Univ.-Prof Mag. Dr. Gerald Steiner

Donau-Universität Krems



  • Sustainability-oriented Innovation Systems/-Processes
  • Organizational and regional Innovation Systems
  • Organizational Communication


  • applied innovation processes


Projekte (Auszug Forschungs­datenbank)

Publikationen (Auszug Forschungs­datenbank)

Geissler, B., Mew, M.C., Steiner, G. (2019). Phosphate supply security for importing countries: Developments and the current situation. Science of the Total Environment, 677: 511–523

Steiner, G.; Geissler, B.; Schernhammer, E. (2019). Hunger and Obesity as Symptoms of Non-Sustainable Food Systems and Malnutrition. Applied Sciences, Volume 9, Issue 6: https://doi.org/10.3390/app9061062

Virkar, S.; Edelmann, N,; Hynek, N.; Parycek, P.; Steiner, G.; Zenk, L. (2019). Digital Transformation in Public Sector Organisations: The Role of Informal Knowledge Sharing Networks and Social Media. In: Electronic Participation11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2019 San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy, September 2–4, 2019 Proceedings: 60-72, LNCS Springer, Cham, Switzerland

Geissler, B.; Hermann, L.; Mew, M.; Steiner, G. (2018). Striving Toward a Circular Economy for Phosphorus: The Role of Phosphate Rock Mining. Minerals, 8(9): 395

Geissler, B.; Steiner, G.; Mew, M. (2018). Clearing the fog on phosphate rock data – Uncertainties, fuzziness, and misunderstandings. Science of The Total Environment, 642: 250–263

Mew, M.C.; Steiner, G.; Geissler, B. (2018). Phosphorus Supply Chain—Scientific, Technical, and Economic Foundations: A Transdisciplinary Orientation. Sustainability, 2018, Vol. 10, Issue 4: 1087

Scholz, R. W.; Bartelsman, E. R.; Diefenbach, S.; Franke, L.; Grunwald, A.; Helbing, D.; Hill, R.; Hilty, L.; Höjer, M.; Klauser, S.; Montag, C.; Parycek, P.; Prote, J. P.; Renn, O.; Reichel, A.; Schuh, G.; Steiner, G.; Viale Pereira, G. (2018). Unintended Side Effects of the Digital Transition: European Scientists’ Messages from a Proposition-Based Expert Round Table. Sustainability, Volume 10, Issue 6: doi.org/10.3390/su10062001

Steiner, G. (2018). From probabilistic functionalism to a mental simulation of innovation: by collaboration from vulnerabilities to resilient societal systems. Environment Systems and Decisions, Issue I: pp 92–98

Steiner, G.; Geissler, B. (2018). Sustainable Mineral Resource Management—Insights into the Case of Phosphorus. Sustainability, 10(8): 2732

Steiner, G.; Geissler, B.; Schreder, G.; Zenk, L. (2018). Living sustainability, or merely pretending? From explicit self-report measures to implicit cognition. Sustainability Science, 13: pp 1–15

Zenk, L.; Hynek, N.; Schreder, G.; Zenk, A.; Pausits, A. & Steiner, G. (2018). Designing Innovation Courses In Higher Education Using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. International Journal of Management and Applied Research, Vol. 5, No. 4: pp. 245-263

Steiner, G. (2017). Agriculture-dominated Societies, Climate Change and Migration: a Case for Transdisciplinarity. In: Migration and Globalisierung in Zeiten des Umbruchs: 411-416, Edition Donau Universität Krems, Festschrift für Gudrun Biffl, Krems

Provasnek, A. K..; Schmid, E.; Geissler, B.; Steiner, G. (2016). Sustainable Corporate Entrepreneurship: Performance and Strategies Toward Innovation. Business Strategy and the Environment

Geissler, B.; Mew, M.; Weber, O.; Steiner, G. (2015). Efficiency performance of the world’s leading corporations inphosphate rock mining. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 105: 246-258

Scholz, R. W.; Steiner, G. (2015). The real type and ideal type of transdisciplinary processes: part I - theoretical foundations. Sustainability Science, 10: 527-544

Scholz, R. W.; Steiner, G. (2015). The real type and ideal type of transdisciplinary processes: part II- what constraints and obstacles do we meet in practice? . Sustainability Science, 10: 653-671

Scholz, R. W.; Steiner, G. (2015). Editorial: Transdisciplinarity at the crossroads. Sustainability Science, 10: 521-526

