Research Platform Organizations & Society


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andrea Hemetsberger (Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism)

Deputy Head

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin Senn (Department of Political Science)


Mag. Dr. Eva-Charlotte Zipperle-Mirwald (RP Organisation & Society)

Research Objectives

»Organizations & Society« is an interdisciplinary research platform at the University of Innsbruck. The platform encompasses a network of researchers from various fields, including political science, sociology, business studies, education, psychology, and media studies. As a multidisciolinary collective of researchers we are interested in economic and societal transformations and its implications for organizations and society at large. We investigate new (sub)cultures and social movements; democracy, participation and communication in and outside of organizations; learning and education; the creation and use of intellectual and social capital; sustainable organizational and political governance; risk management, and the quality of the (work) life of individuals within organizations, and in society.

»Organizations & Society« aims to raise the impact of our research by crossing disciplinary boundaries and studying our fields of research from different theoretical angles and perspectives, and thus to counteract contemporary specialization and fragmentation of scientific knowledge. We further develop and strengthen our international cooperation networks in different fields; we foster a thriving (co-) working climate for senior scientist and young academics, and develop formats for joint research activities. Overall, our vision and practice of research seeks to transfer knowledge to the society at large, and thus to fulfill our social responsibility as scholars.

 Interview with Andrea Hemetsberger (Video)

Affiliated Organisational Units

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science

Faculty of Business and Management

School of Social and Political Science

Affiliated Research Centres/Doctoral Programmes