Institut für Organization Design

Welcome to the IOD

Patricia Klarner

© Ulrik Hölzel

Esta­blished in 2017, we are an inter­na­tional team of rese­ar­chers who have been trained and worked in the United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Canada, Swit­z­er­land, Sweden, the Nether­lands, Germany, and Austria.

Our inter­na­tional and inter­di­sci­pli­nary back­grounds, commit­ment to excel­lence, energy, passion for stra­tegic and orga­niza­t­ional ques­tions, as well as our team spirit signi­fi­cantly benefit our rese­arch, teaching, colla­bo­ra­tion with industry part­ners, and consul­ting.

With our rese­arch, we develop insights into orga­niza­tion designs that enable firms to remain agile and balance shor­t-­term and long-­term goals. We also study top manage­ment team and corpo­rate board designs and processes that faci­li­tate effec­tive stra­tegic deci­sion making and gover­nance. We coope­rate with colle­agues from renowned insti­tu­tions in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Our objec­tive is to signi­fi­cantly advance the academic debate in our field and to derive meaningful impli­ca­tions for mana­gers through our rese­arch results, which we publish in leading inter­na­tional jour­nals and present at inter­na­tional confe­rences.

With our teaching, we deliver state-of-t­he-art, acade­mi­cally sound and mana­ge­ri­ally rele­vant educa­tion in Stra­tegic Manage­ment and Orga­niza­tion Design. Students learn to analyze stra­tegic and orga­niza­t­ional chal­lenges, to criti­cally reflect on exis­ting approa­ches, and to develop inte­gra­tive solu­tions. Our lectures and semi­nars are highly inter­ac­tive, inte­grate the latest rese­arch findings, and discuss current problems that inter­na­tional firms face.

We actively colla­bo­rate with industry part­ners in a range of activi­ties. Mana­gers discuss exam­ples from their compa­nies in guest lectures, work­shops, and project semi­nars. We apply our academic insights in execu­tive educa­tion courses and cust­o­mized trai­ning sessions. We also work closely with compa­nies on stra­tegic and orga­niza­t­ional topics by, for instance, conduc­ting acade­mi­cally sound analyses for them, as well as offe­ring work­shops and consul­ting services to them.

We invite you to learn more about our activi­ties by clicking on the menu items listed at the righ­t-hand side of this page.

We look forward to working with you!

Prof. Dr. Patricia Klarner

Director, Insti­tute for Orga­niza­tion Design