Benjamin Schönung

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Ben­jamin Schönung, M.Sc.

Of­fice: D1, 5.032
Of­fice Hours: Fri­day 10.30-11.30

Phone: +43-1-31336-5466
Fax: +43-1-31336-90-5466


Pos­i­tion at IIB, other pos­i­tions and aca­demic ca­reer

Prior to his em­ploy­ment at WU, Ben­jamin was an in­tern with a con­sultancy firm in Stut­tgart, Ger­many. While in the US, he was work­ing for an in­ter­na­tional in­vest­ment bank where his du­ties in­cluded fun­drais­ing and due di­li­gence re­ports. After high school, Ben­jamin spent 3 years in the Ger­man Fed­eral Armed Forces where he was a mem­ber of the Force Pro­tec­tion Unit.

He holds a Mas­ter of Science in In­sur­ance and Risk Man­age­ment (Merit) from Cass Busi­ness School, Lon­don. Be­fore that Ben­jamin earned his Bach­elor's De­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion with a ma­jor in Fin­ance from West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­versity, USA.

Re­search in­terest

Ben­jamin con­ducts re­search in stra­tegic man­age­ment and ex­am­ines the reas­ons for firm growth. In regards to thesis su­per­vi­sion, Ben­jamin provides su­per­vi­sion on two par­tic­u­lar top­ics: (1) groups/teams in or­gan­iz­a­tions and (2) busi­ness model/plan devel­op­ments whose main idea is NOT build on in­fin­ite eco­nomic growth.