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HRM group @ OS Workshop

Isabella Scheibmayr presented a paper called “Worlding desirable futures – science fiction as method” at the 17th Organization Studies Workshop organized by the journal Organization Studies  from 17th to 20th May in Athens, Greece. This year’s workshop theme was “Utopias and dystopias: Organization studies in a brave new world?”.

(online since 30.05.2023)



HRM group @ Academy of Management Discoveries

A new paper by Isabella Scheibmayr and Astrid Reichel titles “The Future of HRM Incentivizing Strathern’s Paradox? Workers’ Responses to Algorithmic HRM” has been accepted in Academy of Management Discoveries. The accepted manuscript is available herehttps://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amd.2022.0091. The article discusses how workers respond to algorithmic HRM, specifically to algorithmic personnel evaluation.

Infos about article

 (online since 15.05.2023)



HRM group @ Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Graz

For 10 years now, the Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management offers researchers in early career stages the opportunity to present their research and discuss it with colleagues and professors from Austria and internationally. This year’s workshop took place for the first time at the University of Graz.

Picture of the AESW Workshop Graz 2023
© Elena Ressi

Isabella Scheibmayr
presented her research paper “Is strategic algorithmic human resource management inherently antagonistic? An integration of strategic and algorithmic HRM based on an ontological status identification”.

Christina Fuchs participated in the Round Table Discussions with the paper “The new meaning of office: How hybrid work changes formal organizational structure from a place-making perspective” (both articles are co-authored with Astrid Reichel).


We would like to thank the organizers, Robert Bauer, Giuseppe Delmestri, and especially Renate Ortlieb and the organizational team of the University of Graz for this exciting and fruitful workshop!

(online since 09.05.2023)



HRM group @ 38th SHRM Workshop in Prague

On April 27 and 28, Isabella Scheibmayr and Christina Fuchs participated in the 38th Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the University of Economics and Business in Prague. This year’s workshop was held under the motto “Challenges for HRM in the next generation”. 24 researchers presented their work in the field of HRM.

picture of SHRM participants


picture of Christina Fuchs and Isabella Scheibmayr


Isabella Scheibmayr presented her paper “Strategic algorithmic HRM – an inherent antagonism?”, and Christina Fuchs presented the paper “How technology providers legitimize AI for talent acquisition in the face of legal opaqueness and audience’s trust concerns” (both articles are co-authored with Astrid Reichel).


(online since 09.05.2023)




HRM group @ Human Resource Management Journal

The article  Who benefits from (Human Resource Management) professionalization? The moderating role of gender on professionalization effects in organisations by Isabella Scheibmayr and Astrid Reichel was recently published online in Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ;  ABS 4*, ABDC A).

Information on paper

The paper considers the interaction of professionalization and gender proportion of the HRM occupation on organizational closure of HRM and HRM’s probability to gain a seat on the corporate board. The study investigated this relationship for 3276 organisations in 34 countries using the Cranet survey 2014/15 and finds that organizational closure of HRM can be materialized especially for male HR directors and in countries where the proportion of women in HRM is lower. Interestingly, organizational closure does not automatically translate into board membership. Here the results imply a reverse gender effect: Only in countries with a very high proportion of women in HRM does organizational closure relate to a higher probability of HRM being represented on the board.

The study is open access and and will be published in a special issue later.

(online since 17.04.2023)



HRM group @ HUMAN RESOURCE Management

The article “Effective communication for relational coordination in remote work: How job characteristics and HR practices shape user-technology interactions” by Christina Fuchs and Astrid Reichel is now published in a Special Issue of the journal Human Resource Management (HRM; ABS 4, ABDC A*). This paper investigates how companies can promote effective digital communication and coordination between teleworking employees through targeted interventions and what role job design plays in this context. With our findings we show that it is important to involve HRM from the outset so that, in close cooperation with IT, a system can be found that—supported by suitable sets of rules—enables effective communication.

Infos to article


You can find the article as open-access  here.


