Meine Forschungen fallen in Decision Sciences und Beahvioral Economics. Mein Ziel liegt in der Verbesserung individuellen und organisationalen Entscheidens. Dieses Ziel verfolge ich in drei Bereichen: Forschung, Ausbildung / Training und Beratung.

Die Forschung bildet die Basis für meine Aktivitäten. Alleine und in Zusammenarbeit mit Kollegen

entwickele und teste ich Methoden

  • zum “sich selbst Anstupsen” (“give yourself a nudge”)
  • zur geeigneten Strukturierung von Entscheidungsproblemen
  • zur Identifikation von Zielen
  • zur Strukturierung von Zielen
  • zur Entwicklung von mehr und besseren Alternativen

analysiere ich proaktives (gutes) Entscheiden, beispielsweise

  • Proaktives Entscheiden kann gemessen werden
  • Proaktives Entscheiden kann in Kursen gelernt werden
  • Proaktives Entscheiden führt zu einer höheren Lebenszufriedenheit

In der Ausbildung und im Training, helfe ich Einzelnen ihr persönliches und professionelles Entscheiden zu verbessern. Meine Zielgruppen sind breit gefächert und gehen von Schülerinnen und Schülern, über Studierende und Managerinnen und Manager zu Beraterinnen und Berater und Politikerinnen und Politiker.

In der Beratung unterstütze ich Organisationen in komplexen Entscheidungssituationen darin, die relevanten Ziele und Alternativen zu identifizieren und die beste Alternative systematisch und nachvollziehbar zu identifizieren. Darüber hinaus unterstütze ich die Organisationen auch in der Umsetzung der Entscheidungen und Optimierung des Entscheidungsprozesses.

Berufliche Aktivitäten

  • Professor Management Center Innsbruck, Österreich
  • Direktor des MCI Research Lab “Smart Decisions”
  • Privatdozent an der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Bayreuth

Akademischer Lebenslauf

  • Habilitation in Wirtschaftswissenschaften zu den Themen „Behavioral Operations Research and Decision Analysis“ (Universität Bayreuth)
  • Dissertation in „Multikriteriellen Entscheiden“ (Universität Bayreuth)
  • Diplomkaufmann (Universität Bayreuth)

Aufgaben in der internationalen Forschungsgemeinschaft

  • Mitglied des Editorial Boards der INFORMS Zeitschrift Decision Analysis
  • Vorstandsmitglied der Section on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (INFORMS)
  • Mitglied des ausführenden Vorstands (Coordinating Board) der EURO Working Group on Behavioural OR
  • Vorstandsmitglied der Section on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (INFORMS)

Academic Short Bio

Johannes Siebert habilitated in Behavioral OR and Decision Making at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and is Professor for Decision Sciences at MCI | THE ENTREPREUNRIAL SCHOOL®, Innsbruck, Austria. He has published papers in international leading journals such as Operations Research and European Journal of Operational Research. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society on MCDM, Member of the Coordinating Board of the European Working Group of Behavioral Operations Research, in the Editorial Board of the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis, and Member of the Advisor Board of the Alliance for Decision Education.

Johannes research objective is to contribute to better informed decision making and thereby to making better decisions for individuals as well as for organizations. He conceptualized and validated a six dimensional scale for measuring good, proactive decision making (PDM). He showed that PDM explains a substantial share of life satisfaction, i.e., who is more proactive in his or her decision making is more satisfied with his or her life, and that PDM can be trained in decision making courses. Taken together, these empirical findings suggest that decision-making courses affect the lives of participants positively.

Overall, he raised more than 600.000 Euro third-party funding. Recently, he received a significant grant to develop and measure the impact of decision-making courses for high school students in Upper Franconia, in Germany who have to decide what to do after school. First results in the project KLUGentscheiden (smart deciding) indicate that workshops on decision making enhance the proactive cognitive skills in decision making of high school students and empower them for their future decisions.

He also works as a business consultant for both public and private organizations in the US and in Europe. for example, he identified and structured the strategic objectives for a huge European energy provider after Germany decided to fade out nuclear energy, he identified and structured the objectives for the California Ministry of Transportation when allocating a 12 billion budget for maintenance of highways and bridges in California, or he identified and structured the objectives of the terrorist group Islamic State to provide a basis to create effective procedures to protect civilians in the Middle East, the United States, and Europe. Twice, he was acknowledged as finalist in the practice award of the Decision Analysis Society (INFORMS).