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About Günter Stahl

Günter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management, Head of the Institute of Global Business and Sustainability, and Director of the Centre for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR) at WU Vienna. Prior to joining WU, he served for nine years on the faculty of INSEAD. He is an Academic Fellow of the Centre for International HRM at Judge Business School, Fellow of the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University, and was a visiting professor at Duke University, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Hitotsubashi University, among others.  

Günter’s research interests include the drivers of corporate responsibility and sustainability, grand societal challenges and their implications for management, the changing nature of global work, and purpose-driven corporations and their leaders. His research has been published in leading academic journals, profiled in a wide range of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, and been recognized by prestigious awards including the Carolyn Dexter Award of the Academy of Management, the JIBS/ Palgrave Macmillan 2020 Decade Award, the SAGE Award for the most significant contribution to advance leadership and organizational studies, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Award in International Ethics and Social Responsibility. Günter is also an accomplished teacher who has won numerous Outstanding Teacher and Program Director awards, including six-time winner of the CEMS Course of the Year Award. He has been involved in consulting and executive teaching for a variety of industrial and professional services companies, as well as for organizations in the non-profit sector such as Transparency International.