(online since 25.1.2023)



HRM group @ Cranet Country Report

Cranet Logo


Cranet, the world’s largest network (universities in over 40 countries worldwide) on HRM practices, is represented in Austria by the HRM group, University of Salzburg and the Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organisational Behaviour at WU Wien.

In 2021, the 9th round of surveys was completed in Austria. The country report describing key HRM data for Austria is now available.

(online since 11.01.2023)



HRM group @ 5C Blog

The HRM group is part of 5C (Cross Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers). Based on the working paper, “The gendered logic of logics: Female doctors’ navigating specific constellations of logics to leadership careers“, presented at the 38th EGOS Colloquium by Isabella Scheibmayr and Astrid Reichel, Astrid Reichel wrote a contribution for the 5C blog. It describes a phenomenon that the authors call the part-time-leadership paradox

Businesswoman Juggling Responsibility

(online since 11.01.2023)



HRM group @ FM4

The working group Social Partnership (PLUS, JKU, University of Roskilde, AK Vienna, Forba), in which Astrid Reichel and Isabella Scheibmayr are involved, was asked for an interview by FM4. Our colleague and social partnership expert Thomas Paster, answered questions about the current railroad workers’ strike and social partnership in Austria on OKFM4.



Here you may find the interview!


(online since 29.11.2022)



HRM group @ Young Investigators Award 2022


Young Investigators Award 2022


At the Night of Excellence, our team member Christina Fuchs was awarded 2nd place in the Young Investigators Award in the category ‘Exploring Law, Business and Economics’.
With the Young Investigators Award, the PLUS has been honoring the best dissertation projects at the university for several years.

Ms Fuchs entered with her dissertation project “Human-technology interaction and is effects on organisational structures”


Young Investigators Award to Christina Fuchs


Congratulations from all of your HRM group colleagues!


(online since 28.11.2022)



HRM group @ Research Seminar with Ewald Kibler (Aalto University)

presentation of Ewald Kibler


Ewald Kibler (Aalto University) presentedAge, Aging and Entrepreneurship” in the research seminar on November 22, 2022 onsite in room HS 212. He gave an overview of his ongoing research on late-career entrepreneurs including the effects of transition into self-employment for late-career entrepreneurs, consequences of entrepreneurship on health, well-being and income and how it relates to age, different types of entrepreneurial activities and the issue of age discrimination.


picture of Ewald Kibler
© Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

We thank Ewald Kibler for his visit in Salzburg and the interesting insights on ageing and entrepreneurship he shared with us.

Future talks in the research seminar series you can find here.


(online since 24.11.2022)



HRM group @ 12 Biennial International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network 

The 12th international conference of the Dutch HRM Network was held at the University of Twente in Enschede from November 9-11, 2022. The conference dedicated itself to the theme HRM for Resilient Societies: A Call for Actionable Knowledge” and covered topics of organizational and human resource resilience. 

Dutch HRM 2022


Christina Fuchs participated in the pHResh-Doctoral Consortium and presented her paper “Effects of digital communication on organizational structure”, co-authored with Astrid Reichel, in the conference-track “Imagining the (Distant) Future of Work”. 

Dutch HRM 2022
© Dutch HRM Network

Isabella Scheibmayr presented a study co-authored with Astrid Reichel and entitled “Bringing the algorithmic HR manager in: Workers’ responses to AI informed algorithmic performance evaluation” in the track “HRM, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence”.


The conference report can be found here.


Many thanks to the dutch HRM network and the local organizing team of the University of Twente! 


(online since 21.11.2022) 



HRM group @ AK Science Award


AK Science Award 2022
AK Wissenschaftspreis, Edmundsburg, Salzburg, 20221013, (c) wildbild

The master thesis on the effect of agility on worker satisfaction (original title: Einfluss von Agilität auf die Arbeitszufriedenheit) by Teresa Doll was awarded the science prize by the Chamber of Labour Salzburg (Arbeiterkammer Salzburg). The master thesis of Teresa Doll was supervised by Isabella Scheibmayr from the HRM group and empirically investigated the effects of agility (agile practices as well as agile organization culture) on worker satisfaction in the IT sector.

