Research - Business and Management

The business and management department is committed to high-quality academic research that bridges theory and practice to explore contemporary issues in business, management, finance, economics, and entrepreneurship. The department’s diverse faculty specializations and location in Vienna foster interdisciplinary research with an international perspective. Oriented on the standards of the international scientific community, the department’s objective is to be engaged in international research collaborations, to publish findings in leading journals, and present at conferences.

Core Research Areas

While faculty members’ breadth of knowledge covers a wide range of fields within business and management, the core of their research focuses on the following areas:

  • MIS (Management Information Systems)
  • Change, Strategic, and Supply Chain Management
  • Finance
  • Housing Markets
  • Economics of Tourism, Energy, and Healthcare
  • Project & Stakeholder Management

Research Projects

Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis

  • The impact of fiscal austerity on mental health
  • ​The transmission channels and the feedback mechanisms of various types of uncertainty (e.g. macroeconomic, financial and policy uncertainty) and its effects on the global economy
  • The dynamic relationship between energy consumption, CO2 emissions and economic growth

Dr. Pernille Eskerod

  • Project stakeholder management and sustainability efforts within organizations
  • ​Implementation of green certifications within the hotel industry
  • Implementation of change within decentralized organizations, e.g. banks and hotel chains

Dr. Maria Madlberger

  • Consumer channel choice between offline, online, and mobile channels for information search and purchase
  • ​Heterogeneity of interorganizational systems standards usage in the FMCG sector
  • Social change through technology: the role of social media

Dr. Menbere Workie

  • Capital flight and economic growth in the European Union
  • ICT investment and economic growth
  • Public debt-growth nexus