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EPoS „Economy, Politics & Society“ is an interdisciplinary research area in which economic, organizational, political and social structures, contexts and developments are studied. The scientific diversity of this interdisciplinary research focus facilitates mutual information about new findings across disciplinary and organizational boundaries and inspires the development of new research ideas and collaborations.

The disciplines represented in the research area EPoS from the fields of business administration, educational science, media science, work and organizational psychology, philosophy, political science, sociology, statistics and economics deal with the following theoretical, methodological and content-related focal points based on a broad spectrum of competences:

  • We research frameworks, structures and processes, behavior and decisions and their consequences for institutions, markets, companies, organizations, groups, communities and individuals in different cultural, digital and temporal-spatial contexts;
  • We develop new methodological procedures for data collection and data analysis and work with theory-based empirical and experimental approaches as well as mathematical formal modelling;
  • We deal with questions of philosophy of science, reflexivity in the theory of science, scientific practices, relational theory and methodology.

This way, we provide relevant information for decision-makers in politics, business and society on how to deal with current and future challenges.

The researchers of EPoS "Economy, Politics & Society" strive for high quality research and relevance through interdisciplinary and international cooperation; all scientific questions are examined from multiple perspectives. High-ranking publications, the quality of the submissions of competitive research proposals as well as in the promotion of young researchers in the established doctoral programs reflect our efforts.

Members

This research area is composed of more than 400 researchers from five research centres, several research areas, two doctoral programs and six faculties. Due to the interdisciplinary orientation, we jointly focus on and research current challenges in the fields of economy, politics and society.


Advisory Board

  • Albrecht Becker
  • Alfred Berger
  • Leonhard Dobusch
  • Franz Eder
  • Bernd Gössling
  • Andrea Hemetsberger
  • Thomas Höge
  • Theo Hug
  • Silvia Jordan
  • Rudolf Kerschbamer
  • Michael Kirchler
  • Gerhard Mangott
  • Ulrich Metschl
  • Petra Missomelius
  • Kerstin Neumann
  • Annette Ostendorf
  • Ulrich Remus
  • Martin Senn
  • Wilfried Smidt
  • Birthe Soppe
  • Reingrad Spannring
  • Andreas Steinmayr
  • Nicola Stokburger-Sauer
  • Katrin Teichmann
  • Nikolaus Umlauf
  • Christine Unterrainer
  • Janette Walde
  • Markus Walzl
  • Frank Welz

Affiliated Research Centres

Affiliated Research Groups

Affiliated Faculties

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Research Centers

Data Science & Statistics

Data Science & Statistics

Faculty of Economics and Statistics


Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Innsbruck Media Studies

Innsbruck Media Studies

Interfaculty


Research Groups

Comparative politics

Comparative politics

Faculty of Social and Politcal Sciences

Empirical gender research

Empirical gender research

Faculty of Social and Politcal Sciences

Science policy and science communication

Science policy and science communication

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences


Austrian Political System and Civic Education

Austrian Political System and Civic Education

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

International Relations

International Relations

Faculty of Social and Politcal Sciences

Economic decision-making of children and  teenagers | Health economics

Economic decision-making of children and
teenagers | Health economics

Faculty of Economics and Statistics


Local elections and voting in Austria

Local elections and voting in Austria

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Team Service Management

Team Service Management

Faculty of Business and Managemet


Research Projects

Do declarative process models help to reduce cognitive biases related to business rules?

Do declarative process models help to reduce cognitive biases related to business rules?

Faculty of Business and Management

Do Carbon Footprint Labels promote Climatarian Diets? Evidence from a large-scale Field Experiment

Do Carbon Footprint Labels promote Climatarian
Diets? Evidence from a large-scale Field
Experiment

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

A Luxury Moment to Go, Please! Paradoxes of Luxuriousness Among Cosmopolite Consumers

A Luxury Moment to Go, Please! Paradoxes of Luxuriousness Among Cosmopolite Consumers

Faculty of Business and Management


How much does the environment affect individual decision making?

How much does the environment affect individual decision making?

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

Valuation of mobile hospice services

Valuation of mobile hospice services

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

Organizational Democracy

Organizational Democracy

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science

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