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
From COVID-19 emergency measures to a new strengthened system of industrial relationsGeorg Adam, Bernadette Allingerongoing01/2021 - 11/2021
Development of a Training Program for improving Inclusion and participation of Persons with Disability through Timebanking (AMICA)Bernhard Saupe, Philip Schörpfongoing11/2020 - 10/2021
Postwachstums-Organisationen – zukunftsfähige kollaborative Arbeitsmodelle in WienHubert Eichmann, Georg Adam, Bettina Stadlerongoing06/2019 - 05/2021
Arbeitszeitverkürzung – Modelle und Praxis in BetriebenBettina Stadler, Franz Astleithnerongoing07/2020 - 05/2021
The development of statutory minimum wage setting in the EU and its significance for the trade unionsGeorg Adamongoing01/2020 - 04/2021
Development of a Training Programme for Enhancing Co-creation in the Creative Industries through the use of Sharing EconomyBernhard Saupe, Philip Schörpfongoing10/2018 - 04/2021
Verarbeitung personenbezogener Beschäftigtendaten und Grenzen betrieblicher Mitbestimmung in einer digitalisierten ArbeitsweltThomas Riesenecker-Caba, Franz Astleithnerongoing08/2019 - 03/2021