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Karl Sandner

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Sandner

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Sandner

Retired Professor of Management (October 2013)


  • Mag.rer.soc.oec.: Hochschule für Welthandel, Vienna

  • Dr.rer.soc.oec.: WU Vienna

  • Univ.Doz.: WU Vienna (venia doc.: "Business Administration and Management")

Faculty appointments

  • 1991-2013: Full Professor, WU Vienna

  • 2003-2006/spring terms: Lecturer, ASEA-Uninet Program, Prince of Sonklah University, Thailand

  • 2002/spring term: Lecturer, Asian University of Science and Technology, Thailand

  • 2001/summer term: Lecturer, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economies, P.R. China

  • 1998-2000: Part-time Visiting Researcher, MSH (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme), Paris

  • 1996-1997: Lecturer, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

  • 1995-2003: Lecturer, International MBA Program, WU Vienna & University of South Carolina

  • 1993-1997: Lecturer, University of Vienna

  • 1993/winter term: Visiting Lecturer, Essen University

  • 1992-2003: Lecturer, Vienna International Summer University

  • 1991/spring term: Visiting Professor, HEC, Paris

  • 1990/winter term: Visiting Lecturer, University of Klagenfurt

  • 1990/January: Visiting Researcher, Seikei University, Tokyo

  • 1989/summer term: Visiting Associate Professor, Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 1989-1991: Assistant Professor, WU Vienna

  • 1983-1985: Visiting Fulbright Professor, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 1980-1981: Visiting Scholar, University of St. Gallen

  • 1976-1989: Assistant Professor, WU Vienna

  • 1974-1976: Lecturer, WU Vienna

Field of teaching

Management, Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior

Academic and administrative positions at WU Vienna

  • Vice Rector, Academic Programs and Student Affairs (2003-2011)

  • Dean of Studies (2000-2003)

  • Head, Doctoral Program (1998-2003)

  • Vice Dean of studies (1998-2000)

  • Chairman, Committee for International Affairs (1997-2000)

  • Member University Council etc.

Honours & awards

  • 2001: AESC Europe Award (Best 2000 European published research on leadership and corporate governance)

  • 2000: MeDiDaPrix (Finalist)

  • 1994: Nomura Award (awarded by the Nomura Foundation, Tokyo)

  • 1994: Excellence in Teaching Award (awarded by the Students' Association at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

  • 1991: L. Kunschak Award (awarded by the L. Kunschak-Foundation)

  • 1990: Senator Wilhelm Wilfling Award (awarded by the Senator-Wilhelm-Wilfling-Foundation)

  • 1990: Wiener Handelskammer Award (awarded by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce)

  • 1990: Social Science Award (awarded by the Province of Lower Austria)

  • 1990: K. Innitzer Award (awarded by the K. Innitzer-Foundation)

  • 1988: Buko Award (awarded by the Association of Austrian Associate and Assistant Professors)

  • 1984: Schrödinger Award ("Young Scientist Award", first one ever awarded in Austria)

  • 1983, 1984: Fulbright scholarship

  • 1980/81: Research scholarship (awarded by the European Community)

  • 1975: PhD "with high distinction"

  • 1971, 1973, 1975: Special awards for excellence in academic work