About me

I am an educator, researcher and consultant. I am

  • Professor for Supply Chain Management, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • Director of the MCI Research Lab “Smart Decisions”
  • Private Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Business and Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany

My education

  • Habilitation in “Behavioral Decision Making and Behavioral Operations Resaerch” at the Faculty of Law, Business Management and Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Dissertation in “Multi Criteria Decision Making” at the Faculty of Law, Business Management and Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Studies of Business Administration at the Faculty of Law, Business Management and Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany

I am serving the international research community as

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Board Member of the Section on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (INFORMS)
  • Member of the Coordinating Board of the EURO Working Group on Behavioural OR
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the INFORMS journal “Decision Analysis”

My 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).

An overview about my work provides this video