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13: Better Decisions through Participation

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Employee participation mobilises existing knowledge within a company, generates new knowledge and motivates the participants actively to implement the jointly developed solutions. If different perspectives and types of knowledge are integrated, innovative and sustainable solutions and measures are possible. New media offers exciting new opportunities for supporting participatory processes. What are suitable methods and approaches for involving employees in decision-making? What opportunities and possibilities do they offer? What pitfalls must be considered? Please contribute to this discussion here:

Head, Human Resources Development, Erste Bank, Vienna
Business Unit Manager, SGS Austria, Vienna
Chief Information Officer, Vienna City Administration, Vienna
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cbased, Vienna
Chief Audit Executive, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna
Head, Research Group Knowledge-Based Management, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business); Founder, Head of WaVe - Center for Vocation Coaching and Vision Development, Vienna


Head, Human Resources Development, Erste Bank, Vienna

Personalberaterin, Take it Betriebsberatung, Wien


Business Unit Manager, SGS Austria, Vienna

Head of Department, Commercial Project Management for Turn-Key Power Plants, Austrian Energy Consultant, for Innovation and Product Development Consultant, Organisation Development and Corporate Real Estate Management, M.O.O.CON Managing Director, Strabag Energy Technologies

Mag.a Ulrike HUEMER

Chief Information Officer, Vienna City Administration, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Constitutional Law, University Linz Executive Officer, Municipal Council Villach Executive Officer, responsible for "The Austrian Convention and Constitutional Reform", Austrian Association of Cities and Towns, Vienna Executive Officer, Department of Finance, Municipal Council Vienna Head of the Department, Tax and Revenue Management, Municipal Council Vienna

Dr. Hannes LEO

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cbased, Vienna

Ph.D., Business Economics and Economics of Trade, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Researcher, Deputy Director, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO, Vienna Director, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn Director, leoon Consulting, Vienna / Brussels


Chief Audit Executive, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna

Commercial Staff, Foreign Payment Transactions, CA-BV Sales Consultant, Wiener Allianz Insurance, Vienna Division Manager Sales, Kronen Zeitung, Vienna Materials Management, Procurement, Investmanagement and Pipelinemanagement, Bau und Montage - Zentraler Technischer Betrieb, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna Diverse Extra-Occupational Education Internal Auditor, Deputy Head Internal Audit, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna Freelancer: Österreichische Akademie der Führungskräfte, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Interne Revision etc. Management Board Member; CFO, Stiftungsrat Wacker Chemie, Supervisory Board OMV Bayern, OMV Deutschland GmbH Senior Vice President, Corporate Internal Audit; OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Vienna Ashridge Business School, Ashridge
since 2009

Dr. Alexander KAISER

Head, Research Group Knowledge-Based Management, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business); Founder, Head of WaVe - Center for Vocation Coaching and Vision Development, Vienna

Angestellter, Siemens AG, Wien Univ.-Ass., WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) ao. Univ.Prof., WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) Gründer, WaVe - Zentrum für Wachstum und Veränderung, Wien Leiter, WaVe - Zentrum für Wachstum und Veränderung, Wien Leiter der Gruppe "Knowledge-Based Management" an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
seit 2000
seit 2003
seit 2008

Economic Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture


06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture


Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner