ivm Research

The rese­arch and teaching activi­ties of the Inter­di­sci­pli­nary Insti­tute of Manage­ment and Orga­ni­sa­tional Beha­viour concen­trate mainly on processes that affect beha­viour in orga­ni­sa­tions.

Central rese­arch topics include career, leadership and manage­ment issues as well as human resource manage­ment. Several current projects concern them­selves with career issues. The Vienna Career Panel Project (ViCaPP) is a study follo­wing the career deve­lop­ment of three cohorts of graduates of academic programs in social and economic studies (graduates of the classes of 1970, 1990 and 2000). The long-­term orien­ta­tion of this study makes it unique in the German-­spea­king world.

Another current inter­na­tional study is exami­ning the inter­cul­tural simi­la­ri­ties and diffe­rences in the concept of "career" as perceived by diffe­rent profes­sional groups (Cros­s-­Cul­tural Contem­porary Careers Colla­bo­ra­tion, 5C).

In the field of human resource manage­ment, the Inter­di­sci­pli­nary Insti­tute of Manage­ment and Orga­ni­sa­tional Beha­viour is a member of the CRANET network, which has been conduc­ting rese­arch on personnel manage­ment throughout Europe since 1989. The study aims to gather data on current industry stan­dards and on trends in inter­na­tional personnel manage­ment. Currently, data has been compiled from 34 Euro­pean coun­tries, inclu­ding infor­ma­tion from 30,000 compa­nies with over 200 employees. This repres­ents the largest data­base of its kind world­wide.

As the latest addi­tion to the insti­tute's rese­arch, the use of the French theory "Économie des Conven­tions" promises to give new insights into topics of Human Resource Manage­ment like work, employ­ment, critique and coor­di­na­tion. More infor­ma­tion can be found here

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