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Nina Hampl, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr. Nina Hampl

Nina Hampl's research focuses 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 the co-founder and former head of the Energy & Strategy Think Tank, a collaboration between Wien Energie GmbH and ISM. Since June 2020, she is Research Fellow at the Energy & Strategy Think Tank. 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, Austria.

Before joining WU, Nina Hampl was a PhD candidate and research associate at the 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. In fall 2015, she was a SCANCOR visiting scholar at Stanford University. Her research projects received funding from e.g. the European Regional Development Fund (IWB/EFRE), the Austrian Climate Research Program, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the International Energy Agency and the Swiss National Science Foundation. She has published her work in journals such as Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Business Economics, Energy Policy, Ecological Economics, and Energy Research & Social Science. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the International Association for Energy Economics, and the Strategic Management Society. In 2018, she was elected in the steering committee of the Austrian Association for Energy Economics (AAEE).

Nina Hampl's current research projects:

  • Erneuerbare Energien in Österreich (Renewable Energies in Austria), in cooperation with University of Klagenfurt, Deloitte Österreich and Wien Energie

  • Interorganizational Network, Bottlenecks and Architectural Advantage in an Emerging Industry

  • Business Model Portfolio Management in Incumbent Firms

  • Drivers and Barriers of Partner Switch in Interfirm Alliances

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Contact Nina Hampl
nina.hampl@wu.ac.at / LinkedIn