University of Graz

19. GRAZ

The University of Graz, founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. With 30,000 students and 3,800 employees it provides all the research facilities and administrative support typical for a large university. In addition, research at the University of Graz benefits from well established relations with regional policy makers, labour market actors and business companies.

The main tasks will be to contribute to WP6 MISMATCH MOVE and to WP7 SELF-EMPLOYMENT (co-leader), focusing on Austria and Germany. It will also contribute a chapter to WP11 for the International Handbook and WP2 DISSEMINATION to local, national and regional organisations concerned with the issue of youth unemployment as well as gender comparisons.

Previous relevant experience comprises co-leading of a research project on diversity management in business companies (2007-2008; funded by the European Social Fund) and several university-funded studies on gender and immigrant issues.

Intellectual/Academic Disciplines: Human Resource Management, Migration, Diversity Management

Key publications

Beblo, M. & Ortlieb, R. (2012). Absent from work? The impact of household and work conditions in Germany. Feminist Economics, 18(1), 73–97.

Ortlieb, R. & Sieben, B. (2010). Migrant employees in Germany: Personnel structures and practices. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, 29(4), 364–79.

Ortlieb, R. & Sieben, B. (2008). Diversity strategies focused on employees with a migration background: an empirical investigation based on resource dependence theory. Management Revue, 19(1–2), 70–93.

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