Johannes Leitner

Head of the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies

Phone: +43 1 720 12 86 986
Fax:      +43 1 720 12 86 19
E-Mail: johannes.leitner@fh-vie.ac.at

Johannes Leitner is head of the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna (UAS BFI Vienna). His research interests focus on institutional and political environment and their impact on international businesses in post-socialist transition countries. In particular, Johannes evaluates political risk factors in the region and analyses their impact on international business operations. He lectured at universities in Albania, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Romania, and Turkey. Johannes was involved in a number of research projects focusing on the business environment and corresponding political risk factors in Ukraine and Russia, including on the ground data generation in both countries. Through consulting projects with Austrian companies exposed to the region, he keeps track with recent developments and their impacts on international businesses. Also, Johannes teaches political risk management in the post-socialist transition countries. Prior to that he was in the consulting industry for two years and from 2005 to 2010 he was assistant professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) and visiting scholar at Stockholm School of Economics. Johannes Leitner holds a Master in International Business Studies from WU Vienna and a Master of South-East-European Studies from University of Vienna. He received his doctoral degree from WU Vienna.

 

Articles

Recent Publications (selection):

Meissner, Hannes; Leitner, Johannes (2016): FDI in Azerbaijan: A Structural Analysis of the Business Environment. In: caucasus analytical digest March 2016, No.82 “Foreign Direct Investment”

Johannes Leitner/Hannes Meissner (2016): Political Risks in post-Soviet markets. A Theoretical Approach, Conference Paper, 10. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen, 30-31 March 2016, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Vienna.

Leitner, Johannes; Meissner, Hannes; Martyna-David, Ewa (2015): The Debate about Political Risk: How Corruption, Favoritism and Institutional Ambiguity Shape Business Strategies in Ukraine. In: Contributions to Economics. Springer.

Leitner, Johannes (2014). Politische Einbettung unternehmerischen Handelns. Modelle und empirische Befunde – ein Literaturüberblick, in: Wirtschaft und Management, 21, 2014, Seiten 7-18. Heft 21 – Dezember 2014

Prinz, Manuel; Leitner, Johannes (2014): Sold out? Ukrainian Grocery Retail-Implications for International Retailers, in: Wirtschaft und Management, 20, 2014, Seiten 7-34. Heft 20 – Juni 2014

Leitner, Johannes (2013): Editorial. In: Leitner, Johannes (Hsg): Regionale Integration – Alternative Entwicklungspfade? Perspektiven industriepolitischer Optionen räumlichen Strukturen. Kurswechsel 3/2013.

Leitner, Johannes / Martyna-David, Ewa / Meissner, Hannes (2013): Into the Dark- Political Risks in the Black Sea Region, in: Kempter, Guido / Lofner, Hans-Jürgen (eds.) (2013): Grenzenlos Kooperieren – Forschung im Dialog mit Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Tagungsband zum 7. Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschulen.

Leitner, Johannes (2013): Doing Business in Opaque Waters. The Black Sea Region and its Business Environment, in: Wirtschaft und Management, 18, 2013, Seiten 7-24. Heft 18 – Juli 2013

Leitner, Johannes / Martyna-David, Ewa / Meissner, Hannes (2012): Black Sea Region – A Blackbox for Business? Barriers for Market Entry in the Black Sea Region – Evidence from Austrian Enterprises, Conference Proeceedings of the BlueBlackSea International Congress at Sakarya University, Baris Kitap, 151-172.

Media

Newspapers

Trend 16/2017 (19.4.2017): Das Einmaleins der Schwarzmeerregion

Wiener Zeitung (17/4/2017): “Für Österreich steht viel auf dem Spiel”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (18/2/2017): In Rumänien und Bulgarien rumort es

Süddeutsche Zeitung (26/11/2016): Überall nur Probleme

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (16/11/2016): Wirtschaftlich backt Erdogan kleine Brötchen

Kurier (05/02/2015): Wie Georgien geschickt zwischen EU und Russland balanciert

Der Standard (25/09/2013): Der Rechtsweg ist selten erfolgsversprechend