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Assoz. Prof. Dr. Peter Keinz

Dr. Peter Keinz is Associate Professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In research, he mainly focuses on user innovation and open innovation. In particular, Peter works on the development of methods and tools that help companies to benefit from the creative potential of external stakeholders. Furthermore, he is interested in the strategic implications for companies when employing open and user innovation strategies.

Before joining the E&I team in 2005, Peter studied Business Administration at the WU Vienna and majored in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as in Strategic Management, Controlling and Consulting. After having finished his studies, he left university and worked as assistant to the CEO of the Austrian Controllers’ Institute. He also gained some experience in the consulting industry with Contrast Management Consulting.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience 

2016 - today Europäische Organisation für Kernforschung - Wissenschaftlicher Leiter und Work Package-Koordinator "Valorisation" (STREAM WP 6)
2016 Raiffeisen Campus - Wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Forums Zukunft
2015 - today Associate Professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.e-and-i.org)
2013 - 2015 Europäische Organisation für Kernforschung - Wissenschaftlicher Leiter und Work Package-Koordinator "Dissemination, knowledge transfer, and external research funding" (TALENT WP 6)

2009 - 2015

Assistant Professor at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.e-and-i.org)

2005 - 2009

Research Assistant at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.e-and-i.org)

2003 - 2009

Member of the Board of Directors of “Idea Exchange Austria – Das Netzwerk der Gründer und Gründungsinteressierten an Österreichs Hochschulen” (www.idex.at)

2003 - 2005

Research Assistant at the Austrian Controllers’ Institute (www.oeci.at)

2002

Contrast Management Consulting (www.contrast.at)

University Education 

2005 - 2009

Doctoral Studies (Dr.rer.soc.oec.), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dissertation: “User-to-user-support in selfdesign-processes: an empirical investigation of the benefits for novice toolkit-users”.

1999 - 2003

Master of Business Administration (Mag.rer.soc.oec.), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Majors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Strategic Management, Controlling & Consulting, Diploma Thesis: “Die Effektivität des Controlling österreichischer Unternehmen”.

Honors

  • Jürgen-Hauschildt-Preis 2013 der Kommission für Technologie, Innovation und Entrepreneurship des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (Deutschland)

  • Exzellente Lehre 2013 - Award der WU Wien (Österreich)

  • 2010 WU Best Paper Award together with Nikolaus Franke and Christoph Steger for the article "Testing the Value of Customization: When Do Costumers Really Prefer Products Tailored to Their Preferences?", in Journal of Marketing, Vol 73, Iss. 5, 2009, pp 103-121;

  • 2010 Theo Schöller-Preis (Munich Best Paper Award Innovation Management) for the article „Testing the Value of Customization: When Do Customers Really Prefer Products Tailored to Their Preferences?” (Journal of Marketing 73, together with Nikolaus Franke and Christoph Steger).

  • 2009 WU Best Paper Award

  • 2009 Rudolf Sallinger Preis

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