Marion S. Rauner is Associate Professor at the Department of Innovation and Technology Management at the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria. She received an MBA in Business Informatics, a Ph.D. in Social and Economic Sciences, and her habilitation in Business Administration, all of them from the University of Vienna, Austria, and an MBA in Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.  During the academic year 1999/2000, she was visiting Assistent Professor at University of Stanford, Department of Management Science and Industrial Engineering collaborating with Prof. Dr. Margaret Brandeau sponsored by an Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellowship of the FWF.

Professor Rauner’s research interests include operations research in public and non-profit management, disaster management, health care management, strategic management, disease policy modeling, as well as technology assessment. She is Co-Editor of Central European Journal of Operations Research, Associate Editor of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and Editorial board member of OR Spectrum, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, International Journal of Production Research, Health Care Management Science, Health Systems, and Operations Research for Health Care. She has edited 10 special issues. Her refereed research has been published in a wide variety of journals, including Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers & Operations Research, OR Spectrum, Central European Journal of Operations Research, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Journal of Decision Systems, Health Policy, Health Care Management Science, Operations Reserach for Health Care, International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, and International Journal of Technology Management.

She was awarded several research prizes.  Professor Rauner got the Young, Talented Scientists Award of the Vienna Municipal Government in 2000, the Pharmig Prize for Health Economics in 2002, and the Dr. Maria Schaumeyer Prize, the Kardinal-Innitzer-Prize in 2003, and the C3 Research Award for a best paper in 2012. In addition, she received four teaching awards from the University of Vienna, Austria.

In several research projects, she supported health care policy makers in Austria and she also participated in the fp7-EU-Project S-Help (Securing Health.Emergency.Learning.Planning) from 2014-2017.

She served as a President of the Austrian Operations Research Society (ÖGOR) from 2006-2012 for which she also co-coordinates the working group “Operations Research in Health Care and Disaster Management.” She organized the "Operational Research Applied to Health Services" (ORAHS) working group meeting in Vienna in 2001 and planes to co-organize ORAHS 2020. In addition, she organized the 1st International Health Care Technology Management PhD Workshop in Vienna, August 30-31, 2004 and is organizing the  OEGOR working group meetings "OR in Health Care" meetings since 2004 and "OR in Health Care & Disaster Management" since 2017. She is currently serving as a Member of the Equal Opportunity Commission at the University of Vienna.

She has been teaching at undergraduate and graduate, as well as PhD level both in English and German for more than 25 and 15 years, respectively. Her main teaching experience comprizes public and non-Profit management, health care management, health economics, production and logistics, innovation and technology management, as well as strategic management. More than 100 students have so far successfully completed their master theses and 3 finished their PhD dissertation under her supervision. The quality of the supervision is reflected in grants and research prizes, as well as joint international conference presentations and publications in international, refereed journals or collective volumes. Many of my former students work for reknown companies in practice as well as research institutions.

For teaching, she coordinates the specialization called minor/major/elective public and non-profit management together with Associate Professor Dr. Jörg Borrmann. In addition, she is engaged in teaching innovation and technology Management.

Marion Rauner