Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field, as well as numerous parallel presentations, by researchers and practitioners. This year's plenary speakers are:

Regine Bendl

Regine Bendl is an Associate Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria. She does research on Gender and Diversity Management and Subtexts in Organization Theory. She has published refereed articles and books and received several awards. She is editor of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – an International Journal and of Diversitas – Zeitschrift für Managing Diversity und Diversity Studies. Furthermore she is Editorial Board Member of Gender in Management – An International Journal and of British Journal of Management, and Associate Editor of Gender Work and Organization. Together with Inge Bleijenbergh, Elina Henttonen and Albert Mills she is currently editing the Oxford Handbook on Diversity in Organizations (forthcoming 2014). She is President of the Austrian Society for Diversity (ASD). For a full list of publications, please click here.


Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger

Professor Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger holds a PhD in Computer Science. She has been professor for "Gender and Diversity in Organizations" at WU since 2002 and Head of the Department Management since 2012. From 2006-2009 she has been Head of the Academic Senate of WU. Before then she has been a scholar of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Technology. She was also a research scholar at several international research institutions including the University of Stockholm, University of Toronto, Work Research Institute of Oslo, and recently at LSE. She is founder and chair person of the international CEMS-faculty group "gender and diversity management" and has received several awards for her research. She is author and co-author of more than 300 publications, including: The Triple M of Organizations: Man, Management and Myth, Springer, New York/Vienna, 2011; Diversity in Organizations: Concepts and Practices. London: Palgrave, 2012 (with Danowitz M.A and Mensi-Klarbach H.); Backstage: The Organizational Gendered Agenda in Science, Engineering and Technology Professions. European Journal of Women's Studies 20 (3): 279-294, 2013; New Forms of Exploitation: The Synthesis of Mis-Recognition and Mal-Distribution. Generos. Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies 2 (3): 284-306. For a full list of publications, please click here.

Michael Muller-Camen

Michael Muller-Camen is Professor of Human Resource Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and Associate Professor of International Human Resource Management at Middlesex University Business School, London. His main research interests are Sustainable HRM, Green HRM and Age Diversity. Currently he is developing research on HRM in the Supply Chain (Human Rights) and is also interested in the link between Spirituality and HRM. He has published numerous articles on international and comparative HRM and is co-editor-in-chief of Zeitschrift für Personalforschung (German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management). For a full list of publications, please click here.



Ursula Struppe

Since 2004 Ursula Struppe has served as the head of the Municipal Department of Integration and Diversity (MA 17) in Vienna. She studied theology and worked in the field of adult education until 1999.  She was co-founder and coordinator of an initiative against xenophobia, Land der Menschen, from 1999 until 2001 and worked with Executive City Councillor Renate Brauner in the field of integration between 2001 and 2004. This work led to the foundation of the Municipial Department of Integration and Diversity in 2004.