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Research at FHWien der WKW

Research carried out by FHWien der WKW is organized in the Institute for Business Ethics & Sustainable Strategy, the Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy and the Research within the Study Programs.

The Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) conducts research in the fields of Business Ethics and Strategy. Urgent issues in ecologically, economically and socially sustainable corporate management are examined against the background of relevant topics such as globalisation, climate change and digitalisation.

In society and the economy, new digital technologies not only create opportunities for innovation and start-ups, but also generate considerable pressure for change in established organizations. To design the necessary change processes successfully the Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy assesses digital transformation needs from different perspectives (technology, management and organization).

The focus of practice-led research at FHWien der WKW is on knowledge transfer to businesses. We seize upon impulses and questions from companies and organizations and work on practically relevant solutions and methodically robust insights in research projects. The practice-led research at FHWien der WKW is conducted in the Study Programs.

Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES)

The Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) generates application-oriented and internationally visible research achievements.

IBES activities include research, teaching and knowledge transfer. The Institute pursues three concrete goals:

  1. contribute to international scientific discourse through excellent research projects and publications,
  2. training of students and future managers to become responsible members of society, and
  3. knowledge transfer through practical studies and the application-oriented processing of research results.

Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy (IDS)

Founded in 2021, the IDS – Institute for Digital Transformation and Strategy focuses its research activities on analyzing and solving complex problems in the organization of (digital) transformation processes.

As part of the Department of Digital Economy, practice-oriented research questions in the following areas are at the center of its activities:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Organizational Design
  • Strategy & Competitiveness
  • Corporate Governance

Research within the Study Programs

FHWien der WKW departments engage in practice-led research with a strong focus on the specific career fields covered by their degree programs. For this practice-led research work, FHWien der WKW and its departments work in close collaboration with private-sector clients, national and international universities and funding agencies.

This is in line with FHWien der WKW’s clear objective of helping organizations to master new challenges and exploit their innovation potential, even in economically difficult times.