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This page contains press releases, current media reports on research projects at IBES and press photos of the researchers. IBES gladly supports journalists in their research and inquiries.

Contact person: Mag. Gisela Fuchs

Recognized Experts

Researchers from various disciplines work at the IBES, bringing with them a wide range of expertise from different fields. They excel in research and practice oriented teaching.

The scholars are available for research and interview requests. Below you will find a list of IBES staff members with trending topics they would address.

Business Ethics


Head of IBES
Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
Head of JR-Center CARe
Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz

Specialises in corporate and business ethics, business and human rights, corporate political responsibility, corporate governance and risk management, (strategic) alliances and collective action initiatives, strategic sustainability management

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5737

Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz
Head of IBES
Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
Head of JR-Center CARe
Specialises in corporate and business ethics, business and human rights, corporate political responsibility, corporate governance and risk management, (strategic) alliances and collective action initiatives, strategic sustainability management

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5737

Sustainability Management


Senior Researcher
Co-Head of JR-Center CARe
Dr. Katharina Jarmai

Specialises in Business impact on society and the environment, responsible / sustainable innovation, business partnerships for sustainable development

Tel.: +43 690 40 476 157

Dr. Katharina Jarmai
Senior Researcher
Co-Head of JR-Center CARe
Specialises in Business impact on society and the environment, responsible / sustainable innovation, business partnerships for sustainable development

Tel.: +43 690 40 476 157


Teaching Coordinator
PRME Coordinator
Senior Researcher
Dr. Daniela Ortiz Avram

Specialises in strategic sustainability management (especially in SMEs), sustainability-oriented innovation, building dynamic capabilities for sustainability, organizational change and sustainability

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5819

Dr. Daniela Ortiz Avram

Teaching Coordinator
PRME Coordinator
Senior Researcher
Specialises in strategic sustainability management (especially in SMEs), sustainability-oriented innovation, building dynamic capabilities for sustainability, organizational change and sustainability

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5819

Press releases

Reporting on research at IBES

International Sustainability Centers Were Virtual Guests in Vienna

Leadersnet (AT), July 21, 2021: Article about the Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2021, which was organized by the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) at FHWien der WKW in cooperation with the Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), available at: leadersnet.at (in German)

International Sustainability Centers Were Virtual Guests in Vienna

Wirtschaftszeit (AT), July 21, 2021: Article about the Sustainability Centres Community Workshop 2021, which was organized by the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) at FHWien der WKW in cooperation with the Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), available at: ooe.wirtschaftszeit.at (in German)

Sustainability - What Does it Actually Mean

News (AT), June 25, 2021: Article about the term “sustainability”. But very few people know what sustainability actually means. No wonder. Because there is no universally valid definition for “sustainability”. At least there is agreement that it makes sense in almost all areas of life, available at: ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)

Sustainability - What Does it Actually Mean

Trend (AT), 25. Juni 2021: Article about the term “sustainability”. But very few people know what sustainability actually means. No wonder. Because there is no universally valid definition for “sustainability”. At least there is agreement that it makes sense in almost all areas of life, available at: ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)

Who Makes the Sting?

Radio Austria 1 (AT), June 01, 2021: Interview by Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz on the problem of fair international vaccine distribution, available at: oe1.orf.at (in German)

The Pharmaceutical Companies Have Already Made a Killing

WirtschaftsWoche (DE), 08 May 2021: Interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz about vaccine patents and the reputation of the pharmaceutical industry in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, available at: wiwo.de (in German)

«Dortmund instead of Doha»: Why an Alternative World Cup Should be Organized

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (CH), 07 May 2021: Article on human rights violations during preparations for the World Cup in the host country Qatar, available at: nzz.ch (in German)

Corporate Cooperation with Imapct

corporAID Magazine (AT), March 25, 2021: Article on the benefits and opportunities of business-to-business collaborations to solve societal challenges, available at: corporaid.at (in German)

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues are Needed!

PharmigInfo (AT), March 18, 2021: Article on the reputation of the pharmaceutical industry in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, available at: pharmig.at (in German)

Are Patents Blocking the Fight Against Pandemics?

Science.orf.at (AT), March 11, 2021: Article on combating Covid-19 crisis with temporary suspension of patents on vaccines and with sharing of technology, available at: science.orf.at (in German)

Interview on the Topic: Human Rights

die Wirtschaft (AT), March 10, 2021: Prof. Scholz talks about the social responsibility of companies in protecting human rights. In order to fulfill this responsibility, there is a need for better networking of companies in the form of so-called Collective Actions, available at: ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)

International Distribution of Corona Vaccines

ARTE (DE), January 29, 2021: Interview by Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz on the problem of equitable international vaccine distribution, global inequality in terms of access and pricing of Corona vaccines, and possible solutions in the context of international collaborations such as the global vaccine initiative COVAX, available at: ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)

2020

December 11, 2020

New Research Center

CorporAID Magazine (AT): Article about the founding of the Josef Ressel Center for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships at IBES of FHWien der WKW, available at: corporaid.at (in German)


December 08, 2020

Who is Playing Fair, Who is Measuring Up, Who is Cutting Corners?

