Christian Weismayer studied Business Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) (1999-2011) and Technical Mathematics at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck (2003-2004). He holds a doctoral degree in social and economic sciences and was working at WU at the Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies as a research associate from 2006 to 2011. Between 2011-2017 he was part of the Department of Applied Statistics and Economics, since 2017 (after a department merger), he joins the School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods (SGM), both at MODUL University Vienna.
He participated in projects funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), the Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Eurostat, ESPON - EGTC (European Spatial Planning Observatory Network - European Grouping on Territorial Cooperation) and collaborations with Statistics Austria. He joins the scientific committe of the Brazilian Journal of Tourism Research (RBTUR), the editorial council of Tourism – Vision and Action (RTVA), and acts as a reviewer/session chair for several journals/conferences.
Within MODUL University, he is a member of the Sustainability Committee, the Studies and Examination Committee (in the past), liaison officer for the European Business School (ISAG) in Porto/Portugal, first aider and fire safety officer. He is responsible for the internal employee/student satisfaction surveys (in the past), SGM's website channel manager, SGM's social media manager (in the past), and organizes Modul's Research Seminar Series.
He has been teaching/supervising theses at the (under-)graduate level at WU, University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication (FHWien), University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, and was invited as guest lecturer at UNIVALI (Santa Catarina, Brasil) and Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) (Curitiba, Brasil). Couses @ MU:
- BSc/BBA: Mathematics and Statistics I+II, Marketing Research and Empirical Project (former semester)
- MSc: Advanced Data Analysis and Decision Making; Research Design and Methods in Practice
- MBA (former semester): Data Analysis and Decision Making
His research has been published in leading international scholarly journals and lies in the application/development of data mining techniques, e.g., growth mixture modeling (GGMM), latent transition analysis (LTA), multilevel analysis (MLA), structural equation modeling (SEM), item response theory (IRT), geographical information systems (GIS), text mining approaches like latent semantic analysis (LSA), text- (verbal emotion recognition) and biometry-based (facial action coding) sentiment and emotion detection, to wellbeing- and tourism-related research questions and their transmission to interactive dashboards.
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2019 : Emerald Literati Award 2019 (Emerald Publishing)
Christian Weismayer, Sabine Sedlacek, Daniel DanTOURISM - Case-study on "Inner Areas" post COVID-19
The main objective is to use the "Carrying Capacity Methodology" developed in the ESPON TOURISM project to provide local stakeholders of the region Valchiavenna and the Regione Lombardia with the means to assess tourism trends in support of developing policies and action plans for the long-term and sustainable development of the local tourist industry. Further goals lie in the promotion, application and further development of the methodology and the dashboard to increase the attractiveness of the methodology for other possible case study destinations.
Organisations: MODUL University Vienna, School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods, Research Center of New Media Technology
Author: Christian Weismayer, Sabine Sedlacek, Daniel Dan
Date: 24.02.2022 - 10.06.2022
Managed By: MODUL University Vienna
Christian Weismayer, Sabine SedlacekCarrying capacity methodology: Iveragh Peninsula (Irish case study)
The main objective is to use the "Carrying Capacity Methodology" developed in the ESPON TOURISM project to provide local stakeholders on the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland with the means to assess tourism trends in support of developing policies and action plans for the long-term and sustainable development of the local tourist industry, as the sector emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organisations: MODUL University Vienna, School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods
Author: Christian Weismayer, Sabine Sedlacek
Date: 05.11.2021 - 29.04.2022
Managed By: MODUL University Vienna
Sabine Sedlacek, Christian Weismayer, Bozana Zekan, Ulrich Gunter, Daniel Dan, Lyndon NixonCarrying Capacity Methodology for Tourism
The overall goal of the service contract is to determine the carrying capacity in regions dominated by tourism. This will help local leaders in destinations to analyse and assess the impact of tourism in their regions based on indicators for the economic, social and environmental aspects affected. The focus will lie on big data, new technologies, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. This needs to be conditioned for European tourist destinations. In the context of this service contract local, national and EU policies will be advised in managing and measuring carrying capacity in tourist destinations.
