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Professor Bernd Brandl

Professor in Management, Director of Research of Management and Marketing Department


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Professor in Management, Director of Research of Management and Marketing Department in the Business SchoolMHL 517 

Biography

Bernd Brandl was educated at the University of Graz and the University of Vienna (both in Austria). He started his academic career as a Lecturer at the Universities of Graz and later at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). He then took up the post as an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna (Austria) and later acted at the University of Vienna in various positions (i.e., Associate Professor and Temporary Professor). In course of his positions at the University of Vienna he acted as Head of Department (2010 – 2011) and was a member of the Board of Studies for many years. At the University of Vienna he gained his “Habilitation” in 2009 which is the highest academic qualification a scholar can achieve by his or her own pursuit in Austria (and Germany). In 2012 he moved to the United Kingdom to work as a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of York and later at the University of Newcastle.

In his research he is dealing with methodological, empirical and theoretical research questions in the fields of employment relations and international HRM. He is disseminating his research in various outlets (i.e. academic journals, policy reports, books) as well as on the occasion of research seminars and international conferences. He gave many invited presentations at seminars and conferences (including plenary and semi-plenary presentations). For many years now he is also the main coordinator (i.e. Chair) of Research Network 17 on Work, Employment and Industrial Relations at the European Sociological Association. Among various duties in this position he is organising yearly workshops and panels at conferences.

Bernd Brandl has provided policy analysis and advice for various international institutions including the European Commission (Brussels), the International Monetary Fund (Washington), and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)/United Nations (Geneva).

Since 2013 he is a member of the Advisory Committee to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND, Dublin), a specialist agency of the European Commission. In this position he participates actively at high-level European Union policy workshops and meetings in many European countries and provides input for policy reports and policy briefs which are used by European Union policy makers to make informed policy decisions.

I welcome PhD applicants interested in researching (examples):

  • the use of new technologies (such as for example analytical methods, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Mining, etc.) in HRM and industrial relations
  • the role of employer and business organizations in different countries and industries (especially in Latin American, African and Asian countries)
  • the role and effects of collective wage bargaining
  • the European and transnational coordination between trade unions and/or companies and/or business and employer organizations
  • the European governance of work and labour

Country comparative research as well as country case studies on Latin American, African and Asian countries on the topics above is very welcome.

Students interested in a PhD in the fields outlined or related areas and fields above should contact Professor Brandl via email.

Mini Biography

Bernd Brandl is dealing with methodological, empirical and theoretical research questions in the fields of employment relations and international HRM. In particular, much of his thematic and theoretical research focused on comparative cross-country analyses of different employment relations and labour market systems, institutions and policies. 

He is disseminating his research in various academic outlets (i.e. academic journals, books) as well as in reports which are relevant for informed policy/decision makers. He has given more than more than200 presentations at seminars and international conferences (including various invited plenary and semi-plenary presentations). His research is also found to be of interest by various international organizations as he worked as an advisor/consultant for various organisations (e.g. International Monetary Fund, International Labour Organization, and European Commission).

Research interests

  • HR Analytics (Big Data, AI, Data Mining)
  • Employment Relations
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Business Interest Organizations

Awarded Grants

  • 2018: European, National and Transnational Industrial (Entire View)(£255037.73 from Interreg (ERDF) Europe)
  • 2017: RECOVER: Relaunching Collective Bargining Coverage in Outsourced Services(£54200.14 from Interreg (ERDF) Europe)