WirtschaftsWoche (DE): Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: wiwo.de (in German)


December 05, 2020

Research Under the Sign of Digitization

DerStandard (AT): Article about the funded Josef Ressel Centers in Austria, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


November 27, 2020

Pioneer for a Better Business

Der Kurier (AT), November 27, 2020: Article about the relevance of responsibility and ethics


November 23, 2020

When Companies Cooperate: New Research Center

Extrajournal (AT): Article about the founding of the Josef Ressel Center for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships at IBES of FHWien der WKW, available at: extrajournal.net (in German)


November 19, 2020

Forcing Sustainability

Geld Magazin (AT): Article about the results of the study “Sustainability Management in Austrian SMEs”, available at: geld-magazin.at (in German)


November 18, 2020

Austria has no Logistics for Vaccines

Salzburger Nachrichten (AT): Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: sn.at (in German)


November 13, 2020

Publications, Patents, Careers

DiePresse (AT): Article about the Josef Ressel Centers in Austria funded by the Christian Doppler Research Society (CDG), available at: diepresse.com (in German)


November 12, 2020

The New Power of the Pharmaceutical Industry: Covid-19 Vaccines and the Social Responsibility of Pharmaceutical Companies

Life Science Austria (AT): Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: lifescienceaustria.at


November 08, 2020

Board Fees: Companies Gnaw at their own Reputation with Salaries in the Millions

DerStandard (AT): Article on how bonus payments harm the public’s perception. In addition to financial, social and environmental goals should also determine payments, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


November 08, 2020

Distribution and Price of COVID-19 Vaccines could Perpetuate Global and Social Inequality

LEADERSNET (AT): Article on the social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: leadersnet.at (in German)


November 05, 2020

The New Power of the Pharmaceutical Industry: COVID-19-Vaccines

SalzTV (AT): Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: salz-tv.at (in German)


November 01, 2020

Does the Solution Become a Problem?

DiePresse (AT): Article on the competition between pharmaceutical companies for a Covid-19 vaccine, available at: diepresse.com (in German)


October 28, 2020

Why Companies Become Partners

DerStandard (AT): Article on the motives and possibilities of collective action by companies and how companies can benefit from the research of the newly founded Josef Ressel Centre for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships at IBES of FHWien der WKW, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


October 23, 2020

Together We are Strong: Implementing Initiatives Better

DiePresse (AT): Article about the founding of the Josef Ressel Centre for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships at IBES of FHWien der WKW, available at: diepresse.com (in German)


Oktober 23, 2020

Secrecy Does not Create a Functioning Market

Profil (AT): Article about the limits of free market profit-making and the pharmaceutical companies’ fear of a backlash, available at: ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)


October 21, 2020

New Ressel Centre Wants to Research Cooperation Between Companies

Studium (AT): Article about the founding of the Josef Ressel Centre for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships at IBES of FHWien der WKW, available at: studium.at (in German)


October 21, 2020

New Ressel Centre Wants to Research Cooperation Between Companies

APA Science (AT): Article about the founding of the Josef Ressel Centre for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships at IBES of FHWien der WKW, available at: science.apa.at (in German)


September 09, 2020

Management Strategies: How innovative is the healthcare system?

DerStandard (AT): Dr. Anne Maria Busch was interviewed by the daily newspaper “Der Standard” about her book chapter, which she wrote together with Dr. Renate Kratochvil (BI Norwegian Business School) and FH-Prof. Dr. Christina Schweiger (FHWien der WKW), on the topic “Innovations in the (public) health care system: An analysis from a strategic perspective”, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


August 26, 2020

The incentive for self-regulation

DerStandard (AT): Maria Riegler, MSc., Research Asscociate at the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) of the Vienna University of Applied Sciences at WKW, was presented as a flash of inspiration in the “Forschung Spezial” supplement of the daily newspaper “Der Standard” on August 26, 2020, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


August 24, 2020

Researcher Ann-Christine Schulz comments on manager salaries and bonuses in the “Zeit im Bild

ORF, Zeit im Bild (AT): FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz, researcher in the field of corporate strategy and corporate governance at the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) of the FHWien of WKW, was interviewed on manager salaries and bonus payments, available at: ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)


August 19, 2020

Are bonuses for managers in Corona times indecent?

Salzburger Nachrichten (AT): Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz and FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz were asked by Salzburger Nachrichten among other experts about the AUA bonuses that have meanwhile been repaid, available at: sn.at (in German)


July 26, 2020

Attractive employers with new technologies

DiePresse (AT): Article about the published study on “Cooperation against the background of the digital transformation”, available at: diepresse.com (in German)


July 24, 2020

Who will get the Corona Vaccine First and at What Price?

