Research Seminar - HR Forum

The HR Forum gives internal and external participants the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their research projects from the HR research community at the University of Innsbruck. Those who would like to present should contact the seminar coordinator. Details concerning the presentations (where, who is presenting, etc.) are sent out regularly by the seminar coordinator

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Institute for Organization and Learning, the International Relations Office, the Research Platform "Organizations & Society" and from the France Focus for some events. Please consult the homepage for regular updates, as the items are subject to change. 


Winter 2019/20 

 Date/Location Presenter Topic




Marketing Spitz  





Marketing Spitz





Marketing Spitz 


Spring 2019

Date/Location Presenter Topic

22.02.2019, 11:00h


Michael Steurer

University of Innsbruck

Exploring the Complexities of Governing Inter-Firm Links: a Conventionalist Account of work (PhD Defense)

09.04.2019, 16:00h


Reading Group

Markets, Organizations and Law - Perspectives of Convention Theory on Economic Practices and Structures (selected Papers from  the HSR Special Issue 44(1))

26.04.2019 16:00h


Professor Emmanuelle Marchal


Hiring Practices as (De)Valorization Processes

(in collaboration with the France Focus)



Professor Mike Geppert

University of Jena

Theoretical Bridge Building between Academic Fields

(PuB Workshop, in collaboration with the Platform Organizations & Society

25.06.2019, 15:00h 


Reading Group

Current Research Topics in HRM & ER:

Quantitative Discovery - Principles and an Example

Winter 2018/19

no activities

Spring 2018

Date/Location Presenter Topic

21.02.2018, 17:00h

Marketing Spitz

Reading group  Employment Relations and the Social Sciences - Chapters on the Origins of Contemporary HRM Research and Relevant Theoretical Perspectives  

13.03.2018, 12:00h


Kaitlin Appleby, MSc

University of Innsbruck

Gendering Recruitment Practices in HRM? Exploring Occupational Sex Segregation from a Practice-Driven Institutionalist Perspective (PhD Defense)

14.03.2018, 17:00h

Marketing Spitz

Qamar Ali, MSc

University of Innsbruck

Power Play in Hiring Decisions (Research in Progress)

23.05.2018, 17:00h

Marketing Spitz

Reading group Employment Relations and the Social Sciences - Chapters on the Origins of Contemporary HRM Research and Relevant Theoretical Perspectives 

27.06.2018, 17:00h

Marketing Spitz

Birthe Soppe

University of Innsbruck & Oslo

 The Waltz of the Flowers: How Material Devices Buttress the Formation of Value-Based Fields

19.07.2016, 08:00h


Qamar Ali

University of Innsbruck

Unpacking the Routines of Hiring in Pakistan. A Conventionalist Perspective (PhD Defense)

Winter 2017/18

Date/Location Presenter Topic

08.11. 2017


SR 12

Reading group

Articles on grand challenges & inequality


(17:00 - 18:30)

SR 11

Michael Steurer

PhD thesis presentation & discussion



SR 11

Prof. Markus Höllerer

WU Wien

Workshop "Multimodal research“ in collaboration with the Research Platform Organizations and Society



SR 18

Prof. Markus Helfen

Freie Universität Berlin

Sustainable Human Resource Management



SR 8

Prof. Luca Giustiniano


Heaven or Las Vegas: Competing Institutional Logics and individual competence

Research seminar in collaboration with SE Organisation Studies

Spring 2017




Wed, 22.03.2017  

(16.00 - 17.30)

SR 16

 Osama Hazzi

University of Vienna

"The Influence of the War in Syria on the Human Resource Management Practices in the Private Insurance Sector"

Thu, 27.04.2017  

(16.00 - 17.30)


Michael Steurer

University of Innsbruck

"The Actual Role of Contracts in Interfirm Relationships - A Literature Review"

Wed, 17.05.2017  

(16.00 - 17.30)

SR 17

Florian Überbacher

University of Zurich

"Indirect compellence and institutional change: A case study on US extraterritorial law enforcement and the erosion of Swiss banking secrecy"


Wed, 07.06.2017  

(16.00 - 17.30)

SR 18

Levent Yilmaz

University of Innsbruck 

"Designing Job Ads and Gender Differences"

Wed, 28.06.2017  

(16.00 - 17.30)

SR 2

 Angelika Striedinger 

University of Vienna

 “Feminist Gender Equality Work in Universities: Pitfalls and Opportunities "



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