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Two ac­cep­ted sub­mis­sions

Phil­ipp, Michel, Rusch, Tho­mas, Strobl, Car­olin, Hornik, Kurt. 2018. Meas­ur­ing the Sta­bil­ity of Res­ults from Su­per­vised Stat­ist­ical Learn­ing. Journal of Com­pu­ta­tional and Graph­ical Stat­ist­ics. Forth­com­ing.

Rusch, Tho­mas, Hornik, Kurt, Mair, Patrick. 2018. Assess­ing and quan­ti­fy­ing clustered­ness: The OP­TICS Cor­dillera. Journal of Com­pu­ta­tional and Graph­ical Stat­ist­ics. Forth­com­ing.

Work­shop on Qual­it­at­ive Com­par­at­ive Ana­lysis

On Wed­nes­day, June 20th, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Prof. Dr. Re­in­hard Grohs from Priva­tuni­versität Schloss See­burg will hold a work­shop on Qual­it­at­ive Com­par­at­ive Ana­lysis (QCA). Over the past few years, QCA has gained im­port­ance in man­age­ment, or­gan­iz­a­tion, and mar­ket­ing re­search. Par­tic­u­larly at­tract­ive fea­tures are the possib­il­ity to ana­lyze and rep­res­ent ty­po­lo­gies and con­fig­ur­a­tions, vari­ous paths to­wards a res­ult, and asym­met­ric ef­fects. The work­shop will con­sist of the con­cep­tual found­a­tions, examples of ap­plic­a­tion in busi­ness re­search, an in­tro­duc­tion to the fsQCA soft­ware by Char­les Ra­gin, and a dis­cus­sion on cri­tique of the method.

Work­shop on "Qual­it­at­ive Story Telling and the pub­lic­a­tion possib­il­it­ies in in­ter­na­tional journ­als"

On Wed­nes­day, June 13th, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Mark Lear­month, (Pro­fessor of Or­gan­iz­a­tion Stud­ies from Durham Uni­versity Busi­ness School in the UK) will give an in­put on the qual­it­at­ive method of Story Telling and com­bine this in­put with his ex­pert­ise in get­ting qual­it­at­ive ana­lyses pub­lished in in­ter­na­tional journ­als (such as Academy of Man­age­ment Learn­ing & Edu­ca­tion, Academy of Man­age­ment Re­view, Hu­man Re­la­tions, Journal of Man­age­ment In­quiry, Journal of Man­age­ment Stud­ies, Man­age­ment Learn­ing, Or­gan­iz­a­tion and Or­gan­iz­a­tion Stud­ies).

After­wards, he will dis­cuss par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial and ways of us­ing his method in qual­it­at­ive re­search. Both the lec­ture and the work­shop will be held in Eng­lish.

This work­shop is part of an em­phasis on text ana­lysis fol­low­ing our suc­cess­ful work­shop and lec­ture ser­ies on visual data in the past year. At the end of this year, Prof. Mar­grit Schreier, a renowned ex­pert on qual­it­at­ive con­tent ana­lysis, will hold the second lec­ture and work­shop event in the con­text of this ser­ies on text ana­lysis. She will in­tro­duce the method and ap­ply it to the par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial. This event, too, will be held in Eng­lish.

WU Vis­it­ing Fel­low­ship for Kath­ar­ina Miko-Schefzig

To­gether with Prof. Mark Lear­month, Pro­fessor of Or­gan­iz­a­tion Stud­ies at the Durham Uni­versity Busi­ness School, Dr.in Kath­ar­ina Miko-Schefzig will work on fur­ther devel­op­ment of her vign­ette-­based fo­cus group method dur­ing a WU Vis­it­ing Fel­low­ship.

Karin Sardad­var real­izes FWF re­search pro­ject/Con­stanze Volk­mann joins the CC

From 2018 on Karin Sardad­var changes from the Com­pet­ence Center to the In­sti­tute for So­ci­ology and So­cial Re­search. After her con­sult­ing and devel­op­ment work within the qual­it­at­ive pil­lar at the Com­pet­ence Center (to­gether with Kath­ar­ina Miko and Man­fred Lueger) she has suc­cess­fully ac­quired a four-year FWF re­search pro­ject. The hab­il­it­a­tion pro­ject SPLIT­WORK ex­plores the frag­ment­a­tion of work­ing life by shared work ar­range­ments in the clean­ing in­dustry and mobile care.

