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Thomas Grisold, BA MSc

Teach­ing and Re­search As­so­ci­ate

WU (Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness)

De­part­ment of In­form­a­tions Sys­tems and Op­er­a­tions
In­sti­tute for In­form­a­tion Busi­ness

Build­ing D2, 3rd Floor
Welthan­delsplatz 1, 1020 Vi­enna, Aus­tria

Email: tho­
Phone: +43-1-31336/5527
Fax: +43-1-31336/905527
Con­sulta­tion on Ap­point­ment

Tho­mas Grisold is a re­search and teach­ing as­so­ci­ate at the In­sti­tute for In­form­a­tion Busi­ness. His re­search is on or­gan­iz­a­tional un­learn­ing. 

Tho­mas has an in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary back­ground in cog­nit­ive science where he fo­cused on epistem­o­logy, (ex­per­i­mental) neur­os­cience and in­nov­a­tion. He is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in the 'pre­dict­ive mind‘ frame­work, pro­pos­ing that the brain is in the act­ive pro­cess of con­struct­ing and de­ploy­ing gen­er­at­ive mod­els to pre­dict what is hap­pen­ing in the world. Fol­low­ing this idea, there emerges a cir­cu­lar re­la­tion­ship between what we know about the world and how we come to per­ceive it. Thus, as it has been ar­gued, we are think­ing and act­ing in cycles of self-­ful­filling proph­ecies where our ac­tions con­firm our ex­pect­a­tions, and our ex­pect­a­tions guide our ac­tions. Ar­gu­ably, this lim­its our ab­il­ity to cre­ate new know­ledge as we tend to re­peat what has worked for us in the past. Tho­mas is work­ing on meta­cog­nit­ive and be­ha­vi­oral strategies to un­learn know­ledge and break these cycles.

Tho­mas is a lec­turer for BISII (Be­trieb­liche In­form­a­tionssysteme II) as well as for courses in the SBWL In­form­a­tion­swirtschaft. He su­per­vises bach­elor theses in the fields of or­gan­iz­a­tional learn­ing and un­learn­ing, know­ledge-­based man­age­ment and in­nov­a­tion re­search.

Re­search In­terests

  • [Re­search In­terest 1]

  • [Re­search In­terest 2]

Lec­tures at WU