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.
|Project title||Key project staff||Status||Duration|
|Consultation with regard to provision of cross-sectoral representativeness study||Georg Adam||ongoing||11/2020 - 12/2021|
|Arbeitszeitverkürzung – Modelle und Praxis in Betrieben||Bettina Stadler||ongoing||07/2020 - 05/2021|
|Fair working conditions: exploring the contribution of cooperation initiatives between Social Partners and Labour INspection authorities (SPLIN)||Bettina Haidinger, Ulrike Papouschek, Cornelia Prentner||ongoing||03/2019 - 02/2021|
|The development of statutory minimum wage setting in the EU and its significance for the trade unions||Georg Adam||ongoing||01/2020 - 11/2020|
|WORKABLE – Making Capabilities Work||Bettina Haidinger, Ruth Kasper, Roland Atzmüller, Ingrid Mairhuber||completed||11/2009 - 10/2012|