Research

Research at the institute specialises in issues of work and employment. Within this clearly defined profile, it covers a broad range of topics and activities.

FORBA’s research areas deal with the micro level of the individual, social interaction and working conditions and the meso level of the organisation or network as well as with the macro level of the labour market and global economy. Research practice at the institute relies on a series of qualitative and quantitative methods. Special features of research at FORBA include its multidisciplinary character and openness to many forms of cooperation. Although grant-funded academic research currently predominates, the institute’s strengths also include contract and policy-consultancy research.

Research areas

Research projects

Project titleKey project staffStatusDuration
European Observatory of Working Life (EurWORK), current periodBernadette Allinger, Georg Adam, Bettina Stadlerongoing03/2018 - 02/2022
Consultation with regard to provision of cross-sectoral representativeness studyGeorg Adamongoing11/2020 - 12/2021
The Road to Transparent and Fair Remuneration and Working Conditions in the Transport Sector (TransFair)Bettina Haidinger, Ulrike Papouschek, Sandra Stern, Cornelia Prentnerongoing01/2020 - 12/2021
Arbeitszeitverkürzung – Modelle und Praxis in BetriebenBettina Stadlerongoing07/2020 - 05/2021
Provision of representativeness study on Civil Aviation SectorGeorg Adamongoing10/2019 - 03/2021
Systemerhalter*innen im Fokus: Arbeits- und Lebenssituation der Beschäftigten im Einzelhandel in Niederösterreich angesichts der Covid-19-PandemieAnnika Schönauer, Bettina Stadler, Elisa Hellriglongoing08/2020 - 03/2021
Machbarkeitsstudie für Technikfolgenabschätzung in österreichischen KI-Startups (TA4AI-Startups)Annika Schönauerongoing03/2020 - 02/2021
Fair working conditions: exploring the contribution of cooperation initiatives between Social Partners and Labour INspection authorities (SPLIN)Bettina Haidinger, Ulrike Papouschek, Cornelia Prentnerongoing03/2019 - 02/2021
Verarbeitung personenbezogener Beschäftigtendaten und Grenzen betrieblicher Mitbestimmung in einer digitalisierten ArbeitsweltThomas Riesenecker-Caba, Franz Astleithnerongoing08/2019 - 12/2020
Überblick über die Praktika-Landschaft in Österreich im Kontext des Berufseinstiegs junger MenschenHubert Eichmann, Bernhard Saupeongoing01/2020 - 12/2020