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15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create Havoc

Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Crises, scandals and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals all put pressure on companies to achieve profound strategic change. Responsible leaders build cultures that support the transition to more sustainable practices, mindsets and behaviours, while irresponsible ones can wreak havoc on organisations.

Professor and Head, Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna
Board Member, ÖBB - Personenverkehr AG, Vienna
Europe Co-Director, Ashoka, Vienna
Partner, Deloitte Austria, Vienna
Professor, International Management, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Chair

Dr. Stephan DOERING

Professor and Head, Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna

1987-1993 Medicine, Medical Schools of Göttingen, Berlin and Jerusalem
1994-1995 Residency, University of Münster
1995-2003 Residency, Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Innsbruck
2002 Habilitation and Associate Professor, University of Innsbruck
2004-2010 Professor, Psychosomatics in Dentristry, University of Münster
since 2011 Chair, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and head, Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University of Vienna

Mag. Michaela HUBER

Board Member, ÖBB - Personenverkehr AG, Vienna

 Michaela Huber has been Executive Board Member at ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG since August 2018. ÖBB-Personenverkehr is Austria’s largest mobility provider with staff of about 6.675 people, 459 million passengers per year, 4.365 (suburban and long-distance) trains and 2.300 busses a day. At ÖBB she is responsible for long-distance, local and regional transport, sales, digital mobility, corporate development and marketing as well as legal affairs. Michaela is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before joining ÖBB she served as Senior Vice President for Health, Safety, Security, Environment (HSSE) & Sustainability at OMV AG. OMV is Austria’s largest listed industrial company and operates in 30 countries all over the world.

Mag.a Marie RINGLER

Europe Co-Director, Ashoka, Vienna

1998-2000 General Manager, Public Netbase t0 - Institute for New Culture Technologies, Vienna
2001-2010 Elected Member, Vienna Federal State Parliament and Vienna City Council (Landtagsabgeordnete und Gemeinderätin), The Greens, Vienna
2004 Consultant, National Democratic Institute, Kathmandu
2008-2010 Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of St.Gallen
since 2011 Country Director, Ashoka Austria & CEE, Vienna
since 2012 Regional Director Ashoka Central and Eastern Europe
since 2015 Co-Director Ashoka Europe


Partner, Deloitte Austria, Vienna

1985-1986 Creditanstalt-Bankverein
1986-1990 Kundenbetreuung und Treasury, Chase Manhattan Bank, Wien und London
1990-1992 Leitung Geschäftsfeld Suche und Auswahl für Banken, Beratungsunternehmen
1992-2002 Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin von Wentner-Havranek, Institut für Unternehmensberatung
seit 2002 Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin, Deloitte Consulting

Dr. Günter K. STAHL

Professor, International Management, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

1987 BA, Japanese Literature, Dokkyo University, Soka
1992/1989 MA/BA, Psychology, University of Göttingen
1997 Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Bayreuth
1998-2000 Consultant
2000-2001 Senior Visiting Fellow, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
2001-2005 Assistant Professor of Comparative Management, INSEAD, Singapore
2005-2008 Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD, Fontainebleau
2006-2007 Visiting Professor, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Durham
since 2009 Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Singapore
Professor of International Management, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2013 Visiting Professor, Northeastern University, Boston and Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

Economic Symposium

show timetable


08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good CauseSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Changing World – Changing WaysPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
14:30 - 16:00Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:00Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy”Partner
18:00 - 19:30Migration – Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
19:30 - 20:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial


06:00 - 07:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the KeyPlenary
07:00 - 08:30Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:45 - 12:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner


Magenta NightSocial


06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
07:00 - 08:30Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner