Thomas Lindner

Professor of International Management

Category: Research

Kick-off conversation at Uni Innsbruck

Following my first days at Uni Innsbruck, I had a short interview with Nina Brillinger, who supports the department as a student assistant. We talked about research, teaching, and what are central factors in an academic career. The interview (in German) is available here:

I started a new job!

As of May 1, I started a new job as full professor of international management at the University of Innsbruck. There is still a lot of work in terms of setting things up, but the university has posted a first “welcome” message, which I share here: Looking forward to new challenges and adventures!

Paper on hierarchical modelling in Journal of World Business

My paper with Jonas Puck and Jonathan Doh on “Hierarchical modelling in international business research: Patterns, problems, and practical guidelines” has just been published in Journal of World Business. We discuss the International Business literature using hierarchical methods, and suggest ways to make the methods’ applications in IB more consistent. The full paper is available

Short video on recent AMJ paper available

WU Vienna has just posted a short video ( on a recent paper Sinziana Dorobantu, Jakob Müllner, and I have published in the December issue of the Academy of Management Journal. The paper explains how diverse groups of banks come together to finance some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects. The paper is available through

EIBA 2020 online conference is now live!

The EIBA 2020 online conference ( has now kicked off with the usual pre-conference activities. The grand opening follows later today in the EIBA fellows’ opening plenary. You can join the conference on the OnAIR system if you follow this link (and if you are registered):

Paper in AMJ December 2020 issue

My paper with Sinziana Dorobantu and Jakob Müllner on alliances in project finance investments has now been published in the December 2020 issue of Academy of Management Journal: There is also a short video about the paper in the AMJ dynamic edition (you need to be an AOM member to view the video

Video: One Minute, One Paper

WU has published a short video on one of my recent publications (with Vera Kunczer and Jonas Puck) on its youtube channel. This is the link: The paper the video is based on is available (via open access) here:

WU Project Grant

Together with Jakob Müllner, I have received a WU project grant to investigate how populism influences firms’ international strategy.

EIBA 2020 preliminary program online

We have now collected and arranged all accepted submissions for EIBA 2020 into the first version of the conference program. If you are interested in IB research, check out the program here:

EIBA 2020 submission system online

After an eventful week of building the submission system, authors can now upload their contributions to the EIBA 2020 submission system. As program chair, I will be working closely with conference chairs Jonas Puck and Lucia Piscitello on putting together an exciting digital conference. If you are interested in submitting your work or in revieweing