The empirical results show that agile organization culture positively affects worker satisfaction.


awarding ceremony to Teresa Doll


We congratulate Teresa Doll for this well-deserved prize!



(online since 18.10.2022)



HRM group @ 9th Annual Conference of the Austrian Gender Studies Association (ÖGGF)

10 years after its foundation at the University of Salzburg, the Austrian Gender Studies Association (ÖGGF) again met in Salzburg for the 9th Annual ConferenceAstrid Reichel and Isabella Scheibmayr from the HRM group presented newest insights in the talk titled “The gendered constellation of institutional logics: Female doctors navigating leadership careers”. A vibrant and diverse program complemented over 50 talks from various areas of gender studies. The highlight were the two keynotes by Eliza Steinbock & Del LaGrace Volcano!

program of the meeting


We thank the organizational team for this exciting conference!


(online since 13.10.2022)



HRM group @ Events “Sozialpartnerschaftliche Handlungsfelder”

The book “Sozialpartnerschaftliche Handlungsfelder: Continuities, Breaks and Perspectives”, edited by Susanne Pernicka with the contribution “We Agreed in the Sense of Compromise”- the Role of Social Partnership in the Introduction and Implementation of Mandatory Pay Disclosures in the Equal Treatment Act” contributed by Astrid Reichel and Isabella Scheibmayr (pp. 109-128) was presented at two events:

  • On September 7th, 2022, in the beautiful ambience of the lecture hall on the 6th floor of the Vienna Chamber of Labour, the presentation of selected scientific results and a high-level discussion on social partnership with Silvia Hruska-Frank (Director AK Vienna), Andreas Mörk (Managing Director Bundesparte Industrie, WKO), Eva Scherz (Collective Agreement Negotiator, GPA) took place.

Presentation of book at Vienna Chamber of Labour

  • On September 26th, 2022 the book was presented at the JKU. Introduced by Rector Lukas and presentations by Susanne Pernicka and Elias Felten, important representatives of the social partnership in Upper Austria, Gerald Silberhumer (Director WKOÖ), Max Stelzer (Head Human Resources voestalpine) and Ernst Stummer (Deputy Director AKOÖ), discussed the future of the social partnership.

(online since 10.11.2022)



HRM group @ Book “Sozialpartnerschaftliche Handlungsfelder”

Picture of Book


The book „Sozialpartnerschaftliche Handlungsfelder: Kontinutitäten, Brüche und Perspektiven“, edited by Susanne Pernicka and published with Springer has appeard. It deals with fields of action for the Austrian Social Partnership. Astrid Reichel and Isabella Scheibmayr contributed the „Wir haben im Sinne eines Kompromisses zugestimmt.“ Die Rolle der Sozialpartnerschaft bei der Einführung und Implementierung verpflichtender Entgeltangaben im Gleichbehandlungsgesetz“ (p. 109-128) that investigates how actors of the Social Partnership participated in the discourse on how to implement a law that demands to publish the minimum wage in each job ad.


(online since 10.11.2022)



HRM group @ isaScience 2022

isaScience, organized by the University of music and performing arts Vienna (mdw), took place from August 31st until September 4th in Reichenau an der Rax. This year’s topic of the international interdisciplinary conference was Un/Learning Norms and Routines in Cultural Practice. Isabella Scheibmayr gave a talk titled ‘Musical Notation as Institution‘ in the Panel on interrogating institutions.

picture of isaScience

(online since 06.09.2022)



HRM group @ Best Paper Award at AoM 2022

At the Academy of Management 2022 in Seattle, a joint paper from 5C (Cross Cultural Cooperation on Contemporary Careers) was selected as one of two papers that the jury found to be the best of all papers published in the field of career research 2021! Astrid Reichel is part of the team of authors who developed a scale for measuring career success.

Best Paper Award at AoM 2022


Thank you very much for this great honor!


