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Prof. Dr. Markus A. Höllerer

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Prof. Dr. Markus A. HÖLLERER

Prof. Dr. Markus A. HÖLLERER

Biographical Sketch

Markus Höllerer is professor of organization and management at UNSW Business School, Sydney (Australia), as well as senior research fellow at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

With an educational background in business administration and philosophy, Markus Höllerer received his PhD (Dr.rer.soc.oec., 2010) and venia docendi (Habilitation, 2013) from WU Vienna. He was part of the UNSW Business School faculty between 2011 and 2014. Prior to returning to Australia full-time in 2019, he served as chair and head of the Institute for Public Management and Governance at WU Vienna, and has been a visiting scholar at institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, and Copenhagen Business School.

His academic work and research has been published in scholarly outlets such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Public Administration, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Strategic Organization, and Urban Studies, as well as in books and edited volumes.

Markus Höllerer currently serves as an editorial board member and ad hoc reviewer for a number of leading academic journals, and regularly leads the organizing of international academic conferences and workshops. He is the current president of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) and consulting editor of the new EGOS journal Organization Theory.

Research Interests

Markus Höllerer's work is focused on the study of institutions, meaning, and novel forms of organization and governance. His research interests include, among others, issues of collaborative governance at the interface of private sector, public administration, and civil society, the global dissemination and local adaptation of bundles of management ideas, and various forms of institutional pluralism and complexity. Recent studies engage with institutional arrangements as multimodal accomplishments and related methodology.

Organizational institutionalism, public management and governance, collaborative governance, urban governance, institutional complexity, theorization, translation, glocalization, management knowledge, corporate social responsibility, organizational resilience, visuality, multimodality

Selected Publications and Research Projects

  • Meyer, Renate E. & Markus A. Höllerer (2010): Meaning structures in a contested issue field: A topographic map of shareholder value in Austria. Academy of Management Journal 53/6, 1241-1262. [pdf]

  • Höllerer, Markus A. (2013): From taken-for-granted to explicit commitment: The rise of CSR in a corporatist country. Journal of Management Studies 50/4, 573-606. [pdf]

  • Meyer, Renate E., Markus A. Höllerer, Dennis Jancsary, & Theo van Leeuwen (2013): The visual dimension in organizing, organization, and organization research: Core ideas, current developments, and promising avenues. Academy of Management Annals 7, 487-553. [pdf]

  • Höllerer, Markus A., Dennis Jancsary, Renate E. Meyer, & Oliver Vettori (2013): Imageries of corporate social responsibility: Visual recontextualization and field-level meaning. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 39/B, 139-174. [pdf]

  • Drori, Gili S., Markus A. Höllerer, & Peter Walgenbach (Eds.) (2014): Global themes and local variations in organization and management: Perspectives on glocalization. New York: Routledge. [link]

  • Meyer, Renate E., Isabell Egger-Peitler, Markus A. Höllerer, & Gerhard Hammerschmid (2014): Of bureaucrats and passionate public managers: Institutional logics, executive identities, and public service motivation. Public Administration 92/4, 861-885. [pdf]

  • Meyer, Renate E. & Markus A. Höllerer (2014): Does institutional theory need redirecting? Journal of Management Studies 51/7, 1221-1233. [pdf]

A comprehensive list of research projects Markus Höllerer is involved in as well as a list of his publications can be found in the PURE documentation.


Markus Höllerer teaches across a diverse range of subject areas, including public management and governance, organization theory, innovation and organizational change, strategic management and control, management accounting, and corporate sustainability. Over the years, he has coordinated and taught at undergraduate, graduate, and executive level in both German and English languages.