Günter K. Stahl

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Pro­fessor Dr. Günter K. Stahl

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Pos­i­tion at IIB, other pos­i­tions and aca­demic ca­reer

Günter K. Stahl is Pro­fessor of In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment at the Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness (WU Vi­enna). Prior to join­ing WU Vi­enna, he served for eight years as a full-­time fac­ulty mem­ber at IN­SEAD, the lead­ing in­ter­na­tional busi­ness school with cam­puses in France, Singa­pore and Abu Dh­abi. He was also a mem­ber of the fac­ulty at the Uni­versity of Bayreuth and a vis­it­ing pro­fessor at Duke Uni­versity’s Fuqua School of Busi­ness, the D'Amore-M­cKim School of Busi­ness at North­east­ern Uni­versity, the Whar­ton School of the Uni­versity of Pennsylvania, and Hitot­sub­ashi Uni­versity, among oth­ers.

Pro­fessor Stahl’s re­search in­terests in­clude lead­er­ship and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, cor­por­ate so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity, migra­tion and ac­cul­tur­a­tion, and the dy­nam­ics of in­ter­na­tional teams, al­li­ances, mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions. His re­search has been pub­lished in lead­ing aca­demic and prac­ti­tioner journ­als and re­cog­nized by many awards, in­clud­ing the Car­o­lyn Dex­ter Award of the Academy of Man­age­ment, the SAGE/ Journal of Lead­er­ship Award for the most sig­ni­fic­ant con­tri­bu­tion to ad­vance lead­er­ship and or­gan­iz­a­tional stud­ies, the Best Global Lead­er­ship Article Award of the Global Lead­er­ship Ad­vance­ment Center, and the Best Pa­per in In­ter­na­tional Eth­ics, So­cial Re­spons­ib­il­ity, and/or Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Award of the Academy of Man­age­ment. He has held re­spons­ible pos­i­tions within vari­ous aca­demic as­so­ci­ations and is cur­rently Ed­it­or­-in-Chief of In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment of Or­gan­iz­a­tions & People as well as Senior Ed­itor of the Journal of World Busi­ness. He is a found­ing mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Or­gan­iz­a­tional Be­ha­vior Re­search Net­work (ION), Aca­demic Fel­low of the Centre for In­ter­na­tional HRM at Judge Busi­ness School, Uni­versity of Cam­bridge, and Fel­low of the Centre for Global Work­force Strategy at Si­mon Fraser Uni­versity.

He is also an ac­com­plished teacher who has won nu­mer­ous Out­stand­ing Teacher and Pro­gram Dir­ector awards, in­clud­ing the CEMS Course of the Year Awards 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 for the most highly-rated course in the CEMS pro­gram world­wide, the WU Ex­ec­ut­ive Academy Award for Teach­ing Ex­cel­lence in the Pro­fes­sional MBA Pro­gram, the Out­stand­ing Teach­ing Award in Ex­ec­ut­ive MBA Pro­gram, HEC Uni­versité de Genève, and the Teach­ing Ex­cel­lence Award of the Uni­versity of Min­nesota Carlson School of Man­age­ment Ex­ec­ut­ive MBA Pro­gram. He serves on the ad­vis­ory boards of several for-­profit- and non-­profit or­gan­iz­a­tions, in­clud­ing Cata­lyst, the re­search and ad­vis­ory or­gan­iz­a­tion work­ing glob­ally with com­pan­ies to build in­clus­ive en­vir­on­ments and ex­pand op­por­tun­it­ies for wo­men in busi­ness. Pro­fessor Stahl has been in­volved in con­sult­ing and ex­ec­ut­ive teach­ing for a vari­ety of in­dus­trial and pro­fes­sional ser­vices com­pan­ies in­clud­ing Al­stom, Abu Dh­abi Com­mer­cial Bank, Alc­atel, Anad­olu Group, As­tra Zeneca, Audi, Avea, Bank Mandiri, Bayer Health­care, Bei­ersdorf, Berndorf, BMW, Booz, Al­len & Hamilton, Com­merzbank, Daimler­Chrysler, Dogus Auto­mot­ive, EVN, Exxon­Mobil, Fresenius, Glaxo­S­mithK­line, Heineken, Hen­kel, MDM Bank, Nis­san, Noble, No­vartis, IBM, KPMG, Lufthansa, Mobilink, Siemens, Stand­ard Chartered Bank, Telekom Aus­tria, Türk Telekom, UGS and Uni­Credit Group, among oth­ers. In ad­di­tion to teach­ing for WU Vi­enna and IN­SEAD, he reg­u­larly teaches courses in MBA and ex­ec­ut­ive devel­op­ment pro­grams at lead­ing busi­ness schools around the world, in­clud­ing a pro­gram with Kel­logg School of Man­age­ment, Sabanci Ex­ec­ut­ive Edu­ca­tion Pro­grams, the HEC Uni­versité de Genève EMBA, and Tel Aviv Uni­versity’s La­hav Ex­ec­ut­ive Edu­ca­tion Center.

