People at IHS in alphabetical order:
The 21st century may be characterized by being on the move. People, goods, ideas as well as technologies, imaginaries and systems of beliefs are moving with an increased pace, distance and complexity. In the last ten years a ‘new mobility paradigm’ has emerged in social sciences to tackle challenges, problems and opportunities of everything being on the move. Socio-technology transitions enable, influence and generate mobilities. Innovations create niches, regimes and landscapes that shape our present as well as our future. We believe that systems of innovations are predominantly social, therefore they are mainly not about changes in technology but mainly about policy, practices, structures and creation of meaning. Our work is influenced by ideas of Michel Foucault, Ulrich Beck, John Urry as well as our peers is mobilities, RRI, and STS research.
We are especially interested in how technology changes in mobility create new knowledge(s) and truth(s) as well as how different regimes of truth influence technology innovations. Our aim is to bring a social science and social philosophy perspective, as well as a participatory, stakeholder informed and engaged research method to transformations in and of mobility through a responsible research and innovation approach. Our main focus is on the social, ethical and epistemological aspects of new forms of mobility: autonomous, mobility-as-a-service, on-demand mobility arrangements; changes in public and private, individual and shared, path dependent and persuasive modes and systems of transportation; challenges of urban shared spaces and opportunities in increasing urban livability and wellbeing.
Robert studied philosophy of arts and history at the University of Budapest, in 2002 he did his PhD in philosophy. 1991-94 he was assistant professor at ELTE University of Budapest, from 1994 he is Associate Professor at Corvinus University in Budapest. From 2015-2018 he was Professor at Lauder Business School in Vienna. He was Pro-Rector of International Business School in Budapest 2014-2015. He did research at Rutgers University in the US, at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Wassenaar, Netherlands, and taught at numerous universities in the EU and the US. His research projects involve the representation and engagement of stakeholders in corporate communities as well as the societal impacts of autonomous mobility. His core reserach interest is in the politics of societal transformation. His past research includes the politics of historiography [creation of knowledge and meaning in relation with the past]; the politics of corporations [creation of knowledge through social exchange/business]; and, currently, the politics of autonomous mobility [creation of knowledge through technology].
(2018): The Politics of Corporations, CEU University Press, Forthcoming
(2015): Corporate Social Responsibility HUN, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest
(2010): The Apple of Dirty Fred (Piszkos Fred almája) HUN, Jaffa Kiadó, Budapest.
(1995): Holocaust, Narrative, History (Holocaust, elbeszélés, történelem) HUN. Osiris Kiadó, Budapest.
(2018): Non-kinotopic fictions: Autonomous cars in the imagination of early Twentieth century American science fiction writers, In: Mobilities, Literature and Culture, Palgrave (forthcoming)
(2016): The Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Revolution (ENG), In: Alexander Balthasar, Blaž Golob, Hendrik Hansen, Robert Müller-Török, András Nemeslaki, Johannes Pichler, Alexander Prosser (eds): Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days 2016: Multi-Level (e)Governance: Is ICT a means to enhance transparency and democracy?. Wien: Austrian Computer Society, 2016. pp. 521-530.
(2016) Braun Róbert: A politikai márka (The political brand -- HUN) In: Bauer András, Kolos Krisztina (szerk.) Márkamenedzsment. 300 p. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2016. pp. 211-223.
(2014): The effects of politics on consumption (A politika hatása a fogyasztói magatartásra) HUN, In.: Sugatagi Gábor, ed. Consumption, Society 1989-2014 (Fogyasztás, Társadalom 1989-2014) HUN, GfK, Budapest
(2013): The communicating company: identity and signage (A kommunikáló vállalat: identitás és arculat) HUN, In.: Bauer-Horváth (eds.): Marketingcommunication (Marketingkommunikáció), Akadémiai, 118-134. pp.
(1998): A theory of post-traditional identity (A poszt-tradicionális identitás elmélete) HUN. 50 years of Budapest University of Economics (50 éves a Budapesti Közgazdaságtudományi Egyetem). Budapesti Közgazdaságtudományi Egyetem, Budapest. p. 669-675. pp.
(1997): The Holocaust and Problems of Representation.(ENG) In: Keith Jenkins (ed.): The Post-Modern History Reader. Routledge, London. 418-425 pp.
(2018): Traditional and Participatory Methods Assessing Autonomous Driving, Transport Research Arena (forthcoming)
(2018): Kinotopic consumptionscapes: Impacts of autonomous mobility on consumption and sociotechnical futures, The Hungarian Journal of Marketing & Management (forthcoming)
(2018): Excellent research is focused on citizens, not citations, Research Europe, 11, January, 2018.
