Achim Oberg

Achim Oberg
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien | WU · Department of Management

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February 2015 - present
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
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  • Research Associate
October 2007 - present
Universität Mannheim
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (41)
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Im Zentrum des Buches stehen die Kritik und Weiterentwicklung eines der einflussreichsten Ansätze der Sozialwissenschaften: des soziologischen Neo-Institutionalismus. Insbesondere diejenigen, die an wichtigen Forschungsfeldern der Soziologie, der Managementforschung und der Politikwissenschaft interessiert sind, können von den kritischen Auseinande...
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The idea of “sharing instead of owning” – though it is not new – is currently experiencing a revival and becoming a major trend in modern (business) life. It constitutes the defining principle of the so-called sharing economy, characterized by peer-to-peer-based sharing of access to goods and services, coordinated through information- and communica...
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Recent developments around the sharing economy bring to the fore questions of governability and broader societal benefit—and subsequently the need to explore effective means of public governance, from nurturing, on the one hand, to restriction, on the other. As sharing is a predominately urban phenomenon in modern societies, cities around the globe...
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The sharing economy as an emerging field is characterized by unsettled debates about its shared purpose and defining characteristics of the organizations within this field. This study draws on neo-institutional theory to explore how sharing organizations position themselves vis-à-vis such debates with regard to (1) the values these organizations pu...
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Dieser Beitrag rekonstruiert den Einfluss der Hochschulentwicklung und der wissenschaftlichen Kapazitätsbildung auf die wissenschaftliche Wissensproduktion in Deutschland, einem der weltweit stärksten Produzenten wissenschaftlichen Wissen seit 1900. Folgende Forschungsfragen sollen beantwortet werden: Wie haben institutionalisierte Strukturen, und...
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The sharing economy is often considered either the most promising “pathway to a sustainable market economy” or, conversely, a “hyper-capitalistic” exploitation of natural and social resources. Such contrasting images can influence the societal valuation of sharing economy models, thereby misleading or hindering processes of transformation. Approach...
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In recent decades, attention has been directed at the emergence of transnational governance arrangements in different areas in society. In a growing number of fields, policy making is being gradually transformed as it is no longer the domain of state actors only, but includes also a whole range of private or nonstate actors, with the borderlines be...
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This article focuses on transnational intermediary organizations in the field of higher education and research. We conceive of intermediaries as organizations that are actively involved in transnational university governance without having formal access to or control over policy or governmental funding. Such intermediary organizations have in previ...
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This chapter focuses on transnational intermediary organizations in higher education and research. We conceive of intermediaries as organizations that are actively involved in transnational university governance without having formal access to or control over policy or governmental funding. Such intermediary organizations have in previous research...
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A transnational network of university governance In recent decades, we have witnessed a profound transformation of what is now commonly perceived to be a global university field (for example, Drori et al, 2012; Frank and Meyer, 2007). Universities are typically governed and financed within national systems of higher education and they differ widely...
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Seeking an answer to the question “how does organizational identity change?” we analyze the visual identity marker of universities, namely logos, as time-related artifacts embodying visual scripts. Engaging with the Stinchcombe hypothesis, we identify ve processes to the creation of vis- ual identities of organizations: In addition to (1) imprintin...
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Organizational fields are shaped by both the relations that organizations forge and the language they express. The structure and discourse of organizational fields have been studied before, but seldom in combination. We offer a methodological approach that integrates relations and expressions into a comprehensive visualization. By mapping networks...
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Different strategies exist to exert influence in the context of networked social structures: brokers regulate flows of information; social movements create frames for mobilization; and high-tech clusters form linkages to advance innovation. This paper introduces interstitial communities as a fourth form of networked governance that brings together...
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In recent years, numerous writers have criticized the current state of institutional theory, and organization theory in general (Davis 2010, 2015; Suddaby, Hardy, and Huy, 2011; Greenwood, Hinings, and Whetten, 2014). We have found these hand-wringing discussions somewhat odd, as they routinely focus on papers written back in the late 1970s and ear...
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EDITOR'S SUMMARYA novel approach to evaluating the impact of nonprofit organizations is proposed, combining social network and linguistic analysis. The authors examined data from nonprofit organizations' websites and site hyperlinks to other organizations. They identified 369 sites of organizations that measure social impact and captured inbound an...
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This article focuses on transnational intermediary organizations in higher education and research. We conceive of intermediaries as organizations that are actively involved in transnational university governance without having formal access to or control over policy or governmental funding. Such intermediary organizations have in previous research...
