Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology (3730)

  • 8010

    Kopernikusgasse 24 Graz


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Research: Our current research focuses on the following areas: Management Control, Accounting and Finance, Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management, Human Resource Management and Industrial Sociology. The main research objective is to improve the holistic understanding of the complex processes within firms that provide technological goods and services in industrial markets to ensure the firms’ future competitiveness and viability. In recent years, a lot of research projects performed by both academic researchers of the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology and commercial companies have been completed successfully. Teaching: Our graduates are equipped with a wide range of skills and knowledge that enable them to succeed in their future careers, including a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of the technological basics combined with outstanding problem solving skills in business economics. The close cooperation of the institute’s researchers with industry partners ensures university courses with strong practical relevance. Furthermore, this guarantees abundant opportunities for our students to further develop their social competence and communication skills. For decades, our graduates have enjoyed an excellent reputation due to their well-founded professional knowledge, their practical expertise and their social competences.

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Purchasing Engineering & Materials Science
Teaching Engineering & Materials Science
Cost estimating Engineering & Materials Science
Product design Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Students Engineering & Materials Science
Supply chains Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1997 2019

Focusing the Imbalance of Supply and Demand of Skills on the Job Market for Purchasers

Stek, K., Weller, S. & Zunk, B. M., 2019, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS): POM in Data Driven Smart Decision Making Era.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Soft skills
Job market

Activities 1994 2018

The Personal Nature of Industrial Buyers: Empirical Study, Key Findings and Managerial Implications

Bernd Markus Zunk (Speaker)
13 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Purchasing skills leading to success: A contingency approach for industry, service and public procurement

Klaas Stek (Speaker)
27 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Impact of Time and Industry on the Discount for Lack of Marketability

Amila Omazic (Speaker)
12 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science


2. Preis der Fahrzeugverband-Jubiläumsstiftung

Peter Affenzeller (Recipient), 13 Jun 2003

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Mittlerin zwischen Wirtschaft und Universität

Sigrid Weller


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Drei Preise für Uni-Spin-offs

Andreas Flanschger


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Wissenschaft, die Unternehmen schafft

Andreas Flanschger


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1993 2021