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
Veränderungen im Versicherungs-Außendienst durch die Digitalisierung der VertriebskanäleHubert Eichmann, Matthias Poschcompleted11/2021 - 07/2022
Peer Learning events in transport for the Platform Tackling Undeclared WorkBettina Haidingercompleted01/2022 - 06/2022
Consultation with regard to provision of cross-sectoral representativeness studyGeorg Adamcompleted11/2020 - 06/2022
Tackling undeclared work in the transport sectorBettina Haidingercompleted01/2022 - 06/2022
Social dialogue and collective bargaining in hospitals and civil aviation during the Covid-19 pandemicGeorg Adamcompleted11/2021 - 05/2022
Arbeitszeit zwischen Selbst- und Fremdbestimmung. Auswertungen des Mikrozensus Ad-Hoc-Moduls 2019Bettina Stadler, Paul Malschinger, Franz Astleithnercompleted09/2021 - 05/2022
Postwachstums-Organisationen – zukunftsfähige kollaborative Arbeitsmodelle in WienHubert Eichmann, Georg Adam, Matthias Posch, Sarah Nowakcompleted06/2019 - 03/2022
PLUS – Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, DevelopmentBettina Haidinger, Philip Schörpf, Bernhard Saupecompleted12/2018 - 03/2022
Kommunikation und Arbeitsorganisation im Betriebsrat angesichts von Pandemie und DigitalisierungHubert Eichmann, Sarah Nowakcompleted10/2021 - 03/2022
European Monitoring Centre of Change (EMCC), current periodBernadette Allingercompleted03/2018 - 02/2022