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  • 5th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks 13/3/2017

    The 5th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks with the title: “Resilience of Place: Networking in an age of division” will explore and discuss the important issues related to resilience of place, in particular, the apparent divide between urban and rural experiences and perceptions. Progress toward sustainable development requires contributions and coordination from both locales.

    Monday, May 22nd, 2017 @ WU Campus

    Invited speakers will focus on the following critical topics:
    - Building diverse, cross-scale community networks within sustainable places
    - Recognizing place as a resource for experimentation of responsive variety to provide solutions for ecological balance
    - Learning and exploring how to overcome the perceived divide

    The workshop will explore and discuss the important issues related to resilience of place, in particular, the apparent divide between urban and rural experiences and perceptions. Progress toward sustainable development requires contributions and coordination from both locales. Invited speakers will focus on the following critical topics:

    Participation is free, please register at http://fas-research.com/resilience/During the morning session speakers will present their talks. After lunch break we will continue with an interactive participatory impact analysis.
    The 5th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks are organized by Brian Fath (IIASA and Towson University), Harald Katzmair (FASresearch) and Fred Luks (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

    Invited Speakers:
    - Ika Darnhofer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics
    - Brian Fath, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Advanced Systems Analysis and Towson University; Department of Biological Science
    - Harald Katzmair, Director and Founder of FASresearch
    - Helga Kromp-Kolb, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; Zentrum für Globalen Wandel und Nachhaltigkeit
    - Verena Madner, Vienna University of Economic and Business; Urban Management and Governance
    - Felix Müller, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel; Institute for Natural Resource Conservation

     

     

  • The FAS DAX 30 Study 2016 21/6/2016

    At the 9th German Board Conference  on 16th/ 17th June, 2016 in Duesseldorf, Dr. Harald Katzmair presented the FAS Supervisory Study Germany 2016.
    Database of the study: 37.199 individuals, 2.974 affiliations (companies, clubs, …) with almost 1.500.000 relations.

  • FAS @Alpbach 2016 21/6/2016

    Harald Katzmair takes part in two breakout sessions: “The Cycle of Innovation and its Ecology” and “Resilience – Leadership in Crisis Situations”

    26.08.2016, 13:00-18:00 Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its Ecology
    http://www.alpbach.org/en/session/breakout-session-04-der-zyklus-der-innovation-und-seine-oekologie/

    29.08.2016, 09:30-12:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience – Leadership in Crisis Situations
    http://www.alpbach.org/en/session/breakout-session-10-migration-resilienz-landesverteidigung/

    The European Forum Alpbach (EFA) is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. www.alpbach.org

  • New Vienna Congress //LABs 12/6/2016

    This spring a new LAB initiated by the Austrian government and organized by the New Vienna Congress Foundation explored tools and strategies to re-strengthen the European practice of consensus making. 50 European pioneers from the fields of politics, business, science, art, religion, and civil society, tested tools and methods of consensus-oriented decision-making, developed by FASresearch and co-authored elements for a new European narrative.

    More:

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  • Future Day 2016 12/6/2016

    Harald Katzmair at this year’s Futureday 2016 on disruption and resilience. Kap Europa | Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 2016 June 16th.

     

  • FAS Manager Ranking 4/11/2015

    For the eleventh time in a row FASresearch has published its ranking of Austria’s top managers within the industrial sector.
    The highly anticipated ranking has been published in the Industriemagazin November issue: Industriemagazin

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  • Lobbyists in Brussels – The Social Network 21/10/2015

    FASresearch analyzed who is exerting and receiving the strongest lobbying pressure in the European Commission. The network is based on the meeting data published by commissioners & cabinet members (in blue) and on institutions (in red) in the EU’s transparency register. It shows both which commissioners and institution is meeting most often, but also exposes the network between institutions that participate in meetings together.

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    The focus of the network is on multiple meetings between two actors as this indicates a stronger lobbying pressure than one-off meetings. The size of nodes shows persons who participated in the most lobbying meetings, for institutions this is also weighted with their annual lobbying budget. The textboxes at the top allow searching for individual persons or institutions or filter the network to highlight nodes that took part in meetings about specific topics (e.g. TTIP, Climate, Copyright, etc.)

    Explore the Lobbying Network here: http://www.politico.eu/interactive/lobbyists-brussels-social-network-meetings-commission-strategy/

    The data analysis & network visualization was done by FASresearch, based in Vienna and Brussels, find out more on www.fas-research.com

    For further information the Magazine POLITICO provides an article on the topic: www.politico.eu/article/lobbyingnet-web-of-influence-brussels-lobbying-energy-commission-transparency/

  • TV Interview 27/8/2015

    with Harald Katzmair regarding the newly designated refugees coordinator Dr. Christian Konrad

    http://tvthek.orf.at/topic/Inland/6909379/ZIB-2/10455009/Christian-Konrad-wird-Fluechtlingskoordinator/10455024

    and on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMCfYSV9gk

    See also: FASresearch’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FASresearch

  • FAS has it’s weekly column 8/8/2015

    The Austrian magazine NEWS publishes a weekly column “Today & Tomorrow” by Harald Katzmair.

     

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    28.08.2015   The Five Basic Needs

    22.08.2015  Confounded Problems

    15.08.2015 Trapped in the Echo Chamber

    08.08.2015   Heroes of the Flight

    01.08.2015  Back to the Moment

    25.07.2015   Fulfilling Live. Happiness and Satisfaction.

    18.07.2015   Pioneering Spirit instead of Fear

    11.07.2015    Reinvent Europe

    04.07.2015   Sharpened Knives

    27.07.2015   Back to the Wells

    20.06.2015   New Stories needs the World

    13.06.2015    The daily Mass Panic

    06.06.2015   The Life of Others

    30.05.2015   Car of the Future

    23.05.2015   Beyound Song Contest

    16.05.2015   Stay on the ball

    09.05.2015   The pitcher goes to the well …

    02.05.2015   Big Brains – Small Minds

    25.04.2015   Digital Colonized

  • Women’s Networks 8/7/2015

    (Women’s – ?) Networks in Research & Economy: In June Harald Katzmair was invited keynote speaker at the biannual meeting of FEMtech and talked on women’s share in research and economy.

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    FEMtech is a programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) to promote equal opportunities in research and technology. Women should be specifically supported for this purpose and the framework conditions in industrial and extra-faculty research should be changed in such a way as to equally correspond to the needs of both women and men.

    The regular networking meetings allow participants to get acquainted with each other and exchange relevant information on the topic “Women in research and technology”. FEMtech provides information on news from the programme and highlights current topics. In addition, there is the possibility for an informal exchange and funding advice by the FFG. Daycare services are also offered for each networking meeting.

    Women and men who support FEMtech´s vision and would like to work together to improve the framework and access conditions for women in the area of technology and natural science, are sincerely invited to exchange information and experience!

    Description, fotos, PDF-download here: http://femtech.at/index.php?id=31
    Article in DER STANDARD: http://www.fas-research.com/wp-content/uploads/FAS-336-Freundinnen-Netzwerk-Der-Standard-072015.pdf

  • Champions League Final 16/6/2015

    This year’s CL final took place in Berlin, June 6th: Juventus-Barcelona 1:3

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    FASresearch analyzed the match by means of Social Network Analysis and revealed the structure of the passes. Published by “Der Standard” derstandard.at

  • 12th Salon of Pioneers 7/5/2015

    On May 6th 2015 a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listened to a vivid conversation between Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and Dr. Harald Katzmair.

    The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening on what pioneers make differently.

    Xerox and FASresearch started with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future in 2011.

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    12th Salon of Pioneers – Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

    11th Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Viktoria Kickinger, Head of INARA (Initiative for members of supervisory boards in Austria)

    10th Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Christian Kern, CEO of the Austrian Railways, ÖBB

    9th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Josef Pröll, former Austrian Federal Minister of Finance, now CEO of Leipnik-Lundenburger Invest Beteiligungs AG

    8th  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Marie Ringler (Ashoka) and Dr. Peter Bosek (Erste Bank)

    7th  Salon of Pioneers – MMag. Peter J. Oswald, CEO Mondi

    6th  Salon of Pioneers – Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service within the Austrian Federal Chancellery

    5th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach

    4th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Gabriele Payr, General Director of Wiener Stadtwerke

    3rd  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kraft-Kinz, Vice Director of Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG

    2nd Salon of Pioneers – Wolfgang Katzian, Chairman of the Union of Private Sector Employees, member of the Austrian Parliament

    1st  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO Kapsch AG, President of the Federation of Austrian Industries

     

  • GESUND. UNTERNEHMEN. ERFOLG. 11/3/2015

    FASresearch and the initiative “Nein zu Krank und Arm” invites you to take part in a top class event on Thursday, 26 of March where high-level speakers will discuss the pressing issue of “Gesund länger arbeiten”.

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    We look forward to your participation!

    E-mail: m.igler@iv-net.at

    http://neinzuarmundkrank.at/gesund-unternehmen-erfolg/

  • 4th Viennese Talks on Resilience and Networks 16/1/2015

    The 4th time FAS organizes a high level conference on resilience and networks on January 28th 2015 in Vienna.

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    You are cordially invited to participate! Participation is free, but subject to registration!
    E-mail: conference@resilienzstrategie.at or
    Phone: +43 (0) 1 886 56 29 – 114

     

  • Season’s Greetings 22/12/2014

    Best wishes and a resilient new year!

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  • FAS Managerranking 2014 30/10/2014

    For the tenth time in a row FASresearch has published its ranking of Austria’s top managers within the industrial sector.
    The highly anticipated ranking has been published in the Industriemagazin November issue: Industriemagazin

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  • TEDx Linz 2014: Re-Connect 26/9/2014

    On September 26th, 2014 Harald Katzmair talked on “The Wisdom of Resilience and Network Thinking” in Linz.

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    The Wisdom of Resilience and Network Thinking

    We are testimonials of a paradoxical world: The more connected we are trough technology and globalized trade, the more fragmentation we experience at the scale of daily, personal life. Change, movement, and speed everywhere – nonetheless the omnipresent feeling of being stuck in rigid scripts that isolate us from each other but also disconnect us from realizing our own potential. Like particles in a tornado we get pushed around, but the tornado itself doesn’t move, it stands still. How to avoid burn out given the accelerating speed, how to avoid ossification given the inflexibility of roles, institutional regimes and political ideologies from left and right? How to make decisions and navigate through the complexities and ambiguities of our world in transformation?

    Harald is a network scientist and philosopher and will share insights and wisdom of what he has learnt in the last 20 years of trying to understand our crazy and wonderful world through the lens of networks and resilience science. Turbulent stagnation is a well understood characteristic of a specific development stage within an adaptive cycle that governs complex systems ranging from natural to social and economic systems.

    Harald will show why organizations, networks and their relationships run into rigidity traps and how they get unstuck and why some organizations do better in reinventing themselves or coping with crisis. He will talk about diminishing returns of complexity, flows and gradients, pioneering, the difference of knowledge and wisdom, white space management, a new political agenda for Europe and why so much he has learnt goes back to his childhood in the floodplain forests of Linz almost 40 years ago.

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    Additional information and tickets: http://tedxlinz.at/re-connect/

  • Re-invent Media 15/9/2014

    At the Austrian Media Days Harald Katzmair discusses the role of old and new networks with Agnes Husslein (Österr. Galerie Belvedere), Axel Maireder (Universität Wien), Wolfgang Rosam (Change Communications), Armin Thurnher (Falter), Kathrin Zechner (ORF).

