Forschung an der Privatuniversität


Die Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg organisiert regelmäßige Forschungsvorträge aus dem eigenen Professorium sowie auch von externen WissenschaftlerInnen. Die Vorträge sind offen für alle interessierten StudentInnen, WissenschaftlerInnen und PraktikerInnen.

Bei Interesse, Fragen oder Anmerkungen melden Sie sich bitte bei Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Theresa Treffers.

Geplante Forschungsseminare 2017

08. November, 11:00-12:30 Uhr: Natur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Experimentalstandards

Prof. Dr. Gregor Weihs (Universität Innsbruck)
Die Naturwissenschaften und einige Disziplinen in den Sozialwissenschaften haben eine lange Tradition in experimenteller Forschung. Die wissenschaftlichen Standards haben sich jedoch unterschiedlich entwickelt und in aktuellen Studien werden diese unterschiedlich angewandt und bewertet. Dieses Forschungsseminar dient dem interdisziplinären Austausch zwischen Experimentalphysik und Experimentalpsychologie zu disziplinspezifischen Experimentalstandards und deren Anwendung und Bewertung in aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Studien.

07. Dezember, 10:00-11:00 Uhr, Antrittsforschungsseminar: Professorin für Wirtschaftspsychologie

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Lermer
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11. Januar, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: TBA

Ass.-Prof. Clemens Hutzinger, P.h.D
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01. Februar, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: TBA

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Frühere Forschungsseminare 2017

05. Oktober, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: Drivers of extended work-related availability of managers: A multi-centric pilot study

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harald Stummer (UMIT)
The diary study focused on the specific tasks a person had performed for work outside of office hours, how long, and why. In total, 70 managers of three organizations (two hospitals, one technical company) participated. For the statistical analysis for this paper we could draw on 45 complete surveys and 205 diary entries. For testing the relationship between the drivers of availability outside office hours and its extent, we used a regression analysis. For the dependent variable, we calculated the average daily extent of availability as reported in the diary study, which was slightly above 37 minutes per participant and day. (We had also asked for an estimation of the extent in the survey, which was typically lower.) The sum indices of the above mentioned scales plus the hierarchical level (dummy coded; reference category: top management) were included as independent variables. For this regression model, 34 participants were investigated.
The findings imply that the higher a person is up in the hierarchy, the higher they also score for average availability during off-hours. However, the ability to detach almost halves the average availability. Therefore, training mainly topmanagers in detachment skills would have positive outcomes for them – a decrease of worklife imbalances –and for the organization.

07. September, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: The Returns to Eco-Wine Production: A Quantile Regression Approach

Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg)
Using a large dataset including more than 54,000 different wines that have been produced by some 800 wineries over the period 2010 thru 2017 we show that the returns to ecological behavior are statistically significant and economically highly relevant: Self-declared eco-wineries can charge about 5 percent higher prices per bottle than observationally similar conventional wineries raising the question why only a small minority of all German wine-makers produce eco-friendly wines (about 10 percent). Moreover, eco-certification is associated with yet another statistically significant and economically relevant price premium of 5 percent per bottle, suggesting that the costs that are associated with the production of this signal are high enough to achieve a separating equilibrium.

06. Juli, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: The effect of team affective trait composition on team learning and performance

Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Theresa Treffers (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg)
How should organizational teams be composed to optimize their performance in complex tasks that require fast and accurate decisions? Recent research suggests that teams perform better when they learn from each other, but we know little what stimulates team learning. Defining team learning as a cognitive process and knowing that cognitions and emotions are interlinked, a team’s affective composition might influence if and how teams learn. While some studies address the role of team affect in team cognitive processes, they only look at diversity in positive affect among team members and only consider singular aspects of the learning process, e.g., information sharing. Thus, neglected in extant studies is diversity in negative affect among team members and how diversity in positive and negative affect would influence various team learning processes (i.e., action, reflection, adaption) and team performance. This study investigates in an experimental setting how different affective trait compositions among team members influence a team’s learning processes and performance. In our experiment, teams are randomly formed according to team members’ individual levels of positive and negative affective traits. The subsequent experimental task is completed in several rounds to allow team learning and team performance is measured after every round of the task in terms of speed and accuracy. This study contributes to organization theory on how team affective trait composition enhances team learning and performance and delivers practical implications about how to compose high performance teams.

01. März, 10:00-11:00 Uhr: What Drives the Increase of Facebook Fans of German Bundesliga Soccer Clubs?

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Grohs (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg)
Using a data set from the Deutsche Bundesliga, Germany’s highest level football league with 18 soccer clubs, we model changes in each team’s Facebook fans as a function of its Facebook interactions (likes, shares, comments), heterogeneity of posts (Herfindahl-Index of post types), sponsor mentions (number), and team success (rank), controlling for different types of posts (statuses, videos, photos, links, and questions), different activations (requests, questions, competitions, auctions, and promotions), and idiosyncratic characteristics of the 18 soccer clubs. Data were collected for every team on every day of the 2012/13 Deutsche Bundesliga season. The data set consists of 5,472 (304 days x 18 soccer clubs) observations with overall 18,574 Facebook messages. Analyses show that interactions, heterogeneity of posts, and team success have significant positive effects on the relative change in a team’s Facebook fans. In addition, interactions on a team’s Facebook fan page are significantly positively influenced by the heterogeneity of posts, by photo posts, and by request activations, and significantly negatively influenced by competition activations. Modeling issues and managerial implications are discussed.