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Projektass. Dr. Setareh Zafari

Tel: +43 (1) 58801 - 330 75

Theresianumgasse 27

1040 Vienna, Austria

Room number: (11)


Research Interest

Agency and artificial agent

Socio-Technical Systems

Organisational design

Human-Agent Interaction

Human-Robot Collaboration





Current semester

VU Fundamentals of Organization (DE) (330.189)

VU Managing People and Organizations (EN) (330.190)

PR Bachelorarbeit Managementwissenschaften (DE/EN) (330.196)

PR Project Work Labor Science and Organization (DE/EN) (330.233

Past courses

VU Grundlagen der Organisation (DE/EN) (330.189)

PR Project Work Labor Science and Organization (DE/EN) (330.233) 

VU Managing People and Organizations (EN) (330.190)

VU Technology, work and organisation (EN) (330.287)

SE Organization and Strategic Management (EN) (330.223) 




Zafari, S., Koeszegi S.T. & Filzmoser M. (2021). Human Adaption in the Collaboration with Artificial Agents, In J. Fritz & N. Tomaschek (Eds). University – Society – Industry: Beiträge zum lebensbegleitenden Lernen und Wissenstransfer, Konnektivität – Über die Bedeutung von Zusammenarbeit in der virtuellen Welt, ISBN: 978-3-8309-4408-9

Hirschmanner, M., Gross, S., Zafari, S., Krenn, B., Neubarth F. & M. Vincze (2021). Investigating Transparency Methods in a Robot Word-Learning System and Their Effects on Human Teaching Behaviors, in proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN50785.2021.9515518

Zafari, S. & Koeszegi, S.T. (2020). Attitudes toward attributed agency: Role of perceived control. International Journal of Social Robotic, DOI: 10.1007/s12369-020-00672-7

Zafari, S., Schwaninger, I., Hirschmanner, M., Schmidbauer, C., Weiss, A., & Koeszegi, S.T. (2019). “You Are Doing so Great!” – The Effect of a Robot’s Interaction Style on Self-Efficacy in HRI. in proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO‐MAN), DOI: 10.1109/RO-MAN46459.2019.8956437

Zafari, S., Hartner-Tiefenthaler, M. & Koeszegi, S.T. (2019). Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-related Outcomes: The Role of Perceived Organizational Alignment. Management Revue: socio-economic studies, 30 (1), DOI: 10.5771/0935-9915-2019-1-63

Zafari, S. & Koeszegi, S.T. (2018). Machine agency in socio-technical systems: A typology of autonomous artificial agents, in proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO), DOI: 10.1109/ARSO.2018.8625765

Zafari, S. & Koeszegi, S.T. (2018). Artificial agents in socio-technical systems, in proceeding of Vienna young scientist symposium (VSS), ISBN: 978-3-9504017-8-3


Doctoral Studies in Economic and Social Sciences, Vienna University of Technology (10.2016 - 09.2020)

Dissertation: "Agency in Socio-Technical Systems"

Master of Science in Business AdministrationUniversity of Vienna (03.2012 - 06.2015)

Specialisation: Organisation and Personnel & Controlling

Thesis: "Impression management at groups: The influence of group characteristics on impression management tactics"

Award: Best master thesis in Organisation, Personnel and international Management institute, sponsered by PORR AG. more

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Shahid Beheshti University Tehran (09.2006 - 06.2010)

Specialisation: International management


Teaching and research associate, Vienna University of Technology (Since 05.2016)

Human resources director and consultant, 180 Degrees Consulting Vienna (10.2015 - 02.2017)

Central and eastern europe human resources intern, UniCredit Bank Austria (09.2014 - 04.2015)

Operations management assistant, Oyster Cargo and Shipping Iran (08.2010 - 07.2011)

Controlling trainee, Tehran Securities Exchange Technology Management (09.2007 - 06.2009)



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