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  • 10th Salon of Pioneers 7/9/2014

    On September 3rd 2014 a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listened to a vivid conversation between Mag. Christian Kern, CEO of the Austrian Railways, ÖBB and Dr. Harald Katzmair.

    The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening on what pioneers make differently.

    Xerox and FASresearch started with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future in 2011.

    10th Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Christian Kern, CEO of the Austrian Railways, ÖBB

    9th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Josef Pröll, former Austrian Federal Minister of Finance, now CEO of Leipnik-Lundenburger Invest Beteiligungs AG

    8th  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Marie Ringler (Ashoka) and Dr. Peter Bosek (Erste Bank)

    7th  Salon of Pioneers – MMag. Peter J. Oswald, CEO Mondi

    6th  Salon of Pioneers – Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service within the Austrian Federal Chancellery

    5th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach

    4th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Gabriele Payr, General Director of Wiener Stadtwerke

    3rd  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kraft-Kinz, Vice Director of Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG

    2nd Salon of Pioneers – Wolfgang Katzian, Chairman of the Union of Private Sector Employees, member of the Austrian Parliament

    1st  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO Kapsch AG, President of the Federation of Austrian Industries

  • European Forum Alpbach 2014 22/7/2014

    In the context of the European Forum Alpbach 2014 the Senat der Wirtschaft organizes an experiment “Concert of Europe”. Keynote “From Chaos to Order” by Harald Katzmair.

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    http://www.senat-der-wirtschaft.at/home/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungstermine-vom-senat-der-wirtschaft/27.-28.08.2014-european-forum-alpbach-2014/

    www.alpbach.org/en/

    The European Forum Alpbach (EFA) is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. We promote the creation of a democratic society that is ready for the future. Our events provide momentum for the development of European integration.

  • Soccer World Cup 2014 13/7/2014

    New interactive network visualizations and full articles of the semi-final and final matches are now online at
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    World Cup Final: Germany vs. Argentina

    Netherlands vs. Argentina

    Brazil vs. Germany

    More Pass Networks, Duel Networks & Tactical Performance Diagnostics

  • Salon of Pioneers 4/7/2014

    On June 30th 2014 a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listened to a vivid conversation between Dr. Josef Pröll and Dr. Harald Katzmair.

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    Dr. Pröll, former Austrian Federal Minister of Finance, now CEO of Leipnik-Lundenburger Invest Beteiligungs AG, president of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and “Landesjägermeister” talked on the opportunity of crises for overall change and re-invention and how crises have strengthened his ability to master ups and downs of life and pioneer-thinking.
    The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers” with Christian Kern (ÖBB).

    Xerox and FASresearch started with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future in 2011.

    8th  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Marie Ringler (Ashoka) and Dr. Peter Bosek (Erste Bank)

    7th  Salon of Pioneers – MMag. Peter J. Oswald, CEO Mondi

    6th  Salon of Pioneers – Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service within the Austrian Federal Chancellery

    5th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach

    4th  Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Gabriele Payr, General Director of Wiener Stadtwerke

    3rd  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kraft-Kinz, Vice Director of Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG

    2nd Salon of Pioneers – Wolfgang Katzian, Chairman of the Union of Private Sector Employees, member of the Austrian Parliament

    1st  Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO Kapsch AG, President of the Federation of Austrian Industries

  • Multi-Stakeholder Discussion on Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. 19/6/2014

    Harald Katzmair takes part in a high level discussion on how to foster social innovation and social entrepreneurship and how the Social Business Initiative of the European Commission supports existing efforts.

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    The discussion shall help to answer certain questions: e.g.
    - how to establish a successful start-up and innovation culture in Austria.
    - which funding instruments shall be established.
    - which legal and political regulatory framework is necessary to foster the development of the emerging sector.

    The Stakeholder discussion with the Austrian Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection Rudolf Hundstorfer, the Austrian Federal Minister of The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Andrä Rupprechter, Member of the European Parliament Heinz K. Becker and many more takes place in Vienna at the Palais Eschenbach (1010 Wien, Eschenbachgasse 1) on Tuesday, June 24th 2014.

    The program: http://www.awsg.at/Content.Node/files/events/20140624_Multistakeholder-Gipfel_Ges_Innovationen.pdf

  • Soccer World Cup 2014 13/6/2014

    WorldCup 2014: Pass Networks, Duel Networks, Tactical Performance Diagnostics

    To fully describe soccer matches it is necessary not solely to map the positive relations, the passes between the players, in fact only the negative relations between the teams – the duels – complete the picture of a soccer encounter. Header duels, winning and losing the ball events, disruptions of the game by actions near the player who is kicking the ball, etc. show, in connection with the course of the ball within the team, the overall course of the game and provide information on tactics, planned and enforced interactions between the teams. During World Cup 2014, the team of analysts around Harald Katzmair and Helmut Neundlinger exclusively maps the pass networks and networks of duels for the newspaper Der Standard. The new duel network visualizations are designed like the well-known pass networks. Statistical reports on e.g. most frequent pass/duel partners, active and passive duels, etc. complete the analyses of each match. FASresearch soccer match analyses are accessible via the print edition of Der Standard and as well available as interactive graphics via the online edition of Der Standard. The interactive graphic shows: the pass network of each team, pointing to one player shows his most frequent pass partners (thickness of line indicates the number of passes). The tab “Zweikämpfe” (duels) shows who was in duels with whom (line connects the duel partners) and how often (thickness of line) duels took place between the players. Pointing to a player reveals his most frequent duel partners. The tab “Spielerstatistik” shows, what FASresearch analysts call the “Tactical Performance Diagnostics”, thats the functional role of each player regarding passes (x-axis) and duels (y-axis) in comparison with his teammates. Clicking on the players shows some statistics (number of passes, successfull passes, taken and delivered passes, number of duels). An extra chart visualizes the number of passes of each team over the whole period of the game. Feedback is welcome! Please post at Der Standard or mail to office@fas-research.com, Subject: Tactical Performance Diagnostics. Thank you!

    14.06.2014     Argentina-Switzerland

    Full article (German) online at Der Standard:  http://derstandard.at/2000002035280/Italienische-Hydra-englische-Starre-und-ein-Flashmob

    30.06.2014 Brazil-Chile

    Interactive visualization online at Der Standard:  http://derstandard.at/2000002444727/Verschleppungsattitueden-bei-Brasilien-vs-Chile

    22.06.2014    Belgium-Russia

    Interactive visualization online at Der Standard:  http://derstandard.at/2000002234811/Spiegelbildliche-Zaehfluessigkeit-bei-Belgien-vs-Russland

    16.06.2014 Germany-Portugal

    Interactive visualization online at Der Standard: http://derstandard.at/2000002095438/Multipel-offensive-Dominanzverwaltung-trifft-Schwerenot

    14.06.2014     England-Italy

    Interactive visualization online at Der Standard:  http://derstandard.at/2000002035280/Italienische-Hydra-englische-Starre-und-ein-Flashmob

    12.06.2014     Brazil-Croatia

     

  • FAS goes MAK 23/5/2014

    On the occasion of the 150 years jubilee of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts, the new MAK Design Lab was opened to the public. FAS is proud to present a network analysis of the production and re-production of classic chair design.

  • Networks of the Creative Industries 22/5/2014

    A newly published study on the creative industries by FAS states positive changes within their networks.

    Information (in German): LINK

    Download of Presentation: LINK

    Have a look at the video of the keynote and the visualization below.

     

  • Long Night of Research 4/4/2014

    As in previous years FASresearch used this opportunity to present its projects. We were happy to share our work with so many interested people! The “Long Night of Research” is Austria’s biggest research event. During the “Long Night of Research” universities, universities for applied sciences, non-university research institutions and companies open their doors to interested visitors.

    Please visit our facebook page for more pictures:

    www.facebook.com/FAS.research

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  • 8th Salon of Pioneers 14/2/2014

    Harald Katzmair discussed how social engagement can make a difference with Marie Ringler, Ashoka and Peter Bosek, Erste Bank.

    On February 13th 2014 a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listened to a vivid conversation between Mag. Marie Ringler (Ashoka) and Dr. Peter Bosek (Erste Bank), moderated by Dr. Harald Katzmair (FASresearch) discussing how social engagement can make a difference.
    The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”.
    Xerox and FASresearch started with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future in 2011.

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    8th Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Marie Ringler (Ashoka) and Dr. Peter Bosek (Erste Bank)

    7th Salon of Pioneers – MMag. Peter J. Oswald, CEO Mondi

    6th Salon of Pioneers – Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service within the Austrian Federal Chancellery

    5th Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach

    4th Salon of Pioneers – Dr. Gabriele Payr, General Director of Wiener Stadtwerke

    3rd Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kraft-Kinz, Vice Director of Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG

    2nd Salon of Pioneers – Wolfgang Katzian, Chairman of the Union of Private Sector Employees, member of the Austrian Parliament

    1st Salon of Pioneers – Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO Kapsch AG, President of the Federation of Austrian Industries

     

  • Changemaker Map 5/2/2014

    FASresearch & Ashoka proudly present: The “Changemaker Map”.

    We cordially invite you to participate and visit the event on February 25th in Vienna.

    Austrian Changemakers: The network of people in Austria who make a difference, people who take action, people who shape and create change. 1625 nominations: Get to know the transformers and the innovators in a variety of sectors!

    Invitation:

    What? Presentation of the “Changemaker Map”
    When? 25.02.2014, 18:30
    Where? The Hub Vienna, Lindengasse 56, 1070 Vienna
    Who? Ashoka (Marie Ringler) & FASresearch (Harald Katzmair)

    Participation is free.
    Registration required: click here

  • Coverstory 24/1/2014

    The magazine FORMAT published the FAS analysis of the 100 most powerful people in Austria.

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    The list contains not only the most important business leaders and politicians, but also master minds, bridgers between otherwise separated spheres, and watchdogs – the moral authorities.

    Take a look at the story here: FASresearch@Facebook

  • Season’s Greetings 31/12/2013

    … and a Resilient Cycle 2014!

  • FAS Key Influencer Ranking 3/12/2013

    We are proud to present: The top 200 people in The Netherlands – analyzed by FASresearch, published by Volkskrant.

    The ranking was calculated by Christian Gulas (FAS) based on a model by Wouter de Nooy (University of Amsterdam).

    For details see: Volkskrant

  • FAS Manager Ranking 2013 1/11/2013

    For the ninth time in a row FASresearch has published its ranking of Austria’s top managers within the industrial sector.

    The highly anticipated ranking has been published in the Industriemagazin November issue: “Anatomie der Macht”.

     

    “Das Karussell wird schneller”:

    Interview with Dr. Harald Katzmair, FASresearch

    Download the interview here.

     

    Top 60 Managers in pictures:

    http://www.industriemagazin.at/a/ansichtssache-die-top-industriemanager

     

    “Keine Zeit für Vereine”: Interview with Dr. Gerhard Roiss

    Read the Top 1000 Ranking here.

     

  • FAS goes YouTube 1/11/2013

    Please take a look at the FASresearch YouTube Channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/FASResearch

    Latest upload: TV-interview with Harald Katzmair for “Talk im Hangar 7″.

  • 7th Salon of Pioneers 21/10/2013

    On October 21st 2013 a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listened to a vivid conversation between MMag. Peter J. Oswald, CEO Mondi and Dr. Harald Katzmair, director of FASresearch. “Pioneering Spirit – but still stagnation?” was the title of the conversation and the following discussion at Artner in Vienna.The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”. Xerox and FASresearch started with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future in 2011.

    Take a look at the events’ pictures here!

  • FRA media meeting 3/9/2013

    Keynote by Harald Katzmair on September 3rd, Frankfurt Airport.

