OPEN POSITION at the DEPARTMENT: we are looking for a new member for our department. If you are interested please have a look at the following link and send in your application.
Job Offer at DIS AG
We congratulate Iris Fischlmayr for her award on "Excellent Publications at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences" handed over by the Vice Rector for Research and the Dean.
"Ready to race for the emerging markets" was the overall title of a project conducted with KTM Motorsports AG in the seminar "Global Strategic Management". Guided by the lecturers, Dr. Rangga Almahendra (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia) and Dr. Iris Fischlmayr as well as the company representative from KTM, Julian Legazpi, MBA, the students had to work on specific questions concerning KTM´s market entry in the emerging markets. In an entry lecture, Julian Legazpi gave insight into KTM, their products and their activities in emerging markets. Besides theoretical knowledge transferred in the single classes, students got further input by a guest lecture of Syahrul Laddin (OPEC Fund) focusing on a critical perspective on the Indonesian economy and insights into different emerging markets such as African countries. At the end of the seminar, Peter Perberschlager, Managing Director Central East Europe as well as Julian Legazpi commented on the student teams´ project presentations. For all sides, the project was fruitful and enriching - further collaboration is planned.
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First Alumni Network Meeting of the Department of International Management
„Never Do what the Customers Want“ or „Customer Pain is the Main Driver for Business“
These rather unconventional but honest and valuable recommendations are a perfect example of what DI Bernd Greifeneder presented to the guests of the 1st Alumni Network Meeting of the Department of International Management.
In his lively speech „dynaTrace: Lessons Learned – From a Local Start-up to a Global Technology Leader“ he gave many insights into the success story of dynaTrace, which he had founded in 2005. He told the audience about the barriers during the foundation phase, the search for appropriate investors, the cultural differences faced during internationalization, the financial crisis and the surprise offer by Compuware to buy the company for 256 million Dollars. Being asked whether and how this changed his life, he stressed that he is still the same person as when founding the company, that he remains CTO and intends to keep the company culture alive that brought dynaTrace and its employees (close to 200 employees by now) to its huge success.
The audience honored his presentation and insights with applause and many interesting questions. Lively discussions continued during the informal part of the evening. With good food and wine, networking among former and current students of the department became easy. In sum, this first alumni meeting, jointly hosted by the Department of International Management and the Kepler Society represented by Mag. Florian Hippesroither, was a big success and calls for follow-ups.
PS „+40“ (new R&D jobs in Linz) is dynaTrace´s aim until the end of 2012 – detailed job profiles can be found under http://jobs.dynatrace.at
New SOWI faculty partnership with the University of Gadjah Mada
With the University of Gadjah Mada, the largest and oldest university in Indonesia, a Faculty partnership was completed.
In addition to cooperation in research and teaching, a student exchange program at the Bachelor's and Master's level will be possible.
Contact person is Ms. A.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Iris Fischlmayr from the Department of International Management.
On Nov. 3rd the Vice Dean of the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Indonesia signed a faculty partnership with the Faculty of business social and economic science of the JKU initiated by the department of international management.
From 7th to 11th November 2011JKU is presenting the INTERNATIONAL WEEK
and we would like to encourage all our students to use this opportunity to learn more about exchange programs and studying abroad.
Find out more: http://www.youtube.com/user/jkulinz#p/c/79B2634B1B40C62A/2/s06rEs5p-JI
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ATTENTION! The date of the department's first ALUMNI EVENT has been changed!
Please note the NEW DATE (23.11.2011) in your calendar and register at
We have been informed by the Vice Rector for Research that Iris Fischlmayr is receiving an award for "Excellent Publications at the Faculty of Social Sciences Economics and Business at JKU" for her Paper on Work-Life Balance of Female Expatriates, published in International Journal of Human Resource Management.
We congratulate her on that honor!
Job offer from Deloitte Wien
Find some more details about our Alumni event here:
1. Alumni-Netzwerktreffen des Instituts für Internationales Management
For the fall semester 2011/2012 we are searching a student assistant for the support in our courses, especially “International Business” and “International Market Entry”.
Applicants must have completed “International Business”, “International Market Entry” and one more course in the minor “International Management”.
If you are interested, please send your motivation letter, your CV and your transcript of records (Studienerfolgsnachweis) to Erika Meditz (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 30th of September 2011
Einladung zur Auftaktveranstaltung Webwissenschaften
Mit Wintersemester 2011/12 startet an der Johannes Kepler Universität das interdisziplinäre und interuniversitäre Studium Webwissenschaften – in dieser Form einzigartig in ganz Österreich. Das Studium an der JKU und der Kunstuniversität Linz soll die wissenschaftliche Basis für das Verständnis des World Wide Web in Theorie und Praxis vermitteln.
