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Prof. Dr. Andreas König

Professor Andreas König

Since 2013, Andreas König has been Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Passau. He is a Visiting Professor at Free University Amsterdam and part of the visiting faculties at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, ESMT Berlin, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research has been published in leading journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Academy of Management Journal. He has received numerous best paper awards and is internationally engaged in the mentoring of young scholars and in building bridges between basic research and managerial practice.

Since 2013, Andreas König has been Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Passau. He is a Visiting Professor at Free University Amsterdam and part of the visiting faculties at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, ESMT Berlin, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research has been published in leading journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Academy of Management Journal. He has received numerous best paper awards and is internationally engaged in the mentoring of young scholars and in building bridges between basic research and managerial practice.

'Few technological advances have more wide-reaching societal and, thus, economic implications as digitalisation. Irrespective of whether we see digitalisation as an opportunity or a threat – fake news, filter bubbles, artificial intelligence, human enhancement, and all the other phenomena it engenders – the one thing we cannot do is ignore it and carry on as before. My research focusses on the following lines of inquiry: What are the challenges of established organizations in responding to the discontinuities that unfold with digitalisation? How do top executives’ personalities and mindsets affect processes of adaptation and innovation in the context of digitalisation? How can strategic leaders address the fundamentally new challenges for communication that co-emerge with digitalisation? In my work, I greatly benefit from collaborating with wonderful, highly distinguished colleagues from around the world and greatly skilled, thoughtful, creative, and inspiring early career scholars with an interdisciplinary mindset.'

Professor König about the hotel industry’s early response to the sharing economy

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Professor König’s research interests are centred on innovation, organisational change and leadership. He places a special focus on dealing with discontinuous technological change, particularly in the context of digital transformation and the rise of artificial intelligence.

Distinguished keynote series on 'Digital Platform Ecosystems' at the University of Passau

In the distinguished keynote series 'Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE)', internationally outstanding researchers have presented their latest findings.

Prof. Dr. Andreas König

'Studying the human side of adaption to Digital Platform Ecosystems:' Professor Andreas König greeting Professor Saeed Khanagha from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in our keynote series #PassauDPE.

Professor Andreas König

Our University's Professor Andreas König explains why he has always been thrilled by Carmelo Cennamo's work, who is Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

Gast an der Rezeption: Passauer Forscher haben anhand der Hotelbranche untersucht, wie Führungskräfte auf digitale Konkurrenz wie Airbnb reagieren.

The coronavirus crisis is affecting everyone, but digital platforms such as Airbnb are still managing to cope better than traditional business areas. Why is this? We asked researchers at our University who are working on the sharing economy.

Professor Andreas König und Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy von der Universität Passau diskutierten mit Forscherinnen und Forschern aus der ganzen Welt, was Führungskräfte brauchen, um in einer zunehmend instabileren Welt zurechtzukommen.

We were delighted to welcome researchers from all over the world to Passau to discuss the following question: How do we develop executives who are able to manage in an increasingly unstable world? By Prof. Dr. Andreas König and Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy

Symbolic picture: CEO's trait empathy as a blessing and a curse

Empathic top executives must find the right balance in a crisis. Empathy in the wrong place can lead to absurd decisions – such as high bonuses for those responsible for a crisis.. From Professor Andreas König

Professor König about digital transformation

German companies lag behind in the process of digitization – also due to the executives’ mentality and lack of knowledge. Professor Andreas König, economist at the University of Passau, explains how digital transformation could succeed.

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