    FRA Medien Treff „on-air-port 2013“
    Tuesday, 3rd of September 2013
    Hilton Frankfurt Airport, THE SQUAIRE – Flughafen Frankfurt am Main

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  • Forum Alpbach 2013 28/8/2013

    In the framework of the economic symposium Harald Katzmair discusses the topic “Network of Responsibility” on August 28th.

     

    ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM

    Wednesday, 28. 08. 2013/11:00 – 13:30

     

    01 The Real Economy and Finance in the “Network of Responsibility”

    Supported by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Julius Raab Stiftung

    In addition to structural changes, our financial and economic system needs a new value-based orientation. One basic value of the eco-social market economy deserves closer attention: responsibility. A recent network analysis illustrates the roles of the real economy and finance in the “network of responsibility”. What does that mean for our financial, economic and social systems? How can we shape the future against this backdrop? What are the resulting recommendations for political decision-makers?

    Network expert and director of FASresearch Harald Katzmair will discuss the above questions interactively with:

    Stefan Empter – Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh
    Peter Haubner – Secretary-General, Wirtschaftsbund, Vienna
    Harald Mahrer – President, Julius Raab Stiftung, Vienna
    Herta Stockbauer – Member of the Managing Board, BKS Bank AG, Klagenfurt

    Chair: Helga Hackenberg – Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Berlin

  • Networks of Responsibility 22/8/2013

    FASresearch analyzed the networks of responsibility in Austria.

    More Information on this study here and at the Economic Symposium/Forum Alpbach, August 2013.

     

  • 3rd Viennese Talks 28/6/2013

    Our conference on resilience research and networks took place for the third time in a row.

    To see the Welcome Note by Harald Katzmair, FASresearch, click here (or watch on Youtube here)

    To have a look at a selection of photos: http://tinyurl.com/nr4alrw

  • 6th Salon of Pioneers 10/6/2013

    On June 3rd a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listened to a vivid conversation between Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, the Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service within the Austrian Federal Chancellery and Dr. Harald Katzmair, FASresearch. “What do Female Pioneers Make Different?” was the title of the conversation and the following discussion at the Artner in Vienna. The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”. Xerox and FASresearch started with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future in 2011.

  • When Networks fall apart – Managing Cohesion in a World under Stress 14/5/2013

    titles the 3rd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks on June 21st 2013 in Vienna. Save the Date!

     

    Info in short:

    Date: Friday, June 21st 2013, 9 am – 5 pm
    Place: House of Industry, Urban Saal, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Vienna

    Language: English

    Participation is free, but subject to registration: office@fas.at

    Organizing Committee:
    Brian Fath, Towson University & IIASA
    Harald Katzmair, FASresearch
    Klemens Riegler, Ecosocial Forum

     

    3rd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks
    When Networks fall apart – Managing Cohesion in a World under Stress

    Program June 21st 2013

    08:45 Registration

    09:15 WELCOME NOTES
    Harald Katzmair, FASresearch (AUT)
    Klemens Riegler, Ecosocial Forum (AUT)
    Brian Fath – IIASA (AUT) and Towson University (USA)

    09:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE
    Claudia Pahl-Wostl – Professor for Resources Management, University of Osnabrück (GER)

    10:15 COHESION IN NATURE
    Chair: Harald Katzmair, FASresearch (AUT)
    Brian Fath, IIASA (AUT) and Towson University (USA)
    Felix Müller, University of Kiel, (GER)
    Simone Bastianoni, University of Siena (ITA)

    12:00 Lunch break

    13:00 POLICY MAKING & GOVERNANCE AND REGIONAL COHESION
    Chair: Michaela Hickersberger, Ecosocial Forum (AUT)
    Reinhard Mechler, IIASA (AUT)
    Werner Wutscher, Ecosocial Forum (AUT)
    Ika Darnhofer, University of Vienna (AUT)

    14:45 Coffee break

    15:15 COHESION IN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
    Chair: Brian Fath, IIASA and Towson University
    Harald Katzmair, FASresearch (AUT)
    Balázs Vedres, Central University Europe, (HUN)
    Neal Gorenflo, Shareable.net (USA)

    16:45 COHESIONING Round Table
    Moderated by Klemens Riegler, Ecosocial Forum (AUT)
    Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Brian Fath, Harald Katzmair, Werner Wutscher, Fred Luks

    Output: Elements for a “Viennese Statement” as product of the workshop

    17:15 End of day

     

    3rd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks
    When Networks fall apart – Managing Cohesion in a World under Stress

    Date: Friday, June 21st 2013, 09.00am – 05.00pm
    Place: House of Industry, Urban Saal, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Vienna

    Increased global economic competition and selective pressure, obvious rising interdependence and non-linear complexity of socio-ecological systems, the almost explosive acceleration of communication and information stimuli have noticeably increased stress in our world. Stress might be caused either by a shortage or excess of resource and information intake or simply by sudden changes in the environment that threatens the biological-social integrity of an agent. In both cases agents react alike: short term increase in pulsing and speed, loss of peripheral and longitudinal sight; depletion of reserves, reduction of clustering (network density); disinvestment in structural resource cycles, and increased number of zero sum games due to lack of perceived common future. The effects of long term stress in socio-ecological networks is loss of integrity, diversity and cohesion (less organized complexity) with a diminished ability to adapt to stress or generally change behavior (lock in) which eventually might lead to collapse and regime shift.

    The outcome of stress can be found everywhere: isolation, fragmentation, over-specialization, loss of diversity, tribalization and lack of common vision are the result of a world where agents try to cope with the “aggression” of excess or shortage of resources or information and fight for maintaining their integrity as individuals. The capacity to innovate, to adapt, and to cope with change is significantly diminished.

    To understand the driving factors of networks capable to manage stress and to cope with disturbances and surprise is linked with one core question: What is it that holds socio-ecological networks together and keeping them from falling apart?

    The workshop brings together scientists, activists, and entrepreneurs from the field of systems ecology, network theory, resilience theory, urban ecology, social dynamics, etc. to discuss the role of ecological and social cohesion within the broader framework of resilience theory. The focus will be on the one hand on new insights and findings in the context of the adaptive cycle model, scaling laws, and structural fold theory. On the other hand, input will be provided from entrepreneurs and activists how to manage network cohesion in practice ranging from new technologies of sharing to new balanced score cards to manage transversal cross-scale links in organizations.

  • A comprehensive Cyber Security Strategy – Just an Illusion? 3/5/2013

    titles a discussion with Harald Katzmair at the Amerika Haus in Vienna on Thursday, May 16th 2013, 6 pm

    “A comprehensive Cyber Security Strategy – Just an Illusion?“

    Cyber crime is running rampant, while more and more people rely on the internet. Cyber security is imperative for all – the public and private sectors alike. Can a cyber security strategy meet the needs and interests of all players? Can it comprise the entire spectrum from business to national security to public services to protecting fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law?
    Is “A Comprehensive Cyber Security Strategy – Just an Illusion?” and how can it be implemented to meet all the requirements and demands?

    Participants in discussion are:

    Melissa Hathaway
    Senior Advisor, Explorations in Cyber International Relations, Harvard University

    Dieter Muhr
    Colonel (GS), Cyber Security Expert, Federal Ministry of Defense and Sports

    Gerald Karner
    CEO of Aventus GmbH; Brigadier General a.D.

    Harald Katzmair
    Social Network Consultant, Philosopher, CEO of FASresearch

    Moderated by:
    Christoph Prantner
    DER STANDARD

    Thursday, May 16th 2013, 6 pm

    Amerika Haus
    Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2
    1010 Vienna

    Registration: programs@usembassy.at

  • 5th Salon of Pioneers 27/2/2013

    “Pioneers of Sustainability” brought together a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listening to a vivid conversation between Dr. Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach and Dr. Harald Katzmair, FASresearch.

    This conversation was followed by a general discussion about the future of economy and society and a delicious dinner at Procacci, Vienna. The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”. Xerox and FASresearch started 2011 with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future.

  • Networks & Philanthropy 28/11/2012

    Harald Katzmair and Chet Tchozewski are guest editors of the December issue of the Alliance Magazine with the special focus on networks.

    Networks and philanthropy

    It is generally agreed that the social ventures funded by philanthropy are unlikely to succeed without networks to support them. The last decades have produced a wide range of practical experiences of network building and network governance (on- and offline). At the same time the factors and dynamics determining the life, growth and death of networks are now much better understood, while the rise of social media and new mobile devices offer new opportunities to scale the impact of networking. This Alliance special feature will look at why networks matter to philanthropy and how funders can best support them.

    Guest editors are Harald Katzmair, managing director of FASresearch, and Chet Tchozewski, founder of Global Greengrants Fund.

    If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to receive the December 2012 issue of Alliance magazine, discover more about the subscription options available.

    www.alliancemagazine.org

  • The Most Powerful Managers of Austria 15/11/2012

    Find the Top 10 of the FAS Manager Ranking and an interview with Harald Katzmair in the “Business – Kurier” article from November 15th 2012.

    This article features the FAS Manager Ranking 2012, including the managers of the financial sector.

    The highly anticipated ranking has been partly published in the Industriemagazin November issue: “Die neue Macht-Elite”. “Partly” because the editorial board of Industriemagazin decided to remove all those managers not directly associated with the industrial sector. This means that members of financial organizations, e.g. managers of Raiffeisen, will not show up in the ranking published in the Industriemagazin.

  • The New Networks & The Decomposition of Democracy 13/11/2012

    titles the article by H. Katzmair in the “Wiener Zeitung”. On November 14th, an event on the same topic takes place in Vienna.

     

    Article (in German): Harald Katzmair – “Die neuen Netzwerke und die Zersetzung der Demokratie” Wiener Zeitung, 13.11.2012

     

    Event (in German): Harald Katzmair – “Die neuen Netzwerke und die Zersetzung der Demokratie” Demokratie Reloaded curated by Isolde Charim, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue

    LINK

     

  • FAS Manager Ranking 2012 5/11/2012

    For the eighth time in a row FASresearch has published its ranking of Austria’s top managers within the industrial sector.

    The highly anticipated ranking has been published in the Industriemagazin November issue: “Die neue Macht-Elite”

    The editorial board of the Industriemagazin decided to remove all those managers not directly associated with the industrial sector. This means that members of financial organizations, e.g. managers of Raiffeisen, will not show up in the ranking.

    For the top 10 of the FAS Manager Ranking including the managers of the financial sector see the KURIER article: “Die mächtigsten Manager Österreichs” 15.11.2012

  • 4th Salon of Pioneers 23/10/2012

    The 4th salon of pioneers on “Smart City – Pioneer of the Urban Future” brought together a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listening to a vivid conversation between Dr. Gabriele Payr, general director of the Wiener Stadtwerke and Mag. Sandra Kolleth, Xerox. The conversation was followed by a general discussion about the future of economy and society and a delicious dinner at Procacci, Vienna. The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”. Xerox and FASresearch started 2011 with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future.

    Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO of KAPSCH AG and President of the Federation of Austrian Industries was the invited speaker at the 1st Salon of Pioneers. Wolfgang Katzian, chairman of the union GPA-djp and member of the Austrian Parliament was our guest at the 2nd Salon of Pioneers, followed by Dr. Georg Kraft-Kinz, vice director of the Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien AG, dialogue partner at the 3rd Salon of Pioneers.

  • Clubs of the Powerful 27/6/2012

    titles the coverstory of the GEWINN magazine.

    Not only the  network of the Austrian soccer clubs is discussed but also those of Rotary Clubs and Hunting Associations. In addition, the article includes networking tips by Harald Katzmair!