(2017) Juncker’s vision for Europe comes with hi-tech blinkers (with König, T.), Research Europe, 27, April, 2017.
(2013): Corporate politics: social responsibility, corporate communities and the future of strategy (A vállalatok politikája: vállalati, társadalmi felelősségvállalás, vállalati közösségek és a vállalati stratégia jövője), HUN Vezetéstudomány 44. kötet. 2013. január, pp. 18-28
(2011): Defending politics (A politika védelmében.) HUN Élet és Irodalom 39,
(2010): The architect of victory (A győzelem mérnöke.) HUN Hírszerző 2010.09.08., .
(2010): On the vision of „death of PR” HUN Kreatív 12, 4-6. pp.
(2009): The R generation (Az R-generáció. ) HUN Figyelő Top 200 : magyar cégek ranglistái: a legnagyobb vállalkozások a számok tükrében 116-118. pp.
(2009): Brand of Hungary: Why (not)? (Magyarország márka : miért (ne)?) HUN Marketing & Menedzsment 2, 48-52. pp.
(2008): CSR: before the revolution (CSR: Forradalom előtt. ) HUN Figyelő Top 200 : magyar cégek ranglistái : a legnagyobb vállalkozások a számok tükrében .
(2007): Baseline study on CSR - Practices in the New EU Member States and Candidate Countries. (with Mark Line) UNDP, www.acceleratingcsr.eu/uploads/docs/BASELINE_STUDY_ON.pdf
(2006): On the boarderline in CSR (Hol a határ a vállalatok társadalmi felelősségvállalásában? ) HUN Kreatív 7, 12. www.kreativ.hu/cikk/hol_a_hatar_a_vallalatok_tarsadalmi_felelosseg_vallalasaban_
(2002): Communication effects of 9/11 (A WTC elleni támadás kommunikációs hatásai.) HUN Marketing & Menedzsment 1, 22-26. pp.
(1998): The great revenge (A nagy leszámolás.) HUN Replika 33-34, 261-267. pp.
(1994): The Holocaust and Problems of Historical Representation. History and Theory 2, 172-197.
(2017) Ravn, T., Braun, R., Drivdal, L.: Review of RI/RE expert qualifications. ENERI, WP6, 6.1., 1-33.
(2017) Ravn, T., Braun, R., Hönigmayer, H.: RI/RE expert qualifications: Results from a qualitative expert interview study, WP6, 6.1., 1-33.25.
(2010): Parties as brand communities: challenges and opportunities (A pártok mint márkaközösségek: kihívások és lehetőségek. Magyar Fogyasztó: A közügyek fogyasztói. 2010. február 17., Budapest. www.magyarfogyaszto.hu/file/MFSZ_kozugyek.pdf
(2010): Community-based Brand Management. (ENG) Marketing Theory Challenges in Emerging Societies - EMAC Regional Conference. 2010. szeptember 23-25., Budapest, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem.
(2010): Brand value assessment in the age of new costumers: the power of brand communities (Márkaérték-mérés az új fogyasztók korában: A márkaközösségek ereje.) with Rita Lukács, Marketing Oktatók Klubja, 16. Országos Konferencia, Új fogyasztó, új vásárló szekció. 2010. augusztus 26-27., Budapest, Budapesti Kommunikációs és Üzleti Főiskola.
(2009): The politics of corporations: Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate communities, and the future of corporate strategy. (ENG) EASY-ECO Budapest Conference. 2009. október 16-18., Budapest, Central European University.
(2008): The revolution of rsponsibility (A felelősségvállalás forradalma.) CSR és Hírnévmenedzsment. 2008. április 16., Budapest.
(2008): Business revolution? Challenges and opportunities of CSR management. (ENG) Biz Days 2008. 2008. november 24-28., Bukarest, Románia.
(2007): Accelerating CSR Practices in the new EU member states and candidate countries. CSR in the New Europe: Challenges and Solutions. (ENG) With Mark Line, 2007. június 26., Brüsszel, Belgium.
(2007): Responsibility in the financial sector (Felelősségvállalás a pénzügyi szektorban: transzparencia és hitelesség.) Konferencia a lakossági pénzügyek egyes kérdéseiről . 2007. május 22., Budapest.
(2007): Social responsibility in the financial sector: transparency and accountability. IV. International Forum on Financial Consumer Protection and Education. 2007. október 15., Budapest.
