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Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: European Commission-Framework Programme
The changing nature of global supply chains (GSCs) requires a rethinking in the design of appropriate policy responses and in taking into account their employment and social impacts. The overall goal of RETHINK-GSC is to enhance our understanding of the impact of GSCs using new measures that can quantify the role knowledge flows, and more generally services inputs, and thus acknowledge the increasing importance of intangibles in global production. The project provides new and innovative methodologies for assessing the development of global supply chains, which generates new knowledge on ongoing and expected changes in GSCs due to shocks. The research, both theoretical and empirical, will be conducted mainly at the level of the firm – the unit that ultimately decides on the organisation of international production. Using the RETHINK-GSC innovative measures allows the projects' researchers and future scholars (i) to investigate the interaction between tangible and intangible GSCs to evaluate the changing nature of global supply chains, (ii) to provide novel ways of analysing the impact of GSCs on social, economic and environmental outcomes in European countries and (iii) to evaluate the resilience of GSCs to exogenous shocks.
Project lead: Michael PenederProject lead: Andreas Reinstaller
Project team member: Benjamin Bittschi, Angela Köppl, Peter Mayerhofer, Thomas Url, Zuzana Molnárová, Michael Weichselbaumer (Austrian Productivity Board)
Hintergrundstudie für den Bericht über die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit Österreichs 2023 (Background Study for the Report on Austrian Comeptitiveness 2023)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Die Empfehlung des Rates (2016/C 349/01) zur Einrichtung nationaler Ausschüsse für Produktivität zielt auf eine nachhaltige Verbesserung der Produktivitätsentwicklung in der Europäischen Union und richtet sich insbesondere an die Mitgliedsländer im Euro-Raum. Das Gesetz zur Einrichtung des Produktivitätsrates in Österreich verlangt zudem, dass neben den Kennzahlen zur wirtschaftlichen Leistungsfähigkeit auch Aspekte der ökologischen Transformation sowie der sozialen Verantwortung in den Analysen berücksichtigt werden. In diesem Zusammenhang das WIFO gemeinsam mit dem Büro des Produktivitätsrates eine Hintergrundstudie zur Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und nachhaltigen Entwicklung der österreichischen Wirtschaft. Für diesen Bericht erstellt das WIFO aktuelle Befunde zur relativen Position und Entwicklung in Österreich entlang der drei Zieldimensionen: 1. wirtschaftliche Leistungsfähigkeit, 2. sozialer Ausgleich, und 3. ökologische Transformation. In einem abschließenden Kapitel werden zudem die langfristigen Herausforderungen durch (i) Dekarbonisierung, (ii) digitalen Wandel, (iii) demografischen Wandel sowie (iv) (De-)Globalisierung für Produktivität und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit untersucht.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: World Economic Forum
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
As the Austrian partner organisation for the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, WIFO undertakes the Executive Opinion Survey (EOS) among leading business managers in Austria.
Framework Contract for the Provision of Information and Analysis for the Preparation of Research, Technology and Innovation Topics in the Field of Key Technologies for Industrial Innovation: ICT, Manufacturing and Nanotechnology (Rahmenvertrag für die Bereitstellung von Informationen und Analysen für die Aufbereitung von Forschungs-, Technologie- und Innovationsthemen in den Bereich der Schlüsseltechnologien für industrielle Innovation: IKT, Produktion und Nanotechnologie)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: eutema GmbH
The supply of information and analyses for the preparation of research, technology and innovation topics in the field of industrial key technologies focuses, among other things, on new information and communication technologies (ICT) and industrial manufacturing.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: World Economic Forum
As the Austrian partner organisation for the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, WIFO undertakes a survey among leading business managers.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Supported by: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Digital technologies have contributed to the emergence of digital platforms enabling new business models that bear huge potentials for their users. But little is known about their actual use by Austrian companies, the particular value they create and their impact on either side of the markets they match. We aim to contribute to the literature by developing and conducting a new enterprise survey. Based on a classification of the different types of digital platforms relevant to business, the focus will be on the following research questions: First, we analyse the scope of business use of various digital platforms ("adoption"). Second, we specifically ask enterprises whether and to what extent they use digital platforms to outsource labour input. Finally, we investigate how the enterprises perceive the impact of the use of digital platforms on the kind and intensity of competition as well as the underlying value they create for both, the firms (in terms of safeguarding or improving competitiveness), and the consumers (in terms of reduced price per quality of goods and services).