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
Combining employment with informal care for the aged (COMBECA). Eine internationale Studie zur Vereinbarkeit von Erwerbstätigkeit und Angehörigenpflege in Betrieben in Österreich und in der SchweizKarl Krajic, Ingrid Mairhuber, Charlotte Dötigongoing03/2021 - 08/2024
Studie über die Auftraggeberhaftung in Österreich. Praxis und PotentialeBettina Stadler, Bettina Haidingerongoing06/2021 - 11/2022
Evaluierung ausgewählter Kollektivverträge im Gesundheits- und SozialbereichIngrid Mairhuber, Bernadette Allingerongoing11/2021 - 10/2022
Provision of representativeness studies on the construction sectorGeorg Adamongoing05/2021 - 09/2022
Datenmonster Home-Office? Im Spannungsfeld von Daten-/IT-Sicherheit und versteckter KontrolleThomas Riesenecker-Cabaongoing07/2021 - 06/2022
Provision of representativeness studies on the professional football sectorGeorg Adamongoing09/2020 - 05/2022
Consultation with regard to provision of cross-sectoral representativeness studyGeorg Adamongoing11/2020 - 04/2022
PLUS – Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, DevelopmentBettina Haidinger, Philip Schörpf, Bernhard Saupeongoing12/2018 - 03/2022
Kommunikation und Arbeitsorganisation im Betriebsrat angesichts von Pandemie und DigitalisierungHubert Eichmann, Sarah Nowakongoing10/2021 - 03/2022
Postwachstums-Organisationen – zukunftsfähige kollaborative Arbeitsmodelle in WienHubert Eichmann, Georg Adam, Matthias Posch, Sarah Nowakongoing06/2019 - 03/2022