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Phillip Nell

Univ. Prof. Dr. Phillip C. Nell

Office: D1, 3.018
Office Hours: By appointment

Phone: +43-1-31336-4535
Fax: +43-1-31336-90-4535


Position at IIB, other positions and academic career

Prof. Phillip Nell is a Chaired Professor at the Institute for International Business at WU Wien and head of WU’s Competence Center for Emerging Markets and CEE. He is also affiliated with the Department of Strategy and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School.

Phillip Nell has studied International Economics and Business Administration in Germany, France, and Italy. He received his doctorate and habilitation from WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business). Before joining academia, he gained considerable industry experience as a strategy consultant with Roland Berger. He has conducted projects and research in cooperation with firms such as A-Tec Industries, Alcatel, Beiersdorf, Boehringer Ingelheim, Mondi, Henkel, dcs+, Oracle, SAP, Gerresheimer, Kone, Puma, and T-Systems as well as non-profit organizations such as Diakonie, giving him lots of insights into management practice.

Phillip Nell is widely experienced both in degree-course and executive education and his teaching has received multiple awards such as the CEMS course of the year award in 2015 and 2016. Besides Copenhagen and Vienna, he has taught at ESADE Business School in Spain, and universities in Padova, Linz, St. Gallen, Prague, Brussels, and Rio de Janeiro.

At WU, he is Academic Director of the study program Master in International Management/CEMS.

Research interest

His research interests are centered on the organization of the multinational corporation, the management of subsidiaries, and the strategic role headquarters play in large and complex organizations. His research has been accepted for publication among others in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, and Research Policy.