Robert Bauer

Robert M. Bauer is professor of Organization and Innovation at Johannes Kepler University, Linz. His research focuses on the management of innovation processes and the enhancement of industrial creativity — including the potential and risk in integrating management with art and design. Dr. Bauer was a visiting professor for several years at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, a leading institution in the field of ‘Design Thinking’, where he lead curriculum development. His research has appeared in major journals in North America and the German-speaking realm. His preliminary study of potential cultural usages of the historic industrial area Tabakfabrik Linz that was commissioned by the City of Linz in 2009 forms the basis for the future development of this precinct. Dr. Bauer has been active as a speaker and advisor in Europe, North America and China, and is also a registered psychotherapist coaching senior executives. His writings explore the consequences of complexity and different epistemological modes for industrial creativity as well as for the philosophy of management and organization.