(online since 10.11.2022)



HRM group @ AoM 2022

From August 5-9, 2022, the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management was held in Seattle, USA. Astrid Reichel was represented in 3 Professional Development Workshops (PDW), a symposium and a paper session.

Astrid Reichel at AoM 2022

The PDW “Careers in the Rough” is a paper development workshop in which young researchers are helped to develop their articles, Astrid Reichel has taken this role for several years.

In the PDW “Showcasing The Global Human Resource Management Casebook, Third Edition”, the authors of an edited work that includes HRM case studies internationally worked to complete this publication.

Astrid Reichel - the Austrian Ambassador


In the PDW “International Early Career Scholars: How to Engage with the HR Division” organized by Michal Biron (Israel), young international scholars are introduced to the network of HR Ambassadors. Astrid Reichel serves as an ambassador for Austria.


In the symposium, “Covid-19’s Impact Upon Careers: Findings from a Global Study” Astrid Reichel is part of a team of authors working on the paper “Taking charge while taking care? The effect of gender and children on proactive career behaviors”. Thank you Marijke Verbruggen, KU Leuven, for the excellent lead.

In the paper session “Relational Perspectives In HRM” Astrid Reichel presented a joint paper with Christina Fuchs on “How Job Design Shapes Effective Communication for Relational Coordination in Remote Work”.

(online since 10.11.2022)




HRM group @ 5C Meeting

On August 4, 2022, the biannual meeting of the Cross Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers ( 5C) was held in Seattle, USA and online, where Astrid Reichel discussed the future of careers research with her international colleagues.

5C Meeting 2022Picture of 5C Meeting 2022

(online since 10.11.2022)



HRM group @ Kaiserschild Podcast

current Kaiserschild-Podcast

“Does digital communication provide sufficient space for employee voice?”  In the current episode of the Kaiserschild Podcast, Christina Fuchs talks to Sandra Sonnleitner about this question.


The podcast focuses on the article “The Missing Spark of Digital Channels: Digitalization and Informal Employee Voice Behavior” by Christina Fuchs and Astrid Reichel (published in: “Work from Home: Multi-level Perspectives on the New Normal“). In addition, first results of a mixed-methods research project of the HRM group Salzburg in cooperation with Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart and Lea Reiss from WU Vienna will be presented.

The Kaiserschild Foundation supports this research project as part of the Covid 19 special grant, for which we would like to express our sincere thanks!

(online since 08.08.2022)



HRM group @ EGOS Colloquium Vienna



The 38th EGOS Colloquium took place from 7th to 9th July at the WU Vienna. This year’s theme was “Organizing: the beauty of imperfection”.

Astrid Reichel & Isabella Scheibmayr from the HRM group took part in the hybrid subtheme “Careers: Failure and Success in Changed Times” by presenting their paper on “The gendered logic of logics: Female doctors’ navigating specific constellations of logics to leadership careers”.

Prof. Astrid Reichel & Isabella Scheibmayr


We want to thank the organizers of the sub-theme, Thomas Schneidhofer, Monika Hamori, and Xiao Chen for organizing this insightful sub-theme and the local organizing team of EGOS for organizing this great conference!


(online since 13.07.2022)



HRM group @ Extrajournal

The results of the paper Beating the advertising drum for the employer: How legal context translates into good HRM practice” by Isabella Scheibmayr and Astrid Reichel published in Human Resource Management Journal have been discussed in  Extrajournal

(online since 04.07.2022)



HRM group @ BANDAS Center

On June 10, Astrid Reichel and Christina Fuchs visited the BANDAS Center (Business Analytics & Data Science) at the University of Graz and presented the paperEffective Communication for Relational Coordination in Remote Work. How Job Design Shapes User-Technology Interactions” in the HFDT BrownBag Seminar. This was followed by a workshop at the BANDAS Center.

in front of the BANDAS Center


We would like to thank Dr. Stefan Thalmann, Dr. Jürgen Fleiß and Christine Malin for the organization!


