Doctorate in Business and Socioeconomic Sciences
Professor Emerita, Department of Tourism and Service Management
Description of Research Profile
Magister rer.soc.oec (MBA) Business Administration with a specialization on Tourism and Leisure Studies, WU Wien (1980 to 1986).
Dr. rer.soc.oec. (PhD), WU Wien (1986 to 1989).
Research fellow at the Department of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, funded by the Fulbright Commission (05/1990 to 09/1990).
1987 – 1995 Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies, WU Wien; University Assistant.
1992 – 1994 ÖGAF – Austrian Society of Applied Research in Tourism: General Secretary.
1995 - 2004 Institute for Tourism and Market Research Berlin: Director and Consultant.
2004 – 2007 University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Master Program Sustainable Tourism Management: Full Professor for Tourism Economy and Tourism Marketing and Program Director.
2007 – onwards MODUL University Vienna, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management: Dean of the BBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Department Head
2009 – onwards Advisory Board member of TourCert, Germany, supervision of the development and implementation of CSR guidelines within tour operators
2010 – onwards Chair of BEST EN (Building Excellence for Sustainable Tourism – an Education Network)
Fields of Expertise:
• Environmental Managements Systems and Eco Certifications Schemes for the Tourism Industry
• Climate Change and Sustainable Transportation
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Sustainable Tourism
• Innovative Teaching Methods
Landscape of the Year – European Network for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism: Sustainable Tourism – Challenges for Education and Lifelong Learning, 2011
Development of the TEFI and BEST EN sustainability courses on the E-learning platform Innotour, 2011
Tourism professionals' attitudes towards climate change and their strategies to respond to global warming, quantitative survey on the ITB 2007, 2008 and for 2009
Several projects (surveys) related to excursionist’s motives, behavior, mobility etc. in the region Berlin-Brandenburg, 2005 - 2007