Recently Dr. Preissl's research has focused on IT and innovation, the effects of electronic trading on regional economics and cluster phenomena as well as on e-business issues. She is currently involved in projects studying e-business uptake in European countries in a comparative perspective (on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry), and in research on regulatory practice across Europe. Apart from this, her research interests range from the changes induced in service industries by advanced communication technology to virtual clusters and economic and cultural perspectives of the information society.
Dr. Preissl has attended various International and European ITS conferences and was actively involved in organizing the Berlin biennial conference in 2004. She is also one of the organizers of the European regional conference that will take place in Porto, Portugal in September 2005.