Doktoral Program #OrganizingtheDigital 
Relations, Publics, Societies 


Recently, the increasing transdisciplinary importance of the digital has become obvious by a growing number of PhD projects that address their respective questions from various theoretical and methodological perspectives. Across research centers, digitization poses new and relevant research questions and provides new sources of data for addressing them.

The digital permeates micro, meso and macro level phenomena in contemporary societies. The aim and unique contribution of the doctoral school and its grounding in organization theory, media- and communications studies, consumer culture theory, labor market and general management theories is its potential to bridge and transcend these levels of analysis. Consequently, our emphasis on digital relations, digital publics and digital societies represents exactly such a transversal perspective on digital dynamics.

Methodologically, the doctoral school takes a multi-method and inter-disciplinary lens and advances conceptual research, experimental, qualitative and interpretive studies, as well as related quantifications and network analyses of digital texts, visuals, and behavioral patterns of digital relations, publics, and societies in management research and the social sciences.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Leonhard Dobusch

Univ.-Prof. in Dr. in Andrea Hemetsberger

Founding Faculty

Univ.-Prof. in Dr. in Julia Brandl

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Theo Hug

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Koll

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Messner

Univ.-Prof. in Dr. in Kerstin Neumann

Univ.-Prof. in Dr. in Annette Ostendorf

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Pallaver

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Remus

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Richard Weiskopf


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Research Platform Organizations & Society
Coordinator: Manuel Mayrl
Room o.1.3 | Universitätsstraße 15 | A-6020 Innsbruck
Phone: +43 512 507-39870


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