List of Projects.

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Translation of migration policies across the EU (since 2019)

Project Description

The paper analyses how policy travels across contexts and what it means for policy development in general on the example of the EU Blue Card as the flagship migration policy in the EU.

 

Contact Person

Almina Besic

almina.besic@jku.at

 

Project Partners

University of Gothenburg

 

Project Output

The paper aims to show how a policy travels across contexts and show a critical picture on the discussion of policy failure and success.

A Multi-Level Perspective on Organizational Change towards New Work in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Project Description

In this dissertation project, the current changes in the world of work brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are examined using the OTIC model and an evaluation is made of when certain groups of people benefit from this development or are disadvantaged.

 

Contact Person

Max Kuchenbauer

Maximilian.kuchenbauer@jku.at

 

Project Partners

Fronius Welding GmbH

 

Project Output

The aim is to generate a better understanding of which configuration of groups of people benefit from the changes in the world of work and which suffer from them. Based on this knowledge, employees and employers can better shape the world of work to individually enhance positive effects and mitigate negative ones.

Employment of refugees in Europe and beyond (since 2019)
 

Project Description

The department has a strong focus on employment related issues of refugees in Europe. Several projects on this topic are ongoing from

  1. a conceptual perspective on pathways of employment;
  2. support efforts for refugees before and during the Covid-19 crisis; and
  3. a gendered focus on refugee women

 

Contact Person

Almina Besic

almina.besic@jku.at

 

Project Partners

Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, JKU Linz

University of Gothenburg

Eurofound

 

Project Output

Several research papers are in progress (review and revision) in management and policy journals. Outputs are posted regularly on our homepage.

Strategic international HRM in transition economies (focus on MNCs)
 

Project Description

This project is part of the ongoing research of the department on strategies of MNCs in transition economies and examines strategy diffusion in challenging contexts.

 

Contact Person

Almina Besic

almina.besic@jku.at

 

Project Partners

University of Graz

 

Project Output

The project aims to broaden our understanding of strategic diffusion in challenging contexts and aims to put an emphasis on contextualising strategic diffusion and change.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HRM (since 2020)
 

Project Description

This project focuses on the impact of the pandemic on HRM across CEE countries via a comparative survey to understand how the function of HRM might change in the future due to the changes that are ongoing during the pandemic. A part of the project focuses on employee engagement during the pandemic.

 

Contact Person

Almina Besic

almina.besic@jku.at

 

Project Partners

University of Graz

University of Sarajevo

CEEIRT

 

Project Output

Several research papers are in progress. Outputs are posted regularly on our homepage.

The impact of COVID-19 on women entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project Description

This project focuses on the impact of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs and aims to understand the lessons learnt for these as well as how they can strengthen their resilience to further crises.

 

Contact Person

Almina Besic

almina.besic@jku.at

 

Project Partners

University of Sarajevo

Funding provided by UN Women Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Project Output

The project aims to show how women entrepreneurs can build resilience during crisis and give concrete practical and policy suggestions for supporting such entrepreneurs. This is a commissioned project and the final report will be available during 2021.

 

GLOBE 2020

Project Description

GLOBE 2020 is an extended follow-up study of the initial GLOBE (Global Leadership & Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) 2004 project, dedicated to the world-wide study of culture, leadership, and organizational effectiveness.

 

More specifically, GLOBE 2020 is a large-scale study of cultural practices, leadership ideals, as well as generalized and interpersonal trust in more than 160 countries in collaboration with more than 500 researchers. Each participating country is represented by Country Co-Investigators (CCIs).

 

Contact Person (GLOBE 2004 + 2020 CCI Austria)

Erna Szabo

 

Project Partners (GLOBE 2020 CCIs Austria)

Werner Auer-Rizzi (Institute of Organization Science, Johannes Kepler University)

Georg Kodydek (Department for Management and Economics, Danube University Krems)

 

Project Output

GLOBE 2020 link: www.globeproject.com

GLOBE 2004 publications include:

House, R. J., Hanges, P. J., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. W., & Gupta, V. (Eds.). (2004). Culture, leadership, and organizations: The GLOBE study of 62 societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chhokar, J. S., Brodbeck, F. C., & House, R. J. (Eds.). (2007). Culture and leadership across the world: The GLOBE book of in-depth studies of 25 societies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Szabo, E., & Reber, G. (2007). Culture and leadership in Austria. In J. Chhokar, F. C. Brodbeck, & R. J. House (Eds.), Culture and leadership across the world: The GLOBE book of in-depth studies of 25 societies (pp. 109-146). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Szabo, E., Brodbeck, F. C., Den Hartog, D., Reber, G., Weibler, J., & Wunderer, R. (2002). The Germanic Europe cluster: Where employees have a voice. Journal of World Business, 37(1), 55-68.

Exploring learning experiences on multicultural project teams

Project Description

The growing presence of global organizations that operate across geographically dispersed and culturally diverse zones have led to the formation of multicultural teams (Lisak, Erez, Sui, & Lee, 2016). Previous research has been conducted on the effects of positive prior experiences between participants on teams with relation to the participants on their current teams (Buvik & Rolfsen, 2015). Further research needs to be conducted to understand not only how individuals learn from their positive prior experiences, but also from negative prior experiences and how it affects future working behaviour. Therefore, the aim of this research project is to explore and better understand how individuals working on multicultural project teams learn from their experiences. The research question of the dissertation is “how does learning from experiences that individuals have on multicultural project teams relate to their working behaviour on future teams?” This research project operationalizes a longitudinal qualitative study of individuals working on multicultural project teams.

 

Contact Person

Richard Wan

 

Project Partners

N/A

 

Project Output

Dctoral Thesis

Translation of migration policies across the EU (since 2019)

Project Description

The paper analyses how policy travels across contexts and what it means for policy development in general on the example of the EU Blue Card as the flagship migration policy in the EU.

 

Contact Person

Almina Besic

almina.besic@jku.at

 

Project Partners

University of Gothenburg