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Wolfgang Mayrhofer

o.Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Wolfgang Mayrhofer
o.Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. Wolfgang Mayrhofer

Curriculum Vitae

Wolfgang Mayrhofer (born 1958) is Full Professor and head of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management and Organisational Behaviour, WU Vienna, Austria. He previously has held full-time positions at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and at Dresden University of Technology, Germany.

He conducts research in comparative international human resource management and leadership, work careers, and systems theory and management and has received national and international rewards for outstanding research and service to the academic community. He authored, co-authored and co-edited 31 books, more than 110 book chapters and 70 peer reviewed articles.

Wolfgang Mayrhofer is a member of the editorial or advisory board of several international journals and research centres. His teaching assignments at the doctoral, graduate and executive level and his role as visiting scholar have led him to many universities around the globe. He regularly consults to both private and public sector organisations and conducts trainings in the area of HRM, leadership, teams, and self-development by outdoor training/sailing (find more on www.championSHIPs.at).

Professional positions: Studies Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) from 1977-1982; Research Assistant for Human Resource Management at the WU Vienna 1982-1985; Research Assistant and Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, Paderborn GH University 1985-1990; Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) 1990-1993; 1993-1997 Full Professor of Human Resource Management (C4), TU Dresden, Germany; since 1997 Full Professor of Management and Organisational Behavior (o.Univ.Prof.) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Book (monograph)

2018 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Farndale, Elaine. 2018. Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management. 2 Ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Read more
2018 Gunz, Hugh, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Rethinking Career Studies. Facilitating Conversation Across Boundaries with the Social Chronology Framework. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Read more
2015 Maybe, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2015. Developing Leadership. Questions Business Schools Don´t Ask. London: Sage Publications. Read more
2015 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Furtmüller, Gerhard, Kasper, Helmut. 2015. Personalmanagement - Führung - Organisation. 5. Auflage. Wien: Linde Verlag. Read more
2012 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2012. Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Read more
2008 Titscher, Stefan, Meyer, Michael, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2008. Organisationsanalyse. Konzepte und Methoden. Wien: facultas wuv. Read more
2006 Erten, Christiane, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Seebacher, Uwe, Strunk, Guido. 2006. Personalmanagement und Führungskräfteentwicklung. Zahlen - Fakten - Praktische Konsequenzen. Wien: Linde. Read more
2006 Zauner, Alfred, Heimerl, Peter, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Meyer, Michael, Nachbagauer, Andreas, Payr-Praschak, Susanne, Schmidtmayr, Hartmut. 2006. Von der Subvention zum Leistungsvertrag. Neue Koordinations- und Steuerungsformen und ihre Konsequenzen für Nonprofit-Organisationen - eine systemtheoretische Anlayse. Bern: Haupt. Read more
2005 Weber, Wolfgang, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Nienhüser, W., Kabst, R. 2005. Lexikon Personalwirtschaft. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: Schäffer Poeschel. Read more
1998 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hermann, Anett, Dunkel, Manuela, Lindner, Doris. 1998. Handbuch für den Auslandseinsatz von Mitarbeitern in der deutschen Bekleidungsindustrie (2 Bd.). Köln: Eigenverlag (Bekleidungstechnische Schriftenreihe der Forschungsgemeinschaft Bekleidungsindustrie e.V.). Read more
1996 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 1996. Mobilität und Steuerung in international tätigen Unternehmen. Stuttgart: Schäffer Poeschel. Read more
1993 Weber, Wolfgang, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Nienhüser, W. 1993. Grundbegriffe der Personalwirtschaft. Stuttgart: Schäffer Poeschel. Read more
1992 Weber, Wolfgang, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Nienhüser, W., Rodehut, M., Rüther, B. 1992. Betriebliche Entscheidungsprozesse im Weiterbildungsbereich. München, Mehring: Hampp. Read more
1989 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 1989. Trennung von der Organisation. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitätsverlag Wiesbaden. Read more

Edited book (editorship)

