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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

Strategy and Microeconomics of Competiveness


Endowed Professor for Microeconomics of Competitiveness
Dr. Anne Maria Busch
Specialises in competitiveness, inter-firm cooperation, health economics, digital transformation, cluster managementTel.: +43 1 476 77-5761

Dr. Anne Maria Busch
Endowed Professor for Microeconomics of Competitiveness
Specialises in competitiveness, inter-firm cooperation, health economics, digital transformation, cluster managementTel.: +43 1 476 77-5761


Senior Researcher
Dr. habil. Clemens Löffler

Specialises in (international) transfer pricing, management of value chains, controlling; especially incentives and performance measurement

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5762

Dr. habil. Clemens Löffler
Senior Researcher
Specialises in (international) transfer pricing, management of value chains, controlling; especially incentives and performance measurement

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5762


Research Coordinator
Strategy Coordinator
FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz

Specialises in corporate strategy, restructuring, digital transformation, corporate governance; especially management compensation, downsizing

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5756

FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz
Research Coordinator
Strategy Coordinator
Specialises in corporate strategy, restructuring, digital transformation, corporate governance; especially management compensation, downsizing

Tel.: +43 1 476 77-5756

Press releases

Reporting on research at IBES

New Research Center

CorporAID Magazine (AT), December 11, 2020: 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)

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

WirtschaftsWoche (DE), Dezember 08, 2020: Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: wiwo.de (in German)

Research Under the Sign of Digitization

DerStandard (AT), Dezember 05, 2020: Article about the funded Josef Ressel Centers in Austria, available at: derstandard.at (in German)

Pioneer for a Better Business

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

When Companies Cooperate: New Research Center

Extrajournal (AT), November 23, 2020: 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)

Forcing Sustainability

Geld Magazin (AT), November 19, 2020: Article about the results of the study “Sustainability Management in Austrian SMEs”, available at: geld-magazin.at (in German)

Austria has no Logistics for Vaccines

Salzburger Nachrichten (AT), November 18, 2020: Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: sn.at (in German)

Publications, Patents, Careers

DiePresse (AT), November 13, 2020: Article about the Josef Ressel Centers in Austria funded by the Christian Doppler Research Society (CDG), available at: diepresse.com (in German)

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

Life Science Austria (AT), November 12, 2020: Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: lifescienceaustria.at

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

DerStandard (AT), November 8, 2020: 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)

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

LEADERSNET (AT), November 8, 2020: Article on the social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: leadersnet.at (in German)

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

SalzTV (AT), November 05, 2020: Article on social responsibility, distribution and pricing of Covid-19 vaccines, available at: salz-tv.at (in German)

Does the Solution Become a Problem?

DiePresse (AT), November 01, 2020: Article on the competition between pharmaceutical companies for a Covid-19 vaccine, available at: diepresse.com (in German)

Why Companies Become Partners

DerStandard (AT), October 28, 2020: 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)

Together We are Strong: Implementing Initiatives Better

DiePresse (AT), October 23, 2020: 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)

Secrecy Does not Create a Functioning Market

Profil (AT), October 23, 2020: 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)

New Ressel Centre Wants to Research Cooperation Between Companies

Studium (AT), October 21, 2020: 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)

New Ressel Centre Wants to Research Cooperation Between Companies

APA Science (AT), October 21, 2020: 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)

Management Strategies: How innovative is the healthcare system?

DerStandard (AT), September 09, 2020: 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)

The incentive for self-regulation

DerStandard (AT), August 26, 2020: 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)

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

ORF, Zeit im Bild (AT), 24 August 2020: 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)

Are bonuses for managers in Corona times indecent?

Salzburger Nachrichten (AT), August 19, 2020: 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)

Attractive employers with new technologies

DiePresse (AT), July 26, 2020: Article about the published study on “Cooperation against the background of the digital transformation”, available at: diepresse.com (in German)

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

Salzburger Nachrichten (AT), July 24, 2020: 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)

Economist: "Sustainability is Neglected in Austria"

Tech & Nature (AT), June 17, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of the IBES, available at: techandnature.com (in German)

"Party" Despite the Pandemic

Börsen Kurier (AT), June 11, 2020: Article on the IBES opening ceremony, available at ibes.fh-wien.ac.at (in German)

Researching Corporate Responsibility

DerStandard (AT), June 8, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: derstandard.at (in German)

Sustainability Research - At a High Level and Practical

CSR News (AT), June 1, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: csr-news.net (in German)

Research Institute for Sustainable Management Founded

BusinessArt (AT), May 28, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: businessart.at (in German)

Managing Sustainably - Austria's Research gets a Tailwind

Windkraft-Journal (AT), May 27, 2020: Article on the opening ceremony of IBES, available at: windkraft-journal.de (in German)

2019

07 October 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)


20 May 2019

Image cultivation or question of faith

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


23 April 2019

Flags up for corporate ethics

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


28 March 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)


26 February 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)


17 January 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)


17 January 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

23 October 2018

Why Khashoggi’s death changes corporations

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


17. June 2018

Collective self-regulation for secure crypto currencies

derstandard.at/Science (AT): Interview on collective action for standard setting as a possible way to reduce systemic risks in the crypto-money industry, available at: derstandard.at (in German)


April 2018

Are managers merely the “henchmen” of their shareholders?

www.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)


26 March 2018

The consequences of the catastrophe

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): Interview series on CSR and business ethics education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland


March/April 2018

Responsibility on the timetable

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


Ethics, only on paper

31 January 2018

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

Press photos

Press photos of FHWien der WKW may only be used in connection with the current press release or the press enquiry, stating the photo credit (if there is no information on the photo: © FHWien der WKW).

Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz, MSc

Head of Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy

Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance & Business Ethics

FH-Prof. Dr. Ann-Christine Schulz

Research Coordinator

Strategy Coordinator

Dr. Anne Maria Busch, MSc

Endowed Professor for Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Dr.in Katharina Jarmai

Senior Researcher

Dr. habil. Clemens Löffler

Senior Researcher

Dr. Daniela Ortiz Avram

Teaching Coordinator

PRME Coordinator

Senior Researcher

Maria Riegler, MSc

Research Associate

PhD Candidate

Wolfgang Damoser, BA BA MA

Research Associate