First videos for course II: Organizing in times of war and armed conflict

We and our contributors are working hard to make the full course available as soon as possible. In the meantime, our first two classes are fully ready with a lecture, course materials and an assigment: Organizational Decision-Making in Times of Crisis (by Markus Reihlen from the Leuphana University Lüneburg) and Democratic Leadership, Dictatorship and the Sensemaking Battle (by Jochen Koch from the European University Viadrina). In addition, we have prepared an introductory video. We have also conducted two “Practice-Research Dialogue” interviews as supporting material for our classes, one with Prof. Dr. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly (Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights and NYU Stert School of Business) discussing business responsibilities from a human rights perspective and one with Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jan Pospisil (Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution and University of Vienna) about peace keeping and conflict resolution.

Practitioner interview with Urs Bolter (Blum GmbH) on challenges and opportunities amidst the Corona crisis

Urs Bolter (Blum GmbH) interviewed by Leonhard Dobusch (University of Innsbruck)

Urs Bolter is member of the Management Board of Blum, an international and family-owned manufacturer of furniture hardware with its headquarter in the Austrian province Vorarlberg. Blum employs close to 8.000 people and, in addition to Austria, has production plants in the United States, in Poland and in Brazil.

In this interview, Leonhard Dobusch, Professor of Organization at University of Innsbruck, speaks with Urs Bolter about the challenges Blum faces in managing (through) the ongoing Corona crisis.