Research and Teaching Team „HR PROGRESS“ funded by the City of Vienna: HR role models and HR competencies in an international comparison".

About the project / Background

The market potential and the constant expansion of Austrian and European/multinational companies in Central and Eastern European countries leads to a huge demand for qualified employees. To succeed in the so-called "war of talents", companies need adequate human resources strategies (and furthermore human resources competencies) to attract appropriate staff, to develop and retain those employees. Increased knowledge and enhanced understanding of human resource management (HRM) is of particular importance. Furthermore the tasks of Human Resource Management (HRM) have evolved significantly over the last two decades, from a more operative to a more strategic focus. This changes of tasks and increasing variety in the area of HRM leads to growing importance of HR competencies. Austria is one of the largest investors, within the top five, in many Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. In Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic Austria has a share of around 20% of foreign direct investments in 2010 (47% in CEE countries). This strong international gearing of Austrian companies also means that country-specific knowledge is indispensable.

Objective

The objective of this project is the research and further development of an HR competency model. Results will be transferred to practitioners as well as used for course and curricula design within the FHWien of WKW. The concepts proposed in the literature for the analysis and development of HR competencies will be analysed and a holistic model will be developed, tested by focus groups and then quantitatively used in the countries to analyse the national characteristics of HR competencies in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Furthermore specific methods to facilitate the development of HR competencies will be developed. The results of this research project will provide the cooperation partners from industry with HR models, deeper insights regarding HR competencies and consequently with solutions for cross-border cooperation and international start-ups.

Funding period
01/2014 - 12/2016

 

Researchers

Mag.a Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
Researcher
Project Manager, Research and Teaching team "HR PROGRESS" funded by the City of Vienna
barbara.covarrubias@fh-wien.ac.at

Katharina Thill
Research Associate
Research and Teaching team "HR PROGRESS" funded by the City of Vienna
katharina.thill@fh-wien.ac.at

International cooperation partners

János Selye University (Slovakia)
Faculty of Economics


Prof. Dr. József Poór
Professor of Management (CMC)

Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
Faculty of Business and Management, Institute of Management


Ing. Zdeňka Konečná, Ph.D. – Professor of Management
doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. - Head of the Departmen of Management

Szent István University (Hungary)
Faculty of Economics


Prof. Dr. József Poór 
- Professor of Management, Director of HR Research Center
Delegate of Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President of Hungarian Association of Human Resource Managers

Mendel University Brno (Czech Republic)

Mendel University Brno (Czech Republic)
Faculty of Business and Economics


doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. - Associate professor, Head of Department

Contact

Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
Researcher
Project Manager, Research and Teaching team "HR PROGRESS" funded by the City of Vienna

Phone: +43 (1) 476 77-5865
barbara.covarrubias@fh-wien.ac.at

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