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
Supplementary information regarding policies to promote gender equality and employment: AustriaIngrid Mairhubercompleted01/2002 - 04/2002
Verlagerung von Arbeit im Informationstechnologiesektor und Vermittlungschancen nach QualifizierungsmaßnahmenManfred Krenn, Ulrike Papouschek, Jörg Fleckercompleted05/2000 - 12/2001
Industrial relations and innovationManfred Krenncompleted12/2000 - 12/2001
Verlagerung von Arbeit in der globalen InformationsökonomieJörg Flecker, Sabine Kirschenhofer, Thomas Riesenecker-Caba, Christian Starycompleted10/2000 - 10/2001
The Austrian NAP 2001 from a Gender PerspectiveIngrid Mairhubercompleted01/2001 - 09/2001
Gleichstellungsstrategien für Frauen in der außeruniversitären ForschungUlrike Papouschek, Ingrid Mairhubercompleted01/2000 - 07/2001
Information Society, Work and the Generation of New Forms of Social ExclusionJörg Flecker, Christian Stary, Thomas Riesenecker-Caba, Manfred Krenncompleted12/1997 - 03/2001
Erfahrungswissen als Ressource für altersgerechten Personaleinsatz. Neue Wege zu höherer Beschäftigungssicherheit für ältere ArbeitnehmerInnen.Manfred Krenncompleted09/2000 - 02/2001
Modernising and Improving Social Protection – Report on AustriaIngrid Mairhubercompleted11/2000 - 02/2001
Analyse internationaler Beispiele für Arbeitszeitverkürzung, -umverteilung und -flexibilisierungJörg Flecker, Christoph Hermann, Ingrid Mairhubercompleted11/1999 - 12/2000