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W E L C O M E !!!

Please note that the mode of lectures is
flexible and corresponding to the rectors’ instructions due to the pandemic situation.

You may find all exact dates and information on Plusonline as well as on Blackboard.



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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.

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(online since 06.09.2022)



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

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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.

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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!

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(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:

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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)