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

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Research Output 1997 2019

Accounting Practice in Austria: The Entry of Routine Accounting Transactions

Grbenic, S. O. 2018 Proceedings of the 2nd International Scientific Conference on Economics and Management (EMAN 2018). Belgrade, Serbia: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Adressing the Gap Between Employers' Needs and Learning Objectives in Purchasing & Supply Management Study Programs: Towards a Student-Centered Learning Approach

Stek, K., Zunk, B. M., Berger, L., van den Berg, H., Delke, V. & Schiele, H. 5 Mar 2018 Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED): Rethinking Learning in a Connected Age. p. 4477-4484

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Activities 1994 2018

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

Klaas Stek (Speaker)
27 Mar 2018

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen-Berufsbildstudie 2018

Bauer, U. (Speaker)
4 May 2018

Activity: Science to publicInvited talk at conference or symposium

Future skill in Public Procurement (Groningen, NL)

Klaas Stek (Speaker)
19 Jun 2018

Activity: Science to publicTalk at workshop, seminar or course


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