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Projektass. Setareh Zafari, MSc

Tel: +43 (1) 58801 - 330 75

Theresianumgasse 27

1040 Vienna, Austria

Room number: 11

Office hours: by appointment

Research Interest

Agency and artificial agent

Socio-technical systems

Organisational design

Human-robot collaboration

Human-agent interaction





Current semester

VU Grundlagen der Organisation (DE) (330.189) 

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

Past courses

VU Fundamentals of organization (DE/EN) (330.189)

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

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

SE Organization and Strategic Management (EN) (330.223) 




Zafari, S. & Koeszegi, S.T. (2020). Attitudes toward attributed agency: Role of perceived control. International Journal of Social Robotic, DOI:

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, pp. 63-92

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, pp. 125-130

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, pp. 18-19




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

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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