2018 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Farndale, Elaine, Hrsg. 2018. Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management. 2. Auflage. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Read more
2015 Mabey, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2015. Developing Leadership. Questions Business Schools Don´t Ask. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Read more
2015 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Furtmüller, Gerhard, Kasper, Helmut, Hrsg. 2015. Personalmanagement, Führung, Organisation. 5. Wien: Linde Verlag. Read more
2012 Briscoe, J. P., Hall, D. T., Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2012. Careers Around the World. Individual and Contextual Perspectives. New York, Oxon: Routledge. Read more
2012 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2012. Handbook of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Read more
2010 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Meyer, Michael, Titscher, Stefan, Hrsg. 2010. Praxis der Organisationsanalyse. Anwendungsfelder und Methoden (Practice of organizational analysis. Areas of application and methods). Wien: WUV. Read more
2009 Kasper, Helmut, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2009. Personalmanagement - Führung - Organisation. 4. Wien: Linde. Read more
2006 Larsen, H.H., Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2006. Managing human resource in Europe. A thematic approach. London: Routledge. Read more
2005 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Iellatchitch, Alexandre, Hrsg. 2005. Globalisierung und Diffusion. Frankfurt am Main, London: IKO-Verlag. Read more
2005 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Kühlmann, T. M., Stahl, Günter, Hrsg. 2005. Internationales Personalmanagement - Neue Aufgaben, neue Lösungen. München, Mering: Hampp. Read more
2005 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Meyer, Michael, Steyrer, Johannes, Hrsg. 2005. Macht?Erfolg?Reich?Glücklich? Einflussfaktoren auf Karrieren. Wien: Linde. Read more
2005 Kasper, Helmut, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2005. Personální management Rízení Organizace. Prag: Linde. Read more
2004 Brewster, C., Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Morley, M., Hrsg. 2004. European human resource management - Evidence of convergence?. London: Butterworth-Heinemann. Read more
2004 Festing, M., Martin, A., Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Nienhüser, W., Hrsg. 2004. Personaltheorie als Beitrag zur Theorie der Unternehmung. München, Mering: Hampp. Read more
2002 Kasper, Helmut, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Hrsg. 2002. Personalmanagement, Führung, Organisation. 3. Auflage. Wien: Linde. Read more

Journal article

2019 Gooderham, Paul N., Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Brewster, Chris. 2019. A framework for comparative institutional research on HRM. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 30 (1), 5-30. Read more
2019 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Gooderham, Paul, Brewster, Chris. 2019. Context and HRM: Theory, Evidence, and Proposals. International Studies of Management and Organization. 49 (4), 355-371. Read more
2019 Schneidhofer, Thomas, Latzke, Markus, Kattenbach, Ralph, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Schramm, Florian. 2019. Die einzige Veränderung im (Karriere-)Leben ist eine Konstante? PERSONALquarterly (früher: Personal: Zeitschrift für Human Ressource Management). (02), 10-15. Read more
2018 Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Latzke, Markus, Pernkopf, Katharina, Zellhofer, Dominik, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Steyrer, Johannes. 2018. Refugees' career capital welcome? Afghan and Syrian refugee job seekers in Austria. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 105 31-45. Read more
2016 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Briscoe, John , Hall, Douglas, Dickmann, Michael, Dries, Nicky, Dysvik, Anders, Kase, Robert, Parry, Emma, Unite, Julie. 2016. Career Success across the Globe - Insights from the 5C Project. Organizational Dynamics 45 (3), 197-205. Read more
2016 Latzke, Markus, Kattenbach, Ralph, Schneidhofer, Thomas, Schramm, Florian, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2016. Consequences of voluntary job changes in Germany: A multilevel analysis for 1985-2013. Journal of Vocational Behavior 93, 139-149. Read more
2016 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Smale, Adam. 2016. Crossing the Streams: HRM in Multinational Enterprises and Comparative HRM. Human Resource Management Review 26 (4), 285-297. Read more
2016 Brewster, Chris, Gooderham, Paul, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2016. Human resource management: the promise, the performance, the consequences. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance 3 (2), 181-190. Read more
2016 Schneidhofer, Thomas, Latzke, Markus, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2016. Karrieren von Diversitätsmanager_innen: Im Spannungsfeld sozialer Arenen (Careers of diversity managers. A field of tension of social arenas). Diversitas - Zeitschrift für Managing Diversity und Diversity Studies. Read more
2015 Shen, Y., Demel, Barbara, Unite, J., Briscoe, J. P., Hall, D. T., Chudzikowski, Katharina, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Abdul.Ghani, R., Bogicevic Milikic, B., Colorado, O., Fei, Z., Las Heras, M., Oligastri, E., Pazy, A., Poon, J. M. L. , Shefer, D., Taniguchi, M., Zikic, J. 2015. Career success across eleven countries: implications for international human resource management. International Journal of Human Resource Management 26 (5), 1753-1778. Read more
2014 Kattenbach, Ralph, Schneidhofer, Thomas, Luecke, Janine , Latzke, Markus, Loacker, Bernadette, Schramm, Florian, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2014. A quarter of a century of job transitions in Germany. Journal of Vocational Behavior 84 49-58. Read more
2014 Supangco, Vivien, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2014. Determinants of work role transition outcomes of Filipinos in Singapore. Journal of Global Mobility 2 (3): S. 317-342. Read more
2014 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Reiche, B. Sebastian. 2014. Guest editorial: context and global mobility: diverse global work arrangements. Journal of Global Mobility. 2 (2) Read more
2013 Demel, Barbara, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2013. Dimensionen des Karriereerfolgs: Wie sich Flexpatriates von Expatriates unterscheiden. PERSONALQuarterly 65 (4): 20-25. Read more
2012 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2012. Falling for the Change Hype - or: (Career, HR, and OB) Research Should Know Better. Zeitschrift für Personalforschung (ZfP) 26 (1): 77-81. Read more