     

  • 3rd Salon of Pioneers 20/6/2012

    The third salon of pioneers brought together a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listening to a vivid conversation between Dr. Georg Kraft-Kinz,
    deputy general director at Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien, co-founder of various initiatives (Nein zu Arm und Krank, Wirtschaft für Integration) and Dr. Harald Katzmair, FASresearch.

    Followed by a general discussion about the future of economy and society and a delicious dinner at Procacci, Vienna. The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”.

    Xerox and FASresearch started 2011 with this event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future.

    Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO of KAPSCH AG and President of the Viennese Section of the Federation of Austrian Industries was the invited speaker at the 1st Salon of Pioneers. Wolfgang Katzian, chairman of the union GPA-djp and member of the Austrian Parliament was our guest at the 2nd Salon of Pioneers.

  • EURO 2012 13/6/2012

    Since 2004 FASresearch analyzes pass networks of soccer matches. For more information take a look here!

  • Networks and Resilience 12/6/2012

    Friday, June 15th: Lecture and discussion at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna: Harald Katzmair talks about “Networks and Resilience: Thriving in a World of Creative Destruction”

    Art as Research. Research as Art. Anything goes?
    JOUR FIXE Discussing Methods and Materials

    University of Applied Arts | Art & Science
    Expositur: 1030 Vienna, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, Room 5

    Date:   15.6.2012
    Time:   6 p.m.

    Lecture/Discussion
    Harald Katzmair

    Networks and Resilience: Thriving in a World of Creative Destruction

    www.dieangewandte.at/artscience

  • Network Conference Germany 25/5/2012

    Harald Katzmair is talking on “Social Network Analysis applied: strengths, weaknesses, future trends”.

    The interdisciplinary conference at the Goethe University focusing on “Practical use of network research” takes place in Frankfurt/Germany from May 25th to 26th.

    Program: Link.

    Harald Katzmair (FASresearch):

    Soziale Netzwerkanalyse in der Praxis: Stärken, Schwächen, nächste Entwicklungen

    Abstract:

    “If you really want to understand something, try to change it.” (Kurt Lewin)
    Die Story von der Identifikation der “wichtigen Akteure” und deren “Beeinflussung” bewegt nicht nur Machiavellisten der Macht. Legionen von ExpertInnen aus dem Feld der Werbung, des Marketing, der Kriminalistik, etc. suchen dank Web in immer größer werdenden Datensätzen nach jenen “Beeinflussern” von deren direkten und indirekten Wirkungen man sich eine Steuerung des Gesamtsystems verspricht. Der Vortrag widmet sich den Erfahrungen aus 15 Jahren angewandter Netzwerkanalyse am Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitut FASresearch im Themenfeld “Beeinflusser” und “Opinion Leader”. Dabei werden Stärken, aber auch konzeptive und epistemologische Grenzen der “traditionellen” akademischen Sozialen Netzwerkanalyse an praktischen Fallbeispielen thematisiert und sich daraus ableitende Forschungsfragen besprochen.

  • Social Capital & Resilience 24/4/2012

    Social Capital and Resilience – Adaptive Networks within a World of “Creative Destruction” titles Harald Katzmair’s article, published in “Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter”.

    Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter 2012/1
    Title: Das Kapital 2.0
    59. Jahrgang, ISSN: 1605-8704

     

    Abstract

    Harald Katzmair: Social Capital & Resilience – Adaptive Networks within a World of “Creative Destruction”

    J. A. Schumpeter´s iconic metaphor of capitalism as continuous process of “creative destruction” perfectly synthetizes the two basic forces at work in the evolution of organizations and markets: at the one hand the creative forces of mutation and recombination which connect and synthesize elements in a formerly unknown manner and build up new types of organized complexity. On the other hand the analytic forces of dissolution, dissection and destructuralization which decompose existing formulas of resource allocation.

    The social capital (= the value of being connected) embedded within a relational process corresponds with the capability to activate and deactivate different structural forces to adapt morphologically to the different stages (pioneer stage, prime and maturity stage, release and reorganization stage) of the eco-cycle of innovation. Adaptability in this context is referring to the ability and capacity of a person, organization, city, region etc. to maintain integrity, to retain its complexity and capacity for self-organization and control over certain aspects of its environment within specific structures and goal functions through time. Social Capital Management in this regard is defined as ensemble of strategies and tactics for organizing and integrating network partners at different stages, scales and functional roles of the adaptive cycle with the goal to strengthen the capacity, capability and culture of an individual/organization/region etc. to explore opportunity and provide value within an existing or new threshold of a specific institution, market and/or community even under critical conditions (resilience management).

    The different roles of closure networks, structural holes networks and structural fold networks within the adaptive cycle are discussed; the new concepts of fast and slow social capital and adaptive cross-scale networks are proposed.

  • European Diversity & Inclusion Congress 6/3/2012

    Harald Katzmair talked at EDIC Lab 1 on “Diversity as Strategy to Hedge the Risks of Uncertainty”

    Complex systems such as human beings, organizations, cities, nations, belief systems and cultures are cycling through an ongoing process of growth, maturation, disintegration and reorganization. Each stage has a different profile and different characteristics in terms of internal and external network complexity, diversity of codes, development potential and returns on investments.
    Harald Katzmair invited attendees to reflect on the current series of crises and challenges being faced by western societies as typical for mature systems close to disintegration while addressing the urgent need for new rules and strategies, more ambiguity, more diversity, more opening up new opportunities in the society. Attendees learned more about how social networks are driving diversity as a strategy to hedge the risks of uncertainty.

    www.diversityleadership.eu

  • 2nd Austrian Day of Supervisory Boards 1/3/2012

    “The impact of networks on activities of supervisory boards” titles the talk of Harald Katzmair at the 2nd Austrian Day of Supervisory Boards in Vienna.

     

    2. Österreichischer Aufsichtsratstag

    Aufsichtsorgane sind – gerade in wirtschaftlich herausfordernden Zeiten – als Hüter des Unternehmenswohls besonders gefordert und haben die Geschäftsführung des Unternehmens unter den Augen zahlreicher Beteiligter – Anleger, Unternehmerfamilien, öffentliche Eigentümer und nicht zuletzt der Politik, Medien und einer kritischen Öffentlichkeit – zu überwachen.

    International erfahrene Praktiker und Lehrende tragen vor und diskutieren mit den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern über aktuelle Themen im Kontext unterschiedlicher Aufsichtsratstypen (moderiert durch Dr. Viktoria Kickinger).

     

    13:30 – 13:35
    Begrüßung durch den Rektor der WU Wien
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Badelt

    13:35 – 14:20
    Wirken sich Interessenkonflikte in unterschiedlichen Aufsichtsräten verschieden aus?
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Kalss, LL.M. (Florenz)

    14:20 – 15:10
    Passt die Corporate Governance für Banken im Lichte des EU-Grünbuchs tatsächlich für alle Gesellschaften?
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marco Becht

    15:10 – 15:30
    Kaffeepause

    15:30 – 16:20
    Compliance in Deutschland – tatsächlich ein Vorbild für Österreich?
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Dauner-Lieb

    16:20 – 17:00
    Die Wirkung von Netzwerken auf die Aufsichtsratstätigkeit
    Dr. Harald Katzmair

    17:00 – 17:30
    Kaffeepause

    17:30 – 19:00
    Podiumsdiskussion: „Aufsichtsrat ist nicht gleich Aufsichtsrat“
    (moderiert durch Univ.-Prof. Dr. Werner H. Hoffmann), mit:

    Dkfm. Heidegunde Senger-Weiss
    Dr. Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer
    Dipl.-Ing. Leopold Miedl
    Dr. Gabriele Payr

  • 2nd Salon of Pioneers 28/2/2012

    The second salon of pioneers brought together a high level group of CEO’s and policy makers listening to a vivid conversation between Wolfgang Katzian, chairman of the union GPA-djp and member of the Austrian Parliament and Harald Katzmair, FASresearch.

    Followed by a general discussion about the future of economy and society and a delicious dinner at Procacci, Vienna. The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”.

    Xerox and FASresearch started 2011 with an event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future.

    Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO of KAPSCH AG and President of the Viennese Section of the Federation of Austrian Industries was the invited speaker at the 1st Salon of Pioneers.

  • Night of Research 17/2/2012

    FAS contributes to the national awareness raising campaign Lange Nacht der Forschung on April 27th.

     

    news_logo_lange-nacht-der-forschung-2012_20120217
    FASresearch

    Wirtschaft, Politik und Innovation sind getrieben von sozialen Netzwerken. Erfolgreicher und nachhaltig wettbewerbsfähig sind Personen und Organisationen mit den besseren Netzwerken. Zugang und Nutzung von Netzwerken sichern Einfluss und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten, die in einer immer unberechenbarer werdenden Welt robustes Handeln ermöglichen.

    FASresearch ist seit über 15 Jahren führendes Forschungs- und Beratungs-Unternehmen in der Analyse und strategischen Interpretation von Einfluss- und Machtnetzwerken für Marketing, Sales, Public Affairs und Innovationspolitik und zeigt in der Langen Nacht der Forschung Anwendungsbeispiele aus internationalen Projekten. Kurzvorträge und die Bilder der Netzwerkgalerie ermöglichen einen Einblick in die spannende Welt der Netzwerkforschung.

     

    Die Welt der sozialen Netzwerke
    Sozialwissenschaften

     

    Die Welt der sozialen Netzwerke und die Netzwerkanalyse stehen im Mittelpunkt dieser Station.

    Eine Netzwerkgalerie zeigt Anwendungsbeispiele der Netzwerkanalyse und Network AnalystInnen der FASresearch halten Kurzvorträge zu Netzwerken in Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Sport und stehen für Fragen und persönliche Gespräche zur Verfügung.

    Was heißt es “besser vernetzt” zu sein? Mit der sozialen Netzwerkanalyse kann man Netzwerke erfassen, visuell darstellen und im Hinblick auf ihr Potenzial bewerten.

    Die Station von FASresearch beantwortet Fragen zur Vernetzung in Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Sport. “Wie sieht das Netzwerk der wirtschaftlichen Macht in Österreich aus?” heißt einer der Kurzvorträge und “Der Ball im Netz” zeigt, wie mit Hilfe der Netzwerkanalyse auch Fussballspiele untersucht werden können.

    Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch zwischen 16:30 und 20:00!

  • Values for Survival 23/1/2012

    The German Werte-Index 2012 stresses again the importance of values for resilient organizations and features an interview with network strategist Katzmair.

    The article (in German!) at the website of Werte-Index 2012:  LINK

    The interview (in German!) at the website of Werte-Index 2011:  LINK

  • Seasons Greetings 31/12/2011

    Mit den besten Wünschen für ein erfolgreiches Navigieren durch das Jahr 2012!

  • Networks of Innovation in Vienna 15/12/2011

    Networks, actors, and roles of various innovation sectors in Vienna were analyzed by FASresearch.
    The study, commissioned by INITS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien and Wirtschaftsagentur Wien helped to identify keyplayers in the sectors bioengineering, renewable energies, e-mobility, new media, and material sciences. Harald Katzmair presented the results and discussed their implications together with sector’s representatives on December 13th 2011 in the Haus der Musik (Vienna City). More information (in German) and downloads see:  LINK

  • FAS Key Influencer Ranking of The Netherlands 28/11/2011

    de Volkskrant has published the FAS ranking of the top 200 influencers in The Netherlands

    The Ranking was published by the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant on 6th of November 2011. The ranking is based on a model developed by Wouter de Nooy (University of Amsterdam).

