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Assoz. Prof. Elmar Fürst

Assoz.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Elmar Wilhelm M. Fürst




address:Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - Institut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik, Welthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Wien

consultation hours: by appointment


  • 1980-1984 Elementary School (in Vienna)

  • 1984-1992 General Secondary School: Language Lycée (in Vienna)

  • 1992-1998 Business Administration studies at WU Vienna

  • 1998-2002 Doctoral studies at WU Vienna

Work experience

  • Various internships as student at Haus der Barmherzigkeit (Vienna's biggest nursing home) and many years at the Austrian National Bank: participation in various projects with Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, also as part of the specializations "Transport Economics" and "Tourism"

  • 1998-2003: University assistant, since 2003: Lecturer at the Institute for Transport and Logistics Management, WU Vienna 

  • Since 1998: independent researching, consulting, training, lecturing and publishing 

  • Since 2001: Lecturer (between 2003 and 2004: full-time professor) for Business Administration respectively Tourism and Leisure Mangement at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

  • Since 2004-2011 STATISTIK AUSTRIA; Enterprises; Transport area

  • Since 2008: University assistant at the Institute for Transport and Logistics Management

Research interests

  • Transport Economics and Tourism

  • Transport/traffic statistics

  • Passenger traffic

  • Air traffic

  • Hotel management

  • Management of transport companies

  • Marketing of transport companies

  • Leisure and tourism management

  • Project management incl. cost and investment calculations 

  • Quality management in services

  • Strategic management

  • Transport policy

  • European Union and international relations


  • Statistical procedures incl. multivariat methods

  • Analysis and assessment methods

  • Cost-benefit-analysis

  • SWOT-, GAP-, ABC-, portfolio analysis

  • Cybernetic management