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The coming of ‘‘brand society’’ and the onset of mediatization spur universities to strategize their visual identity and pay particular attention to their icon. Resulting from branding initiatives, university icons are visual self-representations and material-cumsymbolic forms of organizational identity. In this work we ask: What identity narrative...
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This study investigates how universities brand themselves and in what ways visual self-representation varies cross-nationally. We trace differences in the icons (emblems and logos) used in the Internet self-representation of 821 universities and higher education institutions in 20 countries in 5 continents. Emerging from content analyses of the ico...
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EDITOR'S SUMMARY A novel approach to evaluating the impact of nonprofit organizations is proposed, combining social network and linguistic analysis. The authors examined data from nonprofit organizations' websites and site hyperlinks to other organizations. They identified 369 sites of organizations that measure social impact and captured inbound a...
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Based on an empirical study of 246 key partnerships of new social enterprises (NSEs), we examine the impact of inter-organizational and institutional trust on resource acquisition and performance outcomes. Our findings show that different dimensions of inter-organizational trust (ability-based, benevolence-based, and integrity-based) complement one...
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In der Literatur wird die Bedeutung von Netzwerken für die Innovationsleistung von Unternehmen immer wieder betont. Sowohl konzeptionelle (Dhanaraj und Parkhe 2006) als auch empirische Studien (Dyer und Nobeoka 2000; Janowicz-Panjaitan und Noorderhaven 2008) liefern hierfür Thesen bzw. Belege. Jedoch bleiben diese Studien hinsichtlich der Frage, we...
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Ausgangspunkt des vorliegenden Beitrags bildet die Befragung von 187 Netzwerken nach ihrem Einsatz von Controlling-Instrumente n. Innerhalb der Unternehmenspraxis haben Controlling-Instrumente eine wichtige Rolle eingenommen. Organisationen, die in einem Netzwerk zusammenarbeiten, entwickeln Mechanismen, um die in der Kooperation vereinbarten Ziele...
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In der Literatur zu Netzwerken wird der Zusammenhang zwischen der Koordination von Organisationen und Ergebnissen auf Netzwerkebene diskutiert. Im vorliegenden Beitrag wird gefragt: Welchen Zusammenhang gibt es zwischen der Art der Koordination und dem Innovationserfolg — der Innovativität — von koordinierten Unternehmensnetzwerken? Mit einer hierf...
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Within existing studies on the diffusion of modern management concepts, such as Lean Management, Business Process Reengineering or Shareholder Value Management, small and medium-sized enterprises are frequently examined as a homogeneous group of hesitant adopters. Differences among small and medium-sized companies with regard to concept adoption ca...
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Usability has become a competitive factor in the software industry. Specifically, the software industry in the United States has recognized this important factor and successfully leverages it for achieving competitive advantage. Compared to this fast development in the US, it seems questionable whether this view is also widespread among small and m...
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Coordinated interorganizational networks occur in a variety of forms—for instance as joint ventures, focal networks, or consortia. Typically, these forms are considered as very different in kind, and theories have arisen to conceptualize each of them separately. In this paper, we try another, at first sight more traditional approach: We take an emp...
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From a neo-institutional perspective organizations should create facades which reflect societal expectations which differ between different social fields. We have developed a quantitative approach to analyze organizational self-representations in the World Wide Web. We can confirm our hypothesis that there is isomorphism in the Internet self-repres...
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We analyze the intranet communication behavior of members of a company that was deeply committed to the principles of non-hierarchical communication structures and of post-bureaucratic organization. We observe a split between the symbolic activities for creating a non-hierarchical network organization and the actual intranet communication behavior...
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Post-bürokratische Organisationskonzepte forcieren den Abbau hierarchischer und disziplinärer Schranken innerhalb von Organisationen, um den Informationsaustausch zu vereinfachen und die Flexibilität der Organisation zu erhöhen. Mithilfe von Intranets, die den unbeschränkten Zugriff auf alle elektronischen Informationen sowie einen direkten Kontakt...

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Q-KNOW comparatively and historically charts the massive expansion of science production worldwide, extending the SPHERE project (Science Production, Higher Education Research and Development, and the Knowledge Society) to address the question: How does the quality of science develop through research collaborations? Analyzing co-authored papers published in all research-producing organizations from 1900–2020, we develop a unique bibliometric dataset based on Clarivate Analytics’ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). We investigate how scientific publication patterns advanced according to the proportion and impact of interorganizational collaborative networks, depending on collaboration portfolios among organizations in Germany (and all partner organizations worldwide) and how these patterns are leveraged to enhance scientific quality at organizational level. The Q-KNOW project directly addresses this significant black box.
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Besonders kleine und mittlere Unternehmen stehen im Zuge der Digitalisierungen hinsichtlich der Usability (Gebrauchstauglichkeit) und User Experience (Nutzererlebnis) (kurz: UUX) ihrer digitalen Produkte vor großen Herausforderungen. Das Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Usability hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, diesen Unternehmen unter die Arme zu greifen, indem es sie dabei unterstützt digitale Technologien so zu gestalten, dass sie einfach genutzt und positiv erlebt werden können.
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