Organisations: MODUL University Vienna, School of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods, Department of Public Governance and Sustainable Development, School of Tourism and Service Management, Research Center of New Media Technology
Author: Sabine Sedlacek, Christian Weismayer, Bozana Zekan, Ulrich Gunter, Daniel Dan, Lyndon Nixon
Date: 11.11.2019 - 11.11.2020
Managed By: MODUL University Vienna
Ivo Ponocny, Christian Weismayer, Sabine SedlacekLiving conditions, quality of life, and subjective well-being in regions: A methodological pilot study with explorative interviewing and quantitative measurement
The economy is growing and growing. But is it growing in the right direction, too? Is the quantitative part the dominant goal or is there demand for a strengthened focus on a qualitative part of the overall development? The Easterlin Paradox suggests that material well-being does not automatically lead to increased happiness. Therefore it is very questionable whether it is possible to measure quality-of-life (QoL) just by taking indicators of material well-being into account. Obviously it is not, as latest research attempts tell us, that more and more effort is taken to fill this vacuum by indicators connected to the subjectively driven part of the story. But this other side of the coin has its handicaps too, as individual self-ratings of happiness are complex constructs influenced by momentary mood, uniqueness of the individual in perceiving life conditions, adaptation processes, and comparison processes based on varying anchor levels. Construct validation studies of subjective well-being (SWB) mainly have to deal with questions like ‘What kind of information can be derived from overall subjective self-ratings?’ This missing link is going to be clarified by cognitive interviewing. First of all, the principle aim is to investigate the respondent’s interpretation of the question itself and afterwards the interpretation of the responses to the questions at hand on the interviewer's side. In the end, responses should be based on improved item material on a lower abstract level that will ease the interpretation of the data collected by SWB questionnaires. After constructing a methodology mix of qualitative and quantitative research for evaluating regional living conditions, concrete concerns of inhabitants with various location-specific influences will be discovered, i.e. booming regions, areas with structural problems such as emigration of labor force or human capital, or geographic characteristics, as well as municipalities of special interest such as eco-villages, well-being regions, children-friendly communities or similar. One primary goal is to derive recommendations for local or national policy makers to most effectively increase the living conditions of citizens, and to help directing those interventions to address the concrete underlying problems or happiness drivers – such as immaterial patterns and green consumption behavior motivated by sustainability issues – of the local citizens. Finally, the optimization of the national average SWB may hopefully act as a major economic and political intention. MODUL University has launched an online questionnaire. The aim is to improve the assessment of how life is in our society and whether or to what extent people gain happiness and satisfaction. The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes contains questions about living conditions, quality of life and subjective well-being. It is about the quality of the local environment, about daily hassles and sorrows, and about many circumstances which may influence our daily mood. Material facts are considered as well as emotions, needs, experiences or basic attitudes towards life. Current international developments in official statistics (such as the “GDP and beyond movement” or the “Stiglitz report”) are the background of this study; the purpose is to provide better tools for assessing the well-being of people and in which way it could be improved. The questionnaire results derived from 1,460 respondents (914 paper-pencil, 546 online) are supported by 500 face-to-face interviews, more than 341 diaries and 20 group discussions at 10 different locations in Austria.
Organisations: MODUL University Vienna, Department of Applied Statistics and Economics, Department of Public Governance and Sustainable Development
Author: Ivo Ponocny, Christian Weismayer, Sabine Sedlacek
Date: 01.01.2011 - 30.11.2012
Managed By: MODUL University Vienna
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David Bourdin, Ilona Pezenka, Christian Weismayer"Poker face or smiley face? The interplay of employees’ emotional expressiveness and personality in shaping job skills"2022
Author(s): David Bourdin, Ilona Pezenka, Christian Weismayer
Publication date: 24. 6. 2022
Christian Weismayer, Ilona Pezenka, David Bourdin, Lorena Gomez-Diaz"Analyzing cultural differences of destination commercials using facial expression analysis"2022
Author(s): Christian Weismayer, Ilona Pezenka, David Bourdin, Lorena Gomez-Diaz
Publication date: 22. 6. 2022
"Applied Research in Quality of Life: A Computational Literature Review"2022 in: Applied Research in Quality of Life. Volume: 17. Issue number: 3 Pages: 1433-1458
As quality of life (QoL) is a highly interdisciplinary topic with a multitude of related research areas, it is beneficial to avail researchers of an overview of the different streams explored in the field. Furthermore, knowledge of prominent sub-domains helps researchers identify links and overlaps between QoL and their fields of interest. To meet these needs, a text-mining-based computational literature review (CLR) of the journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life (ARQOL) was conducted using a machine learning process, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), in combination with selection criteria for the decision on the number of topics. The outcome provides the reader with a list of the twelve most heavily discussed topics: 1) consumption & materialism, 2) character strength, 3) spirituality, religiousness & personal beliefs, 4) inequality, 5) leisure & tourism, 6) health related QoL (HRQoL) I, 7) quality of working life (QWL), 8) childhood & adolescence, 9) disparity & development, 10) disorder, 11) community issues, and 12) health related QoL (HRQoL) II. In addition, authors, titles, and publication dates are listed for the top-5-ranked papers that most typify these topics. Subsequent content summaries of these papers reveal more detailed information, such as measurement constructs and theories.
Author(s): Christian Weismayer
Publication date: 6. 2022
Issue number: 3
Electronic version(s), related files and links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11482-021-09969-9
Ilona Pezenka, Christian Weismayer, David Bourdin"Sharing emotions: Empathy and its influence on selling skills."2022
Author(s): Ilona Pezenka, Christian Weismayer, David Bourdin
Publication date: 24. 5. 2022
"Irish case study: Iveragh Peninsula - TOURISM: Carrying Capacity Methodology for Tourism"2022
Author(s): Bernd Schuh, Helene Gorny, Roland Gaugitsch, Manon Badouix, Christian Weismayer, Sabine Sedlacek
Publication date: 4. 2022
Publisher: ESPON EGTC
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