Qual­it­at­ive so­cial re­search is a core pil­lar at the Com­pet­ence Center. From 2018 on it will be over­seen by Kath­ar­ina Miko-Schefzig and Con­stanze Volk­mann. Con­stanze Volk­mann has re­cently fin­ished her doc­toral stud­ies in psy­cho­logy (with dis­tinc­tion) at the Bre­men In­ter­na­tional Gradu­ate School of So­cial Sciences. Her meth­od­o­lo­gical ex­pert­ise will be put to good use in the con­sult­ing for qual­it­at­ive re­search pro­jects, the monthly in­ter­pret­a­tion group and fur­ther devel­op­ment of in­ter­pret­at­ive meth­ods in so­cial re­search.

New pub­lic­a­tion

Frank, Her­mann, Keßler, Al­ex­an­der, Rusch, Tho­mas, Süss-Reyes, Ju­lia, Weis­mei­er­-Sam­mer, Daniela. 2017. Cap­tur­ing the Fa­mili­ness of Fam­ily Busi­nesses: Devel­op­ment of the Fam­ily In­flu­ence Fa­mili­ness Scale (FIFS). En­tre­pren­eur­ship: The­ory and Prac­tice (ET&P) 41(5), 709-742

New pub­lic­a­tion

Miska, Chris­tof, Szöcs, Ilona, Schiffinger, Mi­chael. 2018. Cul­ture's Ef­fects on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Prac­tices: A Mul­ti-­Do­main and Mul­ti-­Level View. Journal of World Busi­ness 53 (2), 263-279

New pub­lic­a­tion

Latzke, Markus, Schiffinger, Mi­chael, Zell­hofer, Dominik, Steyrer, Jo­han­nes. 2017. Soft Factors, Smooth Trans­port? The role of safety cli­mate and team pro­cesses in re­du­cing ad­verse events dur­ing in­trahos­pital trans­port in in­tens­ive care. Health Care Man­age­ment Re­view

Meth­od­o­lo­gical work­shop on the her­men­eutic ana­lysis of im­ages/Visual Seg­ment Ana­lysis at the WU on 30 Novem­ber 2017

We would like to in­form you about an up­com­ing lec­ture and work­shop event. The lec­ture is held in Ger­man,but it is possible to dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial in the second part (work­shop) in Eng­lish.

As an ex­pert we have in­vited As­soz. Prof. Dr. Roswitha Breck­ner from the Uni­versity of Vi­enna. She will start with an in­put on her her­men­eutic ap­proach (Visual Seg­ment Ana­lysis). After­wards, she will dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial and ways to use her method in qual­it­at­ive re­search to­gether with the par­ti­cipants.

We cor­di­ally in­vite you to this work­shop, which will take place on 30 Novem­ber 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness. De­tails and an e-­mail for re­gis­tra­tion will fol­low at the start of the next semester.

Re­search pro­ject on Col­lab­or­at­ive Con­sump­tion

In May the three-year pro­ject "Col­lab­or­at­ive Con­sump­tion – Trust, power and co­oper­a­tion", fun­ded by the Aus­trian Science Fund star­ted at the Com­pet­ence Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods with Mag. Dr. Eva Hof­mann as pro­ject leader. With col­lab­or­at­ive con­sump­tion, con­sumers no longer own a good, but tem­por­ar­ily have ac­cess to this good. The aim is to in­vestig­ate how power of au­thor­it­ies provid­ing col­lab­or­at­ive goods im­pact trust and co­oper­a­tion in col­lab­or­at­ive con­sump­tion and the shar­ing economy. A big vari­ety of dif­fer­ent stud­ies are planned in­clud­ing fo­cus groups, on­line ques­tion­naires and ex­per­i­ments. Mag. Dr. Bar­bara Hartl, ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. El­friede Penz, MAS, Eur. Ph.D., Sarah Marth, MSc and Mag. Tho­mas Sabitzer are part of the team.