(2007): The state of CSR in Eastern Europe – the findings of the first baseline study in the region. (ENG) Annual EBEN Conference. 2007. szeptember 18-20., Leuven, Belgium. With Rita Lukács and Mark Line
My core reserach interest is in the politics of societal transformation or the politics of social epistemology. My past research includes the politics of historiography [creation of knowledge and meaning in relation with the past] (Rutgers, Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar), the politics of corporations [creation of knowledge through social exchange/business] (Corvinus University, Lauder Business School), and, currently, the politics of autonomous mobility [creation of knowledge through technology] (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna). My research projects involve the representation and engagement of stakeholders in corporate communities, transformation processes as well as the societal and political impacts of autonomous mobility. In 2007 I have been the lead researcher in the UNDP/EU research on the baseline of corporate social responsibility in the EU accession states.
NewHoRRIzon: (Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation) sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and beyond. It will work out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation (R&I) practice and funding. In order to accomplish this goal, NewHoRRIzon will establish altogether 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020. Together with a wide-ranging group of R&I stakeholders, in these Social Labs, NewHoRRIzon will co-create tailor-made pilot actions that will stimulate an increased use and acceptance of RRI across H2020 and each of its parts. European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2017-2021).
- Role: Social lab leader (Transportation; JRC)
ENERI (European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity): The project brings together European initiatives involved in research ethics and research integrity and establishes an operable platform of actors in these areas. The network aims at strengthening activities of education and training in research ethics and research integrity, promoting a culture of integrity, and fostering the development of and compliance with joint rules and norms. Moreover, it will be strongly linked to other relevant EC funded projects and thus lead to new collaborations, implementations, and incentives for the European Research Era (ERA) and civil society. European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2016-2019).
- Role: Working out models of qualification and certification in RE/RI
HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation): aims to further integrate RRI within formal and informal education of future scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in research, development, and innovation processes. To this end, HEIRRI develops, tests and disseminates RRI training programmes and materials to be used at higher education institutions at different educational levels. European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2015-2018), http://www.heirri.eu
Role: Running pilot education programme in BA program at LBS
Professor, Lauder Business School, Vienna
- Courses: Business ethics, Philosophy of Science, The economics of marketing, The economics of finance
- Achievement(s): Professor of the year (2016)
Associate Professor, Corvinus University, Budapest
- Courses: Corporate Social Responsibility, The marketing of politics
- Achievement(s): Professor of the year (2007)
Complex Unknown Mobilities (ENG) - Joanneum Zukunftskonferenz, 2017, Graz
Autonome Fahrzeuge, Ethic und die Zukunft - RRI Platform Osterreich, IHS, Vienna 2016
NewHoRRIzon (Role: Social Lab Manager Transport/JRC/Euroatom)
Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and beyond. It will work out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation (R&I) practice and funding. In order to accomplish this goal, NewHoRRIzon will establish altogether 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020. Together with a wide-ranging group of R&I stakeholders, in these Social Labs, NewHoRRIzon will co-create tailor-made pilot actions that will stimulate an increased use and acceptance of RRI across H2020 and each of its parts. European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2017-2021).
ENERI (Role: Lead, Co-creating indicators for ethics assessement experts)
European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity: The project brings together
European initiatives involved in research ethics and research integrity and establishes an operable
platform of actors in these areas. The network aims at strengthening activities of education and
training in research ethics and research integrity, promoting a culture of integrity, and fostering the
development of and compliance with joint rules and norms. Moreover, it will be strongly linked to
other relevant EC funded projects and thus lead to new collaborations, implementations, and
incentives for the European Research Era (ERA) and civil society. European Commission, Horizon
RiConfigure (Role: Lead, Social lab on public institution initiated QH Social Lab)
Reconfiguring research and innovation in quadruple helix processes: The project will enable the diversification of constellations, institutions and actors in research and innovation (R&I) by engaging stakeholders, enhancing conceptual clarity on new constellations, and disseminating best practices to practitioners and policy-makers. The project centers on stakeholder engagement in four social labs. In the social labs, actors from research, industry, the public sector, and civil society will explore how each of them can and do initiate and navigate cross-sectoral collaboration in R&I. The project enables the spread of good practices by facilitating dissemination throughout practitioners’ and policy-makers’ networks, and by providing training to key stakeholders. The project enables the change of R&I governance frameworks at multiple levels by providing evidence on how such frameworks may hinder or help new R&I constellations and by providing dialogue- and learning-opportunities to policymakers.
Systemszenarien Automatisiertes Fahren in der Personenmobilität (Role: Focus group design and Consensus Conference lead)
The project brings evidence based policy advise to Austria Tech and BWIT regarding the autonomous mobility strategy of Austria. IHS TSST is responsible for social impacts to be explored by focus group interviews and a consensus conference.