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Brandl, Bernd (2022). From Factors to Actors: Networks and Network Theory in Comparative Industrial Relations. In Employment Relations as Networks: Methods and Theory. Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar New York: Routledge.
  • Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar (2022). Conclusions. In Employment Relations as Networks: Methods and Theory. Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar Routledge.
  • Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar (2022). Introduction. In Employment Relations as Networks: Methods and Theory. Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar Routledge.
  • Brandl, Bernd & Lehr, Alex (2022). International Networks and the Activities of Peak Employers’ Associations: Do As I Do? In Employment Relations as Networks: Methods and Theory. Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar Routledge.
  • Bechter, Barbara. & Brandl, Bernd. (2015). Recent Developments in European Industrial Relations. In Industrial Relations in Europe 2014. European Union. European Commission: Brussels.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2015). Much Ado About Nothing? A Comparative Analysis of the Political Effects of Social Pacts. In Økonomi og Arbejdei det 21. Århundrede: et festskrift til Flemming Ibsen. Ibsen, Christian Lyhne & Høgedal, Laust Kristian København: Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag.
  • Brandl, Bernd. (2014). Eine Untersuchung von Untersuchungen zur wahren und wahrscheinlichen Rolle der Religion in der Erklärung wirtschaftlichen Wachstums (An Investigation of analyses on the true and probable role of religion in explaining economic growth). In Religion und Kapitalismus (Religion and Capitalism). König, Robert. Ferstl & Perz, Vienna. 240-271.
  • Brandl, Bernd. & Leoni, Thomas. (2013). Gewerkschaft, Lohnfindung und Wirtschaftspolitik: Der österreichische Weg im Wandel der Zeit (Trade Unions, Wage Determination, and Economic Policy: The Austrian Way in the Course of Time). In Wissenschaft über Gewerkschaft. Brigitte, Pellar. Analysen und Perspektiven. ÖGB-Verlag, Vienna. 15-37.
  • Bechter, Barbara. & Brandl, Bernd. (2013). Overview of European, national and public sector industrial relations. In Industrial Relations in Europe 2012. European Union. European Commission: Brussels. 21-52.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2013). Benefits of Union Membership. In SAGE Sociology of Work Encyclopedia. Smith, Vicky Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. 914-917.
  • Brandl, Bernd. (2013). Collective Bargaining. In SAGE Sociology of Work Encyclopedia. Smith, Vicky. SAGE, Los Angeles et al. 98-103.
  • Baglioni, Mirella. & Brandl, Bernd. (2011). Changing labour relations between path dependency and global trends – An introduction. In Changing Labour Relations between Path Dependency and Global Trends. Baglioni, Mirella. & Brandl, Bernd. Peter-Lang, Frankfurt am Main. 9-17.
  • Traxler, Franz. & Brandl, Bernd. (2011). The economic impact of collective bargaining. In The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice. Hayter, Susan. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Northampton. 227-253.
  • Brandl, Bernd., Glassner, Vera. & Traxler, Franz. (2011). Cross-border bargaining coordination as a means of defending national labour standards. In Industrial Relations and Social Standards in an Internationalized Economy. Struck, Olaf. Rainer Hampp Verlag, München. 89-102.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2010). Perceptions about decent work: The role of self interest, ideology and moral sentiments. In Decent Work and Unemployment. Bagusat, Christiana, Keenan, William J.F. & Sedmak, Clemens Wien-Berlin-Münster: LIT-Verlag. 27-39.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2010). Die positiven Auswirkungen der Tarifbindung. In WISO Wirtschafts- und sozialpolitische Zeitschrift. 4: 79-94.
  • Brandl, Bernd. & Traxler, Franz. (2010). Differenze e analogie nelle cause dei conflitti di lavoro. In Quaderni Rassegna Sindacale. Lavoro. 11: 15-40.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2010). Dimensionen der Arbeitsbeziehungen und Streikaktivität im Ländervergleich: Eine theoretische und empirische Analyse. In Arbeitskampf und Kampf um Arbeit. Schweiger, Gottfried & Brandl, Bernd Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag. 73-100.
  • Brandl, Bernd. & Gottfried Schweiger. (2010). Perspektiven des Kampfes um und für Arbeit. In Arbeitskampf und Kampf um Arbeit. Schweiger, Gottfried. & Brandl, Bernd. VS-Verlag, Wiesbaden. 9-15.
  • Brandl, Bernd. & Christian Fölzer. (2008). Regional structural change at the interface between old and new member states: The case of Austrian regions. In The Impact of European Integration on Regional Structural Change and Cohesion. Krieger-Boden, Christiane., Morgenroth, Edgar. & Petrakos, George. Routledge, London. 119-132.
  • Brandl, Bernd. & Traxler, Franz. (2008). Das System der Lohnführerschaft in Österreich: Eine Analyse der empirischen Relevanz. In Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. 34: 9-31.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2008). The trade-off between productivity and job growth in Europe and the role of social partners in socioeconomic policy-making. In Perspectives on Work: Problems, Insights, Challenges. Neumaier, Otto, Schweiger, Gottfried. & Sedmak, Clemens. Wien-Münster: LIT-Verlag. 127-136.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2007). Automated modelling in empirical social sciences using a Genetic Algorithm. In Computer Aided System Theory. Quesada-Arencibia, Alexis, Rodriguez, José Carlos, Moreno-Diaz Jr., Roberto & Moreno-Diaz, Roberto Berlin: Springer. 912-919.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2007). Robustness of econometric variable selection methods. In Operations Research Proceedings 2006. Waldmann, K.-H. & Stocker, U.M. Berlin: Springer. 239-244.
  • Traxler, Franz., Brandl, Bernd. & Pernicka, Susanne. (2007). Business associability, activities and governance: Crossnational findings. In The Handbook of Business Interest Associations, Firm Size and Governance: A Comparative Analytical Approach. Huemer, Gerhard. & Traxler, Franz. Routledge, London. 351-403.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2006). Herausforderungen und "State of the Art“. In Ansätze bei der ökonometrischen Variablenselektion. WiSt. 35: 234-237.
  • Brandl, Bernd., Keber, Christian. & Schuster, Matthias G. (2006). Data Mining for ‘big data’ macroeconomic forecasting: A complementary approach to factor models. In Operations Research Proceedings 2005. Haasis, Hans-Dietrich. Kopfer, Herbert. & Schönberger, Jörn. Springer-Verlag, Berlin et al. 483-488.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2005). Exchange rates: Predictable but not explainable? In Data Mining with leading indicators and technical trading rules. Folia Oeconomica. 192: 195-209.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2004). Machine learning in economic forecasting and the usefulness of economic theory: The case of exchange rate forecasts. In Lecture Series on Computer and Computational Sciences. Simons, Theodore & Maroulis George 1: 964-966.
  • Beinsen, Lutz. & Brandl, Bernd. (2003). The ability of Artificial Neural Networks to exploit non-linearity by data mining models compared to statistical methods. In Operations Research Proceedings 2002. Leopold-Wildburger, Ulrike., Rendl, Franz. & Wäscher, Gerhard. Springer, Berlin et al. 510-515.
  • Brandl, Bernd (2003). Integrating exchange rate theory in data mining. In Operations Research Proceedings 2002. Leopold-Wildburger, Ulrike, Rendl, Franz & Wäscher, Gerhard Berlin: Springer. 504-509.

Edited book

  • Brandl, Bernd, Larsson, Bengt, Lehr, Alex & Molina, Oscar (2022). Employment Relations as Networks: Methods and Theory. Routledge.

Journal Article

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