Montag, 10. Oktober 2011
Unicenter (UC) 6, 1. Stock
Anmeldung an stefan.etzelstorfer(/\t)jku.at erbeten.
Studienkommission Webwissenschaften, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz
The Department of International Management is now on Facebook.
The Department of International Management is now member of the Upper Austrian "Netzwerk Human Ressourcen" and is looking forward to an intersting cooperation and fruitful exchange between practice and university.
Research Seminar on the 28th of June 2011
17:30 - 19:00 (Room BA9909)
Lecturer: Prof. Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of Gustavson School of Business and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Victoria, Canada
On June 15, Rangga Almahendra left our department to accept a position at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Indonesia. We would like to thank him for his contribution and we wish him all the best for his professional and private future.
UGM Rector's Visit to JKU
Johannes Kepler University (JKU) and University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) are seeking the possibility to intensify the fruitful collaboration between two universities.
The Rector of UGM, Prof Sudjarwadi visited the JKU on 1st of June 2011 accompanied by the Head of Development of UGM and the Minister Counselor of Education Indonesian Embassy in Vienna.
Hosted by the Department of International Management, the delegation and some JKU representatives (Prof Hochreiter, Institute of Bioinformatics), Prof Fischlmayr, Dr Almahendra (both: Department of International Management), Mag Lehner (International Office) and Mag Curtis (on behalf of Prof Buchberger ISI-Hagenberg) discussed some prospective projects in research and teaching, and confirmed the willingness to initiate a partnership between the two universities.
According to the Rector of UGM, Indonesia as a tropical country, offers many untapped research potentials such as in the field of biodiversity, herbal medicine, volcanology and global climate change. The Rector also welcomes more and more JKU students and researchers to come to Indonesia under the academic exchange programs
Interesting job offer at BMW Salzburg
Erna Szabo and Iris Fischlmayr have participated in a large-scale international study on „tight vs. loose“ cultures led by Michele Gelfand of the University of Maryland. Based on data from 33 countries, the study compares the differences between cultures that have strong norms and low tolerance of deviant behavior versus weak norms and few sanctions. Initial results of the study have now been published in the May 27 issue of the journal Science, under the title „Differences between Tight and Loose Cultures: A 33-Nation Study.“
KEBA entered into a cooperation with the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. This is a project under the direction of ao. Univ.-Prof. Iris Fischlmayr, with the collaboration of Mag.a Anna Strutzenberger and former students to develop further international steps of KEBA.
„There is no bad employee! – It´s the manager´s duty to find the right job for an employee – even if that one is outside the company.”
This is just one of the uncommon but nonetheless extremely precious “lessons learned” that DI Bernd Greifeneder presented in his guest lecture in the course Management and Marketing on Tuesday 3rd 2011.
In an exciting and impressing lecture Mr. Greifeneder linked the developing stages of his company dynaTrace GmbH with important lessons he had to learn in order to keep dynaTrace on its impressing road to international success. He outlined for the audience how various issues such as company culture, leadership and stakeholder management can be successfully implemented in daily business.
However, the way he presented traditional management issues was everything but traditional. Starting with attractive slides and meaningful pictures that underlined his message up to his precious insight-knowledge, Mr. Greifeneder especially focused to transmit how to “go slowly, when you are in a hurry” (another lesson learned) and simultaneously always keep focused on the “customer’s pain”, i.e. the true problem that has to be solved in order to feasibly add value for customers. Lending ideas from management literature, Mr. Greifeneder is living his way of “monkey management”, i.e. the balancing act for CEOs between managing and delegating tasks in order to provide employees a framework for their own way of problem solution and thus get not trapped in management overflow.
As just one example for innovative management approaches, dynaTrace bimonthly appreciates the best ideas for company advancement with a “cultural award” that gives employees a platform and appreciation for actively contributing to the improvement of the company.
All in all, Mr. Greifeneder transmitted an impressive history of company growth from the starting point of dyneTrace with its three founding members in 2005 - to 200 employees by the end of this year, and showed a best-practice way of successfully building and developing company culture.
As dynaTrace is constantly in need for employees who want to be part of this ongoing innovative story, this link might be the first step towards a career “on board” of dynaTrace:
The Department of International Management has established expert talks in the course Management and Marketing (master program business & law for technicians) for several semesters. We are proud to announce that Mr. Greifeneder from dynaTrace software (http://www.dynatrace.com/en/) accepted our invitation to join this summer term’s course as guest speaker on May 3rd, 2011 (ESH 1).