Salzburger Nachrichten (AT): The article shows that the pharmaceutical industry is particularly challenged in the Corona crisis – also from an ethical point of view. The race for a corona vaccine is in full swing, available at: sn.at (in German)


June 17, 2020

Economist: “Sustainability is Neglected in Austria”

Tech & Nature (AT): Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: techandnature.com (in German)


June 11, 2020

“Party” Despite the Pandemic

Börsen Kurier (AT): Article on the IBES opening ceremony, available at ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)


June 08, 2020

Researching Corporate Responsibility

DerStandard (AT): Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


Juni 01, 2020

Sustainability Research – At a High Level and Practical

CSR News (AT): Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: csr-news.net (in German)


May 28, 2020

Research Institute for Sustainable Management Founded

BusinessArt (AT): Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: businessart.at (in German)


May 27, 2020

Managing Sustainably – Austria’s Research gets a Tailwind

Windkraft-Journal (AT): Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: windkraft-journal.de (in German)


May 27, 2020

Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy opens the gates

GLOCALIST, Tageszeitung für Innovation (AT): Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: glocalist.press (in German)


May 26, 2020

Changes in sustainability due to Covid-19

Raiffeisen Round-Table-Diskussion (AT): Markus Scholz, Endowed Professor for Endowed Professor for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, participated in a virtual round table on the issue of social responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry in times of Covid-19 at the invitation of Mag. (FH) Dieter Aigner, Managing Director Raiffeisen KAG, available at: blog.raiffeisenfonds.at (in German)


April/May-Issue 2020

Successfully implementing digitization collaborations

Zeitschrift KMU Magazin (CH): The article shows that collaborations with technology startups to manage digital transformation are becoming increasingly popular among established companies, available at: kmu-magazin.ch (in German)


April 23, 2020

The “slimmed-down Matura” – pressure equalization or pressure cooker?

DerStandard (AT): Commentary by Dr. Clemens Löffler on the value of the “Corona deal”, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


April 16, 2020

Can pharma do what it wants in the face of a pandemic?

MIT Sloan Management Review (AT): Article on the pharmaceutical industry and that it is particularly challenged in the Corona crisis – also in ethical terms. To fulfill its responsibility, it needs cooperation and self-regulation, available at: sloanreview.mit.edu


April 02, 2020

Guest article by Markus Scholz: Industry needs “pooling” of all forces

science.orf.at (AT): Interview on dealing with increased demand for medicines in the Corona crisis, available at: science.orf.at

2019

October 07, 2019

Among Management Control and Tax Avoidance

derstandard.at (AT): Article on tax laws for multinational companies and efficient processes, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


May 20, 2019

Image Cultivation or Question of Faith

Börsianer (AT), pages 48-52: Article on CSR in Austrian companies, available at: issuu.com (in German)


April 23, 2019

Flags Up for Corporate Ethics

derstandard.at (AT): Article on the link between profit and social responsibility, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


March 28, 2019

The Search for the Business Model for Sustainability

APA-Science (AT): Article on sustainability in the Austrian economy, available at: science.apa.at (in German)


February 26, 2019

Good Advice from Advisory Boards is Rare

derstandard.at (AT): Article on the study “Advisory Boards in Austrian SMEs”, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


January 17, 2019

Transparency Study on Third-Party Funding Failed

science.orf.at (AT) and derstandard.at (AT): Transparency study on third-party funding at Austrian universities failed, available at: science.orf.at and derstandard.at (in German)


January 17, 2019

No Transparency on Third-Party Funding at Universities

Ö1 Radio (AT): Radio interview on the failed study on transparency in third-party funding at Austrian universities, available at: oe1.orf.at and oe1.orf.at (in German)

2018

October 23, 2018

Why Khashoggi’s Death is Changing Corporations

Spiegel Online (DE): Guest article on the Khashoggi case: Why companies can no longer avoid human rights issues, available at: spiegel.de (in German)


June 17, 2018

Collective Self-Regulation for Secure Cryptocurrencies

derstandard.at/Science (AT): Interview on collective action for standard setting as a possible way to mitigate systemic risk in the cryptocurrency industry, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


April 2018

Are managers Merely the “Stooges” of Their Shareholders?

life-science.eu (AT): Interview on corporate social responsibility, ethical investment and the role of transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, available at: life-science.eu (in German)


March 26, 2018

The Consequences of the Disaster

science.orf.at (AT): Interview on private sector responses to the Rana Plaza tragedy, collective action and industry self-regulation, available at: science.orf.at (in German)


March 2018

CSR and Business Ethics at Universities

CSR MAGAZIN (DE): Series of interviews on CSR and business ethics education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland


March/April 2018

Timetable Responsibility

corporAID Magazine (AT), pages 30-31: Article on further education on sustainability management, available at: corporaid.at (in German)


January 31, 2018

Ethics, Just for Paper

Salzburger Nachrichten, page 11: Print version of the interview about animal and human testing in car companies and why there is a gap between being and wanting in ethics and behavior

Press photos

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FH-Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz, MSc

Head of Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy

Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance & Business Ethics

Head of Josef Ressel Center for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships

Dr.in Katharina Jarmai

Senior Researcher

Dr.in Daniela Ortiz Avram

Teaching Coordinator

PRME Coordinator

Senior Researcher

Maria Riegler, MSc

Research Associate

PhD Candidate

Wolfgang Damoser, BA BA MA

Research Associate