Chapter in edited volume

2019 Gunz, Hugh, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2019. Career development: Insights from organization theory. In: Contemporary Theories of Career Development. International Perspectives, Hrsg. Nancy Arthur & Mary McMahon , 209-223. London, New York: Routledge. Read more
2019 Farndale, Elaine, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Brewster, Chris. 2019. Comparative HRM. In: The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management, Hrsg. Wilkinson, N. Bacon; Snell, S.; Lepak, D. 100-109. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Read more
2019 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2019. Comparative HRM: The debates and the evidence. In: Human Resource Management. A critical approach, Hrsg. Collings, D. G.; Wood, G. T. ; Szamosi, L. T. 358-377. London, New York: Routledge. Read more
2019 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2019. Comparative Human Resource Management. In: International Human Resource Management, Hrsg. Reiche,B. S.; Harzing, A.-W.; Tenzer, H. 46-86. Los Angeles et al: Sage Publications. Read more
2019 Latzke, Markus, Schneidhofer, Thomas, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Pernkopf, Katharina. 2019. Karriereforschung: Konzeptioneller Rahmen, zentrale Diskurse und neue Forschungsfelder. In: Handbuch Karriere und Laufbahnmanagement, Hrsg. Simone Kauffeld & Daniel Spurk, 1-35. New York: Springer. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Pernkopf, Katharina. 2018. Austria - Talent Development at McDonald's Austria: A Compromise Between Local Demands and Global Standards. In: The Global Human Resource Management Casebook, Hrsg. Christiansen, Liza Castro; Biron, Michael; Farndale, Elaine; Kuvaas, Bård, 1-12. New York, Oxon: Routledge. Read more
2018 Briscoe, Jon, Dickmann, Michael, Hall, Tim, Parry, Emma, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Smale, Adam. 2018. Career Success in Different Countries: Reflections on the 5C Project. In: The Management of Global Careers. Exploring the Rise of International Work, Hrsg. Dickmann, Michael; Vesa, Suutari; Wurtz, Olivier, 117-148. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Read more
2018 Lazarova, Mila, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Briscoe, Jon, Dickman, Michael, Hall, Douglas T., Parry, Emma. 2018. Comparative career studies: conceptual issues and empirical results. In: Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management, Hrsg. Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Elaine Farndale, 257-282. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Das Schweigen der Lämmer? Internationales Personalmanagement und die großen gesellschaftlichen Fragen - Plädoyer für eine Neuorientierung. In: Personalmanagement. Internationale Perspektiven und Implikationen für die Praxis, Hrsg. Covarrubias Venegas Barbara, Thill Katharina, & Domnanovich Julia, 3-18. Wien, New York: Springer. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Die im Dunkeln sieht man nicht. Oder: context matters - auch und gerade bei ideengeschichtlicher Rekonstruktion. Kommentar zum Beitrag "Personalökonomie ud Personalwirtschaftslehre - eine Spurensuche" von Dieter Sadowski. In: Ideengeschichte der Betriebswirtschaftslehre. ABWL, Organisation, Personal, Rechnungswesen und Steuern, Hrsg. W. Weber & W. Matiaske, 439-442. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Brewster, Chris, Farndale, Elaine. 2018. Future avenues for comparative human resource management. In: Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management, Hrsg. Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Elaine Farndale, 633-650. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Gesellschaftlich verantwortliche Personalwirtschaftslehre (‚Responsible Human Resource Management‘)? Oder: Wo nichts ist, da kann vielleicht doch noch was werden. In: Zwischen Provinzen und Metropolen. Stationen einer sozioökonomischen Reise, Hrsg. S. Fietze, D. Holtmann, & F. Schramm, 41-48. Augsburg, München: Hampp. Read more
2018 Brewster, Chris, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Sparrow, Paul. 2018. HRM in Western Europe: differences without, differences within. In: Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management, Hrsg. Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Elaine Farndale, 445-468. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Brewster, Chris, Farndale, Elaine. 2018. The meaning and value of comparative human resource management: an introduction. In: Handbook Of Research On Comparative Human Resource Management, Hrsg. Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Elaine Farndale, 1- 28. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Read more
2017 Brewster, Chris, Smale, Adam, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2017. Globalisation and human resource management. In: A research agenda for human resource management, Hrsg. C. Cooper & P. Sparrow, 201-218. London: Edward Elgar. Edward Elgar. Read more

