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English Business Communication

Diagram illustrating the interaction between discourse, language, and communication. These areas are covered by our teaching, learning, impact, and research.

The research projects at our Institute aim to contribute to the academic community and beyond by providing innovative insights in the field of English Business Communication from a linguistic perspective. While the approaches taken in the linguistic analyses comprise a wide range of theories and methodologies, the research profile of the Institute for English Business Communication is based on the interplay of three main areas of study: language, discourse, and communication.




These three main areas of research are linked to the curricula of English Business Communication courses run by the Institute. They develop students’ language awareness and competence by providing them with a range of communicative skills required for successful professional interaction. Specifically, students are trained in the effective comprehension and production of a variety of spoken and written business genres, and in the intricacies of language use appropriate to specific discursive contexts.



is the Research Information, Documentation, and Evaluation System at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. It is an online application storing information about our research activities, including publications, projects and expertise in specific academic fields of study. In FIDES, searches can focus on:
  • Departments and research institutes

  • Researchers

  • Research projects (since 2000)

  • Project partners and financiers

  • Publications (Total: 65,224/August 2016)

To find out more about the research activities of specific members of staff at the Institute for English Business Communication, you can search


directly or you can visit the

About us

page of this website. The link


includes a list of all members of staff with their Key Publications and further publications listed in their respective profiles.