  • FAS Manager Ranking 2011 14/11/2011

    For the seventh time in a row FASresearch has published its ranking of Austria’s top managers. Among a network of 95.000 persons & 20.000 companies, interest groups, and associations the top 1000 keyplayers within the Austrian industrial sector were identified.

    The highly anticipated ranking has been published in the Industriemagazin November issue: “Generation 2020″
    Industriemagazin Nr. 11

     

  • Key Influencer Rankings 2/11/2011

    for Austria and The Netherlands are calculated by FASresearch and will be published soon.

    The Dutch Newspaper Volkskrant will publish the ranking of the top 200 key influencers.
    For the Austrian Industriemagazin November issue FASresearch has prepared a ranking and visualization of Austrian top managers.

  • Review “Formula of Power” 5/7/2011

    “Was Macht ausmacht” titles Dagmar Deckstein’s review of the book “Formel der Macht” in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (July 2nd 2011).

  • Report: Chancellor Check 22/6/2011

    at mid-time of the legislative period an ORF broadcast took stock of the Austrian chancellor’s performance. Comments of Harald Katzmair, expert on power & networks.

  • Event: Resilience 20/6/2011

    “Resilience! How environment and economy deal with stress” is the title of an evening event on June 20th in Vienna. Harald Katzmair gives a talk on “Managing Resilience”. The event is part of the Bank Austria lectures on sustainability “Economy meets Environment” – in cooperation with Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.

     

    Talks:

    “Resilience, a component of ecological stability” Prof. Dr. Axel Schopf (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)

    in substitution of Dr. Christian Rammel:

    “Managing Resilience” Dr. Harald Katzmair (FASresearch, Vienna, New York)

    Moderation: Dr. Fred Luks (Bank Austria)

    Where: Oktogon,  Schottengasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna
    When: June 20th, 6 pm

     

    Please register: laura.morawetz@boku.at
    Information: INVITATION “Resilienz! Wie Umwelt und Wirtschaft mit Belastungen umgehen” PDF

  • Salon of Pioneers 31/5/2011

    Xerox and FASresearch started with an event series on the importance of pioneer-thinking and pioneer-values for our future.

    The first salon of pioneers brought together a high level group of CEOs and policy makers listening to a vivid conversation between Mag. Georg Kapsch, CEO of KAPSCH AG and President of the Viennese Section of the Federation of Austrian Industries and Dr. Harald Katzmair, FASresearch. Followed by a general discussion about the future of economy and society and delicious dinner at Procacci, Vienna. The participants experienced an entertaining and informative evening and are looking forward to the next “Salon of Pioneers”.

    Description (in German):

    Mit Pioniergeist gegen die Stagnation
    Xerox und FASresearch luden zum „1. Salon der Pioniere“
    Wien, 16. Juni 2011 –

    „Wer sind unsere Pioniere der Zukunft?“ Diese Frage diskutierte kürzlich Mag. Georg Kapsch, Unternehmer und Präsident der Industriellenvereinigung Wien, im Gespräch mit Dr. Harald Katzmair, Gründer von FASresearch, im Rahmen des „1. Salon der Pioniere“ von Xerox Austria und FASresearch. Unter den hochkarätigen Gästen befanden sich Mag. Maria Vassilakou, Vizebürgermeisterin der Stadt Wien und amtsführende Stadträtin für Verkehr, Klimaschutz, Energieplanung und BürgerInnenbeteiligung, Dr. Georg Kraft-Kinz, Generaldirektor-Stellvertreter der Raiffeisenlandesbank NOE-Wien, sowie DI Friedrich Stickler, Generaldirektor-Stellvertreter der Österreichischen Lotterien.

    Mag. Sandra Kolleth, stv. General Manager von Xerox Austria, eröffnete die Veranstaltung und machte deutlich, warum der Salon initiiert wurde: „Dieser erste Salon war der Startschuss einer Veranstaltungsreihe, die wir zum Meinungs- und Wissensaustausch, aber auch zur Unterhaltung in exklusiver Runde, nutzen wollen. Er soll die Horizonterweiterung und den Pioniergeist fördern und fügt sich damit nahtlos in aktuelle gesellschafts- und wirtschaftspolitische Diskussionen ein. Xerox,
    die sich in den letzten Jahren von einem reinen Technologie- zu einem Dienstleistungsunternehmen gewandelt hat und heute Marktführer im Bereich Dokumenten- und Geschäftsprozessoutsourcing ist, möchte mit dem Salon eine Plattform für die ernsthafte Diskussion brennender Fragen bieten: Wie wird Veränderung möglich, wie kann Pioniergeist stagnierende Rahmenbedingungen in Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik überwinden?“

     

    Drei Handlungsfelder für Pioniere

    Georg Kapsch plädierte am Beginn des Gesprächs mit Harald Katzmair dafür, eine Vision für Österreich zu entwerfen: „Es muss sich endlich etwas bewegen. Beispielsweise müssen wir besser vermitteln, warum wir zu Europa gehören und warum Europa insgesamt gut für Österreich ist. Es geht darum, klar zu machen: Wo liegt die Zukunft, welche Chancen gibt es und welche Maßnahmen sind zu setzen.
    Wenn wir uns in 20 Jahren wieder treffen, wünsche ich mir ein gesellschaftspolitisch offenes Land, in das Menschen von überall her kommen möchten, weil es hier viel zu erleben und Wissen zu erwerben gibt. Ein Land, in dem man sich gern niederlassen und mitgestalten möchte.“ Deshalb gehe es darum, mit Pioniergeist den Stillstand zu durchbrechen und hier sehe er drei wesentliche Handlungsfelder: Bildung, Forschung & Entwicklung, Sanierung des Budgets.

    „Wir müssen uns stärker auf die Zukunft als auf die Vergangenheit und Gegenwart konzentrieren. Dabei steht Bildung an erster Stelle. Wir müssen zu allererst in die Basis, in Allgemeinbildung, investieren und in zweiter Linie in die Fachausbildung. Dafür gehören die Strukturen geändert und kräftig investiert. Es ist der falsche Ansatz, bei Bildung zu sparen“, umriss Kapsch das erste Handlungsfeld, das Pioniergeist für die Veränderung benötige.

    Im Bereich Forschung & Entwicklung ginge es nicht darum, sich an Benchmarks zu orientieren, führte Kapsch weiter aus, sondern am Output und sich zu fragen, wie die Stärken eines Landes, die historisch gewachsen sind und erarbeitet wurden, weiter verstärkt werden können. Deshalb gebe es von ihm ein klares Ja zum produzierenden Standort Österreich, ohne den langfristig auch die heimische Forschung & Entwicklung verloren ginge. Katzmair pflichtete bei, Benchmarks nicht als das Um und Auf für jede Orientierung zu betrachten: „Eine Benchmark liefert mir zwar eine Skala und das macht die Einordnung leichter. Aber nehmen Sie die Universitätsvergleiche her: Ich kann die Uni Wien nicht mit Stanford vergleichen. Es geht eher darum, zu überlegen, welches Potenzial erkennbar ist und welche Visionen es für die zukünftige Entwicklung gibt.“

    Als drittes Handlungsfeld, um aus der „Erstarrung“ herauszukommen, nannte Kapsch die Sanierung des Budgets. „Wir alle, auch die Industrie, sind gefordert, unseren Beitrag zur Sanierung des Budgets zu leisten. Große Brocken wie die Pensionsreform oder die Reform des Gesundheitswesens müssen endlich angegangen werden.“ Dafür sei die Entwicklung eines Gesamtkonzepts, das auf Verteilungs- als auch Leistungsgerechtigkeit beruhe, notwendig, aber das fehle momentan.

     

    Pionierleistung mit Tragweite

    Kapsch meinte, dass große Pionierarbeit besonders im Bereich Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien geleistet wurde: Das Internet beispielsweise habe die Welt auf den Kopf gestellt, neue Technologien könnten viel Positives bewirken. Kapsch: „Ohne das Internet wären Entwicklungen wie heute in Nordafrika und im Nahen Osten nicht möglich und ohne IKT wäre die Globalisierung der Wirtschaft undenkbar gewesen.“

     

    Echte Pioniere?

    Und wer ist eigentlich ein Pionier und welche Eigenschaften sind damit verknüpft? „Pioniere müssen mutig sein, dürfen keine Angst haben, zu versagen, dürfen keine Hintertür offen lassen, müssen neugierig sein und etwas verändern wollen. Und nicht zuletzt sollten sie Verantwortungsbewusstsein haben“, fasste Kapsch zusammen. Als Beispiele für „echte Pioniere“ nannte er den Sozialreformer Robert Owen oder Gelehrte wie Leonardo da Vinci oder Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Auch Unternehmer oder Mediziner hätten mit vermeintlich kleinen Erfindungen große Wirkung erzielt.

    Katzmair fragte abschließend, was denn zu tun sei, um Pioniere und den Pioniergeist zu fördern. Kapsch: „Wir müssen Menschen fordern und fördern. Und damit ist früh zu beginnen. Wir müssen unsere Kinder motivieren und neugierig machen, denn nur so entwickelt sich ein Pioniergeist, den wir für die Zukunft brauchen“.

  • Alpbach Economic Symposium 31/5/2011

    Harald Katzmair participates at Working Group 06.

    Save the Date: August 31, 2011
    European Forum Alpbach – Alpbach Economic Symposium

     

    Live Experiment: Profit or Common Welfare?
    with: Harald Katzmair (FASresearch), Franz Küberl (Caritas Österreich), Claus Lamm (Uni Wien, Fakultät für Psychologie), Helmut Lind (Sparda Bank München eG)

     

    Congress Centrum Alpbach, Hotel Böglerhof
    Wednesday, August 31 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm

    www.alpbach.org

  • Resilience Conference Documentation 27/5/2011

    The documentation of the 2nd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks includes the speakers presentations, audio & video files and fotos.

    Watch Videos of the 2nd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks on our FAS Youtube-Channel.

  • Resilience Mapping 26/5/2011

    An article on FAS’ Resilience Mapping was released at the website of the APA-Austria Press Agency (in German).

  • Program & Abstracts online! 24/5/2011

    About 100 registered participants will listen to great talks at the 2nd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks.

    We are very happy to be part of the organizing team and want to express our sincere thanks to the speakers for their time and efforts!

  • 3rd Future Forum on Adult Education 20/5/2011

    Alone or Together?

    Networks and cooperations in adult education is the topic of a conference in Vienna, June 6th -8th. Harald Katzmair holds a keynote on “Networking Competencies”.

    Location: Urania, Wien/Vienna
    Date: 6th to 8th of July 2011

    Keynotes:
    John Field (GB) >Adult Education and Networks<

    Franja Centrih (SLO) >Learning Regions/Regional Networks<

    Harald Katzmair (A) > Networking Competences<

     

    More information here.

  • Only Values Enable Our Future 20/5/2011

    Network strategist Katzmair explains the features, which make a network resilient, how companies can remain capable of strategic acting and why values really make a difference.

    The Interview (in German!) at the website of Werte-Index 2011:  LINK

  • 2nd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks 10/5/2011

    Already for the second time FASresearch organizes this conference with internationally recognized and renowned researchers to discuss new perspectives on growth, development, science and innovation in instable times. May 26th 2011, 9 am – 6 pm.

    Resilience is about the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop. To facilitate the emergence of resilient systems and actors will become a main challenge for politics, economy, and society in our increasingly instable world.

    We cordially invite you to participate in our second high profile workshop with international experts from the fields of resilience research & network theory. Listen to talks and statements of international top experts, addressing these fundamental questions!

