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Dr. Monika Knassmüller

Build­ing D2, En­trance B, Level 1, Room 1.332

+43/1/31336 - 4259


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Monika Knassmüller is Assist­ant Pro­fessor and Deputy Head of the In­sti­tute for Pub­lic Man­age­ment and Gov­ernance at WU Vi­enna.

With an back­ground in Busi­ness Edu­ca­tion (gradu­ate de­gree), Monika Knassmüller re­ceived her PhD (Dr.rer.soc.oec) in So­cial and Eco­nomic Sciences in 2003. After her gradu­ation she has been work­ing as a re­search and teach­ing assist­ant at the De­part­ment of Gen­eral Man­age­ment and Man­age­ment Con­trol (Chair: Univ.Prof.Dr. Karl Sand­ner) and at the In­sti­tute for Pub­lic Man­age­ment (Chair: Univ.Prof.Dr. Ren­ate Meyer), both WU Wien. Since 2013 she has been a fac­ulty mem­ber of the In­sti­tute for Pub­lic Man­age­ment and Gov­ernance (Chair: Univ.Prof.Dr. Markus Höllerer).

Monika Knassmüller was a vis­it­ing scholar at the Maison des Sciences de l'Hommes in Paris (1999), and the CMOS (Center for Man­age­ment and Or­gan­iz­a­tion stud­ies) at the Uni­versity of Tech­no­logy in Sydney (2008). Fur­ther­more, she developed a dis­tinct hy­brid pro­file by work­ing with the Vice-Rector for Aca­demic Pro­grams and Stu­dent Af­fairs at WU Wien for a period of of­fice (2004-2008; devel­op­ing and im­ple­ment­ing vari­ous ad­min­is­trat­ive change pro­jects in the course of the cor­por­at­iz­a­tion of the uni­versity and the in­tro­duc­tion of the new bach­elor and mas­ter pro­grams fit­ting the Bologna De­clar­a­tion). In this ca­pa­city, she won the Award for Higher Edu­ca­tion Man­age­ment 2008 (first prize for the pro­ject "Lehror­gan­isa­tion neu" / Re­or­gan­isa­tion of Teach­ing Ad­min­is­tra­tion; with Karl Sand­ner, Markus Schelenz, Ute Steffl, Oliver Vet­tori), given by the Danube Uni­versity Krems.

Re­search In­terests

Monika Knassmüller's re­search in­terests in­clude pub­lic man­age­ment and pub­lic gov­ernance from an or­gan­iz­a­tional and com­par­at­ive per­spect­ive, or­gan­iz­a­tional com­mu­nic­a­tion, qual­it­at­ive re­search meth­od­o­logy, and the re­search-teach­ing nexus in higher edu­ca­tion with a fo­cus on teach­ing pub­lic man­age­ment and the train­ing of civil ser­vants.


Monika Knassmüller teaches courses on pub­lic man­age­ment and gov­ernance (in­clud­ing policy fields like higher edu­ca­tion, arts and cul­ture, pub­lic health), eth­ics and good gov­ernance, or­gan­iz­a­tional be­ha­vior, and qual­it­at­ive re­search meth­ods. Her teach­ing ex­per­i­ence cov­ers un­der­gradu­ate, gradu­ate and ex­ec­ut­ive level. She has re­ceived an Ex­cel­lence in Teach­ing Award in 2013 (Course:  Eth­ics and Good (Cor­por­ate) Gov­ernance) and 2014 (Course: Man­age­ment of / in Se­lec­ted Policy Fields). Re­cently, she was awar­ded Aca­demic Ad­visor of the Year 2015/16 (Ko­op­er­a­tions­beau­ftragte des Jahres) by WU Vi­enna and ÖH WU (Stu­dent's Union).

Courses Taught in Sum­mer Term 2017

Forschungs­meth­oden II (qual­it­ativ)

Mas­ter­arbeit De­fen­sio

Pub­lic Man­age­ment und spezi­fis­che Politikbereiche

ZuWi II: Di­men­sionen von (Good) Gov­ernance und Nach­haltigkeit

Re­search Pro­jects and Pub­lic­a­tions

A com­pre­hens­ive list of re­search pro­jects in which Monika Knassmüller is in­volved as well as a list of her pub­lic­a­tions can be found in the FIDES doc­u­ment­a­tion.