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Johannes Siebert

Johannes is a Professor of Decision Sciences at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® in Innsbruck, Austria. He holds a PhD in Multicriteria Decision Making and habilitated in Behavioral Operations Research and Decision Analysis at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has published papers in journals such as Operations Research and European Journal of Operational Research. He is a 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, and on the Editorial Board of the INFORMS Journal Decision Analysis. 

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 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 education positively affects the lives of participants. 

Recently, he received a significant grant to develop and measure the impact of decision making courses for high school students in Upper Franconia, Germany, who have to decide what to do after they graduate. First results 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.

Johannes also works as a business consultant. Some of his work includes identifying and structuring the strategic objectives for a large European energy provider after Germany decided to fade out nuclear energy. In addition, Johannes worked with the United States Department of Defense to create effective procedures to protect civilians in the Middle East, United States, and Europe against the Islamic State (ISIS), by identifying their objectives as a terrorist organization.

 

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