Andreas Nachbagauer

Andreas Nachbagauer
Fachhochschule des bfi Wien

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October 1992 - September 2002
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
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Publications (55)
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Joint R&D&I projects and programs increase performance but entail project-related risks; namely, concurrent projects may share resources, delays may be inherited by later projects, and costs may overrun. With a project portfolio, one can better plan budgets, timelines, and risks, manage the resource-sharing of parallel projects, and map content-rel...
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For some time, the term resilience has been used in project management research to address the ability to organize under a variety of scenarios of uncertainty and sudden change, including disruptions in the form of shocks or stressors. This paper examines the prerequisites in projects, organizations, and teams as well as individuals for resilient m...
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Timing, that is selecting the right time or speed, is critical in urgent projects, yet there are few studies addressing timing in project management. This article emphasizes event time to better understand that timing is not simply a given externality and points to the importance of enacting events and urgency. Furthermore, the article distinguishe...
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Recommendations for managing complexity in projects acknowledge different levels of complexity, but often neglect the importance of (non-)repetition. This paper uses the Cynefin framework, structuring problems along the levels of simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic, and the learning loop model as simple but practical tools to sort different p...
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This project involved the formulation and test of a model of Austrian consumers' cognitive and affective responses to a vignette television commercial drama for a vacation resort area, the Halkidiki region of Greece. Results indicate that response to the commercial was both cognitive and affective with sympathy and empathy, mediating the influence...
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Die inhaltliche Dimension (Sachdimension) definiert diejenigen Themen, zu denen sinnvolle Kommunikationen und Entscheidungen in einer Organisation möglich sind. In dieser Dimension sind Pläne und Entscheidungsprogramme die zentralen Bausteine für die Organisationsstruktur. Ziele, Strategien, Leitbilder, Regeln und Richtlinien sowie Statuten und Pla...
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In der Human-Factors-Forschung geht es um menschliche Faktoren und Beschränkungen innerhalb von Kommunikations- und Entscheidungsprozessen und darum, wie Individuen, Teams und Organisationen unter Berücksichtigung dieser Einschränkungen miteinander interagieren können, um bestmögliche Ergebnisse zu erzielen: ohne Unfälle, unter optimaler Nutzung de...
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Die Sozialdimension definiert, wen die Organisation beachtet, und legt Erwartungen fest, wie Personen handeln sollen. Hierarchien und Kommunikationswege bestimmen, wer wem gegenüber rechenschaftspflichtig ist und wer mit wem worüber reden und woran zusammenarbeiten muss. Weiters werden die Beziehungen zwischen den Mitgliedern und externen Gruppen a...
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Im täglichen Sprachgebrauch werden die Begriffe Risiko, Unsicherheit und Ungewissheit oft synonym verwendet. Für das Verständnis des Handelns in Turbulenzen ist es jedoch notwendig zu differenzieren. Risiko, Unsicherheit oder Ungewissheit haben unterschiedliche Auswirkungen und müssen daher auch mit unterschiedlichen Ansätzen und Methoden gemanaged...
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Die zeitliche Dimension umfasst das Verständnis von Vergangenheit und Zukunft sowie die Konzeption von Zeitplänen und Fristen. Ebenso geht es um Geschwindigkeit und Zeitdruck, um Veränderung, Beschleunigung, Vorwegnahme der Zukunft und Fortschritt. Projekte als temporäre Organisationsform sind immer schon zeitlich gedacht: Konstitutiv für Projekte...
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In diesem Kapitel erfahren Sie, wie Projektmanager und Projektmanagerinnen sich schrittweise auf den Umgang mit unerwarteten Turbulenzen in der Projektarbeit vorbereiten, diese erfolgreich managen und im Anschluss aus ihren Erfahrungen für die Zukunft lernen können. 33 Tools für projektorientierte Organisationen und Beispiele erfahrener Projektleit...
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In diesem Kapitel erfahren Sie mehr über den Hintergrund des Buches und des Forschungsprojektes. Nach einer kurzen Vorstellung des Forschungsansatzes und der Einbettung in den Kontext bisheriger Forschungsergebnisse wird der empirische Forschungsprozess näher erläutert. Der dabei verwendete methodische Ansatz in der Tradition der grounded theory ba...
