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Dr. Katharina Jarmai

Dr. Katharina Jarmai is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES) and is particularly involved in the Josef Ressel Center for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships (JR Center CARe).

She studied socioeconomics at the Vienna University for Business and Economics, where she also completed her doctoral studies on the impact of foresight processes in the European research and innovation system.

From 2016 to 2019, she coordinated the EU funded research project „COMPASS – Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovaiton in SMEs.“

Prior to her current position, Dr. Jarmai worked as research fellow at the Institute for Managing Sustainability (WIMAS) at the Vienna University for Business and Economics.

Publications by
Katharina Jarmai

Activities

Research

Katharina Jarmai researches and advises as an expert in the following areas:

  • Collaborative action
  • Evaluation
  • Responsible and sustainable business strategies

Katharina Jarmai is head (together with Markus Scholz) of the Josef Ressel Center for Collective Action and Responsible Partnerships (JR Center CARe).

Publikationen

Her research has been published in leading international journals, including:

  • Journal of Responsible Innovation
  • Sustainability

Weitere Tätigkeiten

In addition to her academic activities, Katharina Jarmai contributes a task to the EU project ENDONANO. She acts as a skill mentor for the circle17 Impacthon 2020 and has been an academic counsel in the program of the Regional Academy of the United Nations (RAUN).

Specialization and Competence

Areas of Specialization

  • Responsible Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Organisational Learning

Areas of Competence

  • Design and implementation of co-creation processes
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Research project management

Publications

Article in scientific journal (peer reviewed)
  1. Jarmai, K. & Vogel-Pöschl, H.C. (2019). Meaningful Collaboration for Responsible Innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 138-143.
  2. Auer, A. & Jarmai, K. (2018). Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation Practices in SMEs: Insights into Drivers and Barriers from the Austrian Medical Device Sector. Sustainability, Vol. 10 (1), pp. 1-18.
  3. Ribeiro, B., Bengtsson, L., Benneworth, P., Bührer, S., Castro-Martínez, E., Hansen, M., Jarmai, K., Lindner, R., Olmos-Peñuela, J., Ott, C. & Shapira, P. (2018). Introducing the Dilemma of Societal Alignment for Inclusive and Responsible Research and Innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol. 5 (3), pp. 316-331.
Editorship
  1. Jarmai, K. (2019). Responsible Innovation: Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation. Dodrecht: Springer.
Contribution in anthology/conference proceedings (full paper)
  1. Scholz, M., Riegler, M. & Jarmai, K. (2021). Collective Corporate Action for Sustainability. In Fritz, J. & Tomaschek, N. (Eds.): University – Society – Industry. Beiträge zum lebensbegleitenden Lernen und Wissenstransfer, Band 10, Waxmann Verlag.
  2. Tharani, A., Jarmai, K., Schönherr, N., & Urban, P. (2020). The COMPASS Self-Check Tool. In: Emad Yaghmaei & Ibo van de Poel (Eds.): Assessment of Responsible Innovation: Methods and Practices, London: Routledge, pp. 198-217.
  3. Jarmai, K. (2019). Learning from Sustainability Innovation. In: Jarmai, K. (Ed.) Responsible Innovation: Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation, Dodrecht: Springer, pp. 19-35.
  4. Jarmai, K., Tharani, A. & Nwafor, C. (2019). Responsible Innovation in Business. In: Jarmai, K. (Ed.) Responsible Innovation: Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation, Dodrecht: Springer, pp. 7-17.
  5. Schönherr, N., Martinuzzi, A. & Jarmai, K. (2019). Towards a Business Case for Responsible Innovation. In: Jarmai, K. (Ed.) Responsible Innovation: Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation, Dodrecht: Springer, pp. 85-97.
Presentation at scientific conference
  1. Riegler, M, Jarmai, K, Scholz, M (2021). Antecedents of Business Engagement in Inter-Organizational Collaborations for Sustainability. 37th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam (NL).
  2. Jarmai, K., Flick, C., Jégou, F. & Wiman, A. (2018). Development of Responsible Innovation Capabilities in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. . ISPIM Innovation Conference 2018 “Innovation, the name of the game”, Stockholm (SE).
  3. Jarmai, K. & Martinuzzi, A. (2018). Responsibility, Innovation and Networks: Linking Discourses and Concepts. 13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management “Sustainability and Innovation in Chains and Network”, Ancona (IT).
  4. Jarmai, K. & Auer, A. (2017). Entry Points for Responsible Research and Innovation – A Case Study of Small and Medium-Sized Austrian Medical Device Enterprises. EU-SPRI Annual Conference “The Future of STI – The Future of STI Policy”, Vienna (AT).
  5. Jarmai, K. (2016). Evaluating the European Added Value of the Seventh European Framework Programme – Methodological Challenges and First Results. 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht (NL).
  6. Jarmai, K. (2016). Evaluating the European Added Value of the Seventh European Framework Programme – Methodological Challenges and First Results. 12th Biennial Conference of the European Evaluation Society, Maastricht (NL).
  7. Jarmai, K. (2014). Generating Impact of Foresight on Policy-Making: The Importance of Client Commitment, Solid Policy Interface, and a "Good Question". ETEPS Research Meeting "Foresight as a tool for policy-making", Prague (CZ).
  8. Jarmai, K. (2012). Mutual Learning and Networking: Increasing the Innovation Potential through Foresight. ERSA, Bratislava (SK).
  9. Jarmai, K. (2012). Shaping Social Reality: Foresight as Catalyst for Institutional Change?. EU-SPRI Conference, Karlsruhe (DE).
  10. Jarmai, K. (2011). Foresight as Impulse for Change in Actor Behavior?. Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight and Futures, Istanbul (TR).
Technical Reports/White Papers
  1. Busch, A., Riegler, M., Jarmai, K. & Scholz, M. (2021). Unternehmerische Verantwortung durch Kooperation. FHWien der WKW, Study for the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, Vienna.
  2. Nwafor, C., Jarmai, K., Stacherl, B. & Montevecchi, F. (2017). Benchmark Report & Policy Paper: Integration of the RRI Approach into Collaborative R&D&I and SME Participation in European Funded Collaborative Research in Healthcare, Nanotechnology and ICT. Responsible Innovation COMPASS, Evidence and Opportunities for Responsible Innovation in SMEs, Vienna., Link
  3. Amanatidou, E., Giesecke, S., Jarmai, K., Loikkanen, T. & Warnke, P. (2012). Typology of RTDI Directed Towards Grand Societal Challenges. VERA – Forward Visions of the European Research Area, Karlsruhe., Link
  4. Martinuzzi, A., Indir-Bauer, P., Jarmai, K., Margula, S. & Endl, A. (2009). Evaluation des österreichischen Umweltzeichens für Produkte und Tourismusbetriebe. Forschungsinstitut für Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna.
  5. Hametner, M. & Jarmai, K. (2009). Sustainable Consumption and Production. In: Eurostat (Eds.) Sustainable Development in the European Union - 2009 Monitoring Report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, pp. 118-139.
Article in industry media
  1. Jarmai, K. (2021). Unternehmenskooperation mit Imapct. corporAID Magazin, Heft 90, p. 33., Link
Podium at practice oriented event
  1. Jarmai, K. (2021). Business Cooperation as Innovation Enabler. SDG Business Forum 2021, March 9.