Michael Gusenbauer

  • About Michael

    Dr. Michael Gusenbauer


    Michael Gusenbauer is assistant professor at the Institute for Innovation Management (ifi) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. His research interest is at the crossroads of innovation and international business, as well as innovation and crises. Michael is investigating multiple aspects in offshoring of innovation with special focus on conceptual fuzziness, differences between small and large companies and the effects of managerial capabilities and resources on innovativeness. Furthermore, Michael questions the common notion of the harmful crisis and investigates into the contingencies for framing crises in positive or negative ways.

    In teaching he offers students theoretical insights into the fundamental questions in innovation and innovation management. At the same time, being an entrepreneur himself, he brings to the classroom his practical insights from his personal interest in business model innovation and business creation. His students profit from his professional experience in co-founding das Kommod l Coworking, a personal coworking space for creatives in Vienna, and in working for an internationally operating management-consulting firm in the energy sector.

    Michael holds a PhD from the Johannes Kepler University Linz with guest research visits at the Alliance Manchester Business School (UK) and the Queensland University of Technology (AU). He obtained his master degree from the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business where he specialised in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and International Business. He gained international research experience as part of the NEURUS program where he spent one semester for field research in the United States. During his diploma, Michael studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (US) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US) and worked for the Austrian Trade Commission in Hong Kong.

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    Johannes Kepler University Linz
    Altenberger Straße 69
    4040 Linz, Austria

    Institute for Innovation Management (IFI)
    Managementzentrum, 3rd floor
    Room: MZ 303B

    e-mail: michael.gusenbauer@jku.at

Academic Publications:

  • Gusenbauer, M., (2015), Understanding Innovation Offshoring – A Review of the Current Body of Knowledge (Doctoral thesis).
  • Gusenbauer, M., Massini, S. and Fink, M. (2015), “Innovation Offshoring by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – Establishing the Research Gap”, in Oshri, I., Kotlarsky, J. and Willcocks, L.P. (Eds.), Achieving success and innovation in global sourcing: Perspectives and practices, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 236, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, New York NY, pp. 156–170.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael (2011): “Offshoring of Research and Development in the US Semiconductor Industry – A Survey of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises”. Published in: NEURUS paper series. EconPapers (Diploma thesis).

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  • Fink, Matthias; Gusenbauer, Michael; Hatak, Isabella; Rosenbusch, Nina. 2016. Success Factors in International Management. Paper Development Workshop: Meta analyses on contemporary phenomena in management studies for the Journal of Management Studies (Knoxville, USA), 05-07.05.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael; Gartner, Johannes; Maresch, Daniela; Fink, Matthias. 2015. Innovation Offshoring Researchers – Our Interests, Methods and Insights. International Society for Professional Innovation Management Innovation Summit (Brisbane, AUS), 06-09.12.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2015. Innovation Offshoring by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – Establishing the Gap. 42nd Academy of International Business-UKI Conference (Manchester, GBR), 16-18.04.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael; Massini, Silvia; Fink, Matthias. 2015. Innovation Offshoring by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – Establishing the Gap. 9th Global Sourcing Workshop (La Thuile, ITA), 16-19.02.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2014. Innovation Offshoring Research: A Mapping of the Field. 25th International Society for Professional Innovation Management Conference (Dublin, IRE), 08-11.06.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2014. Innovation Offshoring in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. 2nd Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management (Linz, AUT), 15-16.05.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2014. Offshoring of Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Network for European and U.S. Regional and Urban Studies Workshop (Bern, CHE), 13-14.03.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2012. Offshoring of Research & Development in the US Semiconductor Industry – A Survey of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. 11th Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region (Honolulu, USA), 16-18.02.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2011. Research and Development Offshoring of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the US Semiconductor Industry. NEURUS-ICURD Workshop & Seminar (Irvine, USA), 12-17.04.
  • Gusenbauer, Michael. 2010. Innovation Offshoring Activities of SMEs in ICT: A Cluster Case Study. NEURUS-ICURD Workshop & Seminar (Groningen, NED), 13-18.09.

Memberships in Scientific Networks

  • International Society for Professional Innovation Management