Phillip Nell

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Phil­lip C. Nell

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Phone: +43-1-31336-4535
Fax: +43-1-31336-90-4535


Pos­i­tion at IIB, other pos­i­tions and aca­demic ca­reer

Prof. Phil­lip Nell is a Chaired Pro­fessor at the In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness at WU Wien and head of WU’s Com­pet­ence Center for Emer­ging Mar­kets and CEE. He is also af­fil­i­ated with the De­part­ment of Strategy and In­nov­a­tion at Copen­ha­gen Busi­ness School.

Phil­lip Nell has stud­ied In­ter­na­tional Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion in Ger­many, France, and Italy. He re­ceived his doc­tor­ate and hab­il­it­a­tion from WU Wien (Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness). Be­fore join­ing aca­demia, he gained con­sid­er­able in­dustry ex­per­i­ence as a strategy con­sult­ant with Ro­land Ber­ger. He has con­duc­ted pro­jects and re­search in co­oper­a­tion with firms such as A-Tec In­dus­tries, Alc­atel, Bei­ersdorf, Boehringer In­gel­heim, Mondi, Hen­kel, dcs+, Or­acle, SAP, Ger­resheimer, Kone, Puma, and T-Sys­tems as well as non-­profit or­gan­iz­a­tions such as Diakonie, giv­ing him lots of in­sights into man­age­ment prac­tice.

Phil­lip Nell is widely ex­per­i­enced both in de­gree-­course and ex­ec­ut­ive edu­ca­tion and his teach­ing has re­ceived mul­tiple awards such as the CEMS course of the year award in 2015 and 2016. Be­sides Copen­ha­gen and Vi­enna, he has taught at ESADE Busi­ness School in Spain, and uni­versit­ies in Padova, Linz, St. Gal­len, Prague, Brus­sels, and Rio de Janeiro.

Re­search in­terest

His re­search in­terests are centered on the or­gan­iz­a­tion of the mul­tina­tional cor­por­a­tion, the man­age­ment of sub­si­di­ar­ies, and the stra­tegic role headquar­ters play in large and com­plex or­gan­iz­a­tions. His re­search has been ac­cep­ted for pub­lic­a­tion among oth­ers in Stra­tegic Man­age­ment Journal, Journal of Man­age­ment, Journal of Man­age­ment Stud­ies, Journal of In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Stud­ies, Journal of World Busi­ness, Global Strategy Journal, and Re­search Policy.