     

    When? May 26th 2011, 09 am – 06 pm
    Where? Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Wien/Vienna – Austria
    Language? English
    Registration: Participation is free for all, but subject to registration.
    Please register by sending an e-mail to: office@fas.at

    Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order):
    Fath Brian, Towson University and IIASA
    Katzmair Harald, FASresearch
    Neurath Wolfgang, Austrian Ministry for Science & Research
    Sommer Roland, Federation of Austrian Industries

     

    Program of the 2nd Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks

    Keynote: Seeking Sustainability with Both Eyes Open
    Robert Ulanowicz, Prof. em. of Theoretical Ecology, University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

     

    Panelists (in alphabetical order):

    Joanne Bayer – IIASA (AUT)
    Global Networks for Insuring Catastrophic Risks

    John Casti – IIASA (AUT)
    Resilience, Complexity and Extreme Events

    Brian Fath – Biology Department, Towson University (USA)
    Ecosystem Resilience and the Adaptive Cycle

    Thomas Fundneider – TheLivingCore (AUT)
    Paradigm of Enabling and Enabling Spaces

    Lance Gunderson – Emory University (USA)
    Adaptive Governance Networks and Ecological Resilience

    Harald Katzmair – FASresearch (AUT)
    Managing Resilience: Principles & Strategies for Building Cross-Scale Networks

    Felix Müller – University of Kiel (GER)
    Resilience as an Emergent Ecosystem Property

    Jan Sendzimir – IIASA (AUT)
    Stalled regime transition in the upper Tisza River Basin: the dynamics of linked action situations

    Sergio Ulgiati – Parthenope University of Naples (IT)
    Resource basis and resilience of urban systems along the transition to high-information and low-resource intensity future

    Balázs Vedres – Center for Network Science at Central European University (HUN)
    Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups

  • The Formula of Power 2/5/2011

    titles the hot off the press book by Harald Katzmair & Harald Mahrer, which answers pressing questions on the transformation of power and it’s management.

    This books explains the 101 of networks and networking, and conceptualizes a value-driven new way of power, that enables persons, organizations, and societies to withstand turbulent times and to handle cycles of change.

    Power = Resources x Networks

    Hidden networks criss-cross each country. Networks, that make things run smootlhy, make problems disappear, and foster careers. They start in offices with a view, step by in close circles of friends, and end up in the center of politics. Networks of power determine our lifes.
    The authors show how power acts and works, who controls the game of power, who is part of the game and who stands by and watches. They tell as well, that influence is seldom a lucky gift, but almost always the result of diverse resources combined in the right way. Because power follows a simple formula: Power = Resources x Networks.

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    Authors:
    Harald Katzmair
    Harald Mahrer

    Title:
    Die Formel der Macht

    Publisher:
    ECOWIN Verlag (c) 2011

    ISBN: 978-3-7110-0003-3

     

    The book release is accompanied by a series of events, where different aspects and key elements of the book are presented and discussed:

    May 5th, 2011 – The Power of the Media
    May 11th, 2011 – How to shape Austria’s Future
    June 9th, 2011, 18:30 – Presentation, Manz’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Wien

  • The Power of the Media 2/5/2011

    In the curse of the publication of the book “The Formula of Power” the authors Harald Katzmair & Harald Mahrer discuss the subject with:

    Richard Grasl, Director, ORF
    Laura Rudas, Secretary-General, SPÖ
    Oliver Voigt, Director, Media Group “Österreich”
    Stefan Wallner, Secretary-General, DIE GRÜNEN

    Moderated by: Eva Weissenberger, Editorial Journalist, Kleine Zeitung

    Event: “The Power of the Media”
    When: May 5th 2011, 07:00 p.m.
    Where: Kommunalkredit, Türkenstraße 9, 1090 Wien

    news_zeitungsseiten_die-formel-der-macht_20110502

    Authors:
    Harald Katzmair
    Harald Mahrer

    Title:
    Die Formel der Macht

    Publisher:
    ECOWIN Verlag (c) 2011

    ISBN: 978-3-7110-0003-3

    The book release is accompanied by a series of events, where different aspects and key elements of the book are presented and discussed:

    May 5th, 2011 – The Power of the Media
    May 11th, 2011 – How to shape Austria’s Future
    June 9th, 2011 – Presentation, Manz’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Wien

  • How to Shape Austria’s Future 2/5/2011

    is the topic of debate in the curse of the book release “Die Formel der Macht”. May 11th, 2011, 07.30 pm

     

    The authors Harald Katzmair and Harald Mahrer in discussion with:

    Stephan Pernkopf, member of the provincial government
    Therese Mitterbauer, Young Industry

    Event: “How to Shape Austria’s Future”
    When: May 11th, 2011, 07.30 p.m.
    Where: Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Wien
    Registration: presse@ecowin.at

    Additional photos at: Facebook

     

    The book release is accompanied by a series of events, where different aspects and key elements of the book are presented and discussed:

    May 5th, 2011 – “The Power of the Media”
    May 11th, 2011 – “How to shape Austria’s Future”
    June 9th, 2011 – “Presentation, Manz’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Wien”

  • Interesting Interview 13/4/2011

    Dietmar Ecker in conversation with Harald Katzmair (in German).
    LINK

  • Digital vs. Analog? 28/2/2011

    Harald Katzmair discusses with Nokia Austria Country Manager Mag. Giesswein strength and weaknesses of on- and offline networking in the context of business.
    In the framework of e-Day organized by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce a panel discussion on “Networks of the Future – Digital vs. Analog?” takes place on March 3rd in Vienna.

    Trendforum der Jungen Wirtschaft
    Netzwerke für die Zukunft – analog vs. digital?

    03.03.2011 17:30 – 19:00
    Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Wien

    Panelists:
    Markus Roth, Bundesvorsitzender der Jungen Wirtschaft, Unternehmer
    Dr. Harald Katzmair, Netzwerkprofi und wissenschaftlicher Leiter von FASresearch
    Mag. Martin-Hannes Giesswein, Nokia Austria Country Manager

     

  • Circuits of Profit 23/2/2011

    FASresearch helped to organize this international conference on Business Network Research in Budapest. Harald Katzmair is chair of the panel “Pharma & Marketing”. As an invited speaker he is going to give a talk on the business applications of network science in the Pharma sector and marketing.
    Harald is member of a roundtable discussion at the end of the conference with all the invited speakers (Hamid Benbrahim, Alberto Calero, Harald Katzmair, Valdis Krebs) who will sum up the sessions and will discuss about the future of network research in business.

    Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference 2011 – Budapest

    Time: June, 6th 2011
    Location: Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary, Nador u. 9

    The aim of this international conference is to bring together applied network researchers and practitioners (marketing, HR, business consultants, management, sales, PR, training & development, etc.) to discuss experiences in applying network science to problems in the financial, telecom and pharmaceutical sectors as well as areas including organizational development, political lobbying, and social media.

    Recently there have been many studies on the different business applications of social network analysis. However, due to the lack of relevant information companies still have misconceptions about the power of network analysis and only a few of them have realized the business opportunities behind it.

     

    Keynote by Harald Katzmair:

    Evidence Based Mapping in Pharma.
    Network Strategy Consulting in KOL Management, Marketing, Regulatory & Market Access.

    Starting back in the late 1950ies with Coleman’s classical study on the diffusion of a new antibiotic drug funded by Pfizer there is along history of network thinking in pharma and health care industry. Identifying opinion leaders among physicians and building relationships with key people (“KOL” – Key Opinion Leader) to accelerate diffusion and increase acceptance of a drug are key tasks for successful product management. SNA has proven to be a highly effective tool to pinpoint key people and key relationships. The first part of the talk will start to outline examples of successful application of SNA models in KOL management, pharma marketing and market access over the last 15 years at FASresearch, a social network consultancy located in Vienna and New York. The second part is dealing with the more fundamental theoretical question about the value of the concept of the “opinion leader” in pharma marketing and marketing in general. The talk is suggesting a much more differentiated picture about the cause and dynamic of influence. The limits of a centrality measure focused standard application of SNA are shown. As an alternative to a node centric understanding of SNA the conceptual framework of Evidence Based Mapping®, developed at FASresearch over the last 5 years, will be presented.

  • Climate research networks 22/2/2011

    FAS recently won a grant of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund to research the networks of political, scientific and commercial actors within the field of European climate research.

    The consortium of the 2-years project consists of: FASresearch (coordinator), University of Vienna (Institute of Political Science), University of Natural Ressources and Applied Life Sciences, the Catholic Theological University Linz and the Denkstatt.

    Funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund of the Federal State

  • Customer Recruitment by Viral Marketing 14/2/2011

    “Understanding Networks: Customer Recruitment by Viral Marketing”

    talk by Harald Katzmair on invitation by the Marketing Club Austria

  • FAS Volkskrant Key Influencer Ranking 14/12/2010

    FASresearch has generated the ranking of the Top-200 Key Influencers in the Netherlands.
    The Ranking was published by the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant on December 11th 2010 and is based on a model developed by Wouter de Nooy (University of Amsterdam).

     

  • From Idea to Market to Idea 30/11/2010

    Harald Katzmair’s keynote focuses on the cycle of business innovation from the perspective of resilience research. Katzmair talks about how to build and maintain resilient networks as the most valuable resource for entrepreneurial success and regional development.

     

    The festivity takes place on the occasion of the celebration of the first hundred business start-ups supported by the academic business incubator INITS.

     

    Location: Vienna, Raiffeisen-Forum, 1020 Wien
    Date: November 30th 2010 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Welcoming speech: Rector Georg Winckler (University of Vienna)

     

    INITS offers support, advice and funding for academics who aim to start up their own company.

  • Todays’ Heroes: Yes we can!? 11/11/2010

    Discussion with Harald Katzmair, Gabriela Spiegelfeld, and Bettina Gneisz-Al-Ani, November 29th, 2010 in Vienna.

     

    HELDEN VON HEUTE: YES, WE CAN!?

    On concepts of “heroes” in business and politics.

    November, 29th, 2010, Start: 6:00 p.m.
    Hotel Hilton | Am Stadtpark 3, 1030 Wien

    LINK

     

    Manuela Bruck │ Henrietta Egerth │ Daniela Enzi │ Eva Glawischnig │ Sophie Karmasin | Patricia Pawlicki │ Bettina Gneisz-Al-Ani │ Dagmar Lang │ Annabell Loebell | Christine Marek | Eva Machart │ Regina Prehofer │ Ulli Sima | Danielle Spera | Gabi Spiegelfeld │ Brigitte Wolf are looking forward to meeting you!

    R.S.V.P. till November 25th 2010

  • ESF’s conference 9/11/2010

    Harald Katzmair will talk on “Understanding Networks – Linked Collaboration” at ESF’s annual conference in Vienna.

    The ESF’s (European Social Fund) annual conference 2010 takes place in Vienna on November 23rd.

    Program:
    11:00 am Opening statement by Federal Minister Rudolf Hundstorfer
    12:10 am Harald Katzmair will talk on “Understanding Networks – Linked Collaboration”

     

    ESF in Austria

    The European Social Fund (ESF) supports people in developing their abilities and contributes to their employment prospects. The intention is to equip Europe’s workforce and employers for the new and global challenges.

  • FAS Manager Ranking 2010 8/11/2010

    The sixth time in a row FASresearch has published its ranking of Austria’s top managers. Among a network of 50.000 persons within the industry the Top 600 keyplayers were identified.

