Werner Auer-Rizzi is an associate professor of Business Administration at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
He studied Business Administration and Informatics and worked as a software developer during his studies. Before joining the Institute for International Management Studies at Johannes Kepler University in 1988, he worked as a system analyst with IBM, White Plains, New York and on several projects in Belgium (Ford) and Norway (Statoil).
He received his Docoral degree in 1992 and the "Habilitation" for Business Administration in 1998. He spent one year as a visiting scholar at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto in 1997 and taught courses on negotiation and culture at the Turku School of Economics every year since 2000. In 2007 the course "Culture and International Management", taught together with Dr. Michael Berry, was awarded by the Finnish Association of Management Graduates as "the best intercultural course in Finland". In Dezember 2007 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Turku School of Economics.
Werner's teaching and research is grounded in the field of Organizational Behavior. His current research interests include cross cultural and international aspects of management and leadership, and trust in organizations.