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The re­search in­sti­tute’s main em­phases lie on the fol­low­ing top­ics:

  • Gov­ernance of autonom­ous units and Pub­lic Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance

  • In­ternal man­age­ment in the urban ad­min­is­tra­tion

  • Smart Cit­ies and sus­tain­able urban devel­op­ment

  • Good Urban Gov­ernance

  • Urban ad­min­is­tra­tion and mu­ni­cipal man­age­ment in the pro­cess of European in­teg­ra­tion

The spec­trum of re­search ques­tions is broad and var­ies from an ana­lysis of the ac­count­ab­il­ity of out­sourced en­ter­prises to the ques­tion, in which ways “Life­style Cit­ies” such as Vi­enna, Sydney and Copen­ha­gen, whose iden­tity is mainly con­struc­ted in terms of cul­ture, edu­ca­tion and a high qual­ity of life, can make use of this iden­tity for eco­nomic pro­fil­ing. En­vir­on­mental stand­ards for city devel­op­ment pro­jects are be­ing ex­plored as well as the spe­cific work mo­tiv­a­tion of gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees and their pref­er­ence of in­cent­ives, in­clud­ing ad­vanced voca­tional train­ing, ca­reer man­age­ment or a fair work-life-bal­ance.

Get an over­view of our on­go­ing pro­jects in these re­search fields here.