Quotation Schmitt, Jan, Fabrizi, Chiara, Nell, Phillip C. 2022. Headquarters Landscape in Austria: International HQs. Vienna, Austria:Institute for International Business.




Austria is home to several intermediary headquarters (HQs) of large multinational corporations (MNCs). With this study, we deep dive into the international HQ landscape of Austria and study its composition and characteristics in terms of types, location, size, sector, and origin of its international HQs. This report is meant to be an addition to our previously published report on “Headquarters Landscape in Austria: An overview” (2022). Therefore, it focuses on a subsample – represented by the population of international HQs in Austria – of the initial database of HQs in Austria. What emerges from the study is that Austria and especially its capital city Vienna is the seat of different types of international HQs: both divisional and regional HQs. Moreover, the countries that are most commonly choosing Austria as an HQ location are the neighboring DACH countries (i.e., Germany and Switzerland) and the US. Finally, even though the number of international HQs is considerably smaller than that of domestic corporate parents, the size of the former is much bigger (with an average turnover of more than 10bn€). This emphasizes the relevance of international HQs for the Austrian economy.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Research report, expert opinion
Language English
Title Headquarters Landscape in Austria: International HQs.
Location Vienna, Austria
Academic institution Institute for International Business
Year 2022


Research center "Headquarters in Austria (HiA)"
Globalization, Digitalization, and the Location Choice of Headquarters and Startups
Austria as a location for headquarters
Globalization, Digitalization, and the Location of Headquarters of Established Firms and Startups
Austria as a Headquarters-Location: Facts, dynamics, and prospects
Fabrizi, Chiara (Details)
Nell, Phillip C. (Details)
Schmitt, Jan (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
Institute for International Business (Nell) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
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