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2020 Reiss, Lea Katharina, Schiffinger, Michael, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Rapp, Marco Leander. 2020. Intersectionality Effects of Socioeconomic Origin and Gender on Careers: Looking at Women of Lower Socioeconomic Origins. 1st Careers Division Community Conference, Vienna, Österreich, 14.02.-15.02. Read more
2020 Lazarova, Mila, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Cotton, Rick, De Vos, Ans, Dimitrova, Mihaela, Dysvik, Anders, Forrier, Anneleen, Gunz, Hugh, Kozhevnikov, Andrew, Louisgrand, Nathalie, Reiss, Lea Katharina, Shaffer, Margaret, Dickmann, Michael, Casado, Tania. 2020. Teaching about Careers in Turbulent Times. 1st Careers Division Community Conference, Vienna, Österreich, 14.2.-15.2. Read more
2019 Reiss, Lea Katharina, Schiffinger, Michael, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2019. A counterintuitive twist to intersectionality in careers: interfering effects of socioeconomic origin and gender on income disparities. AKempor Annual Meeting, Hamburg, Deutschland, 26.09. Read more
2019 Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Schiffinger, Michael. 2019. Career aspirations and work values in transition: Macro-economic, socialization and life course effects . 37 th International Labour Process Conference 2019, Wien, Österreich, 24.04.-26.04. Read more
2019 Heslin, Peter, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Schiffinger, Michael, Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Latzke, Markus, Reichel, Astrid, Steyrer, Johannes, Zellhofer, Dominik. 2019. Still Relevant? An Updated Meta-Analysis of Classic Career Success Predictors. 79th Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, MA, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 09.08.-13.08. Read more
2019 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2019. Time is of the essence. Conceptualizations of time and career studies. Friday Seminar, Oslo, Norwegen, 11.11. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Beyond treehuggers and do-gooders? Steps towards Societally Responsible HRM. Newcastle University Business School Research Seminar, Newcastle, Großbritannien, 27.11. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Career. A helpful perspective on individual and organizational life. FFoQSI Winter Retreat, Forchtenstein, Österreich, 27.02. Read more
2018 Pernkopf, Katharina, Glinsner, Barbara, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Conventions at work: The role of competent actors and form investments in accomplising coordination – A study on the work time reduction of hospital doctors. 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, Estland, 05.07.-07.07. Read more
2018 Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Andresen, Maike, Gubler, Martin, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Doing good what money can’t buy? Exploring teachers’ career success preferences in DACH countries. 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, Estland, 05.07.-07.07. Read more
2018 Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Latzke, Markus, Pernkopf, Katharina, Zellhofer, Dominik, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Steyrer, Johannes. 2018. Is the career capital of refugees welcome? Afghan and Syrian refugee job seekers in Austria. 5. Jahrestagung der Migrations- und Integrationsforschung in Österreich, Wien, Österreich, 05.12.-07.12. Read more
2018 Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Karriereaspirationen und Karriereerfolg im Kontext der „neuen“ Karriere. Herbstworkshop der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Personal, Neubiberg/München, Deutschland, 13.09.-14.09. Read more
2018 Akkermans, Jos, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Zellhofer, Dominik. 2018. National Characteristics, Career Success and Life Satisfaction of Young Blue Collar Workers - a Country-Comparative Analysis. 15th International Human Resource Management Conference, Madrid, Spain, 13.05.-15.05. Read more
2018 Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. Scheitern als Transition und Verlust (Failing as transition and loss). The Power of Failure. Special Workshop of the WU Executive Academy, Wien, Österreich, 28.11. Read more
2018 Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Gubler, Martin, Andresen, Maike, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2018. The meaning of career success across people- vs. technology-oriented occupations: Empirical evidence from German-speaking Europe. 78th Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 10.08.-14.08. Read more

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