(online since 28.06.2022)




HRM group @ e-HRM International Conference

Logo of e-HRM
The 8th e-HRM International Conference took place at the School of Business and Social Science in Aarhus (Denmark) from June 1st to 3rd. The conference was dedicated to the topicManaging human resources in digitalized organizations and ecosystems“. International researchers presented their research on digital HRM.

e-hrm paper


Christina Fuchs represented the HRM group with the paper “Effective Communication for Relational Coordination in Remote Work. How Job design Shapes User-Technology Interactions” (co-authored with Astrid Reichel).


(online since 28.06.2022)



HRM group @ Employer Branding Awards

On May 23rd, 2022, in Vienna, Parkhotel Schönbrunn, the Employer Brand Managers Club awarded the best  employer branding projects 2021/22 . Astrid Reichel was part of the  jury and reviewed a big number of interesting initiatives from companies varying in size and industry.

picture of the award ceremony


Congratulations to the winners and the organizers!


(online since 04.07.2022)



HRM group @ Harvard Business Review

In the Harvard Business Review Dagny Dukach mentions a paper by Astrid Reichel (The disabling effect of enabling social policies on organisations’ human capital development practices for women) in a Research Roundup on “How Women Experience the Workplace Today“. Many thanks for the interesting article

(online since 09.05.2022)



HRM group @ EIASM Workshop on Strategic HRM

The 37th Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) was held on April 21st and 22nd at Minho University (Portugal). The theme of this year’s conference was “The Decade When Work Changed, Perhaps Forever.”.

EIASM participants



Christina Fuchs presented the paper Effective Communication for Relational Coordination in Remote Work. How Job Design Shapes User-Technology Interactions (co-authored with Astrid Reichel).


(online since 28.06.2022)



HRM group @ 100 years VHB

The German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB) celebrated their 100-year-anniversary with a centenary conference in a digital format at the Heinrich-Heine University (HHU) of Düsseldorf. The centenary conference „100 years VHB“ was organized to think critically about the future of Business studies together.

Isabella Scheibmayr presented the paper „Who benefits from HRM professionalization. The moderating role of gender on professionalization in organizations“ (joint work with Astrid Reichel) in the session „Research on Gender and Discrimination“.

Isabella Scheibmayr


We thank the HHU and the organization team around Prof. Dr. Barbara Weißenberger for organizing the conference!



(online since 23.03.2022)



HRM group @ Lecture Series 28.3.

In a series of lectures on “Gender, Diversity & Equality” (Mondays, 5:15 p.m.) on March 28th, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Astrid Reichel will give a talk entitled „It’s not YOU.“ The relevance of institutions for gender equality. The lecture will take place in person in HS 380 at the PLUS.

If you are interested, please join the event!

(online since 09.03.2022)



HRM group @ Editorial Functions

Astrid Reichel has been appointed to the Editoral Board of Human Resource Management (ABS 4, ABDC A) AND as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Management (ABS 3, ABDC A) (starting May 1st, 2022). The two boards gather the leading international researchers in the field of HRM. It is a great honor to be selected as a board member and being given the opportunity to contribute to the future of HRM research!

MANY THANKS to the Editors in Chief for their excellent choice! 😉

(online since 09.03.2022)



HRM group @ Human Resource Management Journal

The highly relevant findings of the paperThe disabling effects of enabling social policies” have already been debated in various media outlets. The article has now been published in Human Resource Management Journal.

Astrid Reichel, as the first author, together with Mila Lazarova (CAN), Eleni Apospori (GR), Fida Afiouni (LB), Maike Andresen (Ger), Janine Bosak (IR), Emma Parry (GB), Silvia Bagdadli (I), Jon P. Briscoe (USA), Martina Gianecchini (I), Pamela Suzanne (AR), and Mami Taniguchi (JP) shows that social policies aiming at enabling gender equality can actually have opposite effects. Analyzing the 5C data set the researchers show that more parental leave and more public childcare are actually negatively related to organizations’ investment in women’s human capital.

article in HRMJ

(online since 09.03.2022)



HRM group @ PLUS-News

Our research on the amendment of the Equal Treatment Law was featured in the News section of the University of Salzburg’s website. Here you can read all about it!