Steiner, G.; Geissler, B.; Watson, I.; Mew, M. (2015). Efficiency developments in phosphate rock mining over the last three decades. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 105: 235-245

Geissler, B.; Steiner, G. (2015). IC: “Comment on: “Recent revisions of phosphate rock reserves and resources: a critique” by Edixhoven et al (2014) – Phosphate reserves and resources: what conceptions and data do stakeholders need for sustainable action?” by R. W. Scholz and F.-W Wellmer. Earth System Dynamics Discussion, 6: C56 - C68

Vorträge (Auszug Forschungs­datenbank)

Digital Transformation in Public Sector Organisations: The Role of Informal Knowledge Sharing Networks and Social Media

EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2019, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, 03.09.2019

Striving Toward a Circular Economy for Phosphorus: The Role of Phosphate Rock Mining & Supply Security for Import-dependent Countries

UNECE Resource Management Week 2019, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 30.04.2019

Most recent developments in Phosphate Rock Mining: A global perspective on efficiency, circular economy, and innovation.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Washington D.C., U.S, 07.12.2018

Effects of divergence of explicit & implicit cognition patterns on societal resilience (Expert Insights: Philosophical Reflections on Sustainability Narratives & Models)

The 8th International Conference on Sustainability & Responsibility, Cologne, Germany, 14.11.2018

Does complexity require different forms of leadership? …or different approaches in …everything? Multi-level knowledge synthesis & creation and transdisciplinarity

The 8th International Conference on Sustainability & Responsibility, Cologne, Germany, 14.11.2018

Toward a circular P economy: The role of mining & The Phosphate Rock Mining – Innovation Nexus

AIMS 2018, Aachen, Deutschland, 24.05.2018

State of the Art: Science - society collaboration- transdisciplinarity at the Danube University

4th Interdisciplinary Doctoral Kolloquium, Andrassy University Budapest, Budapest, Hungary,, 10.11.2017

Rationalität + Kreativität + Begeisterung = Innovation

tecnet | accent Innovation Award 2017, Danube University Krems, Krems a.d. Donau, Austria , 06.10.2017

Unlock Hidden Innovation Potentials: Uncertainty, Risk & Opportunity Costs

IFA Production and International Trade Conference, Paris, France, , 22.02.2017

Developments and Efficiency Consideration in Phosphate Rock Mining – Past, Present & Future

5th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit, Kunming China - Keynote, 17.08.2016

The Future of Higher Education in the 21st Century: free pathways, creative-cross-disciplinary programs and online resources

Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 25.06.2016

Der Prozess von der Ideenfindung bis zur Umsetzung von Innovationen mit Fokus auf Co-Creation: ‚Smart = Systemic Understanding + Collaborative + Focused + Creative?‘

respACT – austrian business council for sustainable development, aspern Die Seestadt Wiens, 04.12.2015

Industrie 4.0 als Innovationschance. Welche Kompetenzen werden in Zukunft über Erfolg oder Mißerfolg entscheiden?

Best Practice Konferenz (StEPUp): Industrie 4.0 – Ein praxisbezogener Blick auf das Thema „Smart Production“, Krems, 13.10.2015

Durch Kreativität und Innovation in die Zukunft!

Maschinenring Bundestagung, Krems an der Donau, 01.10.2015

Wie Innovationssysteme funktionieren: Von der kreativen Idee zum supranationalen Innovationsprogramm

Alumni-Tag: Leading through Innovation!, Krems an der Donau, 26.09.2015

How to deal with complex real-world challenges? A provocative call for new forms of higher education

37th EAIR Forum (The European Higher Education Society - Linking research, policy and practice): From here to there: Positioning Higher Education, 28.08.2015

Fördert die derzeitge industrielle Revolution demokratische Prozesse oder soziale Eliten?

Tagung zu den Auswirkungen des technologischen Wandels auf die Gesellschaftsordnung, Krems an der Donau, 11.07.2015

Industrial Design als Innovationsmotor: Quo Vadis? Herausforderungen fuer die Zukunft

Industrial Design Show 2015, Design Talk, 27.06.2015

Efficiency Developments in Phosphate Rock Mining over the last three Decades

Aachen International Mining Symposia 2015, 28.05.2015

Competences for the Co-design and Co-creation of Knowledge for Sustainable and Resilient Societies: a Transdisciplinary Approach

International Conference on Sustainability Science (ICSS) United Nations University, Tokyo/Japan, 22.01.2015

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