     

    The highly anticipated ranking has been published in the Industriemagazin November issue: “Von Buben, Damen und Königen”

  • WNW-MED a new Initiative 13/10/2010

    A new initiative for the promotion of women scientists in academic medicine will be presented with a roundtable on October 19th in Vienna. Welcome adress by the Austrian Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek.

    WNW-MED: Eine Initiative zur Förderung von Frauenkarrieren an der MedUni Wien stellt sich vor

    von:19.10.2010 17:00
    bis: 19.10.2010 19:00

    Ort: Jugendstil Hörsaal, Medizinische Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 23, Rektoratsgebäude BT 88, 1090 Wien
    Es sprechen: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schütz, Rektor der MedUni Wien

    Begrüßung und Geleitworte

    Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Bundesministerin für Frauen und Öffentlichen Dienst
    Bedeutung von Netzwerken zur Karriereförderung

    Ao. Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos, Vizerektorin für Personalentwicklung und Frauenförderung MedUni Wien
    Konkrete Maßnahmen zur Wissenschafterinnenförderung an der MedUni Wien

    Ass. Prof.in Dr.in Tamar Kinaciyan, Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie, Vorsitzende des WNW-Med
    Vorstellung des WNW-Med

    Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Dr. Guido Strunk, TU Dortmund, complexity-research.com, Wien
    Muss eine Frau ein Mann sein, um Karriere zu machen?

    Dr. Harald Katzmair, FASresearch GesmbH – Understanding Networks
    Netzwerke im universitären Umfeld

    Mag.a Dr.in Susanne Schwinghammer, Science2public
    Erfahrungen aus frauenspezifischen Förderprogrammen für Wissenschafterinnen

    Priv.-Doz.in Dr.in Kyra Borchhardt, Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin III
    WNW-Med innerhalb der bestehenden Vernetzungslandschaft

    Podiumsdiskussion bis 19.00 unter Moderation von Frau Mag.a Eva Linsinger, Profil-Innenpolitik

    Weitere Diskussion und Netzwerken am Buffet

    Bitte um Anmeldung unter wnw-med@meduniwien.ac.at

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  • Buzzattack 11/10/2010

    The first Buzz Marketing Conference in Austria takes place in Vienna, October 19th. Harald Katzmair will talk about non-linear, viral dynamics, ambigous opinion leaders, and semi-peripheral confirmation seekers.

     

    Social Network Analysis – Understanding B2C and C2C Networks by Harald Katzmair

     

    The emergence and diffusion of opinions and reputation are subject to extensive research within the field of Social Network Analysis. Due to Web 2.0 technologies it is possible to trace the diffusion dynamics in real-time, the impact of word-of-mouth communication can be assessed with new survey-techniques. The more data available, the more important the conceptual framework of understanding patterns, morphologies, and dynamics of networks.

    The talk presents basic insights on viral dynamics based on over ten years of experience in applied social network analysis for B2C and C2C marketing. FAS’s framework of the role and function of “Opinion Leaders” will be outlined and the underestimated importance of so-called „Confirmation Seekers“ will be discussed.

     

    buzzattack | Digital Reputation
    the first Buzz Marketing Conference in Austria – powered by ambuzzador

    When: 19. October 2010, 08:30 – 18:00
    Where: Am Kahlenberg 2-3, 1190 Wien

     

  • Conference on New Target Group Strategies 11/10/2010

    Harald Katzmair’s talk at the Heidelberger DialogForum focuses on network analytics and viral strategies in the area of B2C and C2C. Based on over ten years of cross-industry experience in analyzing networks, the talk adresses myths and realities, properties and principles of viral dynamics and their importance for effective target-group segmentation and marketing strategies.

     

    Heidelberger DialogForum für Zielgruppenstrategien
    Organized by Sinus and microm

    When: October 7th and 8th, 2010
    Where: Print-Media Academy, Heidelberg, Germany 69118 Heidelberg, Ezanvillestr. 59

     

    Read more in FASresearch’s Business Solutions.

     

  • Kepler Salon 3/10/2010

    Harald Katzmair is invited to present his understanding of networks and will discuss essential findings from ten years of research on principles and structures of power.
    The former apartment of famous scientist Johannes Kepler in Linz is now a meeting point, a place where science and public enter into a dialogue.

    Die Netzwerke der Macht

    When: October 04th, 2010, 19:30
    Where: Kepler Salon, Linz, Rathausgasse 5

  • Networks ensure your success! 27/9/2010

    At the Austrian Conference of Young Businessmen and Young Businesswomen Dr. Harald Katzmair discussed the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Dr. Scharinger’s Network.

    About 800 listeners got valuable tipps for their personal networking!

     

    Harald Katzmair & Ludwig Scharinger
    Netzwerke der Macht

     

    When: Saturday, 25. September 2010, 10:40-11:00 Uhr
    Where: Design Center in Linz/Upper Austria

    Organized by: Junge Wirtschaft

  • Vienna Design Week 20/9/2010

    FASresearch supports a project in the area of design history.
    Social Network Analysis reveals specific relations within the avantgarde of design.

    History, redesigned: Schere, Design, Papier
    by IDRV Institute of Design Research Vienna
    October 7th 2010, 16:30

    MAK Design Shop
    Stubenring 5
    1010 Wien

  • A new Framework for Mapping: Retrospective 15/9/2010

    Pictures and impressions from the event “Power and Influence in AUSTRIA” powered by XEROX.

  • Xerox – Real Business live 15/9/2010

    Harald Katzmair is Key Note Speaker at this years Xerox – Real Business live Convention. His Talk will be on success factors of networking in highly competitive and saturated B 2 B markets.

     

    When: Wednesday 15th of September 2010, 09:00 – 10:00

    Where: Palais Niederösterreich 1010 Wien

     

  • A new Framework for Mapping 10/9/2010

    FASresearch will present among a hand selected group of industry leaders, politicians and journalists its brand new insights on mapping the social structure of influence for an entire western country by the example of Austria.

     

    FASresearch will introduce a completely new conceptual and methodological framework for measuring the impact of different stakeholder groups and individuals: EBM® – Evidence Based Mapping. EBM® takes Influencer Mapping to the next level underlining FAS´s role as thought leader in the field of applied Social Network Analysis (SNA). The Event is powered by Xerox.

     

    When: Tuesday, 14th of September 2010, 11:00 – 13:00

    Where: Palais Niederösterreich 1010 Wien (Attendance by invitation only)

  • The Powerranking of Members of Austrian Parliament 2/9/2010

    FASresearch publishes through NEWS the results of a 1.5 year long extensive network mapping project on the spheres of influence of 183 Members of the Austrian Parliament.

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    Based on the analysis of 1.4 million institutional links with 78.000 persons FAS applied a brand new Influencer Mapping approach (Evidence Based Mapping(R)) to determine the power domain of each Member of Parliament.

     

  • Worldcup FINAL 2010 NED-ESP 24/6/2010

    Analysis & visualization of the pass-network of the match Netherlands – Spain, 2010 July 9thrd

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  • The Networks of the Creative Industries 16/6/2010

    Harald Katzmair presents the new FAS study on networks of the creative industries in Austria.

    Date: 16th June 2010, 18:30 pm.
    Where: Mediatower Taborstraße 1-3, 1020 Wien

    Harald´s talk focuses on similarities and differences of network patterns and morphologies in different sectors of the creative industries (fashion, design, film, photography, PR and communication, music). How can those networks be strengthened and developed? How to improve the innovation capacity and the resilience of small and medium seized creative entrepreneurs in times of slow economic growth and increasing economic stress?

     

  • Viennese Talks on Resilience – A Retrospective 1/6/2010

    Pictures and impressions from the conference!

     

  • Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks 17/5/2010

    New perspectives on growth, development and innovation in instable times.

    We cordially invite you to participate in this high profile workshop with international experts and specialists in the fields of resilience research & network theory.

    Meet leading scientists and experts and listen to the Key Note of Buzz Holling, the great pioneer and founder of adaptive management and one of the most influential scientists in the field of systems dynamics.

    When: 27 May 2010, 8:45 – 18:00
    Where: Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Wien
    Registration: office@fas.at

    Participation is free for all, but subject to registration.

    Resilience is about the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop. Resilience research is an ascendant paradigm aiming to model and understand the structural features of systems that determine the capability of organisms, ecosystems, societies, enterprises, economies etc to adapt to and shape changes. Network theory provides a robust language to better describe and understand those features.

    The workshop will bring together ecologists, economists, policy makers, sociologists, consultants and social entrepreneurs to exchange perspectives on the value and potential of resilience and network thinking for our highly volatile and instable world.Learn about state of the art scientific research and how to apply the framework of networks and resilience to improve the robustness and adaptive capacities of your organization, research program, regional network or your city.

    Join the discussion on the principles of a new paradigm for growth and development and its consequences for economic and research policy.

    The workshop will be held in English

     

    08:45 REGISTRATION

     

    09:15 WELCOME NOTES

     

    09:25 KEYNOTE LECTURE

    • Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling (CAN) – Managing the Planet

     

    10:00 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN NATURE

    (Chair: Harald Katzmair)

    • Brian Fath (USA) – Ecological Networks: Mutualism and Complexity
    • Sergio Ulgiati (ITA) – Putting Metabolic Patterns of Society Within a Larger Perspective
    • Benjamin Burkhart (GER) – Dynamics, Resilience and Adaptability in Human-Environmental Systems Studies

     

    11:15 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

    (Chair: Roland Sommer)

    • Bernard Lietaer (FRA) – Network Resilience applied to Financial and Monetary Stability: What Economics should learn from Nature
    • Fred Luks (AUT) – Between Efficiency and Squander? Generosity and the Resilience of Economic Systems
    • Uno Svedin (SWE) – Complex Systems, Resilience and the current Global Grand Challenges

     

    12:30 Lunch break

     

    13:30 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN RESEARCH POLICY, INNOVATION POLICY & GOVERNANCE

    (Chair: Wolfgang Neurath)

    • Jill Jaeger (AUT) – Resilience, Sustainability and Research Policy: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Christian Gulas (AUT) – Crossing the Chasms of Socio-Ecological Research: Structural Holes and Structural Folds in Basic Research Networks
    • Hannes Leo (AUT) – Resilient Decision Making Processes
    • Eric Poettschacher (USA) – Business Intelligence and Resilience: Steps towards a robust Marketplace for the global Creative Community

     

    15:10 Coffee Break

     

    15:30 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN CULTURE, BUSINESS & POWER

    (Chair: Brian Fath)

    • Neal Gorenflo (USA) – The Design 4 Resilience Movement
    • Balázs László Szekfu (HUN) – All Your Brains Are Belong to Us: Fit Memes make Resilient Stories
    • Balazs Vedres (HUN) – Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups
    • Harald Katzmair (AUT) – The Resilience of Business and Power: The Influence of Systems Ecology on Understanding Social Networks

     

    17:15 LESSONS LEARNED AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

    • Brian Fath (USA)
    • Wolfgang Neurath (AUT)
    • Roland Sommer (AUT)
    • Harald Katzmair (AUT)

    18:00 END

     

    Buffet and Evening Program

     

    Organizing Committee

    Brian Fath, Towson University und IIASA
    Harald Katzmair, FASresearch
    Wolfgang Neurath, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
    Roland Sommer, Industriellenvereinigung

  • Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference 15/1/2010

    Albert-László Barabási and Harald Katzmair are invited speakers at the Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference. Organized by CEU – Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

    Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference

    Network science, as a maturing field, offers a unique perspective to tackle complex problems, impenetrable to our conventional, linear-proportional thinking. Witnessing a decade of explosive growth, researchers in this field unveiled principles of networked behavior in a wide range of fields, from the evolution of the Internet, to networks of friendship, disease transmission, ecological interactions and economic transactions. The economy is a vast and complex system of links, where network approaches can become powerful tools for competitive advantage. The aim of this international conference is to bring together applied network researchers and practitioners to discuss experiences in applying network science to problems in organizational restructuring, political lobbying and corruption, marketing, and finance.