The press release was published at  APA science as well:

article on APAscience


(online since 08.03.2022)



HRM group @ Research Handbook on New Frontiers of Equality and Diversity at Work

The Research Handbook on New Frontiers of Equality and Diversity at Work, edited by Alain Klarsfeld, Lena Knappert, Angela Kornau, Eddy S. Ng and Faith W. Ngunijiri was published recently. This research handbook brings together equality and diversity aspects from different country perspectives. Isabella Scheibmayr and Astrid Reichel describe in their chapter, „At the European intersection: the Austrian way to equality, diversity and inclusion”, the implementation of mandatory pay information in job advertisements embedded in the Austrian context.

Cover of the Research Handbook

The chapter is available open access at Edgar Elgar Publishing.

(online since 24.01.2022)



HRM group @ Kaiserschild-Conference

On January 22, 2022, the final scientific conference of the Dr. Hans-Riegel Foundation and the Kaiserschild Foundation on research related to the Covid 19 pandemic will take place. The two foundations selected 33 research projects from numerous applications for special funding.  The funded projects cover the entire spectrum of social and economic sciences.

At the final conference, the scientists will present their work and results to interested experts. Christina Fuchs (HRM group), Petra Eggenhofer-Rehart (WU Vienna) and Lea Reiss (WU Vienna) are presenting their project Home Office, sweet Home Office? Effects of digital communication media on stress and well-being during lockdown.

In their research, the scientists are investigating the effects of increased teleworking and the associated use of digital communication media in the extreme situation of a lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference is open to interested professional audiences. Please register in advance!

Logo of Hans-Riegel-Foundation    Logo of Kaiserschild-Foundation

(online since 19.01.2022)



HRM group @ “personal manager”

Together with Marco Rapp and Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Astrid Reichel wrote an article in the practitioner journal “personal manager”. It has been published in Issue 1/2022. The paper shows and explains why – in contrast to many other occupations – HRM doesn’t suffer status loss despite large shares of women working in the field.

article in "personal manager"

(online since 13.01.2022)



HRM group @ AK Wissenschaftspreis 2021

On December 13th, 2021 the “AK Wissenschaftspreis”, an award for excellent Masters’ and PhD. theses funded by the Austrian Chamber of Labor were presented in an online event with live music and champagne sent to the participants.

Astrid Reichel is a member of the jury for the category “Gerecht leben und arbeiten” (“fair living and working”). Congratulations to the winners!

Infos on the AK-Wissenschaftspreis



For 2022, please don’t hesitate to hand in your excellent Masters’ and PhD. theses!




(online since 13.01.2022)



HRM group @ Work from Home

Recently, Christina Fuchs and Astrid Reichel published the article “The Missing Spark of Digital Channels: Digitization and Informal Employee Voice Behavior” in the  book “Work from Home: Multi-level Perspectives on the New Normal”. In this specialized issue, researchers from around the world address current questions about the impact of widespread mobile work on motivation, work-life balance, engagement, and many other exciting topics in the field of HRM.

picture of the book cover



In their article, Christina Fuchs and Astrid Reichel present current results on changes in employee voice behavior triggered by the digitalization of informal voice channels.


We would like to thank the Kaiserschild Foundation for funding our research around the effects of increased digitization of communication channels in the wake of the Covid-19 induced home office.


(online since 12.01.2022)



HRM group @ Cranet Meeting

On November 19th, the University of Economics Bratislava hosted the Cranet Autumn-Meeting. Next to research activities the most important topics on the agenda were the current survey round and the network’s governance structures. Austria, represented by the HRM group at PLUS and the  Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organisational Behaviour, has already completed data collection and is currently working on the research report. Astrid Reichel was confirmed as a member of the Cranet Advisory Board.