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Projekte sind auf die Integration und die Koordination der Handlungen der beteiligten Personen angewiesen, damit durch ein kohärentes und einheitliches Bündel von Maßnahmen das Projektziel erreicht werden kann. In den extremen Umgebungen, in denen fast-response organisations operieren, ist es jedoch oft eine Herausforderung, diese Integration und K...
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Komplexität ist ein Begriff, der in Unternehmen und der Wirtschaftswelt häufig, fast alltäglich, verwendetet wird, zugleich wird er gerade wegen dieser weiten Verbreitung sehr oft ungenau verwendet, daher ist zunächst eine Klärung des Inhaltes notwendig. Auf der Basis eines konstruktivistischen Zuganges und der Betonung der Beobachterperspektive we...
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Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie es trotz erhöhter Anforderungen heutzutage gelingen kann, Projekte erfolgreich zu managen. Projektorientierte Organisationen und Projekte sind konfrontiert mit sich schnell ändernden Rahmenbedingungen, unerwarteten Ereignissen und fehlenden Informationen, vielen Stakeholdern sowie Mehrdeutigkeit in der Umwelt. Wir agiere...
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Recently, there have been public concerns about the impact of emerging market multinationals. The expansion of China's multinationals to Europe and the Belt and Road Initiative is a prominent example that has kindled hope but also started to increase awareness of the long-term implications. Based on a systematic analysis of internationalization the...
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Literature and practice in interregional competition to attract new companies generally overlooks the question of whether these organizations operate sustainably and whether any efforts in attracting them are sustainable in terms of long-term existence. It is thus necessary to consider not only an organization’s long-term commitment towards a speci...
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Recently public concerns have been raised about the impact of emerging market multinationals. The expansion of China’s multinationals into Europe and the Belt and Road Initiative have been greeted positively in some quarters, but have also led to increasing awareness of the potential long term implications. This paper addresses opportunities and co...
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Risk management is strong for managing complicated and repetitive projects, for complex, unique projects however, managing the unexpected is a major success factor. By drawing on learnings from high-reliability organizations and organizational resilience, we show how project managers, project teams and the organization can improve and stabilize the...
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With the expansion of emerging market multinationals into Europe, Western domination, open regionalism, and established standards of sustainability are being put to the test. A smart public location policy can contribute to mutually beneficial and sustainable development. We propose that a smart location policy starts with the identification and se...
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Regional headquarters are in a distinct tension between the mother company, own interests and subsidiaries as they play an intermediary role. Contrary to international business theory, traditionally considering regional units to be not much more than transmission mechanisms to manage complex organizations, research in organization studies hold the...
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Concerns have recently been publicly raised about the impact of emerging market multinationals. The expansion of China’s multinationals into Europe and the Belt and Road Initiative have been greeted positively in some quarters but have also led to increasing awareness of the potential long-term implications. This chapter serves as an introduction t...
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Managing in turbulent fields was always an issue in projects, however, recommendations were often lacking understanding different degrees of complexity and neglecting the significance of (non-)recurrences of projects. In this paper, we use the Cynefin framework as simple, but practical tool to distinguish and sort distinct project settings. A 2x2 m...
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This working paper connects to theoretical insights into dealing with the unexpected in high-reliability organisations as well as in projects and project-oriented organisations on the one hand and analyses of the practice of human factors experts and project managers on the other. It examines the question, whether these practices can be transferred...
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Purpose Risk management and uncertainty in megaprojects is a flourishing topic in project management, while the unexpected is still a neglected matter. The purpose of this paper is to offer conceptual clarifications of the unexpected based on second-order-cybernetics and systems theory. While transferring findings from organisation theory to projec...
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INTRODUCTION – FROM THE EDITORS: This book contains the recent research papers, educational methods and practical experiences of PMUni members. The aim of this book is twofold. The first is sharing the recent founding within the organizations, the second is to serve as a base for practitioners to improve their current level of project management. T...
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Grounded in convictions about humans to be either valuable resources or main sources of errors, recommendations to handle the unexpected favour either calculative (planning/controlling) or ecological rationality (heuristics/simple rules). Other authors argue that the best way depends on objective conditions of task and environment, with standard op...