Re­search in­terest

A psy­cho­lo­gist by train­ing, Pro­fessor Stahl’s re­search in­terests are in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary in nature and lie at vari­ous points of in­ter­sec­tion between or­gan­iz­a­tional be­ha­vior, hu­man re­source man­age­ment, and in­ter­na­tional man­age­ment. His spe­cial areas of in­terest in­clude lead­er­ship and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment; cor­por­ate so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity and busi­ness eth­ics; migra­tion and ac­cul­tur­a­tion; and the so­cio-­cul­tural pro­cesses in in­ter­na­tional teams, al­li­ances, mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions, and how to man­age people and cul­ture ef­fect­ively in those con­texts. His re­search has been pub­lished in lead­ing aca­demic journ­als, such as Or­gan­iz­a­tion Science, Journal of In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Stud­ies, Journal of Man­age­ment Stud­ies, Academy of Man­age­ment Per­spect­ives, Academy of Man­age­ment Learn­ing and Edu­ca­tion, and Journal of Ap­plied Psy­cho­logy, and has been pro­filed in a wide range of me­dia in­clud­ing the Wall Street Journal and Fin­an­cial Times. His book Mer­gers and Ac­quis­i­tions: Man­aging Cul­ture and Hu­man Re­sources (with Mark Mend­en­hall, Stan­ford Uni­versity Press, 2005) – a unique col­lab­or­a­tion between lead­ing M&A schol­ars and M&A-­ex­per­i­enced senior ex­ec­ut­ives – has been praised as “the most in­sight­ful and prac­tical ac­count yet of how one can get a grip on the ‘softer’ so­cial, psy­cho­lo­gical and cul­tural aspects that are at the heart of suc­cess­ful in­teg­ra­tion.” He is co-au­thor of Man­aging Across Cul­tures (Pren­tice Hall Fin­an­cial Times, 3rd ed., 2014), co-au­thor of Global Lead­er­ship: Re­search, Prac­tice and Devel­op­ment (Rout­ledge, 2013, 2nd ed.), co-ed­itor of Read­ings and Cases in In­ter­na­tional Hu­man Re­source Man­age­ment (Rout­ledge, 2012, 5th ed.), co-ed­itor of the Hand­book of Re­search in In­ter­na­tional Hu­man Re­source Man­age­ment (Ed­ward El­gar, 2012, 2nd ed.), and co-ed­itor of Devel­op­ing Global Busi­ness Lead­ers: Policies, Pro­cesses, and In­nov­a­tions (Green­wich Pub­lish­ing, 2001). Günter has served on several ed­it­or­ial boards and ex­ec­ut­ive com­mit­tees of pro­fes­sional so­ci­et­ies and is cur­rently co-ed­itor of In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment of Or­gan­iz­a­tions & People (with David A. Ral­ston) and a Senior Ed­itor of the Journal of World Busi­ness. He is an Aca­demic Fel­low of the Centre for In­ter­na­tional Hu­man Re­source Man­age­ment, Judge Busi­ness School, Uni­versity of Cam­bridge, a Re­search Fel­low of the Centre for Global Work­force Strategy, Si­mon Fraser Uni­versity, and prin­cipal in­vestig­ator for the Asi­a-Pa­ci­fic re­gion of the Global Hu­man Re­source Re­search Al­li­ance, a large-s­cale re­search pro­ject on global best prac­tices in hu­man re­source man­age­ment.