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
24 Stunden-Betreuung/Personenbetreuung in Privathaushalten in der EUIngrid Mairhuber, Bernadette Allingercompleted12/2019 - 06/2021
Gesundheitsberufe in der EU – Arbeits- und Beschäftigungsbedingungen und PersonalknappheitBernadette Allinger, Ingrid Mairhubercompleted01/2020 - 06/2021
Anhebung des gesetzlichen Frauenpensionsantrittsalters ab 2024: Auswirkungen auf Branchen, Betriebe und FrauenIngrid Mairhubercompleted12/2019 - 06/2021
The effects of digitalisation on work and employment in the service sectorPhilip Schörpf, Annika Schönauer, Franz Astleithnercompleted04/2019 - 06/2021
Arbeitszeitverkürzung – Modelle und Praxis in BetriebenBettina Stadler, Franz Astleithnercompleted07/2020 - 05/2021
Verarbeitung personenbezogener Beschäftigtendaten und Grenzen betrieblicher Mitbestimmung in einer digitalisierten ArbeitsweltThomas Riesenecker-Caba, Franz Astleithnercompleted08/2019 - 05/2021
Development of a Training Programme for Enhancing Co-creation in the Creative Industries through the use of Sharing EconomyBernhard Saupe, Philip Schörpfcompleted10/2018 - 04/2021
Systemerhalter*innen im Fokus: Arbeits- und Lebenssituation der Beschäftigten im Einzelhandel in Niederösterreich angesichts der Covid-19-PandemieAnnika Schönauer, Bettina Stadler, Elisa Hellriglcompleted08/2020 - 03/2021
Machbarkeitsstudie für Technikfolgenabschätzung in österreichischen KI-Startups (TA4AI-Startups)Annika Schönauercompleted03/2020 - 02/2021
Provision of representativeness study on Civil Aviation SectorGeorg Adamcompleted10/2019 - 02/2021