Paper Writing in Economics and Management


This workshop is open for both beginning as well as experienced writers. The emphasis is not on teaching what is “right” and “wrong” but on presenting the trade-offs between several options and helping you to articulate your voice as a writer.

The workshop is composed of two parts.

Part I. Improve Your Writing Skills (Christina Pawlowitsch)


  • Attitudes (How to make yourself write: Confidence and Routine,  Choices, …)
  • “I” or “we”? Or “one”?
  • Who are you writing for?
  • Structure
  • References (Two basic systems: notes or author-date style; When to put a reference?)
  • The “micro” structure of writing: words and phrases (punctuation, prepositions, modifiers,  …, activating sentences)
  • Writing mathematics
  • Finding your own voice

Lecture notes are available on Christina Pawlowitsch’s website: (go to “Teaching” and scroll down).

PART II. Applications and Exercises in Management and Economics  (Prof. Josef Windsperger


  • Guidelines for conducting research
  • Strategies for publishing a research paper
  • Use of examples from the literature
  • Discussion of abstracts/proposals submitted by the participants

Organization of the workshop

The workshop is announced in a hybrid form due to the uncertain situation under COVID 19. If the situation improves, we will organize the workshop onsite. However, for people who cannot attend in person, there will be the possibility to participate online.

Date & Registration

Mo 06.09.2021, 09:30 - 12:00 (Pawlowitsch), 14h-16h30 (Windesperger)
Tue 07.09.2021, 09:30 - 12:00 (Pawlowitsch), 14h-16h30 (Windesperger)
Wed 08.09.2021, 09:30 - 12:00 (Pawlowitsch), 14h-16h30 (Windesperger)
Thu 09.09.2021, 09:30 - 12:00 (Pawlowitsch), 14h-16h30 (Windesperger)
Fr 10.09.2021, 10:00 - 12:00 (Pawlowitsch and Windesperger)

Registration: Online

Registration takes place exclusively online via UNIVIS. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.