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19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and Participation

Breakout / Working Group
german language

In a situation of demanding stakeholders, limited resources and competitive markets, leadership is challenged in terms of legitimation and effectivity. Are traditional hierarchies in organisations still state-of-the-art? Is there a need for more bottom-up and less top-down leadership? Or is it the other way round? In which circumstances is it helpful to have highly defined scripted roles and tasks; where is creative autonomy possible? In this breakout session, we will encourage an open discussion about these questions and offer the opportunity to reflect on leadership and cooperation in your organisation based on a well-proven leadership model.


European Diversity Champion, W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH, Putzbrunn
Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
Film Director and Author, Vienna
Chief Executive Officer, Rosenbauer International AG, Leonding
Director Human Capital, Deloitte Austria, Vienna Chair

Dipl.-Ing. MAS Mira CZUTKA

European Diversity Champion, W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH, Putzbrunn

1991 Diploma Thesis, Garment Engineering, Hochschule Niederrhein (former: Fachhochschule Niederrhein), Mönchengladbach
1991-2012 Working in Different Business Functions, W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH, Putzbrunn
2003-2012 Founder and Coordinater, German Diversity Initiative, Gore
2010.2013 Master Study, Spiritual Theology, University of Salzburg
2012-2015 European Diversity Champion, W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH, Putzbrunn
since 2003 Trained in Transactional Analysis, Systemic Process Consulting, Psychodynamic Team and Organizational Consultancy

Mag. Dr. h.c. Monika KIRCHER

Senior Director, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach

1981-1998 Managing Director, Regional Department, ÖIE - Austrian Information Service for Development and Growth Policy, Carinthia
1988-1991 Freelance Consultant and Lecturer, University of Klagenfurt
1991-2000 Vice Mayor, City of Villach
2001-2007 Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Research & Development and Human Resources, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
2007-2014 Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach
since 2014 Senior Director and, Industrial Affairs, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Villach and "Head of committee for Research, technology and innovation of the Austrian Industrial Association"

Elisabeth SCHARANG

Film Director and Author, Vienna

since 1987 Freelance Journalist and Radiopresenter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation
since 1997 Autodidact Author and Director, Documentary and Feature Films
2005 Documentary Film, "Octopus Alarm", Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin
2007 TV-Movie, "Franz Fuchs Patriot", nominated for Emmy Award
2007 Documentary Film, "My dear Republic", Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Prague
2010 Feature Film, "In Another Lifetime", Zurich Film Festival, Zurich
2014 Documentary Film, "Kick Out Your Boss", Warsaw International Film Festival, Warsaw
2015 Feature Film, "Jack", to be released

Dr. Dieter SIEGEL

Chief Executive Officer, Rosenbauer International AG, Leonding

1984-1990 Studies, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1994 Doctorate, Commercial Science
1990-1994 Empirical Economic Research, IWI - Institute of Industrial Science, Vienna
1993-1994 Controlling & Profibility Analysis, CA Leasing GmbH
1994-2009 Head of Business Unit "Steel Europe", RHI AG, Vienna

Mag. Jan KRIMS

Director Human Capital, Deloitte Austria, Vienna

1999-2000 Assistant to Dr. Hannes Jarolim, Member of Parliament
2000-2001 Freelance Facilitator and Project Manager
2002-2005 Head, Research and Planning, Social Democratic Party of Austria
2006-2012 Consultant and Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting GmbH
since 2013 Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting GmbH

Economic Symposium

show timetable


10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:50OpeningPlenary
15:30 - 16:20Understanding Inequality - an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
16:40 - 18:10Inequality of Opportunity - Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
18:10 - 18:30Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 20:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 19:30Rankings and Reality - Austria's Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 22:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
20:30 - 22:00The Entrepreneurial Economy - How to Become a Champion?Plenary
22:00 - 23:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
22:30 - 23:30Young Talents - Late Night ConcertCulture


08:00 - 09:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion - Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
09:00 - 10:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income - Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
09:30 - 10:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
10:10 - 10:30Political Corner2Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly - Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations - Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education - What Has to be Done?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations - What Next?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same - All Different?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System - Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies - Old InequalitiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation - Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: Equality - Location Dependent?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees - Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe - How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Shifting the Perception - Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
21:15 - 22:45Young Talents - Maja Osojnik BandCulture
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial


08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" Breakfast - Back to NormalityPartner
09:00 - 10:30Beyond Clichés - China's Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:20How to Grow or Not to Grow - that is the Question!Plenary
12:20 - 12:35ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner