Awards

  • 2017
  • Lidija Lalicic
    ITB Science Award 2017- Best PhD Dissertation

    Details

    Winner(s): Lidija Lalicic
    Awarded date: 3.2017
    Granting Organisations: ITB Berlin
    Event: ITB 2017

  • Hannes Antonschmidt
    Best PhD Paper Award

    Details

    Winner(s): Hannes Antonschmidt
    Awarded date: 9.2017
    Granting Organisations: International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism
    Event: 67th AIEST-Conference

  • Irem Önder & Ulrich Gunter & Bozana Zekan
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2017

    Description

    Airbnb, which is a part of the sharing economy, has major impacts on the tourism industry. These impacts are both positive and negative. They are positive since the number of bednights at a destination may increase due to the Airbnb options. Increasing competition is also expected to result, overall, in lower prices for guests in the accommodation industry. On the other hand, they can be negative due to many Airbnb accommodations neither being registered nor paying taxes, whereas hotels have to do both. Thus, if there are no legal requirements regarding the Airbnb accommodations at the destination, this can result in unfair competition for the whole accommodation industry; especially for hotels. The reality is that Airbnb listings are already spread around the world, are very popular among young travelers in particular, and as such are negatively influencing the demand for hotels and, in turn, their revenue. The same trends are evident in Vienna, one of the top 10 European tourist cities in terms of bednights.<br/><br/>In more detail, the potential threats of Airbnb to the hospitality industry can be analyzed in three ways: (1) Economic threats: include the increasing standardization and transparency of products and services, which lead to greater competition and lower profit margins; (2) Environmental threats: include crowding, congestion, waiting time, emissions, and pollution, which deter visitors from cities; and (3) Social threats: include the relationship between tourists (tourism industry) and citizens (community). Furthermore, previous research recently investigated the motivations for consumers to book Airbnb accommodations. However, the proposed study takes an alternative approach and looks at the problem from the suppliers’ perspective. By doing so, it aims to help the hospitality industry in Vienna by identifying the key determinants of Airbnb demand and by quantifying their respective contributions in terms of demand elasticities. From these results, management recommendations for the hospitality industry can be derived.<br/><br/>Moreover, another level of analysis will be added to the current study with the purpose of investigating the competitive standing of Vienna among the best performing European cities in terms of the Airbnb offers. This will be done by conducting an efficiency analysis. The sample will include all major European cities that are competitors of Vienna as a tourist destination. The results will include the overview of efficient and inefficient cities, benchmarking partners, as well as virtual benchmarks in order to account for the heterogeneity among the cities. The major outcome of this analysis lies not only in identifying the best practice cities, but also in pointing toward the areas for improvement and the actual benchmarking partners for the inefficient ones. And in doing so, giving Vienna a chance to properly utilize its respective inputs and consequently become (even) more competitive within the Airbnb offer.<br/>

    Details

    Winner(s): Irem Önder & Ulrich Gunter & Bozana Zekan
    Awarded date: 10.2017
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • Bozana Zekan
    Service Leadership and Innovation International Award

    Details

    Winner(s): Bozana Zekan
    Awarded date: 10.2017
    Granting Organisations: Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Christoph Trattner
    Annual Best of Computing

    Description

    For our work on "VizRec: recommending personalized visualizations" published in ACM TiiS (2016).

    Details

    Winner(s): Christoph Trattner
    Awarded date: 2017
    Granting Organisations: ACM Computing Reviews

  • Christoph Trattner
    Best Paper Award Honorable Mention at WWW'17

    Details

    Winner(s): Christoph Trattner
    Awarded date: 2017
    Granting Organisations: World Wide Web Consortium

  • 2016
  • Daniel Leung
    2016 Wirtschaftskammerpreis

    Details

    Winner(s): Daniel Leung
    Awarded date: 6.2016
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • Lidija Lalicic
    Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung Anerkennungsurkunde

    Details

    Winner(s): Lidija Lalicic
    Awarded date: 7.2016
    Granting Organisations: Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation

  • Bozana Zekan
    Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung Anerkennungsurkunde

    Details

    Winner(s): Bozana Zekan
    Awarded date: 2016
    Granting Organisations: Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation

  • Valeria Croce
    EDAMBA Thesis Competition 3rd prize

    Details

    Winner(s): Valeria Croce
    Awarded date: 2016
    Granting Organisations: European Doctoral programs Association in Management & Business Administration

  • 2015
  • Bozana Zekan
    Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Teaching Performance

    Details

    Winner(s): Bozana Zekan
    Awarded date: 2015
    Granting Organisations: MODUL University Vienna

  • Valeria Croce
    Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

    Details

    Winner(s): Valeria Croce
    Awarded date: 2015
    Granting Organisations: European Foundation for Management Development

  • Sabine Sedlacek
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2015

    Details

    Winner(s): Sabine Sedlacek
    Awarded date: 2015
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • Lidija Lalicic
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2015

    Details

    Winner(s): Lidija Lalicic
    Awarded date: 2015
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • 2014
  • Lidija Lalicic
    netidee 2014 Scholarship

    Details

    Winner(s): Lidija Lalicic
    Awarded date: 2014
    Granting Organisations: Internet Foundation Austria

  • Verena Radinger-Peer
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2014

    Details

    Winner(s): Verena Radinger-Peer
    Awarded date: 2014
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • Irem Önder & Ulrich Gunter
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2014

    Details

    Winner(s): Irem Önder & Ulrich Gunter
    Awarded date: 2014
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • Ivo Ponocny
    WU Best paper award

    Description

    Best Paper Award in the category “Arbeiten aus Fremdsprachlicher Wirtschaftskommunikation, Recht, Geisteswissenschaften, Soziologie, Wirtschaftsgeographie, Interdisziplinäre Arbeiten“

    Details

    Winner(s): Ivo Ponocny
    Awarded date: 2014
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

  • 2013
  • Florian Aubke
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2013

    Details

    Winner(s): Florian Aubke
    Awarded date: 2013
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

  • Marta Sabou
    Wirtschaftskammerpreis 2013

    Details

    Winner(s): Marta Sabou
    Awarded date: 2013
    Granting Organisations: Wirtschaftskammer Wien

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