Advisory Board Cranet

(online since 15.12.2021)



HRM group @ Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ)

The articleBeating the advertising drum for the employer: How legal context translates into good HRM practice” by Isabella Scheibmayr & Astrid Reichel has been published early-view in Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ). The article considers how HR practitioners have reacted to a change in legislation, the introduction of mandatory pay information in job advertisements. The authors found HR practitioners proactively engaging with the change in legislation, using institutional work to translate the legal rule into HRM practice.

Article in HRMJ

The article can be found open access here:  https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12413

(online since 09.11.2021)



HRM group @ Crowdworking Symposium 2021

On September 17th the 3rd Crowdworking Symposium took place in Bremen. Astrid Reichel is part of the scientific committee of this annual event and she was the discussant for Fabian Stephany (University of Oxford), who talked about the newest developments in the Online Labour Index in his presentation entitled  „New ways to measure the world’s remote freelancing market“. The Online Labor Index (OLI) is one of the most important indexes capturing volume and distribution on plattform labour.

Crowdworking Symposium 2021

Many thanks for this highly interesting presentation as well as the brilliant organization of Lars Hornuf (University of Bremen) and his team!

(online since 09.11.2021)



HRM group @ AoM 2021

The  81st Meeting of the Academy of Management ( AoM) was taking place virtually from July 29th until August 4th and the HRM group was contributing with three presentations this year:

Picture of 1. presentation


Astrid Reichel presented the paper  HR managers riding the glass escalators, walking the stairs of equality, or both?” (joint work with Isabella Scheibmayr) in Session #1480 Diversity and Gender Inequity (sponsored by the  HR Division).


Link to 2. paper


On Monday August 2nd Isabella Scheibmayr presented  “Bringing the algorithmic HR manager in: Behavioral responses to algorithmic HRM” (joint work with Astrid Reichel) in Session # 857 HR Analytics and Algorithms (also sponsored by the   HR Division)


Picture of 3. paper


On Tuesday, Astrid Reichel and Isabella Scheibmayr presented brand-new results under the title „Finding their way through multiple logics: Female doctors’ leadership careers” in the Symposium „ Women’s Careers in the 21st century: New Perspectives and insights“ (Session #1071).


The Symposium was organized by Fida Afiouni, Eleni Apospori, Bert Schreurs and Julia Richardson and sponsored by the  Career,  GDO and  HR Divisions. We thank the organizers of the symposium for the excellent curation and organization of the symposium!

The full program can be found here, the abstracts were published in this years  Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

(online since 11.08.2021)



HRM group @ EGOS 2021

The HRM group participated in this years EGOS Colloquium organized by Marleen Huysman, Paul Leonardi, and Stella Pachidi (Standing Working Group Digital Technology, Media and Organization). Isabella Scheibmayr presented a joint work with Astrid Reichel on Starthern’s Paradox and the behavioural response of workers to algorithmic HRM. The virtual conference took place from July 8 to July 10 and was hosted by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

EGOS 2021


That’s the link to the conference.


(online since 04.08.2021)



HRM group @ 2021 Virtual Conference Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) 2021

The HRM group participated in the 2021 virtual  GWO – Gender, Work and Organization Conference hosted by the University of Kent. After being postponed for a year, the biannual conference of the Journal by the same name took place from June 30th  until July 2nd. Isabella Scheibmayr presented two papers:

  • “The Disappearing Act of Transparency”, a joint paper with Astrid Reichel on the framing of Austria’s Equal Treatment Law in the legal and the HRM context, and,
  • “Organizing vulnerability: Using Butler’s conception of vulnerability in organizational research”, a paper on Judith Butler’s concept of vulnerability as conceptualized in Frames of War.

GWO Conference


(online since 04.08.2021)



HRM group @ HRMJ Highly Commended für den Best Paper Award 2020

The Best Paper award of the  Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ) is bestowed on the article that “best encapsulates the mission of HRMJ, makes an original or important contribution to HRM scholarship, reflects theoretical and/or methodological rigour and has broad readership appeal”. Every year, only two papers are awarded this honour – one best paper and one highly commended (runner-up).

