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2nd European Headquarters Congress in Vienna

Published: January 30, 2014; 12:50 · (Vindobona)

The 2nd European Headquarters Congress on March 20th – 21st 2014 in Vienna deals with various aspects of Value Networks – The New Paradigm for Multinationals

2nd European Headquarters Congress in Vienna / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The congress “Value Networks” provides a solution-oriented dialog between economy, science and politics. It points out the characteristics of our network economy and illustrates how various value networks can be created.

Network Economy

In our network economy and society, organizations are confronted with new challenges: growing interconnectedness both internally and externally, high speed information flows as well as blurring boundaries with their surrounding environment.

Value Networks

In line with these changing framework conditions, common value creation processes need to be reconsidered. Value is not primarily created via dyadic relations between organizations and one of their stakeholders (e.g. employees, clients or suppliers). It is created within an organization’s own “value network”.

This concept goes beyond common value chains and includes various stakeholders. In such a value network, financial and/or non-financial value (e.g. knowledge, innovation, product or service development) is mutually created.

Network Junctions

Headquarters take on a special role in this process: They act as junctions between various internal and external networks. This position displays a significant asset and enables headquarters to create added value within their unique network of internal and external players.


The program of the two-day congress includes plenary sessions and workshops. The audience will be participating actively via an electronic voting system. Thus opinions and statements will be directly relayed to our speakers.

Topics of the congress are e.g.: headquarters as network junctions • competence centers • cocreation • stakeholder management • employee networks • competition vs. cooperation • post matrix structures • etc.


The congress welcomes representatives of global players, innovative organizations and well-respected scientists (in alphabetical order):

Patrick Bartl, Patrick Bartl, Alex Bähr, Jost Bernasch, Andreas Breinbauer Conny CzymochConny Czymoch Alma Dakaj, Dietmar Eglhofer, Gerald Gerstbauer, Leo Hauska, Patrick Hoverstadt, Harald Katzmair, Merlin Koene, Rosalia Kopeinig Knut Koschatzky, Erwin W. Kretschner, Tuija Lehesvirta, Marijn Pijnenburg, Reinhard Retzl, Jeremy Rifkin, Marie Ringler, Arnold Schuh Sebastian Straube Anka Wittenberg, Anka Wittenberg, Manfred J. Wondrak.

For more information go to: http://www.headquarters-congress.com/about

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