Alfred Taudes is Professor at the Department of Informations Systems and Operations Institute for Production Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from WU Vienna, a Magister Degree in Management Information Systems from Vienna University and a PhD (Habilitation) from WU Vienna in both fields. After assistant professorships at WU in the areas Operations Research and Applied Informatics he was visiting professor at Universities Augsburg, Münster and Essen and joined WU in 1993. There he coordinated large scale research projects such as the WWTF-project “Integrated Demand and Supply Chain Management” and the special research area Adaptive Models in Economics and Management Science. From 2010 to 2016 he served as head of Department of Information Systems and Operations.
Alfred’s undergraduate teaching includes a course in Operations Strategy and a project seminar in Data Science. In WU Wien’s International Supply Chain Master program he teaches an Operations Management course and an IT seminar. He has also been teaching at Kobe and Tsukuba University, Japan. He is coordinating WU’s research group on Cryptoeconomics and is head of the scientific board of the Austrian Internet Offensive.
Alfred has undertaken research in the interface of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Engineering and Knowledge Management. He has published more than 150 articles, among others in international top journals like Management Science, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Marketing Science and MIS Quarterly. His current research deals with the impact of Big Data and Blockchains on the design of production systems. Using Complexity Science and Cryptoeconomics he is studying integrated value chains and market designs for digital production.