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Schumpeter Prize 2022 goes to Michael Peneder and Andreas Resch
On Friday, July 8, 2022, the International Schumpeter Society (ISS) announced at the 19th ISS Conference that the Schumpeter Prize 2022 is presented to Michael Peneder and Andreas Resch. They receive the award for their monograph entitled “Schumpeter’s Venture Money,” Oxford University Press, 2021. It is the first time that this prestigious award goes to Austria.

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Sofie Waltl: Researcher of the Month
80 percent of wealth in the hands of the richest 20 percent

Researcher of the Month Sofie Waltl researches the distribution of wealth in Austria and Europe.

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A Cinderella story
Upcycling: The identity of products

Once an airbag, now a handbag: Bernadette Kamleitner of the Institute for Marketing & Consumer Research explains why it makes sense to refer to the former identity of upcycled products.

Pay Dispersion & Performance-based Incentives
How pay influences performance

Do employees automatically work harder if they receive more pay? WU researcher Isabella Grabner has investigated the effects of pay dispersion, i.e. the variation between salaries.

Poverty in North Korea - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Poverty in North Korea

Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, head of the Institute for Macroeconomics, estimates that about 60% of the North Korean population lives in absolute poverty.

Benefitting from Immigration - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Immigration helps companies to expand abroad

A recent study by Professor Jonas Puck and his colleagues from the Institute for International Business shows that the knowledge immigrants have to offer can help companies to invest abroad successfully.

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Location: WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Executive Academy EA.0.024 Foyer

Starting on 30 May 2023 Ending on 02 June 2023

Illinois International Accounting Symposium

Jointly held by University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and WU Wien

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How important is scent marketing in an online environment?
Bernadette Kamleitner, institute head and professor at the Institute for Marketing and Consumer Research All answers

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