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Nina Hampl, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Nina Hampl's research and teaching focus on strategic and behavioral questions in the energy industry. Her main current and past research projects relate to strategic alliances, industry architecture changes, business model innovation and management, decision-making under uncertainty of consumers and investors, social acceptance of new energy technology as well as the intersection of energy policy and investment decisions.

Nina Hampl joined the ISM at WU Vienna in March 2013. She is ISM's deputy head and head of the Energy & Strategy Think Tank, a collaboration between OMV AG, Wien Energie GmbH and ISM. She holds a full professorship in Sustainable Energy Management and is deputy head of the Institute for Operations, Energy, and Environmental Management at the University of Klagenfurt (also known as Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Austria.

Before joining WU as a post-doctoral researcher, Nina Hampl was a PhD candidate and research associate at the Good Energies Chair for Management of Renewable Energies at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her PhD thesis on energy investment decision-making under uncertainty received the Student Award 2013 from the Swiss Association for Energy Economics (SAEE).

Before rejoining academia she worked as a management consultant for an international consulting company with a focus on the energy industry and sustainability. Nina Hampl was involved in several research projects funded, among others, by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Federal Offices of Energy (BFE) and for the Environment (BAFU). She conducted study and research visits, among others, at ESCP Europe in Paris and Stanford University and is author of several publications and conference contributions.

Nina Hampl's current research projects:

  • Erneuerbare Energien in Österreich (Renewable Energies in Austria), in cooperation with Deloitte Österreich and Wien Energie (2015-present)

  • Interorganizational Network, Bottlenecks and Architectural Advantage in an Emerging Industry (2015-present)

  • Business Model Portfolio Management in Incumbent Firms (2015-present)

  • Drivers and Barriers of Partner Switch in Interfirm Alliances (2014-present)


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Nina Hampl's publications

Manuscripts published

Wuebker, R.; Hampl, N. & Wüstenhagen, R.: The Strength of Strong Ties in an Emerging Industry: Experimental Evidence of the Effects of Status Hierarchies and Personal Ties in Venture Capitalist Decision Making, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 167-187.

Chassot, S.; Hampl, N. & Wüstenhagen, R. (2014): When Energy Policy Meets Free-Market Capitalists: The Moderating Influence of Worldviews on Risk Perception and Renewable Energy Investment Decisions, Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 3, 143-151.

Hampl, N.; Loock, M. (2013): Sustainable Development in Retailing: What is the Impact on Store Choice?, Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 22, No. 3, 202-216.

Hampl, N.; Wüstenhagen, R. (2012): Management of Investor Acceptance in Wind Power Megaprojects: A Conceptual Perspective, Organization, Technology & Management in Construction, Vol. 4, No. 3, 571-583.

Edited books

Böttcher, J.; Hampl, N.; Kügemann, M. & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (eds.) (2014): Biokraftstoffe und Biokraftstoffprojekte: Rechtliche, technische und wirtschaftliche Aspekte (Biofuels and Biofuel Projects: Legal, Technical and Economic Aspects), Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Gabler.

Book chapters

Kügemann, M.; Hampl, N. & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2014): Investitionen in Biokraftstoffprojekte: Herausforderungen des „Generationenwechsels“ (Investments in Biofuel Projects: Challenges of the “Generation Change”), in: Böttcher, J., Hampl, N., Kügemann, M., Lüdeke-Freund, F. (eds.) (2014): Biokraftstoffe und Biokraftstoffprojekte: Rechtliche, technische und wirtschaftliche Aspekte, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Gabler.

Lüdeke-Freund, F.; Hampl, N. & Flink, C. (2011): Bankability von Photovoltaik-Projekten (Bankability of Photovoltaic Projects), in: Böttcher, J. (ed.): Solarvorhaben – Wirtschaftliche, technische und rechtliche Aspekte (Solar Projects – Economic, Technical and Legal Aspects). Munich: Oldenbourg.

Project reports

Stoiciu, A.; Szabo, E.; Totev, M., Wittmann, K. & Hampl, N. (2014): Disruptiveness Assessment of New Technologies in the European Energy Sector, Project Report, Institute for Strategic Management, WU Vienna.

Hübner, G.; Löffler, E.; Hampl, N. & Wüstenhagen, R. (2013): Wirkungen von Windkraftanlagen auf Anwohner in der Schweiz: Einflussfaktoren und Empfehlungen (Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residents in Switzerland: Impact Factors and Recommendations), Project Report, MLU Halle-Wittenberg/U. St. Gallen.

Hampl, N.; Lüthi, S. & Wüstenhagen, R. (2010): The Price of Renewable Energy Policy Risk: An Empirical Analysis Based on Choice Experiments with International Wind and Solar Energy Investors, Project Report, International Energy Agency/U. St. Gallen.

Industry publications

WU Vienna, Deloitte Österreich & Wien Energie (2016): Erneuerbare Energien in Österreich 2015 (Renewable Energies in Austria 2015).

Hampl, N.; Chassot, S. (2012): Energieinvestitionsentscheidungen unter Unsicherheit (Energy Investment Decisions Under Uncertainty), Umweltperspektiven, No. 6, 2012.   goetzpartners & COLEXON (eds.) (2011):

Hampl, N.; Lüdeke-Freund, F.; Flink, C.; Olbert, S. & Ade, V. (authors): The Myth of Bankability – Definition and Management in the Context of Photovoltaic Project Financing in Germany.

Hampl, N.; Lüthi, S. (2010): Marketing – noch viel Potential in der Photovoltaikbranche (Marketing – Still Much Potential in the Photovoltaic Industry), Bau Life, June/July 2010.

Accenture (2007): “Irrational Exuberance? An assessment of how the burgeoning biofuels market can enable high performance – A supply perspective”, co-authored.

Accenture (2008): “Biofuels’ Time of Transition: Achieving high performance in a world of increasing fuel diversity”, co-authored.