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02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for Results

Breakout / Working Group
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Supported by Kovar & Partners
It is often deplored that politicians lack the ability to implement reforms. Would new forms of political work improve the output of the system? Is there a way to include the responsibility for specific results in the rules of the political game? Which experiences from business may be used for devising these rules? There are many ideas for new political forms. In this breakout session, we will discuss some of these ideas in three subgroups (definition of goals – evaluation – incentive system). At the end, we want to draw up a list of specific suggestions for improved governance.


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fehr Managementberatung e.U., Vienna
Professor, Department of Economics, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt; Professor, Department for Health Sciences and Biomedicine, Danube University Krems
Managing Partner, Peter Hajek Public Opinion Strategies GmbH, Vienna
Executive Director, weissmann service design & business creation, Vienna Chair

Mag. Corinna FEHR

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fehr Managementberatung e.U., Vienna

 Master's Degree in Economics, University of Vienna
1993-2005 Various Management an Expert Positions, Federal Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Austria
1996-2008 Several Supervisory Board Positions and Controll Functions in various Austrian Companies and Institutions (e.g. IMBA, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology GmbH, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, Austro Control (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Zivilluftfahrt GmbH)
2005-2010 Chief Financial Officer, Management Board, Siemens Electronic Tolling
2011-2012 Managing Director, Hospital Management Consulting GmbH (Vinzenz Group)
since 2010 Founder and CEO, Fehr Managementberatung e.U.

Dr. MMag. Gottfried HABER

Professor, Department of Economics, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt; Professor, Department for Health Sciences and Biomedicine, Danube University Krems

1997-2006 Universitätsassistent, Universität Klagenfurt, Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Klagenfurt
seit 2007 außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor, Universität Klagenfurt, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Klagenfurt
seit 2012 Universitätsprofessor Donau-Universität Krems, Bereich "Management im Gesundheitswesen" sowie "Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik", Krems

Dr. Peter HAJEK

Managing Partner, Peter Hajek Public Opinion Strategies GmbH, Vienna

1991-1997 Studium Politikwissenschaft/Geschichte, Mag.phil. Universität Wien
1997-1999 Hochschullehrgang Markt- und Meinungsforschung, Akad. Geprf. Markt- und Meinungsforscher, Universität Wien
1997-2005 Doktoratsstudium Politikwissenschaft, Dr.phil, Universität Wien
  Lehraufträge an der Universität Wien und der Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt
  Schwerpunkt: Methodenlehre Markt- und Meinungsforschung, politische Kommunikation
2010 Ausbildung zum systemischen Coach, FAB Organos, Linz
1997-1998 Lehrtätigkeit, Actlingua Language Studies GmbH
1998-2007 Leiter Bereich Politik- und Sozialforschung, Markt und Meinungsforschung, OGM - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Marketing GmbH
2002, 2003 Workshops zu Evaluierung der Kommunikationsleistungen der DPI, DPI - Department Public Information, Vereinte Nationen, New York
seit 2007 Managing Partner, Peter Hajek Public Opinion Strategies GmbH


Executive Director, weissmann service design & business creation, Vienna

  School of Political Management, Innsbruck, Washington DC
1991-1996 Academic studies in Political Science and Management, Innsbruck University and George Washington University
1995-1996 Member of Staff, Campaigns & Elections Magazine, Sheehan & Associates, Washington DC
1996 Member of Staff, Scottish National Party, Edinburgh
1997-1998 Traineeship, Federation of Austrian Industries and Member of Staff, Austrian Peoples Party
1998-1999 Marketing and PR, Henkel CEE, Vienna
1999-2001 PR Consultant, Trimedia Communications Austria, Vienna
2001-2005 Director of Project Coordination, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
2001-2003 Master in Systemic Coaching, European Systemic Business Academy
2006-2012 Partner, Kovar & Köppl, Vienna
2012-2014 Art of Hosting & Gamestorming Pracitioner, Hasso Platter School of Design Thinking Potsdam, Schule des Sprechens
2007-2012 Lectureships, IMC FH Krems, Danube University Krems, University of Vienna and Innsbruck
since 2014 Executive Director, weissmann service design & business creation

Economic Symposium

show timetable


14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
15:30 - 15:50Political CornerPlenary
16:50 - 18:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy's RequirementsPlenary
20:30 - 21:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


08:00 - 08:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
08:00 - 08:45management club Business Breakfast "Integrationsfall Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the "Network of Responsibility"Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future - Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe - Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria's Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy - Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
21:30 - 23:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:15 - 10:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
10:45 - 12:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue "Experiences and Values"Partner