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founded in the year 2012
City Wien
Country Austria
Legal form registered association (as: Institut für höhere politische und wirtschaftliche Forschung und Bildung)
address Schottenring 16, 1010 Wien
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Think Tanks in Austria (case study)
Last revision 26.02.2015

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Organizational Structure and Funding


Schottenring 16, 1010 Wien


Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).

Supervisory board

People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).


We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.