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Awards

The Centre for Sustainability Through Research & Education

With over a decade of applied research MODUL and its project partners have garnered international accolades from across the globe.  We continue in the path for securing and implementing applied research and consultancy projects that support the UAE 2021 Vision and the UN SDG's.  

Why CSRE?

Guided by the ideals of a The Humboldtian Model of Higher Education where study should be guided by humanistic ideals and free thought

Influenced by the economic theories that have become centerpieces of modern economic and business analysis

Overcome the institutionalized separation between basic research, which is dedicated to producing knowledge without regard to its usability, and applied research, which is carried out with a conscious view on its direct applicability in our daily lives.

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Awards

2017

ITB Science Award 2017-
Best PhD Dissertation

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Winner(s) Lidija Lalicic
Awarded date 3.2017
Granting Organisations ITB Berlin
Event ITB 2017
MU Scholarship
of Hope

Description

This scholarship is awarded to students who submit proposals aimed at making a positive sustainability impact.

Winner(s) Kristof Tomej
Awarded date 5.2017
Best PhD Paper
Award

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

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.

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.

Winner(s) Irem Önder & Ulrich Gunter & Bozana Zekan
Awarded date 10.2017
Granting Organisations Wirtschaftskammer Wien
Service Leadership and Innovation
International Award

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Winner(s) Bozana Zekan
Awarded date 10.2017
Granting Organisations Rochester Institute of Technology
Annual Best of
Computing

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

Winner(s) Christoph Trattner
Awarded date 2017
Granting Organisations ACM Computing Reviews
Award for Outstanding
Scientific Achievement

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Winner(s) Karl Weinmayer
Awarded date 2017
Granting Organisations Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Best Paper Award Honorable
Mention at WWW'17

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

2016

Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung
Anerkennungsurkunde

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Winner(s) Lidija Lalicic
Awarded date 7.2016
Granting Organisations Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation
2016
Wirtschaftskammerpreis

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Winner(s) Daniel Leung
Awarded date 6.2016
Granting Organisations Wirtschaftskammer Wien
EDAMBA Thesis Competition
3rd prize

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Winner(s) Valeria Croce
Awarded date 2016
Granting Organisations European Doctoral programs Association in Management & Business Administration
Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung
Anerkennungsurkunde

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Winner(s) Bozana Zekan
Awarded date 2016
Granting Organisations Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation
Scholarship for Academic Excellence

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Winner(s) Karl Weinmayer
Awarded date 2016
Granting Organisations Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

2015

Certificate of Excellence for
Outstanding Teaching Performance

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Winner(s) Bozana Zekan
Awarded date 2015
Granting Organisations MODUL University Vienna
Emerald/EFMD Outstanding
Doctoral Research Award
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Winner(s) Valeria Croce
Awarded date 2015
Granting Organisations European Foundation for Management Development
Wirtschaftskammerpreis
2015

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

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

2014

netidee 2014 Scholarship

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

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

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

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