Meth­od­o­lo­gical work­shop on the use of cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs

We would like to in­form you about an up­com­ing lec­ture and work­shop event on the use of cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs (cam­era eth­no­graphy). The lec­ture is held in Ger­man, but it is possible to dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants´ own ma­ter­ial in the second part (work­shop) in Eng­lish. The work­shop will take place on June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness in the AD build­ing, AD.0.114 Con­fer­ence room 1.

As an ex­pert we have in­vited Dr.in Bina El­isa­beth Mohn from the Uni­versity of Sie­gen, Ger­many. She will start with an in­put on us­ing cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs (cam­era eth­no­graphy). After that, she will dis­cuss the par­ti­cipants´ own ma­ter­ial and ways to use it in qual­it­at­ive re­search to­gether with the par­ti­cipants. The lec­ture is part of a ser­ies on the meth­od­o­lo­gical use of visual data (for de­tails, please see the at­tach­ment). We cor­di­ally in­vite you to re­gister for this work­shop via e-­mail to: kmiko@wu.ac.at.

WU Award for in­nov­at­ive teach­ing

The Mas­ter course "In­ter­d­iszip­linäres sozio-öko­nomisches Forschung­s­prak­tikum I & II" by Dr.in Kath­ar­ina Miko and Dr.in Karin Sardad­var won a WU award for "In­nov­at­ive Teach­ing 2017".

Karin Sardad­var back at the Com­pet­ence Center

Since Jan 2017 Dr. Karin Sardad­var is part of the Com­pet­ence Center team again. In ad­di­tion to col­lab­or­at­ing with Dr. Kath­ar­ina Miko in the area of qual­it­at­ive meth­ods, she sup­ports the re­search team for the MOMA pro­ject and gives lec­tures in the so­cioeco­nom­ics mas­ter. The so­ci­olo­gist with a fo­cus on in­ter­pret­at­ive so­cial, la­bour and gender re­search works part-­time for the Com­pet­ence Center and as a re­searcher for the Work­ing Life Re­search Centre in Vi­enna.

Work­shop on the ana­lysis of visual qual­it­at­ive data

On 16 Novem­ber 2016, Prof. Bernt Schnet­tler from the Uni­versity of Bayreuth held a work­shop on the ana­lysis of visual qual­it­at­ive data. After a gen­eral present­a­tion on visual data ana­lysis (with an em­phasis on video­graphy), par­ti­cipants' own ma­ter­ial and possible ap­plic­a­tions for visual data in qual­it­at­ive re­search were dis­cussed.

Cor­ne­lia Reiter: wel­come to the Com­pet­ence Center!

Mag. Cor­ne­lia Reiter, MA works at the Com­pet­ence Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods since Oc­to­ber 2016 for the pro­ject "MOMA - Mod­ern Man­age­ment in Po­lice de­ten­tion (Mo­d­ernes Man­age­ment im Pol­izeian­hal­tewesen)" tätig. Gradu­ated in so­ci­ology and dra­mat­ics with a fo­cus on qual­it­at­ive meth­ods and or­gan­iz­a­tional re­search, she has been em­ployed pre­vi­ously as a pro­ject col­lab­or­ator at the Vi­enna Uni­versity, the WU and non-uni­versity re­search or­gan­iz­a­tions.

Oct. '16: new re­search pro­ject MOMA

Info sheet

Dr. Kath­ar­ina Miko: end of ma­ter­nity leave

Dr. Kath­ar­ina Miko has re­turned to the CC after her ma­ter­nity leave. Wel­come back!

New pub­lic­a­tion

The manuscript "Assess­ing and quan­ti­fy­ing clustered­ness: The OP­TICS Cor­dillera" by Tho­mas Rusch, Kurt Hornik, and Patrick Mair has been pub­lished as Dis­cus­sion Pa­per 2016/1, Dis­cus­sion Pa­per Ser­ies / Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods, WU Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness, Vi­enna.