Setareh Zafari

Role: PhD student

DC Topic: Machine Agency in Socio-Technical Systems

Research Interests:

  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Human-Agent Interaction
  • Organisational Design

Short Bio
Her scholarly interest is mainly social science ranging from behavioral economics to sociology. Along these lines, she is interested in how advances in technology, such as digitalization and robotics, affect the standards, norms and roles in the organization as well as the society.

She received her degrees in Business Administration from the University of Vienna and Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran. Her experiences in finance and the passion for human resources persuaded her to choose controlling and organization & personnel as her majors. During her master study, she worked as a human resources director and consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting Vienna.


  • Zafari, S., Hartner-Tiefenthaler, M & Koeszegi, S.T. (2019). Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-related Outcomes: The Role of Perceived Organizational Alignment. Management Revue. (Accepted to be published)
  • Zafari, S. & Koeszegi, S.T. (2018). Machine agency in socio-technical systems: A typology of autonomous artificial agents. In Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO) IEEE. September 27-28
  • Zafari, S., & Koeszegi, S. T. (2018): Artificial agents in socio-technical systems ,In Vienna young Scientists Symposium (VSS). June 7-8, p.18-19, ISBN: 978-3-9504017-8-3

Contact Info
Office Phone: +43 (1) 58801 – 330 75
Social Media: @3tarehZ