassador for the Center for Open Science, works independently as a Statistician, and reviews papers for the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.