    Registration: Participation is free for all, but subject to registration.

    Please register by sending an e-mail to the following address: circuits@maven7.hu

    Date: 28 Jan 2010 – 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Building: CEU – Central European University, Budapest, Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Room: Gellner Room

     

     

    P R O G R A M

     

    8:30 Registration

     

    9:00 Welcome
    John Shattuck President and Rector, CEU

     

    9:05 Keynote lecture

    Albert-László Barabási: Network Science – From the Web to Economics

     

    9:40 Organizational development

    • Roberto Dandi: Social Network Analysis: A New Perspective for the Post-Fordist Organization
    • Zsuzsa Szvetelszky and Zoltán Brandt – Developing Corporate Organizations by Darwin’s Memetic Network Research
    • István Görgényi: Threat or Treasure: Informal Leaders of Social Networks by the Hunting Territory Model

     

    10:50 Coffee break

     

    11:10 Social media

    • Brunó Bitter: Facebook Connect, Media and Social Networks
    • Balázs Bodó: The Pirates of the Pirates of the Caribbean: File-sharing Networks as Distributed Archives and Context Creating Networks
    • Katalin Orosz: Social media networks: Online community mapping

     

    12:30 Lunch break

     

    13:30 Politics & Business

    • Zoltán Szántó and István János Tóth: Self Government Corruption in Hungary
    • Miklós Fekete: Economic Crime in a Downturn; Hungarian Report
    • Harald Katzmair: Influencer Mapping: A New Technology and Framework in Lobbying, Public Affairs and Campaigning

     

    14:40 Coffee break

     

    15:00 Finance

    • Bálint Diószegi: Productivity of Bank Branches – A Social Network Approach
    • Peter Ruppert: Integrating Network Analysis with Business Intelligence
    • Gyula Kovács, Miklós Krész, and András Pluhár – The Spread of Infection in Real Networks

     

    16:10 Closure

  • Europäisches Forum Alpbach 2009 18/8/2009

    Europäisches Forum Alpbach 2009

    Vom 20.08.- 05.09.2009 finden die diesjährigen Alpbacher Gespräche statt. Dr. Harald Katzmair wird am 28. August 2009 im Rahmen der Technologiegespräche bei der BMWF Sonderveranstaltung “Positionierung Österreichs im internationalen Wissensraum” seine Einschätzung aus netzwerkanalytischer Perspektive darlegen. Die Veranstaltung findet am 28.08.2009 im Fichtensaal des Hotel Böglerhof in Alpbach statt.

    Zurück ins Forschungs-Biedermeier? Internationale Positionierung Österreichs in schwierigen Zeiten.

    Forschung & Innovation leben wie kein anderer Bereich von Zusammenarbeit und Austausch (Innovation als Rekombination von bestehendem Wissen). Auch der im Forschungsbereich kritische Aufbau von Reputation funktioniert nur, wenn die internationalen Netzwerke funktionieren. Wenn Netzwerke unter Stress geraten (weniger Geld, mehr Konkurrenz) besteht die Tendenz, dass Netzwerke sich desintegrieren, sprich sich Teile abkoppeln. Eine solche Re-regionalisierungstendenz (Forschungs-Biedermeier) gilt es in der jetzigen Krise zu verhindern, will man nicht die positiven Entwicklungen der vergangenen Jahre wieder verspielen. Im Rahmen einer Partizipativen Impact Analyse (PIA) wurden gemeinsam mit Vertretern aus Industrie, Verwaltung und Wissenschaft jene Hebel- und Erfolgsfaktoren identifiziert, die den größten Einfluss auf eine positive Globalisierungsstratgie der österreichischen Forschung in Krisenzeiten haben. Die spannenden Ergebnisse dieser Analyse werden vorgestellt, die Handlungskonsequenzen für die Forschungspolitik diskutiert.

  • Changing old paradigmatic approaches 17/6/2009

    New impulses for changing old paradigmatic approaches
    Seminar on occasion of the Round Table meeting of The New Club of Paris on June 18th, 2009:

     

    Location: Österreichisches Parlament, Nationalrat, Wien/Austrian Parliament, Vienna, Dr. Karl Renner Ring 1-3
    Raum/Meeting-Room: Lokal VI (Budgetsaal)
    Lunch/Buffet: Empfangssalon

     

    Speaker:
    G. Koch
    S. Thurner
    J. Casti
    F. Reither
    H. Katzmair
    M. Hudec

    addressed of the 1st President of the Austrian Parliament, Mag.a Barbara Prammer, on Austria’s Knowledge Politics.

    The event is part of the Conference Agenda Knowledge

  • How to transform data into robust decisions 29/3/2009

    In April an event, that offers concepts and solutions, will take place in Vienna.
    Renowned Austrian companies discuss their models and solutions in the areas of data management, information access, issue monitoring and network analysis.

    Harald Katzmair, Founder and General Manager will present FASresearch’s brand new software for tracking and evaluating the progress of networking activities in the context of marketing, sales and lobbying.

     

    How To Transform Data into Robust Decisions

     

    Thursday, April 16th 2009, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Venue: Österreichische Kontrollbank, Reitersaal; Strauchgasse 3, 1010 Wien

     

    The event was initiated by the Oesterreichische Kontrollbank

    OEKB is Austria’s main provider of financial and information services to the export industry and the capital market. True to its mandate to support the Austrian economy, OeKB has served trade and industry since the institution’s founding in 1946.
    OeKB offers a wide range of specialised services to companies in all sectors, including financial institutions and Austrian government agencies. OeKB acts as a central hub in the markets, operating impartially and in accordance with its sustainability policy. Its shareholders are Austrian commercial banks.

  • Rural Network 24/3/2009

    The Rural Network in Austria and the conference “Rural Regions – Networked Future” (Speaker: Harald Katzmair) are part of the European Network for Rural Development.

     

    The conference takes place in Austria/Vienna:

    Mar 25, 2009 from 09:00 to 16:30 at the Austria Center Vienna

     

    SPEAKER :

    Nikolaus Berlakovich, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture and Environment

    Antonis Constantinou, Director Rural Development, European Commission

    Stephan Pernkopf, member of the Provincial Government for Agriculture and Environment in Lower Austria

    Gerlind Weber, expert for sustainable regional development, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

    Harald Katzmair, internationally-active and renowned expert for networks, networking, and network analysis, FASresearch Vienna & New York

  • European Union seeks advice from FAS experts 18/3/2009

    Harald Katzmair was invited to share his extended knowledge on networks by the European Union – Directorate General.

    Harald will give the introductory speech on “Keys of success of networking: existent concepts and instruments: theoretical and practical dimensions” in the first seminar “Capacity building for national networks” of the European Network for Rural Development.

    The Seminar takes place in Brussels, Centre Borschette, on 30 and 31 march 2009.

  • Women’s World Congress 2009 23/2/2009

    A WOMEN’S WORLD CONGRESS will be held in conjunction with the WOMEN’S WORLD AWARDS on March 4th and 5th, 2009 at the City Hall of Vienna. FASresearch was invited to share it’s understanding of networks.

    Ruth Pfosser, Network Analyst at FASresearch will talk on “Networking as a Strategy for Success: Why do women’s networks fail?”

    The congress intends on raising the public awareness of the particular problems women in various cultures face as well as point out the various possibilities of improving their position in the economic system and society as a whole. The central theme of the WOMEN’S WORLD CONGRESS underscores the fact that gender equality has still not been attained, even though over the course of the past decades many important advances and improvements have been achieved.

    The WOMEN’S WORLD CONGRESS wants to raise the awareness of the particular problems women face and understands itself as a constantly growing resource supporting organizations, companies, universities, schools, political parties and associations in promoting and implementing gender equality at all levels. By launching an exchange-network for social, economic, political and cultural bodies, gender issues can be addressed more adequately and specifically.

    At the congress renowned speakers from business, politics, science, women’s rights organizations, the arts and the media will reflect the pressing issues regarding women as well as their integration into the economic system, society in general and the responsibilities this entails.

    I would be pleased to meet you there!

    Ruth Pfosser

     

     

  • The Schecter Foundation Hires FAS to Help Brand a New Online Magazine for Gen Y 13/12/2008

    The Schecter Family Foundation has hired FASresearch to perform a semantic network analysis to help them frame the idea of the commons and sharing as powerful personal, environmental and social solutions. This analysis is part of the audience research for an online magazine and network for Gen Y of the same theme that the foundation is funding.

    In order to perform the analysis, FAS is downloading tag data from the social bookmarking site, delicious.com. Delicious.com is an ideal source of data for the analysis because it’s a real-time poll involving millions of users that can reflect the network of word associations in the public mind around a topic or series of topics when analyzed using special techniques. All together, FAS will be analyzing over 28,000 distinct tags representing 17 million tagging events that occurred in a 30 day period.

    FAS is analyzing the network of tags to better understand words closely associated with terms such as “the commons” and “sharing” as well as related terms like “sustainability.” The goal is to better understand the network of word associations so that the online magazine and network can better connect with its audience by using relevant frames and terms to talk about sharing and the commons.

    For instance, early analysis found that the word “design” was a central term that connected the clusters of terms related to sharing, technology, and sustainability. As a result of this finding, the term “design” and values from the design world may become a part of the brand of the yet to be named online magazine and network.

    In addition to helping the foundation brand their magazine, the analysis will help identify topic areas, story ideas, key words to use in stories, content partners, and strategies to become an influential site.

    FAS is supporting the award winning activist communication firm, Free Range Studios, with the research to help them name and brand the new social venture for the Schecter Foundation. Free Range is the producer the viral video hits “The Meatrix,” a parody of The Matrix warning about the dangers of factory farming, and “The Story of Stuff,” which was the original inspiration for the online magazine and network.

    We’ll share the results when we finish the project in early 2009. In the mean time, here’s a tag cloud that represents the list of terms we started researching (the positive list) and related terms.

  • FAS Wins Grant from Packard Foundation 13/9/2008

    FASresearch, working with partner Monitor Institute, recently won a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to research stakeholder networks in the food and farming industries, particularly those engaged in developing agricultural policy in the U.S.

    The purpose of the research is to help Packard to better understand the industry and develop a funding strategy which can help improve the performance of the agriculture industry in a number of dimensions. We couldn’t be more excited to take on this project as philanthropy is a focus area of our U.S. practice and the Packard Foundation is one of the largest and most innovative foundations in the U.S.

    FAS has partnered with Monitor Institute in the research phase of the project. FAS will be using ImpactNet combined with a network analysis of stakeholders in agricultural policy making in the U.S. to help the Packard Foundation develop their funding strategy. We believe this to be a pioneering use of social network analysis, one of FAS’ core disciplines that we’ve been we’ve been importing from academe into philanthropy and other fields for 10 years. Let us know in the comments below if you know of a similar case.

    We’re priviledged to be working with Monitor practitioners Diana Scearce and Heather MacLeod Grant, author of the recently released “Forces for Good: Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits” on the project. Monitor is the lead consultant in Packard’s Philanthropy and Networks Exploration project and chose to partner with FAS in the final phases this project based on our experience in analyzing networks and developing network strategies in a wide variety of contexts.

    On a side note, Heather’s book is currently the number one book in the nonprofit category on Amazon.com. Congratulations Heather!

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