ESTT at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference

ESTT members contributed to the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference in Paris. They presented the following paper: Bound to Last? Alliance Persistence in the Presence of Alternative Partnering Options, N. Hampl, W. H. Hoffmann, T. Knoll Only recently research has begun to depart from a failure-driven perspective to explain alliance dissolution, to also incorporate contextual…

ESTT at the Academy of Management Conference

ESTT members contributed to the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago. They presented the following papers: Business Model Portfolio Evolution, W. Sachsenhofer, N. Hampl, W. H. Hoffmann Incumbent firms typically operate a portfolio of business models. However, we still know little about how business model portfolios emerge and develop over time. We build on longitudinal…

Book Chapter on Open Strategy and Open Innovation

The book chapter entitled “Open(ing up) for the Future: Practising Open strategy and Open Innovation to Cope with Unicertainty” was published in the edited volume “How Organisations Manage the Future”. Abstract: A common assumption in management studies is that organizations try to reduce the uncertainty of the future by accurate prediction and planning. This assumption…

Seeing Around Corners: The World of Emerging Technologies in 2020

The talk was held by by Dr Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths University. He talked about the world of emerging digital technologies and associated pressures and opportunities on companies and institutions. He explained in detail why consciousness about the empirical S-curve model or technology lifecycle is so important when it comes to long-term…

About the Think Tank

The Energy & Strategy Think Tank (ESTT) is a cooperation between OMV AG, Wien Energie GmbH and the Institute for Strategic Management (ISM) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). We perform research, provide expert dialogue and engage in problem-based teaching. Located at WU’s ISM, the ESTT was launched together with OMV AG…

Our Team

Our team is composed of two full professors and three post-docs. We perform research on Strategic Alliances, Business Model Innovation, and Strategy Processes / Open Strategy. We also perform research with students relevant to the energy industry, in the framework of their master theses. You can find out more about our research activities in the…

Contact Us

For more information please contact estt[at]wu.ac.at