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This working paper explores the question which chances of transfer can be derived from special practices in high reliability organisations for successful uncertainty management in projects. For this purpose, the practices of human factors experts from aviation, medicine and emergency response organisations on the one hand, as well as those from pro...
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Some organizations try to manage complexity by transferring it into defined, controllable structures and processes, aiming at delivering outcomes in a predictable and reliable manner. Others trust a high degree of freedom at the shop-floor and team level allowing for quicker decisions and self-determined choice to successfully respond to unexpected...
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Capabilities to deal with abrupt changes in the environment have been investigated from various viewpoints, particularly in research on human factors, resilience and organisational improvisation, leaving us with divers, even contradicting recommendations. In all these approaches information, time, and processing capacity are limited, thus literatur...
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This conceptual paper, based on literature review in the field of organizational theory, especially human factors, resilience and high-reliability organizations, argues that important lessons can be drawn from these researches fields for managing complexity and uncertainty in megaprojects. By combining theoretical concepts of decision-making based...
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Project-oriented organizations face environments differing in complexity, with different degrees of maturity needed to manage uncertainty. In this chapter, the authors analyze where, when, and by whom structure or autonomy should be made use of in project-oriented organizations, and which kinds of structure and autonomy are appropriate for dealing...
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Challenged by potential disruptions in a ‘VUCA world’, characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, both organisations and project managers are in need of new procedures to manage the unexpected. Practice and theory is thus searching for fresh ideas in various areas of knowledge. In particular, research on human factors and h...
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This conceptual paper, based on intense literature review in the field of project management, human factors and organisational research, argues that important lessons can be drawn from high-reliability organisations for managing complex und uncertain projects, with regard to an open and no-blame learning culture, decentralised decision-making proce...
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Modern organisations attempt to get a grip on uncertainties and disruptive incidents by anticipating changes as early as possible. Consequently, some organisations try to manage complexity by transferring it into defined, controllable structures and processes, aiming at the ability to deliver the desired strategic outcomes in a predictable and reli...
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The " war for new locations " has recently gained wide attention. Mostly overlooked is however the question whether these establishments are sustainable in the sense of lasting for a longer period. Furthermore, most of the literature seems to define the corporation as a black-box. But concentrating on the long-term effects requires a closer look at...
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“Isolated hierarchy” companies, often to be found in the Asia Pacific region, tend to exert direct, personal and strong control over all company units; furthermore, southern multinationals are often strongly influenced by their governments. These companies have different traditions of respect for society and the environment than European ones. Sust...
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In the internationalisation process sustainability was especially examined with regard to its effects on sites in emerging markets or the local accountability of multinational corporations. Based on the notions of global responsibility and solidarity, the concept of sustainability has to be extended to include economic, social and environmental asp...
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http://www.managementdynamics.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/175 Recently, regional headquarters have gained practical importance and theoretical attention. Traditionally considered a mere transmission facility to manage complex organisations, advanced approaches, however, locate regional headquarters in a field of tension between hierarchical...
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Projektorientierte Unternehmen und Netzwerke sind gekennzeichnet von flexibilisierter und subjektivierter Arbeit. Statt eines »Normalarbeitsverhältnisses« er-wartet Projektmitarbeiter eine zeitlich begrenzte und instabile, aber tendenziell total inklusive »Lebensab-schnittspartnerschaft«. In diesem Beitrag erfahren Sie: „ welche Herausforderungen s...
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The discussion on career plateaus is marked by a diversity of operationalizations. This paper focuses on the independence of three dimensions of career plateaus and the impact they have on outcome measures in three areas: performance, work satisfaction and commitment. Data from 165 university staff and 77 school teachers confirmed the independence...

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On the behalf of the PMUni (International Network for Professional Education and Research in Process and Project Management), let us invite you to the following workshop where we celebrate the 10th anniversary of founding the Network. Considering the tradition of the organization, the workshop will be held on 20th-21st of November 2017. The location is Vienna, and organized by University of Applied Sciences BFI with the help of Corvinus University Budapest. We hope many of you can attend the workshop.
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New World of Work - Atypische Beschäftigung, Projekt- und Zeitarbeit, globalisierte Arbeitswelten