For 2020 our article “ The HR lady is on board: Untangling the link between HRM’s feminine image and HRM’s board representation by Astrid Reichel, Isabella Scheibmayr (both HRM group) and Julia Brandl (University of Innsbruck) was Highly Commended for the Best Paper Award of HRMJ. The article is published in Vol. 30, No. 4 of HRMJ, and the achievement will be formally announced in the next issue of HRMJ.


picture of HRMJ award



We thank  HRMJ for this great honour!




(online since 09.06.2021)


HRM group @ EAISM-Workshop 

The 36th international workshop of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) about “Strategic Human Resource Management” took place from May 27th to 28th, 2021 in a digital setting. During the workshop, researchers presented latest results about strategic HR, digitization, sustainability and other highly interesting topics.

The HRM group was represented by Christina Fuchs with the presentationThe spark of face-to-face communication: Examining how informal digital voice channels influence employees’ willingness to speak up “. Christina Fuchs presented current results about changes of Employee Voice Behavior triggered by the digitization of informal voice channels.

We thank the EIASM team around Ingrid Fulmer, Michael Segalla and Bruno Staffelbach for organizing this exciting workshop and all participants for the lively exchange!

We would also like to thank the Kaiserschild Foundation for promoting our research on the effects of the augmented digitization of communication channels following increased location flexibility induced by Covid-19.

(online since 07.06.2021)



HRM group @ AKempor 2021

The Annual Conference of the Arbeitskreis Empirische Personal- und Organisationsforschung (AKempor) was held in May 2021 at the Europe University of Flensburg in a virtual space. Astrid Reichel, Christina Fuchs and Isabella Scheibmayr represented the HRM group with two talks.

  • Christina Fuchs presented the paper “The spark of face-to-face communication: Examining how informal digital voice channels influence employees’ willingness to speak up” (co-author Astrid Reichel), examining the effects of digitalizing informal voice channels on employee voice under home office conditions in the Covid-19 related lockdowns in Austria.
  • Isabella Scheibmayr discussed unwanted methodological effects of machine-learning assisted automated employee evaluation algorithms in the paper Strathern’s paradox. How AI-supported automated performance evaluation transforms work (co-authored with Astrid Reichel).

Invitation to AKempor Annual Conference


That’s the link to the detailled programme (in German).


We thank the team of Thomas Behrends and Susanne Royer from the Europe-University Flensburg for organizing this fascinating conference!


(online since 12.05.2021)



HRM group @ Podcast of SN

Astrid Reichel and Stephanie Rausch are talking about women’s quota and token women. Listen to the Salzburger Nachrichten  Podocast (in German)!

SN report of 23.4.21
Picture: Salzburger Nachrichten

Already on April 23rd Salzburger Nachrichten reported in detail on gender stereotypes and women’s quota.


(online since 06.05.2021)



HRM group @ Oxford Handbook

The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management has been published online. Astrid Reichel co-authored two of the chapters in the edited book.

  • The chapter „Human Resource Management Outsourcing” (Lazarova/Reichel) provides an overview about the extent to which HRM outsourcing is used in organizations, influencing factors, effects and common theoretical backgrounds in HRMO research.
  • The chapter „Human Resource Management in the Germanic Context” (Krebs/Wach/Wehner/Reichel/Mayrhofer/Sender/Staffelbach/Ligthart) considers similarity and differences within the Germanic cluster (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands) in strategic HRM and HR development.


    (online since 27.04.2021)



HRM group @ Kaiserschild Foundation Grant

Christina Fuchs was awarded with the Kaiserschild Foundation’s  Covid-19 research grant as the main applicant for a joint project between the HRM Group at the University of Salzburg and the Vienna University of Economics and Business, investigating the effects of the increased use of digital communication media during the Covid-19 lockdown on individual career paths and career-relevant structures in organizations.

The Kaiserschild Foundation was founded in 2007 in Austria, in 2011 Dr. Hans-Riegel-special prizes were awarded first time at the University of Salzburg. The foundation is committed to promoting innovative research projects by young scientists.

We thank them for this recognition and financial support!

(online since 16.02.2021)