Mr. Greifender is founder and current CTO of dynatrace and has guided dynaTrace R&D from its founding in 2005, earning numerous awards for software innovation. He also served as CEO from 2005 to 2008, leading dynaTrace to consecutive quarters of record growth. dynaTrace software was founded in Linz in 2005 and has quickly emerged as the new technology leader in APM (Application Performance Management). (source: dynaTrace).
Mr. Greifender will talk about strategic decision making in the context of foundation and company development, the setting up of successful management teams, leadership and about “dos and donts” in management out of his own professional experience.
This session will be held publicly, external guests are explicitly welcomed to join! For proper planning we ask those who do neither participate in the course nor in the intensive course of Management and Marketing to apply via sebastian.wessely(/\t)jku.at.
A Public Lecture:
Dr. Andreas Raharso, Director of Global R&D Center for Strategy Execution, Hay Group - Singapore will be visiting JKU Linz on 12th of April 2011.
Topic: Role of Corporate Headquarter: Eastern Perspective
Tuesday, 12. April 2011; Time: 14.45; Uni-Center Room 6 (UC 6)
The students of the course "International Business" have benefited from a guest lecture from Dr Michael Landl, Sales Manager at KEBA subsidiaries, on March. 21st. For the Department, providing practical insight into international management by bringing companies to class, is a main concern, as Dr. Fischlmayr stressed in her opening speech: “We intend to give our students some practical and valuable insight, including learning from successful international firms on managing their global operations”
KEBA AG is widely recognized as an example of Austrian company from Linz which successfully expands its business operations worldwide. The lecture from Dr Landl, one of the influential figures in the success story of KEBA’s internationalization process, gave students a valuable advice into the practical challenge and complexity of managing business in several countries
This public lecture helped the students gain a better understanding of the opportunity and risk of expanding business to foreign markets. Concrete examples, such as KEBA´s activities in China, were a special interest for the students. During the lecture, Dr Landl also shared his experience from different companies about possible ways to internationalize a company.
On monday March 14th, the Department of International Management at JKU organized a public lecture featuring the Indonesian Ambassador to Austria, I Gusti Wesaka Puja.
Puja who is also a native of Bali, was carrying a presentation on "Indonesia, The Emerging Profile in Global Affairs". Taking place at the representation rooms, the class was quite full house with nearly 150 participants attending the lecture.
The lecture itself was pretty entertaining. Puja was not only delivering lecture on how doing business in an emerging market like Indonesia but he was also bringing along some Indonesian traditional dancers.
The opening session was started with a Balinese dance, while a Sumatran dance was presented at the end of the lecture. Both dances were performed by Indonesian students of Vienna University. What is interesting about these traditional dances is that each dance represents quite well the spirit of Indonesian tradition in society which is friendliness and togetherness.
After an hour lecture followed by a question-answer session, the participants were refreshed with some Indonesian specialities and softdrinks. The discussion was moderated by Rangga Almahendra from the Department of International management who initiated this public lecture.
Prior to the lecture, the Vice Rector for International Affairs, Prof. Roithmayr, the Head of the Department of International Management, Prof. Iris Fischlmayr, and Ambassador Puja had also a meeting in support to the initiative of a partnership between JKU and Gajah Mada University (UGM), a leading university in Indonesia to establish student and faculty exchange in the coming future.
Internship at Google in Dublin and Wroclaw
The Campus Team team is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2011 PSGA Summer Internship Programmes in Dublin and Wroclaw! If you know anyone who may be interested in applying, please read on and pass the internship links to them.
Who is eligible for our Summer Internship Programme?
Eligible candidates are ultimate-year students (Bachelor or Master), returning to full-time education for a 3-12 months after the summer internship. Please make sure the estimated date of study completion is mentioned on the CV.
These are the direct links to the openings:
10-12 weeks starting towards the end of June.
Drive a specific project.
Ongoing mentoring and feedback.
Great colleagues and intern community.
What GAPO and OSG internship roles are on offer?
We are hiring interns into both Dublin and Wroclaw across various teams. Some roles will be language specific; others will be project specific and will be looking for relevant experience. We are asking all applicants to apply to one general job description and the Campus Team will then work their magic in terms of matching the right candidates to the right internship opportunities.
March 14, 2011:
A Public Lecture
Indonesia: An Emerging Profile in Global Affairs.
15:30, Rep Raum C.
Invitation March 7th: Iris Fischlmayr presents Global Trends in Expatriation Management.
Location: Deloitte, Vienna
Congratulations to Tina Ambos on the birth of her son.
We congratulate Anna Strutzenberger to her acceptance to the Nord IB Program starting in February in Helsinki. Nord IB (Nordic Research School of International Business) is a PhD program that offers its international participants courses in the field of International Business. It is a great opportunity to meet internationally renowned scholars and fellow PhD-students in order to widen theory horizons as well as present and discuss research.