Research at WU Vienna

Our 1,600 researchers focus on topics in the fields of business and economics, society, and law.

Current Research

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New study: Who actually reads annual reports?
The annual report is one of the most important publications of any publicly listed company. However, only very little is known about the readers of annual reports and the things they are interested in.

Topic of the Month

Mia Raynard: Researcher of the Month
Socialism and the private sector

Researcher of the Mia Raynard examined private sector development in China.

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Pay Dispersion & Performance-based Incentives
How pay influences performance

Do employees automatically work harder if they receive more pay? WU researcher Isabella Grabner has investigated the effects of pay dispersion, i.e. the variation between salaries.

Poverty in North Korea - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Poverty in North Korea

Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, head of the Institute for Macroeconomics, estimates that about 60% of the North Korean population lives in absolute poverty.

Benefitting from Immigration - 1 Minute, 1 Paper
Immigration helps companies to expand abroad

A recent study by Professor Jonas Puck and his colleagues from the Institute for International Business shows that the knowledge immigrants have to offer can help companies to invest abroad successfully.

Political Risk & Alliance Diversity
How companies use diversity for risk management

A study by Thomas Lindner and Jakob Müllner from the Institute for International Business shows how infrastructure projects in countries with high political risks are financed by particularly diverse corporate alliances.

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Starting on 21 September 2021 Ending on 30 October 2021

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Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream

on 20 October 2021 Starting at 18:00

Blockchain technology

Requirements and Constraints
WU matters. WU talks.

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream

on 27 October 2021 Starting at 18:00

Bankruptcy: Failure or opportunity?

Developments – Current topics – A look ahead
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Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream

on 03 November 2021 Starting at 18:00

The “we” in politics

How language shapes our reality
WU matters. WU talks.

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